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The Dinosaur Attitude

Dear Friend,

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 attitude.

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 taking action.

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 to be.


  • 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.

    Train hard.

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    John Wood

    P.S. To awaken your "Inner Dinosaur" now is the time to surf on over to this page and get yourself a copy.



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