Originally Posted by NCBuckeye
Don't take this the wrong way but I hate when people carry around their phones at the gym. Unless your a doctor on call or the president why do you need it? Exercise should be to get away from everything. Use the good ole pad of paper.
It's possible to track your exercise and nutrition without bringing your cell with you into the equipment area. I use my memory (i.e. my own brain) and a desktop pc excel application that I wrote to track total caloric/protein intake/consumption as I am targeting a very specific lean mass goal.
However, currently I carry a little sheet of paper around with my weight lifting routines. This will soon be replaced with technology --
I've looked at blackberry applications, but have settled on a fitness watch instead (geared toward weight lifters.) The watch will track my heart rate while working out and also my actual workout routines via a website where I can add/edit specific exercise sets and reps and then update the information in the watch.
I haven't received the watch yet, but expect the display to show something like this as I go: "Squats, Set 1 of 3, 14 reps, 90 lbs" (and then you click a button to tell the watch you've completed the set and on to the next.)
What would be really cool would be to integrate: 1) fitness watch data output (i.e. heart rate and exercise information from each workout), 2) segmental body composition test results, and 3) nutrition information (blackberry would be *great* for tracking nutrition intake) to project a date you will reach your fitness goal (so you can ramp up or just maintain based on your current fitness level and projected goal date: such as the date of an athletic event.)
note: the watch is the women's version of the Polar F55 and the segmental body composition is from the Tanita BC-545