One Dinosaur and One Barbell

 
The old-school, split style snatch is a great exercise for older trainees. They're much easier on your shoulders than squat snatches.


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I had a great workout last night,
and I thought I'd tell you about
it.

It was one of those old school
workouts you see so often here
at Dino Headquarters.

I started with 10 minutes of
stretching and loosening up drills.
These include things like overhead
squats with a broomstick, shoulder
dislocates, and even some slow speed
snatches.

Next, I did old-school, split style
snatches - or Retro snatches, as Jim
Schmitz calls them. At age 60, I find
that these are working better for me
than squat snatches. They're much
easier on my shoulders.

The outdoor lifting area at Dino Headquarters. You don't need much to get a great workout.


And they're fast and fun. I really like
them.

I did singles, even on the warm-up
sets, striving for perfect form and
a precise movement pattern.

Next, I did snatch grip high pulls.

After that, I did front squats.

And that was it.

The entire workout took about one hour
and twenty minutes.

Today's a rest day, and the day after
that will be another training day. I'll
do a different workout, with different
exercises, but it will be pretty similar.

60 to 90 minutes of hard training 3x a week will work wonders - for anyone, at any age.


That's the way it is at Dino Headquarters:
basic OL training 3x per week. In other
words, me and the barbell -- some chalk
and sweat -- and not much else.

I'm sure your workout is different -- but
in many ways, it's quite similar. That's
because Dinos focus on the important
things.

They focus on the iron. And they focus on
getting it done.

That's what I did last night. I got it
done. Went out to the garage, chalked
my hands, grabbed the bar and had a
great workout. And that's what Dinos
do.

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's an entire book of old-school,
Dino-style workouts -- from beginner to
intermediate to advanced -- along with
20 special workouts for maximum muscle
mass:

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

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.htm

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "It starts
and ends with you and the bar."
-- Brooks Kubik

We have over 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses in the Kindle bookstore. 

For a complete list and links to all of them, go here: 

The Best Gym in the World

John Grimek got started with an old barbell set he borrowed from an older brother. That old barbell ended up building the best physique in the world.


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

It was a humble wooden box.

Just some boards nailed together.

Six feet long -- one foot wide -- one foot
deep.

It was wrapped with a long chain, and the
chain was pulled tight and pad-locked.

A young man worked the late shift. He went
to work at 4:00 in the afternoon and worked
until 12:00 midnight.

After he finished working, he walked home
in the dark night.

He reached his house, went to his room,
and changed into sweat clothes.

By now, it was almost 1:00 in the
morning.

The night was silent.

The moon cast a golden glow over the
town, the house, and the yard.

He went outside, walked into the rickety
old garage, lit a match, lit an old lantern,
put it over in the corner, and turned to
the wooden box.

He reached under the seventh brick back
by the wall, and pulled out a key.

It was the key to the padlock.

He opened the lock, loosened the chain,
and opened the box.

He reached inside, and pulled out a long
iron bar.

It was a barbell.

He pulled out a series of iron plates.

Dumbbell bars.

Kettlebell bars.

In just a few minutes, he had almost 300
pounds of iron lying on the dirt floor of
the old garage.

And that's when he began his workout.
He started with a basic warm-up exercise --
a power snatch performed with straight
legs -- and moved on to curls.

After the curls, he did presses.

He loaded the bar and did rowing, shrugs, stiff
legged deadlifts, clean and press, straddle lifts,
snatches, clean and jerk, rowing, squats, bent
legged deadlifts and more.

He worked in dumbbell exercises, kettlebell
exercises, pushups, situps, pull-ups, handstand
pushups, leg raises, side bends, grip work,
and the wrestler's bridge.

He trained for almost two hours under the
light of the moon and the flickering lantern.
He finished his workout, wiped away the
sweat, unloaded his barbell, and put the
barbell, the dumbbells, the kettlebells and
the weights back in the box.

Tens of thousands of boys and men got started with the York Big Ten Special. Do you ever wonder how many tons of muscle those sets built?

