30 days to a “NEW YOU”!

Dear Reader,

Oh MY! And while the title of this e-mail might sound somewhat “airy fairy” in certain regards, its NOT, my friend.

It’s sure as heck NOT – and why?

It’s been dreary weather here over the last few days. Rainy, yet not really the type of torrential and (lasting) downpour that cools things off for a few days. Yes, it’s November here in Southern China, but the weather for whatever reason hasn’t really begun to take on anything approaching what you’d expect from winter for whatever reason.

And being I’m the kind of person who loves the outdoors and sunny days – this in itself is sometimes another excuse to pull me towards negativity as in, “ho hum! Yet another dreary and dank day in the offing” … and truth be told, that is actually a pretty good way to describe the outdoors right now.

This sort of thing seems to impact others as well, and often times I’ll see folks walk past by me with glum and “downbeat” expressions on their faces.

You know what I’m referring, don’t you?

I bet you do – It’s that “downcast”, “tired”, “world weary” (beat down) or “hang dog” expression that a lot of folks have anyway and the weather just adds another new dimension to it.

But guess what – it doesn’t have to be this way!

The last few days have been some of the MOST PRODUCTIVE of my life – both in terms of my business and my workouts as well.

How do I do this? How do I manage it??

How do I manage to stay POSITIVE amidst a virtual sea of negativity?

Well – simple – by following the concepts I lay out in the soon to be released “Zero to Hero” book – which contains concepts so powerful that you can literally change your whole life by following just a FEW of them.

That’s right, my friend – follow just a FEW of them – and you’ll be amazed at how the “doors of life” suddenly open up to you in ways they have NEVER done so before.

Now, ’tis but natural to have negative thoughts creep into our minds – especially when life throws several curveballs at ya – and I should know – I’ve been there and done that. Been around the block more than a few times in that regard, my friend, and I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!

The key though is – NOT to “stay positive” as most people think. It’s NOT “forcing a feeling of positivity” as that can’t happen anyway if you’re not thinking the right things.

The key, when it boils right down to it is this – SET GOALS – EMBLAZON THOSE GOALS in your mind – and make those goals things that REALLY, REALLY matter to you.

And then – as my site tagline says – JUST DO IT – the 0 Excuses WAY!

Don’t allow negative thoughts of any nature to even harbor a GLIMPSE in your mind. Ignore the omnipresent negativity in today’s world – and focus upon YOU – and literally CREATE a new you – first in your mind – and then by sheer dint of HARD NOSED, BLOODY MINDED ACTION!

Believe me, my friend, the above two concepts are so powerful that books have been written on these – books that have changed people’s lives for the better – and Zero to Hero is another one in that long line of illustrious publications. Be on the lookout for it!

Now, in terms of fitness – what does all of this mean to you, my friend? 

Well, take a look in the mirror. If you’re like the average person, chances are you’re NOT happy with the person staring back at you.

Chances are you’ve got a few “lard lumps” too many. Chances are you’ve been trying to “chisel off the fat” from your chest, but despite all the dieting, and despite everything else – it just isn’t working the way it should be.

Chances are you constantly experience that “run down”, “beat down” feeling that I spoke about earlier.

Chances are your overall health and VITALITY levels are NOWHERE near what they should be.

And guess what my friend – and again – I’ve been there – and I KNOW how this feels. 

The way you change things is to a) visualize and b) take action.

When you look in the mirror, don’t just see “you” as in what is staring back at you.

Imagine yourself as the person you want to be. Hold that thought in your mind ALL the time – and then take action NO MATTER what “others say” or whatever problems might crop up. Brush it all aside.

Your goal is a NEW, fit YOU – and that’s the BOTTOM LINE! 

Once you get that straight in your mind – the next step is to take action.

Want to lose weight?

Want to achieve superior levels of strength, flexibility, endurance and of course every lasting HEALTH in a workout that takes no more than 15-20 minutes if you do things right?

Want to lose “dem man boobs”? Want to get rid of the bingo wings and love handles? Want to have shoulders like boulders – and legs like pillars that never quit- and so forth?

I bet you do, my friend.

And if you’re one of the people reading this with that exact same goal in mind – then don’t delay a second longer.

Life waits for no-one ,my friend – and the time to take action is NOW!

Click on over to http://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/, and watch your life change for the better – within the space of a few DAYS.

In fact, I wouldn’t be stretching facts to say that you can DRAMATICALLY change your body in less than a month if you really take what is being said in the book to heart – and then put those principles into action!

Again, you’ll be amazed at how QUICKLY your life changes if you really take what is being said in the book to heart and then TAKE ACTION!

