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Don Stevenson
01-01-2011, 09:02 PM
Yes it's that time of year again where we set goals and then watch life trample all over them :D

Anyway I'll kick things off.

Fitness goals

1. Total 700kg / 1540lb raw at a powerlifting meet in the 100kg/220lb class.
2. Maintain some modicum of conditioning
3. See mah ABZZZZZZ for the first time in many years.

Sport goals

1. Learn to Skydive
2. Get back to pistol shooting regularly

Fitness business goals

1. Release 2 new products

Yael Grauer
01-01-2011, 10:29 PM
I have a huge list of goals this year, mostly career-related, but here's some of the fitness/health ones:

*train jits more consistently (~3 days a week, 2-4 on any given week)
*do non-jits workouts more consistently (~3 days/week)
*get a dead hang pull-up
*dedicated single-leg work and posterior chain work
I wanted to go for a 300-lb deadlift, but I can't afford to get a gym membership right now (just BJJ) and we don't have barbells. But I can't complain--we are getting a Jungle Gym XT and I have dumbbells (up to 50 lbs.) a kettlebell, a pullup bar, bands of all sizes, a homemade med ball, a sandbag and probably other things I can't think of. So instead of working on a deadlift goal, I thought I'd work on single-leg deadlifts and other posterior chain work, but don't have a real goal set in those areas.
*I'd love to go to a Girl Grappling Camp this year, money permitting, so that's another sort-of goal.
*Wellness-wise, I still need to work more on my posture (rolfing, PRI, etc.)
*Nutrition goal: I'd like to keep my cheat meals gluten-free.
*Looking into NASM certification (the NSCA book/audio is boring and NASM is more up my alley) but this is time/interest permitting

Rafe Kelley
01-01-2011, 11:49 PM
1. Get healthy, Stay healthy
From September 2009 to July 2010, I suffered,
A neuroma of my left foot,
A subluxated metatarsal that limited me for 6 months,
A torn ligament in my fourth right toe( four months),
whiplash from a car accident,
A back spasm,
A Panic attack(due to over training, under eating and work stress)
A persistent flu aggravated by training that would not go away,
And finally to cap it all off I tore my left achilles tendon.

I got about 4 descent months of training cumulative in that time and progressed on no major strength or athletic goals except my fluidity in parkour.

2. Identify every movement compensation, limited range of motion and other predisposing factor for injury and systematically eliminate them.

So far I have figured out I have scar tissue in my neck from injuries I suffered as child that have set up bad dynamics in my cervical movement and down the kinectic chain
Glute dysfunction on my left from ankle injuries as teen that has contributed to chondramalacia, a torn achilles tendon and pre-athritis symptoms in my ankle joint.
Rotation in my pelvis
Scar tissue from the back spasm in my lumbar thoracic junction
Poor internal rotation in my shoulders
and external rotation in my hips
A daily dose of mobilitywod, weekly structural body work and PT and training practice focused more on mobilization total body co-ordination and correcting biomechanics seem to be working wonders for me and I plan to continue till I have a clean bill of health.

3. Continue working towards perfecting diet, and sleep patterns and learn to compartmentalize work stress more effectively.

4. Perfect overhead squat with heels together and neutral spine ass to ankles, El grip skin the cat, front splits on both sides, straddle pancake stretch.

4. Provided all the above goes well I want to Compete and excel in Ninja Warrior this year, as well as other more local parkour competitions.

5. Learn to Press to handstand, straddle planche, front lever, and chin 1.5 x body weight.

Ben Byram
01-02-2011, 03:17 AM
1. Bench 120kg.
2. Power clean 100kg.
3. Squat 150kg.
4. Deadlift 220kg.

All whilst keeping blood pressure in the normal range, staying reasonably conditioned and not going up a jean size.

matthew brewster
01-02-2011, 05:30 AM
1 To train with consistancy
That is all :)

Chris Wood
01-02-2011, 07:39 AM
Hit the 300/400/500 mark for bench/squat/dead

Power clean 250 with good speed and form

Integrate mobility WOD and conditioning work (treadmill and prowler) 3 days/week without limiting strength progress

Maintain bodyweight (~195) with lowered bodyfat (waist < 34" again)

Finish reading PPST2, and figure out the "who's who" cross-posting here and on IGX ;)

Kevin Shaughnessy
01-02-2011, 10:41 AM
Squat 440, Deadlift 475, bench 275 and power clean 225. Or otherwise a 1200 total would be great. I'd also like to get down to 15% bodyfat and maintain it.

