Quitters and Winners

My friend John Wood recently sent out
a powerful email message titled
"Letter from a Quitter."

It was about a guy in his 50's who quit
training because no matter what he did,
he couldn't match what he could do in
his 30's.

John contrasted THAT approach -- the
QUITTER'S approach -- with letters he
received from older trainees who were
hitting it hard and heavy and having
the time of their lives.

I thought that was a pretty good
approach -- because I get the same
sort of letters and emails.

Not too many of the "I QUIT!" letters
and emails -- although I do get one
or two of those every year.

The vast majority of feedback from
older trainees is about how GREAT
their training makes them feel --
how much it adds to their lives --
and how much they look forward to
each and every workout.

And most of them tell me how much
Dino-style abbreviated training has
helped them -- and in particular,
how much they like the abbreviated
workouts in GRAY HAIR AND

And although they're older, they don't
worry about it -- and they don't lose
any sleep worrying about what they
could lift when they were 20, 30 or
40 years younger.

Nor do they worry about having to
adjust their workouts a bit.

They just do what needs to be done.
No big deal.

Remember, when you're in your 50's
or 60's (or even your 40's), you're
not a kid any more -- and you have
to adjust your training.

You have more dings and dents and
you don't recuperate as well.

So you train smarter. It's not
rocket science.

And no, it's not easy. Sometimes,
it's darn hard. Growing older is
NOT for sissies.

But whatever your age, if you're
reading this message, you're a
Dino -- and Dinos don't quit.

That's one of the things that makes
Dinos different -- and one of the
things that makes them winners --
and one of the things that makes
me so very proud of each and every
member of the Dino Nation.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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life." -- Brooks Kubik

A Muscle Building Diet for Dinos!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

In past emails, I shared a special
weight gaining workout from an old
article -- circa 1970 -- by Bradley
J. Steiner.

Here's the diet that goes with it.

But please note -- this is a short
term diet for packing on the pounds.
Use it ONLY is you're young and
skinny. Older guys and guys who
are already pretty big should
follow the general principles of
diet (lots of good, wholesome
nutritious food) but reduce the
amount of food -- otherwise,
they'll end up with a bad case
of the Lard Lumps.


1 large glass of fruit juice
2 glasses of whole milk
3 or 4 eggs
5 strips of bacon or other meat
2 slices of whole wheat toast with
butter, honey or peanut butter


2 thick meat and cheese sandwiches
on while wheat bread
2 glasses of whole milk
1 bowl of thick homemade soup
Fresh fruit for desert


1 bowl of thick homemade soup
1 large serving of meat, fish,
turkey, chicken, etc.
2 glasses of whole milk
One baked potato with butter
or cheese
1 bowl of raw vegetable salad
Fresh fruit for desert

Yes, I KNOW that's  a lot of food --
but remember, this is a weight gaining
diet for the young and skinny guys.

And YES, it works. Thousands of trainees
have followed short, hard heavy programs
with lots of leg and back work -- aka
Dino-style abbreviated workouts -- and
followed similar meal plans, and they've
gained strength and muscle mass like a
herd of charging elephants.

And NO, you don't need food supplements.
Real food works far, far better.

I know, I know. It's old-fashioned and

But it works.

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 some old-school training courses
that will help you pack on plenty of strength
and muscle mass:





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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "If it's worth
doing, it's worth doing all the way."
-- Brooks Kubik

A Super Program for Building Up!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Looking for a good routine?

As in, a good routine to pack on
plenty of muscle mass -- and do
something like double or triple
your strength?

Here's one from 1970 -- from
none other than the immortal
Bradley J. Steiner.

Train 3x per week on the following

1. Warm-up -- prone hyper-extensions
1 - 2 x 10 - 15.

2. Heavy barbell curls -- 2 x 8 - 10

3. Alternate DB presses 3 x 8 - 10

4. Breathing squats 2 x 15

5. Light DB pullover -- 2 x 20

Note: Do one set of DB pullovers
after each set of squats.

