Exercise journal: 13 Best Fitness Journals for 2021

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13 Best Fitness Journals for 2021

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Are you ready to up your fitness game this year? If you’re committed to living a healthier lifestyle in 2021, set yourself up for success by keeping a record of your progress to help you stay on track toward your fitness and nutrition goals.

While it can be hard to stick with your workout routine, writing down your goals makes you 42 percent more likely to achieve them, a study conducted at the Dominican University of California found. Keeping a wellness journal can give you a sense of consistency and accountability, and keep you from skipping the strength-training class you already signed up for or ordering takeout when you have your grain-bowl meals already prepped for the week.

Use one of these motivating fitness journals to track workouts, meals, sleep, water intake, and more to stay motivated throughout 2021.

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1

Best Overall

NewMe Fitness Complete Fitness and Nutrition Journal

Track your nutrition, fitness, and even your weight loss during your 2-plus-month fitness journey with this book.  

Research has shown that 12 weeks of intense exercise and wholesome nutritional choices is enough time to actually see improvements in metabolism and potentially lower stress hormones, yet short enough that you won’t lose motivation. 

With this fitness and nutrition journal, you can log your number of reps, your dietary patterns (follow along with the food guidelines for every macro), and the inches you’ve dropped off your waistline. Set goals, track your progress, and celebrate the victories with this journal. We love that it’s super compact and can easily be tossed into a gym bag.

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Best for Lifting

Workout Log Gym Journal Workout Log Gym amazon.com

$13.99

This Workout Log journal lets you set up to six fitness goals at the start. Then, track 100 workouts with up to 11 exercises per training session.

Stay on top of every aspect of each sweat session with allocated spaces to record your tempo, rest intervals, and cardio efforts. 

There are also two pages where you can record your body weight, body measurements, and personal bests so you can look back and see how far you’ve come.

3

Most Holistic Planner

Erin Condren Wellness Log Erin Condren amazon.com

$15.99

Fitness isn’t just about what happens in the gym. This compact journal offers an uncomplicated way to log all your self-care efforts, from fitness and health goals to sleep, nutrition, water intake, and more. 

With 80 pages filled with health goal spreads, checklists, health trackers and more, you can track your daily habits, review your monthly progress to plan ahead, and add inspiration with colorful stickers.

4

Best Basic Journal

Gym Training Log Gym Training Log amazon. com

$6.99

We found a great basic journal that helps you get specific with your workout goals, whether you plan on working with a personal trainer or not. 

There are slots for logging your cardio, the number of reps you complete of your strength-training exercises, and even the amount of water you’re drinking per day (which is one of the most important parts of staying fit and well).

5

Best for Foodies

‘Eat Pretty, Live Well: A Guided Journal for Nourishing Beauty, Inside and Out’ by Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP

What you’re putting into your body is just as important as how you’re moving your body. Get on track to a healthier mindset and eating habits with this journal, which features goal-setting guidance, fill-in trackers, and diet checklists, and monitors 40 days of healthy living.

It also includes thought-provoking Q&As and self-reflection questions. If you want to be the best version of you, this illustrated guide is a great start.

6

Best for Crossfitters

WODBOOK Workout Journal ProFit Sport Journals amazon.com

$19.99

This Crossfit journal is packed with pages of workout inspo — it includes 30 Girl WODs, 22 Hero WODs, 21 Travel WODs, 10 Run WODs, 47 Benchmark WODs, and more. 

Track up to 200 personal WODs (that’ll last you eight months) using templates that include warm-ups and goal setting, strength and skills worked, the workout breakdown, and subjective measurements like how much energy you had and how hard that session felt. 

A bonus is that the spiral binding and hard cover are purposely durable enough to be toted around the gym with you.

7

Prettiest Planner

Carrie Elle 21-Day Food and Exercise Tracker Carrie Elle amazon.
com

$17.99

Why not keep track of your wellness goals in this fun, whimsical weekly planner? Each day has slots for your meals, snacks, and water intake, along with recipe cards to jot down your favorite meal-prepped dishes. You can track four rounds of 21 days, or a full 80 days with the book.

The best part is that it’s small enough to keep right in your fitness tote bag or gym backpack. 

8

Best for Yogis

Yoga Lady Wellness Journal

For those who are less interested in tracking reps and sets, this wellness journal is packed with 12 weeks worth of pages that help you reflect on your mindful goals, habits, meals, water intake, sleep, and the things you’re grateful for.

Use the three pages dedicated to feel-good goals and wishlists to set your intentions for the year, and stay on track with body and mind, gratitude, and goal check-ins throughout.

9

Best for Runners

‘Believe Training Journal’ by Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan

This book by pro runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan
has all the secrets you need to kick-start your training, whether you’re aiming for a 5K, an adventure race, or a marathon.

Follow their tips to get on track for your next race, and record all your runs and your recovery days (very important!) each week, while Fleshman and McGettigan offer offer motivational quotes to keep you pounding the pavement.

10

Most Motivational Planner

Wellness Planner

Ban.do always has cheeky planners, and this wellness log doesn’t disappoint. Inside, you’ll find motivational tear-out cards, activity tracking pages, and loads of inspirational advice on things like how to find joy and how to embrace growth. 

The best part: If you run out of pages, you can just print more off their website.  

11

Best for Beginners

Training for a Healthy Life: A Daily Food and Fitness Journal Zeitgeist amazon.com

$6.99

This easy-to-use journal offers an uncomplicated way to log your efforts in the gym and the kitchen. Each entry contains a template to enter your daily goals, your meals, what exercises you do and for how long, how much you slept, and how much water you drank, plus slots for noting your mood and what self-care measures you took that day. Weekly check-ins help you track your overall progress. 

12

Best 12-Week Planner

Fitlosophy Fitbook

If you’re super focused on hitting a specific fitness or weight goal in the new year, this 12-week planner will keep you on track. Each daily log includes space for tracking nutrients, vitamins, water, and sleep, as well as strength training, cardio, and flexibility.

 

Weekly wrap-up pages keep you informed on your progress, and help you spot good or bad patterns that could affect your journey. There’s also plenty of space to add notes, motivation quotes, and even how you rewarded yourself.

13

Best No-Frills Journal

Undated Food + Fitness Tracker The Time Factory staples.com

$9.99

Not every journal needs a ton of bells and whistles. This simple tool fits an entire week on one page, with space for the day’s meals right next to your daily workouts. There’s also enough room to note your weekly goals, and call out any relevant special events. Track all 52 weeks of the year, but don’t worry about starting on Jan. 1 — this planner is undated. 

Mara Santilli Mara is a freelance writer and editor specializing in culture, politics, wellness, and the intersection between them, whose print and digital work has appeared in Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Airbnb Mag, Prevention, and more. Ashley Mateo Ashley Mateo is a writer, editor, and UESCA- and RRCA-certified running coach who has contributed to Runner’s World, Bicycling, Women’s Health, Health, Shape, Self, and more.

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11 Best Fitness Journals – Diet and Workout Logs

Christine Giordano

If you think a journal is just for doodling and keeping track of your days and to-do lists, think again. A notebook is also the best way to stay on top of your physical and mental health. Adding a fitness journal to your stationery pile will help you log your workouts, meals, and daily moods, so that you can have a tangible view of your progress.

Plus, having a place to jot your goals down is especially useful for those wanting to make a lifestyle change, like ensuring you get in a certain amount of cardio or strength training a week. Writing your goals down and sharing them with a friend improves the likelihood that you’ll be successful in achieving your goals, found a study conducted at the Dominican University of California. Another study in the AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings found that those who kept a routine log of their health were more knowledgeable about their health and what they could do to improve it.

There’s certainly no shortage of fitness journals to choose from: You can find short-term, goal-setting journals, or year-long fitness and wellness planners. You can even find journals that’ll help you keep track of your meals, your measurements, water intake, and even your mental health.

To help you select the perfect fitness journal for you, here’s a list of some of the best ones out there. And BTW, this list includes some trainer faves.

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1 Fitbook: Fitness Journal and Planner

This 12-week planner is a great way to dive into new fitness goals. Here’s how it works: You set a specific goal to reach (gain five pounds of muscle, maintain four-a-week workouts, etc.) by the end of the 12 weeks, then track your progress along the way. 

It includes a designated section to track cardio versus strength training, along with a full food log. You even have the option to write down a reward you’ll treat yourself to if you hit your weekly goals.

Rave review: “I am a certified personal trainer and have to say I am impressed. The best way to get started on a healthier lifestyle or to meet a goal that u have set for yourself is to plan it out ahead of time. Have a solid plan and set your schedule. The planner is very detailed with tracking food intake, resistance training, cardio, etc.” —Nyta, amazon.com

2 Wellness Planner

There’s no better planner to help you chase your fitness goals than one that will motivate you. This one from Ban.do features encouraging tear-out cards, activity trackers, and paragraphs of inspirational advice, like one about embracing growth. This journey is meant for overall wellness, including physical and mental. 

Rave review: “I love my planner. It helped keep track of what I eat, how I feel daily and it’s full of motivational tips and messages. I love reading it all the time!” —Sudyen M., bando.com 

3 Daily Fitness Planner

Training for a competition, race, or just like keeping track of new PRs? This planner has detailed daily fitness logs that let you record your training type, and even the specific exercises in your routine. There are weekly check-ins for you to reflect on how you feel after the past week, and weekly planning pages to help you think about goals and dreams for the week ahead. 

