Arnold's training has been written about for so many years, in so many publications, that it can take on a mythical quality. Simply hearing someone describe how he held the barbell during curls, for instance, can seem like reason enough to do it that way yourself. But Arnold took nothing in his training for granted. He tracked everything, took notes, and knew not only what worked, but when it had worked previously—in what type of workout and order. If you're not creating a detailed record of your progress in this trainer, then now is the time to start.
"Write everything down," Arnold told Iron Man magazine in 1994. "Unless you take accurate notes about your training and record the results you receive from it, you will have difficulty in determining which training techniques work best on your unique body."
Your unique body deserves the best. Make sure your success leaves clues.