GPP

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?
Hitting a wall in your training? Are your personal records stuck? Wishing you had time to accomplish more, but just can't make it work?
I propose that we, as generalists with no specific attachment to any one competitive discipline, adopt a new mindset.
This plan will keep you fit, strong, and healthy, while exposing you enough to movements that you won’t lose any abilities.
In today's society, young athletes are inundated with daily stressors that can adversely affect their performance. How can we mitigate these while keeping them healthy? By taking it back to basics.
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?
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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.
Yes, the snatch is a tremendous full-body lift, and yes, it displays great strength and athleticism. But why are you trying to do it so much? Do you know how little the Russians actually did it?
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.