Goal Setting & Squat Weight Improvements

As a lifelong weight lifter, I have had periods of heavy lifting and times of very little lifting. At one point in my life, this was my life.
As I stood in front of the squat rack, I thought about the process of setting 12 month goals. It reminded me of my journey towards improving my squat strength from 75 pounds to 250 pounds over a 12 month time frame.

Just like when I started with a goal of being able to squat 75 pounds, I was like a plane in the clouds, unsure of how to reach my destination. But I was determined to make it happen, so I began to chart a course towards my goal.

I researched and learned everything I could about weightlifting, proper form, and muscle development. I talked to experts in the field and trained with experienced lifters. Just like the plane breaking through the clouds and seeing the ground for the first time, I began to see progress towards my goal.

It was still distant, but it was visible, and I knew I had to keep moving forward.

Over the next six months, I worked tirelessly to build my strength and increase my squat. There were times when I encountered setbacks and plateaus, but I always kept my eyes on the horizon and stayed focused on my destination.

As the weeks passed, my muscles grew and my strength improved, and I found myself getting closer and closer to my ultimate goal of squatting 250 pounds. It was like the plane descending towards the ground, where the destination becomes clearer and more tangible with each passing moment.

And just like the plane touching down on the runway, I finally achieved my goal of squatting 250 pounds. It was a moment of triumph and satisfaction, knowing that all of my hard work and dedication had paid off.

Reflecting on my journey, I realized that setting long-term goals is like flying a plane or squatting. It requires a clear vision, careful planning, and the ability to navigate through turbulence and setbacks. But with persistence and determination, you can break through the clouds and reach your destination.

As I walked away from the squat rack, I felt a sense of gratitude for the lessons I learned on my journey towards achieving my goals. And I knew that no matter what obstacles lie ahead, I had the skills and experience to overcome them and reach even greater heights in the future.

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