Keeping a Training Log

Today, with more and more people working from home, it can be hard to stay #motivated with your #exercise goals. However, a great tool that allows you to track progress and improvement over time is a #training #log

Training logs aren't just for big-time athletes following programs drafted by coaches. They can be useful for anyone hoping to #track their progression over time. Simply using a #notebook or even your #phone’s notes app is a great way to write down your goals and any completed exercise for the day.

Tracking your exercise allows you to better understand your body and learn how to improve your training. You can look back at the previous time you performed an exercise and try to increase the weight, increase the reps performed, or increase the sets you did. If you're tracking cardio-related activities, you can aim to improve your time to complete a task or the distance traveled on a machine during a set amount of time. 

These journals or logs can also be used for keeping track of other health-related habits. Tracking components such as sleep, nutrition, amount of water consumed, and even your mood can help you understand why your training was better one day than it was another. This can help you to improve on aspects of your life that may be harming your exercise quality. 

Lastly, at a time like this when we seem to be facing a new curveball every day, looking back at your training log can make you feel better about yourself and even provide motivation to keep moving forward. There will be better and worse days of training, but it is important to try and maintain an even-keeled approach to your exercise and stay consistent. Something as simple as keeping a log can be that next step to improving your training and helping you become the best version of yourself. 

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