Hail to the Dinosaurs!
We'll cover the best exercises for healthy
aging today - after two very important
1. Last Chance
The Iron League price increase goes into
effect today or tomorrow. It was set for
March 1, but the big Internet snafu
caused by the Amazon server outage
knocked everything off schedule.
Anyhow, here's the link to join up at
the current price:
The Iron league has a ton of great stuff.
including all 5 of my Dinosaur Training
DVD's in streaming video - along with
a huge library of old books, courses,
articles and magazines.
2. The February Dinosaur Files
Go here to grab the February Dino Files
in PDF format:
We'll get the Kindle and hard-copy
editions out as soon as we can. I'll
send a link when they're ready.
3. The Best Exercises for Healthy
Yesterday I noted that "athletic exercises"
such as power cleans and power snatches
help keep your brain and nervous system
healthy and strong.
They do this by stimulating the neuro-
In response, I got a ton of emails from
readers who wanted to know more -- and
some who wanted to know where to go
for more information on this exciting
topic -- and some who flat out thought
I was "making it up."
So let's turn to Pat O'Shea's wonderful
book, QUANTUM STRENGTH
Consider these nuggets from the chapter
on exercise and healthy aging:
1. "Superior training results are obtained
through the application of dynamic athletic-
type lifts [such as] power snatches, power
cleans, high pulls and squats."
2. These movements "come closest to
duplicating the motor tasks of daily living."
3. "They are free flowing natural body
movements that develop functional strength,
flexibility and mobility."
4. Here comes the good part -- pay close
"They challenge and train the neuromuscular
and sensory systems, which improves the
functioning of the posture and antigravity
muscles. Athletic-type lifting refines propio-
ceptive kinesthetic feedback, resulting in
increased neuromuscular coordination
among agonist and antagonist muscles
and their synchronization."
5. "This provides for the improvement and
maintenance of motor skills critical to
6. "Athletic-type lifting is mentally and
physically stimulating. When executing a
power snatch or power clean, you are
forced to think in terms of strength and
technique. This stimulates brain power,
which helps slow the loss of neuro-
muscular coordination associated with
the aging process."
7. "Brain power is like muscle power, it is
a case of use it or lose it."
So, as you can see, I'm not making it up.
Another term for "athletic-style exercises"
would be "ground based training" or "stand
on your feet training." It's the kind of
training I cover in all of my books and
The wonderful thing about this type of
training is that it provides such tremendous
benefits for trainees of any age.
When you're younger, it helps you build
maximum possible strength, power and
When you're older, it helps you maintain
that strength, muscle and power.
And at any age, it helps build and maintain
bone, tendon and ligament strength -- as
well as brain power and neuromuscular
All of which are very good reasons to start
training, and to stick with it. At any age and
at every age, exercises enriches your life
and expands your abilities and your
It's a wonderful gift. USE IT!
As always, thanks for reading, and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a good
Yours in strength,
P.S. Gray Hair and Black Iron covers
effective strength training for older Dinos.
Go here to grab a copy:
Gray Hair and Black Iron
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
here at Dino Headquarters:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Brain power
starts with body power." -- Brooks Kubik