|Age 60 today - still training - and still having tons of fun!|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Well, it's my birthday. I officially
turn 60 today.
So far, 60 feels pretty good.
It does get you to thinking,
I mean, after all, that's a lot of
candles on the birthday cake.
So I thought I'd celebrate by
giving you a quick list of 10
short strength tips for you.
1. Train your entire body.
Not all in one workout, but
don't neglect anything. The
goal is zero weak spots.
a. That includes your neck,
grip and gut.
|Stand on your feet when you train. Ground-based training is one of the keys to strength training success.|
2. Stand on your feet for most
or all of your training.
a. Ground-based training is one
of the keys to strength training
3. Use barbells, dumbbells, kettle-
bells, or whatever you like - but
a. In other words, train.
b. Don't argue about what is best,
and don't agonize over what to do.
4. Everything works, but some
things work much better than
a. Hard work and heavy iron is
hard to beat.
|Wherever you train, do it with concentration, focus and intensity.|
5. Everything works, but some
things work better for different
people. Find what works best for
a. That said, stay away from the
6. Do the things you need to do,
not the things you like to do.
a. Or, as Bob Hoffman put it, "Do
what you should before doing
what you like."
7. That said, find things you
enjoy doing - or equipment you
enjoy using - and give them
a. If you enjoy your training,
you're much more likely to
stay with it.
8. No one workout or system of
sets and reps works best for
everyone - and what works best
for YOU will change over time.
a. I'm always amazed by how many
people don't get this.
|Have fun when you train. Sure, it's hard work - but make it fun!|
9. Be open to new ideas, but don't
fall for the silly stuff.
a. Squats on roller skates is silly
b. Even if you see it on Facebook,
YouTube or Instagram.
c. And even if it gets a zillion looks,
likes, hits, comments, followers, or
10. Train drug free, supplement free,
and fad free.
a. In other words, trust your workout.
It will do the job.
Wow, that turned out to be 23 if we
count the sub-parts. I'll have to do this
again when I turn 70 - maybe I'll come
up with 40 or 50 of them!
Anyhow, it's a good day here at Dino
Headquarters - and wherever you are,
I hope it's a good day there, as well.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Have you grabbed your copy of
my Old School Training Q and A?
It's available in your choice of hard-
copy, Kindle or PDF editions.
Go here to grab the little monster:
P.S. 2. We still have some full sets
of Strength and Health magazine
from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's.
If you want a set, shoot me an email.
One 12-issue set is $120.00 plus
We also have some six-issue sets from
the 1940's. These are $60.00 plus s&h
for each set.
And we have some single issues from
various years from the 40's to the 80's.
Those are $10.00 each, plus s&h.
I also have a lot of Muscular Development
mags from the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's.
Shoot me an email for prices if you are
Trudi and I are moving to Washington
state soon (after the fires stop), and
we need to sell all of my duplicate
mags. So help us out by grabbing
|We've got lots of old magazines to sell - and we're trying to sell them to card-carrying members of the Dino Nation. Shoot me an email if you're interested: email@example.com|