Now In 11 Top 10 Lists World Wide!

The Dinosaur Strength Training Notebook, Vol. 1, has been selling like hotcakes all around the world. We're currently in 11 top 10 lists in the Kindle bookstore.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I launched my new book in the
Amazon Kindle bookstore at
midnight on Monday morning.

The title is The Dinosaur
Strength Training Notebook,
Vol. 1, and it's been doing
really well.

It's a collection of blog posts I
did back in 1997 - when the
Internet had just gotten going -
and it has a ton of training tips,
workouts, exercises, stories,
motivation and all-around fun

I've revised, expanded and
updated the blog posts - and
included some commentary
where necessary - and the
end result is pretty darn
good, if I say so myself.

Dinos around the world seem
to agree. They've been
snatching it up like hotcakes.

Get this --

The little monster is now in 11
top 10 lists world wide.

We're in three lists in Canada -
currently no. 2, 3 and 3.

We're no. 2 on one list and
no. 10 in another in Germany.

We're in three top 10 lists in
Italy - tied with Canada at no.
2, 3 and 3.

And we're in three top 10 lists
in Germany - currently at
no. 7, 7 and 8.

And we're no. 13 in Australia,
so with any luck, that will move
up into the top 10 there as well.

Of course, I'm still looking for a
no. 1 ranking - so if you've been
sitting on the fence, jump off and
join your fellow Dinos around the
world - and help us jump into the
no. 1 spot.

Go here to grab your copy:

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

Weight Training and Brain Health

Hitting it hard at age 60. The older you are, the more important your training becomes.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Back in the day, people who lifted weights
were called "muscle-heads."

It wasn't because people thought they were
smart. It was because weightlifters and body-
builders were viewed as "all brawn and no

This view was so common that one reporter
actually had the audacity to ask World weight-
lifting champion Doug Hepburn the following
question during an interview:

"How does it feel to be all brawn and no

To which Hepburn famously replied:

 "I don't know -- what's it like to be neither?"

But not very long ago, there was a report
of a study that measured the effect of weight
training on the brain.

Our brains contain something called "white
matter," which connects the different parts
of the brain and allows them to communicate
with one another.

As we grow older, we often begin to develop
gaps or holes in the white matter -- which in
turn affects our ability to process information.

Thus, we may have trouble remembering things,
concentrating, or even thinking.

The holes in the white matter also affect our
balance, coordination and mobility.

Now, frankly, that sounds pretty terrible --
but hold on, because the new study gives us
plenty of hope.

Regular weight training is one of the most important keys to healthy aging.

The recent study compared three groups of
women between the ages of 65 and 75.

One group did light weight training once a

Another group did light weight training twice
a week.

The third group did stretching and special
balance training twice a week.

The researchers performed brain scans on the
women before they began their programs --
and repeated the scans one year later.

The results were shocking -- at least, they were
shocking to the researchers.

The women who trained with weights once a
week, and the women who did balance training,
had significant deterioration of the white matter
in their brains after the year of training had

The women who did weight training twice a week
had much less deterioration of their white matter.
They also walked and moved much better than
the other women.

The researchers concluded that training with
weights twice a week or more has some sort of
beneficial effect on the brain. In essence, it builds
the brain just as much as it builds the body.

The iron adds years to your life, and life to your years.

The researchers don't know the exact mechanism
by which weight training strengthens the brain.
It may be that the same chemical and hormonal
changes that cause muscle growth also cause
the growth of the white matter in the brain.

Or it may be related to improved blood flow to
the brain as a result of the training.

But whatever the exact growth mechanism, the
bottom line is this:

Weight training makes your brain stronger,
younger and healthier.

All brawn and no brain?

I don't think so.

In fact, we may be moving toward a time when
regular weight training is recognized as one of
the very best things we can do to keep our brains
healthy and strong.

And yes, that's a very important reason to start
training when you're young -- and to keep on
training for your entire life!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. For maximum benefit, focus on the mind-muscle
link when you train. I cover this in detail in Dinosaur
Bodyweight Training:

The exercises in Dinosaur Dumbbell Training are
also great for brain and body health -- particularly the
compound movements:

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

Hard-copy and PDF


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Weights
for your body, weights for your brain."
 -- Brooks Kubik

If you enjoyed this Blog post, you'll love my Dinosaur Training books and courses. You can get them in PDF and hard-copy editions at my website or in Kindle editions at Amazon. 

For a complete list of my Kindle books, go here:

No, It's Not a Training Journal!

Yes, that's a 151-pound dumbbell. And if we were training together, I'd teach you how to do this.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

A guy sent an email saying, "The
new Dinosaur Strength Training
Notebook looks real nice - but I
don't need it because I already
have a training journal."

To which I replied --

well, I didn't reply.

I didn't know what to say.

Or how to say it.

And I do try not to use excessive

It's not a training journal.

It's called a notebook because it's
a notebook of training tools and
training ideas.

