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Goals you've set for 2016

Post by davidc » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:46 am

Wondering what training goals the rest of you have set for 2016, and any plans you have to make them happen.
Mine is rather modest but because it plays to my weaknesses (literally) it will take some work.
I'd like to hit a 1000 lb total for the three power lifts. I know that's a breeze for many if not most of y'all but it will take some work for me. My natural aptitude is for endurance, not strength. I'll have to hit 25 year old prs on 2 of the three lifts to do it.
My plan is to work the squat really hard, and be consistent on presses. Usually my deadlift will go up if I squat, so I won't be doing it as much.
Depending upon what happens in my professional life, I could have to scrap this goal as early as March (important stuff happening then) for the sake of doing manageable stress-relieving workouts like yoga and running. But I really don't want to. I'd like to lift if I can pick.
What about the rest of us?
Have y'all set new goals for the year, and what are they?

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Post by Holland Oates » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:16 am

My goals are pretty much the opposite of yours. I'm focusing on cardio. Lots and lots of cardio and absolutely no heavy barbell work. I'm going to use my heart rate monitor for every session except for the interval sessions. I'm also pitching some serious woo this year. Lots of yoga, Wim Hoff breathing, maybe some dousing, meditation, and focusing on happiness and health in my training. I'm also going to try and go vegetarian with eggs and milk products during the day and eat meat only at night. I'm also going to focus on lots of drills for throwing is year. I want to hit my fat boy numbers at my current weight. I'd even like to hit 185 for summer.

Shooting for a mid year GS comp and more highland games this year.
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Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:06 am

In order of importance:

1) Keep rocking career + family. Very pleased with and grateful for the way both those things are going right now and I don't intend to fuck them up.
2) Min 2x/week weights, 2x/week something that gets my heart rate up. I can't run without killing my knees and hips, and treadmill/nowhere bike stuff bores me, so it might be rucking.
3) Get home gym built. Nothing fancy. Rack + bar + weights + other shit that I already have lying around. Maybe a TRX-type thing.
4) Do a Highland comp. Practice if I can. Timing around #1 will dictate this.

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Post by Dunn » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:29 am

Seems like this first one has been haunting me for 2 years but...

-hit MS numbers in LC; 54ish reps by most charts
-really work the BJJ stuff and hit a comp or two

Non Training...
-start and finish my RN degree
-continue this crazy parenting thing
-put in more meditative/ritual time

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Post by Bram » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:49 am

Holland Oates wrote:Lots of yoga, Wim Hoff breathing, maybe some dousing, meditation, and focusing on happiness and health in my training.
I'm curious about Wim Hoff. Your list sounds great, best of luck! For general happiness 1-2x a week I write down things I'm grateful for and share them with a few people. Been a big boon to me. Hearing what other people are grateful for really helps expand what I notice I'm grateful for.
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Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by buckethead » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:58 am

Yawn

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Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by davidc » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:06 am

buckethead wrote:Yawn
Ok, I can help you nail this goal.
Step 1: stay up past your bed time.
Step 2: do what comes naturally

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Post by Holland Oates » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:14 am

Bram wrote:
Holland Oates wrote:Lots of yoga, Wim Hoff breathing, maybe some dousing, meditation, and focusing on happiness and health in my training.
I'm curious about Wim Hoff. Your list sounds great, best of luck! For general happiness 1-2x a week I write down things I'm grateful for and share them with a few people. Been a big boon to me. Hearing what other people are grateful for really helps expand what I notice I'm grateful for.
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Post by Beer Jew » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:27 am

This year I'd like to remember Bruv's birthday.

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Post by SubClaw » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:57 am

Holland Oates wrote:My goals are pretty much the opposite of yours. I'm focusing on cardio. Lots and lots of cardio and absolutely no heavy barbell work. I'm going to use my heart rate monitor for every session except for the interval sessions. I'm also pitching some serious woo this year. Lots of yoga, Wim Hoff breathing, maybe some dousing, meditation, and focusing on happiness and health in my training. I'm also going to try and go vegetarian with eggs and milk products during the day and eat meat only at night. I'm also going to focus on lots of drills for throwing is year. I want to hit my fat boy numbers at my current weight. I'd even like to hit 185 for summer.

Shooting for a mid year GS comp and more highland games this year.
I like your goals. Pretty much aligned with mine (minus the GS).

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Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by TerryB » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:30 am

Bench 315 for reps against bands

Do no cardio

See how far I can push the ephedrine+caffeine+cialis stack
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Post by aussie luke » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:23 pm

Due to an elbow injury I started running and have worked up to 30-40 minutes (5-7km) three or four times a week so would like to enter a few 5k races this year and also build up to running 10kms regularly - all while continuing to avoid any injuries. Managed to avoid shin splints completely so far.

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Post by davidc » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:51 pm

aussie luke wrote:Due to an elbow injury I started running and have worked up to 30-40 minutes (5-7km) three or four times a week so would like to enter a few 5k races this year and also build up to running 10kms regularly - all while continuing to avoid any injuries. Managed to avoid shin splints completely so far.
If you continue to avoid injury this will feel really good. Great stress relief. If I could maintain the amount of strength I want doing that program I would do it all the time.

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Post by aussie luke » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:22 pm

davidc wrote:
aussie luke wrote:Due to an elbow injury I started running and have worked up to 30-40 minutes (5-7km) three or four times a week so would like to enter a few 5k races this year and also build up to running 10kms regularly - all while continuing to avoid any injuries. Managed to avoid shin splints completely so far.
If you continue to avoid injury this will feel really good. Great stress relief. If I could maintain the amount of strength I want doing that program I would do it all the time.

