The Man Who Sprinted Up the Rocky Mountains!

Long before "cardio" training, weightlifters were using barbells and dumbbells to build a terrific combination of strength, power, muscle mass and physical condition.  

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Many years ago, a man who lived in
Alliance, Nebraska went on vacation
way out in the rugged Colorado

His name was Peary Rader. He was the
founder, editor and publisher of the old
Iron Man magazine.

Back home in Nebraska, there were few
opportunities to climb mountains -- and
certainly no opportunity to climb
anything remotely like the Rocky

But to his surprise, Peary found that he
was as fast and nimble as a mountain

He literally ran up the side of some of the
steep slopes, leaving his friends far behind
him as they trudged slowly and doggedly
up the trail.

He also discovered that he had tremendous

He could climb mountains all day without
feeling tired -- and when he woke up the
next morning, he was ready for more!

Now, you might ask if he did a lot of
running back home to get ready for
the trip.

Surprisingly, he did none at all.

You might wonder if he did some sort of
intense cardio training -- perhaps riding
a bicycle?

Again, he did none at all.

Or long walks?


Or you might think he was on some kind
of special, six-day a week, high volume
training program to build maximum work

Again, the answer is no.

Peary trained just twice a week, using a
simple program and a small number of
basic exercises.

His primary exercise was the squat.

He did one set of 20 reps with all the
weight he could handle.

He did breathing squats -- meaning that
he took several huge, enormous breaths
in-between every rep. He breathed so hard
the plates rattled on the bar.

He used the breathing squat program as
a way of gaining muscular bodyweight
and strength. It worked great. In his first
two years on the program, he gained
close to 100 pounds of muscle -- and
went on to be a regional weightlifting
champion for several years.

But the squats also gave him tremendous
endurance. The trip to the Rocky Mountains
proved it.

It's another example of what we talked about
yesterday -- using your weight training to
build a superb combination of strength,
power and endurance.

Yes, you can get a great conditioning workout
and build tremendous stamina and endurance
with your barbell workouts.

Peary Rader proved it.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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P.S. 2. Thought for the Day: "Strong is
good, but strong and well-conditioned
is better." -- Brooks Kubik

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