I dont record workouts, not interested in doing so.
I dont record workouts, Im too lazy to do it.
I use pen and paper (or similar) to record my workouts.
I use my smarthpone (or similar) to record my workouts.
I use my computer (or similar) to record my 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
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.
A Westside journal.
'There are no layby's on the road to strength'
'The greatest pleasure in life is achieving things people said you could not achieve'
'He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man'
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.
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.
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.
260's by May
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 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%.
H: 5'7" W:185
Goals: 495 -315 -585
“Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
"I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
"I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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.
2ply Squat 550 10/17/09 Bench 470 10/17/09 DL 480 10/17/09
Raw Squat 550 10/26/2013 Bench 425 5/14/11 DL 530 10/26/2013
Same.I use pen and paper and I also keep a journal right here on WBB.
6'2 - 105kg (231lb)
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 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:
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