with Brooks Kubik
“Every man should be able to save his own life.” – Earle Liederman, Legendary Strength Training and Muscle Building Authority from the 1920’s
Are you getting everything possible out of your current training program?
Are you satisfied with your current level of strength, power and muscular development?
Do you sometimes feel that something is missing – that something is wrong – that you’re spending more and more time in the gym but getting less and less in the way of results?
Are you tired of the look-alike training programs that everyone else is doing?
Are you training for SHOW – or for GO?
If your life – or the life of a loved one – depended on your strength, power and physical fitness, what would happen?
If you’re like most people, honest answers to these questions will make you stop and think about your current training program – and if you’re motivated enough, and serious enough, you’ll start to look for alternative training methods that build real world, functional strength. Training methods that build plenty of strength, power and muscle. Training methods for anyone who isn’t satisfied with “abs and a tan” – or with anything less than fully functional, athletic condition.
There’s an alternative to conventional training that does precisely that – and it’s time-tested, with a long and rich tradition – and it has delivered great results to hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions – of trainees around the world.
I call it Dinosaur Training. I use that term because it’s a training system that goes back to the beginning of the Iron Game. That’s not quite back to the days of the dinosaurs, but it’s a fairly long time ago. Dinosaur Training dates back to the Golden Age of Might and Muscle – to old-time strongmen, weightlighters, and bodybuilders who literally shocked the world with their strength and development.
There was a time – 50 to 100 years ago – when training equipment was downright primitive by today’s standards – when there were no space-age super programs, no chrome-plated miracle machines, no personal trainers, no juice bar gyms, no cardio theater, no high-tech food supplements, and no anabolic steroids, HGH or other bodybuilding drugs.
And in that rugged environment – the world of black iron, chalk and sweat – many of the strongest men in history built amazing strength, world-class lifting power and eye-popping muscular development.
More than 100 years ago, a 210 pound strongman named Arthur Saxon lifted 386 pounds overhead with one hand – and lifted 445 pounds overhead with two hands (a barbell in one hand and a kettlebell in the other).
In 1920, Herman Goerner deadlifted 727 pounds with one hand.
John Grimek, the top bodybuilder of the 1930’s and 1940’s, was so strong that he won the United States Senior National Weightlifting Championship and the Weightlifting Championship of North America – represented the USA in weightlifting in the Olympic Games – military pressed 285 pounds at a bodyweight of 185 pounds – and performed standing presses with a pair of 140 pound dumbbells.
Back in 1936, a Brooklyn teenager named John Davis began training “Dino Style” (although he didn’t call it by that name). Two years later he won the World Championship in weightlifting – and he went on to win six World Championships and two Olympic gold medals in weightlifting.
In the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s, weightlifters in the United States followed the same type of training system I teach in Dinosaur Training – and the USA weightlifting team became the best in the world, winning the team title year after year in World and Olympic Championships. In 1947, the USA won EVERY weight class at the World Championships – a performance that has never been matched in World or Olympic competition.
Back in the 1940’s and 1950’s, a Tennessee farmer named Bob Peoples trained Dino Style – in a root cellar he aptly named The Dungeon – and set a World record in the deadlift.
All of these men trained differently, but in many ways their training was remarkably similar. That’s why I’ve studied them – and why I teach the training methods that worked so well for them. And that’s why Dinosaur Training works. It brings together the very best, most productive and most effective training methods used by old-time strongmen, weightlifters, bodybuilders and other athletes.
Dinosaur Training will teach you how to train the way the old-time champions trained. It will show you how to build a body that LOOKS strong, and IS strong – seriously strong. And you’ll learn how to do it without spending half your paycheck on expensive food supplements – without using anabolic steroids or other dangerous drugs – and by training less often and for shorter workouts than you use now.
And there’s something else that Dinosaur Training will teach you. It will teach you how to develop the strongest possible mind-body link – and how to use the power of your mind to propel your body to greater strength and more muscle than you ever imagined.
Are you ready for the Dinosaur Challenge? If you are, then sign up right now for this powerful, life-changing four-week class.
Who Should Attend?
Everyone interested in building maximum levels of strength, power and muscle without using anabolic steroids or other dangerous drugs.
Everyone interested in learning the training secrets of the strongest men who ever lived.
Everyone interested in building strength, health and fitness – and everyone interested in teaching others to achieve physical excellence.
Everyone interested in integrating the mind and body for optimal living.
