Following the advice of the 10th lesson, I explore the stories of the people who shaped my career and the gems of advice they shared with me. These coaches emphasized performance, yes. But they all also insisted on the balance of health, fitness and longevity. From dan's introduction to 40 years with a Whistle:I’ve learned a lot over those decades and would like to share these lessons with you.
40 Years with a Whistle: Life Lessons from the Field of Play #ad - The rewards are worth everything. The lessons learned on the fields and in the gyms will lead to a successful life. I wanted to share the lessons that apply to life and living. I begin with what are clearly my 10 best lessons of coaching. I finish with my vision of coaching—basically looking at training from the big picture and the toolkit to allow one to succeed.
The lessons are simple.
The Quick and the Dead: Total Training for the Advanced MinimalistStrongFirst, Inc. #ad - Pavel is the chairman of strongFirst, a global school of strength offering instructor certifications and user courses in kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight strength training. You are serving your country, raising a family, training for a sport… You have been around too long to be fooled by pop fitness "high intensity" fads.
The quick and the Deadis designed for an advanced minimalist like you. You are strong or used to be. You take pride in your all-around physical development—but have precious little time for it. A highly ranked pro boxer sums up its effects: “I had even greater speed and explosiveness and I was able to maintain this for the whole match… I had gas to sell.
The Quick and the Dead: Total Training for the Advanced Minimalist #ad - A military special operator, on the wrong side of 40, reports: “a speed increase in all my powerlifts… pain relief in all of my injuries… an increase in my endurance while doing combatives… increased striking power…”Q&D can be a minimalist’s stand-alone total training regimen—or be plugged into any athlete’s regimen.
A culmination of five years of research and experimentation, it distills cutting-edge science to a straightforward protocol of only two basic exercises you mastered years ago: kettlebell swings and power pushups. Q&d delivers. It takes only 12–30min, two to three times per week. Additional benefits may include:- increased testosterone- Decreased cortisol- Improved heart rate variability- Reduced body fat- Improved soft tissue qualityAll this without getting "smoked"—because you need energy to fight, work, play, live.
About the authorpavel tsatsouline is a former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor and Subject Matter Expert to elite US military and law enforcement special operations units.
Reload: Your Barbell Strength Blueprint#ad - We stand by “cycling” as one of the best ways to build barbell strength. Military and law enforcement special operations units. How do you break through it?Your best move is to find an expert coach to individualize your loads. But it can fail others by imposing a cookie-cutter rhythm of progression that does not fit the individual athlete.
Pavel is the chairman of strongFirst, a global school of strength offering instructor certifications and user courses in kettlebell, barbell and bodyweight strength training. To tackle this pitfall, strongfirst developed a series of straightforward tests and instructions for you to build your own custom power cycle, while respecting the original cycling system’s spirit and simplicity.
Reload: Your Barbell Strength Blueprint #ad - Other than the soviet olympic weightlifting system of the same vintage, no other method has ever asserted such decisive and lasting dominance on the lifting platform. At strongfirst, we enjoy the challenge of polishing the chrome of classic methods. We also recognize that even timeless methods benefit from periodic updates.
Cycling works great for many. Where do you go next when your strength gains hit the wall?You learned your way around the barbell. You put meat on your bones and pounds on your lifts. But, finally, you hit the wall.
Be Like the Best: A Guide to Reaching the Top in the Fitness ProfessionOn Target Publications #ad - These are designed to encourage you to build the habits to Be Like the Best on your journey to dominating this profession. As a fitness professional, you’re already making an impact in your clients, athletes and patients. This book will help you stand out in a crowded field and put you on the road to success.
Anthony renna has spent the last decade creating and curating content for fitness pros. Be like the best is a collection of 50 interviews with top North American fitness and physical therapy professionals in which Strength Coach Podcast creator Anthony Renna fleshed out the traits and habits that made them successful.
Be Like the Best: A Guide to Reaching the Top in the Fitness Profession #ad - During the last 12 years of interviewing many strength coaches, physical therapists and gym owners, fitness professionals, Anthony Renna has accumulated a rolodex of “The Best of the Best” in the fitness profession. This book is a collection of interviews with some of those top successes. You’ll learn how they evolved in their careers, their goal setting processes, what habits and traits they believe made them successful, how they get through hard times and even some books to read and people they recommend following.
After each interview, you'll find a challenge or action step based on a takeaway from each interview. Nobody does it better. Mike boyle, StrengthCoach. Com.
Introduction to Kettlebells: A Minimalist's Guide to Blasting Fat and Boosting Muscle#ad - This book includes:*the following kettlebell exercises: Kettlebell swing, Turkish get up, snatch, clean, goblet squat, and military press. After we discuss the hows of each of the basic movements, muscle, conditioning, we move into applying what we've learned with a simple, mobility, straightforward kettlebell program for strength, and for those who want it weight loss.
You never outgrow the fundamentals. For anyone - the kettlebell novice to the 15-year veteran - this short read: just 30 page ebook provides the perfect foundation or refresher of the fundamental kettlebell techniques, Turkish get up, including the kettlebell swing, snatch, clean, goblet squat, and military press.
Introduction to Kettlebells: A Minimalist's Guide to Blasting Fat and Boosting Muscle #ad - This 7-day program can be run through just once as a refresher or for up to six weeks as a standalone program. Each movement has detailed instructions plus step-by-step photos to help the reader understand the movements as well as safely and effectively execute them. Each kettlebell exercise features a detailed description of the movement, step-by-step photos and key points.
A straightforward and simple 7-day program repeatable for up to 6 weeks to help the novice acclimate to kettlebell training or for the kettlebell veteran hone their technique and skills. You simply move more deeply into them.
