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Danny Dreyer

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Episode 6 - Danny Dreyer

The Left Side of the Road

Please join us for our sixth episode as Greg chats with Danny Dreyer, the founder of Chi Running, about the evolution of this running philosophy!


25 Jun 2021

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RunYogi Diaries #50 with THE DANNY DREYER, Natural running pioneer and creator of Chi running

RunYogi Diaries Podcast

In the 50th episode of the podcast, nothing more special than talking to Danny Dreyer.   Danny Dreyer is the co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking—revolutionary forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of T’ai Chi with running and walking—along with his wife and business partner, Katherine Dreyer. A leader in revolutionizing the running world for the last two decades, Danny based his work on his 30-year practice of T’ai Chi and 45 years of running and racing. He has taught thousands of runners all over the globe how to embrace the principles of intelligent movement to bring energy efficiency and injury prevention to runners and walkers. Danny also effectively trained hundreds of instructors how to accurately teach the methodology of ChiRunning and ChiWalking to help share it with the world.

1hr 8mins

22 May 2021

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EP. 491 - Dixxon Flannel Co's Danny Dreyer

Mark Bell's Power Project

Danny Dreyer is the founder and CEO of Dixxon Flannel, the host of the “$180 Dollar & A Dream” podcast, and father to two boys. Danny took his need to make a couple extra hundred bucks a month and started selling high quality flannels out of his trunk at low rider get togethers and biker meet ups. His consistency and work ethic turned Dixxon Flannel into a multimillion dollar brand that is recognized across the country. Subscribe to the NEW Power Project Newsletter! ➢ https://bit.ly/2JvmXMb Subscribe to the Podcast on on Platforms! ➢ https://lnk.to/PowerProjectPodcast Special perks for our listeners below! ➢LMNT Electrolytes: http://drinklmnt.com/powerproject ➢Piedmontese Beef: https://www.piedmontese.com/ Use Code "POWERPROJECT" at checkout for 25% off your order plus FREE 2-Day Shipping on orders of $99 ➢Sling Shot: https://markbellslingshot.com/ Enter Discount code, "POWERPROJECT" at checkout and receive 15% off all Sling Shots Follow Mark Bell's Power Project Podcast ➢ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/markbellspowerproject ➢ https://www.facebook.com/markbellspowerproject ➢ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbpowerproject ➢ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/powerproject/ ➢ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/markbellspowerproject ➢TikTok: http://bit.ly/pptiktok FOLLOW Mark Bell ➢ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marksmellybell ➢ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkBellSuperTraining ➢ Twitter: https://twitter.com/marksmellybell ➢ Snapchat: marksmellybell ➢Mark Bell's Daily Workouts, Nutrition and More: https://www.markbell.com/ Follow Nsima Inyang ➢ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nsimainyang/ Podcast Produced by Andrew Zaragoza ➢ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamandrewz #PowerProject #Podcast #MarkBell

2hr 4mins

3 Mar 2021

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Danny Dreyer and Sinead Haughey: How Mindfulness Can Help You Run Pain-Free

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

When ultramarathoner and running guru Danny Dreyer attended a tai chi class in 1999, a lightbulb went off. He believed the martial art’s principles of alignment, relaxation, and balance could allow him to finally make the next leap in training, and he wasn’t disappointed. After he began incorporating tai chi into his running, Danny not only witnessed dramatic improvements in his performance, but he also wasn’t getting injured anymore. In fact, he’d finish a run feeling exactly the same as when he started. Wishing to share his discovery, Danny founded ChiRunning through which he’s helped thousands of runners conquer injury and run more efficiently to reach new levels. A mindful and process-driven exercise rather than simply a means to an end, ChiRunning is also known as “moving meditation”, and it’s helped both recreational and elite athletes reduce impact for improved health, better performance, and more enjoyable running. Listen in as Danny discusses the benefits of ChiRunning as well as how to master the technique so many runners swear by today.