As the title of the e-mail reads, my friend. 30 days to a NEW and improved YOU – in ALL areas of life!

Now, to close all this off, if you’re the sort of person that reads this and emits a “ho hum” and clicks away, well, thats all fine and dandy. There isn’t much I can do to help you in that case.

But if you’re one of the RARE breed that SETS GOALS – and then takes SOLID, DECISIVE action – well – then you know what to do.

The choice is yours, my friend. And if I were you, I know what I’d do – and I’d do it RIGHT NOW.

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – My new course on pull-ups is going like gangbusters. If you’ve got pull-ups goals, then the material in this manual is a must READ! Pull on over here NOW! 

 

Follow the way of the animal, my friend

Dear Reader,

I was in a conversation today with a student of mine, and we were chatting.

Just talking. Chatting. Shooting the “bull” … you know. Just a nice, relaxed conversation, and of course, being fitness is something I love to talk about, it was naturally one of the items on the agenda.

Here is how the conversation went:

“So, what do you do to stay fit? Running? Climbing? Swimming?”

“Uh, none of the above. All I really do is work out in short intense bursts at home – and most of my workouts never take above 50 minutes. In fact, I’m doing good if I get there – and the vast majority of my routines usually take below 40 minutes. Between 20-40 minutes would be a good indicator”.

“Uh, huh”. And then of course, that “quizzical” look of puzzlement which most folks have on their faces when I tell them that NO – long hours of “cardio” or “strength training” are NOT required to stay in shape, or even get there for that matter.

You can do all of that, of course – but the point is that 0 Excuses Fitness will get you in way better shape – and in WAY LESS time – and I’m living proof of this.

“My friend wants to know what you do to stay in shape as well, and (more to the point) how you GOT in such super shape to start with”

And my answer to her was simple – and the same answer I give most people that ask me – that being – well – just get the book and the videos – and DO what they tell you! 

Yes, it’s that simple – just get the book – and the videos – and follow along as I take you through the various different exercises, and you’ll get there. Pretty simple, eh?

Anyway, then we got around to the topic of food, and eating habits.  And here is really where the interesting part started.

My student is a huge, huge believer in “following the crowd”, and though I don’t quite agree in that regard (as you can tell, hehe) I’m a huge believer myself in the concept of “to each his own”.

“When do you normally eat? How much do you eat? Very little?”

And you should have seen the expression on her face when I told her that I eat but two meals a day. Two SIMPLE meals.

No fancy “shmancy” diets or complicated stuff. Just simple “down to earth” fare which boils down to meat and vegetables – and not huge servings at that  unless I’m especially hungry.

But the real kicker was when I told her the TIMES I eat.

And hold on to YOUR hats as well, my dear reader, as I’ll bet what I’m gonna say is going to blow you away as well!

My first meal of the day is NOT breakfast as most of the “experts” recommend.

It’s NOT “a snack at 11:00 A.M.” or “apples in between regular meals”.

And it’s certainly not “lunch at noon sharp”.

No – my first meal of the day is generally between – and again – hold on to your COLLECTIVE HATS here – between 6P.M. – 7P.M.

That’s right. Usually between 6P.M. – 7P.M, and I generally follow that up with “dinner” at around 11 or even later.

Do I “watch my diet” and “count calories”?

No, no, and NO. Never have, never will! 

Unconventional? Sure is!

Does it cause JAWS to DROP (as with my student)?

Showl does, my friend. Showl does.

“But, but, but …”

“But what?”

“But they say eating in the evening will make you fat, and eating at night is a no-no! All the experts say this!”

“Well, so they do – but look at me. Do I have an ounce of fat on my body? Do I look weak and out of shape?”

“Uh … No, not at all, but how …”

“Well, I just listen to my body. I follow the way of the animal”.

“The animal??” (and at this point I could tell by looking at her eyes that she thought I’d literally gone stark raving BONKERS).

And I don’t blame her, hehe. Most folks have that sort of reaction when I tell them about my very unconventional – YET EFFECTIVE AS HECK – diet and exercise routines!

“Yes, the animal. Look at what a tiger does. A tiger normally hunts and eats at night, doesn’t it?”

*wink* *wink* (on the tiger part) –  but my point is, my friends – don’t always believe what the “experts” preach and take it as “gospel”.

It’s not only me with these unconventional eating routines that flat out WORK. Look at Hercshel Walker – who I mention in my book – and he is reputed to eat only ONE simple meal a day and yet maintain his daily and most punishing regimen of over a 1000 pushups and situps a day (and at one point I believe it was almost 3500 pushups a day!).

