View Full Version : GPP from hell

01-28-2011, 09:02 AM

check that video out. would be great for building some competitivness in a team or a group. the 2 people work together for a time.

01-28-2011, 09:36 AM
So im all for being physically fit I play college sports and am active all year but dos hop work really help with improving your strength for powerlifting, and if so how often should you do it, also would you do it the same days of lifting or the days you have off, and im not trying to thread jack

01-28-2011, 09:37 AM
I didn't mean hop I meant gpp

01-28-2011, 09:47 AM
i always read doing it after your lower body days, since the majority of GPP will be using your lower body. but you could also do things like hitting a tire with a heavy sledgehammer on upper body days as well. wendler had a pretty awesome quote in his 5/3/1 book that went something like "for all the people that bitch about GPP after a heavy squat or DL day, just remember there are guys out there lifting double you and still doing their GPP afterwards" gotta train N.O.V. style.

01-28-2011, 10:28 AM
So it will help with improving squats and deads the most

01-28-2011, 10:37 AM
it will improve your work capacity and fitness level. you wont see any direct improvements at first, you may even see a decrease in performance. but once your body gets used to it you will surpass your current levels. i always read that donnie thompson is crazy with his work capacity and he puts up some pretty impressive numbers.

01-28-2011, 11:18 AM
Well ill have to add it in with the starting of my new routine next week

01-28-2011, 12:45 PM
do you have any equipment for GPP? you dont need it by any means. just wondering what you have avaiable. a sled or prowler are probably the best things to own for doing it. a big ass tire and sledge would be good too. if you dont have any of that just find a hill and do hill sprints. if no hills use a treadmill to do sprints, but have the treadmill off so you have to push the belt. some gyms might not like that though. some treadmills have a dynamic setting, which turns on the machine but leaves the motor in "neutral" so you can do it without hurting the machine.

01-28-2011, 01:43 PM
I have a sled and just cleared a spot off so I could use it today and I have a biig.tire already aswell and was thinking of getting a prowler bc I've wanted one for awhile bow butbi am prob going to wait till spring bc I live in the snowbelt capital of the world New York

01-28-2011, 01:44 PM
But I like the treadmill idea and I have my own treadmill so I don't have to worry about gym rules thank god

01-28-2011, 02:09 PM
awesome. yeah i got that treadmill idea from doug balzarini over on elitefts.


also unless you have the cash, you could always go to a local welder with specs of the prowler and have him make you one. saves a lot of cash

01-28-2011, 03:27 PM
I really could have done without seeing that guy puking 2 seconds into that video.

01-28-2011, 03:39 PM
sorry i didnt make the video. but it lets you know how intense it is. haha. training hard isnt filled with rainbows and unicorns.