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Don't let your fitness resolutions become another statistic. Create a solid game plan with these powerful tools and head into the New Year prepared for battle.
Whether you're setting your first fitness goal or your fiftieth, this guide to setting SMART fitness and nutrition goals will help you succeed!
These Bodybuilding.com athletes shared their 2015 resolutions. What are yours?
Arm yourself with these tips to make 2015 THE year you reach your goals once and for all.
Don't wait until next year to start achieving your fitness goals. Get the drop on your New Year's Resolution now with these 10 pro tips!
Don't put your fitness goals on the back burner this holiday season. Enjoy the holidays and crush your goals by following the new rules of holiday fitness!
Zach Even-Esh teaches young athletes how to use the world as their gym, while still saving time for heavy barbells. Here's his plan to help you toughen up and get comfortable being uncomfortable!
Karina Baymiller may have had 6-pack abs, but she wasn't happy. Learn how she let go of her obsession with image and built a healthier, happier, stronger body and mind!
Too many people fail to achieve their resolutions. If you have fitness on your mind this January, here are the training and nutrition basics you need to make your goals a reality!
In a world of fit physiques, it's easy to get number-obsessed and lose track of your true goals. Restructure your game plan and come out stronger than ever.
Big changes in strength and physique don't happen overnight. They happen over months and years, with planning and honest reflection. Aim high and we'll help you change your life!
It's easy to get hung up on physical flaws when you strive for perfection. Debunk the idea of a perfect body and learn how to redefine your self-worth.
Big changes to your body and your lifestyle don't come without a shift in your mental attitude. If your mind isn't up to the task, your body will never be. Learn how to strengthen your mind in six steps.
A transformed Aussie on why her fitness no longer includes competing.
I've published more than 100 fitness articles and am the Bodybuilding.com 2012 Male Writer of the Year. My goal is to help you get in the best shape possible!
Is a healthy lifestyle on your list of New Year's resolutions? Congratulations! You'll need these six tips to help you get started on the right foot.
When was the last time you gauged your strength with a bodyweight endurance test? Bring your body back in 2013 by working toward these classic goals.
Clear goals are essential to academic and fitness success. Learn to set, achieve, and exceed your weight-room and classroom goals.
Get the body you want with the program you need. One of these three goal-specific training plans will fit you perfectly.
Learn to constructively compare your body with others for better results and a fantastic physique!
Have you kept your 2010 New Year's Resolutions? Odds are you may have lost your way a little. Now it's time to get back on track and make 2011 the year that you achieve your fitness goals!
Whether you are someone who is making health and fitness a New Year Resolution for the first time or you have tried and failed for years, 2011 is going to be different for you. This year will be your year.
Do you ever feel like your life is mass chaos? Just can't seem to ever get things in order? No worries, bodybuilding will keep you organized and on track.
Setting a goal for your workout or nutrition program is vital to your success! But don't forget these 5 goals that everyone should set no matter what your program! Learn more below.
Have you had an injury and struggled to get back to the gym? Read Ric Drasin's story about how dedication to his ideal physique has kept him fired up for over 40 years!
When taking it to the next level in our bodybuilding efforts, it is important to set the right goals... Find success and get what you want without excuses. Learn more.
Have you ever resolved to get back on track with your fitness program on a Monday or after the New Year? If you are ready to make a change to a healthier lifestyle, don't wait... Here are 12 easy steps to get you on track! Learn more.
If you didn't have anything to work toward how would you know where you are going and when you arrive? Find out how SMART goals and bodybuilding help.
MANformation Talk Radio - Today's Show: Skip welcomes you to discuss why the manformation program was created and how it will help you! Includes effective strategies to help you transformation into the man you want to be. Join the show and get real feedback. Listen, LIVE, 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT)!
New Year’s resolutions serve a few purposes. First, they help people procrastinate. Find out how bodybuilding can help you achieve your new goals.
If you want to transform your body, everything you need to know to succeed is right here! Check out our new features and transformation articles to help you lose weight and get fit this year!
The Path To Discovery - Here's an emotional tale of broken bones and an unstoppable spirit that led to my first bodybuilding contest! Find out more.
This year, skip the resolutions. Why do the same thing you did last year and not get anywhere? Try these ideas and find real fitness success in 2010.
Most individuals are going to make some kind of promise to get fit. Most fail. Use the following planning guide to make your New Year's fitness resolutions a reality.
