Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Serious strength training is a lot of
things, but here's one thing it's not.
It's not pretty.
It's chalk flying, sweat dripping, plate
clanging hard work.
It's 100 percent inner-directed -- and zero
percent outer directed.
It's you and the bar and no one else.
You don't stop and take a selfie, you
don't take video to upload to the
interwebs, and you don't get on the
face-page to tell the world you're
It's just you and the bar -- and the
bar doesn't care about the selfies.
And neither should you.
There's a reason for that -- and it
goes right to the heart of the inner
world of weight training.
For maximum results from your training,
you need to do more than train.
You need to train with absolute, pinpoint
You need to train with total and complete
You need to dive down into the rep --
and you need to make that rep your entire
And you need to do that with each and
every rep -- for the entire workout.
For the entire time you train, you need
to focus on your training. You need to
keep everything INternal.
Anything EXternal is a distraction.
Distraction is your worst enemy when you
You need to do everything possible to
eliminate all distractions.
Taking a selfie is a distraction.
Talking on the phone is a distraction.
Uploading video is a distraction.
Texting is a distraction.
They're distractions because they come
between you and the barbell. They break
your focus. Ruin your concentration.
You don't need them -- and you don't want
And don't tell me it's okay because it's
happening in-between sets. In a real workout,
there's no in-between sets. If you're not
lifting you're either changing the weight
or getting focused on your next set.
Go back and re-read the chapters on
the mental aspects of training in Dinosaur
Training and Dinosaur Bodyweight Training.
Read about pre-set visualization -- and
When do you think the pre-set stuff happens?
It happens in-between the lifting. It's
not actual lifting, but it's still a vitally
important, critical part of your workout.
For real results, get focused. Put on the war
paint, grab the bar, and keep the war paint on
until the entire workout is over.
At THAT point, you can go back to the outer
But when you're training, stay in the inner
That's the tip of the day. And yes, I know
it doesn't sound like something that will
make a difference -- but it's one of the
most critical keys to strength training
success that I can give you.
So take it, and USE it. And watch your
training rocket to new levels.
As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make
it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. I cover the inner world of strength
training in detail in these books:
a. Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of
Strength and Development
b. Dinosaur Bodyweight Training
2. My other books and courses are right
3. Thought for the Day: "Focus until you and
the barbell are one." -- Brooks Kubik