I agree that it can be very difficult to grok someone’s workout strategy by looking at daily training logs. Sometimes that is because the program is complex. Sometimes it is because people have no clear plan, or they change it so often that they might as well not have a plan (and nothing fundamentally wrong with that either).
Also, some of those logs are filled with a lot of banter. If you love that sort of thing, that’s OK. But it generally doesn’t do it for me. Basically, those are only of interest to the parties who have struck up an online friendship. (And I guess I’ve had a few of those over the years, mostly a couple of frequent posters from the old Dr. Darden forum, so I get that aspect of a forum.)
Likewise, I don’t need “accountability”, whatever that means in a forum context. (I have yet to have anyone show up at my door and ask if I’m ok because I stopped posting…).
Nor do I need a lot of affirmations or attaboy’s.
I am at a point where I know what works for me, and what doesn’t. I know how much volume and intensity I can manage before this old body runs out of steam. I know how much adaptation and muscle building is realistic for my genetics and age. I’m not really on a journey any more, I’m fighting a long retreat against the grim reaper. Occasionally, it is interesting to see what other people are doing. But it really doesn’t affect what I’m doing for myself.
I do have some interest in science and physiology as it relates to fitness and health. But even on that front, I’ve reached a point where I feel that I’m talked out on most topics…