Why Log Your Work-out?

Check out this Guest blog post by Zone Apprentice Coach May!

All of you Zoners should have all been advised at some point about MyFranTime, a website we promote for tracking your work-outs.  At the end of each class session, hopefully you’ve heard our Coaches reminding you all to record your work-outs.  Some people do record them, some people don’t.  It’s just too bad if you do log them but aren’t sure why, and also too bad if you are in the “don’t log” camp. That’s why I thought it would be a good idea explain a little more clearly why we should all record our work-outs.

The biggest reason people train is because they have a goal or goals that they want to achieve, whether those goals are to change weight or appearance, or to become stronger or faster. Recording your work-outs provides you with a way to track your progress.  We’ve all heard that before, but what we don’t hear is what we can and should do with that information afterward!

Firstly, your log is supposed to provide motivation and affirmation that you are making progresses toward your goal(s), kind of like positive reinforcement.  It can serve as a source of feedback for re-evaluating whether your goal is actually achievable or if it needs to be revised, and is a good basis for reflecting about future goal settings.

You can take it a step further and see which areas you are improving in the most or the least.  That will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses.  Once these strengths and weaknesses are identified, it would become easier for you to focus your training on the things that most need it.

Lastly, a workout log is also a good way to check up and see if you are favoring one particular type of work-out, or figure out what movements you’ve forgotten to practice.

Once your goal is achieved, it’s also an important part of the process to reward yourself.  This reward serves as a positive reinforcement, and also as a deterrent should you attempt to justify future bad decisions with the excuse that you have not been properly rewarded in the past!

Hopefully all these wonderful reasons have convinced you to be more diligent about logging your work outs!

Happy WODing,

-May

Today’s Workout

Buy In – 800M Run, then Back Squat 1 x 20 reps

We will be doing a widow maker set once a week for the next 6 weeks.  If you want to increase your squat strength, make sure to hit those days.

WOD“Los Vengadora”

3 Rounds for time of:

  • 5 KB Snatch (right arm) 35/55lbs
  • 5 KB Snatch (left arm) 35/55lbs
  • 10 Burpees

Zone 3 – scale KB to 20/35lbs

Zone 2 – scale KB as needed

Zone 1 – scale as needed

 

Cash Out – MWOD

* Roll out chest & shoulders with Lacrosse ball
* Roll out IT-band with a ball or roller
* Couch stretch for Hip flexors and quads

 

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