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Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Someone once asked John Grimek the
secret of his success.
"Hard work," said Grimek.
That's a very good answer, and an important
message -- especially for anyone who might
be looking for an "easy" way to build strength
But hard work alone is not the answer.
It has to be "hard work, intelligently
In other words, you need to train hard but
The secret of smart training is to follow a
sensible and realistic progression system.
You start relatively light and easy, and
gradually increase the difficulty of your
workouts. The initial workouts help you
lay the foundation for harder and heavier
workouts later on -- and for the gains
that those workouts will bring. But you
can't just jump into the hard and heavy
stuff. You have to build up to it.
This basic principle applies to any kind of
training, and any kind of equipment.
It sounds ridiculously simple -- and some
of you may be thinking, "I already KNOW
that!" or "Why are we talking about this?"
That's a fair question. Here's the answer.
We're talking about it because most
people are too stubborn to do it. Rather
than start light and easy, and lay the
foundation for big gains down the
road, they jump into a super-hard
and ultra-intense training program
because they think they can make
super-fast gains that way.
But the gains don't come.
Instead, the over-zealous trainee does
the "Crash and Burn." He over-trains,
goes stale, burns out -- and often injures
And I'm not just talking about beginners.
This is a mistake that experienced trainees
often make when they come back from a
lay-off, or when they start doing a new
exercise or a new program, or when they
decide to go on some sort of special
I've done it -- you've done it -- and John
Grimek did it. Everyone does it.
But you don't have to keep on doing it.
You can start training smarter -- and the
way to do it is to use old-school progression
methods with "slow cooking." Don't try for
overnight results, instant this, big arms in
21 days, 20 pounds of muscle in six weeks,
or adding 100 pounds to your PR in four
short weeks. Take it slow. Slow and steady
is always better.
Remember, there's no such thing as
overnight results in the Iron Game. It
takes time to build serious strength and
muscle mass. That's where the "train
smart" rule comes into play.
In short, make haste slowly.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. I cover old-school progression in this
Dinosaur Training Secrets, Vol. 3 --
and it's one of the best and most useful
courses I've ever done.
It's available in hard-copy, Kindle or PDF
with immediate digital download:
2. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:
Hard-copy and PDF
P.S. 3. "It doesn't happen over-
night, but it happens."
-- Brooks Kubik
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