"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!