Over the weekend I heard a couple of people in suits say:
“What gets measured, gets managed”.
They were talking about their business, but it applies wonderfully to exercise.
If you are serious about changing/improving some aspect of your health/fitness/performance/weight, it is essential to take measurements. If you don’t know where you start from, how do you know if you are getting better/worse/staying the same?
Whenever I bring the subject of measuring with trainees, they often say:
“Not yet! Lets do it after a couple of weeks training!”
Whats the point in that? How do we know if the last couple of weeks of training has had any effect? I know it’s your money, but I don’t want you to waste it!
Ignoring a problem won’t make it go away.
- Decide what you want to change.
- Measure it.
- Manage it.
There are many different ways to measure your improvements. I have gone over a couple of them here (click here).
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