Most people on the Internet have the same “expression of disbelief” (figuratively speaking, of course) when they hear of this – and a quick gander around the various forums dedicated to Walker’s routines and diets will tell you this.

And yet – does it work? Sure does. 

Does mine work? Sure DOES!

And there are plenty of other people that “don’t follow the herd” – and yet get BETTER results than the vast majority of “sheeple” out there that blindly accept whatever is told to them as fact.

That’s the KEY right there, my friend. The PROOF is in the PUDDING – and well – ya can’t argue with RESULTS, can ya?

Don’t get me wrong. Not all of what is termed as common wisdom is wrong, and there is actually a good case that can be made for eating breakfast – or should I say the RIGHT breakfast – as it does jump start your metabolism for those that need it, but again – the RIGHT breakfast is required.

And I’m sorry – but bacon, cheese and fried eggs don’t cut it, my friend. Neither do friend hashbrowns.

And amazingly enough, most of these very people that “follow the herd” (my student and her friend included) are the very ones that are frustrated and unable to lose weight via “conventional” methods. Unable to “gain muscle despite a 3X gym schedule”. Unable to “whittle away those love handles” despite having a personal trainer.

And so forth. The list goes on and on.

Does the above sound familiar to you, my friend?

I bet it does … 

As for me, the reason I prefer not to eat much all day long is that I find my energy levels to be FAR, FAR, higher during the day with my own eating routine. And I know for a fact that there are other super fit guys out there doing the same thing – and to all of y’all – kudos for daring to  and doing something different.

Give me  a solid breakfast in the A.M., or a heavy lunch and the only thing I’ll want to do is sleep it off – much like our good and aforementioned friend the tiger, hehe.

And that brings me back to the point of today’s email. Follow the way of the animal – be NATURAL – and don’t be afraid to question the “schmexperts” either.

A tiger might eat only once a day, or once in several days, but there’s no doubting it’s speed, flexibility, and agility – is there?

On the other hand, our “other good friends” such as cows and rabbits, for instance, “nibble away” all day long – and yet – who would you put your money on in a cage match?

The tiger? Or the cow?

I thought so too, hehe.

Naturally, this doesnt need to be taken to extremes. I’m NOT recommending you turn into a “droid” or other “nocturnal creature” – but what I AM saying is that sometimes the less you eat, the better it is for your body in many regards.

And what I AM MOST EMPHATICALLY telling you to do as well is to exercise the way of the animal – namely, Mr. Tiger yet again.

What does a cat – or a dog – do the first thing when it wakes up in the morning?

It doesnt head on to the kitchen for a “double shot of espresso”. It doesn’t moan about “oh, god, I’ve got a tough day ahead!”.

No – the first thing any of these “critters”, hehe, do is to STRETCH BACKWARDS – and they do so in the exact same (or pretty close) pose that is the “stretching backwards” phase of the Hindu pushup that I so often talk about.

Ditto for the forward phase.

And I don’t think there’s any arguing with their speed and flexibility either, is there?

Long story short – do whats natural.

Ditch the gyms. Ditch the health supplements – and “creatine” tablets, and all that junk – they are just NOT good for you, my friend.

Exercise the way of the animal, and you will – quite literally have – as the book page PROMISES … “The strength of an ox – and the quickness and agility of a jungle cat, not to mention energy levels that last ALL DAY LONG!”

Now, I don’t know about you, my friend, but if someone offered me a deal like that, it would be a NO-BRAINER for me.

I wouldn’t stop to think.

I wouldn’t procrastinate and make a list in my “to do” calendar.

I wouldn’t hem and haw. I wouldn’t let my fingers “indecisively” hover on that little “order” button.

No – what I’d do would be to take action on a DEAL that’s as sweet as any, or perhaps even sweeter given the benefits, and I’d ORDER NOW!

And that, my friend, is what I’d recommend you to do as well – if you’re truly serious about getting fit – and STAYING that way for the long term.

Exercise the 0 Excuses way. You’ll never regret it.

All for now!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – Don’t forget to grab the videos as well – there are always things that cannot be shown properly via the written word and pictures alone, and hence the videos are a MUST GRAB as well.

 

Get the BARREL chest you’ve ALWAYS CRAVED!

Dear reader,

If you’re a guy reading this, chances are excellent you agree 100% and more with the title of this blog post.

Let’s face it – a barrel chest is one of the primary reasons why most guys even BEGIN to train (regardless of the specifics of their training regimens) – and this “image” alone serves as a huge motivating factor for most men.

So if you’re one of those guys – read on – today’s email is for YOU.

