Setting goals gives you something to work towards, and can add a sense of purpose to your training. So what’s the best way to set up goals?
Your goals should meet the SMART criteria.
Your goal needs to be Specific.
A goal to get stronger is not specific enough. Instead, aiming to be able to snatch 100# allows you to better track your progress, and is the level of specificity you should aim for.
Your goal should be Measurable and Motivational.
Measuring your progress at frequent intervals is as important as setting the goal in the first place. Measurable goals allow you to track your progress based on specific criteria, and you will be better able to evaluate whether or not your work is beneficial. Additionally, you will be able to take corrective action more quickly, keeping you on track. The big advantage is the motivation that initial success will give you. Nothing will boost your confidence and morale more than seeing your body change for better everyday.
Creating small,reasonable and Attainable goals will propel you to success, keep you motivated, and help you aim higher.
To be realistic, your goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work for, given your current level of fitness. You are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. Just make sure that your goal will result in substantial progress. .
Be Realistic and ask yourself what the chances are that you will meet your goal, given your time, effort, and motivation to make behavioral changes
No goal makes much sense unless you attach a Timeframe to it. This is probably the most important attribute of a well-set goal because none of the others matter if you don’t set a time-limit by which to accomplish your goal. Without a time limit, there’s no sense of urgency.
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