Are you tracking your workouts!?
“Accountability turns pain into peace”
So you’re probably thinking why should I keep a log of everything I do in the gym, its too much hassle and time surely?
Here’s why we think logging everything you do will lead to greater results.
I’m sure you’ve seen it before, people walking around the gym with their notebook and pen making notes, writing down their exact workout including details such as their feelings that day, amount of weight lifted and even time of the day.
To you this seems odd and a waste of time, but to us these people are on the path to greater success, not only because they know what it is they have just completed, but because they now have written proof which they can recall upon further down the line to track progression.
Keeping a log can make or break your training progress, I have personally used mine for just over a year now and can always look back on previous workouts and see the jump in weight performed on certain exercises or even double check the weight / rep range used in my previous week for certain exercises to ensure I am always implementing progressive overload.
Maybe you feel like a journal isn’t for you and you remember your previous weeks of training just fine, but have you thought about when you’re not feeling 100%, or your progress plateaus but you just can’t pin point why? This is where your log can come in handy! You can look back through the weeks to spot any possible anomalies! This is even more helpful if you are logging things such as your feelings for that day, your nutrition and even water intake!
So in 5 key points, heres why you too should be logging your workouts;
– Progress tracking
– Being Accountable
– Pin-pointing reasons for illness by looking at anomalies
– Tracking how your mood affects your workouts