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  1. KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    What apps or websites do you use to track training / nutrition or to help you progress in some way?

    I use;
    - Fitnotes. Basic, but awesome app to track workouts. I like being able to not only see previous workouts, but chart my volume over time.

    - Runtastic. Tracks my LISS workouts

    - Jango. Like Pandora, but with no commercials.

    I abandoned Myfitnesspal when they started charging for literally everything. Haven't found a replacement yet. What do you guys use?
     
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  2. belph Pissing into the wind.

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    I use dat dere cell tech
     
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    mapmyrun to see how far i ran

    microsoft excel for weightlifting program

    sherdog training logs for recording
     
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  4. FyrFytr998 Black Belt

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    I just reinstalled myfitnesspal after not using it for a loooong time and apparently now you have to pay for almost everything.

    Any new free apps that were as good as that one was a year or 2 ago?
     
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  6. EL CORINTHIAN Purple Belt

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    Fitday
     
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  7. corpse Yellow Belt

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    - my head
    - pen & paper
    - dezso ban blog
     
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    I use a note app on my Samsung phone to log my sessions and then copy-and-paste it to my training log.
     
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    Was that around the time when Under Armour bought them?
     
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  10. PUO3 You are a can.

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    Food scale and Myfitnesspal. Havent found a need to purchase anything further.

    I may buy a fitbit as my new gig has me walking and climbing for the better part of my day so Im curious to see what all that activity adds up to.
     
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  11. Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    Occasionally I'll log meals in MyFitnessPal.

    I've made some nifty spreadsheets. I have one that makes a full 5/3/1 12-week workout plan if you enter your maxes. Also one that gives me a guide for PL attempts, basically a high-medium-low option for each attempt in kilograms that I can refer to quickly so I can call out attempts at the table after a lift. And one that creates some nice graphs when I enter my workout information.

    I'm waiting for fitness trackers to get reliable and accurate enough -- I want to have accurate heart rate without having to wear a chest strap. Then I'll pull the trigger on a wrist one. I think it would be handy to track my sleep and recovery. So far, though, I don't get feedback that they're good enough.

    I use a walk tracker (MapMyWalk) when I take my dogs for long walks on the weekends. We'll go three to five miles, often through the woods.

    I could certainly get more "techy" with my lifting. I love gadgets.
     
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  12. TehWeak1 Naked eating bacon

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    I have a bunch of excel spreadsheets that I have made in the past. They're all programmed and shit, but I have stopped putting too much emphasis on exact numbers. Limiting yourself to a number on a day is probably the most biggest mistake I have made since starting in 2012.
     
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  13. Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    Not to derail the conversation (perhaps it's worth its own thread) but I've actually found that my recent progress has coincided with, and is possibly attributable to, the narrowing of my focus and adherence to the goal numbers (sets and reps). I've done less variety of exercises and have "winged it" or "gone by feel" less and seen results. Not entirely sure why, but it's happened.
     
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    Funny, I had a conversation with a gym acquaintance last night about this very thing. We established that I needed less narrowing, and he needed more. I think a combination of the two is what makes a successful training.

    For example, least night I was supposed to hit 415 on the DL for 5 sets of 2. When I brought the 2nd rep up, and I felt good, I'd bang out another rep. When I set up for the next set, I went with the expectation of getting 2 reps, but again if I felt good, I'd hit a 3rd. I like this approach; and what it told me was that, although I still needed and wanted to know what is supposed to be on the bar, I am not to restrict myself to prescribed reps. This makes training a little more interesting I think.
     
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    I listen to compact discs while I lift.
     
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  16. TehWeak1 Naked eating bacon

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    At home, which is now where I will be training, I do too!
     
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  17. j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    myfitnesspal for food

    and I have a spreadsheet I made for my own workout log.
     
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  18. belph Pissing into the wind.

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    The fuck is a compact disc?
     
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    I use this app to keep track of my calories. However, I don't try to keep it at zero.
     
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