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    anyone keep a notebook (not necessarily a training journal)

    i was just wondering if anyone else does stuff like i do. i have a notebook i keep, and when im in class i sit and write stuff about lifting, basically anything i think of...ideas on training, diet, supplements, stuff i wanna try or think may work. motivational stuff. etc...does anyone else do this and if so, what kinda stuff do you put in it?
    the grass could be greener, and itll always be greener on the other side, but you just never know....this could be the one

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    The only time I have did that was when I was either:
    a.) in iss (in school suspension -all the time anymore)
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    b.) in alternative (basicly the same thing as iss -for about 7 months)

    I just wrote a ton of new routines, different goals I would like to accomplish & a drew a bunch of stupid pictures.
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    the one: sounds like a great idea (as long as you are not missing any important notes in class!). Put anything in there you want--anything you are thinking or feeling, too.
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    yeah im def missing notes but who cares its mostly in stupid classes that arent even for my major (i know still importnat). plus these are great to look back to for motivation or just for fun
    the grass could be greener, and itll always be greener on the other side, but you just never know....this could be the one

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    It's funny that you mention this. For the last week I have been writing a stream of conscious style journal during my classes. Most of the actual content seems to be focused on what I have been doing with my diet and lifting and how it will affect my goals for the future. I am constantly at war with myself because I don't know if I want to cut or bulk right now. I tried a bulk last semester and it got sloppy. I ended up gaining alot of fat along with the muscle. I've since cut my way down to the same weight as before the bulk while keeping the majority of the muscle, so my bodyfat has decreased overall. Spring Break is coming up and I'm not sure another bulk is in order just yet!

    Sorry to derail your thread, but it was pertinent enough thinking for me to write it down the first time, so maybe an extra set of eyes and ears will lend some sage advice.

    Keep up the journal! I know I will be.

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    Every once in a while I start creating graphs for different sorts of functions in my lifting journal. For example I did a rough sketch of what a "Calories vs. Fat-to-Muscle Ratio Added" graph where the origin was at maintenance calories.

    I created some other ones but I don't remember them off the top of my head.
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    I have two notebooks. One is just a small one that I use while training. The other is a huge 5 subject book that I write my planned workouts, diet, injury history, notes on form and technique, attach articles jot down quotes or thoughts and just general notes.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    thats sweet drew, sounds very similar to mine
    the grass could be greener, and itll always be greener on the other side, but you just never know....this could be the one

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