Training people in sport as coaches or in fitness as personal trainers is certainly rewarding work. But there's a problem: What do we do next? There are countless books on diet and exercise and hundreds of machines, devices, and gimmicks to train people, and new gadgets and gizmos are popping up with every passing day.
Can You Go? answers this question: What do we need to do next?
Appropriate assessment leads to an appropriate answer. When we find a mobility issue, let's focus on mobility work. The same is true for both body composition and strength - we focus on what we need to do, not what we want to do.
For the performance athlete, sometimes assessment can be the short, brutal, and harsh question, "Can you go?" Lessons from this frankness can be learned by both the coach and the trainer. The deconditioned and the elite share the same basic human body. Our job is to enhance performance and quality of life with every training situation.
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©2015 Dan John (P)2015 On Target Publications
Strength and Conditioning Coach; Eating Disorder and Obesity Therapist; Recreational Endurance Athlete
A book filled with clear and effective insight. An essential read for coaches working with the general population.
"Great book, awful recording."
Definitely, IF he dramatically improves the sound quality
His performance was great, it was the sound quality that was awful. It sounds like he recorded it in his basement.Come on Dan. I've heard you speak and watch your videos in the past and enjoyed every one of them. You're better than this.
No. I choose audio books for the convenience of listening on the go. With the bad recording, it wasn't an easy listen. I love the content, but now I need to go buy the paperback to truly get everything i can out of this book.
Dan's beauty is that he breaks down coaching concepts into easy to understand ideas, and how to implement them easily with your clients.Saying that, the audio quality ruined the book for me.Don't waste your time, buy the paperback instead.
Wish he had this professionally narrated. It was difficult to follow because authors narration. Great info. I'd recommend a hard copy of the book instead.
Minimalist, Simplicity, and Awesome.
Having gone to a Dan John seminar a few times, his work really resonates with my principles of physical fitness. Like all his other pieces, this is well written, easy to follow, and read by Dan himself. I would definitely encourage others to read this book.
Dan john's best work yet. So much practical insight and knowledge. The simplified assessment model alone is worth the listen.
"A diamond mine..."
As I age and become wiser I realize the depth of Dan John's work. As I listened to this, I found myself smiling and shaking my head while thinking "This is brilliant." There are so many gems throughout this book. And each gem isn't just great advice; it's years or decades of wisdom condensed down into a sentence clarity. Condensing makes it simple, but I think it also makes it easy to miss... Listen closely! As you learn in this field and in life, you'll look back and see a wealth of knowledge contained in Can You Go... If you're wiser than I, you'll see that sooner, rather than later.
FANTASTIC LISTEN!! (And read, of course. I bought the book as well.)
I would highly recommend this book to anyone working in the fitness industry. Dan John has a very simple logical approach to fitness.
Coach Dan John is a leader in the fitness industry. He takes all the science of training and boils it down to make it easy. Dan is always a joy to listen to and learn from. His humor makes me remember things he teaches much easier. The more I read Dan's work, the more my coaching changes for the better. Even if there is a couple things I might not be 100% with on his teachings. He at least makes me think and question my coaching. You have to always stay above the learning curve to be a great coach. I believe Dan does just that. He even will admit any failures in the past to help you know that you never know everything. We have to be adaptable coaches. If you want to continue mastering your craft, this book will help you on that path.
Dan hits the nail on the head...again. I enjoy the relatable way he discusses his topics. The only downfall of this recording is the quality. There is a lot of echo which can make it hard to hear and tough to listen to at first. Eventually I was able to block it out but it was distracting ever so often.
Fantastic read. Strongly recommend for people with or without experience in the fitness spectrum. Thanks Dan!
Most intelligent book about training I have read. A must have for strength and conditioning coaches or personal trainers.
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