|Retro lifting at Dino Headquarters - it's fast, fun and effective!|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Today's a training day at Dino Headquarters,
and I'm looking forward to it.
I'll be doing split style snatches, snatch high
pulls and front squats. That will make a long
workout. It will run about 90 minutes, and it
will work everything from the toes to the
eyeballs and back again.
Most of the workout will focus on the split
style snatch. I do plenty of singles to work
on my form and technique in the snatch.
The footwork takes lots of practice -- and
like anything else, to do it right you need
work at it.
Some people call the split style of snatching
or cleaning "old man lifting."
Others call it "grandfather lifting."
Jim Schmitz calls it "retro lifting." He started
out as a split style lifter back in the 1960's,
and then switched over to the squat style,
and today, at age 70, he's back to the split
style because it's easier on his body.
And he still lifts in competition once or
twice a year. At age 70, that's pretty
Anyhow, I agree with Jim Schmitz. I think
"retro lifting" is the best term for split style
snatching and cleaning.
|World and Olympic Champion John Davis hits a split snatch back in the day.|
But whatever you call it, old-school lifting
is fun to do.
It's also good exercise -- and it keeps you
young, fast, strong and powerful.
So does any kind of basic barbell and dumbbell
training -- especially the stand on your feet stuff
I write about in all of my books and courses.
So here's the bottom line:
I don't care how old you are in years, but
if you're standing on your feet and squatting,
pulling and pushing heavy iron a couple of
times a week, you're younger and stronger
than most people.
And if you keep on doing it, you'll stay
younger and stronger for a very long
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S.Here are some great resources to help
keep you healthy and strong at any age:
a. Gray Hair and Black Iron is a must-read
for any older trainee:
b. Two years ago, I did a terrific mini-course
for older Dinos -- with a brand new workout --
and it's available in PDF with immediate electronic
d. And last but not least -- each issue of the
Dinosaur Files newsletter covers effective
training for older Dinos -- and gives you
real life, real world workouts used by your
fellow Dinos. It's the stuff no one else ever
covers -- but it's standard fare for the Dino
If you've not been reading the Dinosaur
Files, start with the December 2015 issue
and work forward from there:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses --
including links to all of my e-books on
Kindle -- are right here at Dino
Hard-copy and PDF
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Stronger is
younger." -- Brooks kubik
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