The Quest for 37 Inch Upper Arms

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Two quick notes and then we'll talk training.

1. The March Dinosaur Files

We have a great new order page that tells
you EXACTLY what is in this month's issue.
Go here to see it - and to check out the
terrific cover photo:

2. Old Strength and Health Magazines

I'm selling duplicates from my collection.
Go here to see what's available. This is a
great chance to grab some rare old
magazines from the John Grimek and
Steve Stanko era:

These are first come, first served, so if
you want to buy a set, email me asap.

3.  The Quest for 37 Inch Upper Arms

The other day I was looking at an old training
book that Harry Paschall wrote back in 1953.
It's called Muscular Arms and Shoulders. You
can probably guess what it covers.

Anyhow, I've had this book since I was in high
school, and there's always been one particular
photo - and photo caption - that caught my

It's a photo of a weightlifter and bent press
record holder named Ellwood Holbrook. He's
standing with his right arm fully extended,
flexing his triceps. The photo is from the
side, and his arm looks pretty darn

But here's the caption:

"Have you ever seen better triceps than
Ellwood Holbrook shows in this photo?
This is the arm that presses 278 lbs.,
and, mind you, it is not over 16 inches!"

Now think about that for a second.

This is a book about how to build big arms,
and the author is running a photo of a man
with a 16 inch upper arm - who presses
278 pounds.

There's an important message here.

It's about quantity vs. quality.

Everyone else is yelling and screaming about
building bigger and bigger arms - about pushing
the tape measure to 20 inches and so on - and
here's Harry Paschall reminding us that you
don't need to be a giant to be a superman.

If more trainees understood this, the Iron
Game would be totally different - and, in my
opinion, enormously better.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with wanting
to build big arms. But always focus on strength,
as well. Big and STRONG arms are the goal.

Just ask Harry Paschall - and Ellwood

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's a great course for building arms that
look great and are just as strong as they look:

Note: The course is also available in PDF with
electronic delivery. Go to the PDF downloads
section of our products page to grab it:

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "In training, as in
everything else in life, always focus on quality."
- Brooks Kubik