Evernote for Fitness
Evernote for Fitness
Today I´m going to show you how to use Evernote for fitness, as your digital training diary. But first, give me a few minutes to explain why a training journal is important on your fitness journey.
Things you should write down
Date and time of workout.
Your long-term, mid-term, and session goals.
- My goal is to lose 30 kgs of fat this year. That´s a long-term goal pretty specific. How I plan to do that?
- I´m going to lose 8 kgs in 12 weeks. Affordable mid-term goal.
- Week 1, Day 1: In this session, I will be focused on my squatting technique.
- Squats. 100kg. 5 sets of 12 reps. 90 seconds rest.
- Extensions. 60kg. 5 sets of 12 reps. 90 seconds rest.
- Hamstring curl. 60kg. 5 sets of 12 reps. 90 seconds rest.
What you actually did in the session
- Squats. 70kg. 5 sets of 12 reps. 90 seconds rest.
- Extensions. 40kg. 5 sets of 12 reps. 90 seconds rest.
- Hamstring curl. 40kg. 5 sets of 12 reps. 90 seconds rest.
- Squats. Note: I can´t keep the bar balanced, it goes left. My dominant leg seems to be the right one. I need to work on my balance and don´t focus only on the weight. Work on perfecting the form with lightweight.
- Extensions. Note: It burns much more than I thought.
- Hamstring curl. Note: I can barely walk after the last set. I did my best and should be proud!
Weight and body perimeters.
Benefits of a well-structured training diary
- Identify effective vs not effective training methods
- Notice your personal adaptation to certain training loads + Planning of the future training loads
- Individual needs for recovery
- Allows you to check if you are meeting each short, mid, and long-term goals
- Notice patterns
- Rises motivation and self-confidence
Let me introduce you Evernote for fitness
Use the Evernote Web Clipper
Thanks to the Evernote Web Clipper you will be able to collect anything from the web.
- The page as it is (“Article”)
- A simplified version (“Simplified Article”).
- The “Full Page” option, stores the whole web page on your Evernote account.
- The “Bookmark” option saves the URL along with a pic and a short description.
- The “screenshot” option can be handy. Take a screenshot using the extension and use its rich set of annotating tools.
Organizing your workouts
- Create multiple notebooks for different topics: Exercises, Recipes, Tips, Motivation, My workout, etc.
- Create a single notebook to store all your fitness notes. Instead of placing a note into a specific notebook, create a tag and assign that tag to the note. For example, instead of a notebook called “My workouts” create a tag and assign it to all your workouts. The advantage is that you can add other tags as well, like “Weightloss”, “Hypertrophy”, etc. so you´ll know what´s the goal of each workout.
- A mix of notebooks and tags.
- Notebooks are limited to 250 per personal account, but you can have up to 100,000 tags per account.
- A note can only exist in one Notebook at a time, but a note may have multiple tags.
- Notebooks can be stacked but not nested. In essence, this means you can only create a hierarchy that is one level deep: a stack with a group of notebooks. On the other hand, tags can be nested into multiple hierarchies.
The possibilities are limitless and this article is meant to be an introduction and spark to explore Evernote and see how you can make Evernote your own custom fitness app. Next time I´ll show you how to sync your fitness trackers/other fitness apps to your Evernote.
What a simply great idea! Would you be prepared to help with my training? I hope to improve my running performance over the winter and would like to have a good year on the bike in 2017, targeting the Etape and also a 12 hours mtb race.. not had a trainer before or even much in the way of planned routines! So I’m keen to see what I can achieve as I hit 40
I’ve trained a couple of guys for a mtb race like that some years ago. The race is called, Los 10,000 del soplado. Famous and tough race, they finished, haha!
Create your account, because I guess you’ve been training for quite some time. Maybe you had not a plan, but you wrote your workouts?
Yeah, I wrote them down.. I’ll dig them out. I’ve already created the account so will transfer them across
Great! You can take pics directly from your phone to Evernote. It’ll save you a lot of time. Btw, it recognizes handwriting ;-)
I couldn’t find the books.. I think they got lost during our last house move. I’ve recalled from memory. How can I share it?
Sorry to hear that! Another reason to keep a digital record ;-)
Anyway, to share a notebook: right click on it, then share notebook. To share a note: right click on the note, share, and share note. My mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you get the link?
Yes, and I replied :-)
Does the app gives us recommendations on what more to do in attaining our target phisique?
No, but you can keep any recommendation you get somewhere else, and track your progress with it ;-)
I see. How about your workout videos? Will see some of them in the app that we can download and use offline?
I’m pleased you like my videos :-D
The app is a white canvas, you can save anything you want/need, workout videos included.
You can create your own exercise library if you wish :-D
Of course I like them. Working out alone, I should have someone to look up to. Its hard to do workouts if you are alone and is not looking up to someone doing the same thing with ease. It motivates me somehow.
I understand, I usually workout alone at home. Sometimes is Boring, with capital B. I’ve been thinking on upload my daily workout to YouTube.
Im excited to check it out! thanks
You are welcome :-)
Wow I love this! I’m a nineteen year old who is in the beginning of my fitness journey. I started a blog to share my experiences and progress along the way! If your interested check it out! braedonsjourney.wordpress.com
Welcome to the WordPress family!!
I hope you enjoy your fitness and blogging journey :)
Big hug, David
Thank you David!
You´re welcome :)
Nice posts. I do write about apps, see if you like them,we can follow each other,thanks
Thank you! Nice to meet you :)
That’a really great news for all fitness nuts! Thank you!
Thank you, I´m glad you like it :)
A new lesson every Friday :D
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