Dan Ogborn

Barbells on the Brain

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When people say “jack of all trades, master of none”, I just laugh. I’m a scientist, strength coach, physical therapist and educator with barbells on the brain. I educate patients and professionals how to use evidence-based principles to maximize their performance and their health.

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Very few people understand research as well as Dan, and even fewer know how to think creatively about it, and synthesize it with good old fashioned trial and error.  He is a true expert.

Greg Nuckols – Strengththeory.com

Dan Ogborn is a true expert in the field of muscle building. I’ve worked with Dan on multiple research-based projects and have found him to be one of the most knowledgeable, insightful guys around with respect to the science and practice of exercise. He’s one of the few people I actively seek out for collaboration.

Brad Schoenfeld PhD CSCS – bradschoenfeld.com


Does maximizing EMG amplitude mean more muscle growth?

Our understanding of the relationship of training intensity (or load) and hypertrophy has changed significantly within the past ten years. While early recommendations suggested loads in excess of 70%-1RM were required to promote, or maximize, muscle growth, a growing amount of data suggests that when training is completed to failure, comparable muscle growth can occur […]

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2016 Review

At the start of 2016, I read a post by Nate Green using the “Start, Stop, Continue” framework to evaluate his progress over the past year, and create an action plan for the year ahead. Nate recounted his proclivity to focus on the future, and his struggle to reflect on the past, a problem I […]

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