What are your training goals for 2013?



  • The sweaty underbelly of the fern aka the oversize forum is cranking along at the moment. We've got some new fullas onboard (good to see!!) and the regulars are training the house down. We've all got info on targets/goals in our own threads but I thought it'd be cool to see what people have lined up for 2013. Always cool when someone has a similar goal so you can gee each other up!!

    So what's on your hit list for 2013? Improving your 1RM's, number of reps/sets, dropping body fat %, bulking up or losing weight??

    I've got four goals I want to tick off as early in 2013 as I can

    • Beat my current 1RM on box squat
    • 1RM 150kg on ass to the ground squat (working on deeper squats at the moment). Have done multiple reps at 100kg but haven't tried anything heavier yet.
      [size=4]- Get back under 100kg (currently 104-106). Carrying too much fat at the moment.[/size]
      [size=4]- 1RM 140kg on bench. [/size]

    [size=4]Line 'em up boys so we can knock 'em down![/size]



  • Good idea for a thread..

    I always keep saying I am even to be 85kg at 10%body fat but that looks a way off so its a goal of 82kg at 10% by Xmas eve 2013.

    Along the way I want to improve m bench, squat and deadlift but no specific weight goals there other than a 1RM deadlift of 200kg.

    And you are right, the oversize section of the forum is really cranking at the mo. Will be interesting to see how many of us can keep it up deep in to 2013.



  • Get under 90kg by March 1st.

    That is it. Don't care what I lift, how fast/far I run/walk/row. Just get there.

    Once there, I'll start looking at 85 kg, and worrying about stuff like bfp



  • •Weigh 96kg (99.8 current) bodyfat 13 -15%.

    •Always be able to squat and dead twice my BW.

    •Clean and Press 120kg (1RM)

    •Improve my running technique.



  • Get back into proper weight training and crucially back on the rugby field (and even netball court). Probably be my last season at a decent level, so looking to go out with a bang which means getting back up to a good size, anything 90+ would be great. Obviously strength will come with that.

    Got a feeling there's still quite a way to go with the busted achilles physically as well as mentally, but more than comfortable walking, jogging, bounding up stairs, etc for now.



  • mine is pretty simple, get to 90kg, and maintain (92.9 this morning - was a bit lower last week)

    I have times on my runs and circuits I can aim toward, although once I hit my weight goal I may need to re-think my training in the sense that improving strength and weights may then become somethign I want to do, although ultimately losing those stubborn few inches round the waist is key to most of what I am trying to do.

    Work in progress.



  • Like Paeks a bench of 140kg would be pretty choice. 20+ full range perfect form pull ups ( not chins ) would be pretty super too. The creatine I've taken seems to have got my weight alarmingly close to 100kg again but still seem just as narrow round the middle so hopefully that's a good sign. 95kg would be pretty ideal but then again if I can fit a pair of 32 jeans then I'm not too concerned.

    Another audacious goal is 100 burpees in under 5 minutes. That would damn near kill me I'm sure but also put me in the "unit" category. Cracking 2 minutes for 50 more of a short term and more realistic goal at this stage.

    Off the top of my head and knowing some of you on here reasonably well most are in the mid 30's and above. Speaking for myself ( and many of the rest of you I'm sure ) I really wish I was as dedicated at 20 as I am now. Sigh...................



  • [quote name='MN5' timestamp='1359318244' post='339877']
    Like Paeks a bench of 140kg would be pretty choice. 20+ full range perfect form pull ups ( not chins ) would be pretty super too. The creatine I've taken seems to have got my weight alarmingly close to 100kg again but still seem just as narrow round the middle so hopefully that's a good sign. 95kg would be pretty ideal but then again if I can fit a pair of 32 jeans then I'm not too concerned.

    Another audacious goal is 100 burpees in under 5 minutes. That would damn near kill me I'm sure but also put me in the "unit" category. Cracking 2 minutes for 50 more of a short term and more realistic goal at this stage.

    [b]Off the top of my head and knowing some of you on here reasonably well most are in the mid 30's and above. Speaking for myself ( and many of the rest of you I'm sure ) I really wish I was as dedicated at 20 as I am now. Sigh...................[/b]
    [/quote]

    I've found the efforts of some of the more mature ferners quite inspiring. Like you I wish I'd done more when I was in my 20's, especially when I dialled rugby back to just social/reserve grade level. But getting back on track in my mid 30's is going to set me up for later life... well that's the plan!! Really impressed with the guys that train the house down even with work and family demands!



  • I dunno, I was a real gym bunny in my early 20's, plus all the rugby (summer was 7's pre-season training) golf, indoor soccer, indoor cricket, twilight hockey and touch rugby (how the frack I managed ot fit it all in is what I wanna know!)

    I just didnt have the knowledge back then (the internet helps these days with exercises, tutorials, supplements - although I took alot more back then, I take nothing now) plus I thought with all the exercise, diet wasnt a problem, but I guess back then with all the piss we used to sink as well after rugby, after touch etc...but then I was only 82kg too!



