Recording your workouts

  • Heart2Heart

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    Oct 27, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    Hey guys!

    Okay, I've been working out for about a year and a half, and I haven't been seeing any improvement in the last little while. So, I'm thinking I need to change things up and take things more seriously. I was thinking of recording what exercises I would be doing that particular day and for how many reps and such.

    My problem is, how do I go about doing this? How do you guys set up your pages, and more importantly, does doing this actually help your workout results?

    Thanks in advance guys.
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    I use 3 by 5 inch notecards. I have a separate notecard for each exercise and at the top I record what the exercise is, the last weight I used before starting a new card and the sets and reps. After I do a particular exercise I record the date and what I was able to do. This way I can look back to see for quite a while what I was able to do, see if I am in a plateau or not. Also with the separate cards I only take the exercise cards I will use for that day
    and I can mix them up if I want or skip over one if a machine is busy, then come back to it. I just have a rubber band around the cards I use and keep a pen attached to the cards under the band.
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    I need to be better at this!!!! MUCH better.
    I TRY to use a 9 1/2x6 notebook.
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:51 PM GMT
    Ummm......if recording really helps you, that's great. I've never done it. I go in with a mental picture of what I want to do, and remember the stats of my last workout. I like to be in and out.

    Besides, I've seen guys spend more time writing in their notebooks rather than actually doing the exercises.

    JUST DO IT!