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If you’re working out with ChaLEAN Extreme, Chalene Johnson is constantly reminding you to track your progress. Personally, I feel like there are two reasons to track your progress using the ChaLEAN Extreme Worksheets.
- When I first started working out with P90X, I started writing down my weight and my reps for each exercise. It’s encouraging to look back over time and see where you started, to see where you’ve improved. For example, I started P90X only being able to perform 3 wide grip chin ups. Today I can easily perform 15 wide grip chin ups, with good form. To me that’s encouraging. So that’s one important reason to track your progress with the ChaLEAN Extreme Worksheets.
- To improve with each day, week, and month, you have to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. Constantly strive to improve your number of reps, or amount of weight each time you do an exercise. For example, let’s say on week 5, you start Push Circuit 1. If you do the Standard Biceps with 15 lbs, and are able to perform 7 reps, then the following week, your goal should be 8 reps. Once you hit 8 reps, raise your weight to 20 lbs. You see what I mean? How can you challenge and push yourself, if you don’t know what you’ve done the week before? And now that I think about it, I personally have a third reason for using the ChaLEAN Extreme Worksheets.
- Using the worksheets, whether it be with ChaLEAN Extreme or P90X, prevents me from “bailing out” too early. Going back to the Push Circuit 1 example. If I lift 15 lbs, and get 7 reps, then I KNOW I can do AT LEAST that amount. So when I’m feeling “tired and run down” I can’t use that as an excuse. I will ALWAYS lift what I did the week before at a MINIMUM, and ALWAYS strive to improve.
So there you have it, 3 reasons to use the ChaLEAN Extreme Worksheets. I have used that phrase throughout this blog post so that you can download your extra copies. Just click a link. Obviously, you can use the workbook that came with the program, but what about round 2? And round 3? Remember, we’re in this together, whether it’s ChaLEAN Extreme or P90X, or whatever program you’re on, just keep pushing play, set goals, try new programs, and stay fit! Contact me anytime for help, encouragement, questions.