Never Let Go - A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning


How much do I want to read more? 8/10

This is an intriguing and unconventional book about fitness.
It's like mixing wisdom and health and strength, life philosophy.
The author thought he was not meant to be strong phisically, then he read books and learned, and teached.


Introduction - Pavel Tsatsouline

Any scientist who can’t explain to an eight-year-old what he is doing is a charlatan.
chooses Latin words to impress, not to communicate.
Not Dan John. Having reached the deepest understanding of his subject, this coach extraordinaire has no need to impress, only the desire to teach.
When it comes to teaching strength, Dan John has no superiors and only a handful of equals such as Marty Gallagher or Arkady Vorobyev.

Foreword - Dave Draper

He’s intelligent, sharp and creative. He teaches, he coaches, he writes and he speaks.
Lucky you! You’re about to become bigger, stronger, faster and robustly entertained.

Preface

The workouts with brothers and friends consisted of simply doing that movement long enough for everybody to hoist as much as they could lift.
I was lagging behind. I needed to go to the library.
I found a book that changed my life: Eliot Asinof’s Seven Days to Sunday.
about a linebacker named Ken Avery. He was undersized, and by working harder than anyone else and looking for answers in other disciplines, he ended up playing in what could easily be the most competitive level of sport in the world, the National Football League.

I discovered that my ignorance of basic diet was going to prevent long-term progress.
I never stopped reading. I never stopped listening. I never stopped learning.

For years I have been preaching the following points.

  1. The Body is One Piece.
  2. There are three kinds of strength training:
  1. All training is complementary.

Like Parsifal of the legend of the Holy Grail, the thing you search for is usually right there.

Free Will and Free Weights