Well, I find it almost impossible to achieve anything meaningful without a goal- or several. So here are some of my goals for weight loss, fitness, and strength. Feel free to steal them if they sound good to you.

Fitness

5k run, followed by a 10k run

100 consecutive push-ups, followed by 150 consecutive push-ups

a dozen one-arm push-ups

A two finger handstand.

A one-arm chin-up (the real thing, not those wimpy grasping your wrist pull-ups)

Body Composition Goals

7% body-fat

Excellent Grade Hip to Waist Ratio

Cholesterol below 170 (HDL up 5 points, LDL down 40 points)

Weight: 159lbs

Waist: 29 inches

Arms: 15 1/2 inches

Assessments

40 yard dash time improved by 10%

Ditto for my 60 and 100 yard dash

One Rep Max on Squats, Dead lifts, Shoulder Press, and Bench Press up by 40%

Increase in hang time from the bar by 150%

I’ll post my baselines for these assessments in the coming weeks.  Also, it is almost time for me to take my follow up cholesterol test.  I am looking forward to seeing how far I’ve come in the last two months.

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Comments
  1. You’ve got some serious goals there John, WTG!

    It always helps me to write mine down on paper and post them on the wall. I have some on my white board but for me, it’s more helpful when I use paper. Actually, I need to write them out again, thanks for the reminder! 🙂

    All the best with achieving your dreams!

  2. rjtumble says:

    Hey, this is cool. I’ve already met two of your body composition goals. My biceps are right at 15 1/2 and my Cholesterol was around 155 at my last checkup.

    Of course, with a BF% a little, ahem, higher than 7% I guess that’s not too impressive. Oh yea, and I take lipitor…Crap back to the gym for me. 🙂

    My personal pushup goal is to be able to do ONE of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhA4H417SvM

  3. alex says:

    these are all great goals to have! best you in accomplishing the lot of them. the push up one would be very impressive. I too am hoping to accomplish some goals of my own, can follow my progress at http://aitank.com

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