Personal trainers offer invaluable advice and direction. They can design a workout for you based on where you're starting out physically and what your fitness goals are. It would be convenient to always have a trainer by your side to tell you which exercise is next and how many reps and sets you should do, but that's not always possible. Or maybe a personal trainer isn't in your budget, but you can keep track of your own workouts and progress regardless by downloading free exercise charts from the internet.
Downloading for Printing
Navigate to a website that offers free workout charts, such as bodymech.com or vertex42.com.
Select a workout chart you'd like to use, such as one for legs, chest, cardio circuit or a custom blank chart.
Place your computer's mouse over the link to the chart you've selected and click on it. The workout chart will appear on your computer screen. You won't be able to save the chart from this screen, but you will be able to print it out.
Downloading to Save
Go to a fitness website that provides free workout charts.
Pick a workout chart from the menu that you want to download.
Move your mouse over the link to the chart you've selected and right click on that link. Select "Save as" from the menu that appears.
In the "Save As" box that pops up, choose a location on your computer where you'd like to save the chart to. Also, type in a name for the file in the "File Name" field, and make sure that the "Save As Type" is an Adobe Acrobat Document.
Click on the "Save" button.
Saving your preferred workout charts to your computer saves time and is more convenient than having to go to a website every time you need to print a fresh copy. Additionally, if you have the right software, you should be able to edit the charts you save to personalize them for your workouts.