Michele Cannell

Fitness professional certified in Personal Training, Wellness, CPR/AED, Cycling, Pilates, YogaFit, and Tai Chi, mother of two teenage daughters, and living with Celiac Disease.

Are you keeping track of the right information on your workout log?

If you are using a workout log, I have to say kudos to you! The fitness industry has determined that if you keep track of your workouts and/or diet by simply writing it down, you will be more successful! Many of us just keep track of our repetitions, sets and weight. This information is definitely beneficial to refer to when you workout the next time, but are you writing down your cardiovascular details? Probably not. What do I mean by details?

How long did you stay at your target heart rate zone? Refer to my blog on heart rate

How long did it take your heart rate to recover? Refer to my blog on heart rate recovery

If you are not keeping track of either of these times then you may stay at your plateau instead of pushing through it to the other side. You cardio program needs just as much attention as your strength training program.

 

Example of workout log that works

Example of workout log that works

 

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