While I’m not much of a religious person, I have read the Bible cover to cover to see what it was all about and it seems silly to ignore helpful insights when they’re helpful. In that way, legendary godfathers to strength and conditioning, Yuri Vrtkhoshansky and Mel Siff, were sure to include Ecclesiastes 3 into their pseudo-Bible-of-Training-Methods entitled Supertraining. It reads:
“There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven…
A team to tear down and a time to build…
A time to search and a time to give up…
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend…”
This, of course, is mentioned not for spiritual purposes, but rather to reference training periods. Certain periods of training are desired for certain outcomes. DEUCE agrees. It’s been a pleasure to get back into delivering the programmed training experience at our Venice Beach location in July (and I’ll continue to do so in August).
I share this quote above to let you all in on what happens behind the scenes in developing the General Physical Preparedness (GPP) training experience. In short, it’s not random. While the training is broad, general, and inclusive in nature, we, too, believe there is “a time for everything”. In that way, we compile our training not just for a daily fun, sweaty experience of exercise, but rather a thoughtful training experience with specific adaptations in mind that we progress over time scales of weeks and months rather than hours.
DEUCE Garage in Venice, for example, will build in the front squat capacity, shoulder stability, and aerobic capacity throughout July and August. We think Verkhoshansky and Siff would be proud!
DEUCE ATHLETICS GPP
[Meet at Anderson Park]
DEUCE BACKLOT GPP
[Meet at Pan Pacific Park]
DEUCE GARAGE GPP
Then, complete 4 rounds for quality of:
12 Front Rack Reverse Lunges
24 KB Swings Against Monster Mini Band
Complete 6 rounds for calories of:
:30 Max Calorie Row/Bike
-Rest 2 min-