Maintaining year-round fitness and physical conditioning typically requires time, commitment, focus, a big spend on gym memberships, classes, trainers, gear, equipment and supplements, remedies and treatments.

Having a goal or purpose with our activities can eliminate wasted effort and assist in celebrating everyday achievements and provide perspective on tough days.

General physical preparedness (GPP) vs. specific physical preparedness (SPP)

General physical preparedness, also known as GPP, lays the groundwork for later specific physical preparation, or SPP.

GPP incorporates general conditioning to improve strength, speed, endurance, agility, structure and skill. GPP helps prevent imbalances with both specific and non-specific exercises by conditioning all the major muscles and joints.

Consider GPP as your fitness bank account where regular deposits are an investment into injury prevention and future greatness.

The basics incorporate:

  • Bench press
  • Bridge
  • Countermovement jumps
  • Dead lift
  • Hip-hinge
  • Loaded carry
  • Pull-up
  • Squats
  • Throws

Incorporating both GPP and SPP into your workouts during the week will bullet proof your body for training and recovery – forging a body that can take all sorts of punishment.