Stop spinning your wheels!
In previous blog posts, we’ve talked about how important it is to track your food intake http://www.methodyyc.com/flexible-dieting-good-for-the-soul/. Training is no different.
The majority of gym-goers exercise with no specific program or do not track their workouts. If you value your time and are serious about progressing (which I know you are), you need to stop doing this.
Nutrition and training go hand-in-hand and they both require continued progression. If you’re not tracking, then how do you know where you’re at, so you can make changes to your routine and progress?
You’re likely guessing how much weight to lift, how many reps and sets you should be performing, or in the case of nutrition, how many calories you should cut. You may get some initial results off the start doing it this way, but you’ll be spinning your wheels from here on out.
Don’t waste your own time. You need to have a personalized program that aligns with your specific goals. Then, you need to track your workout (weight, sets and reps). To progress, you want volume to increase over time (sets x reps x weight).
That means you need to either focus on lifting the same amount of weight for more sets or reps over time, or lift heavier weights for the same amount of sets and reps over time. Ideally you’d like to see your overall volume increasing on a weekly basis.
The only way you’ll be able to see yourself progress is if you keep a steady and consistent workout routine. If you go to the gym four times per week and then skip a whole week, you’re not going to get the results you’re after.
This all may seem like a lot of work, but so is all the time and effort you put in at the gym. Make that time and effort count.
At Method Fitness, we take all of that work out of our clients’ hands. We build individualized programs based on specific goals, track every single workout and hold clients accountable to their goals. Contact us for more information.BACK TO BLOG