Importance of GPP / Conditioning
Importance of GPP / Conditioning
The importance of General Physical Preparedness (GPP) or, for a better term, conditioning The importance of General Physical Preparedness (GPP), also known as conditioning, cannot be overstated. Adding this work into your routine can be a tremendous help for controlling body fat, increasing cardiovascular health, recovery, and improving muscle mass. In addition, GPP and conditioning can also help improve your joint health and prepare you for an upcoming competition.
If you have competed with very few or many competitors, you probably noticed the day went very quickly with little time to recover or dragged on forever. Either of these situations can be very taxing. In both of these instances, GPP and conditioning can help us maintain higher levels of preparation for either direction the competition goes.
GPP and conditioning are the baselines for athleticism. It allows you to be the best prepared for whatever may come your way. If you have a high level of GPP and conditioning, it will enable you to play harder and longer without losing your strength and speed. Conversely, if you had a lower level, it would leave you winded and gassed, struggling to maintain any strength level.
Let us know if you need some help adding GPP/conditioning work into your daily routine!
January 2022 – Intermediate Strength Training Seminar: Join us for 3, 1-hour seminars focused on learning & incorporating intermediate movements into your strength routine by adding in bands, chains, and specialty bars. Cost is $10 per class. Sign up for classes at https://rhinostrengthfl.gymmasteronline.com/portal/account/bookclass/28
This is a continuation of our Intro to Strength Training seminar, but anyone is welcome. We'll also review how to properly complete the BIG 3 movements: Back Squat, Bench Press, & Deadlift. Topics Include: 01/06 @ 5:30pm - Session 1: Intermediate Squat 01/13 @ 5:30pm - Session 2: Intermediate Bench Press 01/20 @ 5:30pm - Session 3: Intermediate Deadlift
April 2, 2022 - Florida Man Mayhem I: Ladies and Gents, mark your calendars for a day of watching strong people lift heavy shit up! We promise it will be a great time and it’s just down the road at Laishley Park. As the time comes closer, we will also be looking for volunteers to help us out. Don’t worry, you’ll be rewarded :D
January 7, 2022, 7pm – Pound Fitness: We had a great turnout for this class and each lady left sweaty and with big smiles! Keep an eye on our calender for the next class – I promise you don’t want to miss it! FYI: Pound is a full body cardio jam session it combines light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, strength movements, isometric and plyometric poses thru contiuous upper body motion using our lightly weighted exercise drumsticks called Ripstixs. Class is $10 and is the first of hopefully many.
January 8th, 2022 – Rhino’s Gym Jeep Ride w/Alpha Off Road:
We had a great time with Alpha Offroad and Peace River Jeepers at Lazy Springs Recreation Area in Lehigh Acres, doing some off-roading and cooking out! Definitely an event you’re going to want to go to next time!
New & Noteworthy
Coaches' Corner: Episode 14 – Motivation
This week, we talked about motivation, how it works, and keeping it. We all know training can take a toll on our motivation at times, so check out this video for more info!