Dinosaur Training Summary

Here’s a nice summary on training from Brooks Kubik.  His books and website are a great source of information on old school strongman training; highly recommended.

  1. Train three days per week for about one hour per workout.
  2. Do basic exercises.
  3. Focus on your legs, back and shoulder girdle.
  4. Train for strength, not for a pump.
  5. Do some gut work so you keep your midsection under control — but don’t train for a wasp waist.
  6. Do one to three sets of each exercise unless you are doing strength and power training, in which case you can do 5 x 5.
  7. Good old-fashioned food builds strength and muscle better and faster than any super supplement ever invented.
  8. You can take supplements if you want to take them, but don’t use them to make up for a lousy diet. It won’t work.
  9. Don’t forget the conditioning work.
  10. Combine your strength training with sports or martial arts. Be well rounded.
  11. Build coordination and athleticism along with strength and power.
  12. Concentrate deeply, fiercely and intensely when you train.
  13. The mental aspects of training are the key to success.
  14. Never give up!
  15. Train for strength AND health.
  16. Live a full, complete, well-rounded life. Don’t drop out and live at Muscle Beach — and don’t glorify those who do.
  17. Don’t take drugs.
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