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I still use a mini spiral bound notepad.  Faster to jot things down right after a set than f'ing around with an app.  I'll put a star or asterisk next to anything of importance so I can find it quickly when flipping through.

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I didn't track anything for my first year of XFit. I was just trying to finish and survive each workout. After that I started tracking when I became more concerned about actually improving my performance. I just use a Google spreadsheet.

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Yeah, I think that's a good idea.  I want to get to a solid six months before I start tracking, especially since I'm still learning the movements in some cases (my back squat was completed for the third time and my legs felt great).  That would actually work out good since I started in June, meaning I'd hit six months in January, so it could be part of my new years resolution: start tracking my numbers more + get a single unaided pullup

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+1 for the spiral notebook. I tried spreadsheets, apps, etc. but I can put whatever I want in the notebook. Weights, measurements, lifts, etc. in whatever format I want. 

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1 hour ago, Chattaneer PE said:

+1 for the spiral notebook. I tried spreadsheets, apps, etc. but I can put whatever I want in the notebook. Weights, measurements, lifts, etc. in whatever format I want. 

new icon, who dis?

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1 hour ago, JayKay PE said:

new icon, who dis?

It's (3) consecutive sine waves that are 120 degress out of phase of each other...

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3 hours ago, Chattaneer PE said:

+1 for the spiral notebook. I tried spreadsheets, apps, etc. but I can put whatever I want in the notebook. Weights, measurements, lifts, etc. in whatever format I want. 

I feel you, but I like the searchability of a spreadsheet. It's easy for me to search for all power cleans (for example) and see how I'm (not) progressing. :)

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2 hours ago, jean15paul_PE said:

I feel you, but I like the searchability of a spreadsheet. It's easy for me to search for all power cleans (for example) and see how I'm (not) progressing. :)

Makes sense.

What I end up doing is logging my reps/sets as I complete them during my workout in the notebook:

[Exercise]
[weight]: [reps], [reps], [reps], etc.

I suppose I could put it in a spreadsheet, but I guess for what I do it works out well with a notebook. My exercises are the same each week, and follow a weight progression. I used to just print out the plan which could be like 6-12 weeks long and just check off as it's completed, but I ended up just keeping it in Google sheets and looking at what I need to do for the workout, then writing down what I actually did during the workout in my notebook. If my works were more sporadic like crossfit, it would definitely harder to go through a notebook to find what the last weight was that I used on a specific exercise.

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Well I dont have to input anything at all ;)  the dude and dudettes that run the class enter the data..

But I like that I can export it to a spredhseet and see what progress is being made, since in the cult we dont do much the same week to week I sometimes have a hard time remembering the last weight I did with a movemnet and then maybe if I have to do 50 box jumps for one part then maybe I shouldnt go heavy on the next part. 

I originally started this spreadhseet for the wife since didnt feel like she was seeing progress but then it was pretty neat to see actual progress & you can make charts too :D

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I think I am the begginer that you saw again 1/10 of the time. But I definitely had many people at the gym pegged in these categories. 

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I do strictly home workouts, and weight training with only dumbbells that I tap out around 16-18 lbs (I have adjustable weight dumbbell, with 10 lbs on each dumbbell bar right now). I do +/- 30 minute workouts from a very fit woman named Lauren Gleisberg, who runs a pdf-based workout plan company out of Texas. I am a big proponent for her! Probably not enough for a lot of you gym and/or Xfit people, but I get good results from her plans and eating well. I do her workouts 5 days a week, go on a 5 mile run or a long bike ride usually on Saturdays, and do an hour or so of yoga on Sundays. I like it!

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9 minutes ago, Chattaneer PE said:

I'm interested in trying yoga. Not sure where to start.

Sarah Beth Yoga on Youtube! My husband and I subscribe to her stuff, but she has a bunch of free content on Youtube. We love her for all things yoga.

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12 minutes ago, Chattaneer PE said:

I'm interested in trying yoga. Not sure where to start.

Are you a member of a gym that has yoga classes? I'm guessing not based on the question. That would be the easiest way to try it out.

I've done yoga off and on. I enjoy it, and I feel like it's a good balance to high intensity weight training. But I never stick with it. I can only fit so many workouts into my schedule, and I hate to miss a "real" workout to do yoga. (Intended sarcasm because yoga is a real workout.)

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So there is a yoga studio across the way from our gym- same shopping center but different building - they have been doing yoga outdoors in the evenings in the grass patch right next to our gym - was a funny site Tonight they are in the grass doing all nomaste and shit and we’re doing sled pushes with Guns N’ Roses cranked up and yelling at each other :) 

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On 9/15/2020 at 5:55 PM, Dothracki said:

It's (3) consecutive sine waves that are 120 degress out of phase of each other...

Superman and the Joke GIF | Whoosh / You Missed the Joke | Know Your Meme

As for the gym 'starter pack' you posted, it's super funny because the only time I've ever seen these are when I went for a couple months at a 'normal' gym (Crunch Fitness?).  All the other gyms I've gone to, which are non-corporate and semi-specialized, are usually filled with the nicest people who just all want to get better!

...and for the thread: my legs hurt.  We did strict press (which I ended up dropping in weight because I got confused with all the technical talk) but then it was followed by hamstring sliders + RDLs + dumbbell push press, which was then followed with sled sprints + switch lunges + rainbow slam ball.  There was no 'girl' sled this time.  They were the same weight.  But I kept attempting a run the whole time!  My cardio is shit!  😛

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I'll raise you one on "My cardio is shit" and mention that we did a seven-minute AMRAP of Burpees to 6-inch Target today (jump to touch something 6-inches above your head) (insert dick joke here) and oh my gosh that seven minutes was terrible. 

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3 hours ago, JayKay PE said:

Superman and the Joke GIF | Whoosh / You Missed the Joke | Know Your Meme

As for the gym 'starter pack' you posted, it's super funny because the only time I've ever seen these are when I went for a couple months at a 'normal' gym (Crunch Fitness?).  All the other gyms I've gone to, which are non-corporate and semi-specialized, are usually filled with the nicest people who just all want to get better!

...and for the thread: my legs hurt.  We did strict press (which I ended up dropping in weight because I got confused with all the technical talk) but then it was followed by hamstring sliders + RDLs + dumbbell push press, which was then followed with sled sprints + switch lunges + rainbow slam ball.  There was no 'girl' sled this time.  They were the same weight.  But I kept attempting a run the whole time!  My cardio is shit!  😛

Hamstring sliders sound delicious. I like mine with mustard; no ketchup please.

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55 minutes ago, csb said:

I'll raise you one on "My cardio is shit" and mention that we did a seven-minute AMRAP of Burpees to 6-inch Target today (jump to touch something 6-inches above your head) (insert dick joke here) and oh my gosh that seven minutes was terrible. 

yes that one sucks!

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48 minutes ago, jean15paul_PE said:

Hamstring sliders sound delicious. I like mine with mustard; no ketchup please.

I was disgusted at first because I could only picture eating an actual hamstring and then I started thinking too hard about how all meat is muscles and now I'm thinking I'll have a grilled cheese for lunch. 

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2 hours ago, csb said:

I was disgusted at first because I could only picture eating an actual hamstring and then I started thinking too hard about how all meat is muscles and now I'm thinking I'll have a grilled cheese for lunch. 

Gotta build up that meat

I hope I didn't turn you vegan. :)

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