HOW TO UTILIZE LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM GOALS IN THE GYM
You can’t get to a destination that does not exist. Just going to the gym and randomly pumping iron is not the best way to achieve results. You need to have long-term and short-term goals in place to make progress in strength and muscle development.
Let’s say your one rep max on the bench press is 255 lbs. You have a goal of putting three 45 lb plates on each side of the bar so you can do 315 lbs. So 315 pounds will represent your long-term goal. We need a timetable to reach the 315 lb goal. You decide that you want to achieve this in a year. Now, we have to make up a series of short term goals that will culminate in you reaching your long-term goal. In this case, going from a max of 255 lbs to 315 lbs represents a 60 lbs in a year. Setting a series of short -term goals of increasing your max by 5 lbs each month will get you your goal of a 315 lbs in a year! If you have never done a really effective training program before, you may even surpass this! I can remember in my late 20s increasing my bench press maximum by 40 pounds in 12 weeks using the famous Ed Coan bench press routine. If I can do it you can do it! So set up your long-term and short term goals and MAKE IT HAPPEN!
10.16.18 Got back to Houston after a 5.5 hour drive and decided to play around with some accessories. - Squats - Pin Squats - Heavy Holds - Negatives/Tempo - Light Beltless Squats - Bunch of Other Accessories. Why are people always peaking inside my gym bag? I keep my thongs at home.