How Long Do Sharks Swim in the Ocean?

Still training hard and heavy at age 60 - after 50 years of training - and not planning to quit any time soon.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

How long does a shark swim in the ocean?

Here's the answer:

He swims in the ocean for his entire life.

If he stops swimming, he dies.

Dinosaurs are like sharks. They train for their
entire lives. If they stop training, they die.

Maybe they don't die immediately -- but they
lose their fire. They lose their energy -- and
their zest for life. They diminish.

My grandfather grew up on a family farm and
lumber camp in the rugged Tatra Mountains
of Slovakia. He immigrated to the U.S. and
began working in steel mills. He worked in
the steel mill his entire adult life.

In other words, he worked hard his entire

He retired.

And then he died.

Because once he retired, he lost that fire.

When I was a kid, I had a book about physical
training. It covered calisthenics, isometrics, and
some very basic weight training exercises.

I remember that the book had an entire page
where they compared the benefits of different
types of exercise and different sports.

They rated each for muscle building, strength
building, endurance development, weight gain,
weight loss, and so on.

They also rated them based on lifelong
enjoyment and lifelong participation.

In other words, would you do it in high school
and college and then STOP -- or would you
keep on going and do it for your entire

For example, football got high marks in some
categories, but low marks for lifelong participation.
Because very few people play football after high
school -- and fewer still play football after college,
and the number of people who play football after
age 40 is so low that you can probably count them
on the fingers of one hand.

I forget how they rated calisthenics, isometrics,
and weight training. But that doesn't matter. I
know how I would rate them: as activities that
you can (and should) do for your entire life.

Of course, you may need to make adjustments
as you grow older. That's a part of the process.

But the important thing is to make strength
training an integral part of your life. It's not
something you do when you're young and
then stop doing -- it's not something you
do for awhile and then stop when you turn
40, or 50 or 60 -- and it's not something
you stop doing when you retire.

It's something you do for your entire life.

It's like the shark -- swimming in the ocean.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. We just got a new shipment of three of
our best sellers -- so now's a good time to
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Knife, Fork, Muscle

(Also available in e-book -- see the links on our
products page)

Dinosaur Bodyweight Training

Dinosaur Dumbbell Training

P.S. 2. My other books and courses, and the
Dinosaur Files strength training journal, are
right here:

Hard-copy and PDF


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Keep on moving,
and keep on training!" -- Brooks Kubik