Goal alignment

The strategies we have discussed this week have worked very well with my clients.

If you know the session will entail, develop a routine and then accumulate time in the gym, results come in the form of increased comfort and fitness.

But there’s an important aspect that needs to come before this point, which is setting a goal to be achieved.

This goal needs to be directly serviced by these strategies and must be measurable.

Let’s say the goal is to go to the gym three times this week and spend 20-minutes on the treadmill.

We use the knowledge of the session (ie. treadmill), routine and duration (20-minutes) to accomplish this goal.

Four weeks in, the emphasis switches to 20-minutes on the treadmill and a couple of resistance training machines.

We use the knowledge of the session, routine and time to accomplish this.

Then we have some sessions with the treadmill, machines, and some bodyweight core exercise.

The training repertoire progressively expands across the program, just like any other phase of a training program will do.

Instead of this being an induction program that needs to be completed prior to ‘starting proper training’ or something of the like, this is the first phase of training.

There are goals, which are then broken down into strategies that will serve them.

If the strategies are implemented, the goals are met and progress takes place.

Tom Fitzgerald