All the presenters did an awesome job. I had no problem with anyone going over. We needed more time for everything!
Chris Shugart: You woke up everyone with your presentation. Absolutely hilarious! "Front Butt" is becoming an epidemic. I can't wait to get the new special rubber band set from T-Nation soon! Great trick for stopping negative thoughts. As mentioned, the mind is very powerful.
[u]"We are what we think about all day."[/u]
This is so true. A good portion of my day is spent thinking about my upcoming training and eating correctly. This is a huge influence in my life. Now, I just need to make it a part of my career.
I also believe that you do have to get angry in order to fire yourself up to make changes. It works every time.
It's also amazing how people will try to sabotage your training/eating with various comments that make it seem like they care, but they don't.
I hope to hear more talks from you in future seminars.
Dr. Ryan: Great presentation on lower back injuries. I think I was the only person who went to my hotel room and got a towel and rolled it up and put some rubber bands around it afterward. I used it for the rest of the day. Great trick to help the lower back, especially for those of us who work in front of a computer all day.
Loved the advice to help reduce back problems for those in a desk job: GET UP AND MOVE!
Alywn Cosgrove: Great presentation. I wish you had more time to go over stuff, but it was an eye opener. The back and forth between you and Tate was hilarious. Seeing you disagree with some of the programs on T-Nation was a riot! I agree with the quote about principles.
Also, putting it all together: Most people adapt in four weeks. Write programs not workouts. you can be world class at anything you want if you train/study for one hour a day for five years (or 2 hours a day for 2.5 years or 5 hours a day for one year).
[u]Dave Barr[/u]: Awesome presentation on the Anabolic Index! It was good to see how so many other meals (besides post workout) are so important to our goals of more muscle and strength. I think I will begin using a pre-workout drink along with my "delayed" post-workout drink and a very good breakfast or protein shake right after awakening. The night time feeding would be helpful too, if I can fit it in and not have issues.
Dan John: As usual. Awesome. I liked how you reinforced the "Spiral of Healthy, Hearty, Well and Wise" again. The four areas: Work, Play, Rest, Pray are very important to a balanced lifestyle and something I need to make sure I do more of. I told Stacey about your presentation, and she agreed. I definitely need more rest and more time to pray. I hope to correct that in the near future. All the other stuff in my notes is spot on. Thank you.
Dave Tate: Wow. The intensity, focus and energy he displayed was mind blowing. I was nearly afraid to sit in the front row when Tate was speaking. He looked like a raging bull ready to charge. I couldn't write down one thing from his presentation because I was so mesmerized by what he was saying. The only thing I can say is "shit, suck, good, great." And I'm not even sure if I got that down right. You have to see this man speak.
Phill: Again. Awesome job. Thank you for making this possible. I can't wait for the next one.
To TC, Laurie and Biotest, thank you for so many awesome items that we all received. Also, thanks to everyone who contributed something for the schwag giveaway. It was spectacular.