Can't agree more VE, when I was flat out training Keysi 3 times a week I'd usually partner up with two guys who'd been studying the art for years...to achieve the black you have to train in front of the founding members so high standards. I found doing this I couldn't actually train with people even a couple of years in front of me, I quickly progressed through the ranks but lifting last year became more enjoyable. Also it was be a middle distance runner/more of a fighter/become bigger & stronger so I opted for lifting:) I do still throw down in my pals "fight club" basement now & then...how the tables have turned lol
As for lifting solo, I find I can get into my zone & stay there...if someone's trying to chat to me about the footie ect I just tend to drop off. Also my view has & will always be that I hate everyone & everything, my mind has to be turned otherwise lol I find you feel less obligated this way.
I'm thirty one now & fairly happy with who I'am, being thirty+ means you get to complain a lot I've found....I like it
"Don't fall for that crap that people are peddling on the message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your shit in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesn't matter" Jim Wendler