Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Let's pull out the Dinosaur Mail bag and
answer some questions from Dinos.
Q. Can I combine barbell training with
A. Of course. Just be careful not to
For example . . .
Barbell training 3x per week and 2 or 3
days of kettlebell work on your "off"
days would be overdoing for most people.
Some of the young Dinos out there might
get away with it for awhile -- but for
most readers, it would be way too much
A better approach is to follow a 3
day per week program using Dino-style
abbreviated workouts, and replacing some
barbell exercises with kettlebell
Q. Can I do deadlifts one week and barbell
bent-over rowing the next week?
A. Sure. Several top powerlifters have
followed similar programs in the past. It
gives your back extra time to recover from
those heavy deadlift sessions.
Q. I've heard you can only digest about 30
grams of protein at any one meal, so you
should space things out and eat six or
seven meals a day. Is that true?
A. The human body didn't evolve to eat that
way. Our ancestors ate until they were full
whenever food was available. So the human
body can certainly handle big meals.
Also, if you're training hard -- meaning
lots of stand on your feet training, with
plenty of squatting, pushing and pulling --
then you'll need lots of protein AND you'll
digest it just fine.
So three meals a day will work fine.
Of course, some people prefer to eat
smaller meals more frequently -- if you
fall into that group, then go for it.
Those are just some of the many questions
that came in during the past couple of
days. I'll cover more questions from
readers in future emails. Be looking
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. if you train today,make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Lots of readers ask about old-school
dumbbell training. Here's something to
answer your questions:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Begin with the
question, not the answer." -- Brooks Kubik