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pacampacam
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08-28-19 07:59 AM - Post#886918    



Hello friends
Although I don't write much here on the forum, I am a keen and interested reader. I am 42 years old and 1.70 meters tall, police officer and father of two children (5 and 7). I train in my garage and have 1x24, 1x20, 2x16, 1x8 kettlebells, pull up bar and dip bar at my disposal. My training is usually based on kettlebells and bodyweight, always keeping in mind the push / pull / squat / hinge / biceps template.
From Dan Jonh I already have Mass Made Simple and Easy Strenght, but I would like to buy another one now to read and prosper in my training, what is your advice?
The most important long-term health goal, however, strenght and some hypertrophy, is welcome. Everyone likes to look good on the beach.
 
pacampacam
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08-28-19 08:01 AM - Post#886919    



By the way, thank you for all the knowledge I have been acquiring here.
 
Pontyclun
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08-28-19 08:15 AM - Post#886920    



Intervention.
Owen Brown, a Biomedical Scientist from Pontyclun, Wales.


 
Pontyclun
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08-28-19 08:16 AM - Post#886921    



Get the Intervention talk too, you can get the DVD or download from the Irononline store.
Owen Brown, a Biomedical Scientist from Pontyclun, Wales.


 
Dan John
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08-28-19 08:31 AM - Post#886922    



I would agree. 40 years sums a lot of material...we can assess you right here (Can You Go?)

Now What? might be something to consider with charting where you want to go.
Daniel John
Just handing down what I was handed down...


Make a Difference.
Live. Love. Laugh.
Balance work, rest, play and pray (enjoy beauty and solitude)
Sleep soundly. Drink Water. Eat veggies and protein. Walk.
Wear your seat belt. Don’t smoke. Floss your teeth.
Put weights overhead. Pick weights off the floor. Carry weights.
Reread great books. Say thank you


 
pacampacam
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08-28-19 08:39 AM - Post#886923    



Thank you Pontyclun, and the man himself Dan :-)

Looking at the reviews at amazon, i was inclined to intervention. So i was on the good path.

What i can learn on intervention?
For the gym material that i have, is a good way to go?
To improve?
 
Dan John
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08-28-19 08:57 AM - Post#886924    



The easiest thing to do:
https://danjohnworkouts.com/

Try the free trial. Pick Park Bench and follow the simple steps. That's Intervention in a nutshell.
Daniel John
Just handing down what I was handed down...


Make a Difference.
Live. Love. Laugh.
Balance work, rest, play and pray (enjoy beauty and solitude)
Sleep soundly. Drink Water. Eat veggies and protein. Walk.
Wear your seat belt. Don’t smoke. Floss your teeth.
Put weights overhead. Pick weights off the floor. Carry weights.
Reread great books. Say thank you


 
Jake Steinmann
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Dan´s Books
08-28-19 09:19 AM - Post#886926    



I wrote this elsewhere, but maybe this is helpful?

Never Let Go and Before You Go are collections of articles. There's no particular theme to them, but there's some neat ideas in them. You have to pick through them to find what you want to use, and you can't use all of it at the same time.

Intervention, Can You Go, and Now What are a trilogy that outline a training philosophy. Intervention is a perfectly reasonable place to start, but if you want a complete picture, reading all three will help.

40 Years With a Whistle is autobiography and training philosophy. Not much in the way of a "do this" kind of book.

Mass Made Simple is what it says on the tin. If you want to bulk up, it will tell you how to. If you don't, it's not a great choice.

Oh, and there is also Dan's HKC book, which I have not read, but is solely kettlebell focused, so...maybe that would be valuable?

(Or the workout site, obviously)
Nullius in verba




Edited by Jake Steinmann on 08-28-19 09:55 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
vegpedlr
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08-28-19 10:20 AM - Post#886929    



Intervention is gold.

The HKC book is super good if KBs are your main focus.
 
RileyNadoroznick
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08-28-19 12:02 PM - Post#886933    



  • vegpedlr Said:
The HKC book is super good if KBs are your main focus.



That's exactly what I was going to say. If all you've got are bells and a pull-up bar (which there's nothing at all wrong with), HKC is going to be a tremendous resource.
#TrainWithConviction


 
Jordan D
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08-28-19 11:42 PM - Post#886964    



  • RileyNadoroznick Said:
  • vegpedlr Said:
The HKC book is super good if KBs are your main focus.



That's exactly what I was going to say. If all you've got are bells and a pull-up bar (which there's nothing at all wrong with), HKC is going to be a tremendous resource.



Yep. Agreed.

I like that HKC and Intervention are complete books. They tell you what to do, and they tell you why in an orderly fashion, and you could use them forever.

There aren't actually very many training books like this.
 
Dan John
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08-29-19 10:02 AM - Post#886990    



CYG? has a specific focus about getting people through the realization that they NEED this/want that. NW? actually is the most important as it sets up the daily toolkit.

I should sum them all up in a pamphlet.
Daniel John
Just handing down what I was handed down...


Make a Difference.
Live. Love. Laugh.
Balance work, rest, play and pray (enjoy beauty and solitude)
Sleep soundly. Drink Water. Eat veggies and protein. Walk.
Wear your seat belt. Don’t smoke. Floss your teeth.
Put weights overhead. Pick weights off the floor. Carry weights.
Reread great books. Say thank you


 
DanMartin
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08-29-19 10:05 AM - Post#886993    



  • Dan John Said:
CYG? has a specific focus about getting people through the realization that they NEED this/want that. NW? actually is the most important as it sets up the daily toolkit.

I should sum them all up in a pamphlet.



You just did dufus...
Practice what you suck at.


 
Cearball
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08-29-19 07:39 PM - Post#887035    



I would say HKC

Everyone has their favourite Dan John book.

However I love the format of it. Without knowing alot about the person I would feel it is the most idiot proof "do this". However I haven't read Mass made simple which may be similar.

After reading this I feel I need to re read Intervention.
 
pacampacam
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09-03-19 08:23 AM - Post#887198    



Good afternoon people
I am grateful for your contribution.
I just finished reading Q&D and I will follow your directions and I will read intervention and HKC.
In terms of training I will stick to the park bench style, possibly keep up with Q&D pushups and swings and add goblet squat, pull ups and rope curls, OS and Yoga as I read the books, then see which direction to take.
Thank you very much.
 
Old Miler
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09-03-19 05:56 PM - Post#887217    



Somehow, I had never been aware of HKC until this thread. I've got it, read it, and decided to spend the next 5 weeks on Dan's minimalist one-bell workout. A few days in I feel great. Excellent book.
 
Jake Steinmann
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Total Posts: 305
09-06-19 08:58 AM - Post#887378    



This thread reminds me that I keep meaning to check out the HKC book
Nullius in verba


 
paulrc
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09-06-19 02:32 PM - Post#887398    



I have 5 of Coach John's books. Favorite was Never Let Go. Least applicable and most miserable was Mass Made Easy. Most applicable to my everyday life right now, hardly mentioned, and very underrated - Intervention.

I highly recommend Intervention based off of your current gym equipment, tools, and age.
 
pacampacam
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12-03-19 08:40 AM - Post#890972    



Hello good friends
I have finished read Intervention...and yes...it´s iluminating!
Great book
Thank You Dan John.
 
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