How To Use Your Gym Logger Training Diary

The Gym Logger Training Diary has been designed to be used by anybody, of any fitness level, for any training type, to achieve any training goals. 

Whether you are a runner, a weightlifter, sport-star or first time gym goer, our training diary can help you improve your performance and achieve results quicker.

On the log pages within your diary there are four handy columns for you to record the exercise name, load/resistance, repetitions/time and notes.

There is also space to record the date, time, training focus and your energy level at the top of the page.

Example of blank log page

There are no set rules on how you record your sessions or how many exercises you wish to include. Record and track in your own way to suit your own training style. If you run out of space during a session simply continue on to the following page and add a note.

Our training diary also contains a dedicated page for you to write down your goals. You should regularly check back to this page to make sure your training is still relevant and you haven’t gone off course. Sometimes your goals may change so simply add the new ones in and record the date.

As well as the goal setting section there is also a page for you to add results of fitness tests. Testing and measuring your fitness over time provides a useful indicator of how much you are improving and how far you have come. This testing page also has blank spaces to add tests or benchmarks of your own. 

Exercise type

Exercise – Add the name of the exercise you have performed e.g Barbell Bench Press. It is useful to be specific about the equipment used so you can make like for like comparisons when you look back.

Weight / Resistance – In this column record the weight or resistance you are working with. Resistance might be the speed on the treadmill or a number on a weight stack. The weight may be in kilos or pounds. It may even be a tractor tyre! 

Repetitions / Time – Here you want to add the number of reps, sets or duration you have worked e.g 12 reps x 4 sets or 6 minutes x 2 sets. This is also a good place to note down your rest time between sets (if you are recording this).

Notes – This is a very useful section where you can leave helpful tips and feedback for your future self. You can add work-ons for specific exercises such as “focus on squat depth next time”. Or simple instructions like “start at a heavier weight”. These useful prompts can really help you take your training up a notch.

You can record your exercises and sessions any way you like. Plan ahead, record as you go or note down your workout later. Find your own style and convenient methods.

If you do need some inspiration have a look at these useful abbreviations used by the Gym Logger team. We have also added some example log pages below.

BW – Bodyweight
DS – Drop Set
BB – Barbell
DB – Dumbell
KB – Kettlebell
SM – Smith Machine
PS – Per Side (e.g 2 x 10 reps PS)

If you have any questions about your Gym Logger Training Diary or if there is a new feature you would like to see then please feel free to get in contact via [email protected]

Example workout log
Example log for chest training

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