No. 1 - The Log
I don't understand the many guys (people) I see in the gym who don't keep a log of their workouts. For me it's the only way to guarantee and verify progress.
I keep a log and have all my old ones saved. The subject of progress was brought up today in my log, so I looked back and realized I had made great progress in just 7 months. That would have been impossible to determine without my log.
I laugh sometimes when I go way back and see how I struggled with weight that I now use as warm up. I can remember telling a workout buddy of mine that "No matter what I do, I just can't curl more than 45 pounds! I'm so frustrated!" Perseverance pays off because I'm way past that now, much like I am with other lifts.
"There's nothing wrong with being a large mammal." - Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison - The Doors (1991)
Sergey Krastio Trelawny