|Strength training is one of the very best things you can do - but it can also be one of the most dangerous things you do. Here's an important safety tip for all of us.|
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Two quick notes, and then we'll talk
1. The Old School Strength Q and A,
It's here, it's new, and it's available
in your choice of hard-copy or PDF.
The little monster covers 20 training
questions from Dinos - and detailed
answers to them.
Go here to grab it - and if you missed
vol. 1 in the series, grab that, too:
2. The October Dino Files
The October issue of the Dinosaur
Files is available as a free bonus
when you order vol. 2 of the Old
School Strength Q and A.
If you order the hard-copy Q and
A, you get a hard-copy issue of the
Dino Files - and if you order the PDF
version of the Q and A you get the
Dino Files in PDF.
Yeah, I know that's a pretty good
bonus - but I like to spoil you guys.
3. How to Save Your Life
Don't bench press without a spotter
unless you bench inside a power
rack with the bottom pins set to
catch the bar if you miss.
If you think that's being overly
dramatic, consider this.
Ten days ago a 15-year old boy in
Australia was bench pressing by
himself in what must have been
an empty gym.
It was around 8:00 at night.
He had 220 pounds on the bar.
A gym member came in to do
some training - looked across
the gym - and saw the boy lying
there with the barbell on his
They think he had been pinned
under the barbell for 20 or 30
And the poor kid died.
This happens somewhere about
once a year.
Don't let it happen to you.
If you bench alone, bench inside
a power rack with the pins set to
catch the bar.
If you don't have a power rack,
do dumbbell bench presses or
dumbbell incline presses.
Or do push-ups - or weighted
Or just skip the bench press that
day - and do overhead presses
or push presses.
Or squats or deadlifts.
But don't bench press alone unless
you use a power rack.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here's the link again for the new
Q and A course:
P.S. My other books and courses
are right here at Dino Headquarters:
Hard-copy and PDF
P.S. 2. Thought for the Day:
"Train hard and heavy, but train
- Brooks Kubik
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