Dan John: Wandering Weights, Our Epic Journey Through All Things Heavy, Issue # 15
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The Oscars were last night. I was reminded of a good lesson as I watched: I'd put Lady Gaga aside as just another pop star in a long line of “Here today, gone tomorrow” buzzwords. She amazed me with her Oscar performance. That's a lot like the fitness industry: Sometimes I've dismissed an idea out of hand, and then ate a few slices of humble pie while discovering, again, that I am an idiot.
I came late to the party on farmer walks, too. What bugs me in hindsight is that I KNEW about them from the way “the guys” trained when I was growing up. But, I didn’t see these in the muscle mags, so they couldn’t work!
I hated sprinting, too. The video below of Brian Oldfield and Lynn Swann shows why I missed the boat on sprinting, too. Look for the cocker spaniel.
In 1980 at the Olympic Training Center, I was shown the hip thrust, and I laughed at it. I kept bumping into hip thrusts year after year, and ignored them. I was wrong. Here you go: Bret Contreras on the hip thrust.
Publisher’s note: Dan's new book, Can You Go?, heads into typesetting tomorrow. You can expect to see it in May.
Meanwhile, we're releasing a new DVD next week called Hacking the Hinge, by Charlie Weingroff and Mark Cheng.
We'll get you some preview clips in next week's edition of Wandering Weights.