[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Moon Knight wrote:
Does this sound like a good idea? Is it going to aid my progress, or is it going to be too much training?
How many days each week are you weight training?
I’d definitely start of on the low end, knowing you’re already doing a high volume of strength training. 20 minutes, two days a week, and try to do different activities each day. One day with all sorts of barbell carries, another day of various sled dragging, would be a great start.
The key with GPP is to not let it fatigue you, and keep it diverse. It should be “just some light, ‘fun’ exercise”, not a gut-buster.[/quote]
I am lifting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each day has three compound lifts. Each compound lift has one set of something slightly below your 5 rep max, one set at 90% of that weight, and as many sets as can be done with good form at 80% of the initial number. Depending on the exercise I have gotten anywhere from 3-8 sets at 80% of the initial weight. It takes me a little over an hour to complete the workouts.
Yesterday I went outside and just kind of did what felt fun and what I thought would hit the muscles I had used the day before in a way that was not too offensive to them. I have a large yard (more like a field) in the back so I made a lap carrying a barbell overhead, then made a lap doing dumbbell farmers walks, and then started a lap doing bodyweight walking lunges (only got halfway).
I walked around a little while normally and then repeated the circuit. Afterwords I did some explosive dumbbell pulls (sorry don’t know what to call them, something I saw in a John Davies article, bend down, pull the dumbbell up, let go, catch with the other hand and repeat), did a few sets of with my Captain of Crush gripper, a few sets with the Iron Mind finger expansion bands, and then did some vacuum holds.
I can’t really tell yet if that affected me today or not since I had a really bad night sleeping last night and then had to be up unusually early this morning for work. Those things obviously contributed to today’s workout being kind of flat.