Ok, so I don’t talk about other trainers much. I feel that my training stands alone and what others do is generally not my concern. Every once in a while I see something hysterical or really good and I take notice, but otherwise, I generally let people do their own thing.
Ok, now that you’ve set yourself up with a fitness and training logbook you’re well on your way to discovering what makes your body tick. Keeping track of your workouts and nutrition will start piling up some solid data on your progress (or lack thereof). While it’s great to accumulate all of this data, it doesn’t do you any good if you just let it sit there! You need to look through your books every once in a while to see some trends and to judge whether or not your latest workouts are doing the job that they’re supposed to.
As I was on my way out of the gym last night I ran into one of the martial arts
instructors that I used to lift with years ago. We caught up for a few minutes and talk drifted (like it often does when you run into somebody that you haven’t seen in a while) to mutual friends and acquaintances that we hadn’t heard from in a while. One of the guys that we spoke of is a prime example of what I’m going to talk about today.