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GPP And SPP

Would someone please defined a explain the difference of General Physical Preparation and Special Physical Preparation?

Thanks in advance…

James

Depends on your sport.

For football your GPP would be all your conditioning and weight training.

While your SPP would be your football practicies and skill training.

For powerlifting your GPP might be shit like sled dragging or extra workouts.

But your SPP in powerlifting would be every squat, deadlift, and bench.

SPP is what you plan to do when you have to perform.

Thanks for the explanation Ghost22

James

[quote]Ghost22 wrote:
Depends on your sport.

For football your GPP would be all your conditioning and weight training.

While your SPP would be your football practicies and skill training.

For powerlifting your GPP might be shit like sled dragging or extra workouts.

But your SPP in powerlifting would be every squat, deadlift, and bench.

SPP is what you plan to do when you have to perform. [/quote]

Exactly just like the letter prior to the PP states the G = general anything that will translate to anything generally better prepared

The S i feel is better as Specfic or specialized activity that have direct specific purpose/translation

Phill

Thank you for your input Phill

GPP is anything you do that contributes to your sport or athletic endeavor, but doesn’t necesarily improve your skills in that sport/endeavor.

SPP is anything that is used to specifically increase a certain skill of your sport/athletic endeavor.

A good example would be a basketball player. GPP would be going to the gym and doing squats to improve his leg strength. Doesn’t really improve his basketball skills directly. SPP would be spending time on the court working on dribbling drills, which will translate directly to his sport.

Thanks SprinterOne…

James