Tue, 25 November 2014
Brooks Kubik is one of the most prolific writers in the Iron Game and he brings an absolute wealth of experience to the table.
In this episode we talk about the mind game, when to train with (and without) partners, the importance of working out in a dingy facility, and he adds one more aspect to the Big Four of performance to make it the Big Five: Deep, focused concentration.
Listen in if you love lifting heavy and the mediation of exercise.
Sun, 9 November 2014
Originally introduced to Brooks Kubik through his book, "Dinosaur Training", his work has had a huge impact on how I train.
Brooks is a fan of pure strength along with what you might (if you were a CrossFitter) call "ultra heavy metcon." Heavy sandbags, barrels, car pushing, farmer's walks, and as many odd lifts as you can imagine make up Brooks' routines.
He's a 5 time National Champion in sub-masters bench press, so he's definitely not some armchair writer; this guy lives it.
On top of all that, he's got a mind like a steel trap, and to sit back and listen to him talk about the history and connections found throughout the Iron Game is to enjoy a master at work.
From Alan Calvert to Harry Paschall and from Thomas Inch up to Peary Rader, Brooks has studied and can elaborate on all the connections found throughout the marvelous sport known as the Iron Game.
While most of this may be well outside your area of expertise, I think you'll enjoy the passion, enthusiasm, and commitment that comes through in every word.