Goals are set for 2012, and I am ready to go! My ultimate goal is to completeÂ Paul Smith’s Kong, but within that goal there are a lot of “micro-goals”. First, I have to getÂ stronger!! With aÂ dramaticÂ drop in strength last year due to surgery, I decided it is time to get stronger than I ever have been before.
I grabbed a Strong(er) t-shirt from EliteFTS.com when it was on sale a few weeks ago for $10.95. This $10.95 investment, this 50/50 cotton poleyester blend, this large black T-Shirt will be the entire core to my training in 2012. I find the Strong(er) concept by Dave Tate intriguing (more below). I bought this T-Shirt with a specific idea in mind…I AM NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR IT!! I cannot wear the t-shirt till I meet some of my micro-goals on the quest to my ultimate goal.
- Complete the original King KongÂ workout in under 5:00
The Strong(er) concept comes from the guys over at EliteFTS, specifically, it comes from Dave Tate. I say it is a concept becasue it is not simply being stronger than you were before. Here are some quotes from Dave Tate’s 3 phase program Strong(er):Â
- A Strong(er) Athlete is an exceptional athlete, yet, of a different kind thanÂ the typical competitive sports participant.Â Unlike the person that trainsÂ rigorously to excel in one or two events, the goals of Strong(er) AthletesÂ are to achieve overall strength and health to the best of their ability.
- The Strong(er)Â Athlete will sacrifice a studied depth in training to achieve an optimumÂ and well-rounded breadth.
- In the end, you will be one of the few who possessÂ EXTRAORDINARY RESOLVE.
While the Strong(er) program is great, I am more addicted to the concept than the program itself. I will be usingÂ
Wendler 5/3/1 ProgramÂ One Man One Barbell for strength gains, and CrossFit for my conditioning.
Here is to a Strong(er) 2012!!Â
I am really looking forward to a T-Shirt kicking my ass in 2012! I am ready for some serious training, I am ready to push myself in multiple domains of fitness, I am ready to get Strong(er) in 2012!!