Weight training journal tips
Whether you’re doing circuits or strength training keep a journal and make a note of the exercises you did, the weights you used, the sets and reps performed and how you felt. If your training session went really well, make a note of it to remind you to make your workout a little tougher (e.g. harder exercises, heavier weights) for the next workout session. If things weren’t so great, make a note to remind you to keep things the same or even make it a bit easier if necessary. Keep an eye on how many times you have repeated a particular workout and whether you are still making progress.
What to record in weight training journal:
- Date and time of workout
- Exercises done
- Weight used for each exercise
- Rest intervals taken between sets
- How easy/ difficult it felt