GPP and Capacity Training
So you want to build some endurance? GPP days and capacity days are essential. What are they? Well, gpp is short for general physical preparedness training which basically means your prepping you body for the strenuous work to come in future training session. The second type of training of the two, which is Capacity training, simply means training to build the amount of volume and intensity levels your body can handle in a single workout. So, sounds easy right? Lets get to it…
GPP and capacity training can come in many different forms. We chose to do uphill sprints super setted with overhead sandbag carries in the particular video we posted here. Both exercises are great for your core and build capacity. Uphill sprints are good for anything you do. Take it from us – do more.
Now, examples of common gpp and capacity workouts are like 1 arm kettle bell swings for time or ball slams for time. You can also do sled pulls and pushes for time or distance. I’ve done hang clean presses continuous for 5 mins before to work endurance.
The basis of these workouts is to tap into your stamina and work out the sore muscles if needed. Your not trying to break records here with extremely heavy weights or high intensity lifts. Pick simple exercises and go for lighter weights and intensities to work your endurance.
GPP and capacity training are two forms of training that are great for recovery days and off days. The reason? If you plan gpp right, you give your body a break from the heavy lifting and high intensity days you crush in the gym or where ever you may train.
Take it from us, you need to build capacity to be able to survive high intensity workouts. You can be strong as heck, but if you have no stamina, you’re going to get crushed! You need to be able to survive all 4 quarters and maybe even overtime right? Whatever sport you may play, you need to be able to go the whole game at near 100% intensity. You don’t want to be gassed by halftime. It’s whoever is standing when the smoke clears that is the victor. The more capacity and physically prepared you are for workouts, the better you’ll perform. The better you perform the better you’ll look and feel.
Give GPP days a try and make sure your working in capacity training days as well.
Until next time,
Stay Forged Strong!
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