Dino Q and A - Day Three!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Let's get things rolling with some
more questions and answers from

Here's an interesting one from Ray:

"Hi Brooks,

I was thinking of rotating squats and
deadlifts on a month to month basis.

Jan - squats

Feb - Deadlifts


Any feedback?


Ray - That's an interesting idea. I've
never done it, but it might work well
for you. Go ahead and give it a try.

It's similar to some of the programs the
old-timers used, where they did a short
(usually one to three month) specialization
program on a particular lift. Usually it
was the squat, but sometimes it was the
deadlift, the clean and press or the
clean and jerk. It worked very well
for many trainees.

The only reservation I have is whether
it would be best to switch squats and
deads every month or whether it would
be better to do squats fro 6 to 8 weeks,
and then do deads fro 6 to 8 weeks. That
would allow you to start light and really
work your way through a progressive
training cycle on  each exercise. If
I were going to give the program a try,
that's how I would do it.

It would be interesting to hear from any
of our fellow Dinos about this sort of
program? Has anyone else alternated
squats and deads from month to month?
If you have, let me know how it worked
for you, and I'll share the results.

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

BTW - tomorrow we'll talk about a 49
year old Dino who switched from a
lacto-ovo vegetarian diet to a
meat and veggies diet similar to
my own diet. The results were pretty

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Alternating leg and back specialization
programs is a classic, old-school method of
building strength and muscle mass. You can
read all about it in CHALK AND SWEAT:


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


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Train your
legs. Train your back. Lift heavy stuff
over your head. Train hard, train smart,
train progressively. You won't believe
the results." -- Brooks Kubik