Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One quick note, and then we'll talk training.
1. The Dino Files
The August-September issue of The Dinosaur
Files is available in PDF - and it's getting great
reviews from Dinos around the world.
Go here to grab the little monster:
2. More Thoughts on Younger Trainees
We've been getting more thoughts on
younger trainees and how to help them.
Or rather, how to get them to help
themselves - by giving sane, sensible,
Dino-style strength training a try - as
opposed to the muscle media silliness
they all do.
If you're a younger trainee, don't be
offended. What you are reading comes
from older Dinos who were once young -
and who made the same mistakes that
YOU are making now - and who sincerely
want to help you avoid those mistakes.
Also, if you sense some irritation in
what older Dinos have to say, remember
that much or all of it is directed at the
commercial interests who make money
off of young Dinos by steering them
With that in mind, let me share some
more feedback on the topic.
Why Younger Trainees Do It Wrong
Because knuckleheads are telling them
that "Dino Style" won't get you cut, or
that there's not enough work (volume)
to build muscle mass (both of which
are wrong, although very few Dinos
worry about cuts or extreme definition).
I have told many young fellows about
abbreviated training, and they don't
like it because they think there's not
enough work for arms or chest!
I'm 42, and they tell me, "You need to
do more reps and lighter weight to cut
They want to look strong, not necessarily
We have an uphill battle, Brooks - there
are more people that train the bomb
and blitz way than the Dino Way!
Everyone Starts Out Wrong!
Even you have admitted that in your
earlier years you followed the "Muscle
Mag" routines. So did I. So did most of
us for longer than we care to admit. I'm
beginning to think it's a prerequisite to
sensible (Dino-style, abbreviated)
Better Late than Never!
I'm 27, and have been training since I
was 14. I found Dinosaur Training only
in the past couple of years, but it was a
real game-changer, and as they say,
better late than never!
I don't know what the deal is with young
guys unsubscribing. I've pretty much un-
subscribed from every strength newsletter
except this one.
While I'm at it, thanks for the beginner
strength and bulk programs you've
shared in your emails and posted at
The Dinosaur Training Blog. Max
More to Come!
Those are all good points - and we have
more to come - including some thoughts
of my own, and some feedback on what
it's like to train in a gym in 2016 after
having been a garage gorilla for so many
In the meantime, be sure to grab the
latest issue of The Dinosaur Files - it's
the best thing on the market, and if
everyone read it, the world would be
a much different place.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here's the link again for the Dinosaur
P.S. 2. Chalk and Sweat has 50 terrific
training programs for Dinos, from beginner
to intermediate to advanced to looking
for ultimate strength and muscle mass:
P.S. 3. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:
P.S. 4. Thought for the Day: "Older and
wiser only counts for something if you
focus on the wiser part." - Brooks Kubik