|Always train with total concentration and pinpoint focus. Make every rep count.|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One of the things I focus on more
and more over the years is "doing
As in, performing every rep of every
set in letter perfect form.
And that includes your warm-up
It adds a very important dimension
to your training.
Doing it right places the resistance
exactly where you want it to be.
It helps prevent injuries - and that
includes acute injuries (where you
hurt yourself in the middle of a lift
or a set) and chronic injuries (where
you gradually wear yourself down
over time by training in bad form).
It lets you train with maximum
effectiveness - meaning that every
rep and every set delivers more
bang for the buck.
It helps you train with total focus
and complete concentration -
because that's the only way you
can dial in perfect form.
It's also more fun - because it feels
better to move the right way - and
because you know you're doing it
the right way.
A lot of people think form and
technique only matters if you're
doing a complex movement like
a snatch or a clean and jerk.
Form and technique is critical in
complex movements, of course -
but also matters in relatively
simple movements, like curls.
There's a right way to do them,
and there's a wrong way to do
And that goes for every exercise
under the sun.
Doug Hepburn wrote articles and
courses about how to do curls the
Bar placement - foot position -
how to hold the bar - locking the
elbows in place - breathing -
focus - the whole thing.
He covered it all.
He even talked about the kind of
shoes to wear!
And that was for good, old-fashioned
barbell curls - the first exercise that
most people ever learn - and the one
that everyone thinks they know how
And also, interestingly, the exercise
that more people do wrong than
almost any other movement.
Of course, that may have been one
of the reasons why Doug Hepburn
set a world record in the barbell
curl - by lifting 260 pounds in
letter perfect form.
If you're looking for the secret
of effective training, look no
I've been talking about it for
this entire email.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Dinosaur Dumbbell Training
is a terrific resource that teaches
you how to perform dozens of
hard-hitting dumbbell exercises
in perfect form:
|That's a one-hand dumbbell swing with 151-pounds of iron - and it didn't happen by accident. Always pay attention to the details. The little things matter.|
P.S. 2. My other books and courses
are right here at Dino Headquarters:
Hard-copy and PDF
|Dinosaur Training - a world-wide best seller for over 20 years.|
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day:
"Anything worth doing is worth
doing right - and that goes
double for strength training."
- Brooks Kubik
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