Dan Gable on The Origins of His Mental Toughness

Taken from JRE #1627 w/Dan Gable:


  • Joe Camilleri
    Joe Camilleri19 uur geleden

    Spent a year at Iowa w/ Hawkeye Wrestling Club Dan is an unbelievable man n coach. He saw everything in that wrestling room.. EVERYTHING! U didn't dare take a minute off at practice!! That room had incredible wrestlers, every practice was physical hell!!

  • Boatsandhoes
    BoatsandhoesDag geleden

    The mean streets of Waterloo Iowa. 😆

  • Benjamin Moon
    Benjamin MoonDag geleden

    Wow Dan Gable on jre

  • The Darren Hunter Show
    The Darren Hunter ShowDag geleden

    80-83 Penn Charter high school wrestling room in Philadelphia, PA, we had a huge poster of Dan. I always remembered that.

  • emich28
    emich28Dag geleden

    This guy should have managed Hulk Hogan.

  • The Midnight Coal Company
    The Midnight Coal Company2 dagen geleden

    Myself being a farm boy born/ raised in iowa. As a little kid going up wrestling in iowa Dan Gable was a god. High school he was someone to look up too and now he's a role model.....

  • Nick Peppeard
    Nick Peppeard2 dagen geleden

    ''the good ol days'' only really applies to white people in the way he's talking about

  • Leirrie mrsonicfeet
    Leirrie mrsonicfeet2 dagen geleden

    He's spitting facts though. I grew up in Wisconsin through the 80's 90's. Cops didn't have the pure money incentive like they do now. "For profit" jails have changed how they interact with us.

  • Black-Amaterasu
    Black-Amaterasu3 dagen geleden

    at 00:00 i didn't see were this would go, but i stayed, i listened, i liked his voice and his story... at 09:00 i didn't know how to think of his story. It made me think about myself and not being so fearful.

  • Chegas Prez
    Chegas Prez3 dagen geleden

    When Dan Gable stands up, Chuck Norris flinches.

  • Matt Gage
    Matt Gage3 dagen geleden

    I had a dog named Gable. He wasnt as legendary as Dan, but a good boy none the less.

  • Kalle Pikku
    Kalle Pikku3 dagen geleden

    I wished Rogan would've asked him about Catch wrestling. Gable knows a lot of cool little details unknown to majority of internet about Iowa's wrestling history which is full of original (Catch) wrestlers; including two of America's all time best: Farmer Burns and Frank Catch. He also met Billy Robinson in the 70's on the movie set of "the wrestler". Actually according to Gable, Folkstyle wrestling was still known as Amateur Catch as Catch Can wrestling in Iowa when Gable was still coming up as a young wrestler. So he definitely has a story or two to share.

  • Frank J L.G
    Frank J L.G3 dagen geleden

    Great video overall 👍

  • Martin Morris
    Martin Morris3 dagen geleden

    Did alright in Wrestling modest guy. For those who don’t know he was the Michael Jordan of Wrestling.

  • Roter Fuchs
    Roter Fuchs4 dagen geleden

    My high school coach said "you boys are looking good there in the showers, show me what size you can get your wands with soap"

  • nick richard
    nick richard4 dagen geleden

    joe where is episode 331?

  • Hellomoneyful
    Hellomoneyful4 dagen geleden

    That's some Police white privilegie right there.

  • ᚨᛉᚨᛉᛖᛚ
    ᚨᛉᚨᛉᛖᛚ4 dagen geleden


  • Shawn Floyd
    Shawn Floyd5 dagen geleden

    Back when men weren’t pussies

  • Louis Bradshaw
    Louis Bradshaw5 dagen geleden

    I got to meet Dan gable at a Tom brands Dan gable wrestling camp in Iowa when I was in high school my dogs name is actually gable I wore Dan gable wrestling shoes this man is a legend

  • Michael Shaleen
    Michael Shaleen5 dagen geleden

    The good old days

  • Daniel Jones
    Daniel Jones5 dagen geleden

    Wrestling made me tough. Coaches work you and show you the way. I loved it. Took me to mma. And becoming confident. I also helped alot of people in dangerous situations in bars.

