general physical preparedness

General Physical Preparedness


General Physical Preparedness (GPP) is a component of training used for clients with no prior experience to exercise. GPP is the groundwork and provides general anaerobic and aerobic foundations that a person must achieve BEFORE they get into heavy weights and compound movements. GPP is utilized for conditioning the body to do work.

general physical preparedness GPP helps prevent imbalances and boredom with both specific and non-specific exercises by conditioning the body to do the basic pushing, pressing and pulling movements. Simply put, exercising is needed prior to handling heavy weights, especially loaded lifts. Beginners need to require general abilities to be performed successfully. GPP allows the building of those abilities which will then allow the client to move on to more advanced exercises.