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    Goals

    I am wondering how or even if you set goals for yourself. For instance: By December I want to have lost ____, or by January I want to be able to run _______ or lift __________.

    Sometimes when I think about setting goals, I wonder if I set them to high, do I unconsciously sabotage, basically set myself up for disappointment if I do not reach them.

    There are goals I would like to set and MEET. I just need help or suggestions of making attainable goals.

    What are your goals?
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    L-sit to handstand and a BJJ purple belt. I give myself 5 years.

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    whenever i set weight loss goals, i seem to GAIN weight and disappoint myself...but when i just do it and not really think too hard about it all , i am more successful.
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

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    I set goals based on what I want to be able to do. For instance, there's a tree in my townhouse complex that I want to be able to climb. I was in the yard one day and thought that if I could grab the lowest branch (+/- 8'6" off the ground) and pull myself onto it, I would be able to get up pretty high. I can grab the branch but can only hang on it. Hopefully next year I can climb it. I don't know what the next adventure will be though.
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    My current goal is to deadlift 405 pounds. I set this goal because I'd come close to it, but never achieved it, and I want to increase my relative strength to ridiculous levels. I've been following 5/3/1 lifting template for the past 5 months in pursuit of this goal. If all goes according to plan, I should hit it by September 22nd (5 weeks from today).

    I think focusing on non-weight-related goals is definitely better than trying to reach a certain weight (whether gaining or losing).

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    Goals need to be achievable or else they're only dreams. I try and set myself some short term and long term goals which go hand in hand. At the start of my PB path, I couldn't climb stairs or do my own shoe laces, so my short term goal was to clean up my diet meal by meal with the aim of getting mobile enough to excercise long term. Once I achieved that I moved on to higher intensity training and flexibility work and now I can climb stairs and tie my shoes. I can also bench 75kg and squat my own body weight. The point I'm making is, if I set out with the goal of a 75kg bench and body weight squat, I don't think I'd even have got up of the couch.
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    I think it's best to set goals that are behavior related because those you can control and it's the behavoir that will get you to what you really want. "I will exercise x amount" or "I will eat x,y,and z but not a,b, or c". Results goals are frustrating because you don't control them the same way. Your body will gain/loose or heal/strengthen as it decides based on your behavoirs and not so much your desires.

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    I'm not setting any specific goals whatsoever. I find that if I give myself any expectations, I set myself up to fail. I figure one day at time makes what I do a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    My current goal is to deadlift 405 pounds. I set this goal because I'd come close to it, but never achieved it, and I want to increase my relative strength to ridiculous levels. I've been following 5/3/1 lifting template for the past 5 months in pursuit of this goal. If all goes according to plan, I should hit it by September 22nd (5 weeks from today).

    I think focusing on non-weight-related goals is definitely better than trying to reach a certain weight (whether gaining or losing).
    Good luck with the 405! It feels awesome when you hit it Remember, drive your heels through the floor and thrust those hips forward.

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    I want a body fat percentage of 24%. I'm currently on about 36%. And although less specific, I want to be much much stronger and leaner.

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