  • goals - Wellington NABBA September 21st, win overall Athletic title. October 13th NABBA Nationals and South Pacific Championships. Win Athletic Mr New Zealand and Athletic Mr South Pacific.
    to achieve those goals I will need to hit stage on September 21st weighing 80.5kilos at around 2% - 4% body fat. 4 at Welly, 2 at Nationals would be the ideal.

    Current 91.1 and 10.5%.

    Will be my first times on stage since June 30 2012 and fiurst times on stage since bicep operation. 15 months.



  • [quote name='taniwharugby' timestamp='1359316991' post='339873']mine is pretty simple, get to 90kg, and maintain (92.9 this morning - was a bit lower last week).[/quote]

    Funny story about reaching goals - mate of mine wanted to get to 90, where he thought he'd be at his ideal weight. Couple of inches taller than i am, but narrower frame, and had been over 125 like me earlier in life.

    Thing is, running 5 km in a hit wasn't doing it for him, so he's minimum 10 km per session in pretty good time (5 min/km) multiple times per week. He got control of his eating and booze, so before he knew it was 85! Now when he hits 87 he gets paranoid.



  • the mind is a munted thing NTA. When I now weigh in at 90 kilos (or 91.1), I feel like a big fat fuck. But I still have a 6 pack, and a bf% of just over 10. It's amazing how your perceptions change!



  • My biggest goal is to get back onto the rugby field. Don't really care much beyond that.

    Outside of that I want to maintain my body weight between 117-122 kg and would like my muscle mass to be over 90-95 kg.

    Ideally ild like to get my beep test around the 11-12 mark.

    Bench ild like to get my 1rm to 145kg
    Squat 170kg
    Dead lift 160kg



  • [quote name='taniwharugby' timestamp='1359318922' post='339880']
    I dunno, I was a real gym bunny in my early 20's, plus all the rugby (summer was 7's pre-season training) golf, indoor soccer, indoor cricket, twilight hockey and touch rugby (how the frack I managed ot fit it all in is what I wanna know!)
    [/quote]

    Try going back to being a shit kicker at work, and having no wife or kids



  • haha, yeah I know that was the main thing, but still, I had a busy life, although there was 3 other mates I had and we all did the same stuff, trained together, played summer sports, winter sports, socialised together which made it easy...I did have a girlfriend at the time who threatened (she was nuts, we've all had one of them right?) to steal my golf clubs because I cared more about them than her



  • run the half mara next month in sub 2hrs (did 20k in 2hrs dead on Saturday so it's possible)
    weight to
    man tits down to beneath an A cup
    do the 100 pressups thing posted last yr



  • [quote name='taniwharugby' timestamp='1359342993' post='339970']
    haha, yeah I know that was the main thing, but still, I had a busy life, although there was 3 other mates I had and we all did the same stuff, trained together, played summer sports, winter sports, socialised together which made it easy...I did have a girlfriend at the time who threatened (she was nuts, we've all had one of them right?) to steal my golf clubs because I cared more about them than her
    [/quote]

    Mate, they're all fucking bonkers - its just the degree to which you'll put up with it.



  • back then it came down to what they could/would do as to how much you put up with!!

    Back on topic...

    frack, just found a pic of me in 2009...holy shit, new screensaver of motivation!!!



  • To maintain consistency all year and be on 85kg, low fat, injury free. Need to maintain present weight, lose 2-3 kg fat, gain similar amount of muscle.

    Specific goals:

    1. Pull ups.... 4 consecutive weeks of a 30 min workout with under 30 second breaks
    2. Dips.... same
    3. Bench... 5 reps on a 100 kg
    4. Legs
      -up a specific mountain in under 32 minutes, which would knock off two from PB
      -twice in 3 weeks do 90 mins of repeats up my 150 steps on the hill, alternately striding 2 by 2 to the top, then running up-if I can manage this then will really be in shape. I've done 80 minutes of hill repeats on 240 step location before, so the time is doable. Just, adding hill sprints every second one, and I'm 2-3 years older-so it'll be tough.
      -run the hill top circuit in under 57 minutes. Present best is a few seconds under an hour. Plenty of climbing involved.

    If any more interesting goals come to me I'll edit them in.



  • Know what you guys mean about the mind being an odd thing. I have been recording my weight every day for 5 years 2 months and 17 days, So went initially from an 106 to 78.5. Now if I have a bad month and it goes up I feel awful. After a heavy weekend I am currently at 78.8 and feel enormous I never had this when I was at 106. Its madness and I have to keep reminding myself that.

    Goals.
    10K PB - Currently 41:24
    Half Marathon PB - Currently 1:32 (But that was the first half of my marathon PB, so should be doable)
    Brussels Marathon again after 2 years off. Be happy with anything close to PB.
    A. N. Other Marathon
    Something over marathon distance.