Dan John
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Dan John

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 spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also a religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems.

His books on weightlifting include Before We Go, Can You Go?, Intervention, Never Let Go, Fat Loss Happens on Monday with Josh Hillis, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline, as well as the short piece, From Dad to Grad. He also has six popular workshop dvds, and recorded his book Intervention as an audiobook.

He writes regularly on his site, danjohn.net, and is at work on his Ninth book, scheduled for publication in 2016.

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    • 40 Years with a Whistle: Life Lessons from the Field of Play

    • By: Dan John
    • Narrated by: Dan John
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    40 Years with a Whistle - 40 years of coaching tips woven into a touching memoir of a coach's life Dan John has been performing as an athlete for six decades....  

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    • By TA199 on 04-30-19

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    • By: Josh Hillis, Dan John
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    • By Edward Fernandez on 01-05-15

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    • Never Let Go

    • A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning
    • By: Dan John
    • Narrated by: Steven Oswalt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Coach Dan John breaks down the most complicated concepts of strength training and high-performance athletics in his personal, no-nonsense, thought-provoking, and motivating style....

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    • By Frank Daugherty on 01-18-18
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    • By: Dan John
    • Narrated by: Steven Oswalt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Before We Go: An Ongoing Philosophy of Lifting, Living, and Learning

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    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    • Overall
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    Imagine this (go ahead, it's an easy one): You're bored with your workouts. Nothing's changing; you're not getting stronger or leaner or feeling better, and, heck, maybe you'll just take a layoff....

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    • Intervention: Course Corrections for the Athlete and Trainer

    • By: Dan John
    • Narrated by: Dan John
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    You have two choices....

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    • Common sens in a book

    • By Fred Barbe on 09-30-17

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    • A Lifelong Approach to Fitness

    • A Collection of Dan John Lectures
    • By: Dan John
    • Narrated by: Dan John
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this collection of short talks, I tried to link together what I thought was crucial and important in the fitness field - and in sports in general - that sometimes don't work very well in a book....

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    • Can You Go?

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    Training people in sport as a coach or in fitness as a personal trainer is certainly rewarding work. But there's a problem: What do we do next....

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    • By Chris on 06-28-15
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    • By: Dan John
    • Narrated by: Dan John
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 05-14-15
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    • Now What?

    • By: Dan John
    • Narrated by: Dan John
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You've brought your clients up to the minimum standards. You've done your assessments. Now what? That's the question Dan answers in this book, the third installment of this series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sensible Fitness Book

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