The Top 10 Excuses for Not Training Heavy

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I've done a number of top 10 lists over
the years, and they're always lots of fun.

Here's a new one.

THE TOP 10 EXCUSES FOR NOT TRAINING
HEAVY


10. "I don't want to get too big."

9. "I don't want to overload the Smith machine."

8. "The pec dec is broken."

7. "I'm sure that if I asked, they'd tell me that
heavy training is against the gym rules."

6. "I just want to look strong."

5. "I just bought some new jeans and I don't
want to grow out of them."

4. "A guy on the internet said you don't need to
do it. Light training works better. And he had a
really cool looking avatar."

3. "It's too old-fashioned."

2. "I don't want to be rude and hog all the plates."

and finally -- drum-roll -- the number one excuse
for not training hard and heavy --

1. "If I train hard and heavy, I might get too big --
and if I get too big I might be mistaken for a
gorilla -- and if I get mistaken for a gorilla I
might get put in the zoo -- and I don't want to
get put in the zoo."

So if you're wondering why most people avoid
heavy training, those are the reasons -- along with
the fact that they can't stand the hard work!

As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!

Oh, I almost forgot -- the July issue of The
Dinosaur Files
is out in PDF format. Go here
to grab the little monster:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

We'll get the Kindle version up and ready
to go as fast as we can.

Hope you enjoy the Dino Files!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. For serious advice about serious, old-school,
hard and heavy strength training, grab these:

Dinosaur Training - Lost Secrets of Strength and
Development


http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaur_training.html

Strength, Muscle and Power

http://www.brookskubik.com/strength_muscle_power.html

Gray Hair and Black Iron

http://www.brookskubik.com/grayhair_blackiron.html

Chalk and Sweat

http://www.brookskubik.com/chalk_and_sweat.html

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right here:

http://www.brookskubik.com/products.html

P.S. 3. "For every trainee who trains hard and heavy,
there are 100 who don't -- and they look like they
don't." -- Brooks Kubik

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The Top 10 Excuses for Not Training Heavy

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I've done a number of top 10 lists over
the years, and they're always lots of fun.

Here's a new one.

THE TOP 10 EXCUSES FOR NOT TRAINING
HEAVY


10. "I don't want to get too big."

9. "I don't want to overload the Smith machine."

8. "The pec dec is broken."

7. "I'm sure that if I asked, they'd tell me that
heavy training is against the gym rules."

6. "I just want to look strong."

5. "I just bought some new jeans and I don't
want to grow out of them."

4. "A guy on the internet said you don't need to
do it. Light training works better. And he had a
really cool looking avatar."

3. "It's too old-fashioned."

2. "I don't want to be rude and hog all the plates."

and finally -- drum-roll -- the number one excuse
for not training hard and heavy --

1. "If I train hard and heavy, I might get too big --
and if I get too big I might be mistaken for a
gorilla -- and if I get mistaken for a gorilla I
might get put in the zoo -- and I don't want to
get put in the zoo."

So if you're wondering why most people avoid
heavy training, those are the reasons -- along with
the fact that they can't stand the hard work!

As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!

Oh, I almost forgot -- the July issue of The
Dinosaur Files
is out in PDF format. Go here
to grab the little monster:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

We'll get the Kindle version up and ready
to go as fast as we can.

Hope you enjoy the Dino Files!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. For serious advice about serious, old-school,
hard and heavy strength training, grab these:

Dinosaur Training - Lost Secrets of Strength and
Development


http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaur_training.html

Strength, Muscle and Power

http://www.brookskubik.com/strength_muscle_power.html

Gray Hair and Black Iron

http://www.brookskubik.com/grayhair_blackiron.html

Chalk and Sweat

http://www.brookskubik.com/chalk_and_sweat.html

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right here:

http://www.brookskubik.com/products.html

P.S. 3. "For every trainee who trains hard and heavy,
there are 100 who don't -- and they look like they
don't." -- Brooks Kubik

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Cadaver

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Two quick notes, and then we'll talk training.

