If you’re actively participating in a program of sport, strength or fitness having reliable markers to track fitness progress may be of importance to you.
There are three different types of markers:
1. Physical changes (i.e., body composition).
2. Performance-based progress
3. Mental shifts
4. Health Markers
Physical changes are the most common fitness progress marker to track (body weight, body fat, lean muscle, circumference measurements, progress pictures, etc.) but performance-based goals are now gaining popularity too.
Maybe you are more concerned with getting a pull-up, improving a 5k time or deadlifting a new weight than you are dropping a jeans size?
Mental shifts, while not too common to track in a specific way are something to note as well. Has your mood improved as a result of training? Do you sleep better? Do you have more energy? Do you tolerate stress more optimally?
Health markers are useful to track if your primary goal is to live a more healthy life….
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