He wrapped the chain around the box,
pulled it tight, and locked it up again.

He put the key to the padlock back under
the same old brick.

Brick no. 7.

The lucky brick.

He walked outside, shut the garage door,
and went back into the house.

His name was John Grimek -- and he went
on to become the greatest all-natural
bodybuilder in the history of the world.

And it all started with that wooden box.

It was the best gym in the world.

The very best gym -- in the entire world.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Back in 2012 I wrote a terrific course about
John Grimek's life and training. You can grab it
in your choice of hard-copy of Kindle e-book:
a. For the Kindle e-book, go here:

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

b. For the hard-copy course, go here:

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

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

Hard-copy and PDF

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

Kindle

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

3. Thought for the Day: "All it takes is hard
work, sweat and enthusiasm." -- Brooks
Kubik


We have over 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses in the Kindle bookstore. 

For a complete list and links to all of them, go here: 

An Email from Amazon

Amazon sends me emails telling me what I might like in the Kindle bookstore. Most of the suggestions have been pretty good guesses.


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I woke up this morning and had an
email from Amazon waiting for me.
It was one of those "Thought you
might like this" emails.

And it was pretty much on point.

It included:

John Wood's Trap Bar Training
Guide

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

Good guess. I like it quite a bit.
I even contributed some material
for it. Including a brand new Trap
Bar workout.

John Wood's Old School Training
Articles, Vol. 1

http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/oldschoolarticles001.html

I definitely like that. John did
a great job with it.

The Dinosaur Strength Training
Notebook, Vol. 1

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurnotebook001.html

Yep, I like that, too. (Heck, I
wrote it.)


The Master Method of Health,
Strength and Bodybuilding,
Lesson 1


http://www.brookskubik.com/mastermethod-001.html

Written by David Willoughby
and my good friend, Bill
Hinbern.


Yeah, I like it. Like it a lot.

Like it so much, I wrote a
special introduction for the
Kindle version.


Brooks Kubik's Old-School
Strength Q and A, Vol. 1


http://www.brookskubik.com/oldschool_01-kindle.html

And that was also a good guess.

I like it very much - as I should,
since I'm the author.


Anyhow, I think Amazon has
me pegged.


It knows what I like.

How about you? Are you getting
any emails from Amazon?


If so, I hope Amazon is letting
you know about the good stuff
out there - including the stuff
John, Bill and I are putting into
the Kindle bookstore. 


Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik


We have over 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses in the Kindle bookstore. 

For a complete list and links to all of them, go here: 



The Dinosaur Wish List

These are some of our most popular books on Kindle. What would you like to see next?


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Yesterday I asked for feedback from
the Dinos.

I wanted to know which of my books
and courses you'd like us to release
in Kindle editions.

Obviously, we're going to work on
what you tell us you want to see.
We got a ton of responses, which I
have reviewed. I'm keeping a list of
the number of votes for each book
or course you want to see on
Kindle.

So far, the top items on the Dinosaur
Wish List are these (listed in no
particular order):

1. Gray Hair and Black Iron

2. Chalk and Sweat

3. Strength, Muscle and Power

4. Dinosaur Training (the original Dino
book)

5. Dinosaur Dumbbell Training

6. The remaining books in the Legacy
of Iron Series

7. Dinosaur Bodyweight Training

We also got MANY requests to go
ahead and put the last volume of
the Knife, Fork, Muscle Kindle series
on line. (We broke it up into four
Kindle books to make it easier to
read, and need to release the last
in the series on Kindle.)

Since I can't work on everything
at once, I'm going to work on what
gets the most votes - so send me
an email and let me know what
you want to see next!

To make it easy, here's what's
available in hard-copy:

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

And here's everything that's
currently available in Kindle:

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

Take a look at both lists,
and let me know what to
work on next!

Thanks for your help and your
feedback!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

We have over 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses in the Kindle bookstore. 

For a complete list and links to all of them, go here: 


The Invisible Dinosaur


Regular strength training is the number one way to stay young and strong. Nothing else is even close.


