Hail to the Dinosaurs!
A quick update and then we'll talk training.
All but 15 or 20 of the Dinosaur Dumbbell
Training books have gone out in the mail.
The remaining ones include some orders
for the book and the Seven Keys to
Concentration CD. We had to get more
CD's run, and so those orders will be
Please shoot me an email when you get
your book. I like to know how long it
takes to get to different places. And
of course, let me know how you like
the little monster. So far, the
feedback has been 100 percent hugely
positive -- and that's good, because
I worked awfully hard on that book.
On the training front, let's talk about
one of the big differences between Dino
style strength training and what most
people do when they train.
Dinosaur training is about training for
Dinosaur training focuses on specific,
concrete, measurable goals -- and when
you train, you try to move closer and
closer to those goals.
In Dinosaur training, you begin by setting
long term goals. For example, you might set
a goal of squatting 500 pounds for one rep,
or squatting 300 pounds for 20 reps.
Choose your long term goals wisely. They
need to be goals that YOU want to achieve.
And they need to be really important to
you, because you're going to pursue them
for a long time. Even with the best training
program in the world, and even if you
work as hard as possible, it may take
years to achieve a particular goal.
You can set several long term goals, but
they need to be compatible. A goal of 500
pounds for one rep in the squat works
fine with a goal of a 600 pound deadlift.
It doesn't work so well with a goal of
running a marathon.
Break your long term goals into short term
goals. If your long term goal is 300 x 20
in the squat, and you're currently doing
185 x 20, you're 115 pounds under your goal.
If you add ten pounds per month, you can get
there in one year. So your short term goal
would be to add ten pounds to the bar over
the next 30 days.
Now you have your long term goal -- AND your
short term goal -- and you're going to work
toward their achievement in each and every
workout you take.
That's what training with a purpose is all
about -- and when you use it as a regular
part of your training, the results will
As always, thanks for reading, and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Join your fellow Dinosaurs and grab a
copy of Dinosaur Dumbbell Training:
P.S. 2. Go here to grab my other Dinosaur
Training books and courses (and DVD's, hoodies,
t-shirts and sweatshirts):
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "If you have a
firm idea of where you want to go, it's
a lot easier to get there." -- Brooks Kubik