Currently running 3-4 days and also low rep KB work 3 times focusing on single leg deadlifts (trying to improve glute strength/activation) and one arm press ladders (general strength). Plan to add some light snatch workouts here and there too to try and help with fat loss.

Also doing at least one yoga session when I can plus foam rolling/stick massaging and some banded hip thrusts a few nights in front of the tv.


If I can continue to improve my running and also get my KB press back up to 32kg for reps I'll be pretty happy.

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Post by Gav » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:06 pm

Get my 10 km time under 40:00
Try and be consistent with some basic strength work (it's the first thing I chuck out when short on time)
Carry on with yoga. Started Astanga yoga a few months back with the wife and thought I wouldn't like it, but it's great. A lot harder than I expected.
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Post by climber511 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:02 pm

2016 Resolutions
• Age well – pretty vague and hard to define and kind of tough it seems – lots of crap going on health wise this last year – stupid body!
• Bodyweight to 190 – 195# and stay there (at 204 right now)
• Get my climbing back on track
• Sleep at least 30 nights in a tent climbing somewhere fun
• Complete my 70 x 70 list again
• 400# Cambered Bar Squat to parallel
• Euro Pinch – rework my Euro technique completely and break into the top 10 in the world overall (247#)(would need an 11# PR)
• Pinch 2 – 25K plates at Gripmas
• Pinch Manna Nuff block at Gripmas
• Chinup with half bodyweight (roughly 100#)
• Gracie Gooseneck Lift (thumbless DL of a 2 3/8” handled DB)

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Post by TomFurman » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:29 pm

Continue Walk/Run for 40 minutes most days.
Continue multiple joint, low rep, high set, workouts.
Continue Kali with my training group.
Start a Silat class somewhere. Teaching is learning.
Publish another book.
Start doing workshops.
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Post by Ericc » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:18 am

Two 100 milers this year along with hitting this number in at least one (of three) 24 hour race.
Real possibility of a 72 hour race this year as well.
Lifting is basically do what I can with the miles I run

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Post by riotboo » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:28 am

beer mile

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Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Luke » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:45 am

- Become a "morning person"* after being a nightcrawler my whole youth and train in the morning specifically. This is to hold self-evident all the amazing things it supposedly brings people who are hard-wired this way.
- Train consistently even on busy days. Getting up and doing it first thing is a way of combating work commitments.

* People around here like squat racks in the morning if today was anything to go by :/ at midnight you just get them...

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Post by davidc » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:22 am

Luke wrote:- Become a "morning person"* after being a nightcrawler my whole youth and train in the morning specifically. This is to hold self-evident all the amazing things it supposedly brings people who are hard-wired this way.
- Train consistently even on busy days. Getting up and doing it first thing is a way of combating work commitments.

* People around here like squat racks in the morning if today was anything to go by :/ at midnight you just get them...
Give it eight weeks. Usually three weeks will set a habit. But this one took me almost two months. I hated it. I mean hated it while getting used to it. But now that I've been working out first thing in the morning for over a year, I wouldn't do it any other way. The greatest thing about it is, no matter what your schedule is, you know you have your workout in the bank before anything else. That's a huge benefit.

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Post by Dunn » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:44 am

davidc wrote:
Luke wrote:- Become a "morning person"* after being a nightcrawler my whole youth and train in the morning specifically. This is to hold self-evident all the amazing things it supposedly brings people who are hard-wired this way.
- Train consistently even on busy days. Getting up and doing it first thing is a way of combating work commitments.

* People around here like squat racks in the morning if today was anything to go by :/ at midnight you just get them...
Give it eight weeks. Usually three weeks will set a habit. But this one took me almost two months. I hated it. I mean hated it while getting used to it. But now that I've been working out first thing in the morning for over a year, I wouldn't do it any other way. The greatest thing about it is, no matter what your schedule is, you know you have your workout in the bank before anything else. That's a huge benefit.
I am slowly working this route and I hate it. I've always been ok for AM cardio, but weights are out. With the new kid I'm trying to make it happen because it's easier to fit in with the wife's schedule. I hate every single session but it has sunk in now that it's pretty awesome to know that no matter what, I've got my workout in for the day.

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Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Bobby » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:39 am

Running and rucking in the am is no problem,but strempf training? Feel weaker than a kitten.
You`ll toughen up.Unless you have a serious medical condition commonly refered to as
"being a pussy".

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:19 pm

Dunn wrote:
davidc wrote:
Luke wrote:- Become a "morning person"* after being a nightcrawler my whole youth and train in the morning specifically. This is to hold self-evident all the amazing things it supposedly brings people who are hard-wired this way.
- Train consistently even on busy days. Getting up and doing it first thing is a way of combating work commitments.

* People around here like squat racks in the morning if today was anything to go by :/ at midnight you just get them...
Give it eight weeks. Usually three weeks will set a habit. But this one took me almost two months. I hated it. I mean hated it while getting used to it. But now that I've been working out first thing in the morning for over a year, I wouldn't do it any other way. The greatest thing about it is, no matter what your schedule is, you know you have your workout in the bank before anything else. That's a huge benefit.
I am slowly working this route and I hate it. I've always been ok for AM cardio, but weights are out. With the new kid I'm trying to make it happen because it's easier to fit in with the wife's schedule. I hate every single session but it has sunk in now that it's pretty awesome to know that no matter what, I've got my workout in for the day.
This is the way I felt. I wish I could get back into it. I do think I may start doing some sort of cardio in the AM thought, as Bobby mentioned. I just don't know if I can do the weights. I've been thinking of doing some rucking around the neighborhood or easy running.

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Post by davidc » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:14 pm

The strength training takes some time to acclimate. But you'll prefer it once it's your routine. And doing it first thing assures more consistency

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