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Anthony Bainbridge 02-21-2006 04:01 AM

A few years ago I stumbled on the concept of GPP. This is the very first GPP program I ever used:

30 burpees
30 tire jumps
200' backward sled drag 85lbs
200' forward sled drag 85lbs
10 sandbag throws 25lbs
400' sandbag walk 60lbs
60 sledgehammer VS tire strikes

I think my first attempt was around 30 minutes. I did this routine once a week in addition to my PL routine and eventually brought my time down to 16:28 on June 23, 2004. I haven't done it since (although I've done variations using the same equipment).

Anyway, in addition to not doing this routine in 1.5 years, I haven't done outdoor GPP since last fall due to the weather. Well, a buddy of mine started asking when we'd be back in the parking lot dragging the sled, so what the hell ... why not this weekend?

Who cares if it was -30C with 50kmh winds ....

John Elstad 02-21-2006 11:14 AM

Nice work, Anthony. Are you somewhere in the midwest? We hit -32 here in Minneapolis on Saturday. I got outside for a bit on my fixed-gear bike, but that was a walk in the park compared to your effort.

Keep up the good work.

Martin Schap 02-21-2006 11:33 AM

Good Work! I thought that was a pretty cool vid. Keep it up. I live in Indiana, so it gets cold, but we only get that low if you count windchill. There are some guys in my runner's club who run 20+ miles every Sunday throughout the winter. Not for me though.

H. Giovanni Salazar 02-21-2006 12:19 PM

You Da Man!!! Great job kiddo.

Keep up the great work.

Anthony Bainbridge 02-22-2006 06:05 AM

Thanks everyone!! I'm on the east coast of Canada. We've had a fairly mild winter, but the past week has been very cold and windy.

Darren Stoddart 03-06-2006 06:58 PM

hey, I tried your circuit, brutal! felt like i ran 5k. got better the second time. i'm on th eeast coast of Canada too, southern NS. getting lots of shoveling in. what part of the east coast are you at?

Nicholas J Marquis 03-06-2006 07:47 PM


Are those distances in feet or in meters?

Anthony Bainbridge 03-06-2006 08:38 PM

Darren, good stuff! I was wondering if anyone would try it. I've only compared time with friends, so I'm not sure how I stand against some of the crossfit machines! Post your time!! I'm located in NB.

Nicholas, thankfully it's feet. Meters would be brutal!

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