As a working mother of three, it's not easy to compete, or even stay in shape. Believe me, I could find many excuses why I can't train. Here's a look into my life and what I do to stay on top. Check it out.
How can one use the internet to help with their fitness goals? There are a lot of ideas and information available on the internet and it can be a very beneficial tool to help meet your goals. Success is only one click away! Learn more.
Getting into the right mindset will transform your body. One step is to start creating clear-cut, well defined goals. Here is a look at how strong the mind really is and criteria for five fitness goals to accomplish in the next 16 weeks.
With New Year's just around the corner, people are gearing up for those, self-promises to a better life. Usually, these promises involve becoming fit & healthy, and living life to its fullest. Here are some tips to help you stick to your resolution!
Setting a goal is essential for transformation success, otherwise why are you doing this? Deep down ask yourself and then make your answer as detailed as possible.
Even though the holiday season has begun, fitness enthusiasts aren't covered by sweaters, scarves and jackets all winter long. Effectively and efficiently hit your short term goals with S.P.E.E.D. - 5 steps to getting fit in record speed!
Advice is a funny thing: some people love being in the advice-receiving stage. They just can't get enough advice. There are several different categories for advice addicts. Read on to see what category you fall into!
In today's world we are always rushing, which leaves little time to eat a regular meal. Here are a few helpful ideas - such as planning, how often to eat, etc. - to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle!
Priorities are what it boils down to. My primary focus was to get a good workout in, and get on with my day. Here are some questions and ideas on getting your priorities straight for improved results.
Once you learn what truly successful people do differently than the other 95% of the population, you can start to apply those techniques to achieve your own goals! Start using the E.L.M. Tree method!
They did everything right, ate what I told them, exercised, supplemented, got proper rest, but yet when they stepped on that scale, it didn't reflect back... Learn a little about how setting realistic goals is much more rewarding.
Far too many individuals, trying to reach their goals in record time, think that more effort will equal faster success. I would like to share two scenarios that might put you on the fast track to failure along with suggestions to succeed.
Looking for some tips and tricks to jump start 2007? I've put together three areas you should focus on for success. They are: Motivation, Nutrition, & Training. Get details right here and start moving!
What are your bodybuilding goals for 2007? The time is at hand once again â€“ Our forum members share some great goals and ways to make sure they achieve them. See what they are and if they could work for you. Read on.
It's that time of the year... Gyms start filling up with people who have a fitness resolution. With good planning and the right motivation you can succeed with your goals. Check out some great tips right here!
Have you accomplished your bodybuilding goals this year? Our forum members explain in detail about the goals they had set for themselves, whether they completed them or not, and what they need to improve!
One of the reasons why many generic programs do not work for individuals is that generic programs cannot take the individual into account. Get four steps right here to help you achieve your training success.
P.A.S.S. stands for Positive attitude, Accurate expectations, Sensible game plan, and Steadfast determination. You need all of these attributes to succeed in your life and fitness/bodybuilding goals.
Perhaps the most important decision you will make is how you will approach the industry in terms of the image you want to project. Let's take a closer look at some of those options, with examples... Read on and see where you fit.
How should an athlete set goals for their sport? See what some of our forum members have to share about this topic. This is very informative and worth a look. Check it out.
Today I would like to share some ways to be successful with your fat loss resolutions in 2006. Here are 5 ways that will help you with this goal. Read on to learn more!
If you want to make 2006 your most successful year, seize the opportunity now. Get some great ideas right here for making the new year better than the last!
If you have ever needed some motivation and clear steps in creating goals then this is it. I am going to share with you 'The Ultimate Fitness Success Formula.' Get a pencil and paper...
What we say and how we say it has an amazing power subconsciously in our determination and perception of the events in our life. A winning mind set can make your experiences positive. Here are some tips that may help.
One of the most common questions I get is how to train for strength, muscle gain, and fat loss at the same time. Well for those who really want to do that I have a program here that will do just that. Learn more...
How can a bodybuilder manage their time? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
Recently I've stumbled; we all do eventually, sometimes repeatedly. I look back on better days as if I have no hope, no chance of ever besting myself. Well I am about to change that. It is time for a new goal to return to my previous glory.
The SMART Goal Setting principles will help you reduce your chances of setting goals that you wouldn't be able to obtain even if you had some sort of superhuman powers.
The amazing thing about the future is that if you wait, it will always come to you. By reading this you should gain some insight to making goals and actually keeping them.
