Results tagged “goals”

Is Your Body Actually Responding to your Exercises?

How do you know if your workouts are working or not?

How They Got Started : Benjamin Andrews

How the enigmatic Benjamin Andrews began.

How to Squat, with Ed Coan

Great tutorial.

A Commercial Gym in 2020

Training in 5 years' time.

How They Got Started : Matt Davidson

How the enigmatic Matt Davidson began.

Video for Gymchat 248 - Establishing Standards for Strength & Progressions (Brian Tabor)

How you you begin? How do you progress?

Video for Gymchat 216 - Fat Loss Nutrition (with Ryan Phillips & Rob Spencer)

The right way to shed a few pounds.

Gymchat 183 - Goals & Goal Setting (with Barry Gibson)

How do you begin?

Facebook Helps You Lose Weight? What!?!

Ferris Stith takes a look at an interesting way to motivate physical transformation, via a financial penalty. The Bikini Challenge.

Why I Love To Weight Train

Girlwith Noname.Girlwith Noname explains exactly why she loves throwing the iron around. Love it.

Resolutions and Goal Setting

NYC Ball Drop.Joe takes a great look at goal-setting : particularly at this time of year.

100 x 40

100 things by the time he reaches 40.


See it first.

Strength News Podcast: Episode 7

This afternoon I managed to tear myself away from the cricket to catch up on a podcast or two. Among them was the latest from Strength News; episode 7. This week Chris discusses : The third week of the current routine (phase 2 from the NROL), and a look ahead to phase 3 Bodyfat testing A look back at the goals set for 2006 What's after the current program?

Estimating Bodyfat

It's that time of year again. Before setting my health and fitness goals for 2006, I decided to check the status of a few things first. One of these is my current level of bodyfat - last estimated back in...

Climbing Once Again

The lure of 100kg.

Next Year

It seems to be the appropriate time of year for goal-setting (usually thinly veiled as New Years' Resolutions). A few of the things I'd like to improve over the next few months : Quality of sleep. I suspect this would...

Dietary Goals

The workout goals will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks (12 weeks after starting), however there are a few dietary improvements I hope to make over the next couple of months. A number of changes have already been made, but to add to the list : Reduce alcohol consumption to 3 drinks per month Limit fried foods to 2 meals per week Limit consumption of red meat to 2 meals per week Reduce consumption of foods containing additives and preservatives Increase consumption of fruit/veg (the fruit is already quite reasonable, it's the lack of vegetation that I'm mainly looking to address) Reduce consumption of milk to under 3 pints per week (until quite recently I was drinking this amount daily) Eat more nuts and seeds The target date for the first four items is 1st July, with a deadline of 1st August for the remainder. Should be an interesting couple of months.

Mid-Term Goals

These are my primary goals for the mid-long term : Proportional strength - improved strength ratios for hamstrings/quads, legs/bodyweight, front/back Symmetrical strength - muscles on right side of body equal in strength to those on left Core strength and stability Increased flexibility


These are my primary aims for the short term (next few months) : Further reduce consumption of alcohol. Frequency is now reasonable; the quantity is still too high. Reduce intake of dairy products. Still use quite a bit of cream and butter in cooking - these are the main targets. Remove 'out of season' products from my diet. Foods which are shipped from countries where the products are still available (usually due to a difference in seasons) are never as good as those available locally. Increase consumption of protein. Currently around 1.5g/kg of bodyweight. Increase bodyweight to around 80-83kg, without increasing body fat percentage. Currently around 73kg, which is a little light for my height (6').