How Keeping a Workout Log Can Benefit You

Posted by: Robert Swilley

Studies show that people who keep a workout log of their progress are more than twice as likely to reach their goals. In today's fast paced society most people are pressed for time. If you are going to sacrifice your valuable time exercising to better yourself and to be healthy you should really consider starting a workout log.

Thanks to the Web you can keep an online workout log that's accessible from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, including the gym. With the help of a web capable mobile device there's no more need for a paper log, but don't worry if you don't have a smart phone yet you can always still print a paper log and enter it online at a later time. With an online workout log you can keep up with your workouts, track your weight, and much more. You can view your progress visually through graphic reports to see if your current diet or fitness routine is effective.

Below I will cover some additional benefits of keeping an online workout log:

1) Maximum Efficiency

Your workouts will become much more effective from keeping a workout log. Each time you perform a workout you will know exactly what you did the last session and you can progress as it's appropriate.

2) Leave Your Ego at the Door

Since you will be tracking your workouts you will not be as likely to falsely inflate your strength and workout intensity. You will know if you are truly getting stronger and the results will be crystal clear.

3) Set and Reach Your Goals

Most people have an idea of what they want to accomplish, but if you don't know where you are you don't know where you're going. A workout log allows you to see where you are improving and what areas you need to work on.

4) Motivation & Accountability

Last but not least a workout log will keep you motivated by keeping you accountable. Knowing how much weight you lifted or how far you ran will make you push yourself even harder the next session. Not only will you see results in the mirror you will see your results in your workout log.

If you are struggling to get through a plateau or you simply want to be more efficient with you workouts I recommend starting your own workout log. My workout log helped me take my training to the next level. The benefits you will receive in both strength and growth will make it completely worthwhile.

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