Goals you've set for 2016

Stick to training related posts.

Moderators: Dux, seeahill

User avatar
Dunn
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 6664
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:06 pm
Location: Columbus, GA

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Dunn » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:16 pm

davidc wrote: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
One of my biggest issues with kettle bells in the morning is that it always tends to cause some stomach issues such as cramps and what not. Later in the day my stomach seems to be much more settled and I can train without any of those issues. Just something to acclimate to I guess.

User avatar
Bob Wildes
Top
Posts: 1817
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:22 pm
Location: Heart Of Darkness

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Bob Wildes » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:43 pm

A date with Cindy Crawford.
"Tell A.P. Hill he must come up."

User avatar
Shafpocalypse Now
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 21050
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:26 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:44 pm

I've never preferred training early in the morning (5:30-6:00 AM), even though I've done it for years at a time. I vastly prefer about 7PM, which I almost never do, even at home, with a second preference for around 11 AM, which is usually when I do train.

Results have always been less than that for training later, except for cardio type stuff...running, cardio machines, walking, biking....all that worked just fine early in the morning.

User avatar
Mickey O'neil
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 21918
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:49 pm
Location: The Pale Blue Dot

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:32 pm

I really like what you've got going on here, Holland.

I'll try to post my goals later today.
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.

User avatar
Really Big Strong Guy
Top
Posts: 1080
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:49 pm
Location: Doesn't matter

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Really Big Strong Guy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:11 pm

Nothing specific on weights. If something happens, it happens. Want to continue to trim down while maintaining as much strength as I can. To that end, diet is going to be my focus along with increasing the mobility and doing actual cardio work other than my event training. The only real goal I have is to get rid of my power belly. I must admit to having a hard time keeping my pie hole shut, so I have got to increase the output. I have already cut my calories a good 25% over the past four months. I think if I go any lower I run the risk of not having enough to train the way I need to. But we shall see. Might experiment.

Good luck to all.
The cool thing about training is that becoming more sexy is just a side effect........

User avatar
syaigh
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 5614
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:29 am
Location: Surrounded by short irrational people

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by syaigh » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:24 pm

I want to squat 225 and finally learn how to throw shotput correctly.
Miss Piggy wrote:Never eat more than you can lift.

User avatar
Gary John
Gunny
Posts: 892
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:23 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Gary John » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:58 pm

Keep throwing well. Usual quest is for a 40 meter hammer throw, got a 39.37 last Saturday. Turning 67 in a couple of weeks, so, so far, not getting more worseable.
Image

User avatar
Kirk
Gunny
Posts: 659
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 am

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Kirk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:19 am

My goals are mainly health related. I'm not getting any younger and want to establish practices that will benefit me 20, 30, 40 years down the line (hate seeing my 80 year old mom suffering due to a lack of physical exercise through her life and don't want to go down that road myself).

*Continue running at least a mile every day (will hit 900 consecutive days later this week)
*Hit 160 lb body weight (currently mid 170s), see what blood pressure is doing at this weight
*Lift 2-3x week, maintain my ability to squat even if just with light weights (e.g., currently just doing 5x5x225)
*Shoulder/neck maintenance every day (arthritis in neck, chronic tendinitis in shoulders)
*"race" a half marathon, hoping for 1:50 (not a 'natural' runner ;) )
*complete an enduro (dirt bike race) in the rocks of PA
*work on balance exercises (on and off the motorcycle) - this is one with long term benefits for old age but I haven't defined just what it means yet

User avatar
Alfred_E._Neuman
Sgt. Major
Posts: 4634
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:13 am
Location: The Usual Gang of Idiots

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:24 am

Kirk wrote: *work on balance exercises (on and off the motorcycle) - this is one with long term benefits for old age but I haven't defined just what it means yet
Get yourself a hippie slackline. Best thing I ever did for my balance. I could barely stand on the thing for 3 seconds when I got it, now I can walk back and forth OK. Still can't squat down or do any fancy stuff. My hips and abs were sore the first couple of times I used it.
I don't have a lot of experience with vampires, but I have hunted werewolves. I shot one once, but by the time I got to it, it had turned back into my neighbor's dog.

TomFurman
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 9806
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:46 am
Location: Ft. Lauderdale

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by TomFurman » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:44 am

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote:
Kirk wrote: *work on balance exercises (on and off the motorcycle) - this is one with long term benefits for old age but I haven't defined just what it means yet
Get yourself a hippie slackline. Best thing I ever did for my balance. I could barely stand on the thing for 3 seconds when I got it, now I can walk back and forth OK. Still can't squat down or do any fancy stuff. My hips and abs were sore the first couple of times I used it.
I saw Lyoto Machida on one and he was smooth. Pretty impressive.
"There is only one God, and he doesn't dress like that". - - Captain America

User avatar
Kirk
Gunny
Posts: 659
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 am

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Kirk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:52 am

This is new to me. Any good sites on the basics? E.g., how far apart do the ends of the line need to be (wondering if I could use my power rack)?

DikTracy6000
Sgt. Major
Posts: 2675
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:35 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by DikTracy6000 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:56 am

I hate doing this but will put mine down just for self-motivation.

