Out of the Kiddie Pool

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". - Chinese Proverb

Sigh.  Apparently my training partner has subscribed to this train of thought :)  I've spent the better part of the weekend (and this morning) attempting to write up my programming for the next cycle of my training (which begins today).  She asked me if I was excited for the new program, and I told her no ;) 

Partly, it's just that I'm afraid of doing a poor job at making my own program.  What if I do it wrong?  What if I ultimately end up spinning my wheels in the gym, wasting valuable time?  I don't feel as though I have a broad enough vocabulary of movement and form to construct it well, much less know if it's working.  But, I'll get over it (and myself).  I know what I'm doing, and it's about time I took off my water wings and went for a dip on my own.

Do you do your own programming?  Or do you follow someone else's - a trainer, CrossFit mainsite, the most recent issue of Shape/Fitness/Men's Health?  If you do follow someone else's, do you ever question WHY you're doing particular movements or volume?

If you don't (question) - start!  The best part of having someone to guide us is being able to learn the why along with the what/when/where and how!

1 comment:

  1. In my situation, races are the measure of my training plan. If I don't change it, then I should not expect better (or worst) results. I look at what other competitors are doing and incorporate if I think it's right for me. Either way, I try something different - Good or bad.


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