We all have goals in our lives, whether it be in the classroom, at work or at the gym. Goals keep us motivated, keep us focused, fuels the fire and gives us a target to shoot for. We should always have something to shoot for to strive for to help us get to where we want to be in life. There is no need to settle for complacency, always keep striving for excellence and being as successful as you can. What are your goals in the gym right now? What are you training for? Are you training to lose weight? If so, how much weight and when do you want to lose it by? Are you training to build muscle or get stronger on a specific lift? Then what are you doing about it and how much stronger do you want to get? Goals need to be as specific as possible. The details and the dates are extremely important motivators which help you both consciously and subconsciously. Instead of saying I want to lose weight, try saying I want to lose 10 lbs by December 31, 2015. Write your goals down on a piece of paper and put them somewhere you can read them everyday because this will help you achieve them. You will continue to make the necessary choices to get you one step closer to your goals. I have been taking some time off with this blog and heavy lifting and now I feel it is time to set some goals and go after them. I am still going through the process of my lifelong goal of becoming a firefighter and I am putting a lot of time and energy into that and will continue until I succeed.
In the meantime, here are my lifting goals I will try to achieve by the end of the year:
- Trapbar Deadlift: 405lbs
- Straight Bar Deadlift: 315lbs
- 100lb Chin Ups: 10 reps
- Overhead Press Body Weight: 170lbs
- Dumbbell Bench Press 100lbs: 10 reps
- Body Weight Back Squat (170 lbs): 20 reps
- Weighted Sled Push/Pull: 600 lbs
- 100 meters on the rower: sub 17 seconds
Set your goals high and go after them. Train hard, do your best, give it all you got and don’t worry if you fail. Some of these may be to easy and I will adjust accordingly and super-succeed my expectations and some will be painfully difficult. Either way I am up for the challenge. Go out there and do something great!