Hail to the Dinosaurs!
The Iron Game is all about numbers,
and to me, there's no number more
powerful than ONE.
When you do a set, you do it ONE rep at
a time. That's one of the keys to great
I don't mean you do nothing but singles.
I'm talking about your mental approach --
about how you focus on your training.
Let's say you're doing a set of five reps
in the squat.
You start by doing one rep -- and you give
it total and complete focus. You bring all
your power of concentration to bear on that
one rep -- and you perform it flawlessly
You stand tall, breathe, focus and do the
And once again, you do it with focus --
and you do it perfectly.
You once again stand tall, breathe, and
focus -- and you do the third rep.
It's just like the first two: powerful and
And again, you stand tall, breathe and focus.
But now, you're getting tired -- and the
weight is feeling much, much heavier -- and
that's fine, because now you double or even
triple your focus -- and once again perform
a perfect rep in perfect form.
Four down -- ONE to go!
You stand tall, breathe and breathe again --
shake the sweat out of your eyes -- breathe
again -- focus -- focus -- focus --
--- and perform one more PERFECT squat.
You stand tall, rack the bar, and do your
That's how to train for great results --
by doing it one rep at a time.
Yours in strength,
P.S. For more about the mental aspect of
strength training -- about how to harness
the power of your mind to build your
body -- grab a copy of Dinosaur Training:
I also cover the mental aspects of strength
training in Dinosaur Bodyweight training:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are available
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "It all starts
with the power of the mind." -- Brooks Kubik