Rave review: “This planner is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! I’ve recently started a new heavy lifting workout plan, and this keeps me on track. I know exactly what I’m going to do each day, and I can quickly make any notations I want during my workout.” —Ayla, amazon.com

4 Fitness Log Book & Workout Planner

Track your progress for 140 days using this sturdy journal, which customers rave about for its durability. No matter where you lug it to, the living room or the local park for an outdoor workout, the journal is resistant to wear and tear. It also features space for you to record sets, types of exercise, rating, body measurements, progress, and diet preferences. 

Rave review: “Comprehensive, well-organized, great quality paper. It has everything I need! I’m a personal trainer, and I buy one for every one of my clients as part of their onboarding process.” —Ana Carolina, amazon.com

5 Grateful Heart: Fitspiration Gratitude and Fitness Journal

If you want to track your fitness regimen but add a little more mindfulness, gratitude, and reflection into your life, check out this 16-week journal. Similar to the 12-week planner, this one helps you set a specific, shorter-term goal to focus on. Whether that’s related to physical or mental health, this fitness journal will help you take the steps to get there.

In addition to daily fitness, nutrition, and wellness tips, there’s a space for you to think about what you’re thankful for. “For me, it helps me keep gratitude at the top of mind all day,” explains Erin Bailey, trainer at Burn Fitness in Boston, MA, and fan of gratitude journaling. “It helps me be more giving in the little moments, and those little moments add up to a really wonderful life.

Rave review: “Love these journals. This is now my 3rd one to date. It is so nice to get home and unwind writing about my day and filling in what I ate for the day along with the exercise I did. Really gets me to be aware of my day and how I can always do better for myself.” —Denyse Wilson, amazon.com

6 Boho Rainbow

This 16-week productivity planner will allow you to meet your goals at your own pace. It’s undated, but you can fill in the dates yourself. It includes some of the basics like spaces for you to fill in your schedule and make a to-do list, but there’s also room for you to regularly reflect on your personal growth. 

Rave review: “I treasure my wellness journal. It is one of my special purchases. It took me time to decide which journal, cover design, etc. as there are so many choices. I am very pleased with this product, and recommend this highly to others. ” —Rebecca P., papier.com

7 Designer Petite Wellness Planner

Erin Condren amazon.com

$15.99

This wellness planner from Erin Condren is perfect for tracking all parts of your physical health from your steps taken, to your fitness activity, to your meals, and even your water intake. The planner includes 80 pages and a motivational and health-themed sticker sheet. 

Rave review: “I love how this planner is laid out, its straight to the point and has the weekly outline for you to see your goals one week at a time. the stickers are super cute too.” —Lavenderhippy24, amazon.com

8 Workout Log Book & Fitness Journal

NewMe Fitness amazon.com

$15.99

With nearly 3,600 positive reviews, this fitness journal is perfect for detailed tracking of your goals. The journal allows you to keep track of your measurements, exercises like where you’re at with a one-rep max move, and there’s a space for you to jot down your daily affirmations. 

Rave review: “I love this book. I used to work out in the past & kind of gave up. Now that I’m back into it I thought this book would be great. I’m they type of person to write everything down & if I can physically write & see my workouts & things like that I’m more inclined to stick with it. I like how it has the calendar page, so on days I’m not going into the gym I can put a W for walking or a B for biking, etc. Anyway, I would recommend to others.” –Brooke G., amazon.com

9 Black Book Fitness and Training Journal

THE-OMEGAPROJECT amazon.com

$34.99

The goal of this daily training journal is to help you track your fitness regimen like elite members of the U. S. military. The pages have space for writing down your workout as well as tracking things like sleep, hydration, and alcohol intake. The journal also includes summary pages for the end of each week, where you can note your accomplishments, rate your nutrition, and track how you’re feeling (physically and emotionally). 

Rave review: “This is by far the best workout journal/tracker I have used. It’s design forces you to slow down and really think about to the contributing factors of a workout. For someone who works out generally by themselves this is an excellent accountability tool.” —Shelby, amazon.com

10 Wellness Planner

Life & Apples amazon.com

$24.99

This vegan leather planner combines gratitude, scheduling, tracking, and reflection. The daily pages have space devoted to writing down what you’re grateful for (and a few positive thoughts), planning your activity and meals, and rating how well you followed your plan. Plus, you’ll find inspiring quotes and room to reflect on improvements you want to implement the next day. There are also weekly review and progress tracking pages to help you note your wins, insights, and potential improvements. Check out all the super cute colors available, too!

Rave Review: “Ok first thing i got to say – this journal blew my mind away. 1) The company put in a LOT of thought to make this journal user friendly 2) I didnt realize how useful this journal would be! It literally does all the planning for you – it makes it so easy to be on top of your life to make lifestyle changes. 3) It looks really nice – From the faux leather cover, two bookmarks, an elastic closer, and a pen holder. I love it and would definitely recommend! ~Order this journal – its a life changer~”  Mamax4, amazon.com

11 Fitness & Workout Journal

Clever Fox amazon. com

$17.99

This sporty, spiral-bound log is meant to suit any fitness goal. It starts with a few pages for goal-setting and includes 127 daily pages for detailing your workouts as well as sheets for weekly progress notes. In the back of the journal, there’s space for you to write down nutritional content of various foods. 

Rave Review: “I love this fitness journal! The quality is perfect, the pages are thick, and it has everything you need to start or continue your fitness journey. In the front you’ll find a place to record your starting measurements and results when the journal is completed along with a spot to include before and after photos. Next, there are 2 pages where you’ll record your goals, then 4 pages on which to record progress, whether it be weight lifted, ongoing measurements, reps, time spent exercising, really anything you choose! After that there’s a calendar to set up days you plan to do cardio or weights or yoga. .. The rest is set up for daily activities with plenty of room to track individual activities. In the back is a section to record nutritional information of your commonly eaten foods. Finally there are 7 dot grid pages for notes. This journal was very well thought out, as are all of the Clever Fox planners and journals!”  Karen P, amazon.com

Amy Schlinger Amy Schlinger is a health and fitness writer and editor based in New York City whose work has appeared in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, The New York Post, Self, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and more; The National Academy for Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is extremely passionate about healthy living and can often be found strength training at the gym when she isn’t interviewing trainers, doctors, medical professionals, nutritionists, or pro athletes for stories.  Jasmine Gomez Associate Lifestyle editor Jasmine Gomez is the associate lifestyle editor at Women’s Health and covers health, fitness, sex, culture and cool products.

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How to Track Your Workouts

Today I’m going to share my system for recording my workouts using a workout tracker. (If you’re just getting started working out, check out How to Start Working Out When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing and 3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit.)

In my opinion, tracking your workouts (whether it be with a workout journal, a fitness app, or something else) should accomplish three goals…

  1. Your workout tracker should be quick and easy, so that you can spend your time exercising. Your time should be spent doing the work, not recording it.
  2. Your workout tracker should be useful. Our modern world is overflowing with data and most of it is never acted upon. I prefer a system that records the essential information of what I have done (so I can see my progress), that reduces errors while I am working out (so that I can be more effective with my time), and that helps me make informed decisions about what to do during my next workout.
  3. Your workout tracker should be versatile. I don’t want to have to find a new app or develop a new system every time I want to do a different style of workout. I should be able to adapt my current system to any style of training.

With those goals in mind, here’s the workout journal tracking system that has worked best for me.

Hacking the Workout Journal

Naturally, I use the Clear Habit Journal. Obviously, any notebook will do, but I like this particular one because it is the perfect size and it has a firm cover that doesn’t bend or tear with repeated use.

STEP 1: Write the date and your bodyweight (if you wish) at the top of the page.

I typically do this once I show up to the gym. It’s part of the pre-game routine that I go through before working out. I put on my lifting shoes and knee sleeves, get out my lifting belt, write the date at the top of the page, and weigh myself.

STEP 2: Write your planned workout routine for the day in the following format:

[Exercise] – [Weight] – [Sets] x [Reps]

At this point, I write out what I expect to do for the day. In the beginning, you may need to think about this a bit or spend some time finding a program that you enjoy. After the first or second time, however, writing down your workout is a very quick task.

Currently, this process takes me less than 60 seconds because I usually measure backward and base the weights I lift today on what I did the week prior by simply adding 5 more pounds or an extra set. (This is another advantage of using the notebook. Your recent workouts are just one or two pages away, so you can pull information instantly. )

I prefer to write out every set I’ll do, including warm-up sets, because it makes the process of working out even more mindless and automatic. Once I have a plan, I can just pick up the weights and go. In the rare case that I don’t know exactly what weight I will hit (for example, if I’m maxing out on a particular day), then I’ll just leave a few blank lines under that exercise so that I can write in the numbers as I do each set.

STEP 3: Record tally marks as you complete your work sets.

When you’re in the middle of a workout, it can be easy to forget what set you just completed. This is especially true when the weight gets heavy and you’re too busy huffing and puffing to remember if you just finished set 4 or set 5.

To avoid this occasional mental lapse, I like to use tally marks to note when I finish each set. One quick mark and I always know where I’m at in the workout.

