Hail to the Dinosaurs!
I started training when I was 9 years
I'm 56 now -- so that's a lot of years
And over the years, you tend to learn
a thing or two.
The best exercises, the best training
programs, the best sets and the best
The importance of concentration, focus,
visualization and all the other mental
aspects of the Iron Game.
But here's one that takes awhile to
Keep it fresh. Keep it new. Keep
it fun. Keep it exciting. Hold onto
Here's what I mean.
Do you remember the first time you saw
The first time you saw an Olympic
barbell with those enormous 45 pound
black iron plates on each end?
The first time you set foot in a school
weight room or a serious, old school,
heavy iron gym?
Your first power rack?
Your first lifting competition?
Those are important memories. They're
part of what got your started on the
road to might and muscle -- and they're
part of what keeps you at it, even if
it's (as in my case) nearly half a
Yes, you need to be serious when you
Yes, you need to train hard.
Yes, you need to make it a regular part
of your life.
But most of all, you need to make it
fun -- and exciting -- and fresh -- and
new. You need to hold onto the magic.
You need to approach your workouts with
the same sense of wonder and the same
sense of awe you felt when you saw your
very first barbell.
Hold onto the magic.
As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make it
a good one.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here's one to help the older lifters
keep the magic -- and the muscle:
P.S. 2. My other Dinosaur training books
and courses are right here:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Barbells are magic.
Grab one and see for yourself." -- Brooks Kubik