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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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View Poll Results: How do you record your workouts?

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  • I dont record workouts, not interested in doing so.

    1 5.56%
  • I dont record workouts, Im too lazy to do it.

    2 11.11%
  • I use pen and paper (or similar) to record my workouts.

    8 44.44%
  • I use my smarthpone (or similar) to record my workouts.

    1 5.56%
  • I use my computer (or similar) to record my workouts.

    6 33.33%
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    Tips for recording your workouts

    Hi! Im thinking about starting to write a training log, or workout log or whatever they are called. So please answer the poll and write a few lines about your experiences and what you recommend or dont recommend

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    Moderator Off Road's Avatar
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    I use pen and paper and I also keep a journal right here on WBB.
    Keeping a journal here is a great source of motivation and getting help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    I use pen and paper and I also keep a journal right here on WBB.
    Keeping a journal here is a great source of motivation and getting help.
    same here
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...?136143-Hct-12

    A Westside journal.

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    Pen and paper, mostly because I trust it to stay safe lifting more than hard drives and its a lot easier to write as im going along.

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    I carry a folder with paper and my schedule and regiment. Might just condense it down to a clipboard or something.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    I remember my workouts and then post them in my online journal here on WBB, if you are not used to keeping track of everything then you may want to keep a pen and paper with you.

    Online journals are a great way to get new ideas, stay motivated, etc.
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    I get my workouts via email from my trainer, then use my computer or smart phone to check what I'm supposed to be doing if I forget during the workout. I keep my laptop out there because it's got a built in HD webcam for recording a few lifts here and there, so I usually just have the laptop pulled up with my workouts. One thing I would suggest, if you're going to use a laptop in the garage when it's 100 degrees, invest in a really good cooler to go under it.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    I have this application on my iPad called bamboo paper which allows me to write stuff then email the image I draw as an attachment....Could be cool to implement so I don't have to retype everything.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    My memory has improved ten fold since I stopped certain recreational activities... so I no longer use a pen and paper. That being said I've kept a journal here for 4 years. I recommend it 100%.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Oh.....I'm gonna try Evernote now.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    I use an app called Gym Buddy on my ipod. From there I can email to myself, cut and paste them to my journal here.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...s-Training-Log

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    I use pen and paper and I also keep a journal right here on WBB.
    Same.

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44pirate View Post
    I use an app called Gym Buddy on my ipod. From there I can email to myself, cut and paste them to my journal here.
    So after trying my iPad app, Evernote, I found the transition very clean, and waste free. As soon as I got home, I was able to send it to myself and copy and paste up here. Of course I looked a damn elitist apple douche as I was navigating my iPad, but alas, very clean and quick.

    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    I work out in my garage and I have a whiteboard. I update it every workout. When it gets full, take a picture with a digital camera and erase as needed (I generally erase older data and keep a months' backlog or so in place) I record major milestones on the computer later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everphilski View Post
    I work out in my garage and I have a whiteboard. I update it every workout. When it gets full, take a picture with a digital camera and erase as needed (I generally erase older data and keep a months' backlog or so in place) I record major milestones on the computer later.
    That's a pretty cool idea.
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    I print off what i am supposed to do then I write on the paper what I actually did then I post it on my journal here. Seems to work great. I love reading through my journal and seeing improvment.
    Check out my journal:
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=117073

    Goal To be the Strongest Huggins! - started again on 2/24/11 then again 2/27/12
    squat: 420 405 x 5
    bench: 355 320 x 3
    deadlift: 455 420 x 3
    Total 1215 on a single day

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    Quote Originally Posted by everphilski View Post
    I work out in my garage and I have a whiteboard. I update it every workout. When it gets full, take a picture with a digital camera and erase as needed (I generally erase older data and keep a months' backlog or so in place) I record major milestones on the computer later.
    I second this as a badass idea. I fucking love whiteboards. I use them everywhere. Home and work. I'm one of those motivation freaks that believes in looking at the things you will get. I think this is a great training motivator.

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