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Review: Never Let Go by Dan John 
18th-Mar-2012 04:48 pm
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Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and LearningNever Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning by Dan John

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book somewhat betrays its origin as a series of posts from Dan John's blog. There's occasional repetition between chapters, and the emphasis is on short, easily digestible chunks of information rather than long considered discussions.

Having said that, what this means is that you get a lot of short, easily digestible chunks of information from a guy who has years of experience in strength training and teaching strength training. If you want a specific workout program, this is not really the book for that. But if you want ideas about training philosophy, motivation, program design, and how to honestly assess whether you're making progress towards your goals, this book is great for that. (The book also has some ideas about weight-loss that frankly strike me as a little loopy, but Dan John's probably got a lower body-fat percentage that I do, so I guess it works for him.)

Some of the stuff in this book was quite frankly over my head. I expect I'll be able to go back to this book in a few years when I'm a more experienced lifter, and gain a whole new set of insights.

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