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Publisher's Summary

Training people in sport as coaches or in fitness as personal trainers is certainly rewarding work. But there's a problem: What do we do next? There are countless books on diet and exercise and hundreds of machines, devices, and gimmicks to train people, and new gadgets and gizmos are popping up with every passing day.

Can You Go? answers this question: What do we need to do next?

Appropriate assessment leads to an appropriate answer. When we find a mobility issue, let's focus on mobility work. The same is true for both body composition and strength - we focus on what we need to do, not what we want to do.

For the performance athlete, sometimes assessment can be the short, brutal, and harsh question, "Can you go?" Lessons from this frankness can be learned by both the coach and the trainer. The deconditioned and the elite share the same basic human body. Our job is to enhance performance and quality of life with every training situation.

©2015 Dan John (P)2015 On Target Publications

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Great book, awful recording.

Would you try another book from Dan John and/or Dan John?

Definitely, IF he dramatically improves the sound quality

What didn’t you like about Dan John’s performance?

His performance was great, it was the sound quality that was awful. It sounds like he recorded it in his basement.Come on Dan. I've heard you speak and watch your videos in the past and enjoyed every one of them. You're better than this.

Was Can You Go? worth the listening time?

No. I choose audio books for the convenience of listening on the go. With the bad recording, it wasn't an easy listen. I love the content, but now I need to go buy the paperback to truly get everything i can out of this book.

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Dan's beauty is that he breaks down coaching concepts into easy to understand ideas, and how to implement them easily with your clients.Saying that, the audio quality ruined the book for me.Don't waste your time, buy the paperback instead.

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Great info

Wish he had this professionally narrated. It was difficult to follow because authors narration. Great info. I'd recommend a hard copy of the book instead.

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  • Nick
  • MILFORD, PA, United States
  • 06-03-15

Awesome....as usual.

If you could sum up Can You Go? in three words, what would they be?

Minimalist, Simplicity, and Awesome.

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Having gone to a Dan John seminar a few times, his work really resonates with my principles of physical fitness. Like all his other pieces, this is well written, easy to follow, and read by Dan himself. I would definitely encourage others to read this book.

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Assessment simplified

Dan john's best work yet. So much practical insight and knowledge. The simplified assessment model alone is worth the listen.

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Everyone should read Dan John

Targeted at coaches but tons of great information. Always delivered intelligently and thoughtfully. Everyone should read Dan John, watch his videos and listen to his interviews

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The real deal

If you could sum up Can You Go? in three words, what would they be?

Dan John is the real deal. "Eat like an adult" is so simple but unfortunately we need to hear it. He talks about honest assessments and corrective exercises. He eschews the single joint, mirror muscle exercises in favor of compound work that builds strength, fitness and has applications in the real world. This audiobook is on my IPod permanently. I can skip to any section and be inspired. All of his work is great.

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A diamond mine...

As I age and become wiser I realize the depth of Dan John's work. As I listened to this, I found myself smiling and shaking my head while thinking "This is brilliant." There are so many gems throughout this book. And each gem isn't just great advice; it's years or decades of wisdom condensed down into a sentence clarity. Condensing makes it simple, but I think it also makes it easy to miss... Listen closely! As you learn in this field and in life, you'll look back and see a wealth of knowledge contained in Can You Go... If you're wiser than I, you'll see that sooner, rather than later.

FANTASTIC LISTEN!! (And read, of course. I bought the book as well.)

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Great book

I would highly recommend this book to anyone working in the fitness industry. Dan John has a very simple logical approach to fitness.

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Amazing Book

Coach Dan John is a leader in the fitness industry. He takes all the science of training and boils it down to make it easy. Dan is always a joy to listen to and learn from. His humor makes me remember things he teaches much easier. The more I read Dan's work, the more my coaching changes for the better. Even if there is a couple things I might not be 100% with on his teachings. He at least makes me think and question my coaching. You have to always stay above the learning curve to be a great coach. I believe Dan does just that. He even will admit any failures in the past to help you know that you never know everything. We have to be adaptable coaches. If you want to continue mastering your craft, this book will help you on that path.

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Always enlightening

Dan hits the nail on the head...again. I enjoy the relatable way he discusses his topics. The only downfall of this recording is the quality. There is a lot of echo which can make it hard to hear and tough to listen to at first. Eventually I was able to block it out but it was distracting ever so often.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-17

Game changer!

This book is a must have for any fitness professional or strength coach or anyone serious about strength, health and fitness.

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  • Mr. Alan Devane
  • 09-14-16

a great resource for personal trainers

Dan John is a top guy a great listen and worth it!
intriguing to say the least

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  • ACB
  • 03-28-16

Great listen

A book filled with clear and effective insight. An essential read for coaches working with the general population.

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  • Guy
  • 07-10-15

Dan John never fails to deliver

Simple, effective, straightforward. No better resource for novice and expert alike. I highly recommend this book, you wont be disappointed.