Daily tip: tracking progress - gym and weight.
Following on from yesterday's post regarding tracking macros and what you eat it is incredibly important to track progress related to your specific goals.
If you want to get stronger you need to track your workouts and weights on a regular basis to make sure those numbers are increasing.
Same goes for building muscle, progressive overload is the main factor here and it is almost impossible to know if that is being achieved without some form of hard evidence.
Finally if you are looking to lose weight, or body fat percentage. Then frequent tracking can ensure you are on the correct path!
I have known many people who spin their wheels daily in the gym but don't progress. Because they aren't tracking their progress, they are working hard day in and day out but no changes are occurring.
I did this myself for almost a year where I would train 6x weekly with no plan, no recording my weights or how much I weighed. I maintained for almost a year with no changes to my strength or physique. And for me, that year of training was almost a complete waste of time.
I want to progress. I want to look, perform and feel better and by tracking what I'm doing I can ensure that is happening.
However, a caveat to this point would be: excessive tracking can be counterproductive.
For example weighing yourself everyday... Some days you will be a few pounds heavier, others lighter... It is all about a trend through the weeks, months and years. These changes are long term and meaningful and the ones that matter!
There are many ways to track this progress, weekly weigh ons, having a programme where you can record and track your lifts or working with a personal trainer who keeps you accountable and pushes you weekly.
As with most of my daily tips, this can be extended beyond health and fitness and applied to everyday life. Ensure you are progressing in your chosen field and you cannot go wrong!
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