Specific Needs, Specific Training

We are a General Physical Preparedness (GPP) program. It’s our view that folks are only as fit as they are capable… of anything. Our program, by nature, is ever changing and the covers a vast set of skills. As a result, the athletes we create have an extensive competency, mores than mastery in any one area. Our athletes won’t likely find their way to the top ranks of any one discipline (weightlifting, gymnastics, middle distance running, etc), but they will be able to handle nearly anything that comes their way.

If you’re quite a bit behind in one particular area, I’d encourage you to utilize some specific training to address your specific needs. What I am not saying is that you need to hire a gymnastics coach, a powerlifting coach, and a sprint coach, etc. That would be the exact opposite of the efficacy that our program is built upon. But, if you’ve got one glaring area in which you under perform, it isn’t logical to utilize GPP to address extremely specific training needs.

Mobility Island.

Our Barbell Club, for example, serves as a useful tool for some students to “catch up” with some specific skill and/or strength needs with regards to barbell lifts. We are also currently working with an endurance coach to build out an endurance program that students could use to train their specific needs.

Everyone has something. For many, mobility is the specific need that needs specific training. If you’ve got a glaring weakness, maybe it’s time to increase the specificity of your training around that area.

Logan Gelbrich

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Saturday’s Workout:

Complete the following for timeL

20 Push Ups
15m Bear Crawl
20 Push Ups
15m Bear Crawl
20 Push Ups

20 Squats
15m Lunges
20 Squats
15m Lunges
20 Squats

20 Burpees
15m Broad Jumps
20 Burpees
15m Broad Jumps
20 Burpees



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