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SMART Goals
« on: May 31, 2015, 07:38:57 PM »
I was listening to someone talk about this this morning, For the unaware these are goals that are:

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Relevant
Timely

I was pondering this while running in the rain this afternoon  ::)

Training for a 5K my specific goal is to run it in under 30 minutes. It's measurable, last time I did 2.25 miles, today I did 2.5. It's attainable since I've run one in 26 minutes before. It's relevant because I want to loose fat and get my BP down. It's timely since I'm racing July 25.

So that's a pretty easy one. Training for a PL comp is a perfect example as well.

Do you have any other lifting goals that are SMART?


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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 08:24:01 PM »
Attaining the bodyweight multipliers for my lifts.  A benchmark for women seems to be the 1.5x BW squat, 1x BW bench, and 2x BW deadlift.  As my bodyweight has tended to stay on the higher side, I've been making it more difficult for myself.  But... currently cutting and sticking with it this time.  The squat and deadlift are quite reasonable goals, and I think attainable in the not too distant future. 

Current squat PR as of yesterday is 230@172, hoping to get to 240@160
Currently deadlift PR is 320@173, just hoping I can keep the 320@160

Bench, well, that one will be tougher.  Best is 145@173 and it's dropping as I diet.  Oh well, that one is a longer term goal.

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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 08:44:36 PM »
Last company I was at all of our goals had to be SMART


My SMART goals for 2015 is a 600 or better squat and dead and a 350 bench.

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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 09:28:11 PM »

Bench, well, that one will be tougher.  Best is 145@173 and it's dropping as I diet.  Oh well, that one is a longer term goal.

Oh well?

Oh well?


Oh well?

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At what date (timely) will we be going for a 173 bench?  8)
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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 10:58:31 PM »
Our CEO is a big fan of SMART goals. In the safety field that can be difficult to measure.

For lifting I have a 405 DL goal by years end.
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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2015, 11:49:20 PM »
500lb squat, 300lb bench, 450lb deadlift.  When?  When I get there.  I'll take it one rep PR at time.  It may take a year, maybe two, but I'll get there.  Gains are harder to come by these days.

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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 07:19:56 AM »

Bench, well, that one will be tougher.  Best is 145@173 and it's dropping as I diet.  Oh well, that one is a longer term goal.

At what date (timely) will we be going for a 173 bench?  8)

LOL!  Well, dropping out of the 170s as we speak and no plans to get back there anytime soon, so how's the year 2020 sound?  I'll be happy with a BW bench at lower BW before then, ya know like 150 @ 150 or something.  Unless I get my bionic arm implants before then  ;)

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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 07:17:53 PM »
Since I have been losing weight I also have quit setting weight lifted goals. Still pushing for a 3 plate bench and that will come in time, but regarding DL's since losing 30+ lbs so far I am nowhere near where I was with that lift. Best was #485 and was able to rep #455, now I am struggling with a #420 single. And i'm ok with that, would much rather look good vs being a fat semi strong pig.

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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 09:05:14 PM »
I need to set some.
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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2015, 12:51:44 PM »
Thank you for this post.  My goals have been the opposite of smart.  I absolutely need to lose weight, for health reasons.  My back is structurally weak and the belly is causing additional pain.  But I had no set goal, no attainable timetable.   Thanks to this post I sat down and  wrote it out.  I would like to lose 60lbs at one pound per week.  Putting a goal date of 8-1-2016.   I think that is possible.   Thanks again. 

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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 10:14:24 AM »
Thank you for this post.  My goals have been the opposite of smart.  I absolutely need to lose weight, for health reasons.  My back is structurally weak and the belly is causing additional pain.  But I had no set goal, no attainable timetable.   Thanks to this post I sat down and  wrote it out.  I would like to lose 60lbs at one pound per week.  Putting a goal date of 8-1-2016.   I think that is possible.   Thanks again.

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Re: SMART Goals
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2015, 08:03:39 PM »

Training for a 5K my specific goal is to run it in under 30 minutes. It's measurable, last time I did 2.25 miles, today I did 2.5. It's attainable since I've run one in 26 minutes before. It's relevant because I want to loose fat and get my BP down. It's timely since I'm racing July 25.


I have moved this from a SMART goal to a WTFWIT goal.

what the fuk was I thinking?
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