Hail to the Dinosaurs!
There's an old saying, and like many
old sayings, there's a lot of truth
"You're as old as your legs."
Meaning that if your legs are strong
and powerful, so is the rest of you.
Strong legs mean strong hips, strong
back, strong midsection, strong heart
and strong lungs.
Strong legs also mean you're doing
the right things when you train:
1. You're doing stand on your feet
2. You're doing squats.
3. You're working hard.
4. You're going heavy.
5. You're being serious.
John Grimek did plenty of heavy squats
in his 50's, 60's and 70's.
He said he did them to keep his legs
straight -- and there's a lot of truth
I've always done lots of heavy leg
training, but recently I started to
do even more of it. I've been doing
lots of Olympic lifting, including
squat snatches and squats cleans --
and lots of front squats, back squats
and overhead squats.
It adds up to a specialization program
for my legs, hips and back -- and it's
working pretty darn good.
One of my long term goals is to follow
in John Grimek's footsteps -- to keep
on hitting those squats into my 60's,
70's and beyond -- and to keep my legs
as straight and strong as possible for
as long as possible.
Tonight's a training night. Lots of leg
work. Feel free to do the same!
And be sure to read the Thought for the
Day at the bottom of this email. It's
a good one.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "You're as young
as you feel, as long as you feel like squatting."
-- Brooks Kubik