Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wisdom

"We need to teach weight trainers to work HARD. Not the pseudo stuff. Not the artificial gimaces, grunts and groans, but what my friend Mike Thompson calls 'THE REAL THING." Once lifters learn what hard work is really all about, and what it can do for a man, they will drop the all day idiot routines and the marathon training schedules like they were last week's garbage on a hot day in August. They will become dinosaurs: savage denizens of dungeon gyms who live for that extra rep, that extra pound of iron, and the feral thrill of bloody combat with an iron bar.

Do your own part to aid the revolution. Train hard. Train ferociously hard. Train as though your life depended on squeezing every last bit of effort from your body. Train so hard that a couple of hard exercises will knock you into next Tuesday. Train so hard that the mere idea of going to the gym on less than 48 or 72 hours rest is an absurdity. Train so hard that the four hour a day, six day a week crowd will barf in their water bottles when they see you in action. Strike a blow for dinosaurs. Strike a blow for men. Have the courage to train HARD. Have the courage to use an abbreviated program. Be a DINOSAUR!"

-Brooks Kubik. Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength Development.

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4 comments:

jleeger said...

Without question!!!!

Mark Young said...

"Train so hard that the four hour a day, six day a week crowd will barf in their water bottles when they see you in action."

That's hilarious! Great quote.

Patrick Ward said...

LOL...Dinasour Training, a true classic! One of the first real books I read on training. haha


patrick

Anonymous said...

Bulgarians trained close to this volume, if not way above. Brooks is trying to say that the 6 day isolation split is foolish, but that's not to say that abbreviated training is the only effective method.