  • JRS
    JRS5 dagen geleden

    Met him fishing up north in Minnesota! Was pulliing my boat to get gas. Had a Wrestling T shirt on and just started talking with us..I was like hoky cow Dan Gable..Talked mostly fishing..

  • jramirez40020
    jramirez400205 dagen geleden

    Wrestlers everywhere know of Mr. Gable. Gable Grip ftw.

  • Zachary Lindquist
    Zachary Lindquist5 dagen geleden

    Growing up as a wrestler in iowa I still remember the first time meeting Dan. This guy is the most genuine and sincere man you’ll ever find. We were in Des Moines for the state wrestling tournament. I was young and running around the hotel with my friends and saw my mom talking with an older man in the hotel lobby. My friends and I all recognized him immediately and went to meet him. We talked for awhile and we all asked for his autograph. When he left my mom turned and asks “Who was that?” She had no idea that she had been talking to the most famous wrestler of all time for the past 30 minutes about youth wrestling and how great the sport is for raising young men. I had multiple other encounters with him growing up as many other wrestlers could tell you he makes a point to be a part of the community and spread his wisdom to the youth. We couldn’t ask for a better advocate for the sport and for the state of Iowa.

  • Eva Gabriel
    Eva Gabriel5 dagen geleden

    I love listening to old legends. Joe is so good with the older guests. Very intuitive and respectful

  • Sebastian McGriff
    Sebastian McGriff6 dagen geleden

    Mental Toughness = YMCA plug. I love it. Breaks my heart when I see communities without one. It was such a huge part of my childhood as well. Dan Gable is a wrestling legend. Even for people who have no context for him or the sport, you just know this is a guy to listen to.

  • NoClipsBarred Nick
    NoClipsBarred Nick6 dagen geleden

    The good old days is the reason why his mom was an old woman still living with an abusive husband but hey f*** it right Not anything against dan or the convo just saying.. Dan is obviously a great man.

    NOLIMITEREN6 dagen geleden


  • B L
    B L6 dagen geleden

    That's my Grandma's high school boyfriend! RIP Grandma Pam 💚

  • bkre8ive
    bkre8ive6 dagen geleden

    the good old days might be debatable depending on context, but if we look at the entitlement of of the youth these days it's pretty apparent that something is missing.

  • Percy P
    Percy P6 dagen geleden

    Joe come back to NLdron fucker :,(

  • anas 447
    anas 4476 dagen geleden

    Man looks like a more rugged Robert redford lol

  • Charles B
    Charles B6 dagen geleden

    "Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy." -Dan Gable

  • JDK K
    JDK K6 dagen geleden

    I guess the answer was the YMCA?

  • hardassteel
    hardassteel6 dagen geleden

    Some of the greatest things to ever come out of Iowa, Dana Gable and Slipknot

  • Albert Casper
    Albert Casper7 dagen geleden

    The atmosphere of a typical wrestling practice. The 100 degree room, pushing your body past percieved cardiovascular failure. Forcing to keep fighting your opponent when your mouth feels like its got 100 cottonballs in it. It teaches you perseverance.

  • Garret Williams
    Garret Williams7 dagen geleden

    The second chance no longer exists

  • JoyRam
    JoyRam7 dagen geleden

    Joe, fuck your Spotify deal, get back to Yt.

  • Dave Coburn
    Dave Coburn7 dagen geleden

    Class act. I graduated in 2006 and Gable was still considered the baddest man to step on a mat. He created an intense culture of competition that runs through the entire sport.

  • Chris Toph

    Chris Toph

    3 dagen geleden

    You think so? That was right on the heels of Cael Sanderson, you don’t think he matched up to Gable?

  • Dan Russ Eat shit and died
    Dan Russ Eat shit and died7 dagen geleden

    Old school guy that people could learn alot from..logic in every word he speaks

  • Rose Hawk
    Rose Hawk7 dagen geleden

    Bob Siddens one of the greats changed the world through this man

  • Scott Kreglow
    Scott Kreglow7 dagen geleden

    I got to meet gable once at braggin rights with indiana vs illinois and he was a fuckin dick. Great wrestler with a shit attitude and I lost all respect for him. Maybe this might change my mind but doubtful when he was my hero and brushed off interaction with me and others around him like it didnt matter at all.

  • Somebody
    Somebody7 dagen geleden

    agh old person stories. so boring yet so rich with lessons.

  • josh
    josh7 dagen geleden

    This is an old dude who was getting special treatment in a town that was obsessed with high school athletes. Still occurs today. Nothing special about it either.

  • general lobster
    general lobster7 dagen geleden

    I didn’t hear him explain why he is mentally tough. I heard him give examples of how he was already mentally tough as a young kid, and how circumstances made him tougher. But he didn’t imply that same upbringing would result in a championship mindset for other children exposed to the same. Thus, those circumstances are not what gave origin to his mentality, it came before that.

  • jackNeewY
    jackNeewY7 dagen geleden

    I only wrestled during my Senior year of High school, but I learned so much about perserverence and mental toughness during that handful of months... Best sport in the world hands down

  • Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen
    Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen7 dagen geleden

    never thought Joe would have this legend on! I grew up In Illinois and Ohio two wrestling powerhouses wrestled for 10+ years and this man and Burroughs were always a huge inspiration, once you’ve wrestled everything really does become easier. Having a bad day at work doesn’t come close to being on your back pinned down fighting with everything you got to belly out and getting a raise buying a dream car/home whatever doesn’t come close to having your hand raised after a hard fought match for me. Absolute shame the olympic committee ever removed the sport in favor of racewalking badminton and that thing where girls twirl streamers

  • stevenmartinez438
    stevenmartinez4387 dagen geleden

    "I liked the good old days." Me too sir.

  • J X
    J X7 dagen geleden

    I grew up in a different time and a different world as this man. That was my initial thought before listening, and now I realize how wrong I am. Something about his raw goodness shames me in a good way. Thanks JRE.

  • Left Hook
    Left Hook7 dagen geleden

    I am a Pennsylvania wrestler, and I approve this lesson.

  • Vance
    Vance7 dagen geleden

    I wish I could watch the rest of this.

  • essiemeister
    essiemeister7 dagen geleden

    U alway on drugs is so sad

  • essiemeister
    essiemeister7 dagen geleden

    Boring. JRE fell off. Lazy clips by Jamie. Boring guests and over paid and fraud (onnit)

  • Dark Avenger
    Dark Avenger7 dagen geleden

    Holy shit it's Dan Gable's biggest fan, Dan Gable. Would you believe it

  • Earthling Lou
    Earthling Lou7 dagen geleden

    Of course the world is a better place for more people than ever, but my definition of the "good old days" is all about autonomy and anonymity. The days when you could get lost if you want and do what you want as log as it didn't infringe on someone else's autonomy. Today it's all about the collective whose purpose is to protect everyone from life, whether said protection destroys you or not.

  • ParkerPPipe
    ParkerPPipe7 dagen geleden

    Great guy. Great wrestler. A true legend. But that youth fight story was complete BS. Ask any body language expert

  • Point thumbs not fingers
    Point thumbs not fingers8 dagen geleden

    Go look up the homicide rates in the top major cities for the 1950's. Then go compare them to now. The good old days were far better.

  • N Wilt
    N Wilt8 dagen geleden

    He would have fatallied that kid if his dad said there would be a McDonald's Happy Meal in it.

  • jesse spooner
    jesse spooner8 dagen geleden

    I'm born and raised from Iowa I wrestled for Waterloo east high school my senior year fell in love with the sport that year when I graduated I turned to kick boxing every now and then I'd ask people who met Dan and they'd say he's a egotistic jerk not my statements it was there's but you can't really take people's words till you actually meet the person but I'd say this living in waterloo you gotta be tough they don't call it little Chicago for nothing (319)

  • justinbt
    justinbt8 dagen geleden

    The ultimate.

