Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Guy goes to the gym, looks around,
and tries to figure out what to do.
Sees a buddy doing curls in the power
rack and asks if he can work in.
Two other guys join them, and they
talk about reality TV shows while
they train. One guy thinks that
last night's episode jumped the
shark. The other guy missed it,
so they whip out the monkey phones
and try to pull it up so he can
Can't find last night's episode, so
they settle on one from two years
ago and watch it while they do
Guy loses count on his final set
of curls, does two more for good
measure, and looks around to see
what else to do.
Does benches for awhile because the
bench was empty, and because he feels
like lying down because the curls
tired him out.
Heads over to the pec dec because
there's a hot-looking girl in saran
wrap using the nearby glute buster.
And on it goes.
On the other side of town, a thickly
muscled lifter stands in front of a
heavily loaded barbell.
His eyes are closed.
He stands over the bar and gathers
his strength -- focuses -- and
He's finishing a six-week training
cycle, and this is a new PR in the
He's been planning this moment --
and working toward it -- for six
And now he's going to make the most
He's going to grab the bar and crush
it in his hands, and he's going to
pull it up and he's going to make it.
This he knows.
He has total and complete confidence
in what he's doing.
And he should -- because he's been
working for it hard, heavy and smart.
That's the difference between pseudo
training and real training -- and it's
the difference between failure and
Remember, it's not just exercises,
sets and reps. It's careful planning,
total commitment and pinpoint focus.
It's training with concentration
It's planning what to do, and then
doing it -- and it's all about building
from workout to workout, slowly, steadily
That's REAL training -- and that's how
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: "Dream it,
plan it, do it." -- Brooks Kubik