GPP Standard +

 

AMRAP in 20 min:

5 pullups
10 situps
15 pushups
20 squats

Post rounds COMPLETED to comments.

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Why does GPP advocate the "snaking" pushup? 

One of the problems with most of the professional exercising world is their refusal to see benefit in a movement that isn't related to the original intention of that movement. 

For example.  Many exercise professionals cannot see ANY other reason to do biceps curls, other than to build very large biceps.  Classically, building very large biceps has to be done with strict form.  However, by swinging a biceps curl, you can work other parts of the body.  Yes, this will take somewhat away from the goal (if you had it) of building massive biceps, but it will add health and fitness to other regions and systems.  Namely your core and nervous system. It does this in ways which are hard to simulate.  In other words, there are no other moves we can use (situps, legups, etc.,) which can work these regions and systems as effectively as swinging a biceps curl. 

Once you realize this, it makes swinging a biceps curl - suddenly very cool!   

Back to our original point about snaking pushups.  What the greater exercising world generally misses is the fact that most exercises can be altered from their original forms to yield other healthy benefits to the user.  These benefits are every bit as important (more-so in many cases) to your health as the intention of the original exercise.     

Snaking pushups yield benefits to the entire body (core, nervous system, endurance) that strict pushups can't - for most people.  This mandates our use of them.     

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Very inspiring "Em."  Thank you for posting this to comments.  

" ... Yesterday, was my last day of 6 weeks of Burst Cycle.

Man do I learn a lot in those 6 weeks. I wants to share them, just in case someone needs that little push to keep at it. Neil is always telling us to pass it forward.

In 6 weeks:

I lost 8 lbs
3/4 inch from my neck
1 1/2 inches from my chest
2 1/4 inches from my waist
2 1/2 inches from my hips
1 inch from my thighs 
3/4 inch from my arms

What you need to know is there were two weeks in there were I weight the same exact stupid number. Right in the middle, when I thought I'd be seeing really be improvements. I thought I'd never break that bench.

But I stuck with it. At the end of the 6 weeks I am reminded again that Gpp is so much more than a Gym. It's an outlook on life. Those 6 weeks were going to go by no matter what I was doing. I am reminded I can do hard things. I am reminded that hard things have really big payoffs and not only in how I physically look. But in today's DW for example. I found my brave again. That's huge. You can do anything if your brave is big enough.

So, if you are on the fence about whether to continue with whatever nutrition plan you are on or goal you have set or whether or not to start, do it. That time will pass you by no matter what choice you make and you don't want to miss out on the amazing person you'll find at then end of it after you've stuck it out ... "

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Goblet squats are a useful and viable sub for those lacking the ability to OH squat.  (Drew)