Straight Talk on Getting Back Into Training

Would you believe that World and Olympic champion John Davis once had to get back into training after a long lay-off? It's true - because he couldn't train much at all during World War II - but when he got home and started to hit the iron, things started to happen fast!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

One quick note, and then we'll talk training.

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2. Getting Back Into Training the

I got an email from a longtime Dino who
has always been gung ho about his

But then things happened.

Some injuries.

A very tough, super stressful job.

Caring for an elderly parent in very poor

Family responsibilities.


You know the drill.

It happens to all of us. And it makes it
really tough to keep on training. Even if
we do keep hitting the iron, it's hard to
make much progress - and often, it's
hard or impossible to avoid the dings
and dents that seem to like to hit us
when things are at their toughest.

And so our super-enthusiastic, life-
long Dino got out of the training
habit . . . . and time passed, and
one day he realized it had been a
very long time since he got in a

In fact, he couldn't remember the
last time he trained.

Of course, that wasn't acceptable.

He's a Dino - not a quitter. And he
knew he had to get started again.

But he wasn't sure what to do - or
how to do it.

So he asked me what to do.

I gave him a couple of pointers, and
I think they helped him - and now I
want to share them with the rest of

So here are some tips on getting
started again after a long lay-off.

1. Do Something You Really

If you're getting back into training,
choose exercises, equipment and
workouts that you really enjoy.

Make it easy on yourself.

If you do the things you like, you'll
have a much easier time getting in-
to the groove and staying with it.

2. Start Light and Easy!

This is critical - especially if (like our
longtime Dino) the reason you stopped
training. was because of work, job,
or family issues that caused (and are
possibly still causing) a ton of stress.

The very last thing you need when Life
has been kicking you around is to jump
into some over the top, super tough,
balls to the wall training program.

Start light and easy. It makes it  

easier to get back into the training
mode - and it helps


in avoiding the crippling muscular sore-
ness and injuries that can result from
jumping into an overly ambitious
training program.

Here's a good rule of thumb:

Write up a very short, simple workout -
and then cut the volume in half - and
drop the projected weights in half -
and start THERE - at 50% of "easy" -
and work up from there.

Of course, you don't need to take it
easy forever - but a month or two of
easy training to get you back on the
road to lifelong hard and heavy
training is a very smart thing to do.

3. Make Your Training Progressive.

One reason to start light and easy is
that it allows you to make regular and
steady increases in your reps, sets and

In other words, it allows you to see plenty
of measurable progress - and seeing plenty
of regular progress is one of the very best
ways to keep your motivation as high as

As I said, I think those tips helped him -
and I know that they'll help YOU if you
need to get back into it!

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. Here are three very good courses to
help get you back into the training mode.
They're available in PDF with immediate
electronic delivery - so you don't have to
wait more than a couple of seconds to
start reading them and putting them to

Dinosaur Strength and Power Course
No. 1 - Hepburn Style Arm Training

How to build big and strong upper arms -
as part of a complete strength and power
program - using the training methods of
World Champion Doug Hepburn.

Dinosaur Strength and Power Course
No. 2 - Heavy Partials

A complete training program using heavy
partials to build maximum strength as
fast and effectively as possible.

Dinosaur Strength and Power Course
No. 3 - A 12- Week Bodyweight

An all-new, fun and exciting program of
bodyweight training - featuring simple,
easy to do exercises - perfect for home
gym training - and a great way to get
back into the groove.

The program includes a week by week
progression system that takes you from
beginner to beast in 12 weeks.

You can find the links to all three courses
right here:

Dinosaur Strength and Power

Sprint on over and grab one or more
of them - read them, use them, and
enjoy them - and get ready for some
serious gains in strength and muscle!