1R New Year’s Resolutions
1R New Year’s Resolutions
Thinking about your New Year’s resolution(s)? Check out what some 1R contributors are shooting for in 2012.
While we’re not big believers in new year’s resolutions we polled some our favorite 1R contributors to see what their goals are for the new year.
So this is incredibly dorky, but last year my family started a "family fitness challenge," because I don't think a single one of us has ever stuck to a New Year's resolution long-term. Every 3-6 months each person sets some sort of goal related to fitness or health, and we send weekly emails updating each other on our progress. We are all at different fitness levels so our goals are really varied (even my grandma participates...she does water aerobics!) Last year my dad lost over 40 pounds, brought his blood pressure into the normal range, and finished his first triathalon. I ran the marathon in under 4 hours, ran a 200 mile relay though the white mountains, and qualified for the NYC marathon next year. My goal this year is to qualify for Boston : )
Performance Coach, Founder of Gaglione Strength
For this upcoming year I want to continue to grow as a coach, lifter, writer and businessman. In doing so, I want to continue to mold and create strong athletes in the Long Island area and reach more athletes each and every year. Thanks and Happy New Year to all of the fans and staff at OneResult!
Stanford Strength and Conditioning Coach
I haven’t made a resolution since I don’t remember when, and it’s not that I don’t believe in them, but currently, I do not have anything in my life that is keeping me from maintaining or achieving my goals professionally or personally. Lucky me right?
What I can say to those of you who do make resolutions is be reasonable with the issue you are trying to resolve. If it’s to quit smoking, that’s awesome, I hope you do it for you and everyone around you that cares about you. Have a great plan, have someone you love and respect hold you accountable. Have Specific, Manageable, Attainable, Realistic and Time sensitive (SMART) goals listed to help keep you on track to reaching that goal. But don’t fall in to the trap that far too people do or making too many resolutions at one time. Ex: quit smoking, eat healthy, lose 25lbs and exercise 4 times/week. If you aren’t doing at least 3 of those 4 right now, you are probably setting yourself up to be overwhelmed and unfortunately fail at not one, but all four.
Now, don’t read this and give up hope and throw it all away cause, just have a great plan and you will have success in the resolution of your choice.
I don't think resolutions have to be as serious or un-fun as they tend to be. So this year I'm committing to only making resolutions that will make me happier and calmer rather than suffer more hours on the treadmill. Right now the two that have made the cut are cooking real meals for friends/fam weekly (contrary to popular belief I don’t spend much time in the kitchen) and making a dent in my list of things to do in NYC (January = going trapezing).
I am not a believer in New Year’s resolutions because I don't think you should wait till the New Year to take action. Why wait till the New Year when you aren't guaranteed tomorrow? I have worked with Zach Even-Esh for the past 2 years and he is quite possibly the most motivated individual I ever met. If I had to share one thing I learned from him it would be to take action like a beast and not wait for tomorrow, or the New Year.
UC Davis Strength and Conditioning Coach
For my New Year’s Resolution (I like to call them goals) I want to win 2 Big West conference championships, as well as have 1 or 2 All Americans in the winter/spring quarters. I know these mostly have to do with my athletes, so a more personal goal of mine is to place 1st in my next raw powerlifting meet.
Syracuse Strength and Conditioning Coach and New Mom
For 2012 my resolutions are more about resuming lifestyle habits that I let slide over the past year or more. I've already gotten back to my pre-baby weight, but I have a lot of muscle building and shaping to do. Even though I worked out the entire pregnancy including the day before I had Joseph, I lost a lot of muscle mass from not being able to lift heavy for the past several months. So, my new years resolution is to re-establish a consistent strength training and conditioning program, and to eat a clean breakfast meal each morning.
Eastern Washington University Strength and Conditioning Coach
I have a few health related goals that are as follows:
- Improve overall mobility, specifically applied to the squat. I need to target general hip and ankle mobility.
- Continue to gain weight with little impact to overall body composition. Finally top the 200 lb mark consistently, would like to push that to the 215-220 range this year
- Plan training more effectively. I want to focus on several goals at a time and really pursue them aggressively.
- Finish the year by competing in either a strongman, Olympic or power lifting competition.
Oral Roberts Strength and Conditioning Coach
My new year’s resolution for 2012 and beyond has more to do with the mindset of our athletes than with one specific area in general. I want all of the athletes I work with to give great EFFORT in everything they do. What exactly are we asking for when we ask for great EFFORT?
Enthusiasm. We want our athletes and coaches to train with true, genuine enthusiasm and energy.
Focus. Part of giving great EFFORT is being extremely focused on the task at hand and knowing what you are trying to accomplish.
Finish. We want every athlete to understand the value of finishing. Athletes that finish in training, finish in competition.
Opportunity. I want our athletes to realize that every time they train is another opportunity to get better, both physically and mentally, and that they need to take advantage of every opportunity they get.
Resilient. I want our athletes to be resilient and to overcome adversity. Nothing worthwhile comes easy and our athletes need to be resilient in the face of adversity and struggle.
Together. Finally, I want our athletes to train with a sense of team and togetherness and to understand that, not only do they have to push themselves; they need to push their teammates as well, because we are all in this together.
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