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How Do You Count Sets?


#1

When you guys/girls have to do a high amount of sets, how do you keep track of which set you are on? Possibly stacking 2 1/2 pound weights, pen marks, or maybe you just fucking know every time?


#2

wat


#3

Pen and paper?


#4

If you are having a lot of trouble I guess you could make a little counter out of beads. Search for pace counters.


#5

Are you on teh drugz?


#6

so you guys are saying you dont forget what sets your on???


#7

I’m not implying anything about you here, but I know that back when I was less serious about my training than I am now I would forget which set I was on from time to time… ‘Wait, was this my 4th or 5th set?’. I’d talk with people in between sets or just sort of think about other stuff.

Now I just focus on my training and I never forget which set I’m on anymore.


#8

[quote]That One Guy wrote:
wat[/quote]


#9

I cut notches on my thigh with a box cutter.


#10

[quote]HerbertNL wrote:
I’m not implying anything about you here, but I know that back when I was less serious about my training than I am now I would forget which set I was on from time to time… ‘Wait, was this my 4th or 5th set?’. I’d talk with people in between sets or just sort of think about other stuff.

Now I just focus on my training and I never forget which set I’m on anymore. [/quote]

Happened to me before. When this happens I assume the lower and carry on.


#11

[quote]Hr.Kirchebrandt wrote:
Pen and paper?

[/quote]

X2

I didn’t use to keep a log when I first started, now I’d be lost without it.


#12

1…2…3…4…


#13

[quote]Devilhunter187 wrote:
so you guys are saying you dont forget what sets your on???[/quote]

No I don’t forget. Lol that is like going to a whore house and forgetting to ask for a BJ.


#14

Back when I used to smoke a lot of weed, I would forget sets. I would also forget the day of the week, the year, my pants, all kind of things. The only thing I wouldn’t forget was to eat.

What was I talking about?


#15

find the most useless machine in the gym as I am sure there are many and use the pegs of the weight stack to keep track of what set you are on (standing calf machine, lat pulldown machines work well). I only really need to use them when i am doing 5+ sets as it seems easy enough to count the lower set days.

When in doubt if you have done enough, do another set.


#16

[quote]Nate112 wrote:
1…2…3…4…[/quote]5…6…7…8…9…15!
wait what?


#17

[quote]beachguy498 wrote:
I cut notches on my thigh with a box cutter.[/quote]

Thats a new one; sick of tattooing lines on my body to count sets


#18

Happens to me occasionally.


#19

I punch babies in the face…when I have 4 babies crying, I move on the next exercise on the list. My fist is usually sore after about 12-20 babies depending on body parts trained.


#20

where the child with down sydrom saying “I can count to four potato!”?
Or something like that. Would be perfect here.