|One year, I made hitting a 300 pound push press one of my training goals - and as you can see, I made it! Training goals are important - they motivate, inspire and energize you.|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Like many of you, I'm looking ahead to the
In other words, I'm sharpening my pencils
and scribbling notes on paper as I outline
my workouts for the coming year.
Most people think about "resolutions" for
I think about training programs.
With the right training program, good things
Of course, the right program starts with the
right kind of goals. You start by establishing
your goals for the coming year, and then you
design a program to achieve them.
What do I mean by "the right kind of goals"?
The right kind of goals are:
1. Realistic, but challenging.
2. Difficult, but not impossible.
3. Things that will motivate you for the
course of the entire year.
4. Objective and measurable.
a. Poundage goals or other performance
based goals are best.
5. Easy to put into words, such as:
a. I want to press my bodyweight.
c. I want to gain 20 pounds of muscle.
e. I want to lose 30 pounds of flab.
f. I want to set a new state record in the
g. I want to close the No. 2.5 gripper.
h. I want to ______________________ .
[Fill in the blank -- it should fit into the space
6. No. 5 is important because you need to
internalize your goal and burn it into your
heart and mind.
a. You do that by thinking about it --
visualizing it -- repeating it -- or writing
it on notes.
b. You can't do any of those things if your
goal takes 10 pages to put on paper.
And most importantly --
7. Your goal needs to be something that
motivates and inspires you.
a. It has to be YOUR goal -- not someone
b. It has to be something you truly want
c. It has to be something that you will work
toward for the entire year -- not something
that will hold your interest for a week or two,
and then watch you bounce to something else.
Goal-setting empowers you.
Harness the power -- and make 2018 your
best year ever.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a good
Yours in strength,
P.S. The Dinosaur Files monthly newsletter will
help keep you focused on your training and on
achieving your goals for 2018. Go here to grab
the Oct, Nov and Dec 2017 issues:
P.S. 2. We also have back issues of the Dinosaur
Files available in PDF editions - beginning with
December 2015 and moving forward from
there. The information is timeless, and you'll
definitely want the whole set. Look for the
links under the PDF products section at our
P.S. 3. You can find my other books and
courses right here at Dino Headquarters:
Hard-copy and PDF
P.S. 4. Thought for the Day:
"Set your sail for the far horizon and
steer a course to great accomplishments."
-- Brooks Kubik
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