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danio94ns
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Hi

Im 18 and I want to ask about GPP. I see that it is really hard to say what it really is. I dont play any sport so I must organize everything on my own. I want to
1. run as fast as possible
2. jump as high as possible
3. lift as heavy as possible

so let say that my SPP is weight room (is it?) and I do it 3 times a week. But my condition level is pretty bad. And by the way I think that to run fast I must sometimes actually run not only lift lol.

So my schedule now looks something like this
Monday - -----------
Tuesday - weights
Wednesday - --------
Thursday - weights
Friday - ---------
Saturday - -------
Sunday - weights

how many times a week when and what should I do to achieve my goals.
And what should i really do? Sprints i think thats for sure but what else?

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Chris Colucci
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Join date: Jan 2005
Location: New York, USA
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danio94ns wrote:
Im 18 and I want to ask about GPP. I see that it is really hard to say what it really is.

It's not that it's too hard to define, it's that people just define it wrong a lot of the time. ;)

GPP... General Physical Preparation... so we need to figure out what we're getting "prepared" for.

I dont play any sport so I must organize everything on my own.

Ha, see now, that kinda answers that question then. If we're just looking to get "in shape", then that opens a lot of doors. You might find some good ideas in these articles:
http://www.T-Nation.com/..._with_complexes
http://www.T-Nation.com/...al_guide_to_gpp
http://www.T-Nation.com/...r_work_capacity
http://www.T-Nation.com/...onditioning_101
http://www.T-Nation.com/...college_edition
(That last one is just a pretty solid all around template you might want to consider)

I want to
1. run as fast as possible
2. jump as high as possible
3. lift as heavy as possible

That's all well and good, but you'll need to get a bit more specific to know where you're actually headed. Basic goal-setting is S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-based.

so let say that my SPP is weight room (is it?) and I do it 3 times a week. But my condition level is pretty bad. And by the way I think that to run fast I must sometimes actually run not only lift lol.
...
how many times a week when and what should I do to achieve my goals.
And what should i really do? Sprints i think thats for sure but what else?

You're a young dude, so I think now is a perfect time for you to get acquainted with Jim Wendler's concept of Training To Be Awesome.
http://www.T-Nation.com/...ing-topics/1229
http://www.T-Nation.com/...ts_volume_eight

It sounds kinda funny, but if you think it through, it makes a whole bunch of sense for someone in your shoes. You don't have to follow his list to the letter (though it wouldn't hurt), but definitely try to see the bigger picture of what he's talking about.

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Rafmma
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Join date: Feb 2011
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Since your only 18 you need to really ram the lifting techniques into your head. so say sunday is your squat day. on saturday you can do body squats with a broom stick to practice the technique and get your muscles fired up. that way your working muscles for the squat have already worked the day before which should make for a faster warmup also. you can do a bodyweight complex. 10-15 pushups, plank, hip thrusts, inverted rows, bw squats etc. just get the blood going and lightly work the muscles you are going to use the next day. practice practice practice the lifts they are movements and need to be mastered to be the STRONGEST.

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Rafmma
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and sled work

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