What You'll Learn
Week 1. The Dinosaur Challenge
- The problem with modern training programs
- The Dinosaur alternative
- Training for functional strength
- Legendary strongmen and their remarkable feats of strength and power
- Old-school training for modern-day warriors
- The secret of successful drug free strength training
Week 2. The 10 Commandments of Dinosaur Training (Part One)
- Hard work
- Compound, basic exercises
- Abbreviated training
- Heavy poundages
Week 3. The 10 Commandments of Dinosaur Training (Part Two)
- The proper set/rep scheme
- Thick handled barbells
- Grip work
- Heavy, awkward objects
- Rack work
Week 4. How to Build Your Body by Harnessing the Power of Your Mind
- Dinosaur mind-power
- Taking it rep by rep
- Precision training
- Quality training
- Deliberate practice
- The power of solitude
Dates & Tuition
Time and Date: This class is available for immediate download!
What Youâ€™ll Get Out of the Course
This dynamic four-week course will teach you how to build real-world, functional strength and power – and impressive muscular development – by using the time-tested, drug-free training methods of old-time strongmen and the weightlifting and bodybuilding champions of the pre-steroid era.
If you’re looking for real results from your training, then this is the course for you!
About Brooks Kubik
Brooks Kubik is a five-time national Bench Press champion who is known to weight training and weightlifting enthusiasts around the world the author of Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development. Published in 1996, Dinosaur Training became an international best seller and has been called “the bible of strength training.”
Following the success of Dinosaur Training, Brooks has become one of the most popular and most prolific writers in the history of the Iron Game. In addition to Dinosaur Training, Brooks also has authored Strength, Muscle and Power, a book that teaches readers how to develop exactly what it says in the title; Gray Hair and Black Iron, the world’s first book about serious strength training for older lifters; Chalk and Sweat: Dinosaur Training Workouts for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced Lifters, and Dinosaur Bodyweight Training, a unique book that brings the Dinosaur mindset to high-intensity bodyweight workouts.
Brooks also has written hundreds of training articles, and a number of training courses: Big Arms, Big Bench, Dinosaur Arm Training, and The Dinosaur Military Press and Shoulder Power Course. He’s also doing a series of courses covering famous old-school strongmen and their training methods. To date, the series includes History’s Strongest Men and How They Trained: Doug Hepburn, and History’s Strongest Men and How They Trained: John Grimek.
In 2011, Brooks completed his longest book – the biography of two-time Olympic gold medal winner and six-time World weightlifting champion, John Davis. It weighs in at nearly 500 pages, and has received praise from lifting luminaries around the world, including Tommy Kono (himself a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and six-time World champion), Dr. Peter George (an Olympic gold medal winner and five-time World champion), Frank Spellman (Olympic gold medal winner), Clarence Bass (author of Ripped and a former Over-40 Mr. America), Arthur Dreschler (author of The Weightlifting Encyclopedia), Charles Poliquin (author of The Poliquin Principles), and Jim Schmitz (author of Olympic Weightlifting for Beginners and Intermediates and a former coach of the USA Olympic Weightlifting team).
In addition to his “how to do it” books and courses, Brooks has authored a series of historical novels dealing with weightlifting and bodybuilding in the 1930’s and 40’s. To date, the series includes Legacy of Iron; Legacy of Iron 2: Clouds of War; Legacy of Iron 3: The 1,000 Pound Total; Legacy of Iron 4: York Goes to War!; and Legacy of Iron 5: Barbells in the Pacific.
When he’s not writing and researching, Brooks trains hard and heavy in his garage gym – and handles heavy iron for a 55 year-old. Whenever he can, he squeezes in some work in his backyard vegetable garden.
Brooks lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his beautiful wife, Trudi. They are the proud parents of three children and two grandchildren.
Be sure to visit Brooks’ website at www.brookskubik.com and sign up for his daily email messages, training tips, and updates on new books and other projects. You also can find Brooks on Facebook and via The Dinosaur Training Blog at http://www.dinosaurtraining.blogspot.com/
Praise for Brooks Kubik
"Brooks Kubik teaches the type of old-school training methods that American weightlifters used when we dominated the sport of Olympic weightlifting. I particularly like his emphasis on the mental aspects of strength training and championship performance, as well as his focus on the forgotten virtues of persistence, determination, and hard work."
–Tommy Kono, Two Time Olympic gold medal winner, Six Time World Champion, author of Weightlifting, Olympic Style and Championship Weightlifting, www.tommykono.com
“I’ve known Brooks Kubik for decades. His knowledge of what works and what doesn’t for people of all ages is unsurpassed. Pay close attention and learn from one of the very best in the strength training world!”
–Bill Hinbern, World Famous Weight Training Authority, author, collector and seller of old-time strongmen memorabilia, books and courses, www.superstrengthtraining.com
“Brooks Kubik is a modern-day keeper of the flame for authentic, old-school physical culture.”
–Carl Lanore, Anti-Aging Expert and host of Super-Human Radio, www.superhumanradio.com
Brooks Kubik is the author of Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development, an international best seller that ushered in the Dinosaur Era. Today, more than 15 years after its publication, Dinosaur Training continues to hold a powerful grip on the hearts and minds of serious trainees the world over. Learn more about Brooks »