Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Two quick notes, and then we'll talk training.
1. If you missed the announcement about my
new book, KNIFE, FORK, MUSCLE, go here
and read all about it:
2. We're going to launch a new quarterly version
of the world-famous hard-copy Dinosaur Files
newsletter in October. Be looking for the
announcement and the order page soon.
If you'd like to submit an article or photo, or
purchase a classified ad in the Dinosaur Files,
please shoot me an email.
On the training front . . .
I would LOVE to see someone do some research
about the effect of serious strength training on
the human brain.
By "serious strength training," I'm talking about
the kind of training that requires deep, intense,
lost in the moment, total, complete, 100% focus.
It's precise, perfect and controlled.
It is a unity of mind and body.
It is meditation while exerting force against heavy
Researchers have studied the effect of meditation
alone, and they've found that it can re-wire the
brain and the nervous system. It literally builds
your brain cells.
If 10 or 20 minutes of silent meditation can have
THAT much of an effect, imagine what 60 minutes
of concentrated focus with a barbell in your hands
can do for you!
By the way, this is one of the reasons why I always
emphasize the mental elements of training.
The mental elements of training are important
because they help you build more strength and
But they're also important because they help you
build more brain-power.
Have you ever heard the old expression "sharp as
Maybe it should have been "smart as a barbell."
Anyhow, it would make a great research project!
As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today (as I will), make it a good
Yours in strength,
P.S. Go here to reserve your copy of KNIFE, FORK,
MUSCLE during the big pre-publication special:
P.S. 2. For more about the mental elements of strength
training, grab these:
a. Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and
b. Dinosaur Bodyweight Training
c. Strength, Muscle and Power
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Use your brain to build your
brawn, and vice-versa." -- Brooks Kubik