New Years Resolution for 2012 (fitness only)

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    Jan 01, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    I know there are over 9000 of these threads for this year but I wanted to make one a little different.

    This thread is for a new years resolution on specific fitness goals.

    6 Months from now I'm going to resurrect this thread and see how the progress is going.

    Then next year I will do it again right before 2013.

    This way it's that little bit more of a push if I'm writing it out for all to see.
    Everyone is welcome to join and post their goals also, the more the better,
    Happy New Year

    For me:
    currently

    181 lbs
    12% body fat
    Bench max: 250

    By next year:
    190-200 lbs
    8-10% body fat
    Bench max: 285-300

    *It's never too late in the year to start goals*
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    Jan 01, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    This year I want to focus on the following:

    Pull-ups
    Handstand Pushups
    Barbell snatches and clean and jerks.

    I don't necessarily have specifical numbers in mind, but I would like to go from feeling like a very big beginner to at least an intermediate level.

    Also, I would like to be able to complete the 'Annie' workout without messing up on the double unders at all. Hopefully Ill complete this goal in January :-)
  • RunnerMD

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    Jan 01, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Not really targeting too much body composition change wise. Would like to run my first 10K this year and complete the 100 push up and 200 crunch challenge.
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    Jan 01, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    Really, really want abs or at least a flat stomach and to go along with that, a lower bf%.
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    Jan 01, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    Mine isn't really specific - just to continue my journey and hopefully get to the body shape I want by May - which will be a year.

    I have stopped worrying about the scale. My original goal weight was 185. I wouldn't mind getting there, but if I can be between 185 and 200, I will be happy.

    I really just want to get rid of the flab in my chest, abs, and back gone. That is all.

    Good luck everyone.

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    Jan 01, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Next year I'm looking to decrease body fat overall.

    Currently:
    6'7"
    290 lbs
    max bench: 315 lbs
    Max squat: 350 lbs

    Goal:
    265 lbs
    ~10-12% body fat
    Max bench: 375 lbs
    Max squat: 450 lbs
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    Jan 01, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    At 140 lbs I'd really like to put on 20 lbs or so of muscle and improve my upper body strength.
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    Jan 01, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Lower bf%
    get amazing abs
    improve my cardio.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 01, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    For me it's trying to workout earlier in the day rather than mu usual evening workouts
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    Jan 01, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    My goals are more event related. Last year I started the tradition of picking a few random fitness challenges to keep things interesting and to challenge myself. So far for 2012 I have picked the following:

    1) Athens to Atlanta 87 mile inline skate race - www.a2a.net
    2) Another Tough Mudder - thinking PA this time www.toughmudder.com
    3) 5k Obstacle Zombie Run just for kicks, up in Boston- www.runforyourlives.com
    4) Men's Health Urbanathalon probably in SF this time around (NYC was freezing rain in 2011) - www.menshealthurbanathlon.com

    Going to start another 6 month round of the Visual Impact workout for lifting, which I have had great results with. Would love to get closer to 180lb from my current 165lb, but gaining is always a challenge.

    Good luck guys!
  • calamedes

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    Jan 01, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    I want to start taking yoga classes at least twice a week and developing a much more balanced level of strength around my body
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    Jan 01, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    increase flexibility and work towards competing
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    Jan 02, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    - Lower body fat %
    - Start doing morning workouts so that they are a priority in my day
    - Run a 10k race
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    Jan 02, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    This is a great thread!

    Right now I'm:

    158lbs
    12-13% bodyfat
    Bench press: 175 icon_sad.gif
    Deadlift: 275 icon_neutral.gif

    By the end of the year I'd like to around here:

    Between 165-170lbs
    8% bodyfat
    Bench press: ~ 200
    Deadlift: more than 300

    I have faith and I believe that I do it! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 02, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    Shinra_Tensei saidto be so hot that I can behave however the fuck I want and people will still treat me like a decent person.


    OH wait. That already happens.

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    Jan 02, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    To drop another minute and a half off my 5k time, win a Super Spartan (and maybe see a few RJers at the event!), and attempt to add some lean muscle.

