|KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SUCCESS !!
Everyone who works out should keep a
detailed log of their workouts. This is not just an obsessive,
compulsive type of thing. This is a way to accurately keep track of,
and measure, gains and success when it comes to Physical Fitness. It
also is a great way to keep yourself motivated. I find that if I do not
keep an accurate account of my workouts, I can too easily fall into a
state of complacency, or at least a state of lowered motivation. It is
far too easy to complete, say, a set of bench presses, and think to
myself that I have achieved a high level of intensity. It is quite
another to look at it in black and white and realize, "Hey, I have been
lifting the same amount of weight, for the same number of reps, for
over a month, that sucks!" When it is written down in front of you it
is easy to plan and structure your progress. You can see that you
lifted a certain amount of weight, for a certain number of reps, and
methodically increase them as needed, (see Sets, Reps and Weight).
Your workout log can be anything from a pre-printed type log that you
can buy in bookstores, or from fitness magazines, to a spiral notebook
that you write notes in.
Just make sure you include things like;
* make note of increases
Or you could use some sort
of printable log sheet available right on the internet, like only the
most cutting-edge type of web sites would offer!!