Help Me Hack My PT
July 22, 2014 9:47 AM Subscribe
I'm an obsessive tracker. I have an awesome to-do list that helps me get shit done. I just started physical therapy for an ankle injury (yet again). I want to keep track of the exercises and how much I'm able to do.
posted by kathrynm to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been wracking my brain all night trying to figure out how to put this in a spreadsheet, and I can't come up with anything. What I have to track is date, exercise, number of reps, number of sets and number of times per day. For example, one exercise is heal lifts. I should try to do 30 reps, 2 sets, 3 times a day.
An additional wrinkle is that I won't necessarily do all the reps in each set. Using the above as an example, I might do 30/30, 20/15, 20/10 depending on pain level and fatigue (I generally rest about 5 minutes between sets).
I tried Googling for something out of the box, but either my Google-fu is weak (quite possible) or this is something too niche that would only cater to OCD perfectionists like me.
I have access to Libre Office and Google Docs or any other free option. I'm not opposed to installing software as long it is something you have personal experience with. I basically don't install stuff I've never heard of or doesn't come on a personal recommendation.
I wonder if I wouldn't need something closer to a database, but I know less DB than I do python (also an option) and I know very little python.
I'm running Windows 8.1 but I'm going to try to get my laptop to dual boot with Fedora this week (if I can figure out this bios thing).