Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One quick note, and then we'll talk
1. The July Dino Files on Kindle
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of the Dinosaur Files in Kindle:
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2. The Man Who Sprinted Up the
Many years ago, a man who lived in
Alliance, Nebraska went on vacation
way out in the rugged Colorado Rockies.
His name was Peary Rader. He was the
founder, editor and publisher of the old
Iron Man magazine.
Back home in Nebraska, there were few
opportunities to climb mountains -- and
certainly no opportunity to climb anything
remotely like the Rocky Mountains.
But to his surprise, Peary found that he
was as fast and nimble as a mountain
He literally ran up the side of some of the
steep slopes, leaving his friends far behind
him as they trudged slowly and doggedly
up the trail.
He also discovered that he had tremendous
He could climb mountains all day without
feeling tired -- and when he woke up the
next morning, he was ready for more!
Now, you might ask if he did a lot of running
back home to get ready for the trip.
Surprisingly, he did none at all.
You might wonder if he did some sort of
intense cardio training -- perhaps riding
Again, he did none at all.
Or long walks?
Or you might think he was on some kind
of special, six-day a week, high volume
training program to build maximum work
Again, the answer is no.
Peary trained just twice a week, using a
simple program and a small number of
His primary exercise was the squat.
He did one set of 20 reps with all the
weight he could handle.
He did breathing squats -- meaning that
he took several huge, enormous breaths
in-between every rep. He breathed so hard
the plates rattled on the bar.
He used the breathing squat program as
a way of gaining muscular bodyweight
and strength. It worked great. In his first
two years on the program, he gained
close to 100 pounds of muscle -- and went
on to be a regional weightlifting champion.
But the squats also gave him tremendous
endurance. The trip to the Rocky Mountains
It's another example of what we talked about
yesterday -- using your weight training to
build a superb combination of strength,
power and endurance.
Yes, you can get a great conditioning workout
and build tremendous stamina and endurance
with your barbell workouts.
Peary Rader proved it.
For details about specialized leg and back
programs to build strength, muscle and
outstanding condition, grab a copy of
Chalk and Sweat. It has 50 terrific
workouts, and they'll get you into
great shape faster than you can say
And for special instruction on how to ease
into your squatting program and make
steady progress with old-fashioned "slow
cooking", grab Dinosaur Training Secrets,
Vol. 3. It's available in hard-copy, Kindle
or PDF with immediate electronic delivery:
PDF with electronic delivery
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. My other books and courses are right
here at Dino Headquarters:
P.S. 2. Thought for the Day: "Strong is good,
but strong and well-conditioned is better."
-- Brooks Kubik