And if you’re a gal reading this? Well, read on anyway as the “barrel chest pushup” that I’m about to tell you about holds numerous benefits for YOU as well!

Most folks don’t realize just how easy it is to build a solid and functionally powerful chest with pushups alone.

That’s right – the good old pushup and all its variations will build the chest of your DREAMS – and there are some variants that will make even advanced trainees SCREAM with mercy after a couple of reps – and no, I ain’t kidding.

In the book I detail plenty of different TOUGH pushups, including, but not limited to the Hindu pushups, “table” pushups, my all time favorite exercise and many many more, and truth be told you could get a barrel chest by doing a FEW of these alone.

That’s right – just a few – but the one I’m going to tell you about today is one which (I suppose due to it’s very simplicity) ends up being ignored by many readers.

What is this type of pushup, you ask?

Well, simple, my friend.

Point your fingers towards EACH OTHER i.e. turn your wrists such that your finger point TOWARDS EACH OTHER when you’re in the regular pushup position – and thats all. Bang out a few reps in this position, and I’ll be a “horse’s Uncle” if you can pound out even 10 of these in proper form without collapsing.

Believe me, this is one of the toughest variants – and it’ll QUICKLY get you on the road to getting that “barrel chested” you’ve always dreamed about.

Note – work into this with caution. Those of you that are overweight may have a hard time even HOLDING this position. Those of you that are “somewhat” fit may not be able to do it either. As with all the other stuff I recommend – begin with due caution, and go at a pace right for you!

And ladies – this exercise WILL tone those “bingo wings” and “flabby upper chest” issues which a lot of y’all have. Try it, and let me know!

As mentioned, this is but one variant of the pushup. If you’re currently unable to do a single rep – and believe me, a lot of you won’t be able to do it when first starting out – then run over HERE and grab a copy of the book for other somewhat easier variants.

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – And if you’re still on the fence, wait no longer, my friend. That BARREL CHEST is WAITING for you – ALL you have to do is reach out and GRAB it with full force! Time waits for no-one, my friend. The results in life come to the DOERS as opposed to the procrastinators. Stop wasting time, and grab your copy NOW!

Eliminate tight traps and neck pain

Dear reader,

Tight traps. Shoulders that constantly hurt, and constantly “need to be stretched”.

The “Hunchback of Notre Dame” syndrome that is the bane of modern day living given our immense reliance on computers and other electronic gadgets.

Stiff necks and neck pain to boot that occurs from “craning” our necks in a most unnatural manner to look at smartphones and work at computers all day long.

And so forth. Can YOU related to any of this?

I’m sure you can, my friend, and what is sad is that a lot of those reading this have probably tried a lot of fitness routines out there, including, but not limited to commercial gyms, yoga classes etc – and yet – something doesnt quite seem to “click”.

Ever experience the feeling of “there’s something more out there, but I’m not sure how to get it”?

Again, I bet you did – and while I could write tomes on the above, the point of today’s email is to give you a couple of tips on how to eliminate the “tight traps” and aching shoulders that a lot of us suffer from on a daily basis, and it requires NO equipment.

That’s right – not even a pull-up bar.

My 0 Excuses Fitness book details plenty of exercises that will not only eliminate neck, shoulder and upper back pain – but will also increase your overall health, strength, and VITALITY levels to PEAKS you have never DREAMT of before.

For now though, here are two exercises that will loosen that upper back up – and keep it loose.

Hindu pushups are the first exercise. A great, great, exercise, and you quite literally STRETCH and strengthen the entire back while doing these. Work on these DAILY, my friend – and the KEY thing to REMEMBER here is that you “push back all the way” – and do NOT, as many people and even a lot of fitness instructors that incorrectly teach you how to do this great exercise “stop before you stretch back all the way”.

No – you need to push back with POWER on EACH rep – and you do the opposite when you are in the “skyward looking” phase of the exercise!

The above is hard to explain in a blog post, and though I’ve included tons of pictures in my book, the VIDEOS are what explain it best – so if you’re really looking to get the MAXIMUM benefit out of this great, great exercise and many others, then RUN OVER NOW to this page – and order NOW – http://0excusesfitness.com/videos/

The second exercise that really stretches everything out is the REVERSE pushup. These are basically pushups done on your back, and you basically push up into a gymnastic bridge position – with a few tweaks – and you do this for reps.

Again, thats the long and short of it – and there are literally BAZILLIONS of ways to do this – as well as little details to this that will skyrocket your gains beyond belief. Grab the videos to get those little details that “mere words cannot even begin to do justice to, if you get my drift”.

Work on these two exercises for a while, and watch the aches and pains literally start to MELT away.

