Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 1 of Brooks Kubik's 4-week course Dinosaur Training:
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.
In this 4 week course 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.
Let's check out a couple of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 1 - Dinosaur Training:
Big Idea #1: Dinosaur Age
During the age of Dinosaur Training(early 20th century in the United States), John Brimek, would train at 1am with nothing but a barbell, dumbbell, and a kettlebell. He went on to win Mr. Universe,United States Senior National Weightlifting Championships, and Mr. America twice!
He was doing Dinosaur Training – way back in 1928!
In 1941, the South Philly Weightlifting Club, a neighborhood gym on second floor above a machine shop which had no heat or fancy equiqment. John Davis and Frank Spellman trained there. In 1948, they both won Olympic Gold medals in weightlifting.
Six gold medals were awarded in weightlifting that year – and two of the six went to men from that little gym in South Philly.
Big Idea #2: Training Today
What do you see when you walk into any gym in America:
-Fancy equipment, isolation Exercises, chrome, mirrors?
-Trainees going through the motions, “pumping up”!?
-Focusing on supplements, steroids and other drugs?
-Not focusing on training?
-Cardio Theater: loud music, radio, television!
There's a problem, eh?
Unfortunately, many gyms aren't about training for fitness or strength– it’s social hour.
Big Idea #3: Becoming A Dinosaur
The old-timers knew the secret of successful training:
Hard work Properly applied. Followed by rest and recovery.
Hard work—Performed with intense concentration and deep focus performed with “concentrated mental force” (Grimek’s term).
Hard work performed with confidence!
Hard work performed with the expectation – not the hope, but the expectation – that it WILL work!
That’s the secret.
Hope you enjoyed and see you in Week 2!
-The en*theos team