Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One of the rules of success in any activity --
or in life in general -- is this:
DO MORE WITH LESS.
I'll give you an example. I remember back to
my high school wrestling days. The very best
wrestlers -- the guys who won state or even
national championships -- always had a bread
and butter move that was unstoppable.
And it was always something simple.
Something you learned at the very beginning
of your career -- a single leg take-down, a
double leg, an arm drag, a duck under, an
arm bar or a cradle. Basic stuff. But it was
stuff that drilled over and over, countless
times until they could do it with incredible
speed and power -- and they used it to win
matches over and over.
One guy who won the state championship did
it with a duck under. I watched him use it
a dozen matches. It was always the same.
Two steps back - his man steps forward --
and POW -- he shot forward so low and fast
that he was behind the other guy before he
could even begin to block him.
That one simple move won it all -- time and
If you're into the martial arts or you watch
MMA, you know what I'm talking about. You've
seen it over and over.
It's the same in lifting.
If you want to get big and strong -- and I mean
SERIOUSLY big and strong -- you need to stick
to the basics.
Basic exercise. Squats, deadlifts, presses, etc.
Basic set-rep systems: 5 x 5, 5/4/3/2/1, 5/3/1,
Basic equipment. Barbells, dumbbells, kettle-
bells, pull-up bars, squat racks, benches, grip
blasters, thick bars, and power racks.
If weights are not available, get even more
basic. Train with heavy awkward objects -- or
use bodyweight exercises.
When you stick to the basics, you don't need very
much equipment to get a great workout. You can do
more with less.
You also don't need a long workout that includes
every exercise under the sun. You can do more with
Don't try to make your training more complex. Make
it more simple.
Simple is good. It allows you to concentrate on
what you are doing. To give it 110 percent. To
MASTER every exercise yo do. To make every rep
of every set PERFECT. To optimize the mind-muscle
link. To train with pin-point focus.
The next time you train, make it a QUALITY workout.
Go back to the basics -- but hit them HARD!
Do more with less!
As always, thanks for reading, and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. Yes, there's still time to reserve your copy
of my new John Grimek training course -- but the
pre-publication special is winding to a close, so
P.S. 2. There's also still time to sign up for
my four week audio seminar on Dinosaur Training.
The course starts on Saturday, so grab your spot
P.S. 3. For more about back to basics strength
training and muscle building, grab any of my books
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P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "The skilled archer
needs but one arrow." -- Brooks Kubik