If you want to be able to move like a gymnast, start by creating a strong, stable core.
Finding common ground between live-action role playing and exercise.
Perceptual motor and work capacity development will make dramatic improvements to your physical competence and performance.
In periodization terms, there are only two phases someone could be in - SPP or GPP. Here's what GPP looks like.
Work comes first, and family is a real responsibility. So how do you get a good workout in a short time frame?
How do we put all health and fitness needs together for a middle-aged athlete who wants to be able to cope with most of what life throws at him?
This plan will keep you fit, strong, and healthy, while exposing you enough to movements that you won’t lose any abilities.
What if you have to train many skills at once, like a CrossFit competitor? What if you’re only interested in GPP, but you’d still like to lift heavier or get faster?
The tricky part of training is when people try to ride two horses with one ass. You can't specialize in more than one thing. Know yourself and what you want well enough and you'll know how to train.
Personal training has become overtaken by all the “strength coaches” out there. Except do you know what beginners need? GPP - not SPP.
While you're spending years perfecting your snatch, I'm busy getting fit and having fun. Drop the high-level stuff and actually get in shape.
GPP is a term that gets thrown around an awful lot these days. But I find people, trainers included, are confused about what "fitness" is and what they should really be capable of doing.
While I was visiting the U.S., I happened to get an invite from Dan John to train at his place. We spoke a lot and here are some of the things we discussed that are good lessons for all of us.