Be able to do 5 dead hang pullups again.
20 pushups(currently at 3)
Weight down to 205.
Eat healthier(will try to coerce wife to go along)-make it a together thing to help her fight constant depression.
Back to minimum 3 walks a week, again with the wife.
Reduce tv time-put that time back to playing jazz piano.
Cut down on booze.
Minimize my profanity, surfing porn and time on IGX.

Making this list illustrates how far I've declined. These goals would have seemed ridiculously easy to me a 1-1/2 years ago.

User avatar
Shafpocalypse Now
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 21050
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:26 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:59 am

Slack line stuff is really related to weight. Lighter folks seem to have a far easier time than, me, say.

User avatar
Mickey O'neil
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 21918
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:49 pm
Location: The Pale Blue Dot

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Mickey O'neil » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:10 am

MX enduro is cool as hell and some serious shit.
Kirk wrote:*complete an enduro (dirt bike race) in the rocks of PA

User avatar
Kirk
Gunny
Posts: 659
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 am

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Kirk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:12 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Slack line stuff is really related to weight. Lighter folks seem to have a far easier time than, me, say.
We'll see. I'm not too heavy right now so I've got that going for me but I've had inner ear issues my whole life and that got a lot worse after getting hit by a car while on a motorcycle and landing on my head (wearing a helmet of course) about 20 years ago. I figure if I don't do something about my balance now it's just going to get more difficult as I get older. I was just thinking I would start by trying to stand on 1 foot... ;) This sounds like more fun, which ought to help with actually doing it.

On a related note I've found that using streaks (e.g., the daily mile run streak which I keep track of in my running log) and habit software on my phone helps me with compliance for a lot of goals. The strange thing is that the motivator seems to be either growing the number or seeing 100% in the software, not the actual goal or health benefit directly... I'm not sure that I'm actually building habits for a lot of the things I've got in the habit software but I'm ok with that so long as I manage to do the things that are good for me...

User avatar
Kirk
Gunny
Posts: 659
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 am

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Kirk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:14 am

Mickey O'neil wrote:MX enduro is cool as hell and some serious shit.
8 hours of pain. ;) I haven't done one since 2000 or 2001.

User avatar
Shafpocalypse Now
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 21050
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:26 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:03 am

What apps, etc are you using for that, Kirk?

User avatar
Kirk
Gunny
Posts: 659
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 am

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Kirk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:46 am

For my running and guitar playing daily streaks I'm using the runningahead.com site. I'm currently trying out habitbull on Android for the other stuff (since late Nov). My needs are pretty simple so I haven't delved too deeply into it but it's got a lot of features I'm not using. It allows you to, say, define a habit with how many days per week you'll do it (e.g., lift 3x), set reminders on specific days, get stats on where you're at, etc. Only 5 habits on the free version. It remains to be seen if I'll give them money at some point or try another app. There are a lot out there.

User avatar
nafod
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 11299
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:01 pm
Location: Looking in your window

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by nafod » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:24 am

Do a week-long solo kayak trip in the remote backcountry
Perfect my kayak roll
Pick up next pajama belt
Start building my sailboat
Do lots of mountain biking
Don’t believe everything you think.

User avatar
SubClaw
Top
Posts: 1700
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:01 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by SubClaw » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:55 am

Bob Wildes wrote:A date with Cindy Crawford.
You do NOT want that!

Image

User avatar
SubClaw
Top
Posts: 1700
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:01 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by SubClaw » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:59 am

Kirk wrote:*Continue running at least a mile every day (will hit 900 consecutive days later this week)
Impressive work!!! I've already congratulated you on this, but I'm still amazed.

User avatar
Kirk
Gunny
Posts: 659
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 am

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Kirk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:54 am

SubClaw wrote:Impressive work!!! I've already congratulated you on this, but I'm still amazed.
Yep, that's one I want to stay with until death do we part. It's rarely difficult to get a mile in but there are challenges. I was hospitalized for a couple days last year for a case of MRSA and managed to convince the doc to let me go out and run laps around the parking lot. ;)

User avatar
Bob Wildes
Top
Posts: 1817
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:22 pm
Location: Heart Of Darkness

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Bob Wildes » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:40 pm

SubClaw wrote:
Bob Wildes wrote:A date with Cindy Crawford.
You do NOT want that!

Image

She'd do in a pinch.
"Tell A.P. Hill he must come up."

TerryB
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 9697
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:17 pm

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by TerryB » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:37 pm

Good grief!

Tightrope walking, kayaking, dieting down to 165??/

what is wrong wiht you gentlemen??

Image
"Know that! & Know it deep you fucking loser!"

Image

User avatar
Kirk
Gunny
Posts: 659
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:16 am

Re: Goals you've set for 2016

Post by Kirk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:12 pm

TerryB wrote:Good grief!

Tightrope walking, kayaking, dieting down to 165??/

what is wrong wiht you gentlemen??
I don't want to die young; I don't want to be a sad old man with limited mobility; I want to be faster on my dirt bike (where balance is important); I'm not a big guy (<5'7" and small framed); I'm thinking of going for a USAPL national masters record at 165 (or whatever the current class is) when I'm 50; etc. ;) Pain may temporary and glory forever but I'm never going to be Kaz even if I'm pretty good at strength stuff so why continue down a path now that will have me suffering later?

Post Reply