If you aren't keeping a workout journal to track your progress... START! Above, I've listed an example of what I did at the gym today. As a rule of thumb, all workout journal entries should include:
If you include these basics in your journal, you'll be able to look back at past workouts and see where you are, or are not, progressing. Also, unless you have a photographic memory, you may have no idea what weight you were using last time around. If you keep a journal, you can just look back at your last workout of that particular body part and there it is!
This is a very basic journal entry for me. If you were to look on other pages of my journal, you may see notes I've written, details of positioning used for exercises such as calf raises, or a simple star to symbolize a new personal best or an ideal weight for an exercise I haven't tried before. There's no wrong way to do this, as long as you're including the basics. Now start your own journals, friends!