What are you training goals for the coming year? Hit a certain weight? Lift a certain amount? Lose some weight?
Post here and update through the year so we can all have a laugh about how much we massively fail again.
I know this has been done in various threads like the muscle building soc but it's good to have it in one place we can easily look back on later.
Bodyweight: 78kg ish
Get back down to 75kg ish and stay there.
Get my squat 1RM to 2*BW before summer and then 5RM to 2*BW before the end of the year
Hit 2 plate bench for a single before summer and 100*5 by the end of the year?
Deadlift: Hit 4 plate Deads before summer and then 200kg deadlift before the end of the year.
Run 5k more often and get my time to a reasonable level, sub 22:30, current pb of around 26 minutes but i've haven't run properly in months.
Totally want to WSM one arm OH Press a 50kg dumbell at some point. current Pb: 36kg.
Not sure how attainable these goals are as i've only had one year of weight training and it was full of n00b gains but i'd be very happy with these.
Haven't given long term much thought - cutting for the next 5 weeks to shed some fat - then guess I'll go back to strength training. Goals wise I guess I'd like 100kg bench 140kg squat 180kg deadlift by the end of the year, but I think I'd be lucky to get em. Real aim is to just get leaner and stay leaner (than I am now) whilst increasing strength.
Most importantly, I want to be stronger on the 1st of January 2013 than I was/will be on the 1st of January 2012. This is not a given; throughout my training career there have been several times when, due to illness, that I have been weaker one year on. There is also the ******* of spending too much time dicking around exercising, getting a pump and using all sorts of assistance lifts than actual hard training that is actually responsible for strength gains.
So the first goal is to be stronger this time next year than I am now. This includes the subgoal of keeping using tried and tested programming rather than wasting time finding out that whatever I thought up in my head doesn't actually work.
Secondly, onto numbers;
Power Clean: same as bench
All as 1RMs.
Nothing involves an increase of anything close to 1kg a week so are all hopefully doable.
Physique wise, to gain as much muscle as possible during the year.