For me, the lifting sequence usually goes like this:

  1. Do the lift.
  2. Make a tally mark.
  3. Start the stopwatch to record my rest interval. (I use the stopwatch application on my phone to track rest intervals, but a regular stopwatch or a glance at the clock on the wall works just fine as well.)
  4. If necessary, change the weight for the next set.
  5. Repeat.

STEP 4: Vary this basic structure as needed for the training session.

The beauty of this system is that it’s incredibly versatile while still being clean and simple for any given workout. (Most apps and pieces of software meanwhile are either simple but limited, or versatile but bloated with features.)

For example, I rarely add rest intervals to my strength training sessions because they are almost always between 3 to 5 minutes. When I sprint, however, I prefer to have the rest interval listed because it is more integral to the workout. No problem. I just add it to the line under the exercise.

Here’s what a typical sprint workout looks like for me…

And that’s it.

Bodyweight workouts, strength training workouts, sprint workouts—this workout journal works for all of them. It’s simple, it’s adjustable, and it works. 1

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Associate Editors

  • Stephen F. Burns

    Nanyang Technological University, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Singapore

  • Bik-Chu Chow

    Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Hong Kong

  • Wendy Y. Huang

    Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Hong Kong

  • Yuanlong Liu

    Western Michigan University Department of Human Performance and Health Education, United States of America

  • Jinlei Nie

    Macau Polytechnic Institute School of Physical Education and Sports, Macao

  • Grant Tomkinson

    University of North Dakota Department of Education, Health & Behavior Studies, United States of America

  • Jiexiu Zhao

    China Institute of Sport Science Exercise Biology Research Center, China

Managing Editor

  • Fenghua Sun

    The Education University of Hong Kong Department of Health and Physical Education, Hong Kong

Editorial Board

  • Ajmol Ali

    Massey University, School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, New Zealand

  • Derwin K. C. Chan

    The University of Hong Kong Division of Behavioural Sciences, Hong Kong

  • Chung-Ching Chen

    National Taiwan Normal University Department of Physical Education, Taiwan

  • Ching-Feng Cheng

    National Taiwan Normal University Department of Athletic Performance, Taiwan

  • Simon Cooper

    Nottingham Trent University School of Science and Technology, United Kingdom

  • Daniel Fong

    Loughborough University, United Kingdom

  • Freddie H. Fu†

    University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, United States of America

  • Li Fu

    Tianjin Medical University, China

  • Xiaohui Hou

    Guangzhou Sport University, China

  • Min Hu

    Guangzhou Sport University, China

  • John Ivy

    The University of Texas at Austin Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, United States of America

  • Li Li Ji

    University of Minnesota Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science, United States of America

  • Tetsuhiro Kidokoro

    Meiji Yasuda Life Foundation of Health and Welfare Physical Fitness Research Institute, Japan

  • Pui Wah Kong

    Nanyang Technological University Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Singapore

  • Zhaowei Kong

    University of Macau, Macao

  • Jason K. W. Lee

    National University of Singapore Department of Physiology, Singapore

  • Jonathan P. Little

    The University of British Columbia, Canada

  • John Morries

    Nottingham Trent University School of Science and Technology, United Kingdom

  • Eric T.C. Poon

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Hong Kong

  • Lijun Shi

    Beijing Sport University School of Sports Science Division of Sport Physiology, China

  • Qingde Shi

    Macau Polytechnic Institute School of Physical Education and Sports, Macao

  • Cindy H.P. Sit

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Hong Kong

  • Parco M.F. Siu

    The University of Hong Kong, China

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    Hong Kong Sports Institute Elite Training Science & Technology Division, Hong Kong

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    Tokyo Institute of Technology Institute for Liberal Arts, Japan

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    National Cheng Kung University, Institute of Physical Education, Health and Leisure Studies, Taiwan

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    Kwong Wah Hospital Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hong Kong

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    Shanghai University of Sport School of Kinesiology, China

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    Zhejiang University Department of Physical Education, China

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    Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Education, Thailand

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    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Hong Kong

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    Hebei Normal University Department of Sports Rehabilitation, China

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    Tianjin University of Sport Department of Health and Exercise Science, China

  • Shi Zhou

    Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Sciences, Australia

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15 Best Fitness Journals To Keep You Motivated in 2020

Keeping a fitness journal is the perfect way to track your progress and keep yourself motivated whilst trying to attain your fitness goals.

OriGym have listed 15 of the best fitness journals on the market to inspire you to stick to your new fitness journey, or get it back on track if you’ve recently lost sight of what you were hoping to achieve. There are a few variations that can be useful depending on your individual goals, like exercise log sheets, daily food and exercise logs and specific training programmes, so do keep an eye out for those! 

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Written by Professional S & C Coaches

Price: £19.50

This journal of exercise and fitness is a complete daily diet and exercise log with space for daily recordings of water, supplements, vitals, sleep, food, fitness and even weather and pollen counts. 

The Bodyminder workout and exercise journal includes a weekly planner and a checklist style daily food and exercise log. It also has diagrams of the human body to accurately monitor pain and pathologies by marking any aches, pains, or inflammation. 

Spiral-bound, the journal features a slip pocket at the back which is perfect for storing membership cards or credit cards, is structured with a weekly body measurement log, and consists of 224 pages.

Each day consists of a two-page spread and the pages aren’t predated: you can log your fitness when you feel it is most necessary, for example if you have upcoming GP or fitness trainer appointments.  

The Bodyminder also includes features such as instructions on how to get the most out of the health and fitness journal, and a calorie-count list of over 100 foods. 

Just less than A5 size, the Bodyminder Workout and Exercise Journal is a great daily fitness journal for tracking progress and finding patterns in your physiology, mental wellbeing, and motivation. 

Price: £7.99

The Workout Log fitness & performance journal is an Amazon’s Choice product, with over 1000 fitness journal reviews and an average 4.6 out of 5. The company motto is “what gets tracked gets beaten”, and it’s obvious that they want to provide their customers with a product that can aid them in tracking all aspects of their fitness. 

The Workout Log is made from 100% recycled paper, and is wire-bound, durable, and printed in the UK. This fitness workout journal is A5 size which gives you plenty of room for any extra notes and allows you to set up to six fitness goals with target dates to help you to break down your fitness journey into manageable, organised segments.  

This journal also includes an exercise tracking log which can record 100 workouts, one whole page per workout and up to 11 exercises per training session with space to record rest intervals, duration, calories and sets. 

Also a food fitness journal, The Workout Log includes a 2-page spread for reporting weight, body measurements (including chest, forearms, waist, hips, thigh and calves), and personal bests to help keep track of changes in your nutrition and boost your motivation when looking back over your journey. If you want to learn more about nutrition, you should take a look at OriGym’s Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Sports Nutrition for everything that you need to know, including how to coach others.  

Weighing 200g, the product is portable enough to keep in a gym bag to record your progress as you go. It’s available in a variety of colours including ‘Charcoal Grey’, ‘Azure Blue’, ‘Avo Green’ (which includes an avocado graphic on the front cover), and ‘Peach Pink’ (with a peach graphic on the front).  

Altogether, it’s one of the best fitness journals to keep your motivation up and your targets clear.

Price: £22.93

The Lift Log is a great fitness training journal that gives you a structured layout to plan and record lifting sessions, and space for setting goals and recording workouts: this is definitely one for the weightlifters. 

With a scratch and water-resistant black cover on a ring binder, this fitness management journal includes 180 pages and a total of 6 months of nutrition and fitness tracking. The Lift Log is durable, can be easily taken to the gym, consists of high quality, thick paper, and measures 13.9cm x 21.5cm (5.5″ x 8.5″ inches). 

The Lift Log journal of exercise and fitness features separate sections for weightlifting and cardio and has an initial check-in page, followed by a 3-month check-in, and then 6-month check-in page for steadily paced targets. This physical fitness journal has space to record nutrition, weight, days you trained, workout notes and includes motivational quotes such as Arnie’s 6 rules of success.  

There’s everything you need to plan and maintain your fitness progress: a monthly exercise log, a whole page for planned routines, and another for goals and daily tracking templates.

The Lift Log includes additional reference diagrams of muscle groups to help you figure out which muscles to work on, workouts for each muscle group and details on where to track changes in your body to monitor bulking and shredding. 

NOTE: If you’re new to weightlifting, you may want to check out our guide to common weightlifting injuries that also works as a prevention guide. 

The Lift Log is your best training companion to help you put your goals to paper, visualise your targets and crush them six months down the line.

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This journal of fitness and health is a 12 week planner that encourages you to set fitness goals (such as weight loss, muscle gain, inch loss, maintaining a new routine) and achieve them by the end of the 12 weeks. The Fitbook: Fitness Journal and Planner gives you all the resources to track, structure and plan your journey up to that 12 week target. 

The Fitbook is a wire bound food and fitness journal with a sleek charcoal grey cover, and is compact measuring 16.5cm x 14.5cm (6.5″ x 5.7″ inches) which is just a few wire turns longer than a bio pen. The Fitbook includes a one-page spread for each week plus an exercise and nutrition log broken down into breakfast, lunch and dinner, a detailed exercise tracking log including sets for strength training and time and distance for cardio, and includes a box for motivational notes at the bottom of each page.

A few more unique and useful touches of the Fitbook include: a notes section to rate your workouts and monitor your stamina building, dedicated sections to record workout classes, and a nutrient tracker which allows you to tick off grains, veggies, fruits, dairy, protein and fat with guidance on recommended servings.