6. Wide grip bench press, collar to
collar -- 3 x 10 - 12

7. One arm DB bent-over rowing --
3 x 10 - 12

8. Leg raises -- 2 x 25

Now, please note -- for older trainees,
or extreme hardgainers, that program
may very well be too much. If it is,
divide the program into two workouts:
Workout A and Workout B.

Do Workout A on Mon, Workout B on Wed
and Workout A on Fri.

The next Week, do Workout B on Mon and
Fri and do Workout A on Wed.

OR -- divide the program into TWO work-
outs, and train one on Mon and the other
on Thurs or Fri.

Tomorrow, I'll go over some of the finer
points in the schedule -- and after that,
I'll talk ab bit about the diet to follow
when you're on the program.

But today, I wanted to give you the
complete program.

And there it is.

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. If you're a Steiner fan -- or if you
want to learn more about Steiner, go here:


P.S. 2. Brad Steiner was all about hard work
and heavy iron -- and so am I. If that's YOU,
then take a look at what's available at
Dinosaur Headquarters:


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "No one said
it would be easy, but no one said it would
be impossible. And if they DID say, don't
listen to them." -- Brooks Kubik

"I Don't Like That!" He Said.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

A guy sent asked me for a program
that would help him gain strength
and muscle mass.

So I gave him one.

He didn't like it.

"I don't like squats," he said.
"They're bad for your knees."

"Then do deadlifts," I told him.
"Or Trap Bar deadlifts."

"I don't like deadlifts," he said.
"They're bad for your back. And they
overstress your CNS."

"So do cleans, snatches and pulls," I

"I don't like them," he said. "They're
ballistic movements, and that's
bad for you."

"Try the farmer's walk," I suggested.

"That's too old-fashioned."

"Try heavy partials," I said.

"They hurt too much. And they're
too old-fashioned."

"What about sandbags?" I asked.

"I don't know what you're talking about,"
he said.

"Do you like the pec dec?" I asked,.

"Of course," he said.

"Lift the thing over your head a couple
 of times, then drag it outside the gym
and carry it around the block," I
suggested. "And then take a big sledge
hammer and smash it into a million

There was a long pause.

"Is that for real?" he asked.

"Absolutely," I said.

Did he do it?

I don't know.

But if you see some guy lugging a chrome
plated pec dec around the block, you'll
know he took my advice -- and you'll know
there's hope for the human race -- and for
the current generation of bunny blasters.

And think about this. Maybe, just maybe,
that poor kid will drop the muscle mag
silliness and grab a copy of Dinosaur
Training  and read it from cover to
cover, and start doing some REAL

One can only hope.

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

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik,

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strength training and muscle building,
then you want this:


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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Never underestimate
the power of Madison Avenue -- and never listen to
anything they ad-men tell you." -- Brooks Kubik

The Paschall Pause

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Thought you might appreciate a nifty
little progression scheme from way
back in 1948 -- from Harry Paschall,
one of my all-time favorite Iron Game

It's a way of adding weight to the
bar on a regular basis and making
steady progress without hitting
any sticking points and without
going stale or burning out.

And it's pretty darn simple.

Here's what you do:

1. Train for five weeks, adding 5
lbs. to the bar every week.

2. Rest in week six.

3. Do another five weeks of training,
but this time, start with the weight
you used in week two of the previous
program -- and finish five pounds
ahead of where you finished before.

4. Repeat several times and see what

Harry called the rest in week 6 the
Paschall Pause. One of my regular
readers calls it Harry's Hiatus.
They're both good names, but
whatever you call it, give it
a try.

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. Harry Paschall is one of the main
characters in my Legacy of Iron books.
You can find them right here:

1. Legacy of Iron


2. Legacy of Iron 2 -- Clouds of War


3. Legacy of Iron 3 -- The 10000 Pound


4. Legacy of Iron 4 -- York Goes to


5. Legacy of Iron 5 -- Barbells in the


P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Less is more,
but everyone needs to learn it on their own."
-- Brooks Kubik