Sharing Your Workouts: how do you write it down?

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    Sep 26, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    I change my routine every 6-12 weeks, sometimes coming up with a plan by myself and sometimes getting advice from Sagi Kalev (http://www.sagikalev.com/), who is a trainer at my gym. When I develop a new routine, I always write it down and put it into a Word document, so that I can take a printout of each day with me to refer to at the gym.

    I've recently added links to download all my workouts to my profile (scroll down in my profile to "Workout Routines", under "Looking to Meet"), so I can just refer people who email me about my workouts.

    But I've also noticed something: my notation isn't best for everyone. To me, it's a great shorthand and tells me everything I need to know to do my workout. But I guess (from what I've heard) it's not immediately obvious to everyone.

    Is there a particular format you have for writing down your routine? When reading descriptions of routines online, what do you like or dislike, and what do you find clear or unclear? Is there a "standard" format that you think all workout routines should be written in?

    I'd like to be able to share my notes in a way that is more accessible, so I'm interested in your feedback.
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    Sep 27, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    I went and had a look at your workouts (well, honestly, the first one)
    I found them pretty easy to understand and didn't have any problems with it.

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    Sep 27, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    I think it is awesome that you wrote your workouts out and provided them to the masses. They are easy to understand, just need to know what the exercise is that you are referring to - which anyone can look up.

    I would not change a thing - They're Great.