With specific sections for cardio and strength training, space to write down a reward for when you hit your weekly goals, and dedicated space for stats such as weight and body fat percentage, the Fitbook covers any possible stat that you might want to record in a simple yet efficient format. If you want to learn more about this, click here for OriGym’s guide to the different types of body fat, which covers how to trigger different types of fat loss. 

This journal of health and fitness is a great little helper which enables you to breakdown your health and fitness targets, further organise how you’re going to reasonably reach them, and then track your journey overall. 

Price: £14.95

Roughly 70% of our fitness goals are the result of our diet, so to get the best results possible from our workout and ensure full body health, it’s a good idea to keep track of how we’re fueling our bodies. DietMinder is a diet and fitness journal with comprehensive, dedicated space to track meal counts, macronutrients and supplements.  

A luxury food and fitness journal, the DietMinder lays out each day on a two-page spread which includes space for tracking your daily exercise and activities as well. Other great features included in the DietMinder are calorie counts on over 100 common ‘Favourite Foods’, a ‘Goals’ section where you can place your targets over the next coming months, and a specified space where you can stick a ‘before’ picture which makes it easier to notice changes and realise the progress you’ve made.

The Dietminder is a gender-neutral food fitness journal that works for everyone and every diet, from plant-based, keto, or a yoga diet. The DietMinder has generous space for each meal encouraging you to break down your food to fully understand your eating habits. 

It’s lightweight and has an introduction instructing its user on how to get the most out of their nutrition and exercise log. 

The DietMinder is a great diet & fitness journal to break down your daily eating habits and understand where you need to focus and stay more committed to help improve your habits.

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An athlete fitness journal, the SaltWrap Daily fitness planner is a great tool if you’re specifically training for a competition or race, with detailed daily fitness logs. The SaltWrap makes a great exercise log book, featuring weekly check-ins so you can monitor your stamina and motivation, and weekly planning pages so you can structure the road to your target. Ever thought about becoming a sponsored athlete? Take a look at our step-by-step guide on how to become a sponsored athlete here to learn more. 

Spiral-bound with space for up to 16 weeks, the SaltWrap has a PU leather cover in black with felt-lined interior and thick pages both for quality and durability. 

This fitness training journal includes an elastic book strap for page marking and a ‘one-glance’ page layout showing your training schedule as a single snapshot. A brilliant resource for athletes working on resistance training or circuit-style training. 

The SaltWrap Daily Fitness & performance journal includes an exercise and nutrition log, allows you to note down body compositions and performance, has a minimalist style layout and finally a ‘Goal Tracking Template’ for reward and accountability. 

This is a great nutrition and fitness journal designed for athletes by athletes boasting a scientific approach to organising your training via daily food and exercise log sheets.

Price: £24.09

If you’re new to tracking your goals with a diet and exercise log book and aren’t entirely sure how to keep a fitness journal, then this is the best fitness journal book for you. The Alpine Choice Workout Journal and Fitness Planner is a complete workout package with exercises for each body part, an easy to follow layout, dedicated sections for goal setting and progress tracking and comes with 34 water-resistant cards explaining targeted workouts.

Spiral-bound and measuring 15.2cm x 20.3cm (6″ x 8″ inches), the Alpine Choice Workout food and fitness journal has thick pages for durability, daily, weekly and monthly tracking, a weight loss and exercise log chart with reps, sets and weights, and a nutrition log. 

The Alpine Choice Workout journal can be used to set both daily and weekly goals for up to 6 months ahead. The 34 exercise cards include routines for working with dumbbells with moves such as the ‘Donkey Kick’, ‘Russian Twist’ and ‘Thruster’.

The Alpine Choice Workout diet and fitness journal features pages for you to log before and after measurements including weight and body fat percentage, insert a ‘before’ photo, and set fitness goals including one major 6-month goal plus 7 minor stepping stone goals. 

Altogether this is a great choice for anyone wondering how to keep a fitness journal book: with a beginner layout and all the resources you could need to keep yourself motivated and smash your targets you’ll find yourself keeping track of your progress regularly with the Alpine Choice Workout fitness and diet journal.  

If you find yourself excelling at writing about your fitness, take a look at our article on how to become a fitness writer to take your passion to the next stage!

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An Amazon UK ‘Best Seller’ with almost 2000 fitness journal reviews and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5, the Hello New Me Daily Food and Exercise journal is an excellent 90 day exercise and nutrition log. Describing itself as “the perfect daily companion on the journey to become the best version of yourself” this fitness food journal is charming, clear, and organised.

The Hello New Me nutrition and exercise log covers a 3 month period for a weight training program or general lifestyle change program. The Hello New Me encourages you to monitor your water intake, has an exercise log sheet, gives you the option to track hours of sleep, record breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, and monitor your cravings, which means you will get better understanding and better control of how your mood affects your health. If you’re looking to boost your overall mood, check out our list of the 30 best natural mood boosters for some inspiration! 

There are motivational quotes on each page to help encourage you through your 90 days and a smiley face score sheet to track your feelings on the success of each workout. This food and fitness journal also includes a body-positive measurement log with reference diagrams to take note of hip, waist, chest, and thigh measurements plus your overall weight. 

Measuring 19cm x 23.4cm (7.5″ x 9.25″ inches) it can slot easily into most gym bags and is a great 90 day fitness journal for anyone looking for something upbeat and basic but with everything you need to guide you through the first three months of your fitness journey.

Price: £30.89

Made of vegan, eco-friendly paper, The Life and Apples Food Diary is a daily fitness and nutrition journal for tackling the psychology of making a permanent change towards a healthier, fitter you.

As well as a nutrition and exercise log, this journal has a dedicated section for setting goals, a habit tracker, a weekly goal review section, motivational quotes, check-ins on sleep, sun and activities which brought you joy, dedicated space to write down positive thoughts and further space to note down what you’re grateful for. Keeping a fitness journal has never been so positive!

Alongside premium quality paper, this vibrant journal of fitness and health has an environmentally friendly cover plus an elastic pen holder, closure band, and 2 ribbon bookmarks.

The Life and Apples journal is a diet and exercise log book which makes mental wellbeing and overall happiness as much a priority as what you’re eating and how much you’re moving. This is a fitness journal which aims to make the new you a happier you, so that you never feel the need to return to old habits or fall out of motivation.

Plus, if you’re vegan, you might want to check out our vegan cookbooks list for some recipe inspiration.  

Price: £19.90

Looking for a 12-Week personal training program in your pocket? Then the Habit Nest Gym Buddy Journal is the best fitness journal for you: it features a monthly exercise log plus 60 weightlifting workout guides for different muscle groups plus alternative moves and space to record reps and rep goals.

This food and fitness journal comes with detailed sections providing key information on ensuring your weightlifting journey is efficient and safe, with chapters including ‘The Key Factors of Weightlifting Success’, ‘Optimizing Every Aspect of Your Nutrition’, ‘Getting Started’, ‘The Workouts’, and ‘Fin’, making for a complete weightlifting program plus fitness journal. 

The program includes information on recovery periods for beginner weightlifters, the significance of the ‘mind-muscle connection’, getting the most out of supplements, tips on exercise safety, common bodybuilding myths, and a clear explanation of the pyramid program utilised in the journal.

The Habit Nest Weightlifting Gym Buddy also includes ‘Double Pro Tips’, diagrams for each move, and space to note how much weight you’re lifting for each rep. Each day’s workout within the journal’s program is broken down to two primary muscle groups with 4 exercises of 3 sets per muscle group. 

The Habit Nest Weightlifting Gym Buddy comes with a lifetime guarantee that means if you don’t love this fitness journal you can get your money back. With just under 500 reviews on Amazon and an average of 4.5 out of 5, the Habit Nest Weightlifting Gym Buddy is a personal trainer in your pocket, taking the guesswork out of bodybuilding and letting you focus on your workout. 

A 12-week program completely laid out for you in your palm, simply follow the exercises making note of weight and reps to track and watch yourself progress. 

Price: £6.99

The GymPad is a straightforward weight and exercise log with space for essential notes in a pocket-sized A6 design, available in colours such as ‘Black Mini’, ‘Blue Mini’ and ‘Pink Mini’.

The GymPad Mini has thick paper for increased durability and quality which is easily written on, and full colour spreads which are clearer and more vibrant. The front and back covers are water resistant so don’t worry too much about carrying it around with your running water bottle. The journal begins with one measurements page, and then includes another for every 25 workouts.

Each page can record up to 6 exercises and features a motivational quote in the corner of the page, with a two-page spread per day. The days are undated so you can record specific workouts without worrying about missing days, and you can specify which muscle groups you’re focusing on.

The GymPad Mini includes a space for you to slot in your ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos and a total of 100 full-colour workout templates created by fitness professionals to help you track your workouts. 

The GymPad Mini comes with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee or your money back and is a great little workout journal at a great price to take with you to the gym.  

Price: £16.85

The Dailygreatness Training Journal is a 12-week workout and exercise log to better physical and mental wellbeing with dedicated space to plan meals and exercise. The Dailygreatness journal follows a daily 8-step training program on self-awareness, gratitude, intentions, meditation, stretching, diet and health reminders.

Your own personal trainer in your pocket, this personal fitness journal includes weekly and monthly check-ins to help you stay accountable plus a 12-week review to enable you to see the progress you’ve made. 

