Conversation with Dan John Part 1

Episode notes

In this episode, Dan and I chat about his career as an athlete and a strength coach, and what insights this gives him about coaching and training. In the next episode, we will focus specifically on goals, motivation, feedback and evaluation and performance

Episode timeline

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4:39Dan talks about the US college sport system
6:55 – 12:306:55 – 12:30 Dan talks about culture in sport
12:52Dan talks about highland games as a form of deliberate play in how to train for his main event of discus training
16:40Dan talks about being the first full time strength coach – to some extent in response to the overnight influence of Arnold Schwartzenegger and Jane Fonda on how exercise was perceived
19:07Dan talks about stenosymbols and strength training
22:29 – 25:07We chat here about Lockdown, visiting Melbourne, Percy Cerutty, the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, before getting back to Dan’s career
27:11Dan talks about compressing work, cueing and coaching
36:261. Embracing the obvious
37:392. Taking care of asymmetrical risks
40:173. Respect the process
41:17Keys to academic success: Respect the proces: show up, do your work, get things in on time, don’t flit away opportunities; or Show up, Don’t quit, Ask questions
46:53Dan chats a little bit about how to talk with elite athletes

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