A Vital Tool For Your Fitness Success

Written by Gregg Gillies

A Training Diary is a Vital Tool For Your Fitness Success

I know you've heard this before and it seems "basic". But it is an important key to success. And apparently, it isn't heard enough because I'd say less than 1% ofrepparttar people I see inrepparttar 149340 gym keep track of their workout.

An essential part ofrepparttar 149341 organization needed to get each workout day right is a training diary. At its most basic minimum this is a written record of reps and poundage for every work set you do and an evaluation of each workout so that you can stay alert to warning signs of overtraining.

After each workout reflect on your evaluation and, when necessary, make adjustments to avoid falling foul of overtraining.

A training diary or journal is indispensable for keeping you on track for training success. No matter where you are now — 180-pound squat or 500, 13-inch arms or 17, 135-pound bench press or 350 —repparttar 149342 systematic organization and focus on achieving goals that a training journal enforces will help you to get bigger, stronger, and leaner.

As simple as it is to use a training log, do not underestimate its vital role in helping you achieve your fitness goals. Most trainees are aware that they should record their workouts in a permanent way, but few actually do it.

And even those trainees who keep some sort of training log usually fail to exploit its full potential benefits. This is one ofrepparttar 149343 major reasons why most trainees get minimal results from their training.

Your training journal is extremely important and should be more than just a list of weights, sets and rep.

When used properly, a training journal enforcesrepparttar 149344 organization needed to get each work-out right, week after week, month after month and year after year. By recording your poundages and reps, you log your entire training program andrepparttar 149345 week-by-week breakdown of how you work throughrepparttar 149346 routine (s) in each training cycle inrepparttar 149347 journal.

A training log eliminates reliance upon memory. There will be no, "Did I squat eight reps with 330 pounds at my last squat workout, or was it seven?" Refer to your journal and you will see precisely what you did last time—i.e., what you need to improve on if you are to make your next workout a step forward.

With a well-kept and detailed journal, you'll know with absolute certainty what is working in your program and what doesn't. Are you stagnating? Not makingrepparttar 149348 progress you want? Go back and consult your journal at a time that you were making fantastic progress? What were you doing then that you are not doing now?

You must be 100 percent honest when entering data. Recordrepparttar 149349 quality of your reps. If you did five good ones butrepparttar 149350 sixth needed a tad of help from a training partner, do not record all six as if they were done under your own steam. Recordrepparttar 149351 ones you did alone, but noterepparttar 149352 assisted rep as only a half rep.

What Is Hypoglycemia?

Written by Kirsten Whittaker

Hypoglycemia is a condition in whichrepparttar blood sugar level of a person dips down belowrepparttar 149237 normal level. This leaves you unable to perform daily activities due torepparttar 149238 decrease in energy levels caused by low blood glucose levels inrepparttar 149239 body. It usually affects adults and children over 10 years of age as a side effect of taking diabetic medication, although other ailments and medications can also bring it on.

The majority of hypoglycemic suffers have diabetes. Due to being diabetic their body struggles to bring blood sugar levels back within a normal range should they start to fall. This can leave you feeling hungry, anxious, weak, light-headed or sleepy with excessive perspiration and dizziness. Usuallyrepparttar 149240 reaction is not serious and can be treated by eating or drinking sugar or carbohydrate rich products. However, it is important to note that potential symptoms should not be ignored as, left untreated, hypoglycemia can cause a person to lose consciousness.

Hypoglycemia can also affect people who do not suffer from diabetes. There are two types of hypoglycemia not related to diabetes - reactive and fasting hypoglycemia. Fasting hypoglycemia occurs when people go periods without food such as overnight or after exercise. This is not a common condition in people without diabetes and is usually associated with another illness or medication. While, reactive hypoglycemia happens within about 4 hours of eating a meal.

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