STAB Medley

STAB = (shoulders,triceps, abs & biceps)

Class does reps in unison on trainers count:

Shoulder Medley - 4 rounds

           20 front raises 15/20
           20 upright row 15/20
           20 OH press 15/20

Triceps Medley - 4 rounds

            10 narrow push-ups  BW
            20 skull crushers 15/20           
            20 OH French press 15/20

Ab Medley - 4 rounds

            20 situps 
            20 R side ups 
            20 L side ups            
            20 Superman back ext's 

Biceps 21’s - 4 rounds   (see demo)      

            7 bottom to half 25/45
            7 half to full 25/45
            7 full 25/45

Post Rx or reps completed to comments.


We are very often asked,

"How is GPP different from other similar looking gyms?" 

Apparently, we aren't the only facilities using the garage gym concept.  Weird. 

Look, there are a million ways to answer this question.  Among our favorite answers are:

Purpose
Programming
People

There are volumes to be written about our unique approaches to all of the above.  There are volumes to read about these ON THIS SITE.  Head to our Articles section and pick around a bit, if you are truly curious.  There is much to be discovered. 

Today's workout is a particularly good illustration of how our methods and philosophies lie in stark contrast to the most popular of garage gym concepts.  To put simply ...,

We still use the biceps curl (and other movements like it). 

In case you've been living under a rock, it's not trendy to do biceps curls anymore. 

Other systems WON'T use them.  In fact, if you get caught deliberately shaping a muscle in other (more popular) garage gyms, you'll be sharply ridiculed, harshly rebuked and perhaps expelled. 

We find incredible purpose and function in single joint activities (biceps curls, shoulder raises, triceps extensions, crunches, etc).  They are tried and true.  There is no arguing the potency, safety and effectiveness of using these types of exercises for strengthening and shaping certain body parts.  There is also no discounting the benefits of strengthening and shaping muscles for the purposes of Optimal Health.  None.  Come to find out, Optimal Health isn't that trendy anymore either. 

I guess this makes us counter to the counter-culture? 


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There are marvelous restorative and regenerative benefits to be gained by combining and applying static strengthening techniques to specific types of flexibility training.  GPP is in the process of creating a new "minimalist" approach.  Stay tuned ...