World-renowned strength and conditioning coach, Dan John will spend a day with us, covering topics including longevity of the athlete, training at a high level while balancing work and life. In Dan’s words, “I will have a LOT of information that people will never have heard. Also, I would like to present the Three E’s at your place, too… besides the new stuff.”
Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.
Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time 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. His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as From Dad, To Grad.
What we at Tacoma Strength respect about him is his ability to keep the main thing the main thing. In a field where it is all too easy to get lost in minutiae, Dan John is remarkably good at staying focused on the fundamentals, you know, those things that actually accomplish the goals you originally set for yourself. As someone who spends his days coaching people from every walk of life, I value and admire Dan’s ability to teach movements quickly and effectively. His cues and progressions shape a large part of my own approach to teaching.
During his time with us, we’ve asked him to speak on a few topics relating to the longevity and success of the athlete over time. Much ink gets spilled about maximizing performance for a single event, or season, or period of life. Less gets said about being active and successful over a life time. Furthermore, Dan has just published his newest book, Intervention, which will be given for free to attendees. Lastly, to quote Dan in a recent email, ”I will have a LOT of information that people will never have heard. Also, I would like to present the Three E’s at your place, too…besides the new stuff.“
By Morgan on Wednesday, March, 13, 2013