35 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 35 - Single Leg Training, Deadlift Bar Height, My Favorite Exercise, and More

    EP 35 - Single Leg Training, Deadlift Bar Height, My Favorite Exercise, and More

    This episode took a little extra work on the backend, but we got it done! In this episode, I discuss the 10,000 Swing Challenge, my new [Resource Workshop](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCi_zry5JCc), lat activation, my experiences with my hip replacements, my primary assessment tool, the proper deadlift bar height, how coaches should transition to online training, my favorite exercise, my thoughts on single leg training, recovery, and my favorite non-fiction books. I hope you enjoy it!

    As always, thanks for listening!

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

    • 49 min
    EP 34 - Cold Therapy, Lean Body Mass, Bodyweight Training, and More

    EP 34 - Cold Therapy, Lean Body Mass, Bodyweight Training, and More

    We're starting to see some silver linings come out of this crisis we are all in. I discuss those briefly at the start of this podcast and then get into your questions. This week they cover hot and cold therapies, building lean body mass, bodyweight training for athletes, press variations that help with overhead pressing, off season training for wrestlers, whether a degree is valuable to strength coaches, situps, and an overhead pressing program template. I hope you enjoy.

    As always, thanks for listening!

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    • 42 min
    EP 33 - Deprivation Increases Capacity, Developing Speed, Hand Care, and More

    EP 33 - Deprivation Increases Capacity, Developing Speed, Hand Care, and More

    Well, my coffee maker broke this morning. It got me thinking about how deprivation often increases capacity. I also answer your questions about developing speed as a sprinter, compressing rest periods, hand and wrist care, resting during MMS squats, and we have a couple reports from listeners on results with the 10,000 swing challenge and Tabata front squats. I hope you enjoy.

    As always, thanks for listening!

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    • 29 min
    EP 32 - Another Coronavirus Update, Your Questions, and Feedback

    EP 32 - Another Coronavirus Update, Your Questions, and Feedback

    I start this episode with a few more thoughts about the coronavirus and the long and short-term lessons we can learn from it. We also added a special discount code to the website, so you can try it out at a discounted price while everyone is at home avoiding the gym. Use code CORONA and you'll receive 3 months for $29 dollars.

    Your questions this week range from which protein powder to use on the Velocity Diet, breathing through your nose, rest periods, what medium training is, and we have an update on one of the programs I recommended in a previous episode. I hope you enjoy.

    As always, thanks for listening!

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    • 34 min
    EP 31 - Coronavirus Update, Your Questions, and Feedback

    EP 31 - Coronavirus Update, Your Questions, and Feedback

    This is a special Coronavirus addition. I start the episode with a few comments and things to think about with this global pandemic. We hope everyone is able to stay as safe as possible and take care of each other. As always, I answer your questions as well and we had some really good ones this week. The topics include: fasting windows, the floor press, what vegetables are, sumo deadlifts, and Bigger Faster Stronger. Finally, we have an update from Nigel on how his training in the middle of his fast is going.

    As always, thanks for listening!

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    • 43 min
    EP 30 - Keys to Success, Squats for Runners, Knee Tucks, and More

    EP 30 - Keys to Success, Squats for Runners, Knee Tucks, and More

    I start this episode off with a discussion on my keys to success. It's really important and I hope you'll at least listen to those 10 minutes or so. After that, I get into your questions and this week they include topics like: squatting for runners, ego getting in the way of proper training, training around knee pain, developing knee tucks, and muscle imbalances. I hope you enjoy!

    As always, thanks for listening!

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    • 30 min

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A must listen for any coach and athlete

Dan’s ability to simplify the often over complicated is amazing. His experience flows through his words and the thing I like the most is that Dan provides lessons and insights for life away from the weight room.

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I wish Dan John was my uncle

I don’t know how he does it but every time I listen to this podcast, Dan gives me the wisdom I need, right when I need it. Thank you Dan!

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