All for now – back later!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – 0 Excuses Fitness has other great products as well, including a book on pull-ups that will address the above issue as well, and here is where you can get your “paws” on ’em – http://0excusesfitness.com/products/.

Don’t procrastinate A SECOND longer, my friend. That neck pain “ain’t-a” gonna go away unless you address it – and do so PRONTO. Push on over NOW – http://0excusesfitness.com/products/

 

500 squats – Easy, Peeze

Dear reader,

If you’re like most people, the very thought of doing 500 of anything – or 500 reps of any exercise, for that matter, scares the bejeesuz out of you.

Or, alternatively, it puts you in the “he must be nuts to do that many” crowd that “comments on this”.

“I could never do this”. “I can’t even do 50!” And so on, and I don’t think I’m being erroneous in saying that these sort of thoughts (and I’ve “spelt” but a few out) are what pass through people’s mind when they hear the “magical” 500 number.

Well, guess what, my friend.

‘Tis EASY – but only if you know HOW!

And – get this – YOU CAN DO IT – with far less “effort” than you currently believe !!

Yes, thats true – I’ll say it again – YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

And today, I’ll share but TWO tips in this email that will help you SKYROCKET towards and BLAST past the 500 squat mark that I talk about so often in my books and writings (and that I MYSELF do on a daily basis).

Yes, you read that right – there’s no “armchair advice” been given here! I just got done with 500 squats, 200 pushups and a few assorted stretches, and without further ado, here you go.

One, remember that the most mammoth of tasks is, after all, a task that can be divided into CHUNKS.

In other words, think of eating a bear a bite at a time.

And in terms of reps, what does that translate into? Well, simple – focus upon doing lesser reps – and then do more “lesser” reps – and so forth!

If you’re like most people, you probably think of the “500” number even while working out – and while that may or may not work for you  depending upon your level of conditioning, what WILL work for BOTH BEGINNERS (to get past a certain rep count) AND ADVANCED MEN (to BLAST past previous records) is to focus upon breaking it down into chunks as you go along!

Second, visualize, visualize, and VISUALIZE! This one tip alone can blast you towards and way past any goals you set for yourself, 500 squats in a row being but one of them.

See yourself doing the squats. PICTURE yourself going up and down, and going past 40. 80. 150. So on and so forth, and you’ll soon see that you reach the 500 mark “effortlessly”.

This above tip may sound hard to believe for most people, but it’s true, my friend. It’s SO TRUE. Try it out, and let me know how it goes! 

The above, by the way are but TWO tips that will propel you towards the “magical” 500 number, and I detail PLENTY more tips in the 0 Excuses Fitness book – grab your copy NOW!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. : – Each second wasted is a second LOST in terms of achieving the goals you set for yourself. Don’t be a “dreamer”. Be a “dreamer – AND A DOER” – and the way you DO is by RUNNING on over here RIGHT NOW, and clicking that order button without further ado!

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2x Energy – 1/2 TIME!

Dear reader,

How would YOU like to get TWICE the energy – or MOREin half the time  – or LESS

How would YOU like the idea of having BOUNDLESS energy – ALL day long – with just TWO (or even) very brief workouts a day?

I bet you would – I certainly do! And believe me, my friend, we could ALL do with more time spent with our loved ones and family – and more ENERGY to devote to them.

And truth be told that while any exercise will give you energy, it’s really short “targeted” workouts that will give you those JOLTS of energy that will keep you going for HOURS after your workout.

Not the “drop dead” feeling you get after “fighting through traffic” to get to the gym.

Not the feeling of annoyance you experience when your fellow “gymmer’s” neglect to clean off the (utterly useless, I might add, for all real world fitness purposes) machines they’ve been using.

And last, but not least – certainly NOT the feeling of “resignation” you get after spending big bucks at the cash register to sign up for said gym – and let’s be honest, in a lot of cases, those memberships are never ever utilized to the full in terms of daily usage (and or) attendance.

NO. I’m referring to a BLAST of energy – the NATURAL WAY – a NATURAL “high”, or “buzz” if I might say so – that you can ONLY get from bodyweight exercises done a certain way … and – get this – you don’t need any more than 10-15 minutes TOPS!

Even more amazingly – you do NOT need to be an “expert” at bodyweight exercises or even a fitness fanatic to feel these benefits! About all you need to do is follow instructions and BREATHE (and again, instructions are clearly provided for that as well) – and you’re GOOD TO GO, my friend.

Sounds unbelievable, right?

Well, I’m here to tell you right now that it AIN’T near as unbelievable as it might sound.

