My Fitness Goals for October

There’s no better way to track progress and spike motivation than making a list of goals. We have our first big Tour de Bloc competition at the end of the month in Montreal, so this month requires more focus and concentration than ever! Here’s what I am going to attempt to accomplish, and at the end of the month we’ll see how successful I am.

1.20 second hang on large slopers  – current: 8 seconds

Finger strength is something I really want to improve. My sloper strength and crimp strength are not at the level that they should be. Though I’ll be working both crimp and sloper strength, I’ve decided to only set a goal for sloper strength this month.

2. Lean out 5lbs – current weight: 130lbs

This is probably the least important goal on my list, but a goal nonetheless. My reasoning behind this one is that the leaner I become, the less weight I have to carry up the wall. Also, since I’m already quite active, this particular goal will force me to pay more attention to what I eat.

3. 15 pull ups – current: 12

I can already do a fair amount of pull ups, but I’d like to keep working on them to work on my overall upper body strength.

4. 15 straight leg lifts – current: 8

For core strength! My core is weeeeak (that’s why #tuesdaycorenight was born). I want to be able to get my feet back on the wall without all the struggle.

5. Full sideways splits – current: 10inches from the ground

I’ve been training flexibility religiously now for the past couple of months and I’ve been seeing some real progress! I was about 2 feet off the ground when I started and now I’m only 10inches! As a non-flexible person, it’s incredibly rewarding to finally see some results in this area. I’ve set this goal to keep me motivated to keep pushing to become more and more flexible.

So, in a month’s time I hope to be able to check off most of these goals. I’ve kept the list relatively short with only 5 items. Wish me luck! And I hope you are successful with your goals this month as well. Push it to the limit!

climb on xx

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