A Conversation With Dan John

 

A Conversation With Dan John

Author, Lecturer, and Legendary Strength Coach, Dan John has a captivating conversation with Brian Friedman.

This podcast is a kaleidoscope of insider’s tips and tricks that actually work to help you become a healthier and “fitter” you. Dan has been there and done that for over 50 years in the fitness industry.

He’s worked with professional athletes, the special forces, and the general population. Believe me, he knows what works … and more importantly … what doesn’t work.

And the difference may surprise you.

• What is “health”? • What is “fitness”?

• How should you train for fat loss?

• How long do you truly need to exercise each week?

• What should your training focus be when you’re 30 years old? When you’re 50 years old? When you’re 60 years old?

• How can you simplify the complexity of the fitness industry?

All of this and much, much more!

Per Dan’s request, here are the instructions for his “Get Back Up” routine (provided by Dan with his permission):

“There’s an important key to using this drill: Do not overcoach. In fact, intentionally undercoach the whole movement. Announce the position on the ground (on the front, on the right side, on the left side, push up position plank and on the back).

Wait for the client, or clients, to get in position. When all have stopped moving, announce, “Get back up.” When all are standing still, move to the next position.

Series One The hands are free. On your front (or on your belly)

Get back up

On your right side

Get back up

On your left side

Get back up

Push up position plank

Get back up

On your back

Get back up

Series Two The right hand is stuck to the right knee (tell them a puppy dies if their hands come loose from their knees). On your front (or on your belly)

Get back up

On your right side

Get back up

On your left side

Get back up

Push up position plank

Get back up

On your back

Get back up

Series Three The left hand is stuck to the left knee On your front (or on your belly)

Get back up

On your right side

Get back up

On your left side

Get back up

Push up position plank

Get back up

On your back

Get back up

Series Four The right hand is stuck to the left knee. On your front (or on your belly)

Get back up

On your right side

Get back up

On your left side

Get back up

Push up position plank

Get back up

On your back

Get back up

Series Five The left hand is stuck to the right knee. On your front (or on your belly)

Get back up

On your right side

Get back up

On your left side

Get back up

Push up position plank

Get back up

On your back

Get back up

Doing all five series is a total of twenty-five reps of going up and down, and the body will be hot and sweating. It’s a fine warm-up, but it also seems to improve movement. As the movements are restricted (hands on knees), the client needs to come up with new strategies to get back up and down.” L

inks & Resources mentioned:

Dan’s website: DanJohn.net

Dan’s books and DVD’s: otpbooks.com

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