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    Dear Diary

    Does anyone use a diary (either for fitness or something else entirely) ? I've been thinking about going digital rather than pen and paper but wanted something beyond microsoft word + excel documents. Anyone have any recommendations ? Has to be free.

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    I post mine.
    I even go back to see what muscle group I am training day to day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    Does anyone use a diary (either for fitness or something else entirely) ? I've been thinking about going digital rather than pen and paper but wanted something beyond microsoft word + excel documents. Anyone have any recommendations ? Has to be free.
    I keep a workout log - pen and paper. Over the years I've fine-tuned it to work for me. It helps a lot with keeping my workouts fresh. Never the same thing twice
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    Nope, I got this serious memory issue in that I almost never forget anything.

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    I am currently trying to stop my google syndrome along with writing shit down, just to see how memory is functioning

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    Right now I have 2.5 years worth of training logs. They are like ancient scriptures, you need a researcher to try and read them, it's my handwriting lol. My little notebooks have been very good for me. A lot of times I go back to see what I have been doing to try and figure out the best attack to get out of that staleness and find something as new as possible.

    I wish I had all of them, I would have had about 12 years worth of training logs by now, I threw them away RIP memories, RIP the notes I had on conditioning, I had some limitless endurance for martial arts back in the day and had worked my way up to a pretty good HIIT routine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinmuscles View Post
    Right now I have 2.5 years worth of training logs. They are like ancient scriptures, you need a researcher to try and read them, it's my handwriting lol. My little notebooks have been very good for me. A lot of times I go back to see what I have been doing to try and figure out the best attack to get out of that staleness and find something as new as possible.

    I wish I had all of them, I would have had about 12 years worth of training logs by now, I threw them away RIP memories, RIP the notes I had on conditioning, I had some limitless endurance for martial arts back in the day and had worked my way up to a pretty good HIIT routine...

    What type of book do you use to keep your training log? I've just been using the "notebook" school-style option from the dollar store. It's $1.50 for a 3 pack and each one has about 50 pages.

    I considered getting a fancy leather journal but figured i'll spend hundreds filling it over the years

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    "Simple workout log" on the google play store. It works great. You can input your routines, different exercises, it will track and graph your progress for you, has a timer if you are like me and cant count to 60 without getting distracted. Easy to use. Highly recommended.
    I used to just use a regular notebook, but the cover and pages would start falling off. Pain in the butt, never going back now Ive gone digital

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    Fitness related, I use the Strong app and MyFitnessPal. I log everything in there as well as my thread in the nutrition section

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    I keep a workout log - pen and paper. Over the years I've fine-tuned it to work for me. It helps a lot with keeping my workouts fresh. Never the same thing twice
    I do the same, I have 99 % of all workouts for the last 10 years that I've been lifting. I use them to track my progress and if I get that feeling that I'm not progressing I look at my work outs from years ago.
    It really motivates me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel101 View Post
    I do the same, I have 99 % of all workouts for the last 10 years that I've been lifting. I use them to track my progress and if I get that feeling that I'm not progressing I look at my work outs from years ago.
    It really motivates me.
    I keep one... pen and paper. I used to save them, but now I just use it week by week to increase weight or reps. It gets pretty weathered and people joke that it is an antique. I just tell them that it is the secret to the world. LOL


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