  • Justin Gullick
    Justin Gullick8 dagen geleden

    You need to get kyle dake on your show!!

  • Tunes I Dig
    Tunes I Dig8 dagen geleden


  • Prod. Tonio
    Prod. Tonio8 dagen geleden

    When your balding in your early 20s u must be tough

  • Peter Fortuna
    Peter Fortuna8 dagen geleden

    I met him. Amazing coach

  • Collin Rippey
    Collin Rippey8 dagen geleden

    The difference between now and the good old days is the amount of people that are here now instead of then

  • Andres Posada
    Andres Posada8 dagen geleden

    My adversity growing up was when we ran out of my favorite flavor of Pop Tarts😒😉

  • TyrannusCaesar
    TyrannusCaesar8 dagen geleden

    Dan Gable wrote me a short Letter after my dad passed, I’ve met him twice, great man.

  • Chris Paige
    Chris Paige8 dagen geleden

    Joe !!!!!! Please call him out dude!!!!!

  • Chris Paige
    Chris Paige8 dagen geleden

    This dude is either so social incompetent or he’s full of shit! I believe he’s been through what he says but had embellished it to suit him for this show.

  • Chris Paige
    Chris Paige8 dagen geleden

    Can’t comment./;

  • Jean-Pierre Mestanza
    Jean-Pierre Mestanza8 dagen geleden

    Sure. The good old days might've been good for you. But if he was from the Garcia family, it's a different story. Especially in 1950/1960s

  • Slattermer Slab
    Slattermer Slab8 dagen geleden

    That's how we grew up in the 80's as well, now days the parents are jumping in fights that kids should be able to figure out. That's why these kids all have guns, because their all scared to death of a good fun all out fight. Nothing can replace getting punched in the face and responding like a man

  • m
    m8 dagen geleden

    He barely answered the fucking question...

  • Willhelm Berkly
    Willhelm Berkly8 dagen geleden

    Dan's concept of the "good ol' days" comes from the observation that high trust societies posses a good deal more pro social mechanisms for crisis intervention then low trust societies.

  • Matthew Matthew
    Matthew Matthew8 dagen geleden

    I’m from Waterloo. Can confirm

  • Phyllobates Terribilis
    Phyllobates Terribilis8 dagen geleden

    Joe lies to his audience now.

  • Seals 1978
    Seals 19788 dagen geleden

    All you BETA liberals, take notes!

  • Francesco Artusa
    Francesco Artusa8 dagen geleden

    Awesome Joe. Thank you

  • gonzales287
    gonzales2878 dagen geleden

    The good ole days sounds like white privileged was in check.. Today it is now unchecked.

  • Ari Dinsmore
    Ari Dinsmore9 dagen geleden

    Cool podcast but damn Gable is rambling about non sense! Wish he would have actually answered the questions.

  • One Love
    One Love9 dagen geleden

    Thank you excellent ✌🏾💕🙏🏾

    NUTRITIONAL DIVERSITY9 dagen geleden

    Down here in Panama still that way you get a second chance it's such a nazi land

  • C L
    C L9 dagen geleden

    My great aunt was an amazing woman, eccentric, lateral thinker, a mentor. She took me to learn skiing & one day I punched a kid who was being a bully to me & others. My aunt went to talk to the other boy's dad & it all got straightened out, but later she told me if it hadn't gone well she was getting ready to punch his dad! Maybe one thing Dan Gable is saying is with great adults around who don't over-correct you and are on your side a child can learn confidence in themself & learn what they're capable of.

  • Scott Simon
    Scott Simon9 dagen geleden

    LAST 🤬💩

  • Food Unravelled
    Food Unravelled9 dagen geleden

    Joe Rogan brings another random freemason on to his show, nothing to see here.

