I don’t know about you, but this past year has flown by. New job, new city, new puppy, and meeting tons of awesome people all capped off with a 9 day visit back home to Wisconsin to see friend family, and a Packer game at Lambeau Field over the holidays.
Anyways…..onto the meat of today’s post.
Like most people, when the end of the year coming to a close I tend to think back on the successes and failures over the past year and look ahead to what I can take away.
With that being said I’m going to go out on a limb and say I’m not the only one writing a post outlining what I would like to accomplish in the next year, so here we go!
1.)Rehab my back to 100%
I’ve battled a tweaky back for a couple of months now and finally wised up to the fact that I can’t fix everything. I saw the Doc., got X-rays, and the whole shabang to find out I have flexed, rotated lumbar vertebrae. All the chops, lifts, planks, glute work, and mobility work were not fixing the issue, so it’s time to find someone who can. I’m making some progress with with the help of ProAXIS Denver and Cherry Creek Sport and Spine Health and hope be back pulling big deadlifts very shortly.
This past year I pulled 500, which was a major milestone in terms of lifting for me. Having my current back issue I have not pulled heavy in 3 months due to injury. I have no doubt lost some maximal strength, but coming back even stronger would be a huge mental boost in my training.
3.)Attend 2+Major Conferences or workshops
While putting in all the hours at the gym, writing programs, nutritional tinkering, reading/researching and blogging I spend upwards of 70 hours on some weeks on work related tasks. Combine that with trying to have a social life, a girlfriend, and an 8 week year old puppy (Rocky pictured above) Iife can be pretty hectic at times. Nonetheless to take the next step as a Strength Coach and continue providing the best product I can I need to step outside my comfort zone and attend more national conferences and workshops. Never Stop Learning!
4.)Sprint 2x per Week
I have sung the praises of sprints as a conditioning tool and a potent fat burner in the past, but for me it tends to take a back seat when things get crazy. I tend to stay pretty lean regardless of sprinting, but I need to quit making excuses and get shit done regardless as the benefits of high intensity sprint workouts are endless.
5.) Get published at least twice this Year
In the past two years I have had either research or an article published, but not more than 1 per year. I will pick up my writing and work diligently to put out more higher quality articles.
There you have it, 5 Goals that I have outlined for the upcoming year. As always, make your goals significant to you and follow a step by step approach to make sure you can reach them.