Yellllo Friends! Is everyone having a super sweet Monday or what? I am! Why? Because I worked out this morning and my carnitas at lunch were de-licious! That’s usually all it takes to keep my happy, a WOD and a good meal.
Today, I want to talk about ways to track your progress in the gym. We all do benchmark work outs… Fran, Nancy, Murph, Filthy Fifty, etc. and it’s important to see how we improve over time which is why I would encourage everyone to log your WODs and your scores every time you work out. I mean think about it, you put all of that effort into completing a WOD, why not take two seconds to write down what it was that almost killed you for the last hour and how you measured up. You’ll be glad you logged your score when you see that same benchmark WOD written on the whiteboard the next time it comes around. Here are some of my favorite ways to track progress:
1. MyWod App for the iPhone (probably droid too, but I’m not positive)
This little gem is totally worth the $2 it costs to download. It pretty much makes tracking your WODs effortless. The app already comes with the benchmark work outs pre-loaded and also all of the most popular lifting movements ready for you to just click and add your weight. Not only that, but there is also a tab for “how-to” videos that show you how to do each movement/exercise. This is perfect for beginners and everyone really. This is what I use to track my WODs each day and I love it!
2. a WOD book
WOD books are essentially just notebooks that you use to track your WODs. Some boxes sell them at their locations and may be specifically designed for that box or you can always just grab a blank notebook and decorate it however you want. Easy as 1-2-3. Just take some time before or after the WOD to write down exactly what you did, what your score was, and if you want take a minute to describe how you felt during the WOD and what your goal will be for the next time you do the same WOD or a similar WOD.
3. Lastly, you can just try to memorize every WOD you’ve ever done and your score. Good Luck. You’d have to be Sheldon Cooper to keep up with that though…
How do you keep track of how you’re doing in the gym? Let me know!