lately i've been writing my workouts for the upcoming week on large sticky notes and posting them on my mirror, so when i wake up it's one of the first things i see. i run through my training sessions and hit the gym with a plan. for the most part, i know when i'm ready for a new PR. it's not a set in stone plan, i may stray from it a bit every now and then. it really does help keep me organized though.
No, but I need to. It would allow me to be more focused going in.
I've found that if I have a workout written up (or atleast outlined), I'm less likely to be a pussy and quit when I get tired. I usually try to finish what I had written down.
I think it's good, man.
I know what I'm going to do every time I walk through the gym doors. That way I spend less time screwing around just guessing what I should do next. I pick specific exercises for a specific purpose that almost always has something to do with my bench
Only time I don't pick out what I'm going to do is Wednsdays, I usually talk it over with Greg or Lou and see what they'd like me to do