Work out log question.

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  1. Zoolander

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    I keep hearing its good to keep some type of log in a note pad or something similar. What kind of stuff do you guys have in yours and how do you organize it?
     
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    pocket sized notebook, i just use it in the gym then copy the shit onto the comp as a hard copy and rip out the old pages to consolidate size.
     
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    Shit i forgot that was there, thanks.
     
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    I use a notepad and transfer it to my workout log on here after.

    I also find it's a lot easier if you plan your workout including weights out ahead of time. I started off just going to the gym to "do chest". Then I'd float around and grab whatever was open and try whatever weights I thought I could use.

    I'm more accurate now and believe the strength increases I've seen are related to this new habit.
     
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    Weight, height?

    I should start recording down what I do, I just set it so it feels right, usually do 8x3sets.. works well, try en make it so i struggle a lot on that 8th lift.

    I started bench at a pathetic 55x10 :o :ugh:

    And in a month 2 weeks its a pathetic 95x6-8 :o:o :wtc::wtc:

    6'2 164 :ugh::o:wtc:

    btw my chest is LAGGGING compared to everything else, I can out-do my friends on most other machines, and they put up like 155 on bench.. its whack.
     
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    :werd: this is why i like 5/3/1... set goals/weight/reps you need to hit every week.
     
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    dawt, same for 5x5
     
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    same here... but i just plan out my exercises ahead of time and not the weights
     
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    yup, i try to increase the weight and reps every workout.
     
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    I ended up just putting what work outs i wanna do for chest on one page, tris on one page bi's on a page shoulder on a page and so on....

    I have the date on the top of the page at the far left, and then the all the work outs for each going across the top and drew divider lines goin to the bottom of the page, this way i can say i wanna do chest today and these workouts and just go across the list and make sure i do all. also i can now see progress and all of that. I figure it should help me do actual work outs instead of like Ribbie said about floating around and doin whatever.
     
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    I just use a flexible binder filled with loose-leaf paper and draw in my own columns etc. I don't bother transferring the info to my computer, but it does piss me off when the pages tear out of the binder. :mad:
     
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