Profiling the Workout, The GSP Workout DVD Program, Part 4

This is Part 4 of the series profiling individual workouts
within the GSP Workout DVD Program. Today we focus on “Explosive Power Training”

Perhaps one of the most mis-understood aspects of gettin…

This is Part 4 of the series profiling individual workouts
within the GSP Workout DVD Program. Today we focus on “Explosive Power Training”

Perhaps one of the most mis-understood aspects of getting
into great shape and specifically getting stronger is the narrow view taken by
many about how you build power and strength. The conventional view and one that
I once shared is it is done through the lifting of heavy weights. When I say
weights I am referring to weights with a big long bar in a gym with a spotter
using a bench.  For many people this
image conjures up something to be avoided. 
Yet the issue of building strength without having to buy the membership,
travel to the gym and be part of the culture has always been a vexing one.

When George St. Pierre and Trainer Erik Owings conceived the
GSP Workout DVD Program they were mindful of maintaining a close allegiance to
the core audience of Mr. St. Pierre’s vocation: mixed martial arts fighting.
This audience is predominately but not wholly male, generally younger than 40,
and interested in being strong as much as being fit.

The GSP Workout DVD Program is unique to home workouts,
especially home workouts with a cardio focus. With explosive power training you
get a reasonable and some say effective effort towards marrying the two
concepts so that you can build real power. Power that will show up in your
appearance but also in your functionality. As the saying goes, explosive
muscles are powerful muscles.

GSP Workout DVD Program helps you become explosively
powerful by helping your muscles handle intense movements with maximum weights.
Many of you may recall the plyometrics circuit from Shaun T’s Insanity. Still
more of you might recall P90X “plyoX” You could plainly see within the confines
of each of those workouts that you were doing movements that required fast
twitch muscle movements done at maximum intensity. You couldn’t help feel the
burn when you would engage the exercise and you couldn’t help being really
winded.  Yet you may have also discovered
that you improved with lightning speed. In fact your improvement in endurance
and toughness was more extreme than with simple running based cardio.

These are the principles at work in the explosive power
training workout of the GSP Workout DVD Program.  Many have described this part of the program
as an even more pleasant surprise than the stretching and agility.


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