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Goals for 2019?

billkansasbillkansas Posts: 186Member Member Posts: 186Member Member
So what's everyone's goals for 2019?

I'm going for the 1000 lb club once and for all at age 50 this year. My sub-goal is to do this while only hitting the gym twice per week. I'm quitting the "chase for abs" and all that junk and don't care if I have to bulk to 220 lbs (body weight) to do it. I've been chasing it for a over two years now but shoulder pain and illiac crest pain has been holding me back. We'll see what happens.
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  • doubleap77doubleap77 Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
    I had a pretty good year in 2018, all things considered. Continued beyond the newbie gains and managed to eke out 15-20% gains on most major lifts.

    I am looking to maintain a similar, albeit slower rate of gain in lifts this coming year while maintaining/slightly gaining weight. Specifically, I’d like to bench my body weight by the end of 2019. That will be a stretch, but within the realm of possibility.

    I also expect to work more on my functional fitness, particularly with my flexibility and speed. Both of those I have neglected in the last couple of years to my detriment.

    If I can do all of that while keeping a decent aesthetic (nothing amazing, but vastly improved from the dead skinny years), I’ll be happy.

    Good luck to everyone in 2019!
  • MommyLifts3MommyLifts3 Posts: 191Member Member Posts: 191Member Member
    So many goals right now. I really need to narrow them down. I'll be working on figuring this out over the next couple of days.
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 332Member Member Posts: 332Member Member
    It's slowly sinking in that I will need at least the whole of 2019 to get down to a healthy weight. Lost about 26 kg (57 pounds) during the last nine months, need to lose at least another 50 kg (110 pounds) But I don't want to think how long this will take. I just prepare myself a healthy, daily meal plan, take it meal by meal and do some exercise as well.
  • lemonginger35lemonginger35 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    I wish to reduce 18 Kg.
  • Gallowmere1984Gallowmere1984 Posts: 6,625Member Member Posts: 6,625Member Member
    1: 200+ lbs. bodyweight.
    2: 550+ deadlift
    3: 500+ squat
    4: 300+ bench
    5: 200+ standing strict overhead press
    6: 25+ unbroken pullups
    7: accomplish all of the above while maintaining at least some semblance of visible abs.
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Posts: 7,386Member Member Posts: 7,386Member Member
    billkansas wrote: »
    So what's everyone's goals for 2019?

    I'm going for the 1000 lb club once and for all at age 50 this year. My sub-goal is to do this while only hitting the gym twice per week. I'm quitting the "chase for abs" and all that junk and don't care if I have to bulk to 220 lbs (body weight) to do it. I've been chasing it for a over two years now but shoulder pain and illiac crest pain has been holding me back. We'll see what happens.

    Why not just add a third day of training instead of adding body weight? Or are you underweight by your standards?

    1000lb is easily obtained with enough frequency and useful volume of training regardless. Good luck.
  • makkimakki2018makkimakki2018 Posts: 397Member Member Posts: 397Member Member
    Goal for 2019... maintain and enjoy myself a bit more
  • BDonjonBDonjon Posts: 546Member Member Posts: 546Member Member
    This year I broke from the pack and started my diet in November, which means I'll go into January with some progress already made (11 of 50 pounds lost). The goal for 2019 is to finish the job. I've got other goals too, mostly related to my estate and my professional career, but they're not worth boring people on a health/fitness forum with.

    CLARIFICATION: In saying I 'broke from the pack', hopefully you'll note the fact that many diets start (and many of those same diets end) in January; this is what I meant.
    edited December 2018
  • nathalier71nathalier71 Posts: 597Member Member Posts: 597Member Member
    Signed up to run a marathon - will be my first
    to get strong enough to do a handstand
    joined a crossfit gym to be able to achieve my 2nd goal
    I'd also like to lose 5lbs- get back down to where I was last year... these 5lbs are stubborn...
  • terryad04terryad04 Posts: 16Member Member Posts: 16Member Member
    Hey all. My goal for 2019 is too look like a Marvel Superhero lol. I have an account on Facebook and Instagram to monitor my progress. I would appreciate any feed back and suggestions.
  • Keto_VampireKeto_Vampire Posts: 934Member Member Posts: 934Member Member
    Keep up with lifting routine, keep things from getting stale (keep trying new variations, techniques), keep being practical in preventing injury, keep hitting daily activity/TDEE goals

    Might be adding in some bodyweight/light lifting sessions during stretches of "off" (work) days; home gym is still a work in progress in terms of investing in efficient/minimalist equipment, budget, & space limitations.

    Not much change needed if any, SSDD...calendar days are a poor excuse for trying to better one's self (any day is acceptable to start implementing long term goals & making incremental changes).
    edited December 2018
  • MommyLifts3MommyLifts3 Posts: 191Member Member Posts: 191Member Member
    I think I have it narrowed down:
    1. See some abs
    2. 5 unassisted chin ups (I really want ten but I can only do 1 right now)
    3. Unassisted pistol squat
    4. 15 sec freestanding handstand
    5. More yoga
  • billkansasbillkansas Posts: 186Member Member Posts: 186Member Member
    It's cool to see everyone's goals. Thanks everybody!

    Chieflrg- I'm keeping to two days per week just to see if it can be done. I'd like to strength train more, but this is keeping me hungry and I'm trying to maximize my time at home with kids. I'm not underweight, think my body fat is around 20% (even after my recent cut). I'm thinking if I continue to cut... I'll never make it to 1000. Don't necessarily want to gain weight but I'm getting nowhere strength wise by this ongoing cut.

    Trying to run a two day a week, "The Bridge" or Barbell Medicine inspired program: and upping volume, lowering intensity. I need to start training my 1 rep maxes (@RPE 10) something I've never done. A little fearful of that because I'm feeling a bit of pain when I squat and deadlift heavy. Anyway, long story... probably too much info already!
  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Posts: 469Member Member Posts: 469Member Member
    I'm STILL working on trying to find balance in my life. Good god, that's a tough one.

    I am going to get back to tracking my food and work to lose the 10 -15 lbs pounds I gained. I don't know that I need my 6 pack back, but the roll (ok rolls) that came along for the ride is irritating me and messing with my self esteem. That said... I do kinda like the extra boobage. (I'm trying to decide what I liked more - flat tummy or boobs haha).

    I am going to work on finding a schedule that will allow for me to lift at least 2x a week. I really want to resume powerlifting, and was seeing decent (albeit) slow gains at 2x a week. I want to hit that 300lb deadlift and 250lb squat. And my bench is embarrassing for me - so it's got to grow too. Competing really helped keep me focused, so maybe I'll look to find a comp to train for.

    I also need to go fishing more. lol
  • SilkysausageSilkysausage Posts: 409Member Member Posts: 409Member Member
    Train upper body more to attempt chin ups
  • deadliftsandnoodlesdeadliftsandnoodles Posts: 283Member Member Posts: 283Member Member
    Same as above, chin ups to be thrown in my usual routine until i learn to like them
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