Acclaimed strength coach Dan John has created the perfect guide for beginners, advanced lifters, and fitness professionals interested in correcting basic body movements and improving overall mobility and lifting performance.
With his signature humor and clear step-by-step instructions, Coach John walks athletes and trainers through core movements, Olympic lifts, throws, proper powerlifting technique, and much more. Regardless of your training experience or age, Coach John will help you design and implement a program to improve mobility and flexibility and to maximize your time in the gym - no matter how much time you have.
Learn the five simple principles that will change the way you approach training:
- 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.
Many lifters and trainers, even experienced ones, settle for sub-optimal results because they don't realize that their training plan does not match their goals. They need an Intervention, and Coach John offers a back-to-basics approach so that they can focus on the core principles they may have forgotten (or never properly learned in the first place).
This book is a powerful and progressive tool for any strength athlete. Whether you're a coach, an advanced lifter, or a stay-at-home mom, Dan John will help you ask the right questions to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. He will guide you to refine your approach to training and build an exercise program to reach your goals more quickly.