Competitive Athletes Move from Mediocre to Exceptional
Regardless of age or sport, any athlete can rise above the average and excel both in training and in competition. Virtually all successful athletes have one thing in common, according to this training expert.
SONOMA, Calif. Becoming the best in any sport involves more than just sweat, day after day. Training requires a carefully organized program that includes evaluation of past performance and the pursuit of progressive, measurable goals on a daily basis.
"If you want to be an average athlete, keep doing what you are doing, but if you want to be one of the best you need to include in your training the one thing that virtually every top competitor uses to achieve excellence," explained training expert Christopher Watson.
Many top Olympians, triathletes, cyclists, runners, body builders, and athletes from every background in almost every sport have turned to their fitness journals to monitor their daily progress.
"We need daily goals to work towards in an organized way, We need to see our own daily progress to stay motivated and to keep coming back to strive for something more," said Watson. "Goals must be measurable, and realistic. We need a specific plan for each workout, and we need some benchmark to strive for."
Although many great athletes owe their success to keeping a detailed fitness journal, for most of us keeping a hand-written journal of our workouts is not an easy task. Plus it takes time to set it all up, and time each day to maintain it - not any more.
"I had to find a way to help people overcome the challenges of keeping a fitness journal. I know how beneficial it can be, but I also saw the difficulties of setting up and keeping a journal. That is why I created www.FitnessJournal.org," said Watson. "Now it is simple to start and easy to do."
Getting started with the on-line journal is as simple as a few clicks and key strokes. Daily entries take only moments to make, and seeing your progress through graphs and charts makes it fun.
You can access your customized journal at www.FitnessJournal.org day or night from any computer in the world. It keeps complete track of your daily workouts, weight, body fat, sleeping patterns, and much more. Fitness Journal then calculates reports, statistics, and charts to help you evaluate your own information and helps you set goals for your next workout. It not only keeps track of what you eat and helps you plan great menus, it also offers some exciting recipes.
"You will start to see your journal as a sort of a reward for a job well done. Seeing your progress displayed for you on your computer is exciting, and motivates you each day. You will look forward to finishing your workout and then looking at your progress on the computer," said Watson.
Keeping a fitness journal offers a complete exercise log for people who wish to improve their fitness level, athletes who are looking to set a new personal record, and people who just want to lose a few pounds.
Using www.FitnessJournal.org is like accounting software for the body. It is designed to help you stay motivated and reach your health and fitness goals. There is no better way to gauge your own success than by keeping a daily training log.