|12-31-2011, 05:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
|12-31-2011, 06:15 PM||#2|
Bigger, Stronger, BAMA!
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Squats
Fav Supp: Deadlifts
A log provides a place of accountability and some record to assist in your progression. I keep both a written or spreadsheet log and logs on two websites. Since I train at home, the online readers of my logs are my training partners. The written logs allow me to keep track of my progress over the years, they also show me my mistakes and failures so that I do not make them again.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
|12-31-2011, 09:13 PM||#3|
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Join Date: Jul 2009
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Bam pretty much said it all. I keep a paper and computer log and am always referring to my previous workouts.
|01-01-2012, 06:06 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Training Exp: 12+ years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Chicken
I think it's important to have some method of analysing your workouts. I've actually stopped keeping a paper log since Btb and I have a thread where we discuss training, that serves to take the place of discourse I would normally have with myself in a written log.
For the majority of people the simplest option is still the training log, whether that be electronic or paper. I still have some 10+ years of paper logs available to me and 6 or so years of training logged at various forums.
|01-01-2012, 08:48 AM||#5|
Kettlebells' Angel !!!!
Join Date: Dec 2010
Training Type: Other
I keep a full written version of my workouts, including: subtleties of weight combos, subleties of form changes, how I felt on the day, what time of day, duration of workout and anything else I feel may have adversely or positively affected the workout, no matter how small a detail.
Online, I keep a basic log which doesn't give the whole picture but rather snippets from the workout, mainly because I don't want to write it all out twice and I detest diary-style stuff; I know, however, that every detail I require is at hand on paper which is easier than accessing the internet at times.
36.5 kg /80.3 lb Middle-Finger DL (right hand)...
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