Here It Is - the Dinosaur Files - on Kindle!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

If you've been waiting for the
August-September issue of the
Dinosaur Files on Kindle, wait no
longer --


Hope you enjoy the little

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

More Thoughts on Younger Trainees

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

One quick note, and then we'll talk training.

1. The Dino Files

The August-September issue of The Dinosaur
Files is available in PDF - and it's getting great
reviews from Dinos around the world.

Go here to grab the little monster:

2. More Thoughts on Younger Trainees

We've been getting more thoughts on
younger trainees and how to help them.

Or rather, how to get them to help
themselves - by giving sane, sensible,
Dino-style strength training a try - as
opposed to the muscle media silliness
they all do.

If you're a younger trainee, don't be
offended. What you are reading comes
from older Dinos who were once young -
and who made the same mistakes that
YOU are making now - and who sincerely
want to help you avoid those mistakes.

Also, if you sense some irritation in
what older Dinos have to say, remember
that much or all of it is directed at the
commercial interests who make money
off of young Dinos by steering them

With that in mind, let me share some
more feedback on the topic.

Why Younger Trainees Do It Wrong

Because knuckleheads are telling them
that "Dino Style" won't get you cut, or
that there's not enough work (volume)
to build muscle mass (both of which
are wrong, although very few Dinos
worry about cuts or extreme definition).

I have told many young fellows about
abbreviated training, and they don't
like it because they think there's not
enough work for arms or chest!

I'm 42, and they tell me, "You need to
do more reps and lighter weight to cut

They want to look strong, not necessarily
BE strong.

We have an uphill battle, Brooks - there
are more people that train the bomb
and blitz way than the Dino Way!

Jeremy M.

Everyone Starts Out Wrong!

Even you have admitted that in your
earlier years you followed the "Muscle
Mag" routines. So did I. So did most of
us for longer than we care to admit. I'm
beginning to think it's a prerequisite to
sensible (Dino-style, abbreviated)

Ron S.

Better Late than Never!

I'm 27, and have been training since I
was 14. I found Dinosaur Training only
in the past couple of years, but it was a
real game-changer, and as they say,
better late than never!

I don't know what the deal is with young
guys unsubscribing. I've pretty much un-
subscribed from every strength newsletter
except this one.

While I'm at it, thanks for the beginner
strength and bulk programs you've
shared in your emails and posted at
The Dinosaur Training Blog. Max


More to Come!

Those are all good points - and we have
more to come - including some thoughts
of my own, and some feedback on what
it's like to train in a gym in 2016 after
having been a garage gorilla for so many

In the meantime, be sure to grab the
latest issue of The Dinosaur Files - it's
the best thing on the market, and if
everyone read it, the world would be
a much different place.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's the link again for the Dinosaur

P.S. 2. Chalk and Sweat has 50 terrific
training programs for Dinos, from beginner
to intermediate to advanced to looking
for ultimate strength and muscle mass:

P.S. 3. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:

P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "Older and
wiser only counts for something if you
focus on the wiser part."  - Brooks Kubik


More Proof that Dino Training Works!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

One quick note, and then we'll talk iron.

1. The Dino Files

Go here to take a peek at the cover of the
August-September Dino Files - and to look
at the table of contents - and to grab a copy
of the little monster:

It's one of our best issues ever, and it's
been getting great reviews and terrific
feedback from readers.

2. More Proof that Dino Training Works

Just got this email from Ruiseart Alcorn, a
soon to be 58-year old Dino. It's in response
to yesterday's question about how to help
younger trainees ditch the silly stuff in the
muscle mags and start training hard, heavy
and sensible. It also gives us plenty of proof
that Dino Training works - at any age:

Hallo Brooks,

I have an almost equally frustrating time
when trying to explain to people how I train.
Young people think "more is better" and prefer
to follow the advice of steroid riddled idiots,
and sadly many older people prefer to
pedal aimlessly on exercise bikes because
they're "too old to lift weights." Aaaaaargh!

I am almost 58 and have been steadily gaining
on two main training days per week plus some
light stuff every morning.

I use two heavy kettlebells for all exercises,
and keep my reps low.

On Tuesdays i do 5 sets of clean and press,
and 5 sets of deadlift.

On Saturdays I do 5 sets of front squats, 5
sets of floor press and 5 sets of bent rows.

At the end of each workout I do 5 x 30
second sprint intervals (on the spot), and
five minutes of walking around the room
to warm down.

Each workout takes about 60 minutes in

In addition to this, each morning upon
rising, I do 2 sets of clean-squat-press
with two light kettlebells (24 kg each). I
don't think of this as a workout as such -
it barely takes 5 minutes, and is really
more of a neuro-muscular practice
session. However, it wakes me up and
sets the pace for the day.

