I used to think Rich Froning worked out by himself because he didn’t want others knowing what he was doing to become the Fittest Man in the World 4 years in a row.
I think this may be part of it, but I think it’s for a different reason: Rich does his own programming because only he knows what he needs to work on.
The same goes for me.
Since last July, I’ve been doing most of my own strength work. Most of my own accessory work. Taking Olympic weightlifting classes.
We are all at different points in our journeys and have different goals. Whether it’s fitness related, career related, personal, relational, spiritual–we all have different needs in all areas.
The key is to recognize it and do what you need to do to reach your individual goals.
The past 2 weeks I’ve found myself changing the programming regularly, incorporating moves I need to work on: butterfly pull-ups, handstand push ups, overhead squats, dumbbell work, etc. or even working out on my own. I’ve found my butterfly pull-ups improving, my handstands, my kip for the muscle up, my strength.
It’s okay to go against the grain. It’s okay to follow your own path. To do your own thing. To walk on the wild side. To be different, unique, and eccentric.
It’s not only okay. It’s wonderful, rewarding, fulfilling, and downright fun! Try it! Take the path less trodden and see how it feels. I challenge you!