Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One of our Dinos blew out his knee playing
basketball, and now he's in the post surgery
So he's lying in bed and plotting his come-
He sent me and asked where he could find
some good stories about others who have
"Where can I find good comeback stories?"
The answer, of course, is in The Dinosaur
There's a comeback story in almost every
issue - and sometimes two or three.
There's a reason for that.
The Dinosaur Files doesn't focus on the
"Champions" and what the "Champions"
It focuses on those of us who live and train
in the real world.
And in the real world - as opposed to some
ghost writer's fevered fantasy about the
sun, sand, and surf at Muscle Beach -
bad things happen.
You have a slip and fall and break your
You break a hand, thumb or finger.
You blow out your knee playing your favorite
sport or practicing martial arts.
You have hip replacement surgery.
You wake up one morning with a frozen shoulder
and it takes three months before you can even
comb your hair.
You have cancer - or a heart attack - or a stroke.
You're in a terrible car crash - or a bad accident
You may be blind - or deaf.
You may be fighting drug or alcohol addiction.
You may be challenged by mental health
You may be autistic.
You may be a beginner who starts out by
facing what seem to be impossible health
You may be dealing with the challenges of
Or you may be fighting problems other than
health problems - a divorce, the loss of a
job, a loved one's death or severe illness,
financial problems, etc.
All of the examples I just gave come right
out of the real world. They're challenges
that actual Dinos have faced and overcome.
And many of them have been (or will be)
reported in The Dinosaur Files.
Of course, we have plenty of great articles
about exercises, sets and reps - and plenty
of great workouts - and plenty of fun stories
about the oldtimers and their amazing
But we also have plenty of comeback stories.
And believe me, they're well worth reading.
Nothing is more inspiring and more motivating
than reading the true story of someone who
refused to give up - who defied the odds - who
proved everyone else was wrong when they
told him, "You can't do it!"
If you already read The Dinosaur Files, you
know what I'm talking about.
If you haven't read them, give them a try.
They'll make a BIG difference in your
training - and your life.
Yours in strength,
P.S. In 2015 we released the Dinosaur Files in
a hard copy quarterly format. We still offer those
4 back issues in your choice of hard copy or
Kindle format. The hard copy issues are right
If you prefer Kindle, all 4 issues of the Dinosaur
Files Quarterly are available on Kindle. See the
Kindle links on our products page:
In December 2016 we switched to a monthly
format using PDFs with immediate electronic
delivery. You order each issue of the Files as
it comes out, and you get an immediate link
to download it to your computer. You can save
it and read it on screen or print it out, as you
The links for the monthly Dinosaur Files are
And, as always - please let me know how you
like the Dinosaur Files. We love to hear from
P.S. 2. Thought for the Day: "We all face
adversity. How we deal with it determines
who we become." - Brooks Kubik