I also walk every day and practice martial

Whenever I explain my approach to training
to people, it goes in one ear and out the
other. Young folk think it's not possible to
gain on such a minimalist routine, whilst
older people think I'm nuts for "lifting so
much weight."

So, what's the answer?

It's simple - we just keep on doing what
we're doing. We've been doing it for
hundreds of years, and we'll keep on
doing it. Fads and shiny machines come
and go, but DINOS ARE FOREVER!

Hey, that sounds like a good title for a

Keep on liftin',


Thanks, Ruiseart - that was well said, and
it really ties everything together. You've
told us what we all need to do:

Keep on doing what we're doing!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. It's incredibly valuable to see what your
fellow Dinosaurs are doing - and to learn
first hand what really works when it comes
to building and maintaining lifelong strength
and health. That's why I publish the Dino
Files - and why you should be sure to read
each and every issue:

P.S. 2. Gray Hair and Black Iron is the no. 1
resource for older Dinos:

P.S. 3. My other books and courses - and back
issues of The Dino Files - as well as links to my
Kindle books - are right here:

P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "Life is as real as
you make it. So is your training." - Brooks Kubik


How to Change the World

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I'm going to continue to share feedback
from your fellow Dinos on the topic of
the week - how to change the world,
a/k/a how to get younger trainees
interested in old-school, sane, sensible
and effective strength training.

But before doing that, I want to share
a link for the August-September Dino
Files - with the cover photo and a
detailed list of the articles and features
in this issue:

It looks pretty good, and I think you'll
agree that the man on the cover deserves
to be there.

As for feedback from your fellow Dinos,
try this:

In response to your request for comments
on the majority of the younger generation not
realizing the power of Dinosaur Training, I would
like to talk about the moment of actualization,
which I define as the moment iin one's life
when a universal truth reveals itself and it
becomes knowledge to that individual.

As when the illiterate Frenchman discovered
he had been speaking prose his whole life.

Or when one truly learns how to properly 
train for strength - which is the knowledge
that Dinosaur Training contains - it's
foundation, if you will.

I am not sure when this moment happened
for me, but I do know I was Dinosaur
Training when it happened.

The methods it contains are many and varied,
but they all get you on the road of successful
and progressive strength training.

Maybe the younger folks who unsubscribed
are not interested in true strength, but rather,
the illusion of strength. Which is what all the
muscle comics promote - the illusion of

Don't worry, the entire Dino Nation will be
waiting to greet them and welcome them back
if and when they have a moment of actualization
and realize that what they are doing is not working
for them. Hopefully, that moment comes before
an injury sustained from over-training.

Remember that substance, which Dino Training
has, may not be popular but it never goes out
of style.

Greg Wilson

P.S. I don't know your benchmark for younger
Dinos. I'm guessing it is late teens to mid-twenties.
I am 33 and have been Dino Training since I
was 19, and I will be Dino Training for life!

Greg - Thanks  for your detailed and thoughtful
response. I agree 100% with everything you

Yes, those trainees in their teens and early twenties
are the ones we need to reach - to help them move
from the pseudo-stuff and the silliness to real
worlds, result producing and effective, old school,
progressive strength training.

It's a tough job - but together, we can do it.

And remember this: you change the world one
person at a time.

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. Be sure to check out the latest issue of
the Dinosaur Files - and grab yourself a copy:

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

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "If you're going
to train, why not do something that really
works?" - Brooks Kubik


Try It and See for Yourself!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

We received a ton of feedback in response
to yesterday's email about younger Dinos
unsubscribing from our mailing list.

Much of it was under the category of "They
should try Dino-style strength training -
and see for themselves just how effective
it is."

And others agreed that it's an uphill
battle - and that young trainees all
too often have to learn things the
hard way.

In other words, they have to try the silly
stuff - and learn that it doesn't work -
and then (hopefully) go on to try the
kind of training that really works.

Here's a sample of what you had to say:

Young Dino Loves Old School Training!

I'm young, and I love old school training.
I have a blast in every workout, training
really hard on basic exercises four days
a week.

My arms are almost 18 inches and I can
press almost 100 kilos overhead. Not long
from now I will make the 100 kilo mark at
a bodyweight of 90 kilos.

I couldn't live without my gym. Each year
I love it more.

Travis B.

Going Strong at 79!

Don't be discouraged by those doubters. You
are sending the right message. Keep it going.

I am almost 79, and still training and feel

Ron T.

It's a Struggle!

Don't let them get you down, Brooks. You
can lead them to water, but not make them

I give good advice all the time, but they
rarely take it. Maybe they just can't see
themselves taking advice from someone
my age, or from a woman. I'm not sure,
but the BS usually draws them in.

