76 episodes

Conversations on strength, health, fitness, life, coaching, and anything else that comes up.

Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.

Dan has written 14 books and has been coaching for over 40 years. He is a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share it freely.

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Conversations on strength, health, fitness, life, coaching, and anything else that comes up.

Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.

Dan has written 14 books and has been coaching for over 40 years. He is a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share it freely.

    EP 70 - Helping Mom, Training after Covid, BGBSs and More

    EP 70 - Helping Mom, Training after Covid, BGBSs and More

    0:00 - Training Priorities
    4:58 - Does My Daughter Need to Olympic Lift
    6:37 - Training After Covid
    9:40 - Olympic and Power Lifts
    11:34 - Teaching My Mom KBs
    13:55 - Teaching Mom to Squat
    16:05 - Hip Thrusts and BGBSs
    19:47 - KB Overhead Squats
    21:53 - Warm Ups for Lifting Competition
    25:30 - Learning Olympic Lifts as an Adult
    27:21 - Updates to Strength Standards

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    [Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)

    • 31 min
    EP 69 - Burnout, 5x5 or 3x8, Triple Extension Swings, and More

    EP 69 - Burnout, 5x5 or 3x8, Triple Extension Swings, and More

    Increasing Your Plank Hold Time - 0:00
    Work Capacity Training - 03:58
    Post Hernia Training - 08:42
    Why Snatch Instead of Clean - 11:24
    Dealing with Burnout - 13:27
    Collarbone Pain While Cleaning - 19:09
    Do Party Tricks Build Strength? - 21:24
    5x5 or 3x8? - 22:42
    Training Around a Shoulder Injury - 25:16
    Wrestling and Firefighting - 28:10
    Triple Extension Swing - 31:21
    Lat Activation in Pull Ups - 32:57
    What I Learned from Real Soviets - 36:22

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    • 41 min
    EP 68 - Hinge Angles, Pressing Problems, Bodyweight Easy Strength, and More

    EP 68 - Hinge Angles, Pressing Problems, Bodyweight Easy Strength, and More

    0:00 - Kettlebell Hinge Angle
    2:07 - What Is Hypertrophy Work
    6:03 - Easy Strength Before MMS
    8:47 - Pressing Problems
    13:10 - Mom Training at Home
    15:10 - Does Biorthem Matter?
    17:13 - MMS Without Shakes
    19:20 - Is Eating Meat Ethical?
    22:00 - Bodyweight Easy Strength
    24:56 - Training My Son at Home



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    • 30 min
    EP 67 - What KBs to Buy, Push Up Challenges, and More

    EP 67 - What KBs to Buy, Push Up Challenges, and More

    0:00 - Preparing for Mass Made Simple
    2:24 - What is the next KB I should buy?
    4:22 - Fat Loss Workout Generator Schedule
    7:35 - Winning a Push Up Challenge
    11:00 - Backward Loaded Carries
    13:21 - Training for Strength and Endurance
    15:44 - Rotating Exercises in Easy Strength
    14:50 - Loaded Carry Questions

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    • 25 min
    EP 66 - Off Seasons, Olympic Lifting, Indoor Cardio, and more

    EP 66 - Off Seasons, Olympic Lifting, Indoor Cardio, and more

    0:00 - Training Through Pregnancy
    4:17 - Cardio with Bad Air Quality
    7:24 - What to look for in a Personal Trainer
    11:30 - Should You Add Salt to Your Water
    14:56 - Strength Training for Parkour
    17:44 - How I got into Kettlebells
    21:27 - Training after a Professional Football Career
    24:33 - Drills for Getting Under the Bar
    28:56 - Training HR in the 10,000 Swing Challenge
    32:02 - Grip Affecting Strength Development
    33:57 - Strength Training for Martial Artists
    36:27 - What I mean by Off Season
    39:51 - Are Front Squats Enough?

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    [Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)

    • 41 min
    EP 65 - Fixed Weights, Fasting Before Workouts, and more

    EP 65 - Fixed Weights, Fasting Before Workouts, and more

    0:00 - Glute Activation
    2:36 - Pull Ups and Hill Sprints
    4:22 - Starting Pull Up Training
    7:33 - Loaded Carries on Sand
    9:32 - Doing Mass Made Simple as a Group
    11:23 - Not Training Hard Enough Worries
    13:03 - Fixing Caving Knees
    14:41 - Qualities of Great Coaches
    17:34 - Worry about Now What?
    22:17 - Maintaining Reasonable Strength Levels

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    [Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)

    • 28 min

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