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App To Log Gym Workout

Bjbj gt;gt;ryan hey guys, i m ryan form theworkoutcorner and today we re going to talk about the number one tool you need to use to help give you a better workout. Alright, so what is this tool? It is called many things, but essentially it is a workout journal, or workout diary, workout log, whatever you want to call it. Something where you are tracking the weight that you lifted, the number of push ups you did, or how long you ran, whatever your workout goals are, and whatever you re working out with, needs to be entered into this workout.

Log. pause {0:41}gt;gt;ryan alright so one of the biggest benefits you re going to take from using a workout log you ll notice right away, is you ll have faster, more efficient workouts. And that is because you ll be going to the gym, or doing your workouts at home with a sense of purpose and direction. You know exactly what you need to do, you know how much weight you need to use, and you re not trying to remember alright how much did I bench last week, I think it was this . There s no way you can easily track that if you.

Re doing a bunch of different exercises, plus with everything else going on in your life. PAUSE {1:15}gt;gt;RYAN Alright so the second benefit to using a workout log is it s going to help you stay committed to your program, for several reasons. One; you re going to see your weight s going up, so that in itself is going to drive you to continue to work more because you re seeing the progress. It s also going to help you stay focused on that program. So you know, a lot of times I have a lot of friends who will kind of start a.

Program but then, you know, it s twelve weeks, and four or five weeks into it and they ve changed to another program. So this will really help you get a sense of how far along you are in the program and you ll be able to see how you re progressing, so you ll be more likely to stick with it. PAUSE {1:58}gt;gt;RYAN And the third benefit to using a workout log is that its going to help you plan more effective workouts in the future. Once you have that notebook of data showing how much weight that you ve lifted per exercise or how many reps.

Or sets you did of push ups or whatever it is that you re doing at home, you re going to be able to use that information for the future workout and create a better workout from that. PAUSE {2:24}gt;gt;RYAN What should you use to track your progress in the gym? There are two kind of popular solutions so I ll just go over those with you here first. What I use is this small little Mead notebook. I picked it up at Staples, it s a couple bucks. This is a five and a half by four and a half inch notebook, and I like it because it s.

So small, it s easy to kind of put down, throw down on the floor next to you when you re at the gym, and the holes right here are great for sticking a pen in. So you just hold your pen in there and, you know there s really not that much to it. If you don t want to use the notebook you can actually just use your phone if you re comfortable carrying that around the gym. There s all kinds of apps out there that track your progress, probably going to do way more than you need, but we re just looking for the bare essentials, so.

Let s go over those. pause {3:21}gt;gt;ryan there are three main topics or areas that we want to cover, but first, obviously the most important; is the work done. So if this is at the gym, you want to record the weight that you did, for obviously the exercise, the weight, the reps, and the set. If you re at home, you re not lifting weight, you re just doing body weight exercises, well, you need to at least be recording the exercise you did, and how many reps and sets you did of that exercise. The second thing you need.

To write down is the date, the actual day of your workout. the third thing you want to write down in the log is any comments or notes for the day, whether you re working out and you feel like you re coming down with something so maybe the workout wasn t as productive, or if you have some type of injury you re dealing with, say a shoulder injury and you re weight s gone down because you re rehabbing that, you want to note that in there so when you re looking back you say oh yeah this was so low because I busted my shoulder or whatever.

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