The health and fitness journal is made with a flexi-bound cover with a smooth matte finish which is durable, designed to be taken with you to the gym, uses premium quality paper, has 168 full-colour pages with inspirational quotes, is lightweight, and includes two silk ribbons for page marking. 

The Dailygreatness Training Journal is an engaging journal for fitness focusing not only on nutrition and exercise but also on positive thinking, creating healthier habits, coping mechanisms and overall helping you to achieve full body-mind success.  

Price: £7.89

The Log It or Lose It XL training diary is Amazon’s Choice for a “gym log book” with a clear layout to quickly look over workout sessions, dedicated space for additional notes on mood, how the workout went, motivational quotes on each page, and enough space to track 100 workouts. 

Wire-bound, Log it or Lose it’s XL version comes in A5 size, with their original pocket version being A6 size, and has a thick hardback cover for support when writing. 

The Log it or Lose it health and fitness journal can track up to 16 exercises with 5 sets or 80 total sets per page plus sections for notes and a column for rest time. The fitness and diet journal has an initial measurements page at the beginning, 14 progress pages spread throughout, and includes a dedicated box for supplements. 

The Log it or Lose it XL Version is a weight and exercise log book which is simple, minimalist and perfect for anyone who wants an uncomplicated, larger-sized fitness journal for logging their weight training progress. If you’re just getting into weight training, a few exercises you may want to try out are incline dumbbell curls, reverse grip barbell curls, or landmine squats. 

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Spiral-bound with an A5 laminated cover, the Clever Fox Fitness and Workout Journal logs weightlifting sets, cardio, body weight and much more. Available in eight colour choices from Amazon UK including ‘Neon Green’, ‘Orange Red’, ‘Ocean Blue’, ‘Neon Yellow’, ‘Orange’, and ‘Pink’, there’s an energetic colour for everyone. 

With 127 daily pages, this daily fitness journal is a good all-rounder working as a weight loss and fitness log: if your target is muscle gains, or if you need a fitness journal for competitive training, then the versatility of this book will definitely suit you.  

The features of this journal of fitness include: tracking tables that are detailed with separate sections to monitor cardio or strength training, to-dos towards the back of the journal, sections for recipes and shopping lists, and a weekly progress tracker for everything from your weight and body measurements to your rep count at the gym.

The Clever Fox health and fitness journal is A5, lightweight, comes with a quick start manual filled with tips and examples and has thick 120 gsm paper. The journal begins with 2 pages for goal setting, starting measurements and target measurements, a calendar, and has enough pages to last 4 months of daily use. 

The Clever Fox fitness planner is a great choice if you’re looking for a physical fitness journal that combines your exercise log with your diet planning.

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A slim and light exercise log, the Food and Exercise Journal: Work. Sweat. Achieve. is a 90 day fitness journal that is one of the best for the daily tracking of your weight and fitness journey.

The diet and fitness journal includes a nutrition log with sections to take note of daily intakes such as total calories consumed, water, fibre, and macronutrients. There is also an exercise log with space to take note of exercise type, sets, reps and distance and time for cardio. 

On the first page of the Food and Exercise Journal there is a dedicated page with male and female diagrams to write down your starting measurements including chest, stomach, hip, waist, thighs, and BMI. Succeeding measurement pages follow on days 30, 60 and 90 for check-ins where inches may tell you more about your progress than the scale.

The Food and Exercise Journal: Work. Sweat. Achieve. is a great planner with everything you need to record, monitor and motivate for a successful, permanent change in lifestyle. Keeping things simple, this fitness journal and exercise log is perfect for tailoring a target-driven fitness plan, week by week, which is best suited to your body and lifestyle needs.

Tips on How to Keep a Fitness Journal

Seeing a tangible record of your fitness journey is a great way to stay focused and motivated, and there are a few essential things you need to make a note of in your health fitness journal in order for it to be effective. 

  • Record your starting weight and body measurements, with regular updates to compare your progress (for example every 3 weeks) – this allows for clear tracking of progress, whether your goals are weight loss, muscle building, or just healthy maintenance.
  • Plan and record your workouts including the exercises to do, how many reps, how many sets, rest times, any equipment you might need, how easy or difficult you find it – this gives you structure to your fitness which increases the efficiency: you’re much more likely to reach your goals if you know exactly what muscle groups you are targeting during various workouts.
  • Track your food intake – your diet is a massive factor in almost all exercise programs so tracking the relevant aspects of this and tailoring it to your goals will help you create and maintain healthy habits, reaching those goals faster. If you want to gain a basic insight into proper nutrition, check out this guide to a personal trainer meal plan by OriGym.

Other aspects to record in your diet and fitness journal which could prove helpful include:

  • Tracking your water intake – this is just generally a good idea in terms of keeping your body healthy, but remaining hydrated whilst exercising is also essential.
  • Make a note of mood, pain, energy, sleep, motivation – these elements all contribute to the success of working out, so keeping track of them will help you fully understand your body and how to improve.
  • Important quotes and achievements – writing these down can help bring a more positive mindset into your life which will ultimately give you more motivation to achieve more!

Keeping a dedicated personal fitness journal will help keep you accountable to yourself as you’ll be able to see the effects right in front of you. Try to record your progress in your fitness management journal every day, and be sure to be completely honest with yourself! 

If you need even more motivation to get started on improving your fitness, check out our article on the 13 best fitness motivation twitter accounts to really get inspired!

Before you go!

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, track your fitness progress, increase your body positivity, or even start a weightlifting program, there’s a great health fitness journal on this list for you. Writing in a food and fitness journal has huge benefits: being able to clarify fitness goals, plan future workouts, and monitor muscle gain and weight loss will all contribute to maximized progress. 

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Journal of Exercise and Sports

Journal of Exercise, Sports & Orthopedics (JESO) is an international, open access, peer reviewed and scientific journal that publishes scholarly articles in the field of physiotherapy, sports, exercise and orthopedics. The journal aims to promote highest quality research and application of exercise science in disease prevention, rehabilitation, injury, pain management and overall health promotion by accepting original manuscripts, reviews and case studies on exercise science, fitness and physical education.

JESO accepts manuscripts on various aspects of orthopedics like arthroplasty, arthroscopy, spinal deformities, pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, limb reconstruction processes and hand surgery. The journal covers the orthopedic disorders experienced by sports persons like arthritis, osteoporosis, knee pain, spondylitis, fibromyalgia, etc. and several other disorders related to orthopedics that occur due to age, sedentary life style and lack of exercise. The scope of the journal also covers topics related to sports like sports medicine and health, kinanthropometry, talent identification, coaching and other interdisciplinary perspectives.


➢ Aerobic Exercise ➢ Arthoplasty
➢ Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases & Disorders ➢ Cartilage Regeneration
➢ Foot & Ankle Disorders ➢ Kinesiology
➢ Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy ➢ Neuromuscular Fatigue
➢ Neurorehabilitation Techniques ➢ Nutrition in sports and exercise
➢ Orthopedics and Osteopathy ➢ Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
➢ Physical Fitness ➢ Physiotherapy
➢ Spinal Injuries and Deformities ➢ Sports Biomechanics
➢ Sports Injury and Treatment ➢ Sports Medicine
➢ Wound Management Technologies ➢ Arthritis

Track Your Workouts for Better Results

For many people getting fit and staying fit can feel like an impossible task. But a fitness journal will help keep you on track and make sure you see progress. While this may not be the most glamorous subject, it’s important to keep a record of what you’re doing and how you feel about it, because you’ll be amazed to look back six months later and see how much you’ve improved.

Keep reading and I will share a few common fitness roadblocks and help you to overcome them through a process of self-discovery. I firmly believe that keeping a fitness journal will help you on your quest to become fitter and healthier.

Did you know that fitness plans can yo-yo just like a diet? People often tell me how they start a fitness plan with great enthusiasm only for it to tail off, or they approach fitness in fits and starts and then end up feeling frustrated. I hate to hear about people sabotaging their health and fitness levels and advocate a slow and steady approach to exercise.

Please try keeping a fitness journal for six weeks. I have high hopes that it won’t just keep you on track, it will also help you become more active and even happier.

How a Fitness Journal Helped Me as an Athlete

When I was competing as an athlete, I kept a detailed fitness journal. My coach required all athletes on our team to keep a training journal, and he would review ours with us once a month. There are some coaches who review their athlete’s fitness journal on a consistent basis like my coach, and other coaches who only request it when there is a problem, such as an injury or poor performance.

The four key reasons competitive athletes keep a fitness journal are:

  • To help them stay accountable to their training regimen.
  • To assist coaches and trainers with injury prevention.
  • To monitor progress.
  • To help the athlete and their coach reflect and research factors that are contributing to success or failure.

Why Fitness Journals Aren’t Just for Athletes

If you’re saying, “I’m not an athlete so this doesn’t apply to me,” don’t worry. I’m no longer a competitive athlete, but I still use a fitness journal to keep my fitness and nutrition goals on track.

I’ll show you how you can simplify an athletic journal to suit your needs, regardless of your current fitness level.

