Fitness is a big part of my life, and 2010 was a great year as I reached some awesome new milestones and moved closer to a few others. So, what is better than a great 2010 of working out and cardio? Well, a 2011 filled with more goal achievement in the gym and a few new races on the road will help me top the standard and pace I set in 2010. Here are some of my goals as I move forward in the fitness quests.
For the most part, 2010 allowed me to get in the gym more frequently, and I expect more of the same in 2011. With that said, I first want to reach some new maximums (below are some of my top priorities):
Angled Leg Press – Well, I want to jump up to 1,558lbs for 6-8 reps (which would max out the press machine at the gym I frequent the most). However, my stretch goal is 1,600lbs for 6-8 reps if I can find a way to add the additional 42lbs to the machine! Note: Currently, my max is a little over 1,400lbs for 6 reps!
Flat Bench Press – I want to jump up to 275lbs on the bench with a stretch goal of 300lbs for 6-8 reps. Note: Currently, my max is about 225lbs for 6-8 reps.
Flat Bench Dumbbell Press – I want to jump into the triple digits and press the 100lbs dumbbells with a stretch goal of 110lbs for 8 reps by the end of the year. Note: Currently, my max is 90lbs dumbbells for 8 reps.
Wide Grip Lateral Pulldown Machine – I love this machine, and I want to be able to move up to 250lbs with a stretch goal of 275lbs for 8 reps. Note: Currently, my max is 225lbs for 8 reps.
Seated Close Grip Row Machine – I love this machine, and I also want to be able to move up to 250lbs with a stretch goal of 275lbs for 8 reps. Note: Currently, my max is also 225lbs for 8 reps.
Wide Grip Pullups – I am aiming to break the 50 rep barrier in 2011. Note: Currently, my max is 43 reps.
Smith Machine Shoulder Shrugs – I really want to jump up to 450lbs for 8 reps with a stretch goal of 475lbs for 8 reps. Note: Currently, my max is 400lbs for 5 reps.
Cardio and Racing:
2010 brought more attention to cardio, the most since my days in the Marine Corps Reserves. 2011 will simply pick back up where I left off. I want to achieve the following:
Spin Class – I want to attend at least 52 spin (1 hour long) classes in 2011 (1 per week average) with a stretch goal of 65 classes in 2011.
10k Run – I seek to break the 50 minute barrier with a stretch goal of running under 45 minutes. I ran my personal best time at the US 10K Classic race (my first and only race thus far) of 52 minutes, 43.18 seconds.
Swim – I have not done much swimming over the past few years, so I need to perfect my technique and simply add this into my training routine. This is critical if I ever get the chance to run the Ironman World Championship race in Hawaii within the next few years!
Races – I need to get a few more races under my belt. To achieve this, I am looking to run the Peachtree Road Race and US 10K Classic this year! Maybe if things run smoothly, I will train and run a half-marathon (like the one in Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day) or even marathon too (like the one in late October that is also held in Atlanta).
As you can see, I have lofty goals, but I am highly motivated to achieve these and numerous other goals! I appreciated everyone’s support throughout 2010, and I thank each of you for your support as I move closer to new milestones. Feel free to follow my progress on Daily Mile and / or Health Month!