Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One quick note, and then we'll talk training.
1. The Dinosaur Files
We just released the August-September
issue of The Dinosaur Files in PDF format.
Here's a link that gives you the complete
table of contents for this issue:
And here's the link to order the little
monster in PDF format:
We're also going to release it in a Kindle
edition. I'll send an email when the Kindle
edition is ready to go.
2. How Does Your Training Make You
Bob Hoffman had a great way of explaining
how strength training affects your body.
It doesn't just build your muscles.
It strengthens your internal organs, as well.
It improves circulation. Nourishes and fortifies
It improves your digestion, and your ability
to assimilate the food you eat.
It strengthens your heart and lungs, and
improves your breathing.
Strengthens your nerves.
In other words, strength training builds your
body from the inside out. It makes you a bigger
and stronger man -- and a healthier man.
Hoffman and all of the other pioneers of the
Iron Game placed tremendous emphasis on
the health-building aspect of strength training.
That's why Hoffman published a magazine
called "Strength and HEALTH."
It's why the title of his first book was "How to
Be Strong, HEALTHY and Happy."
The idea of training for looks alone -- or even
for strength alone -- without radiant good health
to go with it would have been totally foreign to
Hoffman, Jowett, Calvert, Rader, Peary and
Paschall. It would have been foreign to ALL
of the old-timers.
In short, one of the benefits of old-school
training was that it made you FEEL better.
So back to the question in the title.
Does your training make you feel better?
I finished a one hour workout the other night,
and when it was over, I felt like the proverbial
And I feel pretty good most of the time. I won't
say (as Hoffman did in his later years) that I'm
a candidate for "World's Healthiest Man," but I
And my workouts play a major role in how I feel.
Yours should do the same for you. And if you're
training the right way -- with plenty of stand on
your feet old-school strength training, they will.
Just be sure you avoid the over-training thing
that we talked about yesterday. Over-training is
a one-way ticket to making you feel BAD instead
of GOOD. See Gray Hair and Black Iron for more
information on over-training and how to beat it:
Diet and nutrition is also a key component of
feeling strong and healthy. Knife, Fork, Muscle
tells you what to eat for strength and health:
As always, thanks for reading, and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a good
one -- it's putting money into your health
Yours in strength (and health),
P.S. Here's the link again for the latest issue
of the Dinosaur Files:
Table of Contents
Order page (in PDF format)
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
here at Dino Headquarters:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Hit the iron --
and give yourself the gift of lifelong strength
and health." -- Brooks Kubik