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Calm before the storm

“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

Do you have plans this weekend?  Are you just sitting around?

As we enter the holiday season (read that eating season) do you have any goals for your fitness, sport, or nutrition?  If you don’t, consider spending some time with your log book and charting a path for the next few weeks, months, or the next year.

Your log book has a section where you can write down some tangible goals so you can see where your going.  If you have never done this, it is a fun exercise to help chart your path and will help you reach your destination.

If you decide to set a few goals, it may take a while to write down a real goal that is tangible, repeatable, and specific.  The goal, “I want to look better naked” may be a goal, but it’s hard to know when you have achieved success.  A better goal may be, “50 consecutive double unders, a bodyweight snatch, or a 300 pound deadlift.”  The latter of these goals, when met, will provide a check in the box, but will also give you greater skill, coordination, balance, accuracy, strength, and power.

These improvements in your 10 General Physical Skills transfer to your everyday life: climbing, skiing, hiking, parenting…Get the idea?

This is a funny time of year in the mountains as we are between seasons.  Don’t let it get you down.  Take charge of your fitness.

Let us know.  We can help.