More Old-School Lifting Standards for Dinos!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

The old-timers did plenty of heavy
dumbbell training, and that included
plenty of heavy dumbbell pressing.

The one-hand military press with
dumbbell was one of the favorite
old-school exercises -- and many
of the old-timers used it to build
impressive strength and power --
and plenty of rugged muscular

Now, please note -- I'm not talking
about bent presses or side presses --
or push presses or jerks. I'm talking
about the one-hand MILITARY press with
one dumbbell. A strict lift, performed
in letter-perfect style.

Here are Bob Hoffman's Gold, Silver
and Bronze medal standards for the
one-hand military press with one
dumbbell. Study them carefully --
and note just how strong they were
back in 1939, when Hoffman compiled
these standards.

NOTE: The weights given are for ONE
dumbbell -- for example, the Gold
medal standard in the 132 pound class
is one rep with an 85 pound dumbbell.

132 pound class

Gold -- 85 pounds

Silver -- 77 pounds

Bronze -- 69 pounds

148 pound class

Gold -- 90 pounds

Silver -- 81 pounds

Bronze -- 72 pounds

165 pounds

Gold -- 95 pounds

Silver -- 85 pounds

Bronze -- 75 pounds

181 pounds

Gold -- 100 pounds

Silver -- 90 pounds

Bronze -- 80 pounds


Gold -- 105 pounds

Silver -- 95 pounds

Bronze -- 85 pounds

So just how strong were the old-timers?

If they were handling weights like that
in the one-hand military press, I'd say
they were pretty strong!

As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Old-school dumbbell training builds
terrific strength and power -- and plenty
of muscle -- and Dinosaur Dumbbell Training
will teach you how to do it:

P.S. My other Dinosaur Training books and
courses are right here:

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "If a guy training
at home with a barbell and dumbbell set could
build strength like that way back in 1939, he
must have been doing something right."
-- Brooks Kubik