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by Danny John
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hanging with Shaf
Replies: 68
Views: 15109

Re: Hanging with Shaf

That might be the best thing to come out of the barefoot movement...yes, they went too far...but the idea that the feet and ankles are marvelous pieces of machinery (Born to Run goes into this to death) but that they also need to be freed to do their job(s).
by Danny John
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hanging with Shaf
Replies: 68
Views: 15109

Re: Hanging with Shaf

I will work on the charts and graphs immediately.
by Danny John
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hanging with Shaf
Replies: 68
Views: 15109

Re: Hanging with Shaf

That's why I thought this presentation, Matt Shadeed – Arkansas State University - Multi – Directional Movement Skills, really helped with Cal's point. I think ankles, like wrists, need the right amount of mobility. If you have some old issue that stops you from rolling this way or that, it will mak...
by Danny John
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hanging with Shaf
Replies: 68
Views: 15109

Re: Hanging with Shaf

David, you don't have to shit on everything I post, but I wanted to sum up a few points from the weekend that a lot of people could use. The Glute thing alone was worth the trip...focusing on squeezing the Glute versus, for example, squeezing the abs seems to help squats, split squats and general st...
by Danny John
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hanging with Shaf
Replies: 68
Views: 15109

Hanging with Shaf

I had a great time in Houston. I didn't get a chance to spend time with Shaf and the family (one must sing for their supper!), but Cal Dietz and Chad and all the rest really lit up my brain. One thing that both Shaf and I agreed was this insight on ankles from Cal. We do Steve Ilg's Vents almost dai...
by Danny John
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Masters PL--Best Practices
Replies: 56
Views: 10340

Re: Masters PL--Best Practices

Vince McConnell said this about training after 50: There’s a difference in training age . . . and the number of candles on your upcoming birthday cake. Training is a microcosm of life . . . there are greater consequences to doing stupid, ego-driven things at 50 than there are at 20. Each training se...
by Danny John
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Resistance band recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 5548

Re: Resistance band recommendations

I pick up a handful of the minis every year at Perform Better as we seem to go through them quickly. On the big bands, I have Sorinex and a company from Austria (Intelligent Strength) but we seem to really run hot and cold on using them. (I do use those BFS chains for a lot of barbell work, but I do...
by Danny John
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Low intensity bench press program
Replies: 33
Views: 8400

Re: Low intensity bench press program

There was an Olympic lifting program like this in the late 1970s. With the O lifts, the idea was to have such a foundation of quality lifts that, I guess, the lifter would explode during the meets. But, the bench is so much simpler, I just don't see where the max would come from here. I enjoy readin...
by Danny John
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: The Soul is Greater Than the World
Replies: 13
Views: 3448

Re: The Soul is Greater Than the World

John Powell told me there are probably weeks on film of he and Ricky training. They make it look like a day or so, but it was three weeks. If you buy the DVD, you get a couple of other documentaries, too, which are pretty amazing about life and history. The documentary was the reason John made the V...
by Danny John
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: TRX routine for the older gentleman
Replies: 10
Views: 4634

Re: TRX routine for the older gentleman

Big body stretches and assisted squats are great with TRX. It's a central part of our training for everybody. Just by moving the feet you can add or drop load. If someone comes up with a program for yoga with TRX they could do well. For strength, the Ts and the Ys and the rows, both two and one hand...
by Danny John
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Norwegian study on Powerlifting Frequency
Replies: 50
Views: 13619

Re: Norwegian study on Powerlifting Frequency

When I did/do ES or the 40 Day, I always choose something like the Thick Bar DL that insures that the load won't get out of line. Oddly, the thick bar DL is the exercise that I had my biggest jump, percentage wise and maybe in just load too, doing this: 265 to 315. I was using the Rosenberg Bars, so...
by Danny John
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Norwegian study on Powerlifting Frequency
Replies: 50
Views: 13619

Re: Norwegian study on Powerlifting Frequency

Push, Pull and Squat seem to improve with reps and frequency. I don't know of a Pull Up program that doesn't work the volume issue. Squatting daily seems to help squats. Norb said "Press" to improve the Press. The hinges, including DLs, seem to live in their own world. Farmer Walks improve DLs for s...
by Danny John
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: ETK+
Replies: 6
Views: 4668

Re: ETK+

Here is an overview that MIke and I wrote:
http://www.strongfirst.com/things-are-g ... rew-it-up/

I won't have great access to the net, but if you want more, email me.
by Danny John
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Training a teen shotputter
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

Re: Training a teen shotputter

My point was "yes," it relates to Highland Games. In fact, it might be the best thing an HGer can do is think "Ground Up." When I got my LWFD really far, all I was doing was moving my feet. So, that was discus throwing in the essence.
by Danny John
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Training a teen shotputter
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

Re: Training a teen shotputter

Well, bikejames.com has a new pedal that he argues makes you use the whole foot. So, the million dollar question, if your feet are like spring steel, you can just use a tiny pedal. The rest of us, according to James, needs a full pedal. With throwers, we can stabilize you with tech changes or by imp...
by Danny John
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Training a teen shotputter
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

Re: Training a teen shotputter

The research on suitcase carries...one arm farmer walks...and anti-rotation really makes sense. Discus throwers and shot putters can get a lot of work in doing Loaded Carries. One other thing that Taylor Lewis teaches: Standing on your left foot, reach down and touch it with your right hand. This is...
by Danny John
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Training a teen shotputter
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

Re: Training a teen shotputter

A few things: overweight standing throws really help. We had the head of a Scottish Hammer, the 22 and the boys did a lot of stands with that. The standing throw is Lift-Turn-Punch and the big ball teaches the lift and the turn. Getting a sand bag or vest to practice multi-glides helps, but what cha...
by Danny John
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dan John game-changer strength standards
Replies: 140
Views: 30578

Re: Dan John game-changer strength standards

"I think, too, that there's an issue of terminology. "Strong enough that strength is not your problem" connotes something very different from "game changer."" That is a point I tried to make earlier, but you are right. The key to the standards really isn't so much that you destroy one or two, just t...
by Danny John
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dan John game-changer strength standards
Replies: 140
Views: 30578

Re: Dan John game-changer strength standards

Right. So using the standards as a goal makes sense to me, if I understand this fully. When I first lifted, we had Levels in O lifting and guys would go to meets and try to make a lift just to pop up into the next rung. Any time you have something like this, it really seems to work. Nick Rains has s...
by Danny John
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dan John game-changer strength standards
Replies: 140
Views: 30578

Re: Dan John game-changer strength standards

ccrow, I think Shaf was there...and Gary...when the 15 numbers got into the program. Wil Heffernan came out to the house and we all trained for three days. I had much higher numbers for reps and percents and just flat out load (like you "must" clean 200 or whatever). Wil is the one who really got me...
by Danny John
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dan John game-changer strength standards
Replies: 140
Views: 30578

Re: Dan John game-changer strength standards

I'm not sure how this fits into the fact one can't lift as much as a typical 16 year old boy, but "Yeah, for us/me."