Logging Your Training: How to Track and Measure Progress
If you're serious about getting in shape, then you need to be tracking your progress. This may seem like a daunting task, but it's really not as difficult as it seems. In this blog post, we will discuss how to track and measure your success when it comes to fat loss / weight loss or building muscle. By logging your training, you will be able to see exactly what is working for you and what isn't. This information is crucial if you want to make progress in the long run!
Here are a few thing personal trainers get their clients to track:
- Body measurements - This includes things like weight, body fat percentage and muscle mass which can be measured using a smart scale. Weigh yourself every morning with minimal clothing when you wake up with an empty stomach.
- Nutrition - Apps like Myfitnesspal allows you to track your calories and macros which helps you understand more about the foods that you are eating. Logging your food into a food journal is another great way of learning about your eating habits and nutrition.
- Training - A simple notebook or app can be used to track your training progress at the gym. Spending 5 minutes to log in your training will massively improve your progress by allowing you to apply the progressive overload principle.
- Progress pictures - Take picture of your physique against a blank wall in a brightly lit room once a twice a month. The pictures will allow you to view how your body is changing aesthetically.
Using the data above you can make adjustments to your program when you're not seeing progress. Personal trainers use the data collected from their clients to tweak their programs to keep progress moving for clients.
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