“They were looking at us do deadlifts,” one of my friends whispered to me. It was leg day (the holy grail of gym days) and we were going hard, doing compound lifts and having fun together.
I can almost imagine what my face looked like–eyebrows furrowed, “huh?” kind of attitude. I barely look at gym goers–I’m in my own zone, in my own space, that I don’t really look at the people working out around me. I focus on my exercise, and on myself. Gym time is me time.
She motioned to a group of guys our age that were goofing off on hyperextensions. I rolled my eyes.
“Girl, really? Why do you care if they’re looking at us or not?”
“I don’t know,” she said sheepishly. We both laughed, and continued our workout.
When I began training, I noticed some of my clients had anxiety over how many people were working out during our session. It was the same sort of feeling I got from my friend when we would work out and someone was watching us.
(This is an honest, unpaid review of a mad awesome app)
Ever heard someone say that in order to see results, you have to log your workouts? I would back this guy up–he/she knows a thing or two. And, to be honest, it’s one of the easiest things to do, so why not do it for your own good? So, I’m going to teach you how to track your workouts so that you see the results you want! 🙂
Why is it important to track your workouts?
It’s crucial to make sure that you are constantly pushing yourself, and make sure you are making progress (through adding weight, doing more during a workout, and so on). I can tell that I’m progressing when I look at where I first began, with all the weights and reps recorded, compared to where I am now, and that’s one perk of tracking workouts from the beginning of my journey.
If you don’t know how to track your workouts, it’s a lot simpler than you think–you don’t need to bring that notepad to the gym, or write it all down on your phone. Instead, there’s an app that will gladly help you keep everything in one place.
And this app is…
*Drum roll please*
BodySpace allows you to create your own workouts, try a workout someone else is doing, and even schedule future workouts so you have them in the palm of your hand right when you walk into the gym. This helped save me a lot of time, both in the gym and out of the gym (when I’m searching for my last PR on a piece of paper in my house!) and has been so awesome that I’ve been using it for 2 years now.
It was one of the best things I discovered from Bodybuilding.com when I was constantly on their website, reading articles while practicing for my Personal Trainer Certification Exam and I really fell in love with their website and content. I would highly recommend visiting their website if you haven’t already heard of it (which I believe would be highly unlikely!).
Best thing? It’s free 🙂
How do you track your workouts?