Fitness Goals

  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 21, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    How were you able to define your fitness goals?
    How long have you been working at them?
    How would you describe your progress toward meeting those goals?
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    Apr 21, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    My current fitness goals I am developing with my trainer. The wisest decision I have ever made.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 22, 2012 11:27 AM GMT
    I have never really achieved my fitness goals. I think the main reason I have failed to reach them is because I have never set smaller goals that build up to the end state... That's what I'm trying to work on now is defining for myself a grand yet realistic end state and mini goals that will lead me to it.
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    Apr 22, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
    How were you able to define your fitness goals?

    Like you mentioned, the key is short-term goals. I usually set a short-term goal for whatever phase (bulking, maintaining, cutting) and then a longer term goal.

    How long have you been working at them?

    Usually 3-4 month intervals for the 1st goal, and 6-12mo for the second goal.

    How would you describe your progress toward meeting those goals?

    Surprisingly good. For me the best decision I made was to make my gym at home and focus on compound exercises.

    Just in general, I found it really important to recognize that most guys I see that are super built have a lot of years on me and I'm pretty good at not comparing myself to people who are taller or significantly shorter than I am. The focus is on me and my goals. Its going great.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 22, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    adam228 saidHow were you able to define your fitness goals?

    Like you mentioned, the key is short-term goals. I usually set a short-term goal for whatever phase (bulking, maintaining, cutting) and then a longer term goal.

    How long have you been working at them?

    Usually 3-4 month intervals for the 1st goal, and 6-12mo for the second goal.

    How would you describe your progress toward meeting those goals?

    Surprisingly good. For me the best decision I made was to make my gym at home and focus on compound exercises.

    Just in general, I found it really important to recognize that most guys I see that are super built have a lot of years on me and I'm pretty good at not comparing myself to people who are taller or significantly shorter than I am. The focus is on me and my goals. Its going great.

    Nice. I find I'm having trouble actually defining my long term goal because I don't' really have a focus... For me, fitness is a way of unwinding. I don't workout to compete in anything. I don't' really have a purpose for losing any significant amounts of weight or putting on muscle. I'm pretty happy with myself... I could work toward a six pack but I'm not sure what it would be for. I'm def not going to do this for vanity. I think I need to find some competition to give me focus so I can define my long term goal.
  • djzilla

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    Apr 22, 2012 11:44 AM GMT
    Getting there on my fitness goals. Generally I have both short and long term goals....I find setting goals always keeps me focused on a task and I enjoy the challenge.

    So short term goals:

    --Get to the gym 5 days this week
    --Stick to my workout plan (from this site until done)
    --Do something physical on the weekend (run, walk, bike etc)
    --Lift a little harder on my "weaker" days


    Long term goals
    --Start triathlon training or map out a training regiment for it
    --Run a 5k
    --Beat my best mate in a bike race (he's a champion biker and I'm a complete novice so this seems highly unlikely but I still think someday)
    --Increase the size of my chest arms and define legs and back while shrinking the waist (but isn't that every guys goal?)
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    Apr 22, 2012 12:07 PM GMT
    My fitness goal was to be skinny. I accomplished it.icon_cool.gif
  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 22, 2012 12:08 PM GMT
    jack228 saidMy fitness goal was to be skinny. I accomplished it.icon_cool.gif

    Was it also to be funny? Cuz that's a fail... LMAO just teasing ;P
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    Apr 22, 2012 12:26 PM GMT
    CarbGoggles said
    jack228 saidMy fitness goal was to be skinny. I accomplished it.icon_cool.gif

    Was it also to be funny? Cuz that's a fail... LMAO just teasing ;P


    Whaaaat I'm hilarious. icon_razz.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 22, 2012 1:26 PM GMT
    Originally they were for a job application; to meet its minimum standards (can`t remember exactly what they were.) But they were never too specific or measurable: just more stamina, strength/muscle size/definition, more flexibility.

    I`ve made some progress towards all three, especially the first, probably where I`ve made the most. But my levels come and go. At the moment I`ve fallen back somewhat and are regaining them slowly.
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    I seriously need to do something about my diet so it falls into just basic nutritional guidelines. The sad part is I have to teach a nutrition unit every semester.
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    Apr 22, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    How were you able to define your fitness goals?
    Far in the distance... but attainable.

    How long have you been working at them?
    Officially, with weights, 1 week.

    How would you describe your progress toward meeting those goals?
    Consistent.