Hail to the Dinosaurs!
It's been cold down here at Dino Headquarters.
The garage has been an ice box.
I've been wearing double sweats for my workouts.
Cranking the heater up to triple full blast.
The bar's been a slab of ice.
It's taken an extra 30 minutes to warm up.
And I've been loving every minute of it.
Winter workouts are great.
You dress in layers -- wear a hat -- and do
plenty of extra warmups.
You bring a thermos of hot tea out to the
You start light, do plenty of warm-ups, and
gradually start to add weight to the bar.
At first, you think you're crazy for even
giving it a try.
Then you think it's taking a long time to
get into it.
Then you think, "Wow, how did it get so hot in
And at that point, you're too busy squatting,
pushing and pulling to think about anything.
So you just go into auto pilot -- and you
LIFT -- and you have a great workout.
Too cold to train?
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here's how to get it done:
a. For maximum strength, muscle and power:
b. For older trainees:
c. For old-school bodyweight workouts:
d. For old-school dumbbell training:
e. For building big, strong and powerful arms:
f. For pressing power and shoulder development:
P.S. 2 Thought for the Day: "There's something about
training out in the garage in the wintertime. Not sure
what it is -- but it's something special."
-- Brooks Kubik