Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Something very interesting has happened over
the past couple of weeks. It ties into the
end of the old year and to the fact that in
December 2010 I launched a new book called
CHALK AND SWEAT, which gives readers a series
of 50 different workouts: 10 workouts for
beginners, 10 for intermediates, 10 for
advanced trainees, 10 leg specialization
programs and 10 back specialization programs.
I wrote the book for a very simple reason.
I get tons of emails with training questions,
and many of them are from:
1. Beginners who need a good workout and have
no idea how to put a program together -- and
who always do WAY TOO MUCH -- meaning too many
exercises,too many sets, and too many training
days per week.
2. Intermediates who try to do a more
advanced program than their bodies can handle.
3. Advanced men who get off track somehow (usually
as the result of too many muscle comics or too
much time reading about training on the internet)
and who are stuck in the dreaded STICKING POINT
4. Guys who want to build as much muscle and bulk
as fast as possible -- but don't know how to do it.
(Hint: leg and back specialization!)
I don't have time to give personal answers to
everyone who needs a good training program --
so I wrote a book that lays it all out and
gives enough variety that there's literally
"something for everyone."
So here's what happened, based on emails that have
come in the door over the past few weeks.
A number of readers grabbed a copy of CHALK AND
SWEAT back in December 2010 -- and started off
on one of the programs in the book at the beginning
of 2011 -- and trained on different programs from
the book over the course of the year -- and did
ALL of their training for the entire year using
programs from the book -- and then, at the end
of the year, they shoot me an email and say, "I
can't believe the gains I made over the past
Well, I can believe it.
As I said In Dinosaur Training: "Strength training
works!" You just have to do it RIGHT! And part of
"doing it right" is using the right kind of training
program -- a training program that is based on real
world, real life STUFF THAT WORKS rather than on
something some guy writes for a muscle comic because
he needs to make his deadline for the upcoming issue
and he needs to make it "new and different" because
that's what sells magazines.
And -- very important -- you need to follow a
program suited to your current level of
The bottom line is this -- the idea of writing a
book that gives a series of progressively more
difficult training programs for Dinos was a GREAT
idea -- and there are a bunch of Dinos walking
around who are bigger and stronger today than
ever before -- and its the result of the
programs in the book -- including those
leg and back programs that seem to have worked
pretty darn well for everyone who tried them.
So, to everyone who ordered CHALK AND SWEAT and
gave the programs a try and got great results --
THANK YOU! And DOUBLE THANK YOU to everyone
who wrote in to report their results!
As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. You can experience the CHALK AND SWEAT phenomenon
for yourself by grabbing a copy of the little monster
from the Dinosaur Training bookstore:
P.S. 2. My other books, courses and DVD's are
available at the usual place:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Most people don't plan
to fail; they fail to plan." -- John L. Beckley