Things I have re-learned, re-re-learned and re-re-re-learned
After 40 years of coaching and sneaking up on 55 years of lifting, Dan suggests that it is embarrassing to see that the lessons learned in the beginning were all true. And forgotten. And relearned…again and again. Mastering the fundamentals, emphasising tension and assessing true (and real) measurements is more important than the nonsense we find in most gyms and training facilities. BIOG: Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing and the other in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record. Dan now spends his work life combining weekly workshops and lectures with writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. He is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. Dan has published many books, on weightlifting, including ‘Intervention’, ‘Never Let Go’, ‘Mass Made Simple’ and ‘Easy Strength’, written with Pavel Tsatsouline. Other titles include ‘From Dad, To Grad’ and he and Josh Hillis co-authored ‘Fat Loss Happens on Monday’. In 2015, Dan wrote ‘Can You Go?’ covering his approach to assessments and basic training. ‘Before We Go’ became an Amazon bestseller as did his early 2017 book, ‘Now What?’, his approach to performance and dealing with life. ‘Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge’ is his latest work.