Hail to the Dinosaurs!
A guy sent asked me for a program
that would help him gain strength
and muscle mass.
So I gave him one.
He didn't like it.
"I don't like squats," he said.
"They're bad for your knees."
"Then do deadlifts," I told him.
"Or Trap Bar deadlifts."
"I don't like deadlifts," he said.
"They're bad for your back. And they
overstress your CNS."
"So do cleans, snatches and pulls," I
"I don't like them," he said. "They're
ballistic movements, and that's
bad for you."
"Try the farmer's walk," I suggested.
"That's too old-fashioned."
"Try heavy partials," I said.
"They hurt too much. And they're
"What about sandbags?" I asked.
"I don't know what you're talking about,"
"Do you like the pec dec?" I asked,.
"Of course," he said.
"Lift the thing over your head a couple
of times, then drag it outside the gym
and carry it around the block," I
suggested. "And then take a big sledge
hammer and smash it into a million
There was a long pause.
"Is that for real?" he asked.
"Absolutely," I said.
Did he do it?
I don't know.
But if you see some guy lugging a chrome
plated pec dec around the block, you'll
know he took my advice -- and you'll know
there's hope for the human race -- and for
the current generation of bunny blasters.
And think about this. Maybe, just maybe,
that poor kid will drop the muscle mag
silliness and grab a copy of Dinosaur
Training and read it from cover to
cover, and start doing some REAL
One can only hope.
As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. if you train today, make
it a good one.
Yours in strength,
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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Never underestimate
the power of Madison Avenue -- and never listen to
anything they ad-men tell you." -- Brooks Kubik