Little Man, Big Legs

Guess who almost got selected to play the role of Superman - and who would have done a pretty good job at it.


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Trudi and I were walking the other
day, and we met a friend who's a
dancer with the Louisville Ballet
Company.


Meaning that her job is to train for
8 to 10 hours a day - on her feet,
up and down - doing thousands of
reps of different leg exercises:
squats, jumps, sprints, hops, calf
raises, kicks, bouncing, and more.

No, it's not heavy squats, but it's a
tough workout, and you have to be
in seriously great condition to do it
day after day, year after year.

She was with her son - a miniature
dynamo who looks to be four or five
years old.

He was riding a small bicycle with
training wheels.

It had a Spiderman symbol on the
front.

"Do you like Spiderman?" I asked
him.

He nodded his head up and down.
"Do you know Spiderman's real
name?"

That was easy.

"Spiderman!" he said.

"No - I mean his real name - when
he's not wearing his Spiderman suit."

He thought about it very carefully
before answering.

Probably wasn't sure if he could trust
me. After all, this was top secret stuff.
If the Green Goblin ever found out,
Spidey would be in big trouble.

"Don't worry - I won't tell anyone," I
promised.

He continued to think about it.

I must have looked suspicious.

"I know it's a secret," I said. "We
don't want the bad guys to find
out."

"Okay," he said."Peter Parker!"

"That's right!"

And then HE asked ME a question -
which was good, because I had pretty
much run out of questions for him. It's
been a long time since I read a Spider-
man comic, and I'm not up to date on
what everyone's favorite webslinger
is doing.

"Do you want to see how fast I can
go?" he asked.

"If your mom says it's ok."

Mom nodded.

"It's ok," she said.

We stepped aside and he took off, his
little legs pedaling furiously.

Before you knew it, he was half a block
away.

He stopped, turned around, looked back
at us, and waved.

We waved back, and mom went down the
block to collect him, and Trudi and I went
on with our walk.

Now, I don't know about you, but I think
that little man is going to be an Iron
Slinger someday - and those little legs
are going to be doing some serious
squatting in about 15 or so years.

I also think it reminds us that we're born
to exercise. It comes naturally to us. We're
made for walking, running, lifting, moving
and carrying. Children know this - it's why
they're so active - but adults tend to forget
it.

Which means that if you have kids or grand-
kids, it should be easy to get them into the
exercise habit. If they've ever seen YOU
training, they're probably itching to give
it a try.

And it also should be easy for YOU to get
into - and stay into - the exercise habit.

Heck, it's as fast, fun and easy as blasting
down the block on an official Spiderman
bicycle.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik


P.S. Here are some great courses that
focus on some unusual but very
effective old-school training methods:



Dinosaur Strength and Power -
Course No. 1 - Strength Style
Arm Training with Doug Hepburn

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurstrengthandpower-01.html

A complete - and brand new - training
course that teaches you how to build
strong, powerful,and muscular arms -
using the training methods of the
legendary Doug Hepburn.



The Bone Strength Project

https://www.oldtimestrongman.com/bone-strength-projectPDF.html

John Wood's unique program for building
your bones in order to increase your
potential for maximum muscle mass.



Dinosaur Strength and Power -
Course No. 2 - Heavy Partials

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurstrengthandpower-02.html

Another way of building your bones -
and strengthening your tendons and
ligaments - a must read for anyone
interested in maximum strength and
power.



The May-June Dinosaur Files

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles-mayjune2018.html

Feature articles include:

The World's Simplest Bodyweight
Program

The Deadlift from Hell

The Valhalla Challenge

Bob Hoffman's Favorite Training
Program

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



Hard-copy and PDF

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



Kindle

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


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day:

"Start young and keep on going. If you're
not young, then start NOW and keep on
going."


-- Brooks Kubik

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One of the Most Important Factors in Strength Training Success

 
Like all great champions, John Grimek had unshakeable confidence in his training - he believed that it would work - and it did!


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

One of the most important factors in
strength training success is something
that doesn't cost a penny.

In fact, you can't buy it.

It doesn't come in a can, a bottle, or
a pill.

No one makes it.

No one sells it.

But it makes all the difference in the
world - so much so, that it's often the
difference between success and
failure.

What is it?

It's confidence.

The firm, unchanging, unshakeable
belief that you can and WILL build
the strength and muscle that you
desire.


That your training program WILL
WORK
.

Make no mistake about it.

The difference between training with
confidence and training without it is
literally night and day.

Do everything you can to build, promote
and strengthen you confidence.

