Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Last night, Trudi and I watched the first
episode of a new cable series called
It's about a woman in Scotland -- a former
nurse during World War Two -- and right
after the War ends (spoiler alert) she and
her husband of five years go on a second
honeymoon -- and there's a big hill with
monoliths on it, sort of like a mini-
Stonehenge -- and she presses her hands
against one of the monoliths -- and before
you can say "Time travel!" she's back in
the 1700's and the Redcoats come charging
by, and a musket ball whizzes past her
ear - and it's all pretty darn exciting.
And it turns out that her healing skills
(because remember, she's a nurse, and a
darn good one) are much in demand in 1740
(or whatever the year is) Scotland.
So, Trudi is watching this intently.
Now, remember, Trudi is a Physical Therapy
Assistant, and a very skilled healer. So
she's loving that the main character is
a nurse and a healer.
She, too, would do well in Scotland in
And she's even been to Stonehenge -- and
Glastonbury. So she knows first hand about
the ancient magic of the old island.
Anyhow, we went to bed, and I woke up this
morning, and she wasn't there. Which was
Where is she?
Surely she didn't -- she couldn't -- not
all the way back to 1740?
I went downstairs, and Trudi was standing
in the kitchen, making coffee with an old-
fashioned French press that we last used
when the power was out for two weeks.
"The coffee-maker died," she said. "I'm
making it this way."
So we're not quite back to the 1740's --
but we're a bit back in time, at least as
far as the coffee goes.
And it turns out, the coffee was pretty
darn good. So good they we're going to
continue to make it that way.
I'll be training later today, and it will
be me and the barbell -- along with the
lifting platform, the squat stands and
That's not back to 1740, but it's still
Which is just fine with me.
Old fashioned is how I like it.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Dinosaur Dumbbell Training and Dinosaur
Bodyweight Training are old-fashioned, effective,
and FUN ways to build muscle and might:
a. Dinosaur Dumbbell Training
b. Dinosaur Bodyweight Training
P.S. 2. My other books and courses all cover
old-school, fun and effective ways to train:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Live with one foot
in the past and one foot in the future -- but
always train in the present." -- Brooks Kubik