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  • Yes, they help me keep track of what I'm lifting.

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  • Nope, they're a pain in the ass.

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  • Yes I do, but only on select lifts.

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    How many of you keep a workout journal?

    Hey fellas,

    I see big guys at the gym that keep a daily record of what they lift. I see big guys at the gym that don't worry about a journal.

    SO, I was wondering what the majority of you guys do?


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    Personally, I do not keep one. I'm able to remember what I use for each excersize and find writing everything down just a pain.
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    Hey, I definately keep a log. It's handy seeing what you have lifted and done from week to week. I can look back at september and laugh at what i use to be lifting. Its encouraging for sure.
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    i dont use one.they really dont help me,i keep all the info in my head.
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    it si hard enough to remmeber my gloves, if I want to document data I will spend more time in Chem.
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    i use one
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    I couldn't imagine not using one.
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    Originally posted by w8s
    I couldn't imagine not using one.
    Booo
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    I use one, but it is not very detailed. I Just have the weight I am doing for each exercise.
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    I think it was one of best things I have done for lifting. I can go back and look at the weight I was using on a lift a certain time period ago, so that helps me see if my lifting is still progressing using my current program. It's also cool to go back and look at how much I've improved in about a year
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    I just started using one the other day.
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    Yes, I use my log book that BB.com gave me as a freebie with my last order. I might start doing an online log soon too with my new program.
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    whats up w/ all these massive bumps!
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    Originally Posted by Infinitus Vox View Post
    whats up w/ all these massive bumps!
    only just noticed that.
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    i do, it helps me keep track of when to up the weight and stuff like that...
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    Didn't use to now I see it as a necessity.
    Disregard abs, acquire mass.
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    I do, but I don't put every detail, just important PR's
    My training log:

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    I do. So I can lolz at my old lifts.
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    I use one. I look into it before every workout and make sure that I increase the weight even if I have to use fractional plates. This ensures that every workout results in progression.
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    Yes I do, they provide it at my gym, easy way to see your improvement and to set goals.
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    Iv got one, a sweet jurnal i bought at wall mart
    i write down every set i did and every rep + weight/comments
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    I dont keep a hard copy I just remember it in my head and I just started one on here for myself and that way if people want to comment and give advice they can. I also record what I ate for the day
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    yep..i use one...best way to see if ur improving or not...its hard to remember how much weight u lift for however many reps without it
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    I sorta do. I use the workout tracker on here. I just use it to record what exercises, sets/reps, and weight I use each week. Also helps show improvement and encourages me to go harder.
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    Strong bump
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    Damn... 2003....

    I dont use one... never have.

    These numbers run through my mind all day long anyway so its not like im gonna forget them.
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    Yup

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    Helps me keep track on my lifts
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    waste of time imo, i know what i can lift and take each set to muscular failure
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    my squat bench and deadlift seem to be improving in weight every two weeks so i guess i dont need it i just lift what feels good with the accessory work, but i make sure i suffer each workout so all good
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    I write down my workouts and continue to update them with weights and excersises but no journal
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