Training Logs... do you keep one?

  • manpit209

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    Feb 18, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    I'm curious to know if there are any of you here that keep a workout log. I haven't done this in the past but I'm thinking about it now.

    I'm really trying to get a flat stomach and I want to take every initiative to make that happen. I dunno if that's too general of a goal but that's really what I want and maybe a log will help me achieve it.

    For those of you who do have logs do you do it electronically or on paper? Does it help keep you motivated? What do you keep a log of? Do you keep a log of the type of exercise along with reps/sets and amount of weight? Do you also track calories in it?

    Thanks for any feedback.
  • jgymnast733

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    Feb 19, 2010 9:06 AM GMT
    No i dont keep one , i'm also trying to get the 6pack in time for summer, maybe i'll start keeping a log afterall...icon_idea.gif
  • UFJocknerd

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    Feb 19, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    Kept one for years. I find it really beneficial. I also have my major lifts tracked on bodybuilding.com's pretty progress charts.
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    I log my results with the Concept2 Indoor Rower online for a bit of fun and self competition, and for athletics I monitor and train myself with the Polar HRM which adjusts my weekly regime according to my fitness levels.

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    Feb 19, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    Well, I've been blogging a lot about P90X, but I also write down on resistance days what weight I have been using and how many reps so that I can at least set a goal for the following week. It's helpful in that sense, but I haven't gone beyond that just yet.

    --Adam
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    Feb 19, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    I have a couple of gym rat friends that keep up with them but I find them to be slightly obsessive. If you are at the gym just to improve the way you look then yes it would be beneficial to keep one, but if you are there just to reduce stress like I do, its not worth it.

    I more or less just do what I feel like doing, I don't want to feel as though I am letting myself down if I do less from one day to the next.
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    Feb 19, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    Oh geez... if I did it would need to put it in an excel spreadsheet.
    Too many activities too often. Training log sounds like another job.
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    Feb 19, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    I'd like to get 2 work out routines I could do every 2 weeks for muscle confusion but I really haven't come up with anything. I wanted to try training logs but I don't think I would like carrying papers around while working out. icon_redface.gif