Avoid negative people. They sap your
confidence - and that's the last thing
you want.

Avoid Internet arguments and cyber-
debates. They weaken your confidence.

Don't argue about training - resolve
to do what you need to do - and then
do it.

Read positive messages and positive
influences. I include tons of them in
my books and courses - along with tons
of success stories. I do that because I
know how much they help build and
maintain the high level of confidence
necessary for your success.

Don't obsess about "things you need" -
be they supplements, equipment, or
whatever. Focus on what you have and
how to use it - and on the great results
it will bring you.

Use visualization. See yourself as a
success. Create a mental movie with
the future, soon to be, YOU as the
hero. Watch it over and over again.

Visualization is easy, and it doesn't
cost a penny - or take very much
time - but it's incredibly effective.
See Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets
of Strength and Development for
step by step instruction on how to
harness the power of visualization to
rocket your way to success:



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

And - make no mistake about it.
This isn't foo-foo, incense, herb tea
and singing kumbaya.

This is something that works.

Elite athletes in all sports use it.

Martial artists use it.

War fighters use it.

And so can you!

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here are some great courses that
focus on some unusual but very
effective old-school training methods:



Dinosaur Strength and Power -
Course No. 1 - Strength Style
Arm Training with Doug Hepburn

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurstrengthandpower-01.html

A complete - and brand new - training
course that teaches you how to build
strong, powerful,and muscular arms -
using the training methods of the
legendary Doug Hepburn.



The Bone Strength Project

https://www.oldtimestrongman.com/bone-strength-projectPDF.html

John Wood's unique program for building
your bones in order to increase your
potential for maximum muscle mass.



Dinosaur Strength and Power -
Course No. 2 - Heavy Partials

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurstrengthandpower-02.html

Another way of building your bones -
and strengthening your tendons and
ligaments - a must read for anyone
interested in maximum strength and
power.



The May-June Dinosaur Files

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles-mayjune2018.html

Feature articles include:

The World's Simplest Bodyweight
Program

The Deadlift from Hell

The Valhalla Challenge

Bob Hoffman's Favorite Training
Program

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



Hard-copy and PDF

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



Kindle

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

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day:

"You CAN and you WILL."

-- Brooks Kubik

BEFORE YOU LEAVE . . .

We have more than 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses in the Kindle bookstore - here are several of them - head on over and take a look at the others:




























































Can It Really Work that Fast?



Here's a video from back in the late 1990's - where I'm hitting a new PR in the push press with 302  pounds - a gain of 27 pounds in just two weeks after using a special program of heavy partials in the power rack.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Well, it never fails.

Whenever I write about something that
works - as in, it worked for me or it
worked for a great lifter from the past,
or it worked for one of our fellow Dino-
saurs - I get a dozen or so emails from
people who say:

"No, it doesn't."

"That's impossible."

"No one could gain strength that fast."

"No one could gain that much muscle
so fast."

And my personal favorite:

"Do you have any research studies to
prove that it works?"

As if doing it somehow doesn't count as
proof that it works.

During World War Two, General Patton
drove up to the front in his jeep and found
a group of GI's standing at the edge of the
Rhine River, looking for a place to cross.

"We can't cross here, General," they said.
"The nearest ford is 20 miles downstream."

"Then how did I just cross the river 200
yards back that way?" asked the General.

Anyhow, it happened again.

I wrote about one of our Dinos from
Texas - his name is Patrick, by the way -
who tried my new Heavy Partials course
and set a new PR in the bench press
just
two weeks later.

I also noted that I did pretty much the
same thing back when I was competing
in bench press and powerlifting comps.

Two weeks on a special bench press
program - using heavy partials - and I
set a new PR - that also happened to
be a World record in my age group and
weight class in one of the two drug-free
powerlifting federations I lifted in.

And, of course, the doubters are having
a hey-day - and sending me emails telling
me that it's "impossible" to make gains
like that.

So here's something else to set their
hair on fire.

Heavy partial push presses in the power rack - with 440 pounds. These helped me push my full-range push press from 275 pounds to 302 pounds in just two weeks - and to 320 pounds after a few more weeks of heavy partials.

Back in 1997 or 1998, I did a special
program of heavy partials in the power
rack, with the specific goal of increasing
my push press from 275 pounds to 300
pounds as fast as possible.

I made it in just two weeks.

In fact, I did better than 300 pounds.

I made 302 pounds.

That's a gain of 27 pounds in just two
weeks.

And after a few more weeks, I made
320 pounds - a gain of 45 pounds.