Here is my OWN experience from following these exercises (and those that have done these exercises KNOW what I am referring to): –

“It’s 5:30 P.M. in China at the time of writing this, and my last meal was around 9:00 P.M. last night. I just got done with a hard, hard workout that took 35 minutes, and then stretched for another 10 more.

And I FEEL LIKE A BILLION BUCKS.

I feel like I could tackle a charging grizzly, and at the same time feel so relaxed I could probably pet him on the head and get him to “tame” down within the space of an instant, if that above pictures makes any sense.”

Now, note the workout itself took 35 + 10 minutes, and the 10 minutes was optional.

And the 35 minutes part could well be whittled down to 10 minutes if ALL you did was the VERY BEST exercise I advocate plus a few others!

Believe you me – ALL you need in order to accomplish that JOLT of energy – that LASTS (unlike the buzz you get from imbibing caffeine or other artificial stimulants) is brief TARGETED workouts – and the RIGHT exercise – and you do NOT need to work out for hours a day.

In fact, 10 minutes is really all the rank beginner can go for, and believe me, even advanced trainees often “flop out” after 20-30 minutes or so, but guess WHAT?

They ALL FEEL GREAT after their workouts – and get more DONE! That BUZZ lasts throughout the day, and it’s a proven fact that short intense workouts can and do manifest RESULTS in terms of, but to name one, up to TWO HOURS OF productivity!

That’s right – two hours – of INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY!

Now, I don’t know about you – but with my own busy schedule, I’d sure take this over feeling “run down” at the end of the day or throughout the day, and sadly enough, that is the very exact feeling a  lot of folks all over the world (and perhaps even you that is reading this) has.

Good news is though, you don’t HAVE to feel that way.

Exercise the 0 EXCUSES way – and you’ll literally have a SPRING in your STEP – all day LONG!

Not to mention the OTHER benefits and RESULTS you’ll get by following my programs.

Don’t waste another second, my friend. Jump on this NOW, and be prepared to have a whole new world open up almost INSTANTLY.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – There are plenty of products for you to choose from, but in terms of a sheer ENERGY BOOST, and “energizer bunny” like effects on your ENTIRE body – here are the two I recommend the MOST (yes, in THAT order!): –

  1. 0 Excuses Fitness (The Book) 
  2. Reverse pushups (The BOOK)

 

P.S. #2 – Actions speak louder than words, and if you’re one of those who wants to see it all in action, well, BOUND ON over here – http://0excusesfitness.com/videos/

The ZERO excuses mentality

Dear reader,

What I’m about to say might “jolt you” and go through you like a LIGHTNING bolt in the dark of night, so pay attention, and listen up.

Those that are easily offended may want to skip past this note, although to be frank THOSE are the EXACT SAME people that need to hear this.

And here it is – in a a nutshell – the reason most people don’t achieve whatever goals it is that they have set for themselves – is because they are either consciously or subconsciously (and it’s usually a combination of both, although most people don’t understand this) setting themselves up for FAILURE.

How do they do this?

Well – in a word – EXCUSES.

People have more time to make excuses and complain than to simply get in a 8 minute workout, for instance.

“I’m too busy”. (busy doing nothing, or watching T.V. or moaning about something in life).

Don’t believe me? Start a “complaining session” online, and see how quickly it goes viral. Other hand, start a productive “lets do something about it” discussion, and see how most of the people fly out of the “room” right off the bat.

“I don’t have the money to buy your book”. “I don’t have the cash right now, but I’ll have it later”.

Amazingly enough, these are the same folks that see nothing wrong with plopping down big bucks for gyms and fancy “shmancy” equipment that quite frankly is better off in the trash heap than it is in the gym – but then again, given the parodies that most “gyms” are these days …

“I don’t have the time”. “It’s too difficult”. “I’ve got a family”. And so forth.

The excuses pour forth like water from a spigot – and amazingly enough most folks dont bother to consider the fact that they’ve be better served trying to figure out how to get towards their goal rather than COMPLAINING and making excuses as to why they can’t get there!

Sounds elementary, my dear Watson? Well, it is, but the elementary seems to be what is consciously ignored by the vast majority of folks out there!

Now, granted, we’re all human and ’tis easy to “cry on a shoulder” when things get tough, and truth be told there is nothing wrong with doing that occasionally assuming you GET RIGHT BACK UP – BRUSH YOURSELF OFF – and GET BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF LIVING!!!!!

That’s right – the business of living – and the reason I say that is because that is exactly what life IS!

You get what you put into it – and again, the reason most people do not succeed at whatever endeavor they wish to succeed at is because the vast majority of people are content to wallow in a sea of mediocrity.

