One way to narrow your focus and ultimately get results in the gym is through goal-setting.
To get the most of your workouts, both physically and mentally, take some time to think about what you want to achieve. As you brainstorm your goals, keep the SMART goal framework in mind:
Here are a few recommendations on how to set SMART fitness goals:
Be specific about the fitness goal you want to achieve. For example, you might be working toward losing weight and getting more fit. Rather than a general goal like “lose weight,” you can make this goal more specific by saying, “My goal is to lose 10 pounds by the end of the year.” You can take this one step further by outlining the specific steps you will need to take, such as “I will train three days a week.”
Without a measurable goal, you will never be able to gauge your progress. Rather than chasing a vague vision of success, define the tangible results you will see when you achieve your goal.
Your goals should be challenging but not impossible. Remember that your goals are never set in stone. If you realize that you set the bar too high, you can always make adjustments. Modifying your original goal is better than abandoning it altogether.
Think about how your goals fit in with your interests as well as your lifestyle. Examples of relevant fitness goals may include improving your endurance, learning the basic barbell Olympic lifts, or becoming more confident in your daily life.
Give yourself a timeline for your goal, including short term check-in points. These mini-deadlines will keep you motivated and driven to keep working toward a long term goal.
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