I've searched Google and this forum for "work volume calculation" and "volume" and "work volume" I think now that I may have the incorrect terminology because I'm finding more people asking how to calculate muscle volume but nobody talking work volume.
I'm trying to find a simple way to represent the amount of work I have done using weights reps and sets to come to one figure for each exercise. I saw it somewhere reading one of the beginner articles but I've re traced my path and I can't see it.
I'm starting out, so I'm being very inconsistent at the moment. I know this will eventually balance out but it's going to make it hard to work out if I'm progressing or not. I'm having to change weight so I can get the reps needed for the next set (bit off more than I could chew), then blasting too many reps out (not enough weight), digging deep and pushing more than I though possible (maybe I took a longer rest than I thought) on one exercise and failing miserably on another (maybe I didn't leave it long enough).
Can you point me in the right direction?
Either terminology to search for, or a link to an article please.
Picture taken from training log: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dfp28t45_102gcpbfwck