Seven Keys to Success for Older Dinos

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

As you might expect, I got tons of emails
(and the occasional snail mail letter) from
Dinos around the world.

Many of them contain training reports,
feedback on what works, and updates
on their training.

And over the years, I've noticed some
common threads.

For example, older Dinos who are doing
well in their training, having fun and
making good progress, all tend to do
similar things.

And I thought I'd share some of those
with you.

So here are 7 things that older Dinos do
for successful training:

1. Find exercises that don't hurt and that
you can recover from.

If you can't do squats, do front squats -
or Trap Bar deadlifts - or dumbbell squats -
or kettlebell squats - or use Dave Draper's
Top Squat ior a Safety Bar.

There's always SOMETHING that you can

Of course, the same is true for upper body
exercises. If you can't do something, find
a substitute and keep on training!

2. Have Fun.

Successful older trainees have fun when they
train. Their workouts are some of the best
times of the week for them. They look forward
to every session - and they feel great both
during and after their workout.

3. Focus on the iron.

Successful older trainees don't get caught
up in the silly stuff marketed by folks who
promise overnight miracles from their Top
Secret BLITZ-BLAST program or their new
and improved super supplement.

Instead, they focus on the iron.

They've been around long enough to know
what works - and what doesn't - and frankly,
the silly stuff bores them.

4. Use abbreviated workouts.

Abbreviated workouts let older trainees
recover from their training. They're one of
the most important keys to success for older

5. Use ultra-abbreviated workouts.

Many older Dinos  (and I'm one of them) get
great results from doing one exercise in each
workout. I call this ultra-abbreviated training.
It lets you focus on ONE thing and give it your
all - and it's great for recovery.

6. Focus on now.

Don't focus on the past - or on what you used
to do.

Focus on now - and on being the best you can
be at your current age.

And focus on being better five years from now
(or 10 years from now) than you are today.

7. Train for strength.

As you grow older, strength equals health.

To be healthy, you need to be strong.

To be strong, you train for strength.

Basic compound exercises - progressive
workouts - goal setting - concentration -
and focus.

They work every time - for everyone - at
every age.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. For more information about successful
training for older Dinos, grab Gray Hair and
Black Iron:

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Lift for today,
tomorrow and every day of your life." - Brooks