I’m at a crossroad, feeling a bit directionless and want help formulating my thoughts/philosophies and then creating my goals (and then after that my actual regime).
My number one philosophy is to train in such a way that I can workout for the majority of my life. I think I can achieve this by doing yoga, not being fat and not doing anything to specifically to mess myself up. After this simple point, I struggle to set down what I’m trying to achieve.
If I just wanted to be very strong then it would be relatively simple to set goals and then create a regime to increase the weight I could lift. However, I want to become ‘better’ in multiple ways (see below for sports) and become a good all-round athlete. I don’t know what that means though, but I think it’s something like:
- 1rm levels (the classic 2.5* BW for DL etc) – so absolute strength
- 5k time
- Calisthenic ability – as a by product, high levels of power
My initial thinking is that if you have ability in the above 4, then you’re a decent all-round athlete. If I can solidify my thinking around this, then I can start setting some goals that will show achievement in each area (that might mean working on all 4 at once or it might mean cycling between disciplines every so many months).
However, not at all sure that this is necessarily the best approach so would love some input/discussion around how best to think about this.
- 32 years old
- Height: 178cm (5 foot 10)
- Weight: 92kg (203 lbs)
- 1 RMs
- Deadlift 160kg (353 lbs)
- Squat: 135kg (298 lbs)
- Bench: 70kg (154 lbs)
- MP: 55kg (121 lbs)
- Bleep test: just below “Average” score – I’m a bad runner
- Shit I like doing: Lifting heavy, running, crossfit, BJJ, cycling (just started), doing random BS fitness challenges.
- Other relevant points:
- I’m naturally bad at sports (co-ordination, tightness, turning circle of an oil tanker, no “flow”)
- I was obese between 6 and 18. 44 inch waist! Lost a lot of weight and became stronger. Then lost too much weight and struggled to lift much. Now basically healthy
Thanks for your help,