Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One of our older Dinos -- he just
turned 60 -- sent in an update on
his training and his overall health.
Turns out he's got terrific HDL
numbers -- HDL being the "good
cholesterol" number. You want
your HDL to be high.
He credits heavy training and
sensible diet for the good HDL.
He also has excellent blood
pressure for age 60 -- and once
again, he credits heavy training
and sensible diet.
And this is not at all uncommon.
I get feedback all the time from
older Dinos who report that they're
in terrific health -- and that they
feel GREAT -- and they give the
credit to a lifetime of heavy
training combined with a sensible
And here's the interesting thing.
The medical community is all about
cardio training. Do you remember
the aerobics craze when we were
kids? The doctors all sneered at
weight training and told their
patients to go jogging instead.
Turns out they were wrong.
It would have been better to hit
Of course, cardio work is important,
too. It works best to do both. But it's
the strength training that keeps the
older guys (and gals) young and healthy.
Anyhow, I'll be hitting the iron at
about 6:30 p.m. this evening. I'll be
doing one of my favorite workouts --
plenty of split style snatches, followed
by split style cleans and jerks. If you
train today, we'll do it together.
And we'll both keep building lifelong
strength and health.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here's the number one how to do it
book for older trainees:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
right here -- including my new book,
Dinosaur Dumbbell Training, and the
hugely popular Dinosaur Bodyweight
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "The added
benefit of heavy strength training is
that it also builds terrific health."
-- Brooks Kubik