Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Someone asked me about my powerlifting
career and my law career -- as in, "Did
your powerlifting help or hurt your legal
The question came from a law student who's
also a powerlifter, so you can see that he
would have been interested in the answer.
So I had to tell him the truth.
I won five national championships in bench
press competitions -- and set a dozen
or so American, National Meet or even
World records in the bench press -- and
won a bunch of state and regional power-
lifting and bench press comps.
And none of that did anything to help my
If I had played tennis -- look out.
Or gold -- look out.
Or even if I had run marathons -- or
swam -- or done tri-athalons -- look
If I had won even ONE national championship
in basketball or football -- look out.
If I had been a five time national champion
in any "popular" sport, everyone in town
would have wanted me to do their legal
But a five time national champion in the
bench press -- who cares?
That's what weightlifters and powerlifters
and strength athletes have faced from day
one -- and it's what they still face.
We get no respect -- no interest --
no Wheaties boxes -- no endorsement
contracts -- and no money.
So here's what I want you to do.
I want you to do.
I want you go to the nearest gym, and find
their bulletin board, and pin one dollar onto
the bulletin board.
Include a note that says:
"If you win a National championship in any
strength sport, this is yours."
We'll call it the One Buck Challenge.
Give it a year or two, and see what happens.
You may not have anyone who ever collects --
or you may have ONE LIFTER in the history of
lifting who makes a buck off of being number
one in the entire United States (or wherever
Not that I'm complaining. I never got rich --
and I never will -- but I have the Dinos --
and the Dinos are solid gold.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. If you're wondering about how I
Trained to win those National Championships,
grab these books:
1. Dinosaur Training
2. Strength, Muscle and Power
P.S. 2. My other books and courses -- and DVD's --
are right here:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Winning is something
you do for yourself, not for other people."
-- Brooks Kubik