Dan Ogborn PhD

Barbells on the brain. It’s not just the name of my site, it’s my way of life. My story starts off as high school grad obsessed with lifting weights and no idea what to do with my life. After noticing that the kinesiology classrooms were conveniently located above the university weight room, I was sold.

Fast forward a few years and I’ve completed undergraduate and masters degrees in kinesiology and topped it off with a PhD in medical sciences specializing in the molecular effects of strength training in muscle.

My obsession with weights didn’t end there, I even named my first born son after progressive overload, a fundamental concept of strength training. Well that’s a half truth, he’s really named after Milo of Kroton, who¬†as legend would have it carried a growing calf around every day, which lands you the title as the originator of progressive overload.

So yes, you could say I have a bit of a problem. On the bright side, I have a very patient wife.


Certifications and Licenses

Recent Experience


A full list of my publications is available here.

Dan Ogborn