Something Old, Something New

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

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absolutely free.

And now  . . . some training talk. This follows
up on yesterday's email -- which, by the way,
got exactly 8.35 tons of great feedback,
including 332 "Amen, brother!" or words to
that effect.

After you've been training for a while,
you start to fall into a groove.

You tend to like to do the same things.

You train on the same days of the week.

You train at the same time of the day.

On the same exercises, the same sets, the
same reps and rthe same warm-up weights.
For many of us, the same workout clothes.
(Washed, I hope.)

For some, the same music. (Raising hand.)

For many who train at a commercial gym,
the same bench, the same bar, and the
same squat stands.

No, not THOSE 60 pound dumbbells --
THAT set of 60's over there.

Those who train at home, of course, always
train on the same barbells and the same

And that means that your workout starts to
feel like a very comfortable set of old clothes.
Your favorite old shirt. The one that's a little
bit torn, and a little bit stained, but you love
to wear it. It just feels "right."

That's how your favorite workout can feel.
It just feels "right."

That can be a very good thing -- or a not so
good thing.

It can be good if it adds to your enjoyment
of your training, and if you keep records of
what you do and always challenge yourself
to do better.

It can be not so good if you start to get bored
and get slack and start to go through the

Note that either reaction is largely mental.
It's about how YOU respond to the situation.

Personally, I like workouts that feel like a
comfortable old shirt -- so I tend to get into
the groove and stay there -- but I also keep
detailed records and I am always trying to
improve my performance.

So I get the best of both worlds -- the workout
that is an old friend, and the challenge of trying
to push into new territory.

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

And don't forget -- catch me on SuperHuman

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's the little monster that started it all:

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

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Beware of any
enterprise that requires new clothes." -- Henry
David Thoreau