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Matthieu Hertilus 03-18-2009 06:58 PM

GPP for Sprinting
 
Is it really necessary to include extra condtioning work for pure sprinters for the sake of shedding extra body fat or will speed training and diet take care of that?

George Mounce 03-18-2009 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Matthieu Hertilus (Post 53234)
Is it really necessary to include extra condtioning work for pure sprinters for the sake of shedding extra body fat or will speed training and diet take care of that?

Not its not necessary and yup their training and diet will take care of it. Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt don't need CrossFit.

Steven Low 03-18-2009 08:59 PM

GPP work in all likelyhood will probably slow you down...

Diet for body composition.

Matthieu Hertilus 03-19-2009 06:24 AM

Thanks guys, after reading the posts by barry ross in his defense of pure speed training with no lactic acid accumulation, i figured id ask to be sure

josh everett 03-19-2009 03:49 PM

Not very many people are training like Barry Ross(not to say that he isn't right). Most sprinters do put in some volume & over distance training... over the training year they move from general to specific. Also any type of wt room work is by definition GPP so yes sprinters need GPP.

George Mounce 03-20-2009 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by josh everett (Post 53273)
Not very many people are training like Barry Ross(not to say that he isn't right). Most sprinters do put in some volume & over distance training... over the training year they move from general to specific. Also any type of wt room work is by definition GPP so yes sprinters need GPP.

Weight room work is defined by what you are doing in said room. Not all of it is good for sprinters. I'd think sprinters would benefit a lot more from doing some power cleans or things that mimic running power type movements and developing power out of the blocks than from doing numerous types of set/rep schemes for time.


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