Train Smart – Not Hard

Now with that being said. You should always train hard. However, I always see people working out for hours at a time and trying to train everything all in one session. It doesn’t work!

Things to think about when you are at home and wanting to really think about your training.

  1. What is your goal?

I know this is simple, but is it SMART. You may have used this acronym at school or at university, but have you used this in your personal life?

“Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-related.”

Using this for fitness is really important, because it will give you focus. If you have focus you will find success. I have clients come to me and I ask what their goal is they will answer with “Get Fitter”. Fitness isn’t just one thing so I then have to break this done into something SMARTER.

  • What do you want to be fitter at?
  • Fitness can be your flexibility to running a marathon so what would you like to achieve?
  • Do you want to add muscle or lose body fat? You can’t do both forever.

When you have made a specific goal how are you going to measure your progress?

  • Cardiovascular Test (Bleep Test, Step Test)
  • Strength (1RM Testing)
  • Fat Loss or weight loss (Measurements)
  • Scales

Can you achieve your goal? If you can how long will it take? It is realistic for you to be able to reach this goal.

  • Do you have the time to put in to get to this goal at the moment?
  • Is this a long-term goal or short-term?
  • Do you have anything that is or will stop you from reaching this goal?

If you don’t think that you can reach your goal, then either create smaller goals that will help you reach your long-term goal or start again and create a goal that is going to work for you.

Cheers

JManningPT

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