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Had a Grueling GPP Workout Today!


#1

My GF had her heart set on getting a Christmas tree today. Since we don't have a car to our disposal I approached it like a true T-man.

I got the fat ass tree and walked with it for like 3 miles on my shoulder, hugging-style, etc. When I finally got home I was totally worn out but it was the best endurance workout I've had to date I can tell you that :wink:

So if any T-Nation members still don't have their Christmas trees up I'd advise you to do it old school, it'll be one hell of a workout!


#2

Holy shit dude, that's fucking sweet! She probably thought you're a freakin animal! Outstanding!


#3

NICE!!!


#4

You are now the pine air freshener in you car!!!


#5

Some of the best GPP sessions are those done for something productive.

Great Job!


#6

tell me you got some after that.


#7

Nice GPP workout.

Shovelling snow comes to mind.


#8

I'm curious.

What do you guys considering a GPP workout?
What is your definition and role of the GPP?


#9

I'm telling you guys. Get a job on the weekends in December at a Garden Center hauling Christmas trees.

Every Sat/Sun I get a brutal GPP workout, not too mention getting paid for it. Plus the tip money is pretty good.


#10

Shit man, you'da better have gotten another GPP workout after all that. If you know what I mean.

ha kidding.

Impressive. How many looks did you get from people driving by with their car?


#11

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys!

I did get some funny looks lol but I don't care, I loved it all the way :slightly_smiling:

My GF thought I was crazy and she thought I'd never make it lol, I proved her wrong hehehe


#12

How much do you think the tree weighed? I ask because Steve Justa, in his book Rock, Iron, Steel, made mention of the fact that he once walked 2 miles with a 200 lb. vest (he made the vest himself). I'm guessing the tree didn't weigh nearly 200, at least I hope not, but hauling something for 3 damn miles is still pretty good.

Maybe this should be the T-Nation Christmas challenge - walk 3 miles carrying something (doesn't need to be an actual tree) that weighs the same as the tree!


#13

A really friggin thick tree thats about 8-9 ft weighs around 50 pounds. A 10 + footer can weigh probably about 80.

Cut trees, I mean.


#14

On friday here in Montreal with had 12 inches of snow fall within hours. so I shoveled snow all morning to get myself out of places and also help some people out totallying in several hours of shovelling. I decided i did not need any extra GPP/Cardio that day.


#15

Impressive stuff.