Author: Dan John

9 Great Ideas to Improve Your Workouts
by Dan John | Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Hard-won advice on how to get the most out of rep schemes, your workouts, and your programming.

Best Ways to Audit Your Program
by Dan John | Wed, Feb 27, 2013

The word "audit" usually invokes images of an angry tax man with an adding machine. But is auditing your training program the secret to long-term gains in size and strength?

The 5 Key Principles
by Dan John | Wed, Jan 30, 2013

This article is about goals and why you should set them as well, but also how to adhere to them - which may be the most important point of all.

Foam Rollers Are For Wimps!
by Dan John | Mon, Dec 24, 2012

All hail a smarter, more effective, more efficient, and decidedly manlier approach to corrective exercise.

Tough or Reasonable?
by Dan John | Mon, Oct 15, 2012

Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.

Real Life Training and Eating
by Dan John | Mon, Aug 20, 2012

It's as if some training and diet programs are designed for college kids on summer break. Here's how busy people with jobs and stuff should approach things.

Figuring Out Your Life and Lifting Goals
by Dan John | Tue, Jul 10, 2012

How combining the threads of training, career, and family can make for a full, fit life.

How I Really Train
by Dan John | Thu, Jun 07, 2012

So how does a strength training legend actually train, day in, day out? It's probably the way you should be training.

Armor Building
by Dan John | Wed, May 23, 2012

You need a hard set of full-body calluses to succeed in the gym, on the field, and in life. Here's how to build some.

Training Clarity: One Goal at a Time
by Dan John | Mon, Apr 16, 2012

The barbell can accomplish just about any fitness goal - just not all at the same time. Here's how to add a method to this training madness.

Going From Point A to Point B
by Dan John | Tue, Mar 13, 2012

Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

40 Years of Insight Part 2
by Dan John | Mon, Sep 12, 2011

20 more great, potentially life-saving but definitely muscle-building tips from weightlifting's sage.

40 Years of Insight, Part 1
by Dan John | Tue, Sep 06, 2011

40 years of lessons ranging from "never pass a pull-up bar without doing some pull-ups," to "it's the movements you're not doing that are holding you up."

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains
by Dan John | Wed, Aug 24, 2011

A simple workout plan that allows you to make great gains while still having time to live a normal life? Is it possible?

Eat Like a Warrior King
by Dan John | Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Enter the No-Tofu Zone! Real nutrition advice for iron athletes.

Get Your "Push" Back
by Dan John | Wed, Jun 01, 2011

There's a whole lot more to pushing than the standard bench press!

The Tabata Method, Perfected
by Dan John | Tue, May 03, 2011

New ways to use the infamous four-minute Tabata method to get lean and mean!

Reawaken Your Rhomboids
by Dan John | Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Look bigger, look younger, pull more. Here's how.

Goblet Squats 101
by Dan John | Thu, Mar 03, 2011

Is this the "single best lifting movement of all time" as Dan claims? You be the judge.

The Metabolic Swing
by Dan John | Tue, Feb 15, 2011

One simple exercise can help you build more power and athleticism than any other. Oh, and it'll get you ripped too. DJ breaks it down!

The Secret of Loaded Carries
by Dan John | Mon, Jan 31, 2011

Add this one thing to your workouts and you'll be bigger, leaner, and stronger. No BS, just results.

The Big 5 of Getting Big
by Dan John | Thu, Nov 18, 2010

Sensei Dan John wallops you on the side of the head with 5 good doses of common sense to get you growing.

Band of Meatheads: The Glories of Group Training
by Dan John | Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Here's a piece of advice: If Dan John invites you over to his house for a "party," wear crummy shoes because chances are you'll be vomiting on them.

The More You Lift, the Worse You Look?
by Dan John | Fri, Oct 08, 2010

One of the ironies of bodybuilding is that the more some people work out, the worse they look. Whatever happened to grace, elegance, esthetics, and functionality?

Work, Rest, Play, Pray: Explained
by Dan John | Thu, Sep 09, 2010

Dan John explains how to live the perfect life, inside the gym and outside the gym.

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