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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Thread: Tips for recording your workouts

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

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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.
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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:
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    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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