99% of Your Members Don’t Need Extra Volume

Pat Barber Coaching, GPP

If your members want to get fitter, stronger and healthier, they don’t need a strength-biased program.

They will get plenty strong with a GPP program.

The only three groups of people who need a strength-biased program, or extra volume, are:
1) People who want to lift more often (because they enjoy lifting, regardless of what it does to their overall fitness),
2) Power/Oly lifter competitors,
3) CrossFit competitors.

And even then, a strength + metcon formula still isn’t the only way to get that extra strength work.⠀

Most people — the 99% of your gym and potential members — just need to get to the gym and workout hard, with good coaching. They need constantly varied functional movements executed at a high intensity, coupled with meats, veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. Not a strength cycle.⠀

If you want the nitty gritty details of why we believe in a GPP program, read this page. We hit every concern people have when they’re switching away from a strength-biased program to a GPP program.⠀

About the Author
Pat Barber

Pat Barber

You might know me from the CrossFit Games, where I’ve competed since 2008, but I have also been the Head of Coaches Development for one of the largest CrossFits in the world. I have the honor of being one of the few L4 coaches, and I still love teaching L1s and L2s for CFHQ (I’ve put about 15,000 coaches through their L1’s). I'm husband to the most wonderful woman in the world, and a father who loves surfing, Magic: The Gathering, knife making and good coffee.

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