Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Twp quick notes, and then we'll talk training.
1. The February Dino Files
Is now available in PDF format - and you can
grab the little monster right here:
This month's issue comes with three special
bonuses. Let me know how you like them!
2. The Complete List
Second, here's a link to all 22 of my Dinosaur
Training e-books on Kindle:
Note that you do NOT need a Kindle
device to read these. There's a free
downloadable app from Amazon that
let's you read Kindle books on any
3. Does Your Training Make You Feel
Does your training make you feel better?
If memory serves me correctly, Peary Rader
wrote an article or editorial using this title
sometime back in the 1970's or early 1980's.
(Or perhaps it was someone else who wrote
for IronMan back then.)
The point is, the question was asked -- and
the man who asked the question noted that
a great many bodybuilding champions were
severely over-trained, dehydrated, run-down,
tired, sickly and ill as they approached their
This was the result of over-training combined
with starvation dieting - and for some men,
the result of living almost entirely on food
They ate and trained this way because they
were trying to show as much definition as
possible in the contest.
And the same thing happened over and
They would catch colds and other minor
ailments, and they often felt pretty puny
even though they looked as if they were
the picture of health.
The writer even suggested that at most
contests, the folks in the audience were
actually far healthier than the men on
So Peary Rader (or whoever it was) suggested
that the average trainee would do much better
by training hard but NOT over-training -- and
by working to build a well-developed and
muscular physique but NOT strive for the
extreme definition you see in a bodybuilding
contest -- and by following a healthy diet but
NOT a pre-contest starvation diet.
The idea was to BE strong, LOOK strong and
That was a good goal then, and it's a good goal
You get there with sane, sensible training and
sane, sensible diet and nutrition.
That's how I've been training for most of my
And today, at 60 years of age, I can honestly
say that I feel pretty darn good. And it's the
result of how I train and how I eat.
One of my goals is to see the day when every
Dino of any age can say the very same thing --
that he or she feels GREAT -- and that it's the
result of a sane, sensible, common sense
approach to diet, nutrition and training.
And the good news is this -- we're getting
there! The Dinos are doing a terrific job --
and setting a great example for everyone
Anyhow, I trained yesterday, and it felt great.
And I feel great right now. I hope you feel
As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. I cover the training aspect in my various books
and courses -- and in the Dinosaur Files journal --
and I cover the diet and nutrition aspect in Knife,
Fork, Muscle. Go here to grab a copy:
P.S. 2. If you're not sure where to start, try Dinosaur
Training, Strength, Muscle and Power or (if you're
age 35 or wiser) Gray Hair and Black Iron. You
can find them right here:
3. Thought for the Day: "Look strong, be
strong, feel strong." -- Brooks Kubik