2019: Goals?

Coyote

Level 5 Valued Member
I should achieve Simple sometime early this year. I also Plan on my first 50miler on 4/27 and first 100 on 10/29.

These are Plans, more so then Goals. If I stay healthy, they will happen.

I turn 53 this year, so my Goal is to keep healthy.
 

Snowman

Level 6 Valued Member
  • Keep doing A+A snatches 3-4x/week. I will likely move up a bell size in a few months, which is always nice.
  • Train BJJ as much as I can (while respecting the fact that it is not first priority), knowing that it will be few and far between for about 6 months out of this next year. Basically I just want to make sure that I pick it back up as soon as I can.
  • Keep acquiring and applying career focused knowkedge. I'm still starting out, and the learning curve is still steep. Have to consistently embrace it.
  • Spend as much time as I can with my family.
Lots of competing priorities. That's ok. The A+A work and BJJ work give me an important outlet from the pressure of the other two priorities, so they will still happen, even though they are fairly low on the totem pole.
 

Tirofijo

Level 5 Valued Member
2019 will bring a lot of changes. New assignment, new country, lot of travel. My overall goal is to train consistently and be injury-free. The gains will come if I can do that.

(No, I can't always control my injuries, but at least some have been are self-induced.)

To that end, I'm going to spend the first 6 months using established double kettlebell programs with appropriate deloads in between. I'm not touching the bar for a while. If and when I do, it will be Easy Strength and not the latest powerlifting program du jour.

I'll be back in the States half the year, so that opens up a lot of things I've been missing. More hiking, taking the kids camping, maybe one of these OCR everyone is talking about. A little WW kayaking. Basically more fun outdoors.

Read more books. Less dicking around on the internet.

My goal is to train more consistently, more process-oriented than goal-oriented.

This time I won't put any deadlines on it. Haste tends to make waste.
I like both of these sentences.

The goal guides the process, then you can make and trust the process as the goal instead.

Goal: # Deadlift
Process: Russian Bear
New Goal: Don't miss any Russian Bear sessions​
Good on you. The Russian Bear is an enigma to me. I'll be watching your log.
 

The Nail

Level 7 Valued Member
Do you have any goals for 2019? I'm interested to know what you all aspire to achieve next year as reading about your stories on these forums is a source of inspiration, amazement and awe. I am consistently astonished by what is possible.
Continue to refine and expand upon my health, fitness, and stress management systems. Get in lots of basic, repeatable and enjoyable training culminating in fun and satisfying powerlifting meets.
 

sizzlefuzz

Level 6 Valued Member
Goals:
Purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Build my pressing & pull up strength considerably (don't really have a strict benchmark here, but I took a major setback on both in 2018 due to hyperextending my elbow at a jiu jitsu tournament in the summer and finally starting feeling 100% around mid November).

Work toward "Solid" (S&S w/ 40kg bell) I was going in the right direction on this one in the first part of 2018, though the aforementioned elbow issue. Personally, I find that S&S is a really great GPP method for BJJ. Bringing it to "Solid" or more, would just be gravy.
 

guardian7

Level 6 Valued Member
To be 1 year younger by next Dec ROFL,
seriously though, stay healthy, snatch alot and have my calf ready and be running consistently..
Your quip may not be as much of a joke as you think. Scientists are developing a better understanding of the difference between chronological age and biological age. We are getting a renewed understanding of how dramatic the benefits of exercise are for aging. Another concept is lifespan vs health span. Basically, the length where you can maintain an active lifestyle and take care of yourself vs just the time of your life. You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here's why it matters - CNN If you are interested in the scientific background related to these issues with regard to lifting, I recommend the book the "Barbell Prescription." Not all researchers agree but the consensus is that the benefits are dramatic. Cognitive function as well. Your brain is a muscle as well that needs to work out.
 

guardian7

Level 6 Valued Member
2x/bodyweight deadlift
There is something about this number that is magic. Definately pursue it. At 46, it changed my perception of what I could do if I trained, not just worked out. And it made me realize just how much progress was possible even pushing 50 as I am now. Not so much hypertrophy but definately strength. Those who were elite level lifters in their youth may not have the same benefits because they probably won't be better than their prime, but for the rest of us, it is very motivating.
 

guardian7

Level 6 Valued Member
taking one challenge per month.
I like this because you can focus for a month which improves outcomes but you also get variety over the year. I prefer a new goal each season. Each winter is at least get back my 2x deadlift.
 

q.Hung

Level 6 Valued Member
-visit Portugal in July 2019
- SSST
- 10 reps double snatch with double 25 k
- bodyweight press
that's only things that i can think right now
 

Bret S.

