Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One quick note, and then we'll talk iron.
1. The Dino Files
Go here to take a peek at the cover of the
August-September Dino Files - and to look
at the table of contents - and to grab a copy
of the little monster:
It's one of our best issues ever, and it's
been getting great reviews and terrific
feedback from readers.
2. More Proof that Dino Training Works
Just got this email from Ruiseart Alcorn, a
soon to be 58-year old Dino. It's in response
to yesterday's question about how to help
younger trainees ditch the silly stuff in the
muscle mags and start training hard, heavy
and sensible. It also gives us plenty of proof
that Dino Training works - at any age:
I have an almost equally frustrating time
when trying to explain to people how I train.
Young people think "more is better" and prefer
to follow the advice of steroid riddled idiots,
and sadly many older people prefer to
pedal aimlessly on exercise bikes because
they're "too old to lift weights." Aaaaaargh!
I am almost 58 and have been steadily gaining
on two main training days per week plus some
light stuff every morning.
I use two heavy kettlebells for all exercises,
and keep my reps low.
On Tuesdays i do 5 sets of clean and press,
and 5 sets of deadlift.
On Saturdays I do 5 sets of front squats, 5
sets of floor press and 5 sets of bent rows.
At the end of each workout I do 5 x 30
second sprint intervals (on the spot), and
five minutes of walking around the room
to warm down.
Each workout takes about 60 minutes in
In addition to this, each morning upon
rising, I do 2 sets of clean-squat-press
with two light kettlebells (24 kg each). I
don't think of this as a workout as such -
it barely takes 5 minutes, and is really
more of a neuro-muscular practice
session. However, it wakes me up and
sets the pace for the day.
I also walk every day and practice martial
Whenever I explain my approach to training
to people, it goes in one ear and out the
other. Young folk think it's not possible to
gain on such a minimalist routine, whilst
older people think I'm nuts for "lifting so
So, what's the answer?
It's simple - we just keep on doing what
we're doing. We've been doing it for
hundreds of years, and we'll keep on
doing it. Fads and shiny machines come
and go, but DINOS ARE FOREVER!
Hey, that sounds like a good title for a
Keep on liftin',
Thanks, Ruiseart - that was well said, and
it really ties everything together. You've
told us what we all need to do:
Keep on doing what we're doing!
Yours in strength,
P.S. It's incredibly valuable to see what your
fellow Dinosaurs are doing - and to learn
first hand what really works when it comes
to building and maintaining lifelong strength
and health. That's why I publish the Dino
Files - and why you should be sure to read
each and every issue:
P.S. 2. Gray Hair and Black Iron is the no. 1
resource for older Dinos:
P.S. 3. My other books and courses - and back
issues of The Dino Files - as well as links to my
Kindle books - are right here:
P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "Life is as real as
you make it. So is your training." - Brooks Kubik