Hail to the Dinosaurs!
We'll talk training in a minute, but in case
you missed it, here's some BIG news. We're
going to put up a sales page for my new
book on diet and nutrition for Dinos on
This will be out standard pre-publication
launch, with a couple of special bonuses
for those who take action during the
Be looking for the announcement on 9-15.
In training news, I've noticed a strange
phenomenon. You see it on Facebook all
It's the guy (or gal) (or their coach) who
posts a photo or a video or message about
hitting a new PR or a big number in some
lift or exercise that they haven't done for
a long time.
Usually it's the deadlift, probably because
the skill factor is less than in many other
"Yo, peeps! I haven't done deadlifts for six
months, but I tried them yesterday and pulled
a new PR. Time to get serious at #liftlikeagod#
Or something like that.
So, a couple of questions.
1. Why brag about not having done deadlifts
(or whatever) for six months?
2. Why go for a heavy one rep max in the DL
or any other lift if you've not been training the
3. Have you earned bragging rights for this
I'd much rather read a report like this:
"Been training my deadlift regularly for the
past six months. Started light and worked up
in weight. Hit them once a week. Do 5's one
week, and 3's and singles the next. Aimed
to hit a new max on my birthday -- and got
it. Love the feeling when you work to make
it happen, and it does!"
In other words, I like to see people EARN the
weight. To me, the process is what matters.
The process of working steadily to achieve
I guess that makes me old fashioned, but
that's not news to anyone.
As always, thanks for reading, and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a good
Yours in strength,
P.S. I've got some terrific back specialization
programs in CHALK AND SWEAT. If you want
to earn some serious strength and muscle,
give them a try:
P.S.2. My other books and courses are right
here at Dino Headquarters -- and remember,
we're launching the new diet and nutrition book
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Nothing in life
is free, including strength." -- Brooks Kubik