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(#279) Renowned strength coach and multi-book author, Dan John, returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book, 40 Years with a Whistle.

Dan John is one of the top coaches in the industry and a person who has impacted me personally at a very high level, both as an athlete and coach.

His books are some of the most highly-utilized resources in my home library and that says a lot about the value he provides to coaches, trainers, and athletes around the world.

As always, I learn something new and valuable in each conversation. This is a special interview with amazing insights and lessons from his life and his new book.

Here’s what you’ll this week:

  • How Dan’s NEW book compares to his previous work
  • A quick overview of ALL his great books
  • How the idea came together for 40 Year with a Whistle
  • An overview and framework of the new book
  • How the new book has been “writing itself” since 1972
  • The difference between a mentor and a coach
  • What is a coach? The surprising answer
  • What is the important job of a mentor?
  • The best places to find mentors
  • How I read Dan’s books
  • Why Dan’s books are “un-put-down-able”
  • One of Dan’s great lessons about writing great content
  • Why Constant Assessment and Constant Upgrading are essential
  • What it really means to Work O-U-T
  • Why there’s no such thing as a “perfect” anything
  • Why “everything works” for about 6 weeks
  • Things Dan is working to constantly upgrade
  • Goals vs Success
  • What is true success?
  • The impact and mentorship Tim Anderson
  • The story of Connacht Rugby mentored Dan
  • Why Dan hates when people think his work is “simple”
  • The true secret to coaching (the hardest part of coaching)
  • What is snap-a-city?
  • Dan’s take on exercise and fat loss
  • Who Dan wrote the new book for
  • What he hopes readers take away 40 Years
  • What Dan says his great coaches did for him
  • *The top 3 things that Dan says makes a great coach
  • What’s next for Dan after the new book
  • Specific training examples that Dan is working on…
  • What is the art of re-reading?
  • Dan’s closing advice on “making a difference”
  • The hardest workout I know” by Dan John

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2-You can’t quit on yourself or your athletes

3-Ask questions & constantly assess



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