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Old 11-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where or who created the terms GPP or Metcon, or when they first started to appear? Thanks
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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I could be wrong, but I believe GPP came from the Soviets.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
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Never heard "metcon" before CF. "Metabolic conditioning" and similar combinations of words is probably older although that specific coinage may also have been popularized by them.
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'm having problems with finding the terms in any legitimate journals, IAAF pubs, any kind of Olympic team pubs, institutional pubs, eastern euro pubs... You'd think that the metabolic conditioning term would apply to any and every type of PA because all PA is metabolic, and GPP isn't really necessarily because you'd also think the more athletic(wfs) the person is the more they are physically prepared for general situations... .................
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Understand that "GPP" as used by CrossFit is not the same GPP as used by most other sources. For them it generally refers to something like capacity not directly pertinent to your goals that nevertheless support them. (Butchery of grammar Russians responsible for are.)
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:36 AM   #6
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Metcon - see this article by Matt Bryzicki.

Remember seeing him referenced in a course book - along the lines of:

Metabolic conditioning is a term coined by Matt Bryzicki

It went on to explain 3x3 or whatever it is.

Found this amusing as I recall he wrote an article critical of CrossFit and the angry mob marched on the castle. Memory fuzzy though.

I'm not crediting him with inventing the wheel mind you.
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Thanks for the article, but it still comes out as a fancy empty term.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:51 PM   #8
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Steve Maxwell had a blogpost about metabolic conditioning. I guess Arthur Jones, of all people, helped develop metabolic conditioning. Here's the post (watch out for partially clothed people) http://maxwellsc.blogspot.com/2008/0...ining-for.html
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Thanks for the article, but it still comes out as a fancy empty term.
Any emptier than "cardio"?
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Any emptier than "cardio"?
hahahahahahaha!
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