103 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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    • Health & Fitness

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 96 - Loaded Marches, Too Much Slop, Percentages, and More

    EP 96 - Loaded Marches, Too Much Slop, Percentages, and More

    0:00 - Intro
    0:18 - KB Training for Swimming
    2:37 - Loaded Marches
    3:19 - Too Much Slop?
    7:36 - Original Strength In or After?
    10:20 - Training Around Torn Calluses
    11:13 - Extra Wide KB Cleans
    13:21 - Gauging Load without Percents
    16:57 - Sandbag Complexes

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

    • 19 min
    EP 95 - Hack Squats, Squat Range of Motion, and More

    EP 95 - Hack Squats, Squat Range of Motion, and More

    0:00 - Intro
    0:42 - Squat Range of Motion
    3:59 - Dancer Body Comp
    6:58 - Hack Squats
    9:54 - Bodyweight Rep Failure
    11:06 - Learning Handstand Push Ups
    12:51 - Working Around Elbow Injury
    16:05 - Training My Wife and Brother
    19:57 - Military Obstacle Course
    21:57 - Pressing the 28kg KB

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    • 24 min
    EP 94 - "Normal" Physiques, Starting as a Coach, Jack LaLanne, and More

    EP 94 - "Normal" Physiques, Starting as a Coach, Jack LaLanne, and More

    0:00 - Intro
    0:11 - Training With My Son
    3:12 - KB Clean for an Hour
    5:47 - "Normal" Physique
    8:39 - Starting as a Coach
    12:47 - Programming Sled Work
    16:30 - Jack LaLanne's Fitness
    20:08 - Too Serious with Clients
    24:03 - Another Beginner Coach
    29:33 - Programming KB Movements0:00 - Intro
    0:11 - Training With My Son
    3:12 - KB Clean for an Hour
    5:47 - "Normal" Physique
    8:39 - Starting as a Coach
    12:47 - Programming Sled Work
    16:30 - Jack LaLanne's Fitness
    20:08 - Too Serious with Clients
    24:03 - Another Beginner Coach
    29:33 - Programming KB Movements

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    • 31 min
    EP 93 - Swings for Power, Skinny Fat, Random Workouts, and More

    EP 93 - Swings for Power, Skinny Fat, Random Workouts, and More

    0:00 - Intro
    0:30 - My Weightlifting Competition
    3:50 - Swings for Power
    7:39 - Fixing Skinny Fat
    11:31 - Youth Basketball Training
    16:01 - Too Much Overhead with ES
    17:34 - Are Random Workouts Okay?
    20:08 - Transformation Program for BJJ
    23:48 - Training My Beginner Wife
    26:16 - Building Community
    27:58 - Training My Mom

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    • 30 min
    EP 92 - 10,000 Snatches, Core, Grip Strength, and More

    EP 92 - 10,000 Snatches, Core, Grip Strength, and More

    0:00 - Intro
    0:24 - What's Good Fitness Knowledge?
    8:41 - 10,000 Snatch Challenge?
    10:14 - Mental State when Injured
    14:35 - Somatic Exercises
    18:15 - What Is Core?
    21:17 - Always Training All Out
    24:05 - Grip Strength Training
    26:08 - Pec Minor Stretch
    28:30 - Feet Angle when Training
    30:52 - Exercise Variation

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    • 34 min
    EP 91 - Litviwalks, Benching, Asymmetries, and More

    EP 91 - Litviwalks, Benching, Asymmetries, and More

    0:00 - Intro
    1:19 - Why Bench Is Popular
    5:33 - Working Around Bad Elbow
    7:13 - Litviwalks
    9:09 - Left - Right Asymmetry
    11:27 - Losing Weight without Muscle
    14:27 - Toughen Rib Cage
    15:24 - Snapacity for Golf
    18:40 - Breaking Lifting Records
    20:37 - Training with Young Children

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    • 23 min

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