DVD Review: Dan John’s Intervention
I wanted to write a good review for Dan John’s DVD “Intervention”. Its three and a half hours of non-stop quality material covering everything from…..well it seems to cover everything.
I guess the most concise way to say it is that it covers the art and practice of actually coaching. There is a good amount of information on the mechanics of movement and developing proficiency and awareness, but that really is not the point.
The point is more on the development of people as well rounded healthy and functioning athletes and human beings.
Honestly, its not just laziness when I say that there is far too much information to cover in a review. Dan John covers a tremendous amount of topics from goals, to fat loss, to training youth athletes, to Litvinov’s, to Bulgarian Goat Bag Swings, to the proper application of corrective training, to the proper balance between work-rest-play-pray.
If you are familiar with Dan John’s work, you’ll realize that a lot of the material is not new to this DVD set. Not that it’s just a greatest hits compilation, but Dan has been teaching and practicing the same message for the three years I’ve been following his stuff.
The amazing thing about Dan John is how simple he makes all of this. Makes sense since his tagline is “I said it was simple, not easy.” However, its really impressive and eye opening for me to read or watch a lecture from someone who can do that.
I am terrible at over complicating things. I can take something as simple as walking and make it a befuddled studied in the asinine.
Dan John takes the questions that defeat super computers and answers it in about three hours. Its really entertaining and eye opening to watch and learn from someone who probably the best teacher in the entire strength and conditioning field.