    I'm totally pumped too, because I think they're all possible, although there's a good chance I'm absolutely going to hate myself if I follow through on all the training.
  • rebelbeard

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    Jan 02, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    What a great post! I have actually started a blog post and plan to log my fitness progression until I reach my goal.

    My goal is to gain more muscle mass and lose more fat.

    I also want to increase my strength and flexibility.

    Lastly, I want to build the stamina and endurance required to play a sport like soccer so that I can join a team.

    Here is my blog link:

    http://vselimaj.blogspot.com/2011/12/road-to-fitness-and-health.html
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    Jan 02, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    I definitely came across a really nice thread. This time I have 2 New Years and Lifetime Resolutions:

    1.) To loose as much weight as I can on a 1,450 Calorie Diet, without starving myself crazy. So far I've been somewhat starved, but that's because I was so used to all the junk type of food and really didn't pay attention to how many calories I would take in day in/day out. Now that I have to actually do it, sometimes it's a real pain. But, I know if I'm gonna get any muscle anywhere, that I'm going to have to start dieting.

    2.) To gain a s***ton of muscle. I am currently doing X Factor: ST. Yes, yes, I know. P90X I heard is pretty good, but for someone who is currently unemployed and has no remaining gym membership and can't even afford to get gas in his own car, this is the best that I can do at the moment. Now, I had a Naval friend and he said a lot of the muscle he gained wasn't necessarily by pushing weights but by doing different exercises involving movement of the body.

    If anyone has any workout tips, I am more than happy to hear them. I'm a noob at this, so any workout tips would be greatly appreciated. If you wanna learn more about me, you can always read my profile.
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    Jan 02, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Oh...yeah, I have a question: Is it unhealthy to be going on a 1,450 Calorie Diet at first? I'm 22 yrs. old. Because, I figure, I can go low for now, since I'm like 217 lbs. so I can eat less food for now and wait till I start getting definition and then slowly increase my calories up to like 2,000 or something. Any tips? Again, complete and total noob here!
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    Jan 02, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    Jaken -

    I think 1,450 calories is probably too few for a guy of your height/weight, especially if you are doing any exercise. It's also very difficult to eat enough to feel satiated at that calorie level.

    Most fat-loss programs for men will have you eat 1,800-2,100 calories per day. I'd recommend eating 1,800 calories and doing exercise, which would net out much the same as eating 1,450 calories and not exercising.

    If you create a calorie deficit of >1,000 calories per day, the body will go into "starvation" mode and will resist losing fat. It is better to have a calorie deficit in the 500-1,000 range, which equates to a fat loss of 1-2 lbs. per week. (A pound of fat is 3,500 calories worth of energy.)

    I'm starting out from a similar place (5'8" and ~215 lbs). My plan is to lose 50 lbs. this year, ending up around 165. My nutrition plan may prompt some controversy here - I am planning to eat low-carb (Atkins or South Beach), with plenty of lean protein and lots of non-starchy vegetables. I am very prone to fatten up on grains and potatoes, so I'm cutting those out as much as possible. Low-carb worked successfully for me before (lost 45 lbs.); I regained weight because I fell off the wagon and quit working out. This time, as I get closer to my goal weight, I'll need to devote a lot more thought toward long-term maintenance.

    Once I lose some flab and achieve more physical fitness, I'll then reassess whether I need to switch over to a "body builder" type diet like the 1,800/2,100 calorie plans on this site. But for now, I have plenty of stored energy I need to use up...

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    Jan 02, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    I want to pick up about 30 pounds of muscle mass.

    I managed it over last year (had to replace my wardrobe twice $%^%), lets do it again!
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    Jan 04, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    I want to be able to pull off an Olympic Triathlon anywhere between 2.5-3 hours.
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    Jan 05, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    It's awesome seeing so many people joining.
    I'm off to a great start and I hope all of you are too.

    So sore right now. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2012 12:09 PM GMT
    To start playing tennis tournaments again. Trained hard last year but no competitions. First tournament in Miami on 13th Jan.
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    Jan 05, 2012 1:59 PM GMT
    Continue on my fitness journey.Maintain consistency on my workouts and gain some more muscle and lower bf %. Also maybe improve my cardiovascular system.
    More of a resolution I hope to keep for life.