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Author: Dan John

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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.
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0:00 - Intro1:19 - Why Bench Is Popular5:33 - Working Around Bad Elbow7:13 - Litviwalks9:09 - Left - Right Asymmetry11:27 - Losing Weight without Muscle14:27 - Toughen Rib Cage15:24 - Snapacity for Golf18:40 - Breaking Lifting Records20:37 - Training with Young Childrenhttps://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohnEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Intro0:22 - Stretched Ligaments3:45 - General Fitness Program6:06 - Imaginary Mentors10:59 - Heels Only Olympic Lifting14:49 - Wide Stance Swings17:39 - College Basketball Training20:39 - Wanting Training Variety23:21 - Climbing and Firefighting25:45 - Making Deadlifts HarderEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Intro0:30 - After Easy Strength3:12 - Heavy RDLs5:32 - Vertical Jump Training9:03 - Duck Feet Corrections11:39 - Fat Loss Tips14:46 - Dreams or Practical?20:19 - Competition Anxiety24:32 - Tumbling for Football28:26 - Good Enough31:53 - Favorite Track Books34:38 - Proper Rep SchemesEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Intro0:19 - Order of TGU2:53 - Rowing Strength Program5:47 - ES Order of Exercises7:47 - Indian Clubs9:06 - ES4FL Rest Periods12:32 - KBs without a Program14:46 - MMS After Brain Surgery17:12 - Dinnie KBs Deadlift19:19 - KB DLs Bad for the Back?20:38 - ES for Super Total22:25 - Uneven KB Front Squats23:52 - Sots PressesEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Intro0:25 - Light Weight Easy Strength2:50 - Paddle Sports4:24 - Single Leg Training7:39 - Hypertrophy with Olympic Lifts9:04 - Career Advice12:23 - Competition Warm Ups18:47 - Arm Wrestling22:04 - Olympic Lifting W/O a Bar24:01 - Upset Kids in Sports26:28 - KB Shopping27:44 - Diastasis Recti29:14 - RV Training Equipment31:04 - Fencing TrainingEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Intro0:22 - Police Fitness Test4:28 - Long Rest Periods7:10 - Risks of Ankle Weights9:12 - Improving Your Front Squat10:49 - Box Squats for a Bad Back13:06 - Which Workout Generator15:49 - KB Snatches / One Arm Swings17:47 - Lower Calorie with Mass Gain19:50 - Loosening Hamstrings23:54 - Back Bridging25:10 - High School S&C27:14 - Explosiveness without O Lifts29:18 - Training for Tennis32:07 - ClosingEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Kettlebell Certs3:33 - Low Responders6:56 - 3 Day Easy Strength10:21 - Strength without Mass Loss13:11 - KBs and Kilts14:10 - Substance Abuse18:34 - Irish and Scots20:45 - Young Baseball Training23:27 - Track for Baseball25:32 - PSA from Listener28:20 - Gymnastics + KBs30:13 - Walking vs Heavy Bag32:03 - Is Farm Work Easy Strength?Enjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - Intro0:24 - Couch Stretch3:11 - Machine Based Training4:57 - Killer Apps for Elderly6:46 - Programming Bent Presses9:46 - Truck Driver Fitness12:32 - Hypertrophy or ES15:24 - Big 21 for Deadlift20:04 - Lifting Belts22:15 - Glute ActivationEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Intro0:29 - Keeping Up with the Kids5:36 - Knee Surgery Rehab9:52 - Undoing Desk Work13:54 - Rep Ranges by Gender20:04 - When to Increase KB Weight22:41 - Walk Immediately after Lift25:14 - Accessory Work26:52 - Should I Buy a Rower30:01 - KB or Barbell for DeadliftsEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohnEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
https://www.patreon.com/coachdanjohn0:00 - Rotator Cuff Work2:24 - Training for Laziness5:39 - Kegels?6:01 - Brain Exercises?7:05 - Why 2-3-5?8:45 - Multi-Event Training11:37 - Strongman OLAD15:02 - Auto Racing Fitness17:45 - Hanging Feedback19:42 - Depression AdviceEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - Getting In Shape After Divorce3:06 - Do Variations Help My Lift?6:30 - Working Out Before Game Day10:02 - Value of Horizontal Rowing11:20 - Humane Burpee with Presses13:43 - Not Bench and Not OHP15:45 - Transitioning to Night Shift18:41 - My NFL Combine Test22:13 - KB Snatch Bicep Hypertrophy23:56 - Hernia Issues26:54 - Elbows Up in the Clean28:47 - Bulgarian Training Method?30:02 - Swing as a Pull?Enjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - Golf Power2:11 - Falling Asleep5:55 - Headaches During Squats8:05 - Is Benching Required?9:35 - Standards for Girls11:13 - Chi?14:05 - Linear Progression16:57 - Push Press or Press18:31 - Jumping Rope19:49 - Building Muscle at 4022:31 - Wrestling Prep23:52 - What about HIIT25:29 - Backward Carries26:38 - Police Academy Prep
0:00 - Conditioning Programming3:05 - Strength Standards Programming5:31 - Strength in Cardio Workouts8:33 - Zero Calorie Drinks11:03 - Weighted Step Ups12:34 - Outside the Leg Swings14:33 - Dorm Workouts17:18 - Grip Weakness19:51 - Starting Again at 63Enjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - Progressing Rucking4:02 - Shoveling Gravel?7:00 - Fan Bikes9:21 - Finding a Good Surgeon12:17 - MMS vs. Evolutionary Training15:13 - Becoming a KB InstructorEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - Strength Training Scientific Research3:49 - From Dad, To Grad Updates4:59 - Other Challenges7:22 - German Volume Training9:07 - What's After 10,000 Swings?13:21 - Parent / Coach RelationshipsEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - Empty Get Ups2:33 - Maintaining Strength without a Heavy Bar7:17 - Weighted Chin Ups9:05 - Easy Strength Calories11:24 - Humane Burpee for Rounds15:05 - Surfing and Grappling17:23 - Mt. Climbing Program Feedback21:37 - Breathing During Kb Swings24:54 - Deadlift with 10,000 Swings26:46 - Working around Shift WorkEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - A Little Rant4:47 - One Arm Push Ups6:00 - 400lb Back Squat with KBs?9:39 - Off Season Golf Training14:49 - Is the Deadlift Worth It?18:27 - Recovering from Covid22:33 - Maintaining Strength Endurance27:07 - Improving T-Spine Mobility30:09 - Finger PoppingEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
00:00 - Easy Strength Squats04:22 - Varied Lifts in Easy Strength06:39 - Training with Leg Injuries09:52 - Yearly Programming11:33 - Training Affecting Hip Replacements14:24 - How to Test 1RM17:06 - Programming Metcons19:54 - Beyond 1,000 Swings per Day22:16 - Training for Longevity25:57 - Power Curls as Pulling27:01 - Progressing Swing29:06 - Strength after Easy StrengthEnjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
0:00 - Why Don't Squats Work?03:43 - When to Train 2 Times per Week06:36 - Fixing Posture07:40 - Dealing with Motivation09:57 - Physical Training / Mental Development14:03 - Strength for Ultra-Running16:48 - How Do I Add Mass?19:09 - Testing Clients22:33 - Training Mom24:07 - 6x1 with KBs26:18 - Percentages or Easy Strength?Enjoy!---Have a question? Send it to podcast@danjohnuniversity.com[Dan John University](https://www.danjohnuniversity.com)
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