Saturday, July 18, 2020

Reasons Why You Should Keep Track Of The Workout



Keeping a log helps keep you on track, in line with the goals you have set. It’s highly recommended that you do this, no matter what exercise you take up. Writing down everything that you’ve done makes it more real, and is much more likely to fuel you to keep it up, than if you don’t do it.

As calisthenics is a slow building exercise plan, it’s good to physically see the difference that’s happening within you – it’ll ensure that you never want to give up!

It is likely that your initial goal will be to add on to your sets and reps on a weekly basis – even a 1% increase will make a massive difference to you and could more than double your strength in just two years. You can ensure that this is being done if you’re looking at it, and seeing what’s happening.

Below are 7 very good reasons why you should keep track of the workout you’re doing. These should encourage you to get to work right away:

1. It keeps you honest.

How many times have you gone to the gym or calisthenics park without a clear strategy of what you wanted to do? Did you complete your workout effectively? Or did you miss out on some exercises and sets because you simply weren’t “feeling it”? Having your workout written out before time in your exercise log gets rid of the mental struggle we take part in, the back-and-forth where we try to legitimize walking out early.

2. You’ll make better goals.

The only thing worse than not setting goals is setting impractical goals. Generating go-getting goals that push you to your limits are great, but huge and ultimately unrealistic goals leading you to fall short only help to discourage and demoralize. Seeing how rapidly (or alternatively, how slowly) you advance in your workouts offers you the feedback essential to set fitness goals that are realistic, and will keep you from discouraging and demoralizing yourself too early.

3. You’ll get inspired.

One of the most worthwhile aspects of keeping track of your workouts is being able to occasionally flip through and look over the work you have done. You’ll realize results where you burst through plateaus, where you ran longer and faster than you ever thought possible, where you strung together 14 successive days of workouts. These achievements in your fitness past will fill you with a sense of pride and retell you just how capable you indeed are. More essentially, it will give you that reminder of fire in your belly to get back at it.

4. You’ll find patterns.

Taking note of your workouts and your diet, rest and stress levels will let you find patterns for why you feel like monstrous some days, while on other days you drag your feet, barely interested in going for a walk, let alone exercising. How many times have you not felt finest in the course of your workout, and not really concerned asking yourself why? Chances are you passed it off, and marched along with your day, not bothering to consider why you felt off. Typically, the reasons aren’t completely obvious; a bad night’s rest, poor nutrition  the day before, and so on. Having all that information can let you establish patterns so in order to maximize the days when you feel like a boss, and minimize the ones where you don’t feel so wonderful. Think of it as the ultimate feedback circle for your physical health.

5. You’ll exercise harder.

An aspect of possessing a workout journal that most people don’t essentially think about is the need to write out a good workout each day. The thought of having to write out a bad workout can actually keep you from owning one. Rise and falls in motivation and focus will happen at the workout place, but regularly the fear of detailing a less than stellar workout will claim superiority of the yearning to bounce early.

6. You’ll have a plan for your goals.

Not only can a workout log help you set better goals, it can also be the battle plan for attaining them. Whether the goals are ultra-short term (that day), or big daring long term goals, you can measure and track all of them within the leaves of an exercise log. Your log doesn’t need strict set and calorie counts; it can also be a plan for your goals. 

7. It’ll give you a chance to vent.

Trail your fitness routine, and then write out how you felt that day, as well as your mood, any additional factors that affected your workout, or anything else that is bouncing around that brain of yours. Your workout log provides you a chance to vent, and offers a judgment-free sounding board for how you’re feeling.

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