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    Anyone Have A Form For Record-keeping? (Weights, Reps, Etc.)

    Ive been looking online trying to find a good excel sheet or something to help write down my logs. Im getting tired of the notebook thing and could use something with a little more structure. Anyone have something they prefer?
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    Notebooks work fine. This is weightlifting, not ballerina class

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    Yea, notebooks do the trick, unless you have a touch of OCD and need everything clean and organized in which case I made my own excel sheet for BGB If you happen to be doing that routine I can send it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    Yea, notebooks do the trick, unless you have a touch of OCD and need everything clean and organized in which case I made my own excel sheet for BGB If you happen to be doing that routine I can send it to you.
    Yes....OCD it is. Ive been doing the notebook thing for a few months now, and would prefer to put it into excel when I get home to keep longer records. Into the notebook at the gym, into excel (or some electronic format) when I get home.
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    Why not just make your own? It's pretty simple, just put the name of the exercise on the top of the column, then give each row a date. Inside each of the boxes that line up just write the weight/set/reps each day....
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    Yeah dude just make your own. Set it up like this:

    Exercise | weight | sets | reps | date
    bench... | 200 ....| 5.... | 5.... | may 21st, 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Daly View Post
    Ive been looking online trying to find a good excel sheet or something to help write down my logs. Im getting tired of the notebook thing and could use something with a little more structure. Anyone have something they prefer?
    I use excel since I workout at home and that way I have no chance of ever losing my log (I post it on yahoo briefcase and keep it on my USB drive).

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    I did up an Excel sheet for Starting Strength. All I have to do is plugin the working set weight and my sheet fills the rest of itself in. And I can fit two weeks on one page, so I only have to change it every 14 days and print it twice a month.

    This way, instead of writing anything down, I just look at what I'm supposed to do, and then do it.

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    I just figured if someone had a good effective one they might want to share it would save me the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runty View Post
    Why not just make your own? It's pretty simple, just put the name of the exercise on the top of the column, then give each row a date. Inside each of the boxes that line up just write the weight/set/reps each day....
    That's exactly like what I do. I also track my PR's on several lifts and graph them over time so I can see my progress visually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenEff View Post
    I did up an Excel sheet for Starting Strength. All I have to do is plugin the working set weight and my sheet fills the rest of itself in. And I can fit two weeks on one page, so I only have to change it every 14 days and print it twice a month.

    This way, instead of writing anything down, I just look at what I'm supposed to do, and then do it.
    Care to share this with all?

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    I just made my own excell sheet it only took like 10 minutes and its alot easier to read.

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    i usually use word..but i've had alot of extra time lately so im working on writing a program that lets you save a schedule for each day of the week, you select the day which includes the routine you set for that day, the exercises are loaded with the previous weeks weights and you can select the day it is and the data is saved under the date selected.
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