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Evening all, my first post of the forums!

I was wondering what everyone else was using to track their training programmes? I'd tried MyFitnessPal, which is great for tracking calories and cardio, but real cumbersome for tracking lifts. There seem to be a lot of solutions for tracking cardio but the "weights" section always seems an after thought.

For the last few months I'd been recording it all on paper, but figured somebody must have made something to do it online! It wasn't easy to find, and there are some bad ones - but the best I found was GymWolf (http://www.gymwolf.com).

Doesn't look like the take up is that high at the minute and there are some awesome features they could develop but haven't yet (like a way to back up my data), but all in all its served me well these last 2 weeks. You can put in the weight, number of reps and sets easy enough and track progress through graphs

Anyone found anything better/just as good?

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Pretty cool! Doesn't look like it can track body weight exercises, though. I've been using paper myself, but I can always nerd out to some graphs.

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In terms of online tracking, I just joined Fitocracy (www.fitocracy.com) yesterday. It's pretty great (in beta so a little buggy), and it actually has decent tracking for bodyweight exercises.

Did I mention quests and achievements?

Edit: I couldn't find a group already, so I created Nerd Fitness Rebel Army (http://www.fitocracy.com/group/361/)

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Until you get an invite for Fitocracy you can use Jefit, it's a really good app for Android.

You're right. I forgot it was still invite only. Here's the link I used to register, it should still be good: http://www.fitocracy.com/register/?invite_code=GOODTIMES

Edit: If the above link doesn't work, PM me as I still have 10 invites.

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It may not be the greatest thing but I use Dailyburn to track my resistance workouts and it does a fairly decent job.

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You're right. I forgot it was still invite only. Here's the link I used to register, it should still be good: http://www.fitocracy.com/register/?invite_code=GOODTIMES

Edit: If the above link doesn't work, PM me as I still have 10 invites.

Wow, the idea of Fitocracy sounds really good! Can't wait to get an account and give it a go.

had a look at it, but the list of exercises is pretty low, or i just do some odd ass stuff!

Probably a mix of both. ;) Nah, I had to add lots of basic exercises to the system too. At least you can add your own easily enough. Still not content with GymWolf, my quest for the perfect tracking application (without having to build my own, or succumbing to paper) continues!

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I've been using an iphone app called iFitness for the past 2 years. It's really awesome, it lets you build a workout program and record your stats for every workout very easily and intuitively. The best part is that it keeps easy to access logs from your previous workouts so you always know what you are aiming to beat. You can also export all the data to a .csv file so you can graph it in excel to see your progress -- very cool!

http://medicalprod.com/ifitness.html

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/full-fitness/id418806764?mt=8

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Pen and paper? What kind of nerds are you? ;-)

I have both iphone and android and i have tried on iphone Dailyburn app.. Not good, gym buddy, good and ifitness, ok.

BUT the best application is actually on Android called Jefit Pro. It does properly superset, you can set a timer between excercises and it syncs with a website. sweet. You can find a free version, but it has only one workout...

Ok, maybe i should train more and think think less about how to track workouts ... :-)

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