The Old School Strength Q and A

The Old School Strength Q and A is exactly like sitting down and talking about training with me - and getting detailed answers to your most important training questions.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Imagine that you were training with
me right here at Dinosaur Headquarters.

We'd lift tons of iron and have tons of

We'd scare the heck out of the

We might even cause a small
earthquake right here in Louisville.

And after the workout, you'd probably
ask me a couple of training questions -
and I'd give you a detailed answer to
each of them.

You may never make it to the Dino
Dungeon (very few people ever
have), but here's the next best

It's one of my newer training courses -
or actually, TWO of them. We released
them in 2017, and they've been a big
hit ever since.

The title is Brooks Kubik's Old
School Q & A.

There are two volumes so far (with
more on the way!).

Vol. 1 covers 15 questions from
readers - with detailed answers
to them.

As I said, it's just as if we were
training partners and you asked
me a question after a hard workout
here at Dino Headquarters.

We cover a wide variety of important
training topics in the book, including:

The best footwear for squats.

How to keep your T-levels
healthy and high.

How to break a plateau on

How the old-timers REALLY

Exercise alternatives if you can't
do squats.

Strength co-efficients for older lifters
and how to use them.

Safe and effective training for older

How to break through a sticking

How long a workout should last.

Parallel dips for older trainees.

Warm-up sets.

Sets and reps for the military press.

Sets and reps for muscle mass.

Deadlift questions.

And much more.

The Q and A format makes the the
course fast, fun and very readable --
and let's me give you tons of vitally
important strength training tips.

And vol. 2 covers even more training
questions (see the link below for a
list of them).

It's just like training together - right
here in the Dino Dungeon.

Go here to grab both volumes in your
choice of hard copy, Kindle or PDF:

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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

Hard-copy and PDF


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Brooks Kubik's Kindle Books

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Brooks Kubik's Strength Training Collection - List No. 2 - Iron Man's Lifting News

Peary Rader's wonderful Lifting News magazine is almost impossible to find at any price - but here's a very special chance to grab some vintage copies of this excellent old-school strength and power publication at a rock-bottom, bargain basement !

Brooks Kubik's  Strength Training Collection

List No. 2 – Iron Man Lifting News

I'm selling 32 issues of Iron Man’s Lifting News, published by Peary Rader back in the 1960's. These are great magazines that focused on strength and power training, weightlifting and powerlifting. With articles by and about top lifters and their training, these magazines are a goldmine of old-school strength and power training.

Peary Rader was the founder of Iron Man magazine, which he edited and published for 50 years before he retired and sold the magazine.You've probably seen old issues of Peary Rader's Iron Man magazine. But you may not have ever seen any old issues of Lifting News - because not many issues were published, and they're very rare and hard to find. So this is a BIG opportunity to grab some magazines you might not ever find again.

This cover photo shows Don Cundy pulling a World Record deadlift. Lifting News covered many of the pioneers of powerlifting, as well as Olympic weightlifting champions.

The price is just $20.00 per issue plus shipping and handling. And if you order 10 or more issues, I'll give you a 10 percent discount.

All orders will be shipped by USPS Priority Mail. Please note that in filling orders we are limited to what we can fit into a USPS Priority Mail shipping box.

Everything listed below is first come, first served, and I only have one of each set, so if you want something, order it ASAP by emailing me at:  

When you email, please give me your shipping address and preferred payment method. PayPal, credit card and check are fine for anyone living in the USA. However, we can only accept PayPal and credit card for orders outside the USA.

Note: if you prefer to pay by credit card, do NOT send your cc info by email. When I respond to you, I'll let you know how to place a secure cc order.

Because these are one of a kind items, we cannot replace them or refund the purchase price, so please give me a secure shipping address, preferably where someone will be there to sign for the package when it is delivered.

We reserve the right to decline any order based on the cost of shipping, delivery issues/concerns in a given country or any other reason.

Shoot me an email if you have any questions!

Here’s a list of the available magazines and the cover-man on each issue:

Lifting News was one of the best old-school training magazines - and it focused entirely on weightlifting, powerlifting and strength and power training.

1961    September     Newspaper format - no cover photo
            November     Yuri Vlasov and other lifters from 1961 World Championships

1963    May                Weightlifters and powerlifters from 1963 Jr. Nationals

1964    June                 Norb Schemansky

1965    January           Isaac Berger
            April               Kids weightlifting
            July                 Bob Bartholomew
            August             Tony Garcy
            September       Gerry Ferrelli
            October           Hans Zdrazila
            November       James Roberson

1966    January           Gary Gubner
            February         Leonid Zabotinsky
            March             Bob Bednarski
            April               Paul Anderson
            June                 Frank Holton  
            July                 Pat Casey
            August             Russ Knipp
            September       Phil Grippaldi
            October           Robert Weaver
            December        Waldemar Baszanowski

1967    April               Gary Gubner
            June                 Bob Bednarski
            July                 Philip Grippaldi
            August            Bob Hise
            October           Pan Am games photos
            November       Sr. National Power Lifting photos
            December        Donald Cundy, Jr.