Leeann A.

Maybe They'll Come Back!

Your advice is the best out there, and I
think those young Dinos who unsubscribed
will regret it once they go full circle, and
realize that what you're saying is much
better advice than they will ever get from
the muscle mags they're reading.

Keep up the excellent work. Your books
Gray Hair and Black Iron and Knife, Fork,
Muscle are excellent!

Richard H.

Some Final Thoughts

Those are all excellent points, and I want
to thank Leeann, Travis, Ron and Richard
for sharing them. We have more feedback
from the Dino Nation, and I'll share it in
future emails.

In the meantime, what do YOU think?

Why is it so hard to help younger Dinos
get started on sane, sensible, progressive
strength training?

How can we combat the muscle media

And how can we convince the younger
generation to give old-school training a
try - and help them stick to it for the
rest of their lives?

Let me know what you think!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. If you're reading this, I assume you
have a copy of Dinosaur Training - but if
you don't, grab a copy now:

P.S. 2. Here's something else that fans
of old school training will enjoy:

P.S. 3. Go here to grab the August-
September issue of The Dinosaur Files
in PDF format with immediate electronic

P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "If you
have a chance to learn from someone
else's experience, do so. It can save a
lot of wasted time." - Brooks Kubik


Have You Read the New Dinosaur Files?

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Have you read the August-September
issue of The Dinosaur Files?

Ten days ago we released the little
monster in PDF format - and we've
been getting great reviews ever since.

That's not surprising, because the
Dinosaur Files is your no. 1 resource
for real-world, no-nonsense strength
training - and this issue is crammed
full of great articles!

Here's a link that gives you the complete
table of contents, with everything to see
in this Dino-sized issue:

And here's the link to order the little
monster in PDF format:

We're also going to do a Kindle edition,
but that isn't ready yet. I'll send a link
as soon as it is. My apologies to Kindle
fans - we have to format each issue
for PDF and then format it again for
Kindle, so it's hard to release both
editions at the same time.

In any case, this is a great issue. Be sure
to grab a copy. I know you'll enjoy it.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik


The Dinosaur Challenge: Try It and See!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Last week, I sent a number of what I thought
were good, interesting, informative, inspiring
and useful e-mails.

They all focused on old-school training and
old-school thinking.

Hard work, heavy iron, progressive training
on the basic exercises, persistence, dedication
and determination.

And in response,  we had several readers
unsubscribe from our email list.

Yep, they unsubscribed.

They decided they didn't want to hear about
old-school strength training and muscle building
any more.

And that's a shame.

The sad thing was, they were all younger

Last week's emails were aimed at younger Dinos --
to encourage them to give sane, sensible, real
world training a try -- and to push themselves
to make the most of their training in their teens
and twenties, rather than wasting those years on
high volume boobybuilding routines, "bombing,
blasting and blitzing," and similar silliness.

And I even gave some examples of old-school
champions who trained the right way from day
one -- and made great gains in strength and
muscle very rapidly.

I THOUGHT it would be an encouraging message
for the younger Dinos -- but apparently, some of
them didn't want to hear it. Perhaps it even made
them a little mad.

I think part of the reason for that is that so many
younger trainees have grown up hearing nothing
but bad advice -- and they've never been exposed
to the kind of training that really works.

They've only learned about the silly stuff.

So when I share stories about old-timers like John
Grimek or Steve Stanko making great gains in their
first couple of years of training, the younger readers
just don't believe it.

That's a shame, because it keeps them from trying
the kind of programs that will give them really good
results -- and it keeps them hooked on the kind of
programs that don't deliver.

So let me say this to everyone out there who's
still doing the conventional workouts and not getting
very much in the way of results.

Give Dinosaur Training a try.

Don't sit there and scratch your head and wonder if
old-school training works.

Test it.

Start in on an abbreviated training program, use the
exercises, sets and reps that I teach in my books and
courses, follow the diet and nutrition advice in Knife,
Fork, Muscle -- and see what happens.

Give it an honest try. Work hard. Make it a 3 month
or a 6 month commitment. Don't just try it for a week
and then jump to something else. You need to stick
to a training program long enough to make some
strength and muscle stick to you.

If it doesn't work, you can always go back to whatever
you were doing.

But if it DOES work -- if you discover that LESS training
(but doing it the RIGHT way) gives you much MORE in
the way of results -- then you have learned something
very important -- and very valuable.

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.If you're new to Dinosaur Training, start with
the book that started it all - Dinosaur Training:
Lost Secrets of Strength and Development:

P.S. 2. You can grab Knife, Fork, Muscle and all of
my other books and courses right here at Dino

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Don't sit there
and wonder if old-school training works. Try
it and see for yourself!" -- Brooks Kubik