Trudi, the Jiu Jitsu Champion, and the Best Steps in the World

A Victorian mansion in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington. Trudi visited Port Townsend a few weeks ago, and found the best stairs in the world.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Trudi took a little vacation
last month.

She went out to visit friends
on Whidbey Island off the
coast of Washington.

She then traveled by ferry
to Port Townsend, Washington,
where they've filmed
several movies, including
An Officer and a Gentleman,
and The Ring.

Trudi stayed in Port Townsend
for several days, and had a
great time.

She also had a great work-
out that included some very
cool steps.

The view from the bottom of the Port Townsend steps. It's hard to see from this angle, but there's over 100 steps.

They're about the best
steps for training in the
entire world.

She called me after her
workout to tell me about

"These are great!" she said.
"They're the best steps in
the world."

And Trudi isn't the only
person who likes training
on those steps.

The view from the top of the Port Townsend steps. Going up and down them a couple of times gives you a pretty good leg workout.

It turns out that a very
famous strength coach
also likes them. And he
happens to be a world
champion in Jiu Jitsu.

You probably know him.

His name is Steve Maxwell.

Trudi took photos of the
steps, and I posted them on
Instagram - and one on our
Dinos posted a comment
saying that he recognized
the steps from one of Steve's
YouTube videos.

So here's the YouTube video.
Check it out, and you'll see
that they really are the very
same steps.

You'll also hear Steve describe
the steps. Sounds like he likes
them just as much as Trudi did.

Another part of the story is that
Steve bought a copy of Dinosaur
way back in 1996, when
I first published the little monster.

He liked the chapter on sandbag
training, so he made some sandbags
and started doing some very serious
workouts with them.

He even sent a letter, which I
published in an early issue of
The Dinosaur Files, noting
that he gained 10 pounds of
muscle in two weeks after
starting the sandbag training.

Which is a good reason to
give Dino-style sandbag
training a try.

Anyhow, I guess I need to go
up to Port Townsend sometime
and give those steps a try. They
sound like fun.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Do you have a copy of Dinosaur
Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and
? If not, go here to grab
a copy of the book they call "The Bible
of Strength Training":