I believe that keeping a fitness/activity journal can help people with any of these goals:

  • Getting fit
  • Staying fit
  • Losing weight
  • Prioritizing fitness

A fitness journal can help everyone. But if you’re not yet convinced, here are my top two reasons why an activity diary will improve your approach to fitness:

  1. A fitness journal will help you be honest with yourself on a daily basis and understand why you are reaching, or not reaching, your goals. This will help you continue to push yourself and make progress, whatever your fitness level.
  2. A fitness journal will help you keep moving forward. If life or injury gets in the way of your exercise plan, then a fitness journal will help you easily retrace your steps and get back on track.,

How to Start a Fitness Journal

If you’re wondering how you’re going to find the time to keep a journal when you can barely even find the time to work out—relax. You don’t need an essay.

Just jot down these five things every day:

  1. Day and date. Use whichever tool helps you stay consistent: a journaling app, a diary, a desk calendar, or even a downloadable template.
  2. Feelings. Always do this at the end of the day. A simple happy, sad, or indifferent will do (you could even use smiley faces!), or if you wish to elaborate you can. In this section, add any special notes or major events.
  3. Activity. List the time, duration, type of workout, and intensity of the activity.
  4. Body assessment. Do you feel any pain or excessive tiredness? Did a particular exercise feel uncomfortable, or do you feel amazing?
  5. Nutrition. Did you eat well? Put down a number from 1-10, with one being terrible and ten meaning you were perfectly on target.

Reviewing Your Fitness Journal: What to Look for

After keeping a journal for at least six weeks you get to play the role of detective. It can be fun to look through and evaluate patterns in your behavior. With a fitness journal, it’s simple to detect problem areas or successes at a glance.

Let me share some common fitness roadblocks and patterns that people discover when keeping a journal:

Exercise Patterns

Try to find a pattern of which days are your most successful activity days. Many people discover that Monday workouts are essential. If you look at your journal and see that weeks that start out with a Monday workout consist of more total workouts for the week, then you should try to always make time for a workout on the first day of the week.

Decline in Activity

If you notice that your activity level declines as the week progresses, then it is important for you to discover why. Is it because you are sore, tired, or just busy? Your fitness journal notes will help you to create a plan to stay consistent.

Distractions

Life can be hectic and full of surprises, but do you notice that a certain family member or friend is disrupting your workout plan? If this is the case, you need to ask them for support or invite them to join you.

Emotions

Certain types of exercise can affect your emotions. Maybe you’ll notice that each time you do a particular type of workout you end up feeling uplifted for the rest of the day. Now that you know, you can try to fit in a quick blast of your favorite exercise style to turn your day around if you are low or lacking motivation. Alternatively, if you see that on gym days your mood is not so positive, you could try skipping the gym and adding a workout outside or at home instead. Finding what works best for you is the key to prolonged success.

How Journaling Helps You Stay on Track of Your Goals

What you do determines your success, and once you begin to keep a regular and honest account of your fitness, you’ll ensure yo-yo activity levels are a thing of the past.

I believe that my role as a fitness professional is to help people take control of their fitness, and keeping a fitness journal will help you discover how to work with your personality and time commitments to be more successful.

Samantha ClaytonOLY, ISSA-CPT – Vice President, Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness

Samantha Clayton represented Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in both the 200m and the 4x100m relay events. She is a certified personal trainer with specialty certifications in group fitness, youth fitness programming, senior fitness and athletic conditioning. She has direct responsibility for all activities relating to exercise and fitness education for Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors and employees.

iGym PRO – Workout Diary. Exercise log, weight loss, abdominal and weight gain programs. Fitness and bodybuilding trainer. – Application

The best, convenient and simplest assistant in the gym! – Training programs – use ready-made or create your own; – Timer between approaches with sound and graphic signal; – Tracking weights at the last workout; – Large database of exercises with search and description of exercise techniques with pictures; – Statistics – track your progress in training; – History – see all your workouts; – Support for the possibility of carrying out dropsets and supersets; – Measurements – measure the volume of your body and follow it; – Social networks – share your results with your friends; Everyone has long known a simple truth: to progress you need knowledge and experience. That is why it is necessary to keep a training diary so that in the future, on the basis of your records, you can identify your strengths and weaknesses, change your training schemes, nutrition and daily regimen. And the iGym Workout Diary app will help you achieve the desired results! iGym is a simple and convenient application, all the necessary information is entered in 1-2 clicks, so as not to distract you from the training process, but, on the contrary, to improve the experience. TRAINING PROGRAMS Choose the program you like or create your own! Create days, add exercises from hundreds of ready-made ones, or create your own! Smart search and nice interface will make this process very fun! You no longer need to spend several hours just to create your own program, with the iGym app this process is quick and enjoyable.Of course, you can also edit exercises and programs 🙂 TRAINING PROCESS Pick a day from your program and you’re done! Start training, write down the results of the approaches. A smart search function automatically finds results for this exercise from the last week – so you no longer have to flip through your journal in search of, you can focus on progress. Add a 1-click approach, at the same time, if you wish, you can start the rest timer, and see the logs of this exercise for the entire time! HISTORY History stores all your workouts, sorted by date and activity program.You can view your workouts at any time, as well as compare the results of the exercises performed on different days! STATISTICS The fastest and most convenient way to assess your progress in sports is, of course, charts. Add up to 10 different exercises to view at the same time and you will see the dynamics of your weights in the exercises. Moreover, you can view the results for the entire time, for the last month, for 3 months and for half a year! You can also analyze your muscle growth by comparing the volumes of your body parts and the duration of your workouts.Imagine how much information you would have to search through in a paper magazine to, for example, find out how much your chest has grown in a month and how much your bench press has grown in the same month? And for 2? And in half a year? Can’t you imagine? With the iGym App, 30 seconds is enough for you to learn all this and more! MEASUREMENTS Measure your volumes and assess the dynamics of your muscle growth. SOCIAL NETWORKS Share your achievements with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and VK! The next update will include more useful features! Twitter: @iGymTJ VK: vk.com / iGymTJ Gmail: [email protected]

90,000 Top 10 Workout Log Apps of 2020 for iOS and Android

Health and fitness apps are a huge market and workout trackers are becoming more popular as users struggle to keep up with their fitness goals. With the sheer number of workout log apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, it’s hard to know which one is right for you, especially if you’re just getting started with fitness.

Here’s a list of the top 10 workout log apps to help you plan, organize and track your gym workouts and get the most out of your fitness time.

We’ll show you which apps work on Apple iOS, Android, or both, and which apps have web versions.


What we like

  • Data entry runs smoothly.

  • You can specify the intensity and rest time for the exercise.

  • Import and export of data.

What we don’t like

  • No spreadsheet calculator.

  • Only basic set of exercises included; no description or picture.

  • No Android version.

When you open HeavySet, which is only available for iOS devices, you’ll find a great, well-designed fitness tracker app.

Data entry is simple, with well-spaced buttons large enough to be missed even by shaking legs or arms.Typically, you only need to tap once to record a set, and HeavySet smart predictions do the hard work of .

HeavySet’s cleverness does not mean that you relinquish any control over procedure setup. Introduce subroutines as they work best for you. Specify rep ranges, select weights based on intensity (as a percentage of your calculated 1 rep max), or define supersets and giant sets. (Drop sets are a notable exception.)

What we like

  • Recording your workouts is easy.

  • Activates calculator warm-up.

  • Fills in your previous weights and reps.

  • Tracks your personal records.

What we don’t like

  • There is no way to schedule workouts.

  • Exercise descriptions, images and videos are not included.

Strong, free for iOS, Android and Apple Watch, is a great app for planning and recording workouts. It comes with all the tools you need to track your workouts effectively, including a large exercise library and a powerful way to enter data.

Adding sets and exercises is quick, as is deleting or rearranging them. The app fills in the previous data and offers complete history, charts and records.Choosing exercises as you go is simple, and Strong lets you combine them into a routine.

The free version of Strong can save unlimited workouts, but is limited to three custom routines. Upgrade to Strong PRO ($ 4. 99 / month or $ 29.99 / year) for unlimited treatments and unlocking additional PRO features.

What we like

  • Reliable, customizable workout planning.

  • Adjustable to available equipment, training style and time constraints.

  • Easy to log sessions.

What we don’t like

  • Limited basic training log functions.

  • Not valuable unless you follow Fitbod’s advice.

Fitbod, iOS only, aims to be a coach and trainer, not just a logbook.To tailor your workout to a custom fit, the Fitbod workout algorithm understands your strength training, learns your past workouts, and adapts to your gym equipment.

Fitbod will offer a workout of the day, all with suggested sets, reps and weights based on the famous A.S. Powerlifting Chart. Prilepin. It’s easy to swap exercises that target the same muscles, but you can also freely customize each workout. Fitbod comes with a large library of exercises that includes descriptions and videos in the correct form.

Fitbod is not entirely free. New users get a free trial to use the app for a specified period of time and automatically switch to a subscription after the free trial expires. Fitbod Elite is a premium upgrade and subscription that lets you create and log unlimited workouts. It costs $ 9.99 per month or $ 59.99 per year.

What we like

  • Well thought out registration screen.

  • Includes a tablet calculator.

  • Includes Bigger Leaner Stronger and Thinner Leaner Stronger treatments.

What we don’t like

  • The application may contain errors, which means that data is sometimes lost or duplicated.

  • There is no way to export data.

Stacked, free for iOS only, is designed to help users build muscle, gain strength, and lose weight faster. The stack allows you to define exercises, combine them to shape workouts, and plan them for the exercise. The app includes all the basic exercises as well as several routines from the series Mike Matthews Bigger Liner Stronger and Tonner Liner Stronger .