17 Feb 2021

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ChiRunning with Bestselling Author Danny Dreyer! 053

Boundless Body Radio

This is a conversation we've wanted to have for years! Danny Dreyer made the realization that the Eastern practice of tai chi could be integrated with his Western lifestyle and running, and ChiRunning was born! Balance, mindfulness, yin and yang, connection, and movement all join forces in his running techniques. He has written several books, but the bestseller ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach To Effortless, Injury-Free Running was the one that caught our attention years ago and helped us and our clients run and walk effectively and safely. We are so grateful to Danny and his fantastic work!Find Danny at-chirunning.comSpecial love to-VivoBarefootThe wonderful Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, author of Run for your Life

1hr 2mins

8 Feb 2021

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#76 - Danny Dreyer the Founder of Dixxon Flannels

The Answer is Yes

If you don’t know the definition of “Grind” it out until you make it, Danny Dreyer explains exactly what it takes. The hard truth of entrepreneurship and how to make it with $180 and a dream. This show is for anyone that aspires to start a business and succeed. Danny took his apparel business from the trunk of his Prius in a parking lot to a massive warehouse producing millions of dollars in revenue. For the best Flannel shirts on the market - visit www.dixxonquality.com

1hr 6mins

5 Dec 2019

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#25: Danny Dreyer from Chi Running on Energy Efficiency, Injury Prevention and Intelligent Movement

The Extramilest Podcast

This podcast is also available as full video here on YouTube. Danny Dreyer, the co-founder of Chi Running and Chi Walking. It is a revolutionary form of movement and a blend of T’ai Chi and running or walking.    Danny has coached hundreds of thousands of runners in: energy efficiency injury-prevention intelligent movement  He is a really good runner himself and has successfully completed 43 ultra-marathons with podium finishes in 40 of these ultras.     I can highly recommend his books Chi Running, Chi Walking and Chi Marathon.    In our conversation Danny shares many great insights that you can apply directly to your own training, racing and life.    This episode is brought to you by PATH projects, my favorite running gear. These are the only running shorts, liners, shirts and hats that I wear. The shorts have 3 pockets to carry my phone, gels, keys, ID etc without any bouncing. More info at PATHprojects.com    What was your favorite quote or takeaway from this episode? I would love to hear from you in the comments. Have fun out there on your runs.   Without further due, please enjoy my conversation with Danny Dreyer.     LINKS AND TOOLS MENTIONED: Danny Dreyer on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Chi Running Website ChiRunning School Book Chi Running Book Chi Walking Book Chi Marathon Wim Hof on the Extramilest Show Monday Mindful video Metronome for running Patrick McKeown - The Oxygen Advantage book Marathon PR Program PATH projects running apparel   SHOW NOTES: Danny’s background as a runner started with ultra running, unlike most other runners. [3:20] In 1999 Danny launched the ChiRunning method, how it all started [6:00] Applying the principles from Tai Chi to running and what all changes in his running [7:00] Improving is often get rid of what slows you down. [12:10] What is Chi running and what are the benefits [13:30] Why almost all running injuries happen from the knee down and what you can do about it  [15:05] The type of improvements that Danny has seen from athletes starting to apply Chi Running principles, running more efficiently and with less impact [17:55] How and why kids can run beautiful with a natural running form [20:10] The differences between sprinting and endurance running and why different rules applies [23:30] Best breathing approach for endurance running and how to breath correctly [24:15] Belly breathing vs chest breathing and nose breathing vs mouth breathing [31:50] Body sensing is a very important skill to learn, how to go about this [34:30] The integration of the metronome and cadence with Chi Running [37:05] Ideal cadence 170 to 180 for most runners and what you can do to optimize your cadence [37:30] How to run in your ideal cadence and how to avoid your heart rate going up [43:30] Optimal footwear for runners, you want to wear the least amount of shoe you can safely run in, given how you run (technique) and how many miles you run [44:20] Thoughts on strength / mobility / flexibility to maintain and fix the body to function as it should [49:20] How a clean running technique can improve and strengthen your muscles [52:00] The Chi Running Instructor Training Program [52:55] How the views on running form from Runners World and other runner media outlets has changed over the years [56:30] The Chi Running School online class [58:40] The 3 books Danny wrote, Chi Running, Chi Walking, Chi Marathon [1:01:30] How Floris implements the principles of relaxed running at the later stages of a race [1:02:30] Importance of incremental wise improvements, make increases well within your capabilities [1:03:20] YOU CAN FIND ME, FLORIS GIERMAN, HERE:  Strava YouTube My Training Course - The Marathon PR Program Weekly newsletter with Running Tips and Racing Strategies Podcast Instagram Facebook (Extramilest Group) Facebook (Personal)

