Training Log with FitDay

Here's an example of Fitday.  It tells you the cold hard facts of your diet.A while back, I had an article on keeping a log of all of your workouts and the food you ate.  This helps you keep track of how long you spent running or how many reps you did, so that next time, you can push yourself past that point to make gains.  Nutrition-wise, this helps a ton!  You can see an accurate log of how much and what you are eating.  Knowing all of these things can help you become a stronger and overall, a healthier rider/ racer.

This is where FitDay comes in.  FitDay is a software that records everything.  When I say everything, I mean everything.  It shows you the macro nutrients such as your carbs, proteins, and fats.  These are essential for moto nutrition.  When you click on the Nutrition tab, you can see how many of what vitamins you are consuming, as well as calcium, cholesterol, iron, sodium, potassium, zinc and even water.  It then graphs the amount of each nutrient for you for an easier way to read.

For your activities, get this…you can add motocross.  You can add the amount of time you have ridden and you can see how many calories you have burned.  Not only this, but when you select conditioning, a whole listing of cycling, circuit training, weight training, swimming shows up.  There are probably 50 or more types of exercises/training techniques to choose from.  You can customize these as well.  You can customize how many calories you burn throughout the day from just your normal activity.  Of course, this is based off of you height, age, weight and activity level.

After you input and record these, you can access a journal of how your progress is going.  You can write down your moods, goals and record your body’s dimensions over time.  It is really important to keep a log of how you are feeling at the end of the day.  If you are feeling like crap, try to change your diet up (after all that is the fuel for your body).  Record it and see how you feel in a few days.  Certain foods may give you different responses and knowing which foods help you before a workout can jumpstart your training.

I just scratched the surface of this software.  I have been using it for about a month and a half it has definitely helped me tweak my training.  For the FitDay software, it’s only $29.95.  That’s a lot less than getting a nutritionist and trainer.  It is worth its weight in gold.  Try the free trial first, get a feel for it and you will see how great this software is.

Posted on Oct 06 2009, under Nutrition, Training | No Comments »

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