My Training Philosophy

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Many years ago, I was training at a
local gym and a guy had a leather
lifting belt with his philosophy of
lifting carved into the leather in
big block letters.

It said:


And no, that's not a typo. He actually
spelled it that way. T - R - A - N - E.

But if you ignore the spelling error,
it was an interesting message. Harsh,
perhaps, but interesting. There's a
lot of truth in it.

So I thought I'd share some other
philosophical messages that would
work on the back of an old leather
lifting belt:

1. Gravity Loses!

2. Train Hard, Lift Heavy!

3. Live to Lift!

4. Squat, Push, Pull!

5. More Weight!

6. More Reps!

7. Lift to Live!

8. Bend the Bar!

9. Squat Fanatic

10. Dino Trainer

And here's a slightly longer one. It
won't fit on the back of an old leather
lifting belt, but it's MY philosophy of
lifting, and I wanted to share it with

"Train for strength.

To train for strength, stand on your feet
and lift heavy stuff off the ground.

Lift heavy stuff over your head.

Carry heavy stuff.

Push heavy stuff.

Pull heavy stuff.

Go outside and throw heavy stuff.

As you grow stronger, go heavier.
The heavier the better.

Heavy stuff is your friend. It makes
you strong. And strong is good."

As I said, that won't fit on the back of
a lifting belt, but it's a pretty good

As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make
it a good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's the book that started the Dinosaur

P.S. 2. And here's the book that teaches older
Dinos how to keep on hitting it hard and heavy:

P.S. 3. Lifting heavy dumbbells over your head
is one of the best ways to build old-school
strength and power:

P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "If you don't train,
start NOW. If you used to train, but stopped,
start training again -- NOW." -- Brooks Kubik