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The Dan John Podcast

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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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United States

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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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English


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EP 255 - Hypertrophy, The Most Important Lift, Armor Building Complex, Programming & More

7/11/2024
00:00 - Intro 02:20 - The Most Important Lift for 50+ Years Old People 09:32 - Programming in HINGE Exercises 18:13 - Feeling SORE After Workouts 23:22 - Lifting Heavy With Sticking Gut 30:37 - Doing the ABC With A Barbell? 32:52 - Increasing VOLUME for Hypertrophy and Muscle Growth? ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:40:36

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EP 254 - 4 Week Bodybuilding, Dan's KB Collection, Night Workouts, Benefits of Kettlebells

7/4/2024
00:00 - Intro 01:50 - Dan John’s Kettlebell Collection 10:17 - Dan's Mindset When Deciding Between Career Options 22:29 - Dan John on Having Non-Traditional Rhythm Cadences 30:09 - Optimizing Night Shift Workouts to Stay Healthy, Strong, and Mobile 37:17 - Weight Training Around Your Sport 41:43 - The Real Value of Kettlebell Training 48:43 - Dan John’s 4-Week Hypertrophy Program ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:57:04

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EP 253 - Arnold Challenge, Best Program, 60+ Year Old Training, Explosive Strength & More

6/27/2024
00:00 - Intro 01:22 - The Best Way to Improve Shoulder Mobility 06:21 - Training During Fasting Periods 11:42 - Building Emotional Toughness with Exercise 17:53 - The Reasons Why Goblet Squats Are Great 22:15 - Doing the Arnold Challenge 29:15 - The Best Summer Strength Program 32:20 - Dan John on Taking Pre-Workout Supplements 37:43 - Training for 60-Year-Old Dad 42:54 - Weight Training for 60-Year-Old Ex-Athlete 47:50 - Explosive Strength and Speed Training WITHOUT Injuries ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:57:22

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EP 252 - Arnold, Mr. Universe, Goblet Squats, Sustainable Fitness, Best Exercises & More

6/20/2024
00:00 - Intro 01:15 - Future Successors to Dan John in Coaching 06:45 - Starting Sustainable Fitness and Diet for Older People 19:41 - Racked Squats vs. Goblet Squats 28:55 - Dan John on Arnold Becoming Mr. Universe 39:40 - Training for the USAWA Inman Mile 46:12 - Best Exercises to Create Some Shock Absorption 50:33 - Best Drills for Increased Strength 52:11 - Substituting Squats in Mass Made Simple 55:31 - The Best Exercises for Athleticism ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:01:03:03

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EP 251 - Gaining Muscle, ABC, Easy Strength, Armor Building Formula, General Fitness & More

6/13/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:50 - Ideal Training Paths for General Fitness 11:47 - The Best Technique for Maximum Kettlebell Snatches 20:39 - Adding 2-3 Sets of The ABC Complex Before Your Routine Workouts for Burning Fat 24:24 - Difference Between Barbell And Kettlebell Complexes, ABC with Barbells 29:11 - The Best Program for Maxing Out Conditioning for Health 32:12 - Dan John on Pulling Exercises in Easy Strength 36:59 - Creating a Versatile Training Program Inspired by Decathletes 42:27 - Gaining Muscle with Easy Strength 45:53 - Dan John's Transition from College Discus Throwing 50:05 - Improving Pressing Strength for the ABC Workout ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:54:01

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EP 250 - ABC Program, Intensity, Mass Made Simple, DOMS, Strength Standards & KB Work

6/6/2024
00:00 - Intro 02:12 - Restarting Strength Training After Traumas 13:26 - The Best Warm-Ups Before The ABC Program 23:07 - Mass Made Simple For Older People 29:22 - Helping Athletes Struggling with Intensity 38:27 - Dan John on Lenten Practice: Only Potatoes And Squat Snatches 43:25 - Learning Overhead Squats And Improving Mobility for Beginners 47:03 - Strength Standard For The KB See-Saw Press 48:53 - Kettlebell Work For Home Alongside Olympic Lifting 52:47 - Dan John on Regular DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) 58:17 - Kettlebell Clean&Press vs. Kettlebell Clean&Jerk 01:00:33 - Recovering From MAPS And Preventing Future Occurrences ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:01:06:08

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EP 249 - Swings, Easy Strength, GTG vs. Regular Training, Pullups & Excessive Training

5/30/2024
00:00 - Intro 01:11 - The Best Grip and Duration for Hanging Pull-ups 07:14 - Losing Weight with Easy Strength 17:03 - Using Easy Strength for Strongman Competition 22:48 - Working Out First Thing in the Morning 27:17 - Dan John on the 10K Swing Challenge Progress 30:49 - Dan John on Excessive Training for Young People 36:39 - Greasing the Groove vs. Regular Workouts 40:11 - Starting Strength Training ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:46:35

