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What is your goal?

Postby jpaclibar » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:33 am

I only want to have flat tummy, slim but not too thin. What’s your ultimate fitness vision?
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby baldy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:31 am

jpaclibar wrote:I only want to have flat tummy, slim but not too thin. What’s your ultimate fitness vision?

There are loads of goal threads floating around for inspiration, like the 2012 goals thread -> viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23545

Flat tummy is fairly vague goal you should try pick something quantifiable, like a time to run 5km in or amount of pushups you can do. That way you will get the satisfaction of actually reaching the goal. With a flat stomach or even a 6 pack its really hard to know when you are there.
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby Lordmuppet » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:57 am

baldy wrote:
jpaclibar wrote:I only want to have flat tummy, slim but not too thin. What’s your ultimate fitness vision?

There are loads of goal threads floating around for inspiration, like the 2012 goals thread -> viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23545

Flat tummy is fairly vague goal you should try pick something quantifiable, like a time to run 5km in or amount of pushups you can do. That way you will get the satisfaction of actually reaching the goal. With a flat stomach or even a 6 pack its really hard to know when you are there.


also always good to combine end state goals with behavioral goals (e.g. I will average 8 hours sleep a week)
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby jpaclibar » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:54 am

Yeah.. I want to have at least 8 hours of sleep to keep up. I am waking early in the morning to do my exercises.
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby sergio » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:57 pm

- Running 10 km in less than 50 min.
- Learn powerlifting properly by the end of the year. Right now I'm just doing dumbells and machine crap.
- 15 or more pull ups.
- Stop eating dairy products and honey sparingly. Therefore going completely vegan.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think are reasonable goals for a newbie.
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby baldy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:13 am

sergio wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but I think are reasonable goals for a newbie.

15 pullups is an awesome goal, would place you pretty high on the pullup table.
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby sergio » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:55 pm

baldy wrote:
sergio wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but I think are reasonable goals for a newbie.

15 pullups is an awesome goal, would place you pretty high on the pullup table.


I'm smoking cra... sorry, being too optimistic about that one!
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby baldy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:59 pm

sergio wrote:
baldy wrote:
sergio wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but I think are reasonable goals for a newbie.

15 pullups is an awesome goal, would place you pretty high on the pullup table.


I'm smoking cra... sorry, being too optimistic about that one!

15 pullups is hardly crackpipe specially if you are a lean runner. Do it.
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby sergio » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:18 pm

baldy wrote:15 pullups is hardly crackpipe specially if you are a lean runner. Do it.


I'm afraid I'm not a lean runner, so please, can someone hand me a lighter?...

However, I find difficult to set mid-term/long-term goals. It seems like it's enough for me to see improvements from one month to the next one. Everyone says "set specific goals, do a log, track your progress" and I'm ignoring this advice blatantly.
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby baldy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:35 pm

sergio wrote: Everyone says "set specific goals, do a log, track your progress" and I'm ignoring this advice blatantly.

Often the biggest mistake is realising what you are doing wrong, you seem to have worked it out. Now you know it, it should be easy to solve :)
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Re: What is your goal?

Postby thestoatyone » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:24 pm

Better crack-talk...
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