Buried in Hate Mail

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Yesterday's email focused on the idea
that when it comes to training, less is

As in, the vast majority of trainees will
do better on short, hard, heavy,
abbreviated workouts and divided
training programs than on anything

As in, most trainees will do best on two
or three workouts per week.

As in, most trainees will do best on
low volume, e.g., 5 x 5, or 5 x 5 plus
1 x 3 and 1 x 1, or (as I covered
yesterday) starting light and working
up to one top single for the day.

As in, it's much better to focus on a
small number of good exercises and work
them hard rather than do a wide variety
of exercises in order to "train the muscles
from all angles."

As in, abbreviated and ultra-abbreviated
workouts rock.

As in, keep your workouts short, simple,
hard and heavy - and make them
progressive - and stop worrying about
all the other stuff.

In response, I was buried in hate mail.

It's amazing how some things push
people's buttons.

One of those things is the idea that
short, simple, basic, old-fashioned
workouts work better than anything
else - and far better than the high
volume programs the muscle media
has been pushing since before I was
born - and that the most of the
"experts" are still pushing.

Anyhow, I got lectured, scolded, flamed,
insulted and trolled.

And a lot of people wrote in to tell
me that they didn't think I knew what
I was talking about.

Others wrote in with the ever popular
"I want to try it - but I just don't think it
will work" comment.

Which is sort of like Fox Mulder's famous
poster in the X-Files: "I WANT TO BELIEVE.

Well, this is about strength training, not
about extra-terrestrials, para-normal
phenomena and global conspiracies.

It's not about belief.

You can test this stuff.

You can give Dino-style strength training
an honest try and see what happens.

If it doesn't work, you can go back to your
current way of training. No big deal.

But if it works - if you end up getting the
best results of your life - and doing it with
LESS training than ever before - isn't that
something pretty darn valuable?

Perhaps even something transformative?

Or life changing?

So please - hold off on the hate mail.

Don't write and tell me all the reasons
why Dino Training won't work.

Instead, give it a try.

And then write and tell me about the

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. If you're a younger trainee, get started
on the path to training sanity with Dinosaur
Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and


Older trainees (age 35 and up) should also
grab Gray Hair and Black Iron:


P.S. 2. My other books and courses -
including links to my PDF and Kindle
books and courses - are right here at
Dino Headquarters:


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "You can think
of a 100 reasons why it won't work - or you
can give it a try and see for yourself."
- Brooks Kubik