How do you define what your goal is? And can you do it all at once? Here is the response to a recent inquiry that might help you target exactly what you want … and how to get there. Fuelling your body optimally is a great idea but it is not really a specific goal. You need to make the goal more granular because your training, nutrition, supplementation will be tailored specifically around that goal. So to explain what I mean here are a few examples…
1. Being a track and field sprinter I want to optimize my nutrition, training, and supplementation to improve my 100m dash times
2. Being a competitive bodybuilder I want to optimize my nutrition, training, and supplementation to get lean and prepare for my upcoming contest in 16 weeks
3. After the holidays and a great vacation where I, unfortunately, gained 20 lbs I want to optimize my nutrition, training, and supplementation to get into the best shape of my life
4. After a recent accident where I broke my leg, I want to optimize my nutrition, training, and supplementation to be able to put on some serious lean muscle to improve my quality of life
5. Being a recreational hockey player I want to optimize my nutrition, training, and supplementation to improve my level of fitness and strength to allow me to be better on the ice checking, shooting, and physical stamina.
I hope this makes things a bit more clear. The idea of fuelling your body adequately to perform optimally is great BUT….perform ‘what’ optimally. Without the “what” how do you measure whether or not you are in fact improving or not. Do you want to improve strength and add lean muscle, do you want to remove body fat, do you want to improve some type of athletic performance…if so what? If your goal is too vague then it will be difficult to measure your success. Worth repeating … if your goal is too vague it will be difficult (if not impossible) to measure success and even determine when and if you achieved your goal. Not sure where to start? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you define your goal and what you need to do to get there.