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Old 01-21-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
Rob Veach
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various WODs are supposed to generate a certain GPP ... what is GPP?
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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Re: Gpp?

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various WODs are supposed to generate a certain GPP ... what is GPP?
GPP= General Physical Preparedness. In other words, the WOD's are supposed to train you for a broad variety of things that could come up in your life. It's not specific to a sport.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: Gpp?

Adding to that - GPP is CrossFit's raison d'etre. A lot of people do it as their only physical training, but I find this to be exhausting after a certain point. Mix it up with other sports or physical labor. The point is to make a broad variety of tasks easier to do, no matter how long you do it for.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:09 AM   #4
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Re: Gpp?

Andrew, excellent point. CF is a supplement to your sports training (Specialized Physical Preparation - SPP- if you will). If you are only training for the WODs (ie. CF IS your sport), I would make my SPP sessions Crossfit specific: Olympic lifting assistance exercises, gymnastics classes, technique work for running, rowing training, etc. I like to do some finishing exercises, just for fun: Sandbag walks/cleans, sledge hammer, wheel barrel, or keg lifts.
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