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The Magic of a Training Log and Why You Should Write Down Your Fitness Goals

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Books mentioned/recommended in this post:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

ACFT Training Notebook by Rite in the Rain

Do you routinely write down your fitness goals and track your workout progress on paper? Or are your goals just ideas in your head that you don’t record?

Your answer to those questions matters more than you may think. For example, research shows writing down goals increases the likelihood of achievement by a whopping 42%.

In another study, weight loss researchers demonstrated that participants who simply recorded their weight consistently lost significantly more weight than those who did not. Moreover, consistent trackers were more likely to lose the weight and keep it off for the long haul.

The TL;DR takeaway: If you have specific goals related to physical training or the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), writing down your goals and routinely logging your workouts is a no-brainer.

But how does writing your goals by hand increase achievement?