Real World Training Advice

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Where do you go for training advice?

In the old days, everyone got training
advice from the magazines of the day -
Strength and Health, IronMan, Muscular
Development after it came out in the
60's, and from the 1940s on, various
magazines published by Joe Weider.

Some of the advice in the magazines
was good, and some of it wasn't.

You also had various books and courses
to read.

Again, some were good, and some were
not so good.

Today, we're buried in an information
explosion. There's a ton of information
out there. Some of it is good, and some
of it is not. And a lot of it is downright
ridiculous - crazy - ineffective - and in
many cases, downright dangerous.

In addition, most of it is written for young
guys or gals who for whatever reason
have all the time in the world to train.

So you see the every day training
programs, the two, three and four
workouts, and the programs that
include every exercise under the
sun and every piece of equipment
ever invented.

It may or may not be the best way for
younger folks to train - but it sure as
heck isn't going to work for older

Particularly if they're holding a job
(or two jobs), raising a family, and
all of that stuff.

Older trainees who live and work in
the real world need a much different

You also don't see much in the way of
training advice for those of us with dings
and dents. That's unfortunate, because
most of us over the age of 40 have dings
and dents of one sort or another.

Again, if you live and work in the real
world, you need to make adjustments
and work around the dings and dents.

Similarly, you don't see much about how
to train to make your life better and more
enjoyable. Most of what you see is about
how "the champions" train. No one seems
to be interested in how a 50 or 60 year old
guy or gal with a job, mortgage and family
is doing it.

But in the real world, that's the kind of
thing that really happens - and it's the
kind of training information that's most

When you look for training information,
look for that: the real-world stuff about
real people who live full and complete
lives but still find time and energy to
train - and who use their training to
add strength, health and happiness
to every minute of their lives.

I call it real world training. It's what
I write about. It's also the only thing
I read about.

Yes, there's plenty of other stuff out
there - but it's not for me.

As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make it
a good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Live, work and
train in the real world - and get your training
advice from people who do the same." -- Brooks