Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Things are hopping faster than 37 jackalopes
today - so let's get right into the important
1. The Dinosaur Files
The February issue of the Dinosaur Files is
almost ready to go - with some great new
features - so be looking for an email with
the links very soon.
In the meantime, if you missed the January
issue, grab it now. It's available in PDF, KIndle
or (something new) a printed edition mailed
to you directly by Amazon:
2. The Complete List
We have 22 books and courses in the
Kindle bookstore now. Here's the
Even if you have the books in hard copy
or in e-book format, go over to the Kindle
pages and rank the reviews. Ranking the
reviews helps newbies choose Dino
Training over muscle pumping
And, of course, feel free to post a
review of your own. They really
3. How to Train Like a Champion
And now, let's talk training -- as in,
real world, championship training.
Back in 1952, a young man named Tom
was working as a cook in the army. He
was based in California and was slated
to be sent to Korea.
He thought he would probably die in Korea,
because this was during the Korean War,
and the North Koreans were using US
Army cooks for target practice.
They figured that they'd demoralize the
Americans by shooting all their cooks.
So Tom practiced his cooking -- and his
shooting. By then, all the cooks in the
army were carrying rifles while they did
But he also practiced something else.
And he was pretty darn good at it.
Good enough to win the USA National
championships and qualify for the 1952
Olympic Games in Helsinki.
So instead of going to Korea, Tom went
to the Olympics -- where he won a gold
Yes, I'm talking about Tommy Kono -- one
of the greatest weightlifters of all time.
But here's the important thing.
Tommy Kono had very limited time for
training. The Army didn't let him train
all day. He had to do his regular Army
job and Army PT and everything else a
So he developed something he called
He trained just 3 or 4 times a week for no
more than 90 minutes per workout.
But he made every minute count.
He focused on squats, front squats, military
presses, squat cleans, squat snatches and
He didn't do anything else because he didn't
have time to do anything else. He focused on
the important stuff -- and he trained it very,
He coupled that with unshakable, iron
determination to be the best in the world.
And when he trained, he trained with zen-like
powers of concentration.
And it worked. He ended up winning six World
Championships, three Pan-American titles,
two Olympic gold medals and an Olympic
He set official World records in four different
weight classes: 148, 165, 181 and 198.
Tommy Kono proved that Quality Training
You can do the very same thing. Follow the
abbreviated and ultra-abbreviated training
programs in my books and courses -- train
with focus and passion -- and the results will
As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. Dinosaur Training Secrets, Vol. 1, gives you
some terrific abbreviated and ultra-abbreviated
workouts -- and tons of other great tips about
See the links to PDF books and courses at our
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "When you train,
train like a champion." -- Brooks Kubik