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Publisher's Summary

You have two choices:

  1. 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, and tumbling
  2. Apply intervention five principles

Here are the answers, but the questions are the real keys:

Strength training for lean body mass and joint mobility work trump everything else.

  • Fundamental human movements are...fundamental.
  • Standards and gaps must be constantly assessed.
  • The notion of "park bench" and "bus bench" workouts must be applied throughout the training lifetime.
  • Constantly strive for mastery and grace.
©2012 Daniel Arthur John (P)2012 Daniel Arthur John

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Common sens in a book

I'm a sucker for Dan's stuff and, as expected, I enjoyed this book quite a lot. Dan walked the path of performance, as a thrower and lifter, and did a lot of mistakes along the way. All he's trying to do is to point out common pitfalls and provide sustainable alternatives.

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More Please

Just record more, we need more. I would like more. Most useful information available. Dan John is a great role model.

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  • Scott
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  • 03-14-17

Intervention

Gold! I will listen and re listen often.
I always learn and enjoy Dan John's work.

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Great

Dan has an amazing ability to say exactly what you need to hear at the exact right point in your life. You can take anything he has said put it away for a few year then rehear it at a totally different point in your life and it will be exactly what you need to hear then too. Only in a different way.

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Simple, not Easy

Every book I've read by this guy has been truly amazing. My title says it all about the methods he uses.

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Every trainer should read it!

Not only is it very educational and packed with information it's a very entertaining as well

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  • Ryan
  • Australia
  • 09-05-15

Read it!

Any goal, any one just read the book. You'll get more nuggets and pearls of wisdom from this book than any other.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-24-17

Advice a father would give you!

There's something about the tone and common sense approach adopted by Dan that makes him so understandable and enjoyable to listen to. Lots of nuggets and laughs along the way. Highly recommended.

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  • 11-30-17

Wealth of experience

Simple and effective ideas presented well. Well worth hearing Dan's perspective and experience. Never Let Go was a great read too.

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  • Rhys
  • 08-18-17

A must for anyone into training for weightloss or performance.

Whether you're a beginner or an elite level athlete this is a must read. All too often we try to over complicate things when the basics trump insanity.

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  • Barry
  • 02-09-17

Yes!

Dan knows some stuff so i suggest that you go ahead and sit down, shut up, listen and learn about how to be better than you are now.

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  • 04-06-18

Essential reading for all who want to improve at sports

I listen to this book a couple of times a year to remind myself of all the important points in it. I have structured much of my training around advice from this book and have seen fantastic results. I’m over 40 and now stronger than in my 20s, running a sub-20 5km and under 10% body fat. Reading this book alone won’t get you there; applying it’s many nuggets of wisdom just might.