The New Lifter

I thought I was hidden away from the world when I train outdoors here at Dino Headquarters - but yesterday, someone was watching - and now we have a new lifter.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Two quick notes and then we'll talk iron -
as in, the story of the new lifter - a kid who
may very well be a champion some day.

1. Retro Strength Madness!

They talk about March Madness, and that's
all well and good - but John Wood's Retro
Strength Store has a special madness all
it's own.

It's filled with shirts, mugs, posters and
other goodies featuring famous old-time
strongmen, weightlifters, boxers, and

And John is adding more every day - such
as the Sig Klein and Strangler Lewis shirts
that just popped up.

Go ahead - take a look:

2. The February Dino Files

Go here to grab the February issue of The
Dinosaur Files:

It's a great issue, with a ton of training
tips and some terrific workouts - along
with a number of new exercises to try.

Good stuff - I know you'll like it!

3. The New Lifter

In yesterday's email I talked about leading
by example.

In other words, training and eating the
right way - and letting the results speak
for themselves.

And perhaps even helping someone else
learn about old-school, Dino-style training.

That's funny, because I ended up doing
exactly that a little later in the day.

It was a sunny, pleasant day - a bit windy,
but that's to be expected in early March.

I was looking forward to a great workout
in the outside training area here at Dino

Meaning a nice flat place in the drive-way
in back of the duplex where we live.

I lay rubber stall mats down to make a
simple lifting area, bring out the barbell
and the plates, and get to it.

It works pretty well.

And training outdoors is a lot of fun - as
well as being extra healthy and extra
good for you.

There's a daycare across the street. The
teachers bring the kids out to play in a
little fenced in playground area at the
end of the day.

They were out there when I was training.

Anyhow, I got warmed up and then started
doing some power snatches.

Boom - toss the bar overhead.

Boom - do it again.

Boom - again.

And so on.

After one of my sets, I happened to glance
over in the direction of the playground.

And that's when I saw him.

A little boy - perhaps three or four - holding
onto the fence and watching intently as I
tossed the barbell overhead.

You could tell he thought it looked like fun -
and you could see that he wanted to give
it a try.

I imagine that in about eight or nine years,
that little kid is going to find a barbell of his
own - and he's going to start training - and
he's going to have tons of fun, and do pretty
darn well.

Heck, he may even be a champion someday.

He probably won't remember seeing the old
guy doing power snatches in his drive-way,
but that doesn't matter.

The seed has been planted.

We have a new lifter.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Wait until the new lifter sees the new
power rack in action! He'll love it!

Speaking of power rack training - and Bone
Strength workouts - here are some great
books and courses that cover them in

John Wood's Bone Strength Project

Strength, Muscle and Power

Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of
Strength and Development

The Dinosaur Strength Training
Archive, Vol. 1

P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
here at Dino Headquarters - including
links to my PDF courses and my Kindle

Hard-copy and PDF


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day:

"Train, and train right - because you never
know who's watching and learning from
what you do."

- Brooks Kubik


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