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EP 248 - Armor Building Complex, Kettlebell Weights, Easy Strength & Balancing Training

5/23/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:57 - Rep Schemes or Movements in Armor Building Complex 10:37 - Kettlebell Certification in Utah 13:05 - Increasing the Kettlebell Weight 22:48 - Improving ABC with KBs and The Role of This As A Finisher in RKC 30:01 - Cardio/Conditioning Standards 36:02 - Easy Strength As A Getting Back Into Training Program? 38:45 - Balancing Strength Training with Conditioning for Athletes 43:08 - Improving Mobility for Getting Under the Bar in Snatches and Cleans 46:25 - One-Arm Barbell Hinge Variations in Easy Strength? ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to ArmorBuildingFormula.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:49:59

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EP 247 - Bodybuilding Program, Improving Performance, Perfect Workout, Hardwiring & More...

5/16/2024
00:00 - Intro 01:18 - The Best Quickness Program for Basketball 11:06 - Next Steps After A Bodybuilding Program 20:19 - The Best Lifting Program for Cyclists 26:21 - Improving Performance for Senior Thrower at Big Meets 32:54 - Adding More to the Perfect Workout 38:07 - Dan John on Unhealthy Behaviors Blamed on Evolutionary "Hardwiring" 43:55 - The Best Hypertrophy Exercises and Squatting for Those with Low Back Injuries ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:53:36

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EP 246 - Which Kettlebell to Buy, Best Program for Fast Gains, Pull-Ups & Hypertrophy

5/9/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:41 - Pull-ups for Older People 06:33 - Best Program for RKC 12:37 - Buying 20 Kg Kettlebell vs. 28 Kg Kettlebell 14:34 - Ideal Squat Depth and Squat Variations 20:08 - Best Warm-Up Routine Before 2x5 23:36 - Ideal Rest Time During Sets 25:33 - Best Beginner Program for FAST Gains 32:24 - Gaining Strength & Hypertrophy Using Kettlebells ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:37:34

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EP 245 - Kettlebell Swing Benefits, Cardio, Kettlebell Halos, Best Exercises for GPP & More

5/2/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:48 - Combining Hip Thrusts With Chin-Up Rows for Cardio 09:31 - Training Effectively for Frisbee/Disc Sports 16:12 - Benefits of the Kettlebell Swing 21:11 - Balancing Kickbox Training with Strength and Muscle Gain 27:19 - Dan John on Kettlebell Halos 30:38 - Dan John on Bottoms Up Goblet Squat Curls 34:13 - Best Exercises for General Fitness 41:22 - Dan John on Rings Training ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:47:31

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EP 244 - Kettlebell Strength Training, Reverse Hyper, Easy Strength & Maximalist Training

4/25/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:50 - Integrating the Reverse Hyper Machine into the Easy Strength Program 06:48 - Strength Training Program with Kettlebells 11:59 - Managing Work, School, and Training with Limited Sleep 20:49 - Rotating ABC Into Your Workouts 24:55 - Dan John on General Physical Preparedness 28:54 - Dan John on Maximalist Training 37:13 - 3-Day Easy Strength Program 42:26 - Preparing to Compete Against Younger Competitors ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:48:05

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EP 243 - What the Hell Effect of Swings, Turkish Getups, Easy Strength & Humane Burpees

4/18/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:48 - Impact of WTH Effect With Kettlebell Swings on Swimmers 16:01 - The Reasons Why Traditional Strength Programs Don't Work 25:47 - Returning to Workout After Shoulder Injuries 30:34 - Dan John on Mike Mentzer's Training Approach for Regular Guys 41:41 - Adding Humane Burpees to The Easy Strength 44:39 - Comparing ES And Ladder-Based Approaches for Pressing Goals 49:07 - Transitioning Between Training Programs Effectively 54:14 - Turkish Get-Ups in Easy Strength 56:10 - Making Kettlebell Training Engaging for Newcomers in KB Clubs ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:01:02:51

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EP 242 - Swings, Easy Strength, Adding Barbells to KBs, Pullups, Weight Loss Drugs & More

4/11/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:57 - The Best Starting Books for Dan John's Fitness Philosophy 08:36 - Dan John on Weight Loss Drugs 18:55 - Loaded Carry Challange 25:48 - Dan John’s Top 3 Books 32:19 - Using Swings As A Finisher 35:19 - Beginning Coaching Using The Hardstyle Method for Clients New to Kettlebells 42:03 - Pull-ups for Easy Strength 46:19 - Adding Barbells to Kettlebell Training 50:16 - Ideal Weights for ‘Heavy Hands’ 53:30 - The Resilience of Deadlifts to Body Weight and Age Changes Compared to Other Lifts ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:01:01:32

