Intervention: Course Corrections for the Athlete and Trainer

Intervention: Course Corrections for the Athlete and Trainer

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By (author) Dan John

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  • Publisher: On Target Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 270 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1931046174
  • ISBN 13: 9781931046176
  • Sales rank: 154,744

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You have two choices Be lucky 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 Five Principles 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.

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Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record. Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. His previous books include Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline. The companion DVD for this book, Intervention, was filmed in 2011 and is available through optbooks.com. You can keep up with Dan via his website at danjohn.net.

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"Even if you find the right answers, what good will it do if you were asking wrong questions? Dan John poses unexpected questions every athlete and strength coach should ask himself--and brilliantly answers them. Intervention is the perfect companion to Easy Strength." Pavel Tsatsouline, Chairman, StrongFirst "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, Strengthcoach.com "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

Table of contents

Part 1: Point A to Point B; Reverse Engineering My Brain: Getting to Intervention; The 10 Questions; First Question: What's Your Goal?; Second Question: Is this a Health or a Fitness Goal?; Third Question: Will this Goal Allow You to Spiral Out - to Enlarge Your Life?; What if You're Spinning Out of Balance?; Fourth Question: Which Quadrant is Your Goal in?; Quadrant Three - Where Most of Us Live; Everything Works; Fifth Question: How Old are You?; Sixth Question: What do You Lift in the Weightroom?; Seventh Question: What are Your Gaps?; Eighth Question: Are You Willing to go Back to Basics? Part 2; The Fundamental Human Movements; The Push; The Pull; The Hip Hinge; The Squat; Loaded Carries; What is the Order of Learning?; The Sixth Movement; Ninth Question: Are You Willing to Correct; Your Problems?; Tenth Question: Would You Mind if Everything was Seamless from Start to Finish?; Training with the Triads and the Olympic Lifts; The Secrets of the Toolkit; The Five Principles; Implementing the Intervention Program; Programming with Patterns and Grinds: The Four Steps; Simple Strength: A Few Months on the Park Bench; The Intervention Approach to Diet and Nutrition; The Quadrants of Diet and Exercise; Concluding Thoughts; Index