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Keeping a Fitness Journal

Views:115     Author:Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-08-20      Origin:Site

Most amateur fitness and sports enthusiasts do not have the habit of keeping a fitness journal. However, a rigorous fitness journal is of great significance to the progress of training and fat reduction, and may bring you unexpected benefits.


1. Why do you keep a fitness journal?

A fitness journal can reduce the willpower you need to go to the gym. The fitness journal relieves the decision-making pressure you need to start this task. You just plan your exercise ahead of time and simply execute it. A fitness journal will allow you to see your progress, while allowing you to analyze your weaknesses and strengths. Also, by reviewing our past achievements, you can set more goals to achieve them. A fitness journal can cultivate your confidence.


2. How to write a fitness journal?

Whether you're writing your own journal, using a custom fitness journal, or using an app on your phone, the process is relatively similar. What you choose to track is up to you. Take a fitness journal with you every time you go to the gym, and write down your notes after you finish the exercise. After a few days of exercise, it's your second nature, and you don't need any time or mental resources at all.


3. Some Skills of Writing a Fitness Journal

(1) Write down the date, weight, body fat level and muscle circumference.

Measure your weight every two weeks by using the same scale at the same time. And you can measure your waist or hip. Remember, keeping your weight constant doesn't mean you're not making progress.

(2) Write down everything you eat for a day.

After each meal, record the types and quantities of food you eat, and then categorize them by carbohydrates, proteins and fats. At the end of the day, count the nutritional value and total calories of all foods.

(3) Write down all the drinks and supplements you consume.

Make a note of the amount of water you drink every day. Make a note of the coffee, soda, wine and other ingredients you drink. Similarly, take notes of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional supplements taken at different times of the day.

(4) Detailed record of training.

Record all weight-bearing and aerobic training in detail. If you are a beginner, you'd better write down the exercises, groups, times and weights you have done. If you are experienced or want to keep it simple, you can only record the training location, type, time and intensity.

(5) Increase the random parts that are suitable for you.

In order to make the diary more flexible and practical, you can add some random parts suitable for your own special needs, such as the whole body muscle photo, personal training objectives, training experience, feelings and so on.


Determining your goals will help you in deciding what kinds of metrics you want to keep track of and the best ways to keep you focused on your fitness journal. Start writing a fitness journal today. It will give you real training and nutritional knowledge. It enhances your desire to succeed as well.

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