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  1. 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.

    —Huffduffed by jmyers