- Having goals in the gym will keep you motivated and increase your confidence
- The most popular response people give us when asked about their goals or what brought them to the gym is, “Looking better” or the need to lose weight.
- Goals IN the gym will give you much more success toward these overall goals
Fact: Most people lose motivation in their training less than 4 weeks after starting
Goals need to set both for the short and long term. A general goal of “looking better” or losing weight is far too general. We love seeing those goals switch to the performance goals in training. Here are some great goals ideas:
- Setting PRs (personal records)
- Increasing your strength on barbell, dumbbell, and bodyweight movements with reps of anywhere from 1-20
- Decreasing the amount it takes you to perform the same amount of work (ex. 500m row)
- Adding more work in the same amount of time
- Losing or gaining a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time (short term)
- Specific goals like “5lbs in 4 weeks” will help increase motivation and also allow for proper adjustments to ensure success
Try setting goals like the ones above and notice much more physical and mental changes!