Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Holler if you know this guy.
Reads an article about Reg Park,
looks at some photos of Park,
learns that Park was one of the
strongest men in the world at
the same time he was the most
massively developed man on the
planet, and then reads that
Park did 5 x 5.
So he decides to do 5 x 5, writes
up a program, follows it for a
week or two, and then reads
an article about Joe Hise and
how he gained something like
30 pounds in 30 days by doing
20 rep breathing squats.
So he drops the 5 x 5 program and
starts in on the breathing squats.
Does the breathing squat workout
for a week or two, and then reads
about Doug Hepburn doing heavy
singles and using them to become
the strongest man in the world.
Drops the breathing squats and starts
doing heavy singles.
Does them for a week or two, and hen
(you guessed it!) reads about something
else and switches his program.
And it goes on and on -- and he never
gets bigger, never gets stronger, and
never gets much of anything in the way
There are plenty of guys (and gals) like
And that's a shame.
So let me offer a suggestion or two:
1. Stick with your program. Give it an
honest try. That means at least 6 to 8
weeks before making a change.
2. You can't be all things to all people
and you can't do all the good programs
at one time. Pick and choose. Work 5 x 5
into the ground -- get everything you
can from it -- and THEN change to
3. Change for the sake of change doesn't
get you anywhere.
4. Do NOT tell me that you're changing
your workout to keep from getting bored.
If your workouts are boring, stop training
and go to the circus.
5. The key to getting great results from
your training is to find what works for
YOU -- and then stick to it long enough
to get GREAT results.
I hope that helps -- and yes, feel free
to share this message. There are lots of
people out there who need to hear it.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
good day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here's a great book with plenty of
good workouts. Choose a program that matches
your experience level, and start training --
P.S. 2. Go here to grab my other Dinosaur
Training books and courses:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Workouts are like
socks, but they're different. You need to change
them -- but not every day!" -- Brooks Kubik