Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One quick note and then we'll talk iron.
1. The Dinosaur Files
We're working to get the Jan issue of the
Dinosaur Files up and available as soon as
possible. In the meantime, if you missed
the Nov - Dec issue, go here to grab it:
By the way, if you grab the Kindle
edition, please post a review. The
reviews really help us.
2. 10 Tips to Rev Up Your Workouts!
Workouts are the best part of the day --
and the better the workout, the better
So let's talk about to maximize your
workouts -- and how to make each
workout as result-producing and
effective as possible.
Here are 10 tips to rev up your workouts:
1. Spend 10 minutes a day visualizing your
workouts in full, complete and vivid detail --
to the point where you see and feel the
sweat dripping down your face as you
squat, push and pull.
a. 15 or 20 minutes is better.
2. When you train, concentrate deeply
on each and every rep. "Become" the rep.
a. In other words, shut out the rest of
the world. Go deep inside the rep.
3. After each set, review your performance
and focus on the next set.
a. See Dinosaur Training and Dinosaur
Bodyweight Training for more details on
the all-important mental aspects of
4. Wear your power color when you train.
Everyone has a power color (or colors).
You feel stronger when you wear your
a. For me, power colors are black, navy
blue and gray.
b. We also have colors that make us feel
weak. Don't wear those! (For example, I
avoid brown or tan.)
5. Focus on adding weight to the bar, BUT
always maintain perfect form. If in doubt,
focus on form. Never add weight at the
expense of maintaining perfect form.
6. Rest pause training builds serious strength
and muscle. See Strength, Muscle and Power
for details and suggested workouts.
7. Abbreviated training works better than
anything else for the vast majority of trainees.
See Dinosaur Training, Strength, Muscle and
Power, and Chalk and Sweat for abbreviated
workouts that will build plenty of real world
strength and muscle.
7a. Many trainees -- especially older trainees --
will do best on ultra-abbreviated training. See
Gray Hair and Black Iron for details and
8. Eat smart. This means the right kind of real
food. That's the whole focus of Knife, Fork,
Muscle -- real food to help build lifelong
strength and health.
a. Learn what foods work for you. That's
one of the important keys to long-term
b. Supplements will NOT make up for
a poor diet. You need to learn to eat
right. When you do, the results will
9. Don't obsess about your training.
Just do it. The most important thing
is to train regularly and consistently.
It all adds up over time.
10. Have FUN when you train. Fun is
important. Your training days should
be the best days of the week --
and your workouts should be
some of the most enjoyable
things you do.
a. Yes, hard work and challenging
workouts are fun!
b. And yes, it's a shame that most
people don't have a clue about
this . . .
c. . . . which is why it's good to train
hard and heavy and old-school, and
set an example for others.
So there you have it -- 10 tips to
rev up your workouts. I hope you
enjoyed them -- and I hope you
As always, thanks for reading and
have a great day. If you train today,
make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. Gray Hair and Black Iron is the
no. 1 book for older trainees -- go
here to grab a copy:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses --
and links to my e-books on Kindle and
my PDF courses --are right here at
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "It all boils
down to you and the iron. That's the most
important thing." -- Brooks Kubik