How to Train for Lifelong Strength and Health!

Like all great champions, George Hackenschmidt knew there were times to train hard and heavy - and times to take it easier - and times to rest up and recover for the next workout.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Two quick notes and then we'll talk

1. The January Dinosaur Files

Should be ready very soon - we're just
doing the final formatting and tweaking
to get the little monster to come in at
the right number of pages.

I'll send an email when it's ready.

In the meantime, go here to grab the
Oct, Nov and Dec issues:

If you prefer to grab a one-year, 12-issue
subscription to the Dinosaur Files, shoot
me an email - we can make it happen.

2. Special Mini-Course for Older Dinos

I have a special mini-course for older
Dinos. It's available in PDF with immediate
electronic delivery, and the PDF is printable,
so you can print it and save it as a hard

You can find the little monster right here:

This is a great little course with an all-new
workout for older Dinos. Give it a look!

3. Golden Advice for Dinos

Here's an email that I found waiting for me
when I fired up the old email a couple of
days ago.

It's a "confession" email, so I won't share
the name of the author - but it comes
from a longtime Dino.

Here it is:


I've got as confession to make.

Training the Dino way is easy for me!

Training was always such a battle when I did
it the wrong way - mistaking exhaustion for
lack of will and motivation.

Lifting heavy weights isn't easy, but when you
enjoy it and want to do it, it's really not that

But still, in about a third of my workouts I
don't feel energized or enthusiastic.

That's when getting golden advice in your
daily emails really helps.

Advice like "when in doubt do less."

So when I feel tired or am just not into it
mentally, I take an additional rest day or 
just do less and/or go lighter.

It's simple, but it makes training easy
again - and I love training now that I am
doing things "the right way."
Longtime Dino
Thanks for your email and your kind words!

I'm glad my advice has been helping - but
I'm not surprised.

One of the important rules of successful
training is to listen to your body. There are
times when your body is telling you - often
very loudly - that you need to take it easy,
scale back a bit, or even throw in an extra
rest day. You need to listen to your body
when it sends that kind of message.

Of course, that's not to say that you should
mistake laziness for helpful feedback - and
it's not to say that skipping a workout is
always a good thing.

But it's important to train sensibly and
intelligently - and not to let your ego
dictate what you do.

Remember, strength training is - or at
least, it SHOULD BE - a lifelong endeavor.

It's not something you do for awhile and
then stop.

Ideally, you start young and keep on training
for the rest of your life - even into your 60's,
70's, 80's and beyond.

The only way to last that long is to train smart -
to listen to your body - and to know when to
push hard and when to hold back.

And yes, as you noted, "Less is more."

That's actually one of the hardest things for
trainees to accept - but it's also one of the
most important!

As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a good

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Old-school bodyweight training is a
great change of pace - and it's easy to
combine with barbell, dumbbell and kettle-
bell exercises. I cover dozens of fun and
effective old-school exercises in Dinosaur
Bodyweight Training - and give you 50
different bodyweight workouts.

Go here to grab a copy:

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
here at Dino Headquarters:

Hard-copy and PDF


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: 

"The ultimate goal is lifelong strength
and health." 

- Brooks Kubik


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