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The "notebook & pen" is great from a "in use" perspective. As John says, the notebook or - as I prefer - index cards do better in the gym than smartphone/tablets. Both for the training program itself and for taking notes on weights, reps and effort. However, for the other perspective, when you capture the context (sleep, food, subjective info) and want ...
Tracking information is always a pain, because there really aren't any good apps for during, as you always have to be interrupting your workout to enter your weights, reps, etc. What I ended up doing was tracking food and sleep along with workouts in just a regular notebook or datebook, and then adding notes about how I felt if I had a particularly good or ...
You can use an Excel file; this way, you can add as many columns as you prefer and as many rows as you want as well. It's portable and you can open it on most platforms.
I am of the opinion that keeping minimal information is best. I track which exercises I did, and that's about it. I might add a few words of comment if it's really meaningful, but really it's just to track numbers and tonnage.
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