Motivation to carry on working out and eating right could be difficult if you can’t see any progress. Learn how to track your way to a perfect body and download the tools you need to measure your fitness progress.
Well, there could be many reasons for the lack of fitness progress. You are not on the right workout plan; it’s either too advanced for you and you struggle with it (and risking an injury) or it’s not working your muscles hard enough. You are over exercising and not leaving enough time for your muscles to recover (remember that muscles grow during the recovery process not while you work them out). You are not consuming enough calories/protein.
You won’t see fitness progress if you are not tracking your performance and nutrition. Download the FREE tracking sheets and take a moment to measure your current body stats and set your goals.
Download the FREE “Fitness Progress Tracking Sheet” below:
Fitness progress: Measure your body stats and set your targets
The first step to your new body is measuring your current body stats. This is your starting point and foundations of your body transformation. You don’t need to measure the size of every single muscle in your body but it’s important to be as accurate as possible. Perhaps use the help of a friend or a family member.
Tips on measuring your body stats
Take your measurements in the morning. As tempting as it may be, try not to take your measurements immediately after a workout. Measure the widest/thickest part of the muscle. Always measure the same spot or as near as you can get. If the measurement falls between two numbers, round up to the nearest inch/centimetre. You can use a normal tape measure or a tape measure with BMI Dial.
Fitness progress: Track your meals and calories intake
You can’t expect to make any fitness progress without consuming enough calories and protein. It’s easy to miss a meal especially when working/studying. Entering your meals and calories in a simple table helps you stay on top of your nutrition.
Once you work out your daily calories and protein needs, you could use an app to monitor the nutritional information of your meals. I use My Fitness Pal. It’s very easy to set up and use. It gives you the option to create your own recipes or scan the barcodes of the ingredients you use.
Now you have no excuse to miss a meal and measure your weekly fitness progress.
[quote_box_center]Seeing the changes in your body stats as the weeks go by not only helps you track your way to a perfect body but it’s a great motivational toll too.[/quote_box_center]