Review Comment

Strength Training

April 22, 2004

Cavanaugh, John
Strength Training

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What can I say? If you're looking at a Culpa rating for a phys-ed instructor, you probably have a lot of time on your hands. That said, let me say that Coach Cav is probably the best instructor you can have.

He's consistent because he always wears the same shorts with a dumbell on them and the same long-sleeved t-shirt which reads "ROAR."

He's complex. If you manage to get into an intellectual conversation with Coach, he'll impress you with his vast knowledge of Vietnam and the mating patterns of various birds.

He's committed. Coach always makes it out to gym class, rain or shine. It's a tough job, but hell, someone's got to do it.

And so you see, phys-ed is not only about failing and passing. It's about having instructors like Coach who improve the quality of life for every student at Columbia.

Workload:

Coach really pushes you to the limit. If you believe in the word of Coach, then I'm sure you'll get the body you want.

January 20, 2004

Dasbach, Kurt Silver_nugget
Strength Training

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I was thrilled with Kurt's class. He's a knowledgeable instructor and very easy going. If you can finagle a way into strength training with Kurt, I suggest you do so while you can--his classes tend to be cramped dwellings. He's upfront and honest, and doesn't play any tricks (he'll expect the same of you). I rate this instructor A+.

Workload:

The workload is fine, except for that load of weights!

January 18, 2004

Dasbach, Kurt Silver_nugget
Strength Training

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He's a great professor. Very nice, very helpful. He tries to learn everybody's names. Don't try to fool him, he'll notice. If you ask, he'll help. He tries to create a program that fits your needs or wants. Overall, an excellent professor.

Workload:

Attendance - you can have 6 cuts. A late is a half-cut. He'll know if you don't attend.

January 17, 2004

Cavanaugh, John
Strength Training

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There's no question about it... Coach's class is challenging. He's always testing your ability to leg press and curl iron. But above all, he's testing heart. If you got heart, you'll be good in Coach's class. Bring a pair of gym shorts and be ready to work.

Workload:

heavy, considerable at times. Just keep your chin up and drink lots of gatorade.

June 07, 2003

Dasbach, Kurt Silver_nugget
Strength Training

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The last review was incredible. I can't stress enough how helpful that reviewer was. Because of the previous review, I elected to take Kurt's class. It was an excellent ride.

Just don't trick him, and you'll be fine.

Workload:

Judge Croc rules: time-consuming and a brain teaser, but worth your while.

May 06, 2003

Dasbach, Kurt Silver_nugget
Strength Training

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this class is a good time. kurt is a personable instructor, and he'll help you tailor a program to fit your needs or wants. although he walks about giving the occasional unsolicited advice or adjustment, he's not meddlesome. kurt pretty much keeps to himself, but he's helpful and a good resource as he also knows quite a bit about forms of exercise other than strength training.

watch out: kurt does Not lead a group warm-up (it's just not what he believes), so if you're looking for one of those, don't take his class.

Workload:

attendance, don't faire the sneak out.

November 15, 2001

Chandraratna, Previn
Strength Training

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Previn is a really funny guy, and he is very knowledgable as far as weight training goes. He walks around during the class, so make sure you're actually working out or at least sitting on a machine. He's pretty lenient and a lot of fun, and he's very helpful with tips about excercises and ways to tone and strengthen whatever part of your body you're interested in fixing up. Incidentally, he's also got a great body, and he's nice to look at, too.

Workload:

Fifty minutes of weight lifting with a warmup in the beginning, but some people arrive after or during the warmup and before class is actually "over".

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