Paper, Pencil and Iron!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

When you're serious about your
training, you're in it for the
long haul.

You're focused on life-long strength
and health.

Long term gains.

Long term progress.

You need to set high, demanding and
challenging goals for yourself --
and you need to work towards them
with relentless determination.

And your workouts should reflect that.

Every workout should be part of a long
chain of workouts, strung together by
your goals and your determination to
achieve them -- and every workout
should take you one step closer to
the achievement of your goals.

That's how champions train -- and that's
how to train like a champion.

And its how to achieve your true
potential in the Iron Game.

In fact, it's the only way to achieve
your true potential.

I call it championship thinking, and
it's one of the most important keys to
strength training success.

So try this.

Grab a paper and pencil. (You know, paper
and pencil. That old fashioned stuff your
grand-parents used.)

Sit down somewhere quiet, where you won't
be disturbed, and write down the five long
term goals that are most important to you.

Next, make a note of where you stand RIGHT
NOW on the road to each of your five long
term goals.

Simple example: long term goal to squat 500
pounds, and you currently squat 350 pounds.
You have 150 pounds to go.

Now create a series of realistic sub-goals
that will get you to your long-term goal.

Using the above example, your sub goals might
be a 400 pound squat, and then a 450 pound

Next, design a workout program that will lead
to the achievement of that first sub-goal.

Include light, heavy and medium workouts.
You don't need to go heavy all the time.
Remember, every workout is part of a chain
of workouts, leading TOGETHER to great

Then implement your plan.

That's an example of long term program
planning -- and it's an example of
championship thinking.

And it's how to climb to the very top of
the Iron Mountain.

You do it with paper, pencil and iron.

As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it
a good one.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. I cover the mental aspects of strength
training in detail in Dinosaur Training and
in Dinosaur Bodyweight Training:

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
here at Dino Headquarters:

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Paper, pencil
and iron are all you need -- but you need all
three of them." -- Brooks Kubik