  • Hong Trinh
    Hong Trinh9 dagen geleden

    “Win with humility, lose with dignity. But dang it don’t lose!” I love hearing quotes there’s so much wisdom and life changing lessons that follow them.

  • Animal Crew

    Animal Crew

    6 dagen geleden

    100 percent

  • Luis Ramirez
    Luis Ramirez9 dagen geleden

    Much love from Waterloo IA

  • Jihad jakkson
    Jihad jakkson9 dagen geleden

    Joe Rogan comment section

  • Prime time
    Prime time9 dagen geleden

    SALUTE to Gable. Solid dude... great interview. Coulda been 12 hours loved it

  • Late Notice
    Late Notice9 dagen geleden

    Literally only white people like the "good ol' days"

  • Jamie F
    Jamie F9 dagen geleden

    I met him at UC Davis giving a speech, I have a signed photo of him on my desk. I put a post-it that says “What would Dan Gable do?”

  • Lucas Ellyson
    Lucas Ellyson9 dagen geleden

    I grew up 30 minutes from Iowa city, we idolized him( my friends and myself), so for my 12 th birthday present I was given an Iowa wrestling camp experience from my dad. The first day of camp about 100 or so of us sat in the Iowa wrestling practice gym, and here walks in Gable. He walked back and forth for 10 minutes squeezing a tennis ball yelling mental discipline and what it takes to be the best. When he was finished you could have mopped up the sweat from the floor from him just from him getting worked up. To say he’s a gladiator would be an understatement. If those walls in that practice room could talk.

  • Mahz AKA
    Mahz AKA9 dagen geleden

    I believe in the second chance. I know we all want our second chance

  • Edward Sherwood
    Edward Sherwood9 dagen geleden

    Some cool as* cops

  • dm 11
    dm 119 dagen geleden

    Such a incredible podcast for our sport.. first Burroughs on JRE and now the National treasure Dan Gable. This is amazing !

  • Anthony Reese
    Anthony Reese9 dagen geleden

    Meeting him was the highlight of my wrestling career. He is an amazing man and athlete.

  • Dominic Sigler
    Dominic Sigler9 dagen geleden

    My teammates had the pleasure of meeting him at the nhsca duals down in Virginia Beach a few years back, I was a little upset when I came back to them and they said they met him.

  • Age Solo
    Age Solo9 dagen geleden

    Here's a REAL AMERICAN. Too many fakes nowadays.

  • Jimmy is Promo
    Jimmy is Promo9 dagen geleden

    As someone who grew up in Iowa, almost lived at the YMCA and a wrestler as well. He is very relatable. All through high school wrestling, we always talked about Gable

  • Shoot and Scoot

    Shoot and Scoot

    3 dagen geleden

    @Nick Recker oh yeah there’s a large element of masochism lol you made the right call by not going out. Practice is one thing but the cutting will haunt me forever.....eat A saltine and spit in a cup all day then practice lol

  • Nick Recker

    Nick Recker

    3 dagen geleden

    @Shoot and Scoot ahaha you have to be cut from a different cloth to be a wrestler imo. We would see the wrestlers conditioning during basketball season sometimes and it just looked horrendous. Wrestling coach used to ask me every year if I wanted to join and it felt like being recruited for the army.

  • Shoot and Scoot

    Shoot and Scoot

    4 dagen geleden

    @Nick Recker right? Yelling about hawk pride and all that got us fired up....then coach ran us practically to death lol looking back it was a strat to help coach work us harder.

  • Nick Recker

    Nick Recker

    4 dagen geleden

    He talked at our school one year and since he’s such an Iowa legend a bunch of the parents were all there in the gym bleachers with us 😂 very inspiring guy

  • Shoot and Scoot

    Shoot and Scoot

    5 dagen geleden

    Same man lol the toughness is just coach cranking the heat and screaming PUKE AND RUN DAMMIT! NO ONE TOLD YOU TO STOP RUNNING! I never feared an opponent....I feared coach.