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The Dinosaur Attitude
I had a good talk with Brooks Kubik recently. It was Sunday
afternoon and we were both hard at work...what a surprise?
Anyhow, one of the many things that we were in agreement on
was how so much of training success comes down to your
The Internet has bred a generation of "talkers" who spend
more time surfing the web looking for "the answer" when
really the best thing to do is spend that time in the gym, trying
some things, and seeing what happens.
As the old saying goes, too many cooks spoil the broth and
too much training information (most of it bad) can scramble
your brain like an egg.
If you don't get the results you are looking for, figure out what
the problem is, make the necessary changes and go from there.
Pretty simple stuff huh?
Yet that is exactly what many people ARE NOT doing. So many of
the questions that these "talkers" have can be answered by simply
There is no better knowledge than that which you gain through
your own experiences.
So what is it that makes a "Dinosaur?" Well as Brooks and I
both see it, being a Dinosaur is ALL about Attitude. If your
attitude is in the right place, the rest is simple:
A Dinosaur doesn't make Excuses.
A Dinosaur works hard, so hard that it is often a frightening sight
to the average person.
A Dinosaur has certain "core value" training concepts and methods but always
keeps an open mind.
A Dinosaur never stops learning.
A Dinosaur is incredibly serious about strength training but not
so much that it interferes with any other aspect of his (or her) life.
A Dinosaur can get strong using barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells,
rocks, logs, sand bags, barrels, sledge hammers, bodyweight and yes
even machines (Again, it isn't the implement, it's the attitude.)
A Dinosaur pays attention to the details that most people ignore -
grip work, neck development, flexibility work , strong abdominals
and getting in "combat" shape - all things that many modern trainees
fail to see the point of.
A Dinosaur takes responsibility for his (or her) own actions and
development, whether they succeed or fail.
A Dinosaur is as dedicated as they come but also has the common
sense to know when to push and when to back off.
A Dinosaur doesn't make things any more complex than they have
A Dinosaur doesn't spend more time talking than training.
And most of all, a Dinosaur doesn't "quit on the field." Many sins
are forgivable...that one isn't.
It is really no wonder that Dinosaur Training really did start a revolution
...these are concepts that, simple and effective as they are, had been lost
to the sands of time.