Are Strength and Power Dirty Words?

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

(Note: Here's one from a couple of years
ago. I think it's worth reading again.)

We're closing in on St. Paddy's Day, which is
always one of our favorite holidays here at
Dino Headquarters.

We celebrate by watching our favorite movie
about the Emerald Isle -- THE QUIET MAN,
starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and
pretty much every Irish actor in Hollywood
back in the day (1952).

Great movie -- if you haven't seen it, be sure
to catch it sometime soon.

Anyhow, here's something interesting about

The censors cut a short line out of the film. If
you know where to look, and you look closely,
you'll see the cut.

I won't tell you where to look -- that would be
a spoiler. But it's there.

Or rather, it WAS there.

Not any more.

It's very short -- just five words.

If you blink, you'll miss it. And if you're laughing
too hard, you'll miss it.

Here are the five FORBIDDEN words:

"The power of the man!"

That's right.

Back in 1952, a Hollywood censor thought those
five words were a little too much for an audience
to handle -- so he made the studio cut them out
of the film.

Apparently, "power" was a dirty word back in
1952, when the film was released.

And that leads me to an interesting thought.
I don't think things have changed.

Power is still a dirty word.

So is strength.

Nobody wants to hear about them.

They want to hear about mass -- muscle size --
definition -- separation -- cuts -- abs -- a six-pack --
and oil bagging.

They want to hear about pumping the muscles
until they're ready to burst.

About going for the burn.

About hypertrophy training.

About 100 sets of 100 reps, and every other high
volume workout for the lunatic fringe that wants
to do nothing but train all day.

But strength -- no, they don't want to hear about
strength -- or about how to build it.

Ditto for power.

Power - shmower. Give me some oil bag biceps.

Dinos are different.

Dinos train for strength -- and they train for power.

Of course, that doesn't mean that Dinos are
muscleless midgets. Far from it. Advanced Dinos
are pretty darn big, and pretty darn strong --
and pretty darn powerful.

So if that censor from 1952 was around today,
he'd probably try to censor the entire Dinosaur

And frankly, that's okay with me. I never planned
to make it to Hollywood.

I just wanted to build some old-school CENSORED

Oops -- sorry.

Just said it!

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

Yours in CENSORED,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. If you want to build some serious CENSORED,
Muscle and CENSORED, grab this little monster:

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right here
at Dino Headquarters:

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "It's better to be
CENSORED than to be weak."-- Brooks Kubik