Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Two quick notes and then we'll talk about the number
1 progress stopper you face.
1. There's still time to reserve your copy of Knife, Fork,
Muscle during our pre-publication special:
1a. If you forgot to ask for an autograph, and you want
one, shoot me an email.
1b. I'm not sure when we'll get the books from the
printer, but I'll keep you posted via my emails -- and
we'll shoot them right out the door by pterodactyl
mail as soon as we get them.
2. Yes, we are launching a new quarterly version of the
world-famous, one and only Dinosaur Files newsletter.
I'll put an order page up next week. We're going to
do single issues rather than subscriptions. Each issue
will be BIG -- it will move from newsletter to magazine
size. Be looking for the announcement soon.
In the meantime, if you'd like BACK ISSUES -- not a
new subscription, but BACK ISSUES from 2010 and
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On the training front . . . let's talk about the number
one progress buster.
Yesterday I discussed the importance of concentration
when you train -- and I noted that distraction was a
physical culturist's greatest enemy.
I was talking about distraction during your workouts.
But there's another kind of distraction -- and it's a
huge problem -- and one that's getting bigger all the
It's information overload -- and it's the result of all the
different people with all the different whiz-bang training
programs, workouts, exercises, and ideas.
Now, there's nothing wrong with training information
per se -- or with reading about training or with being
on the lookout for new ideas. In fact, the availability
of good information and the free-flow of ideas is a
But it becomes a bad thing when it leads a trainee to
start to second-guess what he's doing -- or to change
what he's doing before he's had a chance to make any
real progress from it.
Remember, it takes a while for a training program to
For most people, it goes something like this.
You start light and easy and gradually add weight and
build up the intensity of your workouts. This may last
anywhere from two to six weeks.
Eventually, you hit a point where the workouts are hard,
heavy and demanding. This is where the program will
prove its worth. It's the hard part of the training cycle
where you maker your gains.
Finally, you reach a point where your gains slow down or
come to a stop.
At that point, you switch to another workout -- once again
starting light and easy, and working up to some serious
iron and some serious effort.
Over time, this approach gives you plenty of variety,
and builds a ton of strength, muscle and power.
But you have to stick with each program long enough
to make progress.
If you change your program every time you see some-
thing new and different, you usually don't do very well.
In short, information is good -- but you need to know
how to use it -- and when to use it.
And you need to stick to a given program long enough
to get some real results.
Make a plan -- and follow through.
That's the key to success.
As always, thanks for reading and have a great day. If
you train today, make it a good one.
Yours in strength,
P.S. If you need help finding the right program for
your current level of experience, strength and
development, grab this:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right here:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "A good program always
works, but it doesn't work overnight." -- Brooks Kubik