1. The July Dino Files

We released the July Dino Files in PDF format,
and it's been quite a hit. Go here to grab the
little monster:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

We'll get the Kindle edition of the July issue
up and available as soon as we can. I'll send
an email when it's ready to go.

In the meantime, if you ordered the PDF
version, please send in your feedback! We
love to hear from you.

2. The Big Move.

As I mentioned last week, we have moved out
of our house and into a nifty little apartment a
few blocks away. I moved all of my weights into
an old-school, black iron gym, and I'm training
there for the time being. The gym owner even
let me set up my lifting platform, so I am able
to keep on doing my Olympic lifting workouts.

I documented the whole journey in photos. You
can see them at my Instagram account:

https://www.instagram.com/brooks_kubik/

3. The Mystery of the Vanishing
Cadaver.


It seems that medical students often use
cadavers of elderly persons when they are
studying anatomy -- because the elderly are
more likely to leave their bodies to science.
So the medical students get these cadavers --
and start to dissect and study them.

And they have this enormous disconnect
between what they see in their anatomy
textbooks -- with drawings of well-developed
lats, traps, rhomboids, and other upper back
muscles (for example) -- and muscle-less
cadavers that are nothing but connective
tissue.

Where did the muscle go?

It wasted away -- through non-use.

The problem is throughout the body, but more
pronounced in the upper back. The upper back
muscles -- the muscles of posture -- seem to
melt away as most people grow older.

And like so many things in strength training,
that brings us right back to John Grimek and
old-school strength training.

Grimek was noted for his perfect posture --
and for the magnificent development of the
muscles of posture.

Grimek developed the muscles of posture
during his formative years. In his first three
years of training, he focused on basic, stand
on your feet exercises with barbells and
dumbbells.

He did plenty of squats.

He did Olympic lifting -- using both two-handed
lifts and the one-handed lifts that were contested
back then.

He did lots and lots of military pressing.

He practiced the wrestler's bridge.

When he sat, stood or walked, he emphasized
perfect posture. He carried himself like a lion.

And he kept at it his entire life.

That's one of the really important things --
building the muscles of posture -- and training
yourself to STAND TALL rather than slouching
around like an ape.

It helps you build more muscle when you are
young -- and it helps you maintain more muscle
when you are older.

Which means you won't end up being one of
those vanishing cadavers. And that's a very
good thing.

There are some exercises that are really good
for the muscles of posture. We'll cover them
later in the week.

In the meantime, thanks for reading, and have
a great day. If you train today, make it a good
one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S.For more information on John Grimek and how
he trained, grab this great course:

Hard copy

http://www.brookskubik.com/johngrimek_course.html

Kindle

http://www.brookskubik.com/grimektraining_kindle.html

P.S. 2. My other books and courses -- and
Dinosaur Training DVD's -- are available
right here at Dino Headquarters:

http://www.brookskubik.com/products.html

P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "Build your body
the right way, keep on training, eat right, and
you can stay strong and fit for a very long time."
-- Brooks Kubik

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More About the July Dino Files!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

We just put up a special
order page for the July
Dino Files.


It gives you more info
on what's in this month's
issue.


And it gives you a handy
order link to grab the PDF
version of the little monster.
(The Kindle edition will be
out as soon as we can get
it formatted and loaded onto
our Kindle page.)


Go here to check out the
July Dino Files:


http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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Dino Files Feedback

Hail to the Dinosaurs!


Here's the first feedback we received
on the July issue of The Dinosaur Files:


Brooks,

Thank you for another great issue of the
Dino Files. As much as I try to make it
last, I read the entire edition as soon
as it's downloaded.


I really enjoyed the interview with Peary
Rader. 


It's great to hear what other Dinos are
doing. Peter Yates and his power rack
work. 


John Grahill and how he uses those
complexes to train - which made me
think of your PHA programs in Gray
Hair and Black Iron. I keep thinking
about trying that. My dad trained that
way later in life.