Level 6 Valued Member
Certified Instructor
Your quip may not be as much of a joke as you think. Scientists are developing a better understanding of the difference between chronological age and biological age. We are getting a renewed understanding of how dramatic the benefits of exercise are for aging. Another concept is lifespan vs health span. Basically, the length where you can maintain an active lifestyle and take care of yourself vs just the time of your life. You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here's why it matters - CNN If you are interested in the scientific background related to these issues with regard to lifting, I recommend the book the "Barbell Prescription." Not all researchers agree but the consensus is that the benefits are dramatic. Cognitive function as well. Your brain is a muscle as well that needs to work out.
^^Yes! ^^
I tell my parents to move it or lose it, a literal proposition, and the sad fact is, any amount of 'exercise' done consistently changes the body on a molecular level, huge changes..
You don't have to take it to the extreme (like me some say), just do something consistently.

I did a job for a couple who were in their mid eighties, they ballroom danced 3-4 times a week and moved, talked and acted 30 yrs younger.. It was something I never forgot.
 

guardian7

Level 6 Valued Member
^^Yes! ^^
I tell my parents to move it or lose it, a literal proposition, and the sad fact is, any amount of 'exercise' done consistently changes the body on a molecular level, huge changes..
You don't have to take it to the extreme (like me some say), just do something consistently.

I did a job for a couple who were in their mid eighties, they ballroom danced 3-4 times a week and moved, talked and acted 30 yrs younger.. It was something I never forgot.
Not suprising. Studies on dance and martial arts have shown that they are among the most effective activities for maintaining neural function. Complex movement seems to do both the body and brain good.
 

ShawnM

Level 8 Valued Member
Start back with A&A Snatches. I was really enjoying them until life got in the way.
Daily TGU practice as I suck at them.
Return to BJJ a few days a week.
Daily push up and bodyweight squat work just to maintain strength and mobility.
 

godjira1

Level 5 Valued Member
A QUICK 2019 GOALS+AIMS

Goals/Aims:
1) BIG ONE - work up to challenge for World Masters BJJ in Vegas Sep19 in Purple M3 u70kg division. So I need to get to 68kg, maintain strength, add some aerobic fitness and improve my technique/competition repertoire & strategy, not necessarily in that order.
2) STR: Not chasing any big increments in my lifts, 2.5kg or 1 rep more in BP, PP, FSQ, SQ will be good. 10x10 36kg 2h Swings, 32kgx3 strict press each side will be nice too.
3) E: Skipping & Cycling takes a lot less out of my joints at the moment vs running, could be the few extra kgs I am packing. But any modality will do... any RHR under 50 is the target.
4) SE: Pullups 15, Chinups 15. Otherwise no specific SE work outside of BJJ.
5) Skill/Technique: Sharpen my guard to sweep/drag game, and revisit taking the back! Mount needs some work. Submissions: no need to get fancy, loopchoke/triangle+omoplata from guard, then b&a+armbar from back, and low risk finishes from side control. It is competition strategy so discard all low risk/reward moves.
6) Stay healthy and injury free, so mobility and recovery work is always worked in. Volume will need to be managed.
 

Martin Joe

Level 6 Valued Member
Start back with A&A Snatches. I was really enjoying them until life got in the way.
Daily TGU practice as I suck at them.
Return to BJJ a few days a week.
Daily push up and bodyweight squat work just to maintain strength and mobility.
Great goals, @ShawnM
- Especially about returning to BJJ .. Doing something with your strength :)

/M
 

ShawnM

Level 8 Valued Member
@Martin Joe - Thanks. I used to train almost daily but life and deployment injuries just sort of took over. I'm not looking to become a Gracie or Ribero level, just continue learning and do some rolling a few days a week.
 

Martin Joe

Level 6 Valued Member
haha, becoming Gracie takes some time - I guess ROFL
About life sometimes get in the way - I can relate.

I think your approach with shooting for "a few days a week" is great because it is achievable = success = more training


Have a great New Year !
 
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