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    no access to hills during winter

    I would like to commence gpp essentials again sometime soon, but I have no access to hills during winter. I do however have access to an indoor track. Is it safe to still do the first 3 weeks (or 4, w/e it is) of gpp on flat land?

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    Drag a light sled to simulate the resistance and angle of going uphill.

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    I will have no access to a sled at the time of training. Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envyy View Post
    I will have no access to a sled at the time of training. Any other suggestions?
    u can probably just use a makeshift one. a friend of mine just filled a duffel bag with sand then dragged that

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    Old tire...

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    Keep in mind it'll be an indoor track at a university, so me bringing in a big tire all the time would *probably* not be allowed.

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    Go to performbetter.com and find "The Trainer" under speed training. If not, you can use push up starts to develop specific starting strength.

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    If no hills, no sleds, I'd probably go for plyos like box jumps--and in fact I do, combined with hills.

    What about a weight vest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkh View Post
    If no hills, no sleds, I'd probably go for plyos like box jumps--and in fact I do, combined with hills.

    What about a weight vest?
    Weighted vest won't work for accel purposes, too much vertical loading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Weighted vest won't work for accel purposes, too much vertical loading.
    Hills also have vertical loading. If I was in that position, though, I'd probably go the plyo route, but not drop jumps and squat jumps for the reasons Charlie outlined in the Edmonton download.

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