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Overthinkers: this is the log for you

Post by KenDowns » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:30 pm

It seems that, by general acclamation, I am a member of the overthinkers club. This has often showed up in my logs, which I kept changing and tweaking over and over for over 2 years.

Until I came up with this log sheet. Since the day I started with it I've never changed it and never even thought about it. You can track 6 months of progress for a lift on one page.

Apparently we are not allowed to upload XLSX (Excel) spreadsheets. Oh well, if you want the Spreadsheet maybe Ironman or Doc can tell us if there is a forum-legal way to distribute it.

NOTE: This and other borderline useless posts will continue until somebody posts something of more substance.
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Re: Overthinkers: this is the log for you

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:07 am

If you want the spread sheet, just PM your email address to Ken, and he can send it to you.
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Re: Overthinkers: this is the log for you

Post by KenDowns » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:14 am

Here is the squat log filled out.

Note that I still have a main log that lists all exercises in a day.
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Re: Overthinkers: this is the log for you

Post by KenDowns » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:16 am

For deadlift I don't follow the same kind of program, so there's a lot of coloring outside the lines of the log, but it still gives me months worth of work at a glance.
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Re: Overthinkers: this is the log for you

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:34 pm

I like the voice recorder at the gym and logging into excel at home method

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Re: Overthinkers: this is the log for you

Post by Dub » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:32 pm

I went with a similar logging last year when I did 531. It was simple: The main exercises, one assistance or two max, then get out. Simple, but effective. Shortened my workouts to mere 30-40 minutes. No need to think too much, just do prescribed reps and then address some weak points. I keep everything in my notebook, which is with me all the time.
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Re: Overthinkers: this is the log for you

Post by JasonJones » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:16 pm

I just buy little accounting ledgers. They're like $6, they fit in my back pocket and they've got 100 pages each.

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