I knew we'd get a little criticism for our "3 Bars AMRAP" the other day. Sometimes you can just feel it coming.
Late in the day of the 25th I was alerted to a thread where 2 females were having a conversation highly critical of our programming that day. Since it was taken down quickly after I responded (politely, I might add) I can't quote them specifically. Among the highlights were versions of these comments:
... Bleh, deadlifts and power cleans. What, do they think everyone wants to be a bodybuilder? ...
... How can they expect girls to lift that much weight over their heads? ...
There was much more. But those were the highlights.
Since I was super excited and flattered they even noticed GPP and it's programming at all, I thought it best to make a couple of clarifications. Just trying to help.
"While we do embrace elements of bodybuilding in GPP programming (as well as, flexibility training, endurance training, functional training and etc.) we have NO intention of turning ANYONE into a bodybuilder. Neither do we think "everyone wants to be a bodybuilder."
Technically ladies, dead lifting is a POWER lift. Power cleans and push presses are elements of an OLYMPIC lift. None of these are very related to bodybuilding. I guess some progressive bodybuilders DO use elements of power lifting and certain Olympic lifts while they are in a mass building phase. Mostly they do this off-season. So, you've got me on that one - with the progressives anyway. Purists - NO WAY. Either way, it is rare to see bodybuilders using Oly and/or power lifts during the events of normal bodybuilding activities.
Also, you're right, 45 lbs is a BUNCH of weight. You'd surely have to work up to it."
That was all I wrote.
On a completely unrelated note ...
Below is a pic of Brynne absolutely killing that workout. She made it through all of the rounds (note the clock) with RX'd weight. Oh, and she's 12.