The Craft of Strength Training

The old-timers treated strength training as a craft - which is something we're going to talk about this week.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

The weekend before last I attended
a terrific strength training clinic
in Cincinnati, hosted by John and
Kim Wood.

It was a special program for members
of The Iron League. No admission (and
a free lunch) but only for members of
The Iron League.

The plan is to have another of these
terrific clinics next year - and that's
a very good reason to join The Iron

It was hosted in Germantown, not far
from the famous mural of the old-time
strongman, Cincinnti's own Henry
Holtegrewe. He owned a bar where he
poured drinks, lifted weights, lugged
heavy iron, and arm wrestled all

Eugen Sandow came to Cincinnati
once, and had a lifting contest with

The massive bartender beat him

Now, in fairness to Sandow, Henry
Holetegrewe was an incredibly
strong man - and he outweighed
Sandow by over 100 pounds.

There were some very unique
pieces of equipment on display
at the clinic.

Some special, one of a kind, grip
training tools that John had made
based on designs and ideas from
Arthur Jones. These drew a lot of
attention during the breaks. Every-
one gave them a try - and everyone
was super impressed with them.

There also were some very old,
very famous pierces of iron -
including one that I had met
many years ago - and almost
half a world away.

I'll tell you more about them
tomorrow - and about what
triggered the thought giving
rise to the title of this message:

"The Craft of Srength Training"

In the meantime, I'm going to
work up another list of special
books, courses and magazines
for sale at our Big Dinosaur Book
Sale. I'll send an email when it's

If you missed the previous lists,
you can find them at The Dinosaur
Training Blog:

List No. 5

List No. 4

List No. 3

By the way, you can sign up to
receive notifications of new posts
at The Dinosaur Training Blog -
so you'll get a head's up whenever
a new list goes live. That's probably
a good thing to do, since the books,
courses and magazines are being
offered for sale on a strict first
come, first served basis.

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

We have tons of great books and courses for sale during our big Book Sale at Dinosaur Training Headquarters. Check it out!