Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fitness Goals for 2014

Another year has passed, and it is time to reflect upon last year's goals, and prepare for the goals of the next.

My goals for 2013 were a bit lofty, but I did accomplish some of them. I succeeded in working two muscle groups per workout at the gym, and I did increase my intensity and make strength gains in numerous exercises, particularly decline benching and T-bar rows. I also came very close to putting on the five pounds of muscle that I was looking for. It seems that I need to eat more, and I'll be tailoring a diet that allows me to do so without having to start writing for hipster magazines.

I had my share of fitness failures in 2013 as well. I did not hit my bag thirty minutes a day like I said that I would. Increasing my volume and intensity left me too sore on most days, and I did get lazy. I only stepped in the ring once all year, and that was to spar. That can count as a semi-victory, I suppose.

As for 2014, my resolutions are to be able to cable crunch 95 pounds, bench 225 on the decline for a solid three reps, and to improve my diet by the end of the year. These goals are not as lofty a last year's, but I intend to develop more goals throughout the course of 2014. Fitness is a priority in my life, but I also have other goals such as improving my social skills, garnering more income, saving more, etc.. Perhaps we will see how all of these things interconnect.

Happy New Year, and good luck accomplishing your goals in the gym!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Maxing 225 on Decline Bench!

I know that this is not impressive in terms of weight alone, but being the lightweight that I am, and given that I couldn't even raise the bar a couple of years ago, I'm proud of this accomplishment. I hope that I can hit 225 for at least five clean reps by Summer of next year.

Another year of gainz is upon us!