Hail to the Dinosaurs!
We'll talk iron in a minute, but let me
begin with two quick updates.
1. The Dinosaur Files Quarterly, Issue
Is available in hard copy or Kindle e-book,
and it's been getting rave reviews:
2. The Revolution Continues!
That's the title of Book 1 in the new Dinosaur
Strength Training Archive series -- which collects
and updates the very best of my articles from the
original Dinosaur Files newsletter published back
in 1997 thru 2002. Plus, it includes a brand new
power rack training program.
It, too, has been getting great reviews:
3. Ten Great Exercises for Dinos
Here are ten great exercises for Dinos.
They're not new, but I bet many of you
have never done them -- or have not done
them for awhile.
1. The Farmer's walk
Train these heavy, and you'll hit everything
from your toes to your eyeballs. And it's one
of the best grip builders there is.
2. The One Arm Military Press
Do these with a dumbbell, not a barbell, and
do them strict. The one arm military press will
build cannonball delts on a no. 2 pencil. (A line
I borrowed from Bradley J. Steiner.)
See Dinosaur Dumbbell Training for tips
on how to perform the exercise.
3. Pinch grip deadlifts
Use a homemade pinch grip block made out
of a 2 x 8 inch board. This is one of the best
exercises for your thumbs.
4. Weighted leg raises
A terrific gut-blaster. Start light, but plan to work
up to 25 or more pounds. I've done them with 35
pounds extra weight, which is a bear.
5. Handstand push-ups
This was one of the secret weapons of many
old-time strongmen and weightlifters. They
used it to build their amazing strength in the
Sig Klein (pictured above) was a master of the
handstand push-up. He did them freestyle, i.e.,
a perfectly balanced handstand -- but it's also
okay to do them with y0our feet against the
6. Crush style Grippers
I'm talking about heavy duty grippers, of
course. Train them hard and you'll build
hand and grip strength that is downright
7. One arm dumbbell shrugs
Train these heavy, and your traps will start
growing like oak trees.
8. One arm dumbbell bench presses
Work up to heavy weights on these and you'll
build some serious upper body strength -- with
muscular development to match!
9. Double Towel Pull-Ups
I cover these and other great pull-up variations
in Dinosaur Bodyweight Training. They're one of
the toughest and most effective upper body
10. Front squat partials
Many dinos like heavy quarter squats to build
bone, tendon and ligament strength -- but did
you ever try 1/4 squats with the bar in the front
squat position? It's a bear . . . Of course, you
need to do them in a power rack with the pins
set to catch the bar.
So there you have it -- 10 great exercises for
Dinos! Give them a try, and let me know how
you like them.
As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. if you train today, make it a good one.
Yours in strength,
P.S. Dinosaur Dumbbell Training and Dinosaur
Bodyweight Training have some unusual and
highly effective exercises:
Dinosaur Dumbbell Training
Dinosaur Bodyweight Training
P.S. 2. My other books and courses -- and links
to all of my Kindle e-books -- are right here:
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Train hard and heavy,
and have fun." -- Brooks Kubik