It’s happened more times than I care to admit: all hopped up on pre-workout I head down to my gym of choice and am met with a big, shiny “CLOSED” sign. Sometimes it’s because they are on holiday hours so they close early. Or the pool is closed for maintenance. Or I am simply a […]
6 Awesome Things That Happen When You Start Using a Workout Log...
Keeping a training journal is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to stay motivated over the long term. More motivation, more often.
More Consistent Workouts
Consistency is the hallmark of champions inside and outside the gym. Your workout log book will help keep you focused and consistently going nuclear on your goals.
It Keeps You Accountable
We don’t all have coaches over our shoulders to keep us on track. A workout log is a subtle reminder to get your ass to the gym. No one likes writing out a missed workout in their log book.
Smash Your Weaknesses
We all have those areas in our training we know needs work, but we avoid at all costs. Formulate a plan and conquer them within the pages of your training log.
Supercharge Your Results
Like it or not, lifestyle plays a huge role in how we do in the gym. A workout log helps you connect the dots with your sleep, nutrition, stress and how you do in the gym.
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