1hr 8mins

31 Oct 2019

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Dancing with the Trail with Danny Dreyer

Trail Runner Nation

We do a lot of power hiking on the trails, but we often neglect our form and biomechanics of walking.  Today, Coach Danny Dreyer rejoins The Nation to help us understand these important biomechanics and teaches us how to improve our walking efficiencies. Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking). Link to the ChiRunning School that we spoke about Get Danny's book, "ChiWalking Book: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy" Get Danny's book, "ChiRunning book: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running"

1hr 20mins

28 Oct 2018

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Running Never Felt so GOOD- with Danny Dreyer

Trail Runner Nation

Coach Danny Dreyer joins The Nation to help us understand running economy and biomechanics.  Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking). He teaches us that good alignment and posture will allow you to become more efficient and reduce the number of injuries.  Some things we discuss: The 4 gears of running- check out this video that shows the same cadence at different speeds Mindful Practice Good posture and alignment Gradual Progress "run until you can't, walk until you feel guilty" Get 15% off a ChiRunning Hills and Trails course by using the code, "Trail15" Get Danny's book, "ChiRunning book: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running"

1hr 2mins

9 Mar 2018

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Episode 76: Danny Dreyer

Final Surge Podcast

Welcome to episode 76 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome Chi Running founder Danny Dreyer. Danny is a competitive ultra runner who found a better way to move when he started doing Tai Chi. Danny wrote the book Chi Running which is hugely successful and we talk about his journey into Chi Running. Final Surge has started offering Chi Running Plans and you can check them out under our training plans section at FinalSurge.com How did you get started in running? Grew Up in Boulder and started in 1971 Decided to do an ultra, trained over 3 years Ran man ultra races Moved to San Fran started learning Tai Chi What was it you learned about Tai Chi that you decided this could help with running Moved with body around central axis Arms and legs got in sync with each other  Watched those who passed during races and they had relaxed forward leans Move from center If you were speaking to everyday runners what the biggest difference is between what they are doing and Chi Running, what would it be? You lose structure/posture and muscles work harder Be smart, forward fall You started off the answer talking about posture, paint a picture for us, what is good posture? Stand up aligned tall Shoulders over pelvis and pelvis over ankles Many specialists say power should come from your glutes, do you think what an everyday runner does is different than elite runners? Should not be using glutes or legs for power Use gravity Western runners are too upright and reach and pull Kenyans have a forward fall Use glutes only proportionately Uses every muscle in body in proportion to size Look at running injuries, most are from knee down Need to use core more There are three phases of the stance you talk about, can you explain those? Propulsion is where body ahead of feet falling forward Just pick up feet to keep up with body Mid-stride is the flight phase where you leave the ground Landing phase is the biggest deal  Don't want to reach leg out as impact is coming  Injuries are usually too much impact or overuse When land foot under knee or behind it Tai Chi relies on opponent to defeat themselves, here Do you make wholesale changes all at once or is it in phases? Every focus will help, but you learn them one at a time Need to practice a lot, technique drills The original book came out in 2004, how has the program changed since then? Has exploded to the point where we have over 200 instructors More aware of the program One thing you talk about is race-specific training, how what is race-specific training in terms of Chi? Need to learn how a course will have an impact on you and train to the course Find out what is on the course, where it is on the course and train to the course Have practiced the course so you know what it feels like and how you need to change your strategy This week we started offering your training plans on Final Surge, can you tell us what to expect in those? Everything divided into phases Technique early Move into conditioning phase Learn how to fuel on long runs 5k, 10k, 1/2 and full marathon Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute Favorite endurance/running book? - Gordon Perry Run Fast and Injury Free Current trainers you are wearing? - Altra Lone Peak Favorite race? - Headlands 50k Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? -  Cocoa Tropic Your favorite workout - Hill Intervals on trails  Resources Chi Running Training Plans Chi Running Website


14 Feb 2018