Back in the early 1950s, Harry
did three nifty little editions of
what he called Bosco's Strength

The Dinosaur Strength Training
Notebook is the same sort of thing.

It's not a book, per se.

It's a collection of thoughts.

Of ideas.

Of things to try.

Things that work.

And warnings about things that
don't work.

The best way to think about it is

If we were training together, you'd
ask me all kinds of questions.

"Why do you do that way?"

"What about this?"

"Is this okay?"

"I was reading about [fill in the
blank]- what do YOU thing about

"What's the best thing for [fill in the

"How do you [fill in the blank]?"

"How can I increase my [fill in the

And so on.

You'd ask me a ton of questions -
and I'd give you a ton of answers.

Or maybe a couple of tons of

When it was all over, you'd know a
heck of a lot about productive
training - including things that
many people never even dream

That's what the Dinosaur Strength
Training Notebook is.

It's like having me as your training

I don't know about you, but that
sounds like a good deal to me.

So grab your lifting gear and your
chalk - and let's get ready to train:

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. We're only releasing The Dinosaur
Strength Training Notebook in a Kindle
edition - so don't wait for PDF or hard-
copy. Grab it now. And remember - you
can download a FREE app from Amazon
that let's you read Kindle books on any

Take a Peek Inside!

Louis Abele once said that he trained so hard on squats and weightlifting exercises that even his teeth ached after a workout. That's the kind of old-school training mojo I teach in The Dinosaur Strength Training Notebook, Vol. 1 - the newest addition to our library of strength training books on Kindle.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Take a peek at the table of
contents for The Dinosaur
Strength Training Notebook,
Vol. 1:

Introduction by John Wood

(Note: This is a GREAT intro -
a big THANK YOU to John for
writing it.)

Brooks Kubik – The Original

Introduction to the Second

1. The Supplement Mindset

2. Quiet Confidence

3. The Success Habit

4. A Little Rant from Peary Rader

5. Ten Things that Work Much Better
than Any Food Supplement Under
the Sun

6. The Entourage

7. First, Last and Foremost –

8. Motivation

9. Irregular Training

10. An Iron Will

11. Strength Training 101

12. “How Much Can You Bench

13. The Vertical Bar Lift

14. Dinosaur Style Dumbbell

15. “Yes, It Really Is 12:15 in the

And much more - because
there's a grand total of 50
chapters - some short, some
not so short.

It gives you workouts, exercises,
mind power, training tips,
stories, motivation, and a no-
nonsense, take no prisoners
barrage of old-school Iron
Slinging "how to do it"
advice and instruction.

It's available on Kindle - right
now, and right here:

I'm very happy to bring this
little monster to you - and I
think you're really going to
like it!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

For a complete list of my Kindle books, go here:             

The Dinosaur Strength Training Notebook


I'm hitting some power snatches at Dino Headquarters to celebrate the release of our new Dinosaur Training book on Kindle.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

As longtime Dinos may recall,
I did a little book called The
Dinosaur Strength Training
Notebook way back in 1998.

It was very popular and I
sold a ton of copies.

But it's been out of print
for a long time - perhaps
10 or 12 years. Maybe

Anyhow, a number of you
have asked me to bring it
back - so we did -  in an
updated, expanded, and
revised version.

You can grab it at the
Kindle bookstore - right

Let me know how you
like the little monster!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

Breaking News - Here It Is - My New Dinosaur Training Book on Kindle!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Here it is - the new Dinosaur
Training book available in the
Kindle bookstore:

And right on time, too - I
thought it would be available
around midnight, and it
went live at 11:58 p.m.

Hope you enjoy it!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

Be Looking for It Right Around Midnight!

We're launching something new and fun on Kindle right around midnight - I don't have the link yet, but here's a list of all of my Kindle e-books. If the list updates when the new book goes live, then you can be one of the first Dinos to grab the new addition to our Kindle library.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

We have something new and
exciting for you in the Kindle

Well, not yet - but VERY SOON.

Right now, it's being uploaded
into the Kindle system.

So you can't see it right now
(9:42 pm EST as I type this) -
but it should be available right
around midnight.

If not then, then sometime
early tomorrow morning.

I'll send an email as soon as
it's up and I have a link - but
in the meantime, you might
try searching my name in
the Kindle bookstore.

Or try this:

If you click on some of the sales
pages for different Brooks Kubik
books in the Kindle bookstore,
Amazon may very well send you
a notice when the new little
monster is ready to go.

One of those "Hey, if you're
interested in books by Brooks
Kubik, you might like this"

If that happens, you may be one
of the very first Dinos to grab the
new little monster - which is
always fun to do.

Of course, if all else fails, look for
my next email. It will have the

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

12:00 Midnight 

Breaking news! 

Here it is!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Here it is - the new Dinosaur
Training book available in the
Kindle bookstore:

And right on time, too - I
thought it would be available
around midnight, and it
went live at 11:58 p.m.

Hope you enjoy it!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik