Dan John’s Everything’s Over My Head DVD
Just finished watching Dan John’s 3-DVD Set Everything’s Over My Head. The From the Ground Up e-book is also included for use on your computer.
The first part of the DVD is ‘Carried Away’. And it’s all about carrying and hauling things for GPP. Starting off with farmers and waiters walks. Couple interesting exercises, running with an 85lb rock, overhead walks, squat walks, and Dan’s most hated deadlift walks. he hates them so much, he says have someone else do them! That means they must really suck. So to bump up intensity a couple notches, a 150lb duffle bag filled with water softner type salt is added to the above exercises. And if that’s not enough for ya toss a sled into all the above. Yes including the duffle!!
Second part of the DVD is ‘From The Ground Up’. This part covers Dan’s method of teaching olympic lifts quickly. You even find out how Dan discovered the Goblet Squat on search for Holy Grail! There are many insightful tips including, ‘wiggle the toes’, the bag of potatoes squat, cues for the Romanian Deadlift and many more. Sets and reps? Just do them! That’s his advice.
The last part is ‘Everything’s Over My Head’. Starting off with some kettlebell get-up sit-up. Pressouts with barbell and kettlebell. Military presses. Learning the frog stance for learning. Jerks, not your neighbors(Dan is from SLC, his humor is well..Utahish). Combinations moves, different presses and jerks mixed up. Flexibility to get proper elbow height on clean position. Mixed training, combining track and field, kettlebells, olympic lifts, sprints, drags, etc. Ice cold showers during the workout. Strong man moves(some learned by accident). And finally Lexie squats!! Apparently people wanted the dog in the video’s more, so up in the air she goes!
Check out Dan John’s site www.danjohn.org and get this video set!
Who is this guy, anyway? Many people have asked “why do you talk like such an expert…who do you think you are?”
My official introduction Vita sounds like this:
“I picked up a barbell for the first time in about 1966 when my brothers bought a set from a local department store. It was the first time the world made sense to me and I have been lifting and throwing things since that day. And I thought I knew it all until I ventured out to the RKC training in San Jose. Newly humbled, I have begun a new journey of learning and lifting.”
You can also read my work at dragondoor.com and t-nation.com in the “articles” and magazines like Men’s Health and Outside. If you sneak over the border into Utah and want to work out, give me a shout.”
If you need my official “bio,” I usually send this out: Dan John is the Strength Coach and Head Track and Field Coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah and a full-time on-line religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri and contributing writer to “Men’s Health.” Originally from South San Francisco, Dan came to Utah to throw the discus for Utah State University and never left.
Dan has Masters degrees in history and in religious education, as well as intensive work at the American University in Cairo, University of Haifa, and Cornell. Dan has written articles for “Catechetical Update” and “Utah Historical Quarterly,” as well as being a columnist for the Intermountain Catholic. In addition, Dan writes articles for a variety of strength magazines and publishes a little newsletter called “Get Up” which registers up to a quarter of a million hits a month. Dan has been teaching for over thirty years.
At home, he is humbled by his lovely wife, Tiffini, whose middle name is not “long suffering” no matter how often it is repeated and his two daughters, Kelly and Lindsay. At home, Dan wins arguments with the goldfish, Cletus.
Currently, Dan is the reigning 50+ Master Pleasanton Highland Games champ, American 50-54 Discus Champ and holds the American Record in the Weight Pent and holds numerous National Championships in weightlifting and throwing and maintains a full-time free internet coaching site. For pics see:
Personal Bests and Championships…Competition Lifts and Throws ONLY!
- Snatch 314
- Dead lift 628
- Clean and Jerk 385
- Clean 402
- Discus 190′ 6″
- Hammer 201′ 6″
- Shot Put 51′ 9″
- Multiple State Champion (California and Utah) Discus, Hammer, Shot, Highland Games and Olympic Lifting
- National Masters Champ in Discus, Olympic Lifting and “Virtual” Highland Games
- Coached Multiple State Discus Champions (Utah) without a discus ring or throwing field
- Coach at John Powell Discus Camp since 1994
- Current American Record Holder in Masters Weight Pentathlon