One Dinosaur and One Barbell

The old-school, split style snatch is a great exercise for older trainees. They're much easier on your shoulders than squat snatches.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I had a great workout last night,
and I thought I'd tell you about

It was one of those old school
workouts you see so often here
at Dino Headquarters.

I started with 10 minutes of
stretching and loosening up drills.
These include things like overhead
squats with a broomstick, shoulder
dislocates, and even some slow speed

Next, I did old-school, split style
snatches - or Retro snatches, as Jim
Schmitz calls them. At age 60, I find
that these are working better for me
than squat snatches. They're much
easier on my shoulders.

The outdoor lifting area at Dino Headquarters. You don't need much to get a great workout.

And they're fast and fun. I really like

I did singles, even on the warm-up
sets, striving for perfect form and
a precise movement pattern.

Next, I did snatch grip high pulls.

After that, I did front squats.

And that was it.

The entire workout took about one hour
and twenty minutes.

Today's a rest day, and the day after
that will be another training day. I'll
do a different workout, with different
exercises, but it will be pretty similar.

60 to 90 minutes of hard training 3x a week will work wonders - for anyone, at any age.

That's the way it is at Dino Headquarters:
basic OL training 3x per week. In other
words, me and the barbell -- some chalk
and sweat -- and not much else.

I'm sure your workout is different -- but
in many ways, it's quite similar. That's
because Dinos focus on the important

They focus on the iron. And they focus on
getting it done.

That's what I did last night. I got it
done. Went out to the garage, chalked
my hands, grabbed the bar and had a
great workout. And that's what Dinos

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's an entire book of old-school,
Dino-style workouts -- from beginner to
intermediate to advanced -- along with
20 special workouts for maximum muscle

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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "It starts
and ends with you and the bar."
-- Brooks Kubik

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