Allan Roth is always great to read. There's
no cover up - his writings come from the
heart.


Thanks again for the great work. If you
have any ideas or thoughts on another
article I could contribute to the Dino Files,
please let me know.


My training is good. No major breakthroughs
or road blocks.


Cliff

Clifford M. Levy MD


Cliff - Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad
you are enjoying the Dino Files. I agree
with you about this issue and the great
articles contributed by the other Dinos.
I really enjoyed them, and I know others
will enjoy them as well.


I'll send you a separate email with ideas
for future articles


To everyone else - go here to grab this
month's Dino Filers in PDF format:


http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

We'll get the Kindle edition formatted and
load it up in Amazon's Kindle bookstore as
soon as we can. I'll send an email when it's
ready.


Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's the link again for the July issue
of The Dinosaur Files:


http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:


http://www.brookskubik.com/products.html

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "You can play
the Pokemon thing, or you can do squats.
It's your choice." - Brooks Kubik


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Rule No. 1 for Everyone!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

One quick note and then we'll talk
training.

1. The July Dino Files

We released the PDF edition of the
July Dino Files, and you can grab it
right here:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

Now we'll get the Kindle edition
ready to go. I'll send a link as
soon as it's ready, since I know
that some of you prefer PDF and
others prefer Kindle.

Be sure to let me know how you
like this month's issue!

2. Rule No. 1 for Everyone!

Rule no. 1 comes from long-time
Dino, Paul Murray.

Train.

And keep on training.

Don't think about it, don't dream
about it, don't worry about it, and
don't agonize over what to do.

Just train.

Don't content yourself with watching
other people, or with sitting in front
of your pc and watching training
videos on Facebook and YouTube.

Train.

And keep at it.

Make a commitment to put in a good
workout two or three times a week.

Even if it's just two or three hours
of weekly training time, it's enough
to make a huge difference in how
you look, how you feel, and how
healthy you are.

It doesn't have to be long, and it
doesn't have to be fancy.

Push, pull, squat, done.

5 x 5, or anything else you like in
terms of sets and reps.

Jim Schmitz likes 5/4/3/2/1 done.
That's good because it's fast, short,
quick and effective.

Me, I like a series of progressively
heavier singles. That, too, is fast,
short, quick and effective.

The point is, TRAIN.

And keep at it - for your entire life.
Never stop training. Because it's one
of the very best things you can do
for yourself.

By the way, that's one reason I like
doing a monthly newsletter. It helps
keep you focused and motivated -
and it helps keep you training!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's the link again for the July
issue of The Dinosaur Files:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

P.S. 2. My other books and courses
are right here at Dino Headquarters:

http://www.brookskubik.com/products.html

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "First, last
asnd foremost: TRAIN!" - Brooks Kubik

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Take a Look Inside the July Dinosaur Files!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

We just released the July issue of the
Dinosaur Files in PDF format. Go here
to grab the little monster:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

It's a terrific issue. Here's what's
inside:

Hail to the Dinosaurs!
     by Brooks Kubik

Mesozoic Mail
     by The Dinosaurs

Jurassic Jottings
     by Brooks Kubik

An Interview with Peary Rader
     by Brooks Kubik

Seven Exercises that Build Serious
Strength and Muscle Mass
     by Brooks Kubik

Rediscovering the Squat
     by Allan Roth

The Dinosaur Kitchen
     by Brooks Kubik

The Power Rack Project
     by Peter Yates

Complexes for Strength and
Conditioning
     by John Grahill

Answers to Your Training Questions
     by Brooks Kubik

Back Issues of The Dinosaur Files
     by Brooks Kubik

The Wrap-Up
    by Brooks Kubik

As I mentioned, the PDF edition is
ready to go. We'll get the Kindle
edition up and available as soon
as possible for those of you who
prefer Kindle.

Happy reading, and be sure to let
me know how you like the little
monster!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's the link again:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles_july2016.html

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