Geoffrey Taucer Posted October 27, 2008 Report Share Posted October 27, 2008 Welcome, one and all, to OCR Fit Club. This thread is intended as a place for anybody in the community who seeks to better their own physical fitness to discuss their workouts, their progress, and gather tips from fellow fitness enthusiasts. There are no strict rules, and anybody at any level of fitness is welcome to participate. However, participants are encouraged to lay out specific goals and refer back to them to measure their progress. I'm going to steal some ideas from Steben's post in the old thread, and encourage everybody to make sure their goals are S.M.A.R.T.! Specific: Say more than "Be Healthy". You goals need to mean something. Measurable: Try to make your goal something you can measure. Numbers are nice here... do you have a set weight you'd like to see yourself at? Would you like to be able to run a mile in a certain time? Attainable: Don't pick goals you'll never be able to reach, at least within the time limit. Be realistic... but don't underestimate yourself either! Relevant: Don't pick goals without a reason. I could go through life without being able to bench press 200 pounds... I just don't have a need to be able to do that. However, a related, relevant goal might be to build arm muscle, to impress the ladies? Timely: Don't say you're going to go to the gym every day if you'll only have access to a gym during a few weeks of the summer. Keep in mind your other activities and base your goals on what you'll have time for. Lay out a health plan for yourself. Describe in as much or as little detail as you like how you plan to go about attaining your goals. Try to check in at least once a week to let us know how you're doing. You may post before/after pics if you like, but those are optional. Also, if you have any fitness expertise to share, feel free to do so! I will offer my own expertise in the area of strength training, especially upper-body strength. I have coached gymnastics for about 4.5 years, and I am training to return to competition myself on floor, vault, and rings. I may also be able to provide some tips regarding flexibility, though that's less of a strong suit for me. And, of course, if you would like to incorporate any sort of gymnastics into your health plan (which I highly encourage if your goal is to build more upper-body strength), I'll see what I can do to help you out. ********************************* Reccomended links (post your own with a description and I'll add them to the list) http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/ This is an excellent gymnastics/bodybuilding website with a number of strength building exercises. This site describes in detail how to work your way up to some great gymnastics strength skills, such as planches and front levers. You can also buy rings here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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