Fitness is important to all of us for our own reasons. No matter whether you are trying to lose weight, put on mass, or keep where you are, tracking fitness progress is an essential part of your ongoing success. Tracking your exercise progress is important because it lets you see how you are progressing in terms of reaching your previously set goals. If you’re at pace, you probably won’t have to make many changes to your routine, except to progress your exercises in difficulty.
Why It’s Important
Makes it more likely to reach and surpass your goal. Allows you to be more efficient in your time and workouts. Lends accountability to yourself and your goals. Allows for easier modifications and shows when and where changes need to be made.
It can be motivating and reinforcing to remind you why you are doing what you are. Helps to drive the focus and direction of your programming. Keeps you committed to your plan.
How To Do It
With the constant change in technology, specifically in the fitness industry, tracking progress becomes easier and easier; and in fact, it can add some benefits to your training.
There are so many ways these days that you can do this. Apps, old-school fitness journals, online fitness challenges, in-house competitions in a gym, measurements, BOD PODs, photos, assessments, and the list goes on. One of the newest innovative ways to track progress is with a Fit3D scan. This assessment can supply over 200 measurements so that over time you can track your progress, whether you’re working on weight loss or muscle building.
Best Ways to Track Strength Training Progress
Keep a workout journal. Track the amount lifted by the amount of weight. Check your body composition. Test yourself once a month. Look in the mirror. Use a tape measure. Download an app. There are a lot of variables you can keep track of and a lot of ways to do it.
Trackable Results Are the Goal at Rhapsody
Want to achieve something? Join us at Rhapsody Fitness and we’ll make sure you’ve got some progress to track.