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Hail to the Dinosaurs!
In case you needed it, here's one more
reason to make Bone Strength Training
a priority in your workouts.
John Wood has mentioned it in several
recent emails that you may already have
seen - but it's very important for all of us,
so I wanted to follow up on it a bit.
Anyhow, here it is - one more reason to
do Bone Strength Training:
Increasing your bone mass may very
well increase your testosterone levels.
Let me repeat that.
If you do specialized training to increase
the density, strength and thickness of
your bones . . .
. . . which I refer to as Bone Strength
Training, using the term coined by John
Wood in his revolutionary Bone Strength
Project . . .
. . . then the increases in bone mass may
very well lead to increases in your body's
production of male hormones.
I use the term "may' because the research
is relatively new.
But so far, it looks like this:
1. Your bones contain a special "messenger"
protein that sends signals to other cells
and organs throughout your body.
2. In men, this includes the testes.
3. The signal from the messenger protein
is very simple: "Switch on!"
4. "Switch on!" means "Make more
5. In other words, "Start flooding this
man's body with as much testosterone
And that makes it look like increased bone
mass may lead to increased testosterone
Which in turn leads to increased strength
and muscle mass.
As well as plenty of other good things -
especially for older Dinos.
It's not exactly the Fountain of Youth,
but it's pretty darn close.
How's that from a bonus from doing some
specialized work to build your bones?
So how do you do it?
Well, that's easy.
John and I have covered bone building
workouts in a number of our respective
books and courses - including these:
John Wood's Bone Strength Project
This is issue no. 2 of the Train Hard
Bulletin - available in PDF format -
and it details John's unique approach
to Bone Strength Training.
Strength, Muscle and Power
This 356-page book covers a wide
variety of very effective strength
training and muscle-building tactics -
including at least five chapters that
cover Bone Strength Training methods
(chapters 2, 3, 9, 10 and 18).
Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of
Strength and Development
Every page of Dinosaur Training oozes
strength and power - and everything in
the book will help you build strong bones.
Chapters 10, 11, 16 and 17 are especially
good for Bone Strength Training.
The Dinosaur Strength Training
Archive, Vol. 1
The Dinosaur Strength Training Archive
is a collection of my articles from the
original Dinosaur Files newsletter, which
I launched in 1997.
Chapters 1 and 2 cover old-school training
methods that are very effective for Bone
Strength Training. In fact, the workout in
chapter 2 is kind of hard to beat.
So there you have it - four great resources
for Bone Strength Training - with all of its
Of course, you could skip the Bone Strength
Training and stick to the light stuff - or the
muscle pumping stuff - or the endless hours
of cardio that so many people do - and just
forget all about strong bones.
Or you could give it a try and see how it
My very strong recommendation is to give
it a try - because if it works (and I think it
will), then you've done something truly
important for your strength, health and
And you've also learned a very important
key to lifelong strength and health.
And seriously - what do you have to lose?
Yours in strength,