Darla Powell
01-02-2011, 11:49 AM
My goal is to heal up my shoulder and get 10 dead hang pull ups, run 5 miles in 35 minutes and get a 300 # DL.

Emily Mattes
01-02-2011, 01:01 PM
1) Bring my posterior chain strength up
2) Deadlift 405lbs
3) Squat 300lbs
5) 70kg snatch/90kg C&J
4) Continue to improve my focus on the platform

Jim Glover
01-02-2011, 04:08 PM
My goals
Get stronger and go longer.

But to steal a partial quote from a friend because his answer was much cooler than mine and gives me a bit of direction.

. . . keep my head down, and keep the throttle pinned.

Derek Weaver
01-02-2011, 05:58 PM
1) To not be a complete pussy.
2) Squat every week, work on mobility to avoid injuries that have forced past layoffs from squatting
3) Let life be the place where I stress, workout to be less stressed.
4) Embrace training ADD and enjoy gym/workout time without guilt.

Kevin Perry
01-03-2011, 09:45 AM
My goals:

Bench: 275 Past PR: 225
Press: 200 Past PR: 160 i think
Deadlift: 500 Past PR: 405
Squat: 400 Past PR: 325
F. Squat: 300 Past PR: 200
Clean and Press: 200
Power Clean: 225 Past PR: 185

One Arm Dead: 300 Best: 225
One Arm Press: 100

Body Weight: 165 (15# away)


- Stop obsessing over needing to mass gain all the time and just train and have fun
- Make it through selection onto the Greenville PD in the next month
- Do 1 or 2 powerlifting meets this year

Geoffrey Thompson
01-03-2011, 10:07 AM
500-300-500 in powerlifting.

Charlie Vassallo
01-03-2011, 10:54 AM
Run my ultra marathon and get in the best shape ever.

Joshua Straiton
01-03-2011, 03:44 PM
Clean and Jerk 275
Snatch 235
3x bodyweight deadlift (480)
400 lb squat
Qualify and compete in the crossfit games.

Arien Malec
01-03-2011, 06:10 PM
Higher total every 3 months.
Stay lean(er), no more sloppy mass gain.

Daniel Gam
01-04-2011, 08:53 PM
qualify for american open in the 77 class
current total (95, 110) 205
qualifying total 238

qualifying for the senior nationals would be a bonus - 244

Collin O'Neill
01-05-2011, 02:23 PM
Deadlift 500lbs x 1
Squat 400lbs x 3
Press 195 x 1 (my body weight)
Power clean and jerk 250
Bench press 300
Get to brown belt with two stripes

Allen Yeh
01-05-2011, 10:40 PM
Get all my people and myself home safe and sound.

Andew Cattermole
01-06-2011, 03:35 PM
TNF 100km Sub 15

Kimberly 100 Sub 15

Nepal 250km Finish

Few Trail Marathon and halfs in between but no issues there

Cain Morano
01-08-2011, 10:15 AM
My goals for 2011:
12 week technique development program
12 week strength & power development program
12 week strength & power specification program
All from Greg's book...

Speaking of which, I am searching for any posts that have anything to do with the first one. I just finished week one and I want some input about others' experience with the programs. So if anyone knows of existing posts please let me know where they are...

Nicolas Warren
01-08-2011, 09:52 PM
Goals for 2011:

Oly total: +40kg... so 250kg would be nice. Will be aiming for 2.5kg to 5kg a month.
Peak BW: 95kg+ with an ok BP... have gone from 92.7kg at the end of winter to 86.7kg middle of summer

Júlíus G. Magnússon
01-08-2011, 10:54 PM
First priority for me in 2011 is get my shoulder fully functional again. Then I want a legit bodyweight snatch. No press-out.

Dana Cole
01-28-2011, 05:45 AM
Oly total: 270 Current 240.5

Justin McIntosh
02-02-2011, 02:12 PM
Age: 25
Wt: 190lbs

Year end goals:
450lbs Squat (current 376lbs)
300lbs C&J (current 264lbs)
220lbs Snatch (current 176lbs very weak I know)
230lbs OHP (current 200lbs)

12:00 2-mile (Current 12:56)
32:00 5-mile (Current 34:40)

Tobias Akeblom
02-03-2011, 11:22 AM
Get stronger!!

To clean more than I power clean. My front squat are weak as hell.

Body weight Snatch. 83 kilos.

Deadlift 170 kilos
Front Squat 100 kilos

Hold a static free standing hand stand for 15 seconds.

David Hardy
02-05-2011, 03:34 PM
500lb deadlift (current 412)
Sub 4 hour marathon (current 4:20)

Preferably in the same week.