Sal, Adam & Justin from The Mind Pump podcast interview Dan on this episode. Dan shares some fascinating stories from his past such as how Dan found ways to become bigger, faster, stronger on the outside after a tragic event in his early life, his introduction to steroids, how he finds the beauty in his scars, and how he became “Nitro” on American Gladiators plus many more.

In this episode…

What made a kid from ‘The OC’ come to San Jose?

Dan’s introduction to steroids.

How Dan found ways to become bigger, faster, stronger on the outside after a tragic event in his early life.

Finding the beauty in your scars.

‘The beautiful dream’ of how Dan became “Nitro” on American Gladiators.

Why you didn’t want to mess with the ‘Gladiator’ mafia.

The pros and cons of celebrity.

Why Dan is a HUGE proponent of therapy.

How Dan had to constantly reinvent himself post ‘Gladiator’ fame.

The BIG health scare that shattered the existence of who Dan was.

Why Dan is always ‘rekindling’.

The greatest challenge Dan has had as a father.

What changes did Dan make to his diet post heart attack?

Why with every setback there is a chance to comeback and rise.

What inspired Dan’s pivot into the podcasting space?

Craziest drug story?

Why Dan is a HUGE believer in stem cell therapy.

Mind Pump’s curiosity surrounding the ‘tennis-ball’ gun.

Links from the Show

The Mind Pump Podcast

The Art of Living a Happy Life | Dan “Nitro” Clark | TEDxBoulder

F Dying – Book by Dan “Nitro” Clark

Gladiator: A True Story of ‘Roids, Rage, and Redemption – Book by Dan “Nitro” Clark

Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds – Book by David Goggins