A lot of us that move on from the "globo gyms" into "functional fitness" may get big headed and start to associate ourselves as athletes that "train", because we have caught on to the movements that are programmed for collegiate and professional athletes and applied them to ourselves. We pride ourselves on "training" like "athletes". We may be right, but we may be slightly misguided as well.
In my last post I touched on testing and re-testing before and after training cycles. Depending on what you are training for you will have different markers to track your progress in training. If you do not have these markers or know what they are consistently, regardless of what you do in the gym, you are not training, you are just exercising. According to Merriam-Webster the definition of training is "the process in which an athlete prepares for a competition". In my humble opinion, you do not have to be an elite athlete preparing for a competition to distinguish yourself as one who "trains". That competition can simply be against your previous self, and for most of us, that is truly the case. Perhaps the biggest part of preparation for that competition is LOGGING YOUR TRAINING!!!!
Train hard, train smart. Log your shit!!!