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Old 05-14-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
Eric Dewees
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Workout Logs

What does everybody use for workout logs? I have been using the CF website; however, I want to be find my data faster. I also think it would be very motivating to see my performance charts.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:46 AM   #2
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Re: Workout Logs

I use a spreadsheet that I've modified over time. I have one to track daily wods, in addition to one for the girls (to track progress in that WO), one for o-lifts, one for CFT, one for SS, etc. With the spotlight feature in Mac OS 10.5 I'm able to instantly find, say, the last time I did Cindy, or whether I did the 070419 workout.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:12 AM   #3
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Re: Workout Logs

I "blog" my workouts in an online journal, but that's mostly because I'm a huge geek and record almost everything in my life online. I keep a pad of sticky notes at my gym and jot down my times as soon as I'm done the WOD, then when I get home I post them online.

It's convenient for me because I can access my workout log from anywhere I can get an internet connection, and I can use the "search" function to find previous workouts, etc.

Most of the other Xfitters at my gym just use a notepad or notebook; keep it simple, right?
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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Re: Workout Logs

I use a 4x6" spiral-bound notebook.
It's portable, searchable, always archived - I have over six months of workouts in just thirty pages or so.
Not as comprehensive or quick as a computer log, but more sustainable for me. I write it down at the gym when I finish.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:58 AM   #5
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Re: Workout Logs

I have a notebook that I log daily stuff into, which I use for reference when I'm at the gym, but I copy everything into an Excel spreadsheet by exercise/WOD to track progress over time and plan workouts/weights before heading out to the gym. I'm constantly tinkering, adding a separate section for my SS cycle, and I'm thinking of adding a sheet tracking diet, effort, and qualitative performance. All this is recorded in the notebook in one place, but having things sorted in the spreadsheet is really valuable for benchmarking and connecting the dots.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #6
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Re: Workout Logs

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What does everybody use for workout logs? I have been using the CF website; however, I want to be find my data faster. I also think it would be very motivating to see my performance charts.

I've posted a version of the Excel spreadsheet I built. See this post.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:13 PM   #7
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Re: Workout Logs

Spiral Notebook that my affiliate produces. I can track everything, and write comments about each workout. I need to know my previous best weights and times on WODs, bodyweight, warm-up, whether I did too many reps before going to singles, etc...
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:52 PM   #8
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Re: Workout Logs

I do mine online.

If I want to find something quickly such as a certain workout it's fairly easy to find. For example, if my log is in forums.crossfit.com/workoutslogs or something like that then I could go:

cindy site:forums/crossfit.com/workoutlogs and google would pull up all of the pages where I did a cindy.

Depending on the forum you can also use the search button but sometimes it doesn't let you use specific phrases so.. that's kinda moot.

The excel template is probably a good idea.. or logsitall.com as well
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