and Diet Diary
From the time I began speedskating competitively to the time
I started serious weight training. I have always maintained
a training diary. I cannot express how important it is to
track and record all your training sessions. It gives you
the opportunity to learn from your daily workouts. To see
trends in your training and diet. And helps you record all
your successes and opportunities for improvement. The importance
of individuality is paramount to your success. And what works
for one person, more often than not does not work another.
A training diary tracks what works and what does not work
for you and you alone. It gives you a road map that you can
refer back to time and time again. You can see how much you've
grown as an athlete. And go back years ago and see what your
goals were and what you did to achieve them.
There is so much information coming to us these days it is
hard to know which to believe. All this comes from positive
intent of other peoples opinions and experiences. And most
of this advice actually does work. But it does not work for
everybody. This is the key. A training diary allows you to
keep what works and throw away what does not. Clarity is power.
And until you can tailor a program specifically for you. You
will never experience the true benefits of your workouts.
It is such a feeling of accomplishment when you can go back
and see your progress recorded. It is a great motivational
tool. It is the story of your success.
For a long time I was using an exercise book to record my
workouts. And found that my information was lacking structure.
So out of frustration I designed my own training and diet
diary. It is unlike any training diary you've ever seen. And
is jammed packed with features. You won't find these in stores.
The diary comes in a discreet black covering. Sections include:
Energy Rating, Workout Rating, Diet Rating, Stretching, Weight
Training duration, specific bodyparts, total sets per bodypart
and total sets per workout, exercise section, 5 set layout,
total volume, resting pulse, bodyfat, weight, sleep time,
week and phase tracking, notes, start, finish time day and
date. It includes sections for 8 meals (ideal for competitive
bodybuilders), protein, carbs, fat and calories for each meal
and totals, supplement section, meal numbering and timelines,
two cardio sections per day, water intake, activities, comments
and notes and more.
It also has a Personal Calorie Counter and Weight Training
Records page. Which you use to add all your most often eaten
foods and record your personal best lifts.
Sample Diet Diary Page
provide a free excel calculator upon request via email. Which
makes it a little easier to add up some of the totals.
For orders please go to my Online Store to purchase