Stacked is based on a collection of logging tools.You get a rest timer, previous workout data, personal notes, a 1 hour calculator, correct keyboards for entering numbers, and a really handy tablet selection tool. Stackable also allows you to preset exercise playlists and control playback from the log screen.

In addition to training, track body measurements, define goals and get graphs to visualize them.

Upgrade to Stacked Pro for $ 4.99 to unlock additional features.

What we like

  • Huge list of exercises with descriptions, images and procedures.

  • Registration function screen.

  • Integration with social networks.

What we don’t like

Jefit is committed to letting you manage and track your workouts from one place. Choose from over 1000 exercises, add your own and combine them into a plan.Jefit offers customized workouts tailored to your needs. Easily record your workout logs, start rest time, track workouts and then analyze your data.

Jefit is more social and connected than most workouts. Share your routine with friends or download others’ plans, compete, show off your workout stats, and sync your data to the Internet and Jefit across other platforms and devices.

Jefit Basic Plan is free while Elite Yearly is $ 3.33.USD per month (billed annually) and Elite Monthly is USD 6.99 per month.

What we like

  • Effective registration screen.

  • Includes a plate calculator.

  • Includes popular workout patterns as ready-made workout programs.

What we don’t like

Workit, free for iOS and Android, offers easy ways to enter data as well as create routines, log workouts, and analyze / visualize your progress.

There are hundreds of exercises included in descriptions, animations, and YouTube links. A useful racking calculator lets you load with confidence.

Start with popular programs (Stronglifts, Starting Strength, PPL, etc.) or create your own. Progress is easy to visualize with exercise and trained body parts, and Workit also lets you track your cardio sessions.

For $ 4.99, the Pro version removes ads, preserves body stats, and more.


What we like

  • Nice and useful graphical data display.

  • Great for tracking body measurements.

  • Works with Apple Watch.

What we don’t like

  • Entering weights, reps, and other numbers may be easier.

  • Do not display or use 1RM.

GymBook, free for iOS, offers unlimited workouts, unlimited exercise, log entries, detailed workout analysis, and more.(Unlock additional features for a fee. )

It includes about 100 predefined workouts and several workout examples. Adding and adapting any of these is straightforward, and heatmaps show which parts of the body will be damaged. It includes helpful graphs for exercise and body measurements.

What we like

  • Simple, functional design.

  • Calendar with lighting rules.

What we don’t like

  • No spreadsheet calculator.

  • Does not track body measurements.

  • Limited exercise library.

FitNotes, free for Android, is a workout tracker with a focus on simplicity and clean design.

Its workout log allows you to quickly view and navigate your daily workouts, swiping between them, and jump to a specific day using the built-in calendar.Add the exercise to your workout log and record your weight gain and reps, as well as distance and time.

Create a routine to provide quick access to the exercises you use most often and schedule exercises for a specific day in the program.

FitNotes is a great app if you’re just getting started with training logs thanks to its clean interface and ease of use.


What we like

  • A clean, simple exercise log.

  • The web version allows you to enter and view data from a desktop computer.

What we don’t like

Simple Workout Log, free for Android, is simple to look at and use, and easy to use and organize.

It’s easy to register sets, all with your history, exercise schedule and tablet calculator at your fingertips. Turn exercise routine and see your performance graphically Unique features include a summary page of your previous workout statistics, powerful strength and cardio exercise schedules, superset logging, cloud backups, Excel export and more.

A web version is available to view data and customize procedures, and a Pro version is available if you want to exclude ads.

An iOS version for Simple Workout Log is in development.

What we like

What we don’t like

Strongly, which is free for iOS, is a simple and useful workout log that comes with a long list of exercises (to which you can add) and easily turn them into a workout routine.

Log an unlimited number of workouts, create an unlimited number of workouts, create an unlimited number of custom exercises, track the total mass of movements for an exercise and workout, and much more.

90,000 5 Useful Fitness Apps for Apple Watch – re: Store Digest Blog

The apps built into Apple Watch are enough to be used for different types of workouts. But if you want to expand the capabilities of your watch, use the many apps from the App Store.

Read about the sports capabilities of Apple Watch here: The Apple Watch is your perfect sports companion.

In this article, we’ll share five popular and useful fitness apps for Apple Watch.

1. MyFintessPal – Advanced Calorie Counter & Fitness Assistant

MyFitnessPal is one of the best calorie counting solutions. By providing the application with the necessary data about your age, gender, height, weight, lifestyle and goals, you will receive detailed recommendations to help you keep yourself in shape.For example, how many calories you need to get from food per day, and how much you need to spend.

The user is prompted to keep a daily diary, in which it is necessary to enter data on food intake and exercise. The base of products and dishes in the application contains over 5,000,000 items, workouts – more than 350.

With Apple Watch, you can monitor your activity, calories and nutrients burned.

In addition, MyFitnessPal is integrated into many popular fitness apps.For example, after a morning run with Runkeeper, your activity and calories burned will automatically be added to MyFitnessPal.

Download MyFitnessPal for iPhone or iPad: [Free on App Store, in-app purchases available]

2. Strava – Cycling and Running

An excellent app for those who cannot live a day without jogging or cycling. With Strava, you will receive up-to-date information on your speed, race time, kilometers traveled and heart rate during your workout.You can also quickly view your weekly activity against your goals.

Strava has a strong social dimension. Depending on the distance traveled and the complexity of the site, you get into the appropriate table, where you can compete for the championship.

You can also invite friends from social networks, plan a route or choose a ready-made one. For completing certain tasks, you can count on discounts and special offers in the Strava Online Store.

The application is free and has all the features we described above. If you want to receive more detailed information about the arrival, about changes in pace, heart rate and altitude on the hills, you must purchase a premium subscription.

Download Strava for iPhone: [Free on App Store, in-app purchases available]

3. Fitness Point Pro – Exercise and Workout Log

The right app for those who prefer gym workouts. With its help, you can keep track of your exercise plan, and thanks to the built-in timer, you can control the time for approaches and rest. It is possible to independently draw up a training plan or choose from a variety of ready-made ones.

Each exercise has a description and an animated image, if you forget how it is performed.

The application is paid, however, in order to evaluate its capabilities, you can first install the free version with basic functionality and advertising.

Buy Fitness Point Pro for iPhone or iPad: [399 ₽ in the App Store]

Free trial version: [download from the App Store]

4. My water – accounting and control of water balance

The average person needs to drink 2 liters of clean water a day. This has a beneficial effect on his body, cleanses the skin, improves digestion and the functioning of the cardiovascular system. In order not to forget to drink water on time, use the My Water application.

Based on your gender, weight, and daily activity, the app will calculate how much water you need to drink per day. Several times a day you will receive a notification that it is time to drink.

All that is required of you is to drink a drink and mark in the application how much and what was drunk.

Download My Water for iPhone or iPad: [Free in App Store, in-app purchases available]

5.Runkeeper – running, biking, walking

A cult app for those who run to the stadium to wind kilometers at dawn. Track your walks, runs, hikes and bike rides with it. In addition to tracking, Runkeeper has many social functions: add friends, compete with them, share your progress on social networks.

You can independently set goals for yourself or complete the proposed tasks. In addition, the application can set new goals every week based on your progress, notify you about personal records and milestones passed.

The basic functions of the application are available for free, and the advanced ones are available for a paid subscription.

Download Runkeeper for iPhone: [Free in App Store, in-app purchases available]

The prices indicated in the article are current at the time of publication of the material and may change over time.

90,000 10 Strength Running Exercises

Even if you just like to go for a light jog sometimes, and you do not strive to conquer a sports Olympus – strength exercises for running will help to strengthen the body and make your body more fit.

Running develops almost all muscle groups. The correct training process is not only running itself, but also a large number of special exercises that develop muscles, strengthen ligaments and contribute to the development of speed-strength qualities. To make training more pleasant and more effective every day, all experts, without exception, recommend, in addition to the running component of the training process, to regularly do the SBU complex (special running exercises) and the SS (strength exercises) complex. Both are needed to master the correct running technique. Trained muscles will allow you to run faster, more skillfully and more comfortably.

Sports doctors like to say that strong muscles hold strong ligaments. Systematic strength training increases the volume and strength of muscle fibers. In addition, they strengthen the ligaments and bones. By strengthening the ligamentous apparatus, you significantly reduce the risk of injury. Using a basic set of strength exercises in your training process, after a couple of months you will feel how your body has become stronger, and you will notice that your personal best at one distance or another is getting higher.

A runner does not need a lot of muscle mass, so the best option for muscle training is to do exercises with your own weight, without using additional load.

Over the long years of development of athletics, specialists have developed a large number of special exercises aimed at increasing the effectiveness of training, strengthening muscles and ligaments. Today we will highlight ten of the most popular strength exercises that leading athletes use in their training.

On the subject: GPP for runners: 30 bodyweight exercises

It should be noted right away that at first it is advisable to consult a specialist, especially if there are diseases of the musculoskeletal system, if there have been any injuries, if there are diseases of the cardiovascular system, or you have had problems with the spine. If none of this bothers you, then feel free to start strength training.

1. Spreader

Performed over time.This exercise is not only for the development of muscle strength in the legs, but also for overall coordination. When performing this exercise with a straight back, the muscles of the back of the thigh are most active. These muscles are involved in hip extension while running. If you perform this exercise, slightly tilting the body forward, then the load on the front of the thigh increases.

