Hail to the Dinosaurs!
A quick note, and then we'll do the top 10 list.
Another guest had to cancel his scheduled slot
on Carl Lanore's SuperHuman Radio yesterday,
so I covered on short notice and wasn't able
to give you advance notice. But the show is
available at the SHR archives, so be sure to
listen to it. We cover the 13th workout, and
how to keep a bad workout from knocking
you off track:
And now -- the NEW top 10 list.
I've done a number of top 10 lists over
the years, and they're always lots of fun.
Here's a new one.
THE TOP 10 EXCUSES FOR NOT TRAINING
10. "I don't want to get too big."
9. "I don't want to overload the Smith machine."
8. "The pec dec is broken."
7. "I'm sure that if I asked, they'd tell me that
heavy training is against the gym rules."
6. "I just want to look strong."
5. "I just bought some new jeans and I don't
want to grow out of them."
4. "A guy on the internet said you don't need to
do it. Light training works better."
3. "It's too old-fashioned."
2. "I don't want to be rude and hog all the plates."
and finally -- drum-roll -- the number one excuse
for not training hard and heavy --
1. "If I train hard and heavy, I might get too big --
and if I get too big I might be mistaken for a
gorilla -- and if I get mistaken for a gorilla I
might get put in the zoo -- and I don't want to
get put in the zoo."
So if you're wondering why most people avoid
heavy training, those are the reasons -- along with
the fact that they can't stand the hard work!
As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. For serious advice about serious, old-school,
hard and heavy strength training, grab these:
Dinosaur Training - Lost Secrets of Strength and
Strength, Muscle and Power
Gray Hair and Black Iron
Chalk and Sweat
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right here:
P.S. 3. "For every trainee who trains hard and heavy,
there are 100 who don't -- and they look like they
don't." -- Brooks Kubik