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Steve Shafley
01-25-2007, 06:54 PM
Where I'll finally meet Dan John, whom I've been cooresponding with for 8-9 years now over the web. Several near misses, but no connects.

Robert Allison
01-25-2007, 07:06 PM
Nice. Utah's a beautiful state... spent some time there a few years back.

Enjoy!

Ron Nelson
01-25-2007, 09:16 PM
Well, that should be fun. Enjoy the altitude. Try the Scotch.
Give us the full report.

Cassidy Drake
01-25-2007, 10:53 PM
I live about a hour north of Dan John. SLC is a beautiful city, have a great time!

Robb Wolf
01-27-2007, 07:14 PM
Steve-
Have fun! Tell Dan John, Mark Twight and the Gym Jones crew hello. Word on the street is that I'm working with all of them...from Chico, while running a gym and hanging out on this godforsaken message board. Yea, that makes sense. Don't freeze your ARSE off!

Steve Shafley
01-30-2007, 05:30 AM
Had a lot of fun. Learned a lot.

I didn't see the mountains until about 6 hours after I got in, due to the "inversion" and the smog.

Didn't meet Mark or the Gym Jones crew. One more day might have done it.

Danny John
01-30-2007, 09:33 AM
Mark was at a convention and it just didn't work out for the rest of his troop to come over. That happens.

It was great having you, Shaf...great.

Feel free to post anything you like about what you got or learned or whatever...I am using all of it already. We are doing evaluations in our classes this week and it is just flat out fun.

Robb makes a funny point about the consPIRACY that exists: it seems that Robb, Mark and me (among others) get together nightly and make Certification courses.

Of course, I call them Handouts. Certificates are as valuable as my daughter's MVP award in the County soccer league: everybody got the MVP award.

Steve Shafley
01-30-2007, 09:41 AM
I am Dan John Certified then!

HOT DAMN!

Or is it MILFC?

Steve Shafley
01-30-2007, 09:43 AM
A quick synopsis of some of the stuff:

What I learned, just related to lifting

-the tools to improve my clean and snatch
-some functional movement evaluation techniques from Australia/Ireland
-quick pointers on the weight for distance throwing
-the effectiveness of the "Carried Away" carries/drags/etc as an unorthodox, but very effective system for improving conditioning and performance
-improvements on my kb windmill form and why
-the kettlebell bootstrapper
-other warm up stuff
-How Dan handles 30 14-15 year olds in a weight room.

Ron Nelson
01-30-2007, 10:40 AM
I am Dan John Certified then!

HOT DAMN!

Or is it MILFC?

MILFC? One ponders the possibilities.

Wait, I have a feeling of Deja vu on this for some reason.

I like the fact that we're all winners here and that we can all be certified. I'm posting mine on my wall next to my 15 years of dedicated service to junior high children certificate.

Robert Allison
01-30-2007, 05:46 PM
-the effectiveness of the "Carried Away" carries/drags/etc as an unorthodox, but very effective system for improving conditioning and performance

Sounds interesting... what are they?

Brad Hirakawa
01-31-2007, 07:19 AM
Man, I'm jealous.. must have been great!!

Steve Shafley
01-31-2007, 10:53 AM
Robert: Dan goes over some of these in his articles at T-mag.com.

It's worthwhile to check 'em out. He also goes over many of these in his DVD, "Carried Away".

Steve Shafley
01-31-2007, 03:22 PM
Here's the Vblog associated with some of the stuff:

This is also reposted from the log I have in that section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1g6VXEvoDc

-power snatches, using the cues Dan taught me
-power cleans, ditto
-bootstrappers
-goblet squats + bootstrappers combo
-some words about Squat Therapy, because I was feeling a tad ironic

Also, on bootstrappers

I'd consider the flat or neutral backed bootstrapper to be of some value. In the combo you see me perform this style of bootstrapper.

If you have a tricky back, keep the back neutral.
If you really want to stretch out that posterior chain, keep the back neutral.

I think there's value in roundback work, and there's not a whole lot of extra pressure on the spine in the round back version of the bootstrapper squat.

Mike ODonnell
01-31-2007, 06:15 PM
How Dan handles 30 14-15 year olds in a weight room.

That right there would be walking on water in my book.....unless it involved duct tape and ZMA.