Looking to be the ideal woman! What are the measurements of such a creature? From what we see all around us, it would be thin, young and stunningly fit...
Whatever your current state of mind, try these steps to get yourself back on mental track...
Most people are taught confidence in doing something specific, that only through learning specific skills will they become competent. Learn why here!
The following is the story of my road to permanent fat loss through hard work and determination; no magic pill or surgery for me!
Let's take a look at seven simple steps you can take right now to move you rapidly along toward your fitness goals.
Without goals we are like a ship on the middle of the sea, just drifting away with no sense of direction. In order to achieve success in our bodybuilding program, our goal should be clearly defined and engrained in our brains. Learn why and how to set goals of your own...
I am writing this article because I want to share my success story with the millions of people out there who struggle with achieving their goals and dreams, whether it is weight loss, monetary issues, or anything else that requires one to consciously make an attempt to change their ways.
From the earliest days of my coaching, I began to analyze individual and team performance on how it would influence actual game performance while all too many peers were seemingly busy with chasing weight room numbers or other aspects that would not necessarily amount to victory. Find out what the goals of a renegade are and how to achieve them!
What better time to set some fitness goals for 2004 then RIGHT NOW! Take the steps necessary to set yourself up for bodybuilding success by 2005!
Most people's goals are lofty in every aspect of life yet the price they are willing to pay does not match their aspirations. How they want to look is no exception. This problem is two-fold. Learn why...
Did you gain a few pounds of fat the past two months due to not eating and not eating right? Do not give yourself a resolution to reverse this decadent state by making promises to yourself you know you cannot keep!
Find out how to reach your goals by learning from a champion! Find out how I took an amatuer kick boxer into a title winning champion by getting his goals in the right place!
Learn all about the why and the when in your fitness plan by setting goals! Also, you will find a few tips on helping you with the how in your plan!
You've heard it before. Never say I can't. Think positive. But how do the things we say, feel, and believe truly affect our lives? Every day you have internal conversations with yourself, and the way that you conduct those conversations will have a tremendous impact on your success. There is much more to positive thinking than can, can't.
Goal setting is an important part of successful physique transformation. Goals should not only be related to your physique. From personal experience, goal setting is one of the important determining factors behind the success of any physique transformation. Learn why!
From time to time it is of infinite importance to re-evaluate where you stand in relation to the goals you set for yourself. These evaluations can help determine your performance or training fate.
Beginning an exercise program can be intimidating if you are just starting out. There are some things that are very important that you definitely need to know.
Learn why keeping track of your fitness progress can help you achieve your goals, improve your motivation and much more. Find out how to improve your program by following the game of work!
Goal setting has been researched, tested, evaluated and turned inside out. Man, by nature, is goal-oriented and has spent the past two decades writing books, articles and courses on the subject.
I think everybody gets the impulse to be lazy from time to time. Find out how to mentally focus on completing your goals! Find out here...
Follow these suggestions exactly as they are laid out and see how focused you become and how much faster you progress towards your desired goal.
Everybody has the ability to believe in him or herself and achieve incredible things in life. Learn how to believe in yourself to obtain your goals!
Shaping up the baby boomer way means training hard, yet training smart. That means employing science and the wisdom that only comes with age to our training. Learn why!
I am about to discuss keeping a daily journal that will allow EVERYONE, no matter what body-type you are, find out what works best for you when it comes to diet, training, and supplementation.
It is a new year and a new set of goals. Learn what I plan on accomplishing this year and how I am going to do it!
Being a healthy bodybuilder, simply, means that in all areas of your life you seek to improve, and that bodybuilding is how you seek to improve your physical body and mind in order so that your mind and body can be used to love and help others.
Dreams, goals, and potential are useless without having the ability to follow through with them. Learn why you should compose a vision, how to do it, and why you should read it every day.
Each time this year, the number of gym goers increases by nearly 50%. However, within just a few weeks that number drops dramatically. Learn why!
Everyone has goals that they want to achieve, but it is the loss of motivation, discipline, and drive that gets in our way to achieve them. It is whether or not you stick with achieving them or not that makes the difference.
From experience I can tell you that there is one important emotion that can lock you onto your target and never look back. This powerful emotion is Passion.
Every year, people make so-called "New Year's Resolutions". Learn why so many fail and how to make sure you DON'T!
