Tracking Progress: Why It’s Important and How To Do It

By Sean Wells

Everyday we stroll into the gym and we drag ourselves out. Sometimes we feel we are getting better, but on days that may not be our best, we ask ourselves why we even come to the gym?

This is why keeping track of our progress is key. We may not feel we are progressing, or think we aren’t progressing fast enough. However, when you can look up the first time you did a specific workout, “FRAN” for example, compared to the most recent… you can see not only see your progress, but track it, and feel accomplished. Tracking your progress also allows us to set realistic goals and expectations. It can keep us focused & determined.

There are a couple different ways to keep track of your progress. There are many Apps you can download to your phone or you can always keep track using your own notebook. Bringing it along with you in your gym bag and write down each and every day’s workouts, time & strength results. 

Remember, in order to be successful, we must be consistent. Tracking each and every day’s workouts and movements is a great way to also track your consistency, and see your progress over time, even on the days you may not feel your best. Keep working hard, keep track of your progress day to day to reach your goals!

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