~ Be luck enough in middle school, junior high or high school to be taught basic body movements and step-by-step instructions in the Olympic lifts, powerlifting, mobility, flexibility, kettlebell training & tumbling
~ Apply Intervention
For most of us, it’s option two.
Here are the answers, but the questions are the real keys–
1) Strength training for lean body mass and joint mobility work trump everything else.
2) Fundamental human movements are... fundamental.
3) Standards and gaps must be constantly assessed.
4) The notion of ‘park bench’ and ‘bus bench’ workouts must be applied throughout the training lifetime.
5) Constantly strive for mastery and grace.
I’ve always said the greatest compliment to a coach is to say he gets it. Dan John really gets it... and knows how to put it on paper. Read and enjoy. ~Michael Boyle
I love Dan John’s back-to-basics yet progressive approach, his coupling of the physical and spiritual dimensions of training, his attention to detail and his ability to help push us to find our inner limits. ~ Todd Durkin
Dan John is a strength coach and a track and field coach, a coach of the annual John Powell Discus Camp, a competitive Master's throwing athlete and Highland Games competitor, and an RKC kettlebell instructor. He's a writer who covers all aspects of weightlifting, athletic training and throwing, is a contributor to several online and print magazines, and is the editor of Get Up! newsletter for weightlifting, throwing sports and Highland Games competitors.
Coach John is an accomplished lecturer of the weight training sports, and commands a large following among competitive athletes and fitness enthusiasts worldwide. Dan has a reputation for advocating adherence to basic weight training principles, such as focus on form and nutrition. His popularity is due in part to his simple and effective approach to the basics of weight training.