|Hitting it hard at age 60 - after more than 50 years of Iron Slinging. Strength training is definitely a part of my DNA.|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Are some of us compelled to enjoy heavy
Does our DNA lead us to enjoy lifting heavy
Does this explain why some people enjoy long
distance running, while others enjoy a hard
set of heavy squats or deadlifts?
I think it does.
Consider my own case.
My father's family is from Martin, Slovakia,
located in the rugged Tatra Mountains close
to the border between Slovakia and Poland.
They had a lumber business on a hill. They
cut down the trees, cut the logs into planks,
boards and beams, and carted the lumber
over the mountains and into Poland. They
sold the lumber in Poland because they
could get a better price for it there.
So I come from a family of Central European
lumberjacks. A family with good DNA for
hard, physical work and lots of heavy
With that background, is it any surprise
that I discovered strength training at a
very young age -- and became fascinated
with it -- and have been training now for
close to 50 years?
Is it any wonder that I become grumpy
and irritable if I can't train -- or that I
always feel a thousand times better when
I'm training hard and heavy on a regular
It's a part of my DNA. I HAVE to lift heavy
And note this: other types of exercise don't
appeal to me at all -- including things that
many people love to do.
High rep calisthenics?
I don't like them. I only like low rep, high
intensity, hard to do bodyweight exercises.
Long distance running?
Forget it. Not interested.
I could care less.
A rich man's sport. My grandfather, the steel
worker, despised the game. My father never
played it. I've never even tried to hit a golf
There's nothing at all wrong with these
things. They're just not for me.
I'm a lifter. That's what I like to do.
If you're reading this, the same is probably
true of you.
You're an Iron Warrior. You were born to lift
heavy things. It's in your DNA.
In short, you're like me. You're a Dinosaur.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. If strength training is part of your DNA, then
you'll like these:
1. Gray Hair and Black Iron
2. Strength, Muscle and Power
3. Dinosaur Dumbbell Training
4. Dinosaur Bodyweight Training
5. Chalk and Sweat
6. Dinosaur Training
P.S. 2. Thought for the Day: "Find
what you like to, and then do it."
-- Brooks Kubik
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