Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Just posted the following on Facebook,
and folks have been liking it -- so I
thought I'd expand on the theme. Enjoy!
Said no one ever who got good results
from his training:
"So I was going to train but I couldn't
figure out whether to do 3.7 seconds
concentric contraction ennervation phase
and 4.6 seconds eccentric contraction
preservation phase -- or hammer the
reverse concentric optimization modality
with hypertrophic power blasting -- or
work the outer inner fibers by combining
multi-phase mega-speed drops with
isometric plyos and triple insanity
Got so tired thinking about it that I
had to skip the workout."
And that's the way that most people
approach their training nowadays.
They over-complicate it to the point
of utter absurdity.
They take 5 x 5, squats, presses and
deadlifts, and turn it into rocket
Let's do a hypertrophy cycle: Super-
charge the cellular growth factors
with phase-pause neuro-muscular
And then you have Norb Schemansky's
approach to training. Schemansky, for
those who don't know, was a FOUR time
medal winner in weightlifting in the
Olympic Games -- one gold, one silver,
and two bronze medals.
So he probably knew just a little bit
about productive training. (Maybe more
than a little bit.)
Norb Schemansky's Training Advice:
1. How to increase your press:
2. How to increase your pull:
Now, I know it's fun to talk about
maximizing the hypertrophy factors
and power-blasting the lobotomy --
but seriously, you can't get much
better advice than you just got
from a four-time Olympic medalist.
Keep it simple. Stick to the basics.
Train hard. Rest and repeat. That's
all it takes for great 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. For the best in back to the basics,
no-nonsense strength training and muscle
building, grab a copy of Dinosaur Training:
Lost Secrets of Strength and Development:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
right here at Dinosaur Headquarters:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "If your
workout is beginning to look like a
textbook on quantum physics, you're
probably over-thinking things."
-- Brooks Kubik