Next Level Strength: The Ultimate Rings and Parallettes ProgramDragon Door Publications #ad - And this in turn can be a lifesaver for the tendons. More easily perfect moves you’ve been struggling with. Next level strength should be on the bookshelf of any serious student of strength. Training with rings can potentially be more forgiving on your joints, particularly those of the wrists, shoulders and elbows.
The kavadlos always set the bar high with the quality of their books, and I think this one will become my favorite, which is saying a lot. Because they are not connected to one another, rings allow you to pass in between them on moves like the skin-the-cat and muscle-up. More freedom of choice of position — and presto, faster, better gains!"Danny and Al Kavadlo have truly taken their already masterful bodyweight strength instruction to the next level with Next Level Strength.
The more freedom and fun you have when you exercise, the more likely you are to persist and keep on getting stronger and stronger. Though some exercises are more challenging when performed on rings, others are more accessible. Elevating your hands with parallettes makes many exercises more accessible than when they’re performed on the ground.
Next Level Strength: The Ultimate Rings and Parallettes Program #ad - They can swing back and forth, rock side to side and even rotate. Most importantly, the program is fun and goal oriented, and will be in regular rotation with my own training. If your joints start screaming at you and you feel all broken up, then your gains are going to turn to losses, right? Your success is dependent on your weakest links —the joints and tendons.
The Becoming Bulletproof Project: Discovering the Hero WithinOS Press #ad - It's for those who want to be ready and able for whatever life throws at them. For those who are frustrated with searching for strength inside some magic scheme of sets and reps, or for those who think real strength is not found inside of a weight room. The becoming bulletproof project is for the restless heroes, those who dream of saying "Here I am!" when life gets tough.
Real strength comes from within. It cannot be found in what you do; it comes from who you are. The purpose of this book is to help you realize the strength that is already inside of you by allowing you to discover it through simple, though challenging, physical and mental feats. If you apply the principles in this book, you will be able to confidently look in the mirror and say, "I am able.
Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated EditionStrongFirst, Inc. #ad - Six years after the publication of the original S&S, people are still getting great results from the program and the book has never left the Amazon weight training best-seller list. So why another edition? pavel answers with a quote from a novel: You know our motto: "We never let well enough alone. This is kettlebell simple & Sinister: Revised & Updated Edition or simply S&S 2.
0 Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the man who started the kettlebell revolution. Simple & sinister will physically prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs or holding your own in a street fight. Simple & sinister will forge a fighter's physique because the form must follow the function.
Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated Edition #ad - Simple & sinister will give you the strength, the stamina, and the suppleness to play any sport recreationally and play it well. If you are a serious athlete, Simple & Sinister will serve as a perfect foundation for your sport-specific training. If you are a serious lifter, Simple & Sinister will build your strength, rather than interfere with it.
Simple & sinister will achieve all of the above while leaving you plenty of time and energy to do your duty, your job, practice your sport, and have a life. Russian kettlebell power to you! .
Weight Room Wisdom: Lessons In Leadership From 99 Strength CoachesMcKeefery Enterprises #ad - This book is for any coach that aspires to make an impact in their athletes life. As strength and conditioning Coaches we all know that writing the workout is the easy part. Those that strive to break up the monotony of typical coaching cliches with skilled storytelling. Weight room wisdom is a collection of inspirational stories used by 99 of the top Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the world.
Using stories to teach them life lessons that will help them to be the best athlete they can be, but more importantly lessons that will stick with them long after athletics. Getting athletes to buy into the workout, the culture, and to you as a coach is what's hard. Stories that will inspire them to be the best version of themselves.
Weight Room Wisdom: Lessons In Leadership From 99 Strength Coaches #ad - A combination of metaphorical, experiential, and personal stories they have used to inspire their athletes for years. Through my years of coaching my favorite moments are those with the athletes before our after a lift, when we get the chance to talk with them about being a better human.
Now What?: The Ongoing Pursuit of Improved PerformanceOn Target Publications #ad - In now what? dan presents basic tools and training principles from his experiences as an athlete and coach, and applies them with experienced hands and through empathetic eyes toward the personal growth of his readers. Now, in now what? dan loops back around to tell us what to do next. You’ve brought your clients up to the minimum standards.
Now what? that’s the question Dan answers in this book, the third installment of this series. You’ve done your assessments. From de-cluttering the inbox or letter pile with a shark habit, to applying pirate maps to ongoing health and fitness, most people can free up some mental space to focus on moving ahead with all of life’s goals and dreams.
The stumbling block of Now what? soon takes on a new meaning. Most of us can learn from this “carving of the clutter. At times, we can adopt a simple list of pirate maps for our fitness, we can follow a program, but most of the time, health and longevity needs and goals. It’s a reasonable approach to help us all reach our goals, bringing greater satisfaction while working through the process.
Now What?: The Ongoing Pursuit of Improved Performance #ad - Chip morton from dan’s introduction to now What?: The lessons learned about the road to success from elite athletes and performers can make everyone’s life better. In this book, i outline a simple quadrant showing how I teach elite performers the tools to deal with life, living and high-end achievement.
Elite performers focus on the fundamentals and basics more thoroughly than the hobbyist.
Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and LearningOn Target Publications #ad - You'll learn. How to get stronger, faster and leaner; simple steps to great conditioning; what it takes to compete at high-level athletics; Dan John's top training tips; Effective workouts to carry you through your training seasons; Variations of the classic 5x5 workout; Sample kettlebell and barbell workout combinations; Outdoor cardiovascular training options for athletes; And much more.
. Workout routines, olympic lifting guidance, Highland Games, track and field and Strongman events are all covered, in addition to weight training philosophy for the general public. Coach dan john breaks down the most complicated concepts of strength training and high-performance athletics in his personal, no-nonsense, thought-provoking and motivating style.