Hail to the Dinosaurs!
There's a new year on the horizon, and
like all of you, I'm making plans for
Of course, it's all lifting-related:
1. Get down to the 94 kilo (207 lb.)
weight class for Olympic weightlifting
a. Currently I weigh 215, so that means
I need to cut about 8 pounds.
b. Meat, eggs, fresh salads and fresh
c. LOTS of meat - LOTS of eggs - LOTS of
fresh salads and veggies.
d. Did I mention that Trudi and I are very
popular customers at the local Farmer's
e. To drink: water, black coffee, and
2. Enter and compete in Masters weight-
2a. The 2014 USA National Masters, the
2014 American Masters, and the 2014
2b. Should be lots and lots of fun.
3. Total at least 170 kilos in
a. Preferably 180 kilos.
b. 170 is the qualifying weight for the
Masters World Championships at my age and
weight, so it's a good goal to shoot for.
c. Especially for an old guy who trains
in his garage.
4. Qualify for and compete in the 2014
Pan-American Masters Weightlifting
a. The qualifying total is 150 kilos for
my age and weight.
5. Train hard, but smart, and stay injury-
a. Aches and pains, dings and dents, etc.
are not injuries, and at my age, they are
b. In 2013 I worked really hard on squat
snatches and my shoulders were sore all
year long. I've switched to split snatches
and my shoulders feel much better.
6. Write and publish at least one new book
for the Dino nation.
a. Heck, maybe two. You deserve it.
7. Teach the son and his wife how to do
a. They're interested, so the time is
8. Teach the granddaughters how to do
a. That zero weight kiddie barbell will
see some fun workouts in 2014.
9. Keep on looking until I find a lifting
suit that fits right.
a. If they make such a critter. I sort of
10. Help make 2014 the best year ever for
the Dino Nation.
a. Of course, I'll need some help on this
one - as in, some help from each and every
one of you!
Anyhow, that's the plan for 2014. What does
YOUR plan look like?
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. For older trainees, here's the book
that will make 2014 the best year ever:
P.S. 2. My other books, courses and DVD's
are right here:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Make a plan,
then make it happen." -- Brooks Kubik