Time off can leave you out of shape, frustrated, stressed, overanxious and chomping at the bit to get back to your regular routine. This can leave you feeling like you are falling behind, losing your edge or missing out on opportunities. The scariest part is that if you don’t prepare or plan accordingly, you could end up injured and sidelined for another few months…and that would suck!
After a layoff, your immediate thought is to make up for lost time. You’re going to be chomping at the bit to get back to normal. However, you are not going to be physically prepared to go 100% right away!
So, what happens when we stop training?
If you have been out of the gym for a few weeks, it’s natural for you to lose your edge. Physical qualities such as, speed, power, conditioning and strength deteriorate. If you try to jump back in where you left off, it can be a recipe for disaster.
Common Mistakes Include:
That’s where I want to help!
That’s why I developed REBUILD
It’s easy to say the program will benefit you but it’s harder to show it. Just check out what athletes are saying about this program.
I was injured coming into my fight camp but Jake from Crusader Strength was able to structure the program to suit my needs, rehab the injury whilst still getting faster and stronger.
– Yannick Bahati – Bellator Light Heavyweight
I can confidently say that the addition of intelligent strength and conditioning methods from Crusader Strength has been a crucial benefit to my entire career.
– Aiden Lee – Bellator Featherweight
Training with Jake was a no-brainer for me – after my first fight camp, the progress was undeniable and I look forward to more world titles together.
– Nathias Frederick – Cage Warriors Middleweight World Champion
I saw a friend of mine working with Crusader Strength so it was really a no brainer. I believe in Jakes knowledge and his way of dealing with clients means that he can accommodate all types.
– Matty Byfield – Probellum Light Heavyweigh
Even if you were incredibly active during the layoff, you probably weren’t training with the same equipment, partners and guidance that you are accustomed to. It’s important to ease back into your high intensity training…we’ll show you exactly what you need to do.
Here’s what a few coaches have to say…
“The 4 week GPP Program lays the foundation for enhanced performance and more intense training means ahead. A pyramid is only as tall as its base. This program will build the cardiovascular system, improve tissue quality and groove fundamental movement patterns so that an athletes base is strong and robust. I highly recommend this program to athletes wishing to excel in their sport”.
– Graeme Morris | Physical Preparation Coach
“Jake and the team at Crusader Strength are truly a reflection of the industry’s best, and the 4-week GPP program speaks to just that. This program is very well put together, providing tremendous attention to detail and instruction to set the athlete up for success. The GPP training block is vital for complete athlete optimisation, but in disrupted times like what we’ve all been experiencing, it’s imperative that this is a forethought in training.”
– Danny Foley | Head S&C Coach at Virginia High Performance
“The GPP based workouts laid out here are great, as they are easy to progress. Especially after a prolonged period between training blocks. All in all, a logical and easy to follow GPP program with fundamental compound movements for athletes and weekend warriors”
– James Ralph | Strength & Power Coach