10 Things I Learned in the Iron Mines

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

We'll talk iron in just a minute, but I need
to give you a quick Dino Files update.

We're doing a combined issue for November
and December -- and the little monster
should be ready to release very soon.

I'll send an email when it's ready.

In the meantime, be sure to grab the
October issue -- and an earlier issues
you may have missed.

Oct Dino Files in PDF format


Oct Dino Files on Kindle


The Dinosaur Files is a very special and
unique publication. You won't find anything
like it anywhere -- and you certainly won't
find anything that delivers the kind of real
world, no-nonsense training advice that we
pack into each and every issue.

10 Things I learned in the Iron Mines

It's 33 days from January 1, and on
that day I'll be age 60 in weightlifting
years (meaning that my 60th birthday is
later in the year).

And turning 60 is a big deal.

If you're a weightlifter, it means you have
many years of iron slinging under your

That gets you thinking -- and I thought:

"Eveything worth knowing in life I learned
from a barbell."

Or at least it seems that way.

So here are 10 lessons I learned in the
iron mines. See if you learned the same

1. It's best to start young, but the important
thing is to start -- whatever your age.

2. If you fall off your bicycle, get right back
on it and start pedaling.

3. The hardest exercises are the most
productive ones.

4. It's not easy, and that's okay. In fact,
it's a good thing.

5. Make a plan and stick to it. Don't second
guess yourself into inertia.

6. Life is movement -- and the better the
movement, the better the life.

7. You build strength and muscle by what you
do, not by what you think about doing.

8. You can't buy strength and health. You
can only earn them.

9. The barbell doesn't lift itself.

10. If you enjoy art, practice the art of strength
training. If you enjoy science, practice the science
of strength training. The important thing is to
practice strength training.

And, for a special bonus, two more:

11. Squats are zen.

12. So are deadlifts, presses, pulls, and every
other exercise you do.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. My LOST ARTICLES are back. Go here to
grab them:





P.S. My other books and courses -- and links
to our e-books on Kindle -- and our Dinosaur
Training courses in PDF format -- are right here:


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "When the iron
speaks, a wise man listens." - Brooks Kubik