1968    January           Joe Dube
            February         Bob Bednarski
            May                George Pickett
            October           Mel Hennessy

Lifting News - an outstanding publication for anyone interested in old-school strength and power training, Olympic weightlifiting, and powerlifting.

How to Build Herculean Super Strength

World and Olympic champion John Davis built plenty of strength and power with old-school, Dino-style training methods.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Two quick notes and then we'll talk

1. Strength and Health magazines
for Sale

Trudi and I want to move to the
Pacific Northwest next year, and
that means I need to clear out
all of my duplicate strength books
and magazines.

I'm starting with old issues of Bob
Hoffman's Strength and Health -
over 400 of them - at great prices
in special year by year sets.

Go here for the complete list:

Strength and Health mags

I'll be listing other items later
today and for the next week or
so - as you might imagine, I have
a ton of them - and I want to find
good homes for them - meaning,
I want them to go to Dinos.

2. The Dinosaur Files

Go here to grab the Sept-Oct and
Nov issues of The Dinosaur Files
strength training newsletter:

Nov 2018 Dino Files

Sept-Oct Dino Files

Meanwhile, I'm working away as
fast as Possible on the Dec issue -
and yes, it's going to be another
good one.

3. How to Build Herculean
Super Strength

45 years ago, Bradley J. Steiner wrote
a great little book with one of the best
titles in the history of the world:

"Powerlifting and the Development of
Herculean Super-Strength."

Good title, huh?

In the book, Steiner focused on building
four key areas:

1. Your legs and hips

2. Your back

3. Your shoulder girdle


4. Your chest

The theory was, if you built plenty of
strength and muscle mass in those four
key areas, you'd end up with plenty of
strength and muscle mass from head
to toe.

And it's a valid theory. It works. By
focusing on these four critical areas,
you build maximum strength and
muscle throughout your entire body.

And here's another tip. Or rather, three
of them. These come from me, but I
think Steiner would approve of them:

1. Power rack training

2. Rest-pause training

3. Heavy singles

Why do these help build Herculean

Because they let you train with HEAVY

And make no mistake about it -- heavy
weights are what it takes to build
Herculean super-strength.

That was true 45 years ago - and it's
still true today.

And it will always be true.

Today, tomorrow, and forever.

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. My new training course on heavy
partials will help you build plenty of
strength and power:

Dinosaur Strength and Power -
Course No. 2 - Heavy Partials

Kindle edition

PDF edition

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

Hard-copy and PDF


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: 

"You build strength, muscle and
rep by rep, set by set, pound
pound and workout by workout."

-- Brooks Kubik

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And Then the Fun Began . . .

He grabbed him by the leg - and then the fun began . . . .

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I left you hanging yesterday with an
email titled:

He Grabbed Him by the Leg . . .

Today's email completes the title:

And Then the Fun Began . . .

And yes, there's a story there.

It goes back almost 50 years ago.
I was thinking about it the other day,
because I've been getting some feed-
back on my new book, 100 Strength
Training Tips for Combat Athletes.
Most of the feedback was positive -
but a couple of guys (who never even
bought the book) wrote in to say that
strength and power is over-rated.

Is it?

Step into the Dinosaur Time Machine
and race back to a high school parking
lot in the early 70's.

We have two pairs of brothers.

Two of the brothers are long-haired
guys who drive a flashy car, get into
fights and seem to always be some
sort of trouble. No one messed with

The other two are typical jocks: short
hair, big and strong. They play defensive
line on the football team. One of them
wrestles at 185. The other wrestles at
Heavyweight. No one messed with
them, either.

But somehow, one day, these two pairs
of brothers got into a fight.

I have no idea how it started or why it

But it didn't go well for the long-haired

Before long, one of them tries to climb
over a big wire fence to get away. It was
one of those big wire fences made from
galvanized steel. They used to be every-
where back in the day.

He didn't get very far.

One of the jock brothers grabbed him by
the leg . . .

And then the fun began . . .

Because he started swinging the poor
kid by the leg, and slamming him into
the side of the wire fence.

It was a horizontal body slam.

Repeated over and over again.

Finally, the big jock just swung the kid
and threw him right into the fence.

And that was that.

Over and out.

It was a good example of strength
and power in action.

Anyhow, I agree that technical skill
is important - and that you always
need to know what to do and how to
do it. That goes for combat, and it
goes for any combat sport. (Heck, it
goes for EVERY sport there is.)

But strength and power always helps.

it's your ace in the hole.

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. Go here to grab your copy of 100
Strength Training Tips for Combat

100 Strength Training Tips for
Combat Athletes

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

Hard-copy and PDF


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day:

"Strength is good - and stronger is

-- Brooks Kubik

Before You Leave - Check These Out! 
Brooks Kubik's Kindle Books

We have over 25 books and courses in the Kindle store - including these little monsters:

For even more Kindle books by Brooks Kubik, visit: