How To Use A Workout Journal

One of the greatest tools to be using as you go about your workout programme is a workout journal. A workout journal is going to be great for keeping track of each and every workout that you complete, will serve as a fantastic motivational tool towards success, and will also ensure that you are staying focused with each and every workout that you do.

But, if you don’t use a workout journal properly, you may not get the results from it that you desire.

Let’s look at how you should go about using a workout journal so that you can see optimal results.

Track Everything

The very first must-do with a workout journal is to make sure that you are tracking everything about the workout. You want to write down the exercises you do, the sets you complete, the reps you perform, along with the rest that you take.  Also make sure to write down how much weight you’ve lifted so that next session, you can try and outdo yourself.

It’s a must that you continually change your workout each time to push your body further and further and having the journal in place is going to allow you to do this.

Assess Regularly

Second, as you go about tracking in your workout journal, make sure that you are assessing your progress regularly. Every two to three weeks, take a look back over your journal and see if there aren’t some adjustments that you should be making.

Sometimes you do need to a complete programme overhaul to continue on seeing the results that you’re after.

Assessing your progress and looking at what you’ve been doing and where you want to go is all part of the workout success process.

Jot Down Nutritional Notes

Finally, don’t forget to jot down a few nutritional notes about what you’ve been eating leading up to the workout and possibly even the day before.

The foods that you’re consuming can have a great influence on how you feel during that workout session, so don’t take this lightly.

If you aren’t eating well, it’s going to show in your performance so it’s good to have reference of what you’ve eaten so that you can spot patterns that may be occurring.

So keep these quick tips in mind as you go about your workout session. Use a workout journal and it will help you move along faster to your stated goals.

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Louise Denny (100 Posts)

Louise is a health and fitness writer, with a keen interest in seeking out natural health and beauty remedies to keep herself looking her best! As a journalism graduate with a specific background in online media, Louise writes for numerous online publications covering topics such as management skills, sales techniques, digital marketing strategies, health and fitness and fashion trends to name but a few.


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