Location: Dinosaur Ruines, Cahuila Rd, Apple Valley, CA Actually known by many names this site was originally intended to be a miniature golf course. These concrete dinosaurs were constructed cira the 1970s by a man named Lonnie Coffman and Gregory L. Wicker. Wicker and Air Force serviceman at the time helped to build the giant concrete, chicken wire, re-barb  structures in exchange for part of his rent. Although the project never made it to completion the dinosaurs can still be found crumbling away in their same location. The true beauty in visiting these dinosaurs was to witness first hand the failed dream of an entrepreneur unintentionally made famous as a part of roadside americana.

Exercise Type: Lower-Body Strength Endurance and Flexibility

Rational: Squatting develops leg strength. Adding the isometric stretch at the bottom of the squat along with moving through a complete range of motion from the “sumo” position will aid in the development of lower-body flexibility.

Major Muscles Trained: Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Medialis and Intermedius, Adductor Magnus, Longus and Brevis. Gluteus, Maximus and Medius.


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Sam Kressin