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    Poll: Log book or no log book?

    How many of you use a log beat and try to keep track/beat previous PR's. I feel it is an often overlooked aspect of making good progress by means of progressive overload.

    Do you log workouts? Why or why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUTCHPHARMA View Post
    How many of you use a log beat and try to keep track/beat previous PR's. I feel it is an often overlooked aspect of making good progress by means of progressive overload.

    Do you log workouts? Why or why not?
    I log every workout I feel like it helps me dial in and great goals to beat and be better every time and you take the guess work out ... I gotta say I donít think Iíll ever stop logging my workouts and will probabaky hold on to as many as I can


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    I always log workouts to track progressive overload. The only time I don't it's on bullshit days where I'm just working around an injury for a pump

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    I dont need a book because I remember everything by the weight to the rep. I do make a pre contest book going into a show, and track meals, weight, body fat, etc.


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    Always log

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    I keep a.log book/journal. Ensures I progress in some way every week. I never repeat more than once

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    No log book needed. I remember my previous workouts weights reps etc.

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    I always log. I know more or less the weights I can do but tracking reps and whether to I crease or not is why I use it

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    Log Book for me, Iím a visual guy so actually applying it to paper and reading it dials me in more focus wise. And itís extra motivation to see those bombers and set out to crush them next round.

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    Yep.

    You can't remember everything about your previous session if you are really focusing on the training, I don't care who you are.

    My log book is jammed with info.

    Anabolics I'm on and anything I used pre

    Pre training meal

    Intra workout drink

    Sleep the night before

    If I worked before training

    Time I train

    Where in the rep I missed it (bottom, halfway)

    Any nagging pains

    How I feel

    Everything. If you REALLY focus on progressive overload, you HAVE to get that detailed when you're deep into a blast of increasing the weights and really reaching for strength after a long time of progression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Yep.

    You can't remember everything about your previous session if you are really focusing on the training, I don't care who you are.

    My log book is jammed with info.

    Anabolics I'm on and anything I used pre

    Pre training meal

    Intra workout drink

    Sleep the night before

    If I worked before training

    Time I train

    Where in the rep I missed it (bottom, halfway)

    Any nagging pains

    How I feel

    Everything. If you REALLY focus on progressive overload, you HAVE to get that detailed when you're deep into a blast of increasing the weights and really reaching for strength after a long time of progression.
    Sounds crazy I even keep track of water intake and stuff line that too and get so caught up in the sets sometimes I used my fingers to Count or rallyís kudos to anyone who doesnít need the book I truly mean it but for me itís been a game changer in my entire life in general Iíd say because it helps with time management as well


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    In my log i also like to add percentages of completion of my task for example when all my macros are 10-15 grams close to the target for the day i log 100% in food column.If you start doing this most of people will be verry surprised in a bad way after seeing the results from lets say just a week.

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    I log lab work, cycles, side effects slash/ problems, and how I solved the issue. It makes for a good tool of reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killabe View Post
    Log Book for me, Iím a visual guy so actually applying it to paper and reading it dials me in more focus wise. And itís extra motivation to see those bombers and set out to crush them next round.
    Love these books have the exact one has dist on it tho hahah

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    Log. Have to to make progress. I have 30 years of workouts logged. Can look back and see what programs were most effective for me. All that trial and error would be lost without workout logs.

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