Training diaries and records are vital for you unless you have a photographic memory and you can remember pretty much everything you do from session to session!
Some of the most successful individuals I know and train keep a record of everything, from their training to their 7 days eating typically.
The eating plans tend to be done once only every couple of months, or especially the sudden gaining of a little weight!!
The training record though would typically be kept in a little book, and some of these books can go on for years I have seen! The thinking behind it all is that you will have a roadmap on where you have been, and indeed where you intend to go from where you are now.
Also, if you have no plan, no past workout history, and you workout in a haphazard fashion, then your results are never likely to be as impressive as you would like.
Your body responds well to a good routine too.
For example, if you are doing 10 press ups for week one on a Monday and Thursday for example, then pushing that figure from 10 to 12 won’t seem that too much of a stretch.
The week after 12-15 won’t seem that bad, and the week after that, 15-18 won’t be a superhuman effort.
From these examples, its easy to see how people get to doing 25-30 press ups through this system of gradual progression.
The thought of going from 10 to 30 press ups in one go is frightening, and indeed pretty much impossible!!! Doing this gradually and in a methodical way is the ONLY way in my book.
The training diary lets you record this in black and white, and as I have always told you, when you write your goals down in black and white they are 80% more achievable!!
Your training diary is not only a practical way to record your progress, but is much more likely to see you achieving great things with your body and health in general!!