And that, my dear reader, is precisely why I created the 0 EXCUSES Fitness program (and books, videos etc).

In terms of fitness, what does this mean?

It means you stop whining about having no energy. Do the exercise – the VERY DAMN exerciseI advocate – and you’ll have energy levels that are off the charts. Literally.

It means you stop complaining about “it not being free”. Nothing in life ever is free, especially the GOOD stuff.

It means you – most importantly – STOP MAKING EXCUSES – SET goals – and DO.

I quoted Emerson once before, and I’ll quote him again.

“Do the thing, and you shall the power”.

Click over to 0 Excuses Fitness PAGE right here, my friend, and tap that little “Buy” button you see at the bottom.

Just do. Don’t question. That ONE decision will do more to change your fitness levels than anything else you’ve EVER done fitness wise, and I make NO BONES about saying that.

And if you’re still on the fence?

Well, the Chinese have a saying which goes somewhat like “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot force it to drink”.

I can’t force you to click on over – but I sure can ADVISE you.

The rest, my friend, is up to YOU.

If it were me, I know what I’d DO – and DO RIGHT NOW!

Onward!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

Do something daily

Dear reader,

In my blog posts and writings I speak about the importance of doing something DAILY – something – anything – that pushes you, or is a step towards accomplishing whatever your ultimate goals are.

And this holds true in terms of life as well as in terms of fitness.

Want to make more money? Well – there are many keys to this – but one of the oft-ignored keys is to do something – whatever that something is – DAILY – that will get you, or propel you towards the ultimate goal you have in mind.

Want to get fitter? Want to lose the extra “flabbage” around your waist? Want to have shoulders that SMACK OF RAW, BRUTAL POWER – and “look” huge as well?

Well, again, as Emerson said – “Do the thing, and you shall have the POWER!”

And just so you know, this isn’t me just talking, my friend. I’ve been on BOTH sides of the spectrum fitness wise, and believe it or not, the fitness “machine” you see in front of you now both on the website (and MORE specifically the BOOK) was NOT always a lean, mean, “fit machine” as he is today.

No – I went through a lot of the same things that YOU guys (and gals) do on a regular basis.

I know what it’s like to “constantly keep growing out of my jeans”.

I know what it’s like to be so out of breath after climbing two flights of stairs that I could barely open my mouth to talk, much alone do anything else.

I also know how it is to be able to mosey up a STEEP, STEEP hill in the – get this – HEAT and HUMIDITY of summer in the PEAK hours of the afternoon, and do so seemingly effortlessly, while others around me “huff and puff” their way up that same hill.

I also KNOW what it’s like to start out at 40 squats, and not being able to walk for the next few days because I overdid it the first time – and I also KNOW how it feels to pound out 500 squats within 15-17 minutes FLAT!

In other words, I’ve been on BOTH ends of the spectrum, my friend, and this, if anything, is what qualifies me to teach you everything that I do in my books, courses and videos.

And one of the keys – again – and I mention this repeatedly – is to DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY.

In terms of fitness, I don’t care how strapped you are for time. There is ALWAYS something you can do, and the following blog post bears testament to it – http://0excusesfitness.com/2017/09/07/the-8-minute-workout/ 

Believe me, you ALWAYS have time to pound out a set of squats or do 25-50 pushups. The key is to stop making excuses – and – JUST DO IT!

You need no equipment. Nothing. Just an iron will to MOVE FORWARD to what may seem to be insurmountable odds – and again – DO SOMETHING DAILY WITHOUT FAIL!

Believe me, if you follow this central tenet, you’ll be moving along quicker towards your fitness goals than you ever thought possible. Not only that, you’ll soon be setting NEW GOALS as well as you literally BLAST past the old ones!

The key is, as I’ve said, to do something DAILY.

Think of it like a bank balance. If you put a certain amount of money in the bank daily, or monthly without fail, what happens after a year?

The same thing holds true in terms of benefits for fitness, except these benefits lead to “compound benefits” – compound interest if you would, hehe, but believe me, the more you do something daily and (consequently) get better at it – the MORE you’ll benefit from it, and naturally do MORE AND MORE.

So do something daily, my friend. I don’t care what it is or how long it takes – or what the goals are – but do SOMETHING – ANYTHING – daily.

Do this for a month, and report back.

I bet you’ll be amazed at your findings.

Best,

Rahul

P.S. –  The “Ten Commandments of Physical Success” are a MUST READ for anyone with any sort of fitness, or even life goal – and here is where you can grab the book that contains ’em – http://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/

Hindu squats – “FAQ”

Dear reader,

Readers have often asked me questions about doing the high rep squats I refer to in my book. An excellent exercise indeed, and they’re pretty much ALL you need for overall leg, back and BODY development – not to mention the oft “dreaded” word CARDIO.

