After a great weekend at HENCH gym with Rory, Sean and the rest of the HENCH crew, I thought I’d write a few words to sum up my experience.
I’ve attended quite a few seminars in the last 18 months the main ones being LTT8 with ELITEFTS in the US and the Juggernaut one held by Brandon Lilly and Chad Smith in Ireland last year.
Both of these were a great experience and I certainly learnt and took new information from them, not to mention meeting some really awesome people.
I have always admired Dan Green, who wouldn’t, the man is one of the most successful powerlifters breathing and his lifting style is pretty awesome.
If I’m being totally honest I thought it would be similar to the other seminars I have attended and I would have been happy walking away with a couple of ideas and 1 or 2 tips.
I would consider myself pretty loyal to a lot of the Westside principles and still are. The principles have worked very well for me over the last couple of years and the numbers my athletes have produced in such a short amount of time can back it up.
However, I don’t believe in the saying “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it”, that’s for people who are content and generally don’t want to excel. If there is a better way, then do it, don’t let certain principles or stubbornness get in the way.
A lot of the exercises and even some of the layout Dan told us related to what we already do at ABS. However, I was really impressed with the way he structured his training and went in to great detail about how it works and why things are planned that way.
His logic and lifting knowledge was exceptional and I was really impressed how focused he was on delivering good, clear information that you could take away. He also managed to do this by not attacking other training methods and systems which I found quite humbling considering he’s tried others and they haven’t worked for him personally.
Overall this was a really good seminar and a great day at HENCH gym. Dan comes across as a very genuine guy, and even when the seminar was over and a few of us stayed behind to train with him, he was still watching people from a distance lifting despite training himself and talking and speaking for 7 hours with only a 15 minute break.
Next up for myself and the ABS Gym is the Layne Norton seminar which we are hosting on May 13th.
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