Progres?

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    Sep 11, 2007 9:12 AM GMT
    Hi all,

    If you go and workout, how do you register your w/o and progres?
    Do you keep a schedule or log to keep track?

    I keep a small (A6) schedule with me to the gym, where I keep track of the weights/reps I stopped the last time.

    Really would like to know your views!
  • GQjock

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    Sep 11, 2007 10:58 AM GMT
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    Sep 11, 2007 1:27 PM GMT
    "If you go and workout, how do you register your w/o and progres?
    Do you keep a schedule or log to keep track?"

    A paper and pencil until I finish, then into my laptop - an excel spreadsheet, later.

    R
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    Sep 11, 2007 2:46 PM GMT
    I got a very nice book from Barnes and Noble that I took maybe four times, but it was so ridiculously oversized i stopped quickly.

    it just wasn't practical.
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    Sep 11, 2007 3:04 PM GMT
    I actually don't. I used to at the begining but I'm to lazy to carry around a piece of paper and pencil in the gym. That and when I'm in the zone its sort of annoying to do that. The only time I consciously track progress is when I change location (school, home, work) I have to remember what I did before I left and what I am doing now that I am back.
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    Sep 11, 2007 3:21 PM GMT
    yes, I write down everything I eat, how much water I drink and my exercise routine. Been doing that for a few years now.
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    Sep 11, 2007 3:24 PM GMT
    I write down what I eat on a post it while I'm at work, then discard it when i leave. I know how many calories I have left to consume that day before bed, so it's not hard to split that number for dinner and a snack.
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    Sep 11, 2007 5:03 PM GMT
    I haven't even put batteries in the cycle computer for about three or four years. I know what gears I usually use to climb each hill, and what weights I usually have on each bar, and whether I'm doing better or worse than usual.

    I do cut workout programs from magazines, laminate them, and keep them in a notebook, in the laundry room/gym.
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    Sep 12, 2007 1:45 AM GMT
    I keep all of my workouts on an Excel spreadsheet and plan them out before I go to the gym. When I'm being diligent (which I'm not right now) I keep track of everything, including what I eat & when, my workouts, and my cardio. I'm usually in better shape when I'm being diligent about writing everything down. However, I also try to enjoy my workouts, and that's progress enough for me sometimes.
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    Sep 12, 2007 4:45 AM GMT
    I keep a workout diary, and write my routine into it the night before. It helps me keep track of where I am at. It never fails to frustrate me when I see other guys wandering aimlessly around the gym, doing a few bench presses, a couple of lat pulldowns, some tri rope pulls etc.
    I like to get into the gym, hit my workout hard and get out. No chatting around the watercooler, no lounging around. Just get it done and get on with my day.
    A diary helps me.
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    Sep 12, 2007 10:06 AM GMT
    I agree that enjoying the workout is one of the most important things.
    IMO registering what I've been eating is a bit much, but I do have some 'bans' concerning food (e.g. pork, white bread, alcohol, smoking) but those are just rules I follow.
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    Sep 12, 2007 2:16 PM GMT
    I tend to not eat enough protein, so the food diary is very helpful. I agree with what Cronker said about having a goal in mind and knowing what you will be doing for the workout. I look for progress when I can increase the weights in my planned workout - sometimes the intended weight, which used to be heavy, seems light. I try not to weigh myself more than once or twice a month and look for progress in how my clothes fit.
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    Sep 12, 2007 2:30 PM GMT
    I know I am at or near my fittest when I don't have lower back pain, which (in my case) mainly occurs because of poor core strength, lack of flexibility, and a protruding gut.
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    Sep 12, 2007 2:39 PM GMT
    I log food training and water intake

    I keep my training routine on a web page so I can download it wherever I am in case I have forgotten it!

    As for progress itself if I dont do at least 3 PB's on either weight or reps Im mightily pissed!