Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Training Goals

Happy New Years to everyone!  Every year Mike and I make specific training goals for the year.  These are not vague resolutions to 'lose ten pounds,' or 'get in shape,' but specific benchmarks each of us want to achieve in the year. 

Last year, my goals were
1.  Clean my bodyweight (achieved September 2011)
2.  Ten unassisted pull-ups (got up to eight in 2011)

This year, my training goals include:
1.  Backsquat 2x my bodyweight, approximately 255 pounds at my current weight
2.  Deadlift 300lbs (currently up to 235lb)
3.  Ten unassisted pull-ups

In other news, I am training three women to compete in different combative events.  It is interesting to try to figure out how to prepare each girl for her event while not providing blanket training guides to all three.  I am planning to write guides  in the next couple of weeks on why you should be competing and how to get started.  The beautiful thing about training martial arts is that they can, in most circumstances, be tested. 


Kristen said...

I love your goals and the very fact that you A) still set goals, and B) set clearly measurable goals. That's actually what I *love* about weight lifting -- clearly definable goals. And ten unassisted pull ups has been on my list for a while now. I'm not nearly as close to reaching it as you are though!

Bianca Gordon said...

So glad you are blogging again!

The Pugilista said...

I really love setting New Years resolutions. I know a lot of the fitness industry scoffs at these, but it is so important to have a trajectory for your training.