How much is too much? (GPP)

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  1. Chris Beeby

    Chris Beeby Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    As anyone who's seen my log is sure of, lately I haven't been lifting. I'm 17, and know it should because I know the edge it will give me in the future.

    I train BJJ 6 nights a week because it isn't very strenuous given my style, but I am still interested in dramatically improving my work capacity, because I feel I will then feel more fresh and have more inspiration to lift.

    So my question is, HOW MUCH GPP IS TOO MUCH?

    Should I just start DOING more? Or should I go about building my work capacity with mostly GPP?
     
  2. XTrainer

    XTrainer Red Belt

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    Not to come off as harsh, but don't worry about too much until you're actually doing something.
     
  3. Mumrik

    Mumrik Silver Belt

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    He's probably counting his BJJ
     
  4. Saith

    Saith UFC poster boy

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    GPP is exactly that: general.

    You should probably be looking for weaknesses (what tires out first when you are sparring) and work on those weaknesses first.

    GPP probably 1-3 times a week is plenty.
     
  5. Chris Beeby

    Chris Beeby Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    LOL.

    3 Days a week it is.
     
  6. Donut62

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    However much you can do without it negatively affecting your recovery and preparedness for BJJ training.
     
  7. XTrainer

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    I've never been so wiped out that I couldn't roll. Now, I'm not recommending everyone should do 20 rep squats the day before a tournament, but once you start rolling, I think you'll be surprised how quickly you forget about fatigue and tiredness.
     

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