No matter what age you are or what you’re training towards you should set goals. Goals provide us with motivation and something to aim towards and progress you. It could be as simple as wanting to drop a dress size, do 10 pull-ups or bench press your body weight.
Short-term goals are ones that can be achieved with in a day, in a week or even within a few months.
- Add 5kg to your bench press in 4 weeks
- Drop 3kg of body fat in 3 months
- Track your training progression week by week
Long terms goals are ones that can be achieved over a longer period of time. It could be within a year, 2 years or even 5 years.
- Compete in a powerlifting or bodybuilding show
- Give up smoking
- Start driving
When setting goals, they can be applied to anything in life, whether it’s to do with training and nutrition, your general health or even family problems, setting goals will allow you to work towards something to improve upon it rather than taking each day as it comes and having no progression.