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# 605 - Dinosaur Training

Guest: Brooks Kubik

Kubik is a modern day keeper of the flame of Physical Culture.

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+1 # Bill Hinbern 2012-02-07 15:46
I’ve known Brooks Kubik for decades. His knowledge of what works and what doesn’t for people of all ages is unsurpassed. Pay close attention and learn from one of the very best in the strength training world!
+1 # peter bolsius 2011-04-21 02:14
i've been following brooks' writing for about 15 years. his books courses and of course the great "dinosaur files" are great great information. get onto his site, check it out and sub to the files. best thing you could do. all thumbs up
+3 # peter yates 2010-11-19 17:22
thank you for having brooks on the show and a well conducted interview. since the turn of the 19th century each generation of strength devotees have had to deal with charletans promising much,delivering naught and taking the money.on the other hand there have been those who have walked a straight line teaching safe,sensible and productive training.brooks kubik is of the latter ilk and his writings will be helping people get strong and healthy 100 yr.from now.
+3 # Chris Young 2010-11-13 18:44
Great stuff from Brooks. The man has been there, done that, and tells it like it really is. A very rare combination in this industry.
+4 # Mario from Naples 2010-11-05 20:10
First contact with Brooks was on the legendary Hardgainer.

Very few people have the guts to train like a real dinosaur. No nonsense HEAVY training, bench presses, overhead presses, squats, front squats, trap bar deadlifts, deadlifts, dumbbell&barbel l rows, curls, farmer's walk, sandbag walk, log lift, awkward objects lifting. Progression of the pundages & abbreviated training.

Currently i'm training on a 3x week shedule like this:

A)Bench press, Squat, Front Squat(bottom position)

B)Standing Press (bottom position), Dumbbel 1 hand row, biceps barbell curl

C)Deadlift, Shrugs, Heavy Side Bend

I'm getting great result and in a matter of weeks i'll be deadlifting RAW 500lbs @ 200 hard lean lbs bodyweight.

All lifts are RAW NO-NO-NO lifts. Stay strong, big and hard and train like a dino, if you can take it.
+2 # Rob Drucker 2010-11-03 20:08
I first read Dinosaur Training about 12 years ago. Reading this book was one of the best things I ever did for my training. Brooks Kubik is, without doubt, a true guru of strength training, and he is a tremendous coach. My shelves are now filled with his books and courses, and I'm always looking forward to his next book.
+1 # Vince Richard 2010-11-02 16:10
Because life interfered with my working out, I was forced to take a layoff from working out for about 15 years. Best advice I can give to any older lifter out there is you can try every workout under the sun and waste a lot of time, or you can listen to Brooks. Brooks is the #1 go-to guy for us older lifters. Thanks Brooks
+2 # Zac 2010-11-02 12:45
It was nice hearing the voice behind the words and I enjoyed the length of the conversation. I like how he pushes training for life and health. This endeavor is not for a small time period of your life. If you can't keep it up week after week, month after month, year after year, you are probably doing something wrong. Go Brooks!
+1 # Chris Symens 2010-11-02 09:43
Great show!!!
+2 # Vishwanthar 2010-11-02 04:34
Brooks, is simply superb. He speaks no nonsense. What he preaches he practices and that is building real strength.
+1 # Vishwanthar 2010-11-02 04:30
Brooks, is simply super. He talks no nonsense. What you get out of his books is real information about building real strength. Moreover, he knows what he is saying, which means he is not like some other trainers who just do the talk.
0 # Tony Dsouza 2010-11-01 23:49
Good show and very informative. I have am a fan of Brooks and it was a thrill to hear the man himself speak......look forward to more shows ....
0 # Oscar Ortiz 2010-11-01 19:26
Brook and his Dino book made a real change in my life. It revamped my lifting career. I wish I would've know this when I was younger. I've started enjoying my workouts again since I started applying his advice. I even contacted Mr. Steiner myself and bought one of his book, wonderful and simple stuff. My hat off to Brooks. :-)
0 # Larry Robinson 2010-11-01 16:54
Awesome interview. I've been a fan of Brooks writing for a long time. I would love to hear more interviews from Brooks.
0 # Chris Califano 2010-11-01 14:36
I'd like to add that I'm 51 and have 36 years training experience, 33 training others, 32 professionally. It is beyond the shadow of a doubt that Brooks', Steiner's and Rader's style of abbreviated basic "Dino-Style" lifting is the all-time blueprint for safe productive lean tissue building and strength. May I also add that complicated "special" training "routines" are pedaled only by those with overgrown commercial interests and it ruins the good and wholesome intentions of newbies to improve themselves.
0 # Mike Mahler 2010-11-01 14:13
Dinosaur Training is by far my favorite book on strength training. It is a fun and informative read and a book I revisit often.
0 # Mark Shuet 2010-10-31 03:42
why don't my posts make it to the board?

I have been a longtime fan of Brooks. Progressive, abbreviated training is the way, especially for older lifters.

Would like to hear more of what he has to say on the radio.
0 # doubleogordo 2010-10-31 00:21
he makes a great point. if it worked for guys in the early 1900's you know it works. no drugs back then
0 # Phil Jackson 2010-10-30 17:05
It's great to hear someone mention Bradley Steiner and Peary Rader's Ironman Mag. I always looked forward to Steiner's columns. He gave good solid advice - use free weights, do basic compound lifts, eat a lot, etc. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoyed his columns, I never really followed his advice. I guess Muscle and Fiction had more influence on my immature mind. :sad:
0 # Mark Shuet 2010-10-30 15:51
Brooks Kubik is a T-Rex. I would love to hear more of Brooks on the radio. He knows all there is to know about building real strength safely - a real inspiration to us baby-boomers!
0 # robert andrade 2010-10-30 11:32
i'm at the 40 year mark right now and starting to feel the fatigue and dents and dings now. this cast could'nt have hit home any harder.
0 # Ziggy Mark 2010-10-29 17:57
no fluff, no BS, just Brooks at his Dino-best! check out his 200lb sandbag lifting on youtube, he is the real deal.
0 # Lorne A. Sturdivant 2010-10-29 14:51
Excellent show. Very informative. Brooks Kubiks'teaching s have given me life back in the weight room!
0 # gary veum 2010-10-28 16:27
0 # Chris Califano 2010-10-28 12:14
I do enjoy Brooks Kubik and have for 25 years. Abbreviated is best. I love when he stresses "Make it count!" Being eager to work out and making it count up to heavier poundages is what makes it work... Brooks is a great, relaxed, practical and knowledgeable writer and speaker.
0 # TRUEMETALWARRIORRUS 2010-10-28 12:10

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