|Get ready for a heck of a story - one that I think you're going to enjoy enormously - and one that has an important lesson for all of us.|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Two quick notes, and then we'll talk training.
1. Strength, Muscle and Power
We're getting very close to the end of the
line for Strength, Muscle and Power -
and I'm not going to do another printing any
time soon - perhaps not ever - so if you want
a copy, grab it now:
2. The March Dinosaur Files
Here's the link to grab the March issue of
The Dinosaur Files. It's a great issue,
and we've been getting some seriously
good feedback from Dinos around the
Go here to grab the little monster:
Also - if you missed the October, Nov, Dec
Jan or Feb issues, go here to grab them so
you have the complete set:
Oct, Nov, Dec and Jan issues
And please let me know how you like
this month's issue. Your feedback is
very important to us.
3. "You've Got No Guts, Kid!"
He was the captain of the chess team and a
bit of a bookworm.
In addition to chess and books, he loved to
swim. So he went out for the swim team.
But he had trouble making proper turns in
the pool -- which is bad news for a kid who
wants to be a competitive swimmer. It's
sort of like wanting to play baseball and
not being able to hit a curve ball.
His swim coach was less than happy with
One day, the coach uttered these fateful
"Kid, forget it. You'll never be a swimmer.
You've got no intestinal fortitude. You know
what that means? You've got no guts."
Twelve years later, the kid represented the
United States in the 1948 Olympic Games
Not in swimming -- but in wrestling!
In the semi-final match, he suffered a
crippling injury -- a severe muscle and
tendon tear in his chest.
He won the match, but afterwards he could
barely move. Pain ripped through his body
with every breath.
His coach told him to forfeit the gold medal
"No way," he replied.
He went into the final match bandaged like a
mummy -- and challenged one of the very
best wrestlers in the world.
He won the match -- and the Olympic gold
His name was Henry Wittenberg, and he was
one of the greatest wrestlers who ever lived.
I don't know the name of the high school swim
coach who told Henry Wittenberg he had "no
guts" -- but I do know this:
People remember Henry Wittenberg.
No one remembers the swim coach.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Henry Wittenberg built tremendous strength
with old-school, Dino-style barbell and dumbbell
training -- the kind I cover in Dinosaur Training:
Lost Secrets of Strength and Development:
2. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:
Hard-copy and PDF
P.S. 3. Thought for the day:
"Anyone who tells you that you can't
do it is wrong - dead wrong - totally,
absolutely and completely wrong."
-- Brooks Kubik
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