So when I get an email from a reader
who says he set a new PR after just a
couple of weeks of heavy partials, I
don't doubt him for a minute.

I KNOW it's possible - because I've
done
it.

And I invite you to do the very same thing.
Grab my course on Heavy Partials - and
give it an honest try.

See what happens - and how fast you gain.

Of course, you don't have to rush things -
you can start light and easy, break in
slowly and gradually - and then start
adding weight.

That's safer, and just as effective in the
long run.

And if it takes 6 weeks - or 8 weeks - or
even a whopping 12 weeks to hit a new
PR - that's pretty good, too.

So be sure to write in and let me know
about it.

You can grab the new course right here:



Dinosaur Strength and Power -
Course No. 2 - Heavy Partials

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurstrengthandpower-02.html

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik




Two Weeks to a New PR!

Heavy partials build amazing strength - and they do it FAST!


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I launched my new Heavy Partials training
course a couple of weeks ago, and many of
you have grabbed it and are giving the pro-
gram a try.

Which means we're getting a ton of great
feedback on it.

One of our many Texas Dinos has been
doing plenty of heavy bench press partials
ever since he got the course - and in just
two weeks he set a new PR in the bench
press.

Think about that for a second.

New course - do it for just two weeks -
and BOOM - new PR.

That's not too shabby.

It's also not a surprise.

Thirty years ago, when I was competing in
drug-free bench press and powerlifting con-
tests, I traveled from Louisville to Jackson-
ville to compete in a National bench press
contest.

My goal was to set a new age group World
record in one of the two powerlifting feder-
ations I lifted in.

Long story short, I won my age group and
weight class - but missed the World record
attempt.

I was steamed.

I drove back to Louisville cussing and fuming
the whole way.

I went on a special all-partials bench press
program for just two weeks - entered another
National Championship contest in Edison,
New Jersey - and set the new record.

When I set the record, I made an EASY lift
with the weight I had missed just two weeks
earlier in Jacksonville.

So in case you were wondering - yes, this
stuff works.

It works fast.

And it works great.

Go here, grab the new course, and see for
yourself:



Dinosaur Strength and Power -
Course No. 2 - Heavy Partials

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurstrengthandpower-02.html

And, of course - be sure to let me know
how you like the new program - and what
kind of results you get from it.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik


How Long Should a Workout Take?

Old-timers like Bernie Baron - shown here in a photo from the early 1940's - built amazing physiques and tremendous strength with much shorter workouts than most people use today.


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I get tons of emails from readers who want
to know how long a workout should take.

They've read about two, three, four and
even five hour workouts -- and about
'"champions" who supposedly train all
day long -- and they wonder how they
can fit all that training into their
schedules.

Some trainees even give up and QUIT
because they think they have to train for
several hours in every workout, and they
don't know how they can do it.

It's frustrating, because trainees have been
facing this issue for over 50 years -- and
the answer has been out there for just as
long -- but most trainees still don't get
it.

That's because the good information gets
lost in a sea of bad advice -- or nowadays,
in a cyber-sea of bad advice.

And that's why we all need to keep beating
the drum for sane, sensible, effective and
productive strength training and muscle
building.

So let me do exactly that.

Fifty years ago, Bradley J. Steiner, Peary
Rader, Arthur Jones, and a small handful
of other writers told their readers some
things that were very important -- and
very true -- and very much worth
remembering:

1. Long workouts are not necessary.

2. Most trainees actually do better on
shorter workouts.

3. You can get a terrific, result-producing
workout in just 45 to 60 minutes.

4. You even can do it in 30 minutes.

5. Or 20 minutes.

6. And two or three workouts a week
work fine for most trainees.

7. Of course, you need to make every
minute count.

a. You need to focus on QUALITY in your
training.

b. Focus on the best exercises -- and follow
the best set/rep systems.

c. Train with concentration and focus.

d. Train for strength. Always try to get
stronger. Always work on improving your
performance from workout to workout.

My own workouts usually take 50 to 75
minutes. Most of them clock in at right
around one hour.

That's one hour, three times a week.

And it works great.

Give it a try, and see what happens!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Chalk and Sweat has over 50 terrific
workouts for trainees of all experience levels,
and none of them require you to spend your
life in the gym:



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

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



Hard-copy and PDF

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



Kindle

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

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day:

"It's not how LONG you train, it's HOW
you train that
counts."

-- Brooks Kubik

BEFORE YOU LEAVE . . .

We have more than 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses in the Kindle bookstore - here are several of them - head on over and take a look at the others: