Hail to the Dinosaurs!
We survived the Zombie Apocalypse on
Friday, but it was a bit of a near thing.
Picture this -- a Zombie Walk with 30,000
zombies -- marching down the street just
a stone's throw from Dino Headquarters.
I was ready to drop a heavy barbell or
dumbbell on anyone -- I mean, any thing --
that needed it -- but no zombies came by.
I was actually disappointed.
If they had, and they were Dino-style
zombies, I would have talked training with
I would have told them about the 13th
What's the 13th workout?
It's the one that happens when everything
has been going great for a while, and your
progress has been steady, and everything
has been more or less perfect.
And then you train -- expecting to make a
bunch of new PR's -- and you can't do a
Everything goes wrong.
You go back on everything you do.
Nothing works the way it should.
You can't even focus.
You finish the workout battered and bloody,
bruised and busted, scrambled and shaken.
You stand there, and you're dripping sweat,
and the sweat gets into your eyes, and you
can't see very well, and the barbell plates
look like tiddley-winks.
And you start to wonder if you're better off
staying home and playing tiddley-winks --
because this strength training stuff obviously
You start to wonder if you need a new workout.
Maybe a whole new way of training.
Or maybe you need the latest new super
Maybe something even stronger than that.
And all in all, it's a dark night of the soul. You
look into the abyss -- and the abyss looks back.
But here's the interesting thing.
The 13th workout is good for you.
It tests your mettle.
It gives you a chance to reach deep down and
grab a big dose of fortitude -- and use it smack
yourself on the side of the head and send those
doubts and fears and worries right out the
Hey, it happens to everyone.
Dust yourself off, get back on your feet, have some
good food, get some rest and some sleep, and come
back strong the next time.
Because after the 13th workout there's the 14th
workout -- and that can be pretty darn good.
As always, thanks for reading and have a great day.
If you train today, make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. The 13th workout is about overcoming adversity.
Here's a man who did precisely that -- he went from
crippled kid to World Champion:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right here
at Dino Headquarters:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Adversity makes
champions." -- Brooks Kubik