Hi, this is my first post on this forum but I’ve been a fan of T-Nation for a while now. Go easy on me
I noticed there’s a forum on here for training logs, and seems people are diligent about tracking their sets and posting them. I have always found that to be the best way to stay focused in the gym, and to hold myself accountable to continually improve.
I was wondering if people use any apps to log their workouts, or if they prefer to walk around with notebooks? I personally like apps, but couldn’t find anything that really seemed to work for me.
I’m interested to hear how you all track your workouts, and would love any feedback you may have on whether you find my app useful.[/quote]
I open up a blank email on my phone and record every set, rep, load, and workout start and finish time and email it to myself. Then at home I enter it into my Word log.[/quote]
That sounds awful
When I was doing 5/3/1, I’d just write out my TMs. If you can’t work out your working/supplementary sets in your head, you have bigger issues than tracking.
Nowadays, I use a notepad. I’ve always found apps rather cumbersome for not much benefit.[/quote]
I started working out again in August and since have done everything by feel. I generally do the same exercises, but sets/reps/loading varies. I don’t recommend that for everyone, but I am in a somewhat unique situation (defensive lineman in college, met wife & stopped lifting, started it back up almost a decade later). If I did a program with prescribed loading, I’d pre-write it and just track my comments.