Hail to the Dinosaurs!
There's an old John Wayne movie
where a young soldier is sent out
to attempt a dangerous mission
deep in enemy territory.
As he turns to go, he hears the
following words of advice:
"GET IT DONE!"
Now, that's pretty good advice
when you're riding out into enemy
territory, and it's also pretty
good advice for strength training.
And today, it's better advice than
People have so many distractions
nowadays. There's television, the
internet, email, cell phones,
texting, instant messaging, and
everything short of real-life
Dick Tracey two-way wrist-watches
and Captain Marvel Code Rings --
and maybe those have been mass
produced and mass-marketed as well.
If not, they soon will be.
The problem is, people are bombarded
with information, and it can get them
That happens to strength trainers in
two different ways. One is spending
too much time reading about training,
and not enough time doing it. That's
actually a pretty common problem --
in fact, there are probably more
people who read about training than
who train -- and there are undoubtedly
more hours spent reading about training
than are spent in actual training.
The other problem is going to the gym
(or the basement or garage) and bringing
your gadgets with you so you can stay
connected. Instant distraction!
Don't believe me?
Then try answering a cell phone call
or a short text while you're in the
middle of a heavy squat -- or even
just before you begin a heavy set
So here's the bottom line:
1. Reading about training is fine, but
you have to put in the training time,
2. Leave the tech at home when you
train. Or turn it off. Training time
is for training, not for chit-chat.
3. Get it done!
As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make
it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. Dinosaur Training teaches you how
to get it done:
P.S. 3. For more advice on getting it done,
grab any of my other books and courses --
or my Dinosaur Training DVD's:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Knowledge is
power, but you have to roll up your sleeves
and get it done." -- Brooks Kubik