What Could You Achieve In A Year?

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It’s that time of year when we see the Sun coming through the clouds for more than a few minutes at a time and we get to thinking about getting fit for summer. Once the winter coats and gloves come off, we become more conscious about how we look without them. You want to look good and want other people to see how good you look. Here’s the question though, why only look good for summer?

When you train with me, it’s not all about seeing your abs in sunny weather. When you get the right coaching you can look great 12 months out of the year.


You live the life.

Forget fads. Forget short-term changes. Forget juice fasts. Just live the life.

Somewhere along the way people got the idea that you have to be a freak or on drugs to look good, that you have to be obsessed to have muscles or forego meals out with friends to have a lean midsection.

I can see why people get this idea. Every month there’s a story about how an actor in the latest film went through a gruelling, special workout routine to transform for their new role along with the magic supplement that you absolutely must take to get the wanted result. The nutritional plan is of course detailed. dotted with old school bodybuilding staples like raw eggs and masonry nails.

The truth is that it isn’t that hard, it just takes work, time and patience. You can’t take a shortcut to the desired result if you want the results to last but getting a great body is achievable for the vast majority of the population. I’m not talking about working day and night on it, I’m talking about learning to shop and cook well and giving a few hours out of your week to exercise.

Why Do I Ask What You Could Achieve in a Year?

Because that’s what I ask myself about every person who enquires about coaching. A year is plenty of time to make big changes but most of us don’t make those changes and the year passes us by. Without the structure and direction it can be difficult but that’s why I do what I do.

Every year we take a moment to reflect on what we have done over the past twelve months, whether it’s in the run up to New Years or your birthday, we all do it. Sometimes it is with a self-congratulatory tone, other times it is because another year has passed and things look the same as they did last year.

So what would you like to achieve this year? Let me know in the comments!


5 thoughts on “What Could You Achieve In A Year?

    1. Hi Richard,

      Thanks for your comment and sharing your goal! Assuming you’re not already a seasoned lifter, they sound like good numbers to aim for. If you’re currently a novice and you hit the gym regularly and stay consistent then there’s a good chance you’ll exceed those numbers. If you’ve got a few years experience then you’ll probably land somewhere in that range.

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