Summary of Training Fasted, Overcoming Plateaus & Knees Over Toes | Dan John Podcast #157

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In this video, Dan John discusses how training fasted can help with weight loss and increasing strength. He also provides advice on how to overcome plateaus and offers suggestions for different exercises.

  • 00:00:00 Bill wonders if there is any guidance or advice he can give his son preparing to take firefighter exams. Dan John advises him to invest in a weight vest, as many of the tests may involve carrying heavy loads.
  • 00:05:00 Dan John discusses the importance of a firefighter's knees not crossing the toes during squats. He believes that how a person is built plays a big role in how they squat, and recommends reading books by Irving Dardik and Matt Hill.
  • 00:10:00 The author discusses how genetics and DNA play a role in knee over toe issues. He mentions that sometimes, you have to "re-tune the violin" in order to achieve optimal performance.
  • 00:15:00 Dan John provides advice on how to increase push-ups for someone who struggles to even do a few, and for someone who wants to become a police officer. He recommends practicing a variation that you can do for 40 reps, and also suggests doing pull-ups, squats, and pee every hour.
  • 00:20:00 The author of the video recommends training with three sets of five push-ups and then gradually progressing to six, seven, and eight sets. He also suggests alternating between different variations of the snatch grip deadlift.
  • 00:25:00 Dan John recommends training fasted to help lose weight, as cortisol levels are higher when fasting. Walking and sitting are also good ways to burn calories.
  • 00:30:00 In this video, Dan John discusses how training in a fasted state can help increase strength and decrease sugar cravings. He also recommends doing five days a week of easy strength training.
  • 00:35:00 Dan John discusses how to train fasted and overcome plateaus, answering a question from Donald about Olympic-level athletes and their training routines.
  • 00:40:00 Dan John discusses how most people have aged out of the Olympic lifts, recommending beginning programs instead. He responds to a question from Joseph about a certain person's training program.
  • 00:45:00 The speaker shares that he has been busy lately with a lot of different activities, including finishing up an Easy Strength book and proofreading it. He also recommends the half kneeling press as a great exercise for shoulder rehabilitation.

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