An Informal Interview With Dan John | Kociaba Fitness

Dan John is one of the most respected strength coaches in the world!

Dan 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 spends his work life blending sold out

workshops all over the world with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri.

In this great interview you will hear first-hand the relaxed, yet concise and to the point style that makes Dan such a great teacher weather in the gym or the classroom.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

The interview that took two years

One challenge in online teaching

Athletic scholar

Two masters degrees

Some great free advice he gave a financial advisor

It all ties together

Purina Monkey Chow for fat loss

His first coaching job

Donating your time to become a better strength coach

“it depends”

Habit based training

300 minutes of hands on makes an expert???

Dan’s frustration with the industry

Easy strength

Will it work for me?

Even easier strength

Twelve weeks to a stronger and fitter you

The Turkish Get -Up

90% of North American males have shoulder issues

Not all old time exercises are worth bringing back

There’s always a story

How Dan prepped for his RKC in 2008

The importance of goals

A to B goals, not just A to Z goals

Long term investments pay big dividends

Little and often for the long haul

The "intentional community"

Stay away from “a room full of mirrors”

Meeting Pavel

Just too busy

New book projects

Training “Edna” vs training a high school athlete

Tiny changes for big improvements

Everything works

Movement Lectures

Laree Draper

"Make a difference"

This “interview” turned into much more of an informal conversation with hesitations when we both had to gather our thoughts as well as Dan’s dog wandering in and out of the room in the background. I could have edited and cleaned it up a bit but after listening I decided that leaving all the little “imperfections” just made it sound even better.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

And for those of you who didn’t get your questions answered, don’t worry Dan gave me his word he would come back for another conversation in the near future.

Click here to listen.