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

For some reason, I've become
invisible.

During the past couple of months,
the following has happened:

1. I stood in line at a store right
next to a man I used to know very
well, and see frequently in down-
town Louisville.

He didn't recognize me at all.

It was like I was invisible.

2. I passed a man on the street
that I've known since law school -
and used to work with - and saw
literally every day for something
like 30 years.

He didn't recognize me, either.

Once again, I was invisible.

At age 60, I've become invisible.


3. I stood next to another man I
used to know and see quite often
from about 1997 through 2010.

We went up the elevator together,
just the two of us.

And he didn't recognize me,
either.

Totally invisible.

I asked Trudi about it.

"It's because you look different,"
she said.

"I don't look that much older!" I
replied.

"No, you look younger," she said.

"Younger?"

"You're aging backwards. People
don't see you because they can't
imagine that you look younger
than when they knew you."

Well, I don't know if that's true
or not, but it was kind of her to
say it.

But I think there's at least a
grain of truth to it.

Strength training is the Fountain of Youth.


Of course, it's the lifting that
does it.

It's the best thing in the world
to keep you young.

Heck, if you do it long enough
and smart enough, it might
even make you invisible - just
like me.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Gray Hair and Black Iron is
the number one book for older
Dinos:

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

Older Dinos will also like The
Dinosaur Files - because each
issue includes special advice
by and for older Dinos. Go here
to grab the most recent issue
in the Kindle bookstore:

http://www.brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles-2017-03.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: "First
you grow bigger and stronger, and
then you grow stronger and younger."
- Brooks Kubik

We have over 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses in the Kindle bookstore. 

For a complete list and links to all of them, go here: 




What Would You Like Me to Work On Next?

We have over 25 Dinosaur Training books and courses available in the Kindle bookstore. What would you like to see next on Kindle?


Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I have a question for the Dinos,
and I'm looking for as much
feedback as possible.

So if you can, please shoot in a
response.

Here's the question:

Which of my books and courses
that are not yet available on
Kindle would you MOST like
to see in Kindle format?

Here's everything available in
hard-copy:

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

And here's everything available
in Kindle:

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

Take a look at both lists,
and let me know what to
work on next!

Thanks!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik


An Important Announcement from Bill Hinbern!



Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I received an important announcement from Bill
Hinbern the other day, and I wanted to share it
with you.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

An Important Announcement from Bill Hinbern

As you know we have been seriously considering
making some of our publications available in eBook
form, in addition to our traditional “paper and ink”
form.

We have decided to begin with LESSON 1 of our
tremendously popular title…

“The Master Method of Health, Strength, and
Bodybuilding” by David P. Willoughby and Bill
Hinbern

We have decided on Kindle for our ebooks as it is
a very popular format.

What’s more, it is NOT necessary to own a Kindle
E-reader to view a Kindle eBook.

You can simply enter your mobile number or email
address to download the FREE Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your
smartphone, tablet, or computer…

NO Kindle device required!

So, go here, TODAY, to take advantage of this
opportunity to read and learn from Lesson 1 of
“The Master Method of Health, Strength, and
Bodybuilding” in Kindle form.

Please notice the FREE Kindle App information
directly below the “Master Method Course” image.

http://www.brookskubik.com/mastermethod-001.html


Thank you, Brooks, and PLEASE, take a moment,
and leave your “Customer Review” of this famous
course.

For those that want the ENTIRE “paper and ink”
10 Lesson Course, go here to order:

http://superstrengthtraining.com/master-method-of-health-strength-and-bodybuilding-willoughby-hinbern

We are working on Lesson 2 and, eventually, we
will have the entire 10 Lesson course available
in the Kindle format.

We appreciate any feedback and/or suggestions
regarding this publication and the ease of
ordering it.

Thank you!

Until the next time…

Yours for greater strength,

Bill Hinbern

P.S. “Everything should be made as simple as
possible, but not simpler” – Albert Einstein




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