Learn the four concepts so many people are looking for. Learn the secrets on how to keep your New Year's Resolutions!
Learn how to stick with your New Years Resolutions!
TeamDixon's training strategy is a two-fold approach. Learn how I train, eat, and feel throughout the 8 months!
What will you do better next time? How can you be better next time? We all need to answer these questions and more as the off-season begins.
You heard me right, Bakhtier is the 2002 light-heavyweight class winner of the Border States Classic and middleweight class winner of the Tournament of Champions.
Maintaining your psyche is as much a mental game as it is a physical undertaking. So, what is the secret to building a mental edge? Mental tools. That's what you need. Let's probe into what are some of the ways that can help you build that sustained mental edge...
John Pasco, a 74 year old competitive bodybuilders tells you, "Don't dream the impossible dream. Do it! Learn how to look within yourself for the motivation."
Even the smartest, most dedicated trainees make lots of mistakes on an ongoing basis. That’s why even the best athletes have coaches. Here are the most common mistakes!
Now I will discuss rising from the level of working out for reasons of exercise for well-being to the level of being a competitor in bodybuilding contests.
We have all been conditioned to look to the "experts" to guide us through this often confusing maze of bodybuilding. After all, few of us have all the relevant information in terms of physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, biochemistry, and applied chemistry that we would optimally desire.
A proper log will show you what worked and what didn't. Got an injury? Go back two months and see if you've made any specific changes for that muscle group lately.
I am convinced, no, I know it for sure: Out there where you are reading these words there are folks who never have thought they could work out and get a muscular physique.
Find out the top ten bodybuilding habits that we acquire over time and see if they compare to yours!
Without fail, I arrived armed with my meticulously planned workout etched in stone. Once I committed my routine to paper, absolutely nothing could alter my charted course.
If you've been training since your teens or twenties and you're now over 40 you know, of course, you're hooked. You can't let go. But then conventional wisdom slaps you in the face and tells you you're in for a change in your training and expectations.
I made my first bathing suit when I was 9 years old. As long ago as that is, I still remember being frustrated because it didn't quite fit the way I wanted it to.
Get some training recommendations from Richard and Diane and learn about diet, goal setting, and sticking with it...
From the babyboomers in your 40s and 50s and beyond, this new section of Bodybuilding.com will focus on improving your physique through nutrition, cardiovascular exercise and resistance training.
Drink at least 2 liters of water every day. Tea and coffee does not count, but you can drink them. Do your weights (30-60 min) and cardio after your weights (20-45 min) at some point in your day, 5-6 days a week.
What you decide to do in the 24 hours is based on your individual priority. That priority is defined by your attempt at self-actualization or the need to feel a sense of being. As each day comes and goes, those priorities can and will change.
Before I go on, I want to let everyone know that I do train in high volume, so if you don't like that, don't bother reading the article.
How many missed opportunities for joy and fulfillment are waiting for you, right now as you read this?
This piece of writing will not be your typical bodybuilding article. The article you will begin to read could be a life changing experience.
As I have noted previously, planning and focus is imperative for the long-term success of an athlete's development.
My will power and motivation have been weak. But that all changed that night.
To learn how to train abs properly and thus attain maximal results, it helps to clearly articulate three fundamental principles.
Like many women who have dreams. Our biggest competitor is ourselves. What is the barrier to realizing your dreams? Most of the time, improper information and not enough time to focus on thing own self.
There are 10 steps we must consider if we are to overcome this malady and put our training in good order. Let's work together, one day at a time.
After nine years of bodybuilding I am finally embarking on my first 'proper' off-season. I realize that sounds quite strange, because by now I should have mastered the art of building solid new muscle in the off-season.
The journey I went on over that three month period was fantastic and has positively improved my life in many ways.
With the majority of Americans failing to achieve the minimum amount of daily exercise is the reason for this isolation.
Suppose you wish to excel in a specific exercise or increase your strength, like in the bench press.
I was in peak conditioning and confident that day. My dream still eluded me. I was unable to earn my pro status that day. Upon my return from Virginia, the last thing I wanted to do was to begin training or even thinking about competition. I was drained.
Do you disappear from the gym into oblivion for weeks on end? Do you hit the snooze button in favor of your morning run? Do you find yourself having a cheat meal everyday?
What are the most important factors in determining a bodybuilder's success? I suppose there are probably as many answers to this question as there are bodybuilders concerned with it.
