Goal Setting – How to Set them and smash them

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Do you set goals?

Whether it’s a training, nutritional loss, habitual goals you should be setting goals to keep them in the forefront of your mind when making daily decisions. 

The first thing when goal setting is to set them so small, that you won’t fail! 

All too often we see people setting themselves a target of hitting 5,6 even 7 days of training. Unless you’ve been training a while, this might be a little out of reach and you may find yourself in a bit of a rut. 

Calm it down slightly.

Make them achievable. Make them relevant. 

Instead of trying to hit 5 gym sessions a week, start off with 2 or 3 and build from there as the months go on.

Not only will this help you build certain habits, it will build confidence and motivation to keep on moving forward. 

For example; if you were looking to improve you squat depth. You might look at doing some form of squat mobility 2/3 times a week for 5-10mins. Thats only between 10-30mins per week. 

Nothing really.

Secondly is to reward yourself. I’m not saying once you finish a workout you reward yourself with pigging out every evening, but more so with things that are already part of your life you see as a luxury. 

“Once I’ve done my workout I can watch go watch a couple of episodes of what ever the next best thing is on Netflix”


Write them down!

I know this might seem obvious or silly, but actually physically writing them down or having them somewhere that you are going to see every single day will just keep reminding you of why you are doing this. 

It’ll give you something to visualise on a daily basis because, the truth is, the will be days where you want to give up and it’ll feel really tough, but you have to look at the bigger picture of why you set those goals in the first place. 

So, if you have got some goals..do me a favour and write them down, make them easy to achieve and reward yourself for getting that step closer each time.

Coach Alex