Monday, February 21, 2011

Assesing your fitness and planning your goals

When getting started in a fitness program, you should always asses your fitness level. Right away you should leave your ego at the door. For the purpose of setting a standard for Cannon SC I would like everyone to do the following.

For time:
Run 400m
40 air squats
30 sit ups
20 push ups
10 pull ups

Then the hardest part for most people. Take three pictures of yourself, front, side, back. Keep them for your records. Then jump on the scale, this is more for the purpose of understanding what fat weight looks like compared to muscle weight.

Now that you have established a baseline, you must determine your goal path. Will it be:
-Lose fat
At the beginning these will probably all improve, but I would like you understand goal setting before you get to that point where goals are the only way you will improve.

Now from that path create an attainable goal with an expiration date. example: I will Dead-lift 550lbs by July 1st 2011. You can create multiple goals like this but keep them attainable.

Lastly congratulate yourself. Write a comment on this blog, or tell your friends and family. Something that people will see your improvement and applaud you for it, this will keep your confidence high.

Please post any questions, opinions and accomplishments to the comments.

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