Sprinting is not GPP.
GPP is relative. Anything that is nt specific to your sport and develops qualties not developed by your specific sport is GPP. I am a wreslter so for me lifting weights, sprinting, bodyweight exercise, everything I do in the post-season is GPP.
Okay, so what’ you’re doing is taking the word GPP and creating your own definition. That’s cool if you want to do that.
Realize the person posting is a powerlifter, therefore sprinting is not GPP.
"According to Yuri Verkhoshansky in The Fundamentals of Special Strength Training in Sport and as outlined in Supertraining by Mel C Siff, there are several functions of GPP:
To form, strengthen or restore motor skills, which play an auxiliary, facilatory role in perfecting sports ability.
To teach abilities developed insufficiently by the given sport; increase the general work capacity or preserve it.
To provide active rest, promote restoration after strenuous loading, and counteract the monotony of training. "
Sprinting contradicts 1, 2, and 3 in his case.
Sprinting should not be considered GPP. It is conditioning work and intense. [/quote]
- To teach abilities developed insufficiently by the given sport; increase the general work capacity or preserve it.
Sprinting teaches abilities insufficiently taught by powerlifting, which is defined as the practice of competing for a 1-RM in the squat, deadlift, and bench press. Therefore, it is GPP. I am not saying it is the ideal form of GPP; just that technically it is GPP because it develops motor qualities not sufficiently developed by his specific sport of powerlifting. As I said before, GPP is relative to the specific sport being prepared for; ask any coach here on T-Nation about this. If I were to powerlift, as a combat athlete, it would be considered GPP, but if a powerlifter were to wrestle, it would be considered GPP. Simply because it develops qualities not developed by our specific sport. It doesn’t have to faciliate recovery and be light to be GPP.