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    Keeping a workout journal: Anyone else do this...

    I have always used a training book to moniter my progress in the gym. Up until recently a sample page in my log would look something like this...

    1/15/04
    Chest
    Incline Barbell- 225x10
    245x8
    275x6
    315x4
    Now since we're no longer in the stone age I figured I would change my old ways. This is what my log looks like now...

    1/23/04
    Chest New lifts
    Incline Barbell-225x10 225x10
    245x8 245x8
    275x6 275x7
    315x4 315x5

    *Not claiming a major discovery here or anything but just wondering how many others keep their training logs like this. I think its a good mental tool for beating lifts.

    ~US~

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    im sure you know what your doing..........

    ...but i always see clueless little boys with their notebook and pen in the gym.....writing down something after ever set........

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    My workout log is the best way to motivate me. If I see that I did so many reps last week, I either try to lift more or get at least one more rep. This way I know that there is progression in my strength.

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    I see quite a few people at my gym that keep a log, but personally I don't need one because I can remember everything that I have done without writing it down.

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    i keep a spreadsheet on my computer at home, helps me remember what i did for my last workout

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    I like to use Money Ledgers - lots of colums in a small hardcover binder. I don't always keep a record but when I do I always see great results cause I know where I can make progression... no one built a house without a plan.

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    I keep one for diet and another for my workout. Generally up date my workout diary at my desk and I'll review a previous workout prior to working out to know what to hit and at what weight. Saves me a lot of time in the gym.

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    I keep a workout log on my computer to keep track of my workouts. It has helped me to identify weak spots tons.

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