2. Deer Run

This is one of the basic exercises from the SBU complex. It is performed both in one series with other special running exercises, and as a separate block (in series 30-60 meters long).It strengthens the lifting ligaments most actively. This exercise is often the most difficult for beginners due to its technical complexity.

3. Frog

Develops many muscle groups: the foot for pushing off, the ligaments-lifters for raising the thigh, the front and back of the thigh for pushing force from the squat. If you have never done this exercise, or you have had a long break, then you should not immediately start performing an exercise with a lot of jumps: this will most likely lead to strong acidification of the quadriceps muscle.To avoid this, start with just 1-2 sets of 3-5 jumps.

Training plans for marathon and half marathon. Download and start preparing today.

9 simple exercises to strengthen the feet

4. Jumping out on the support

Performed on any stable support 25-50 cm high, in series of 20-30 seconds. Serves for the development of the gastrocnemius muscle, as well as the front and back of the thigh. Keep your back straight.When you run, your calf muscles are responsible for both endurance and the power with which you push off the surface. Doing this exercise regularly will strengthen your ankle. Weakness of the muscles surrounding the ankle often leads to fatigue injuries to the lower leg and also weakens the take-off moment during running, which affects the ability to run longer with correct running technique.

5. Jumping from foot to foot

Jumping with a change of legs will increase the range of motion in the hip joint, the strength and power of the hip extensors, which will have a positive effect on running technique.This is another exercise that develops movement coordination. Do 2-3 series of 10-12 jumps for each leg 2-3 times a week.

6. Jumping out of the half-squat

Perfectly strengthens the quadriceps muscle of the thigh and the knee joint. Care must be taken to ensure that in the extreme position in the semi-squat there is shock absorption, and not a hard landing. It is performed in 3-5 series of 10-20 jumps. It goes well with circuit training.

7.Lunge Swing

The “lunges” popular in gyms can be done in different ways. You can make this exercise more beneficial for the runner. To do this, swing forward and upward. The back must be kept straight and the correct position of the hands must be observed. Well strengthens the ligaments-lifters and the back of the thigh, and also strengthens the knee joint.

8. Lateral body lifting

Strengthens the oblique abdominal muscles, core muscles, promotes the development of coordination.It is performed in 3-5 series, each of which consists of 5-12 lifts on each side. Between series 30-60 seconds of rest. Strengthening your core muscles allows you to maintain a beautiful posture and a healthy spine. For effective muscle training, the load must be increased methodically, forcing the muscles to work harder and harder.

9. Running in place near the wall

Extremely energy consuming exercise. Develops speed-strength qualities, is a cardio load.It is performed in sets of 15-40 seconds (duration depends on the level of physical fitness). It is recommended to do 3-5 approaches with a rest of 30-60 seconds. While resting, take a breath and take a couple of sips of water.

10. Plank with leg raises

The well-known plank exercise has several variations. One of which is a plank with alternate leg raises. The plank helps strengthen your back, abs, legs, obliques, and hips.The planks on the elbows are harder to hold than on outstretched arms. This exercise is quite energy intensive, but very effective. Start from 20-30 seconds and add a little each time. Unlike the classic plank, the alternate leg plank is usually performed not for a time, but for the number of lifts. Legs are slightly wider than shoulder width. The leg should rise and fall slowly, the knee should be straight.

See also: 20 runner planks

Recommendations

In each exercise, it is important to maintain the correct body position and correct breathing.This will allow you to get the most out of the load, avoid injuries during training, and also provide the working organs with oxygen in the right amount.

It should be especially noted that strength exercises should be done regularly (2-3 times a week), or not done at all. If you remember about your strength training every three weeks, be prepared for the fact that the next day you will feel strong acidification in the muscles.

See also: What muscles work when running

iGym FREE – Workout Diary.Exercise log, weight loss, abdominal and weight gain programs. Fitness and bodybuilding trainer. by Igor Fedotov

The best, convenient and simple assistant in the gym!

– Training programs – use ready-made or create your own;
– Timer between approaches with sound and graphic signal;
– Tracking weights in the last workout;
– Large database of exercises with search and description of exercise techniques with pictures;
– Statistics – track your progress in training;
– History – see all your workouts;
– Support for the ability to conduct dropsets and supersets;
– Measurements – measure the volume of your body and monitor it;
– Social networks – share your results with your friends;

Everyone has long known a simple truth: to progress you need knowledge and experience.That is why it is necessary to keep a training diary so that in the future, on the basis of your records, you can identify your strengths and weaknesses, change your training schemes, nutrition and daily regimen. And the iGym Workout Diary app will help you achieve the desired results!
iGym is a simple and convenient application, all the necessary information is entered in 1-2 clicks, so as not to distract you from the training process, but, on the contrary, to improve the experience.

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Choose the program you like or create your own! Create days, add exercises from hundreds of ready-made ones, or create your own! Smart search and nice interface will make this process very fun! You no longer need to spend several hours just to create your own program, with the iGym app this process is quick and enjoyable.Of course, you can also edit exercises and programs 🙂

TRAINING PROCESS

Select a day from your program and you’re done! Start training, write down the results of the approaches. A smart search function automatically finds results for this exercise from the last week – so you no longer have to flip through your journal in search of, you can focus on progress. Add a 1-click approach, at the same time, if you wish, you can start the rest timer, and see the logs of this exercise for the entire time!

HISTORY

History stores all the workouts you have done, sorted by date and activity program.You can view your workouts at any time, as well as compare the results of the exercises performed on different days!

STATS

The fastest and most convenient way to assess your progress in sports is, of course, charts. Add up to 10 different exercises to view at the same time and you will see the dynamics of your weights in the exercises. Moreover, you can view the results for the entire time, for the last month, for 3 months and for half a year! You can also analyze your muscle growth by comparing the volumes of your body parts and the duration of your workouts.
Imagine how much information you would have to search through in a paper magazine to, for example, find out how much your chest has grown in a month and how much your bench press has grown in the same month? And for 2? And in half a year? Can’t you imagine? With the iGym App, 30 seconds is enough for you to learn all this and more!

MEASUREMENTS

Measure your volumes and evaluate the dynamics of your muscle growth.

SOCIAL NETWORKS

Share your achievements with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and VK!

The next update will include more useful features!

Twitter: @iGymTJ
VK: vk.com / iGymTJ
Gmail: [email protected]

Ring Climbing Training: Exercises and Tips

This article has been translated automatically. It might contain mistakes or wrong information. If you have any doubts, please read the original version in German. Este artículo es el resultado de una traducción automática. Puede contener errores e informaciones falsas. En caso de dudas, por favor consulte la versión original en Alemán.

For almost a year, we were more or less constantly forced to train at home within our four walls or outside on a rock.In this post, we will introduce you to a simple and valuable trainer included in the basic package: rings.

Guest contribution Christoph Völker from target10a

Rings – unstable gymnastics trainer. One of the advantages of the rings is their low purchase price and a wide range of mounting options. Since the body must be constantly in balance when training on rings, a large number of muscles are used throughout the body.

Train slowly on the rings as there is some risk of shoulder injury.Never fall into straight arms and use the help of other climbers for challenging and new exercises.

learning objectives

The rings train tension, stabilization, coordination and maximum body strength. Some exercises also train antagonistic muscle groups in relation to climbing.

Exercise selection and training frequency

Ring training is part of the sports stabilization unit. For such a training block, you should choose from 5 to 8 different exercises.Exercises should not only be on the rings, but also ideally be combined with exercises on other devices. Other possible machines are a chin bar or a perforated board.

It is important to constantly change exercises from workout to workout. This way you will provide as much variation in your workouts as possible. It is less useful for climbing if you are a world champion in one exercise but are deficient in other exercises. It is best to master as many different exercises as possible.

Athletics and stabilization training should be done once a week. This type of training can be well integrated with rock climbing as it is gentle on the skin and fingers.

Numerous examples of exercises for training on rings

In the following YouTube playlist, you will find many exercises that you can do on the rings.

Do you want to know more about training?

more Learning Tips can be found here.

Are you missing the necessary training equipment?

You can find articles for your personal training at www.target10a.com

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Credits: Text by Christoph Voelker of target10a, SportAddict Cover

90,000 Art Therapy magazine for coloring and a set of exercises for meditation and relaxation. Hachette Collection In each room:

Art therapy is not only creative coloring, but also a set of meditation exercises that help you achieve relaxation.In our magazines you will find original coloring schemes, as well as useful tricks for raising your mood and improving your well-being.

  • Art workshop
    Start mastering the basic coloring techniques with our tips and tricks.

  • All colors of the world
    Color plays a crucial role in our life, and the preference for one shade or another can tell a lot about a person.Find out how colors and color combinations affect your mood.

  • 10 minutes of meditation
    Every week, we offer you easy meditation exercises to help you relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Dedicate a few minutes a day to meditation – and soon you will notice a positive effect.

  • Creative Ideas
    Quick coloring doodles are the perfect way to distract yourself and cheer you up. Color them in, then cut out and decorate with them on a card or gift wrap.

  • Your drawing collection
    Our gallery of a variety of original designs will open the door to a world of shapes, patterns and colors.You don’t need to follow any complicated rules – just pick up pencils and trust your intuition

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