Rest day! Take the time today to review your workout log…if you have not then start one. This is one of the most effective ways to track your performance and give yourself a pep talk. When you take the time to look back and see how much work you’ve accomplished it is motivation to keep going as you look to expand your potential. So what should a workout log contain?
1. Basic: The dates and times that you lifted plus the number of sets and the weight lifted. For conditioning, the amount of time that it took to complete the workout.
2. Tracking your progress: Everything that a basic log has plus how you felt physically on a given day before the workout, during the lifts/workout and after the workout.
3. Going the extra mile: Everything that “Tracking your progress” log plus the goals for each day, what you ate, how you feel emotionally, how much sleep you had and anything outside factors that may affect you.
Start off with the basic log and add aspects of the other two as you feel consistent and comfortable. If you miss a day, don’t worry we all make mistakes.