The majority of the diets on the market these days or basically made to lose weight quickly. On the scale it seems like the diet worked, but most of the weight you lost is muscle mass and water weight.
Do you aspire to have a strong, muscular back? One that captures attention, and commands respect? A back so thick and wide that it puts the look of fear into a tailor's eyes?
Sioux City Bandits wide receiver Erv Whitehead, explained what it is to go through a football tryout camp. 'There are pretenders, and then there are contenders,' he said.
Now that my contest is over, I have to make a new plan of attack. Here are some things that all bodybuilders should think about when deciding what to do with their future. These tips will help you make never-ending gains.
So far, we have covered aspects of fat loss concerning both physical activity and nutrition. Now, we are going to turn our attention to the mental aspect of losing fat. Eating correctly and exercising consistently are both very difficult, physically and especially mentally. If you can succeed through this battle mentally, you will probably be fine in every other field. If you can convince yourself, anything is possible.
Many bodybuilders who spent the colder months 'bulking up' are also now on a dieting cycle to remove the fat and uncover the new muscle that they spent months trying to build. Learn the benefits of staying lean and muscular year round!
In the quest for survival in competitive bodybuilding, here's what you need to know about this burnout, a mental nightmare. Let me take you on a journey to help understand this psychological phenomenon, so that you are well equipped to face burnout head on and win!
I will give you twelve ways to make your workouts faster and more productive so that you can have more time to enjoy the world outside the gym. Stop having everybody call you a gym rat!
The gym at my college sucks so my roommate and I decided that if we were serious about getting big that it would be a good investment to go to Gold's. The next week was spent adjusting to college life and then came the weekend.
We all aspire to achieve something very important to us through training. It may be improving the way we look, our health, or help our sporting performance. The problem is so few of us actually achieve what we are striving for from our work. The question then becomes why? Learn how to go about setting goals and reaching them!
We all have people we look up to, people who inspire us to do certain things. See what Joe has to say on getting where you want and getting exactly what you want.
Without goals you are either running around in circles or standing with your hands down your pants. We need goals to aim and to strive for. Goal-setting can be made easy if you read this article.
Let's face it, if you want to accomplish anything, you need a plan. You can't just go out with a hammer, some wood, and expect to build a house. You need some blueprints of how you are going to do it. Also, you need to set a time limit, a week to do the framing, have the siding up by the end of the month, etc. The same holds true for bodybuilding. You need to set goals for yourself, and they need to be realistic and achievable. That's what this article is about.
So ask yourself this question and remember to be honest: What type of mentality do you have going into an intense work out? Are you looking forward to the self-inflicted pain using poundages which are heavy for you or do you go scurrying towards the cardio machine and dinky weights for the next 2 hours?
A new year has been ushered upon us and we are faced with a myriad of hopes and aspirations. If you are like the average individual, you probably have set forth some new year resolutions. I know I have. The problem now is seeing them through. Get the help you need here!
All of us work to make the best with what we have. You don't have heavy bone mass so set specific goals, work hard at achieving them, and keep training. As a suggestion, learn what foods work to build mass and learn more about diet and how your body responds to different foods.
The best way to tolerate pain is to work out with a partner or a group. Nothing helps the pain problem more than knowing it's shared. When you're out of shape it takes mental toughness to decide you need to workout regularly.
Focus on yourself. Don't lose yourself in a pro's routine. If you do, your definitely headed for failure. Don't be afraid to apply the knowledge in everyday training and dieting.
How many times have we ourselves said "I'll do it tomorrow?" To numerous to count probably. Well summer is almost half over and what have you put aside that could greatly enhance your life?
The key to successful bodybuilding starts with mind, body, soul and setting goals that are obtainable (believe in yourself know matter what people may think or say about you or your training). Get yourself in shape the right way!
Shifting your attitude begins with accepting the possibility that you have the ability (however hidden away) to do the same things that people like you have already done. Attitude is everything! Written by J.M. Blakely.
If your going to get into shape, do it for yourself. Do it because you want to feel and look good. Do it because you are tired of being made fun of. DO IT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO!!! Listen to what Joe has to say on achieving your goals!
Have you ever wondered what drives you to slave in the gym day in and day out? Sometimes I start pondering why I do what I do in the gym and I've come to a few plausible conclusions. It's about challenge and improving myself. In this article, I will talk a bit about motivation. Use this checklist as your guide!
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*