Getting into the habit of recording all your workouts is vital for improving your performance in the gym, the weight you can lift and the way you look.
Writing down your workouts is only half the battle, however.
Are you progressing? Are the weights, reps, sets increasing? Are you doing more work on the areas you identified as lacking?
Conversely, are you seeing a decrease in performance? Are you jaded each workout, lacking in motivation and not feeling the reps in the target muscles?
Without taking the time to formally review your workouts you can’t accurately answer these questions and are likely leaving gains on the gym floor.
Schedule some time every 4 weeks or so to review your training logs and identify areas for change or improvement for your next 4-6 week cycle.
The discipline of not only recording but also reviewing your workouts is a sure-fire way to improve your training programming and focus.