Brooks Kubiks' Dinosaur Training!


When people think about dumbbell training, they usually think about isolation-style bodybuilding exercises with relatively light dumbbells.

You know - triceps extensions, lateral raises and concentration curls.

But that's the MODERN version of dumbbell training.

Many of the old-time strongmen - the men that I write about in Dinosaur Training and my other books and courses - specialized in dumbbell training. But it was a far different type of dumbbell training than you see today.

Consider this:

Three-time Mr. Universe winner Reg Park - England's greatest bodybuilder and the most massively developed and strongest bodybuilder in the entire world in the 1950's - set a British record in the two-hands dumbbell clean and press.

The Canadian Hercules, Doug Hepburn, a World weightlifting champion, World Record holder, Commonwealth Games weightlifting champion, and one of the strongest and most massive men who ever lived, set records in the one and two dumbbell press that have never been equaled.

Tommy Kono - a two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, six-time World weightlifting champion, four time Mr. Universe and holder of 26 World records in four different weight classes - believed so strongly in the value of heavy dumbbell training that he had a machinist friend make a specially designed pair of dumbbell handles so he could handle his absolute maximum in heavy dumbbell training.

Legendary gym owner Sig Klein - one of the best developed men of his generation, and pound for pound one of the strongest men of all time (he set a professional world record in the military press, handling more than 150% of his own bodyweight) - considered heavy dumbbell training to be one of the true secrets of the old-time strongmen.

The incomparable John Grimek, the legendary Monarch of Muscledom, did much of his training with heavy dumbbells - and was able to clean and press a pair of 140-pound dumbbells! Grimek also excelled at the one arm swing - and was so good at this lift that when the York Barbell Club held informal contests on the lift, they told Grimek he was "too good" to compete!

The legendary strongmen who thrilled the world during the Golden Age of Strength - John Marx, Arthur Saxon, Eugene Sandow, Thomas Inch, Louis Cyr, and Louis Uni (Apollon) - all trained with heavy dumbbells.

So dumbbell training - OLD-SCHOOL DUMBBELL TRAINING - has a long and impressive history, dating all the way back to the very beginning of organized weightlifting.

But dumbbells are more than merely old-school - and there are plenty of reasons to learn how to use them. Here are just a few of the many benefits of heavy, Dino-style dumbbell training:

1. Perfect for home gym trainees

2. Builds explosive power

3. Develops tremendous functional strength

4. Corrects muscle imbalances

5. Fast, fun, and exciting

6. Builds a gorilla grip

7. Easy to learn

8. Plate-loading dumbbells give you a complete, inexpensive, fully equipped home gym

9. Older trainees can adapt dumbbell exercises to make them as joint-friendly as possible

10. Goes hand in hand with kettlebell training

11. Works perfectly with bodyweight training

12. Builds massive, powerful and super-strong arms and shoulders

13. Gives you the rugged strength and back development of a competitive weightlifter

14. Enhances agility, timing and athleticism

15. Enhances the mind-muscle link

16. Allows you to measure your performance against the legendary champions of the Golden Age

17. Works perfectly in a small space

18. Gives maximum results in minimum time

19. Dumbbells are fully adjustable and allow you to add as little as half a pound at a time for continuous progression

20. Dumbbell training develops balance, coordination and muscle control
But as I said, we're talking about Dino-style dumbbell training. So forget about the lateral raises, the triceps pumpers and the concentration curls with the little finger extended and rotated upward for "maximum muscle contraction".

Instead, we're going to cover TOTAL BODY TRAINING WITH DUMBBELLS - using old-school exercises that will build more strength and explosive power than you ever imagined.

In Dinosaur Dumbbell Training, I'll teach you more than 100 Dinosaur Dumbbell Exercises - and I'll take you through each exercise step by step, with photos to show you how to perform every exercise in perfect form!

You'll learn how to perform the following exercises with dumbbells - and for some of them, you'll learn one-hand lifts, two-hand lifts, power style lifts, split style lifts, lifts from the hang and lifts from the floor:





Push Presses



High Pulls



And many more!

You'll also learn how to combine two different double exercises into a power-packed one-two punch that lets you work your body twice as hard as single exercise programs.

And for those who are looking for an even greater challenge, I'm including triple combination exercises: three dumbbell movements performed back to back as a single exercise.

And yes, double combination and triple combination dumbbell exercises will allow you to build more strength and power in less time - and to improve your conditioning enormously! That makes it perfect for athletes, perfect for martial artists, perfect for law enforcement, military, fire-fighters and first responders - and perfect for anyone who wants to get a great workout with a minimum amount of training time!

But Dinosaur Dumbbell Training brings you much, much more!

I'll also teach you a simplified system of dumbbell training that allows you to train fast, hard and effectively with minimal weight changes from start to finish - and I'll teach you how to combine Dino-style dumbbell training with your choice of heavy barbell movements - kettlebell training - bodyweight training - or combination programs that feature all of these training methods.

And that's not all!

Dinosaur Dumbbell Training also includes 50 different workouts!

All-dumbbell workouts.

Workouts that combine dumbbell training with barbell exercises.

Workouts that mix dumbbell training and bodyweight exercises.

Total body workouts.

Abbreviated workouts.

Ultra-abbreviated workouts.

One-exercise workouts.

Specialization programs.

Put it all together, and you'll have an encyclopedia of hard-core, Dino-style dumbbell exercises - with everything you need to know about how to integrate dumbbell training into your program - for great workouts, great training, great gains and great results!

If you'd like me to autograph your course, please include an autograph request in the Special Instructions section of the on-line order form. I'm always happy to autograph a book or course, but you need to ask me!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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"Brooks Kubik, author of best selling Dinosaur Training, has done it, again! This time, the head Dino Man takes on another important training concept -- he reveals his tried and true secrets of dumbbell training!

Culled from his personal training diaries, based on 40 years of successful training experience, his ideas and methods will "jump start" your training results like never before!"

-- Bill Hinbern

World Famous Weight Training Authority,
Author, collector, and publisher of Strongman
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"I've seen a lot of dumbbell training courses, but Brooks Kubik's new book is unquestionably the best. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy ASAP!"

-- John Wood

"For three weeks earlier this summer, ALL I DID was the dumbbell high pull, starting in a crouch and pulling to mid-chest. Nothing else. I was amazed how energized I felt. Dino-style dumbbell training rocks! Good luck with the new book!"

-- Paul Murray

"After training dumbbells with Brooks in London, I have incorporated the exercises, training ethos and techniques into my training - and I have gone from strength to strength. Brooks' enthusiasm and love of anything physical culture comes across brilliantly in both his books and in person so don't miss out on anything involving Brooks Kubik."

- Henry Cook

"After enjoying an awesome dumbbell course with the Chief Dino in London, I was looking for a really good book about the lost art of real dumbbell training. Now my search is over. This will be a perfect addition to my Dino-Library!"

-- Andreas Jauss

"I recently attended Brooks Kubik's Dumbbell Training seminar in London, which was one of the most inspirational weekends of my working life. Brooks' knowledge about the strength game is second to none, which gives him an unrivalled ability to make complex lifts seem instantly accessible.

As part of the seminar Brooks took us through three different dumbbell lifts, breaking down each component to form a perfect whole, and hopefully, a perfect lift! As someone who has always struggled with Olympic style lifting, being able to use dumbbells to create the same move was liberating and hugely rewarding. I now use these lifts as the foundations of my own training, as well as introducing them to many of my personal training clients.

I have worked as a personal trainer for 13 years and Brooks is the first person in all that time to have truly inspired and challenged me to change the way I train."

- Sam Gregory


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