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fixationdarknes
08-28-2005, 08:24 PM
I don't have any GPP equipment though (tires, sleds, sandbags, sledgehammers). So, how should I go about doing it? And if I did have equipment, I've never organized a GPP routine before.

Is there a place I can buy GPP equipment? What should I do?

MixmasterNash
08-28-2005, 11:02 PM
There is no such thing as GPP equipment. There is only stuff that you happen to use to do GPP.

do you see anything heavy nearby? Pick it up and carry it around.

Rex
08-29-2005, 06:14 AM
Go to home depot and buy a 20 pound bag of sand. Put that bag into a duffle bag and have lots of GPP fun.

Home Depot / Lowes will be the place to go for all your GPP needs.

Paul Stagg
08-29-2005, 06:41 AM
You don't need anything to improve your general physical preparedness.

I think you need to read up on what that means.

djreef
08-29-2005, 09:08 AM
Join a league sport, like soccer, flag football, softball, etc. Then use that as a guage to your GPP. Plus the extra physical activity will help you with the process. It will make you train for a purpose.

DJ

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 09:09 AM
Oh. Well I want to use heavy things and carry them around like the strong men do. I don't have any heavy stuff that I could use though.

MixmasterNash
08-29-2005, 09:12 AM
Join a league sport, like soccer, flag football, softball, etc. Then use that as a guage to your GPP. Plus the extra physical activity will help you with the process. It will make you train for a purpose.

DJ

This is the best advice regarding GPP. Not enough lifters play sports and not enough, er, sports players lift weights.

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 09:13 AM
I don't know if there are any sports that I could join at the moment. I used to do sprinting, but is that enough to increase my GPP? I read Anthony's Journal and basically I want to do the stuff he does.

BG5150
08-29-2005, 11:53 AM
I don't know if there are any sports that I could join at the moment. I used to do sprinting, but is that enough to increase my GPP? I read Anthony's Journal and basically I want to do the stuff he does.
Don't you have any soccer leagues or flag football leagues near you? Or lacrosse? Or fall softball? Or basketball at the Y? Maybe a tennis league, or raquetball at the local club?

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 01:45 PM
Not that I know of.

djreef
08-29-2005, 03:22 PM
2 words ---- Kung Fu

DJ

drew
08-29-2005, 08:12 PM
Push your car around a parking lot. pick up your dad/brother/friend and carry him around. Be creative. Stop thinking and lift!

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 08:29 PM
I don't know if I'm strong enough to push a car. And if I was, doesn't that ruin the car at all?

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 08:48 PM
And btw, at the moment I'm lifting weights on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Do you guys think I should do GPP work on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday?

pinky8713
08-29-2005, 08:58 PM
Curious - What's the point of this gpp work?

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 09:20 PM
Basically, to develop strength and speed in a cardiovascular way.

MixmasterNash
08-29-2005, 09:31 PM
Run. Hike with a pack. Do pylometrics. Do crossfit. Do HIIT. Fight wild animals.

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 09:40 PM
lol...alright man thanks. I think after being stubborn enough, I now know that pretty much anything will do for GPP? What do you mean by crossfit though?

MixmasterNash
08-29-2005, 10:11 PM
crossfit.com

If you need inspiration for cross training and fitness, here it is, from the Camp Pendleton Mud Run: http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/crossfithb-mudrun.html

fixationdarknes
08-29-2005, 10:32 PM
lol.

Praetorian
08-30-2005, 02:02 AM
join american football.

i weightlift monday, thursday and saturday - and play football wednesday and sunday. it works great for me. i went from 231lbs to 205lbs.

Bravo
08-30-2005, 02:25 AM
Look into kettlebell routines. Wait, I may have something for you...

djreef
08-30-2005, 09:17 AM
I recently did the car pushing thing for a couple of girls broke down on one of the farm roads leading up to our office. I can tell you, without question, that is one of the most intense workouts I've ever had. It took 10 minutes for my pulse rate to drop back to normal, and jacked me up for a couple of days. I definitely plan on working that into my routine after I get through with the softball tournament this weekend.

DJ