Updated training goals

I mentioned last week that I was working on what my new fitness goals. I was looking back at the old ones I wrote (you can find them here) and realised that I accomplished most of them in 2017. There were some that were perhaps a bit too vague for me to definitely check off such as “Get stronger”, I did get stronger but I didn’t write a way in which I wanted to measure this in or the “Get more flexible” point, although that’s something I know I didn’t get haha.

So here are my new fitness goals not specifically for 2018. Just for when I manage to achieve them.

1. Front squat 65kg

I need to get stronger on my front squat as it would help me with cleaning heavier. I feel like this is an area in which I’m lacking so need to start building up that core strength!

2. Squat clean 60kg

My cleans have been sort of standing still as I feel like I haven’t worked on getting heavier ones in. With working on heavier front squats and such this will come with time.

3. Back squat 75kg

My one rep max at the moment stands at 70kg so I’d love to increase it to 75.

4. 5 unbroken toes to bars

Okay, I’ve FINALLY started to manage getting my toes to that bar and now I need to work on doing them in a row without all the swinging and dangling in between.

5. Consistently smash out double unders

I know this one could take ages before you actually manage to nail it. Double unders are tricky and towards last year I manage to get a couple in but they’re very inconsistent and didn’t feel very controlled. I’d love to feel like I could do them on demand and not at random times.

6. Deadlift 110kg

I love deadlifts and this is just something I think would be fun to achieve at some point.

7. Compete in my first individual competition

I’m already working on this point with Rainhill and all but it’s not gonna get ticked off until I actually compete. Getting nervous!! Less than six weeks left.

8. 5 handstand push ups in a row

I’ve managed one, now time for another four in a row. Will be interesting to see how long it takes!

9. Walk on my hands

This was on my previous list and probably will be on my list for a while because I’ve got a long way to go!

10. More active activities outside the gym

I’d love to start doing more active things outside the gym. I walk loads and such but I’d love more movement and fun activities such as hillwalking, wall climbing, trampoline parks. Get my body moving more because it makes me feel so good.

11. More flexibility

A constant reminder that I need to maintain and increase my mobility. I think it’s something you (or at least) tend to neglect a bit when you do a lot of training but it’s so important. I need to continue doing yoga at least once a week to loosen up my body.

Oooft, a lot of goals this time around! I’m not going to actively pursue all of them at once but it’s nice to look back in a couple of months time to see what I’ve achieved. With the old list I didn’t even really think about most of the goals a lot of the time but I think even just writing you start something in your mind. You’re perhaps not always aware of it but it will give you a push in the right direction.

Feeling like you’ve accomplished something is a great feeling so write down those training goals. It might be scary because you feel accountable once you’ve written them down (like for me with those handstand walks, I know it’s not happening anytime in the near future) but imagine the feeling when you nail something and you can check it off your list. You’re going to feel amazing! So grab a pen and have a think. What do you want to achieve? Please feel free to share, I’d love to hear.

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