Hail to the Dinosaurs!
There was a full moon that night.
The young man nodded his head in
satisfaction. The full moon was
good. He wouldn't have to use the
old lantern to see what he was
He had just finished a 10 hour
shift at work. He worked an
afternoon and evening shift,
and he didn't get home until
So that's when he trained.
It was brutally hot that summer,
so he trained outside, in his back
He had everything he needed: a barbell,
plenty of plates, some dumbbells and
He threw on his workout clothes,
put on an old pair of gym shoes, and
For more than two hours he pushed and
pulled, tossing and heaving the iron.
He finished at 3:00 in the morning,
put the weights away, and went to
His name was John Grimek. He went on
to win the Heavyweight class at the
USA Senior National Weightlifting
Championships -- to set American
records in weightlifting -- to set
several unofficial world records in
weightlifting -- to represent the
USA in the Olympic Games -- to win
the North American Weightlifting
Championship -- to win the Mr.
America title (twice) -- to win
the Mr. Universe title -- and to
retire undefeated from bodybuilding
In his prime, he was the best built
man of his generation -- and one of
the strongest men of his generation.
And it all started in that backyard
in New Jersey -- when John Grimek
trained by himself under the
And I don't think that's an accident.
There is a special power in training
alone -- training at unusual hours --
and training with only the most basic
It allows you to focus.
It allows you to concentrate.
And it develops unrelenting determination.
Think about it. If you're going to train
in the wee hours of the morning, as Grimek
did, you're darn sure going to make every
workout a good one!
So if you:
DON'T have anyone to train with.
DON'T train at a fancy gym.
DON'T have lots of equipment.
DON'T have much time to train.
That's a good thing!
None of those are negatives. They're
positives. They help you unleash your
As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make
it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. Dinosaur Dumbbell Training is made
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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Where there's a
will, there's a way -- and where there's a way,
there's more weight on the bar." -- Brooks Kubik