Lessons from Dan John – Little and often over the long haul

Dan John

I was fortunate to interview strength coach royalty Dan John, on the weekend. (iTunesStitcherYouTube)

He’s kinda a big deal, for those that might not have heard of him.

Dan is a pioneer in strength training (inventor of the goblet squat) and athletic development.

With over 5 decades of experience at an elite level and a dry sense of humour second to none (his books and articles are hilarious).

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Setting new standards for movement and strength


With emerging science, nutrition, information and progress over the last 100 years, we all know much more than we used to. Additionally, the average age that people live to has significantly increased.

And that’s great! Power to the people!

However, the smart phone, refined carbs and the time spent sitting on a chair has drastically regressed the ability for people to move properly, be pain-free and have only one chin.

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Back pain and strength training

back pain Adam McCubbin

Back pain and strength training can go hand in hand if you don’t know what to avoid or assess prior to starting a program. It’s important to know that with the right approach and knowledge, chances of back pain can be avoided all together.
Have you ever gone to tie up your shoes or pick up a pen and felt your back “go out”? This is all too common these days with people not moving well, sitting for a living and not learning correct techniques in the gym. Continue reading “Back pain and strength training”

Free Arm Training Guide


Let’s be honest, regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, at some point in your life I’m sure you’ve wanted or admired the toned arms of a friend, colleague or celebrity. You know the ones I’m talking about, the set of arms that will both stop traffic AND open tight jars! Women appreciate the well-toned and svelte arms of Frist Lady, Michelle Obama and men aspire to a be like Hugh Jackman in Wolverine.

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A maximum bang-for-buck program for the time-poor!


Late last year, a good friend of mine asked me to write him a program to help him get in shape for his upcoming wedding. I was chuffed at the opportunity to help him and to showcase my skills in this area, as I was very confident that I had all the tools to get him in the best shape possible. As a friend, I relaxed my approach and skipped some of the early steps to get straight into the nitty gritty of assessment and program design, as time was of the essence – we only had 8 weeks to prepare. Mistake ONE. After completing a movement screen, body fat analysis and a short dietary recall, I created the program and showed him how to perform all the required tasks. Continue reading “A maximum bang-for-buck program for the time-poor!”