What I learnt from Dan John
March 3, 2011
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Who is Dan John?
When and where did I meet him?
I was fortunate enough to be coached and certified by Dan as a HKC Kettlebell Instructor last week at Balboa Fitness in Newport Beach, CA.
Apart from the kettlebell stuff, what else did I learn from him?
- Strength is a skill. You don’t get it right the first time. Or the second. It takes practice!
- Training is simple. Very simple.
- Training is not easy. Not one bit. If it was easy everyone would do it.
- The best diet = Any diet you can stick to.
- The best training regimen = Anything that has a push, a pull, a hinge, a squat and a carry.
- The body is one unit. Incorporate this understanding into your training and you’ll be a much better athlete.
- Whoever you are, double your chin-ups and add 100 lbs to your front squat. You’re golden.
- Single arm training is all you need to work your ‘core’.
- It’s not your body… it’s the mind and the heart that makes the difference.
- Barefoot hill running teaches you how to run. Goblet squats teach you how to squat.
- Never use the phrase ‘Today we’re jerking off the rack’ to a bunch of high school kids.
- If you’re not huge and fast and strong and ripped, that just means you did a crappy job choosing your parents.
- How much you do doesn’t matter as much as the fact that you’re actually doing it.
- Make loaded carries a part of your training today. You’ll be thankful tomorrow.
- If you’re your own lawyer, you have an idiot for a client. Same applies to trainers.
Looking forward to meeting Dan in SF sometime soon!