|Strength training is a life-long journey - and you can (and should) try many different things and have many different adventures along the way.|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One of the very best things about the
Iron Game is that it's a never-ending
journey - and you never have to end
up at one destination and stay there
for the rest of your life.
Case in point - Clarence Bass, a/k/a
Most people don't know it, but Clarence
started out as an Olympic weightlifter.
He was a good one, too.
He was one of the youngest lifters
of his generation to clean and jerk
300 pounds in official competition.
His best lifts were a military press
of 275 lbs., a snatch of 245 lbs.,
and a clean and jerk of 325 lbs.
He won city, state and regional
championships, and placed second
in the Teenage Nationals, the Junior
Nationals and the YMCA Nationals.
But by his mid-thirties, Clarence
found that his progress in Olympic
weightlifting hasd stopped. So he
decided to look for a new challenge.
He became a bodybuilder.
And he went on to win his class
in the Past 40 Mr. America contest
not once, but twice - and also to
win the title of Most Muscular Man
at the Mr. USA Past 40 contest.
He developed incredible muscularity
with a unique diet that flew in the
face of the conventional wisdom of
At the time, bodybuilders followed a
strict meat and salad diet (essentially,
a zero carb diet) to get "cut" for
Clarence ate almost no meat. He got
his protein from milk and eggs. And he
ate plenty of whole grains, beans, and
fresh vegetables. It was close to being
a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.
It worked pretty well for him.
He ended up being one of the most
muscular men in the world - and
today, 40 years later, he's still in
He also - get this - went back to
his first love - Olympic weightlifting -
when he was 60!
Clarence Bass is a great example
of how the Iron Game can be - and
should be - a lifelong journey - and
how it can take you to many different
places and bring you many different
adventures throughout your entire
Yours in strength,
P.S. Clarence Bass has written a number
of terrific training books that cover his
Iron Game journey - and his diet and
nutrition plan - as well as his training
program and workouts.
I have seven of them that I need to sell
as part of our big book and magazine
sale here at Dino Headquarters. They're
used copies, but in good condition.
If you're interested in the seven-book
set, shoot me an email. You can have
all seven for $100.00 plus s&h.
I have just one set, so it's first come,
P.S. 2. If you're looking to change
up your training, all-dumbbell and
all-bodyweight workouts are a
terrific change of pace - or you can
combine them for some really great
|I specialized in heavy dumbbell training in my early 40's because I wanted to try new and different ways to train - and to tackle new challenges.|
Dinosaur Dumbbell Training
|Bodyweight training is a great way to change things up. You can follow an all-bodyweight program, or combine bodyweight training with weight training.|
Dinosaur Bodyweight Training
P.S. 3. My other books and courses -
and links to all of my e-books on Kindle
- are right here at Dino Headquarters:
Hard-copy and PDF
P.S. 4. Thought for the Day:
"Change can keep you young - and
keep you training."
- Brooks Kubik
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