Keeping a log is one of the most important but one of the most underutilized methods to stay on track. In order to progress you need to know what you’ve done in the past and go further than that. How can you do that if you don’t keep track of what you’ve done in the past? Let’s use a common example.
You get in the gym on Monday morning really hyped about this new chest routine you just bought on fittaddict.com. So you push yourself on every reps just like you should on every given movements and you end up being jacked like never before. The very next Monday you show up at the gym for another round of this chest routine you like so much and after the first couple reps of warm up you start looking around wondering how much you used the last time. You ask your friend who doesn’t even know his own weights so you end up being clueless about the situation. What finally arrives is that just you just put a random number out there that is probably close to last week results not knowing exactly how much you should use to beat your previous scores in order to kick start the growth process.
That’s happen to me when I first started and it’s a situation that affect a lot of guys out there. In order to have results you got to keep track of numbers so bring a log to the gym or just write everything down in your cell phone so that the next time you show up for your chest day, you’ll be able to challenge yourself to the max and achieve greatness.
Here’s the app I use myself to track my scores : RepCount
Give the weights a bad time for me guys!