Friday, January 04, 2008


This time of year there is much talk about goal setting. In terms of physical fitness goals it is important to be specific. Often we can get away with simply 'wanting to get in better shape' when explaining our goals to the uninitiated, but this isn't good enough when it comes time to act. What does being fit look like to you?

Take the time to think about what it is specifically you want to achieve. Maybe it's as simple as touching your toes...maybe it's Clean and Jerking more than your bodyweight...maybe it's a sub. 1:40 500m row...maybe it's all of the above. It doesn't really matter what your goals are, but make sure they are specific, otherwise you'll never know if you've acheived them!

If you're not sure what a good goal is for a specific lift or workout, ask your coach. Sometimes you don't know what 'good' is until you've heard of or seen a stellar performance.

Now get after it!



Aneel said...

Anyone else having lower back issues today?

Josh Cunningham said...

My quads are sore but my lower back and hamstrings are ok. I think I was pushing off of my toes too much last night.

Josh Cunningham said...

Correction, my lower back is a little sore. I think it may be from jumping without a straight back. It serves me right.

Adam said...

Aneel, this was prime hiking weather -- the perfect storm, if you will. I was waiting and you never showed up.

For the record, my ass (and it's assortment of muscles) hurt. Lower back not so much.

Anonymous said...

Dude, Josh- the facial hair, never thought you had it in you! I'll meet you at your trailer park with a bottle of hooch ;)