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Importance of Goals

 

How Do I Get Ripped?

 

Set GOALS, make them VISIBLE and EXECUTE!

 

 

Sounds simple, right? Well let me tell you from experience that this is NOT simple. How many times have you observed someone generate significant excitement and apparent motivation to start a new weight loss initiative to only quit after a few weeks? Perhaps this may have even happened to you personally… multiple times. Been there myself. I am sure that you will witness this in the next few months as we approach New Year’s Resolutions. From my perspective, like anything else in life, fitness success is achieved by knowing exactly what you want and developing a plan to accomplish your goals while staying focused with CONSISTENT implementation – tracking of your plan.

 

How Do I Get Ripped?

 

I believe that consistency is the key factor to success. Even with a 90-day program like P90X, I often receive urgent emails from people that have been working the program for 1 week wondering why they don’t have 6-pack abs yet! It takes time… took you more than 1 week to get out of shape, may just take you 90 days or more to get ripped. Besides, P90X is a 90-day program, otherwise it would have been called “P7X” for 1-week results. Ha. Results come from staying consistent with the workouts and nutrition for 90-days, or better yet, making a lifestyle change and commitment to your health. I have found that setting goals and posting them where visible day-to-day is critical to help you push through a challenging program. For me, this involves posting my goals and workout calendar at home AND work. What motivates me the most is the sense of accomplishment from crossing off a completed workout for the day or specific goal achieved. I know that doing this consistently over time will lead to ultimate success.

 

I recommend using the S.M.A.RT. method for developing your goals. S.M.A.R.T. typically stands for SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC and TIMELY. I don’t think further explanation is needed… it’s simple. Set a deadline for specific accomplishments that can be measured. One example of a set of goals that I developed are provided below… most adhere to the S.M.A.R.T. principle.

 

 RAGE9498 GOALS FOR ROUND 3
– Help others achieve an extreme level of fitness
– Post daily TEAM RAGE for accountability. Pics at 30, 60, 90 days.
– Incorporate the 5 x 5 concept to build 10-lbs lean muscle mass
– 40 unassisted wide front pull-ups full extension (all in one set)
– 5 unassisted wide front pull-ups full extension with 100lbs
– Maintain body fat percentage and ab definition while building mass

 

I was so focused on achieving these goals in Round 3 that I met or exceeded every one of them during the 90-day program. Goals… you always need goals. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?!?

 

 

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Premiere 5 Star Diamond Independent Beachbody Coach, CEO and Founder of TEAM RAGE, Mike Nowak Fitness, HowDoIGetRipped.com and How Do I Get Ripped, LLC. You are about to learn how I went from out-of-shape busy dad with significant travel, 2 kids and a wife to losing 20 pounds, 16% body fat and 7" off my waist while getting paid more income from home than my Ph.D. in Science & Engineering. Retired my Ph.D. career to focus on FAMILY & FITNESS!

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