This enigmatic subject just doesn’t get enough discussion, in my opinion. I think there’s quite a bit of confusion over how to use it, what to use it for, and what parameters work best. I for one feel as though I still have much to learn.
For example, I’ve just begun using DB swings on my off/recovery/cardio days, and have already declared them a permanent fixture of my training. However, I fear that using them too often will diminish their efectiveness.
Is there a good way to rotate the parameters so that they continue to benefit me, or is this not anything I should be concerned with?
Other general GPP questions for anyone to answer:
How intense should GPP be? Do you work yourself as hard as you do with your strenght training, viewing it as simply an extension of strength training, or do you go light so that it’s more of a recovery technique?
Should GPP only be performed on off days, or does it make for a good “finisher” to a workout?
Should GPP be rotated just as often as strength training?
Should GPP be specific to the lifts you are currently improving, or is it simply a way to improve work capacity?
What are some of your favorite GPP methods, including some you’ve made up out of necessity, or just for creativity’s sake? Like I posted above, I already can’t get enough of these DB swings.
I’m sure I’ll come up with more questions, but in the meantime, I hope someone throws a few ideas or comments my way.