Mighty Cast 45: Dinosaur Training

Episode 45

Dinosaur Training

Dinosaur Training, one of our favorite training books of all time, is the topic of this episode of The Mighty Cast!

Learn about:

  • The Dino “Elements”
  • Getting Back to Basics
  • Points of Differentiation
  • What’s Questionable

And why Chris re-reads this book every 3 years!

Some great stories, reminders of the fundamentals & what’s changed in the last 15 years.

Enjoy!

Listen to Mighty Cast 45

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1993 Vid of Brooks Kubik Bottom-Up Bench w/ 455lbs (drug free)

Show Notes

Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development

by: Brooks D. Kubik

From back cover – Are you tired of weight training books that consist of nothing but boring photos? Have you had it up to here with weight training books written by people who don’t know a barbell from a bagel or a dumbbell from a doughnut and who think a power clean is a new kind of laundry detergent? Will you commit cold blooded murder if you see another weigh training book for toners, shapes, pumpers and pencil necks? Are you interested in how the old-timers trained back in the Golden Era of Strength? Dinosaur training was written for you.

Dinosaur training focuses on real world strength training … becoming more powerful … building functional muscle … strengthening the tendons and ligaments … thick bar training … heavy weight … power rack work … heavy grip work … sandbag and barrel lifting … heavy support work … effort dedication … perseverance … concentration … determination … mental toughness … and the kind of hard nosed attitude that has all but disappeared from the Iron Game.

 

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Great Books is inspired by a curriculum and a book list, as well as a method of education. Mortimer Adler lists three criteria for including a book on the list:

1. the book has contemporary significance; that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times; 2. the book is inexhaustible; it can be read again and again with benefit; 3. the book is relevant to a large number of the great ideas and great issues that have occupied the minds of thinking individuals for the last 25 centuries.

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