Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Three men decided to work together
to build a cabin way out in the
They had three tools:
1. an ax
2. a saw
3. a shovel
One man took the ax and began digging
the foundation for the cabin.
The second man took the saw and began
trying to cut granite rocks for the
The third man took the shovel and tried
to chop down a small tree.
Needless to say, they didn't get very
far. Not because they had the wrong
equipment -- but because they didn't
know how to use it.
And you see the very same thing in physical
training. Lots of gyms have great equipment,
but most people have no idea how to use it
for maximum results.
Take the power rack.
At most gyms, the power rack's primary
use is a towel rack or a curling rack.
If it's ever used for squats, it's used
for quarter squats.
And that's a shame, because the right
kind of power rack training can turn you
into a human Hercules -- and do it FAST!
It's also a GREAT way to train squats and
bench presses alone, in perfect safety. You
set the bottom pins to stop the bar at the
lowest part of the movement, and there you
are. Safe benching and safe squatting.
And from there, you can take your rack work
to the next level -- with bottom position
bench presses and bottom position squats.
Or by doing what Peary Rader called "iso-
metronic" rack work.
I cover power rack training in detail in
STRENGTH, MUSCLE AND POWER --
and give you plenty of detailed, step by
step training programs.
I also cover plenty of other strength and
power builders: rest pause training, heavy
singles, special grip exercises, tendon and
ligament training, specialization programs,
sensible training for advanced lifters, how
to design an effective training program,
and much more.
The only thing it doesn't cover is how to
use an ax, a saw and a shovel. But you can't
put everything in one book -- and I like to
think that those three cabin builders
eventually worked it out on their own.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Go here to grab your copy of STRENGTH,
MUSCLE AND POWER:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Train like a
craftsman; honor your tools." -- Brooks Kubik