Have you ever found yourself sitting with a blank piece of paper, ready to set some goals, but feeling unsure where to start? Or perhaps you've experienced times when you realized too late that the goals you set a few months back weren't actually that useful? Setting suitable, effective, and challenging goals is not easy, but is definitely worth doing properly from the start. Here are twelve pieces of advice on how to set great goals.


Having spent a plethora of hours coaching people in both nutrition and movement, there are some key factors that are extremely consistent among almost all clients who actually meet their goals.


Use Your Inner Coach to Set SMART Goals (Becca Borawski Jenkins)
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You have a dream, now how do you make it happen? Wake up your "inner coach" to create a training plan and have you ready for "game day" by following the SMART method of goal setting.
In this video we go over the basics of goal setting. Goal setting is a skill that is applicable not only to your athletic goals, but also all other areas of your life.
I think many people make two fundamental mistakes with their goal setting, and the reason they never succeed can be traced back to one of these two things. 
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Success in the gym is a little like grade school, we have to take it one level at a time or be overwhelmed by the enormity of our goal. Plus, we have to really, really want it.
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