Setting your WLC daily schedule is something that will help you execute your weight lifting schedule flawlessly.
I like to know what I'm doing each day.
It keeps you focused on your goals and helps to know that everything you are doing is taking you closer to your goals.
There are going to be similar days during the week and then there are going to be completely different days.
For example, Monday and Wednesday are exactly the same schedule. I lift weights on those days, go to work at the same time, go to bed at the same time, lift weights at the same time, and so on.
Saturday is totally different because I do not go to work, I sleep later, I do not lift weights, and so on.
Create Each Daily Schedule Before You Begin
So, what I like to do is create daily schedules before every WLC cycle so I have everything in order and ensure that everything I'm planning is going to work.
Sometimes, your plans just don't work out like you want after you put them on paper. I like to use Microsoft Excel or Open Office to create my daily workout schedules.
Once you have a template created, they are very easy to create and will not take much of your time at all.
I have been using daily workout schedules ever since I was in my first few years of college.
I needed them because I had so much stuff to do and not enough time to do everything.
I've refined these schedules over the years and applied them to my weight lifting programs.
After a few weeks of following your daily workout schedules, you'll be able to remember everything. Use your daily schedule as a reference if needed.
Build Your WLC Daily Schedule
What you need to do is figure out how many different WLC daily schedules you're going to have.
I'll use myself as an example:
I have a daily schedule for Monday, Wednesday, Friday because these days are always the same. Tuesday and Thursdays are always the same for me. And Saturday and Sundays fit together very similarly.
So, I have 3 different sets of daily schedules.
If I have something come up, I can easily adjust my schedules and re-work another way.
Once you set your daily workout schedules up, you can use these for reference while you're preparing your meals to see which meal plans you're going with for a particular day.
The WLC System uses calorie cycling so these daily schedules will help you keep your days straight too.
You'll be able to see the day ahead of you and plan accordingly. I don't know what I'd do sometimes without my daily schedules.
Take the time to plan out your days and be rewarded with more muscle and less fat.
Example WLC Daily Schedule
|0630||Arrive at Work||–|
|1630||Arrive at Home||–|
|1700||Pre Workout Drink||100|
|1800||Post Workout Drink||500|
|1815||Second Post Workout Drink||300|
|2200||Pre Bed Meal||300|
|2230||Go to Sleep||–|
You can add as much detail as needed and really set it up to look nice in Excel with colors to help certain parts of your schedule to stand out.
You can add meal details, workout details, pre and post workout meals, and anything that will help you to better plan your days.
Keep a copy in the kitchen or wherever you prepare your meals. I like to take a look at my daily workout schedules before I go to bed at night.
Once you get the hang of your schedule, you won't need to look as much any more. You can change it from WLC cycle to cycle.