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EP 241 - Essential KB Exercises, Easy Strength, Seasonal Training, ABC Strength Standards

4/4/2024
00:00 - Intro 01:06 - Increasing Your Military Press 08:19 - Dan John on Combining Simple & Sinister And The Rite of Passage 16:58 - Losing Body Fat Efficiently 31:25 - Aiming New Strength Standards With Armor Building Complex 37:16 - Prioritizing Your Fitness Goals 52:48 - Training by Seasons 58:33 - Dan John on Essential Kettlebell Exercises 01:01:15 - Clean & Press vs. Clean & Jerk 01:03:35 - Two-A-Day Easy Strength Protocol 01:07:46 - Dan John on Using Straps When Deadlifting ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:01:14:06

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EP 240 - Rite of Passage, Double KB Strength, Easy Strength, Fat Loss, Body Building & More

3/28/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:52 - Adjusting ES4FL for the Other Sports Schedule 09:57 - Straight Sets vs. Circuit for Mass Made Simple 17:58 - Adding a Fourth Set to De Lorme Protocol 28:11 - Balancing Reps in Pullups + Pushups + Squats Bodyweight Workout 32:53 - Dan John on Height Changes And Aging 37:02 - How Coaching Experience Shapes Dan John's View of Sports 44:07 - Uphill And Downhill Loaded Carries to Build Your Legs 47:40 - Increasing Double KB Strength 52:12 - Dan John on The Rite of Passage Protocol Using It for A Specific Strength Goal ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:01:02:04

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EP 239 - Middle Aged Bodybuilding, KB Easy Strength, Squats, Loaded Carries, First Pull-ups

3/21/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:45 - What Dan Learned From His Podcast 08:40 - Handling The Instructions on KB Easy Strength 15:08 - Dan’s Favorite Gym Music 16:41 - Dan John’s Recommendations for Deload Week for Mass Made Simple 22:19 - Programing "The Drill" Barbell Workout into a Three-Day Schedule 24:26 - KB Front Squat vs. Barbell Front Squat for Hypertrophy 26:55 - Doing Your FIRST Pull-Up 29:32 - Setting New Goals After Achieving Previous Ones 37:33 - Bodybuilding for Dads 41:47 - Dan John on Vibration Plates 45:43 - Doing Loaded Carries In Your Day-to-Day Life ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:50:02

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EP 238 - Kettlebell Training, VO2 Max, Armor Building Complex, Easy Strength & More...

3/14/2024
00:00 - Intro 01:08 - Training in Your Sixties 17:01 - Travel the World With Exercises 18:40 - Kettlebells to Improve Vo2 Max 25:09 - Mixing A “Singles Day” To the Easy Strength Protocol 30:50 - Kettlebells for Conditioning 36:12 - Coping with Personal Challenges and Stay Positive During Tough Times 50:11 - Adding Armor Building to Other Programs ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:56:00

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EP 237 - Kettlebell Swings, Easy Strength, Strength Standards, Strongman, Carries & More...

3/7/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:41 - Managing Heart Rate During Easy Strength 05:34 - Adjusting ES for Long-Term Use 07:56 - Training for A Competition with So Many Events Like Strongman? 17:22 - Dan John on Strength Standards 22:29 - Balancing Muscle Building With Martial Arts Training Effectively 26:14 - Doing Only Clean and Press Instead of The Clean and Jerk 29:48 - Dan John on 10K Swing Program 34:16 - Accessory Works for Swings & Carries 38:24 - Achieving Your Strength Standards by End of 2024 ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:46:07

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EP 236 - Kettlebell Fat Loss Program, Loaded Carries, Best Exercises, 65 Year Old Standards, Daily KB Program for Mass & More...

2/29/2024
00:00 - Intro 00:55 - The Best Accessory Lifts 11:04 - Dan John on The Philosophy of Stoicism 18:31 - The Fitness Standards for 65-Year-Old Males 25:33 - Kettlebell Fat Loss Program 34:38 - Pros and Cons of Using Long Rest Periods Between Sets 39:17 - Ideal Weight Goal for Suitcase Carry and Building Strength for It 44:22 - Dan John on Sumo Squats with Hungarian Core Blaster As A Substitute for Goblet Squats 48:40 - Daily Kettlebell Exercise Program for Build Mass ► Personalized workouts based on your schedule, ability, and equipment options. http://www.DanJohnUniversity.com. ► If you're interested in getting coached by Dan personally, go to http://DanJohnInnerCircle.com to apply for his private coaching group. ► Go to EasyStrengthOmnibook.com to get Dan's latest book.

Duration:00:53:50