Believe you me, you could do just THIS ONE exercise your whole life and make excellent progress. I’m not saying that is what you need to do – of course – pushups are key, but I’m merely “writing” testament to just how EFFECTIVE (both timewise and otherwise) this SINGLE exercise is!

There’s a lot of stuff floating about on the almighty (in this case not) Internet about this type of high rep squatting being bad for you – specifically the knees – and I must categorically state here that these sort of claims are UTTER BALDERDASH. Utter baloney.

TOSH. ROT. Insert term of choice, but there it is – and most of the folks making these claims have actually DONE the squats the way they were SUPPOSED  to be done!

By the way, this is coming from someone who climbed hills between the PEAK hours of 12 noon to 3 P.M. in the summer heat in Southern China. Certainly no armchair trainee or keyboard warrior I’d say and yet I’ve got NO form of cardio that beats the cardio you get from doing these squats the way they’re supposed to be done.

Despite the great shape I was in, my knees “clicked” when I first did these – but it soon went away. Lesson learnt?

The TENDON development you get with these, and other exercises I recommend CANNOT be beat!

Sprints and hill climbs are great – and you do need ’em – but again – nothing beats Hindu squats for sheer cardio, conditioning and overall body development.

And again – those that knock these have never ever DONE ’em the way they’re supposed to be DONE!

When you first start out doing this great exercise, work into it with caution. Believe me, this one exercise can leave you sore for days. Most trainees, even the “advanced” ones would probably do best to start with 25 and work up from there.

In my book, I advocate working up to 500. This is great – but the key is to keep track of the TIME you’re doing them in. You need to be working up a SWEAT when you do these! And if you’re taking 10 minutes to do 100 squats – then – well – you AIN’T doing ’em RIGHT!

Yet another key that I did not mention in the book (and that I’m mentioning here as a REWARD for signing up for the blog posts) is to STAY ROOTED to the spot when you get to a point when you can’t do any more reps.

Simply stand where you are, flex your thighs, move the legs a little – and keep soldiering on. DO NOT ALLOW THE MIND TO DWADLE! Keep the ultimate goal of finishing in a reasonable timeframe in mind ALL THE TIME!

And no, you do NOT need to “warm up”. I cover this topic at LENGTH in the book, but for now, let me just say there are NO warm-ups required for this exercise. You may do a few reps at a slower cadence, but thats the extent of it.

These few tips by themselves are so valuable that (along with the post on breathing I did up yesterday) I could probably write an entire BOOK on them and then some. For now though – this should suffice.

More later!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – My book has pictures that show you EXACTLY how to do this great exercise – The Book

P.S. #2 – I did 500 squats and 200 pushups today – and I feel BUZZED!

 

Are pull-ups required?

Dear Reader,

Well, I addressed this a bit in a Facebook post yesterday, and those of you that have “liked” the Facebook group  know this, and today, as promised, I’ll expound on this a bit in this post.

First off, our Facebook page is right HERE: – https://www.facebook.com/0excusesfitness/.  I’d still recommend signing up for the daily blog posts on the website itself as that means you’ll get these blog posts directly in your Inbox, however, Facebook pages can  be a useful ways to stay abreast of what is going on as well.

To each  his own – and that brings me to the pull-ups question.

I often get questions from people asking me how to improve their pull-ups, and the first thing I ask them is – well – how many pushups can you do?

At this point I usually either get one of two answers (both well intentioned, of course, but way, way, off the mark in terms of what you should be doing) –

Pushups? Pah! Those are easy! Why would I want to be wasting my time with them?

Or … (and this is equally common) – I need real strength! And pushups don’t give me any real strength! It’s easy to do pushups. I want to know how to do pull-ups!

Well, first off, these people are WRONG. Pushups, done correctly are anything but “easy” – and this holds true even for someone like me who does pushups and squats as the mainstay and pretty much the only exercises in my routine that I really, really (along with bridging) focus upon.

And while I’ve done plenty of other things in the past, including getting to the point of doing 100 PLUS pull-ups a day (and therefore putting out an UPDATED course on it) – NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING, has worked quite a well for me as the pushups I teach you in 0 Excuses Fitness (in terms of building brute OVERALL upper body strength).

And amazingly enough – all of this without doing what folks consider to be (and what is) another super strength builder – that being the handstand pushup which I do detail briefly in 0 Excuses Fitness, but even THAT is NOT required!

No – pushups – DONE CORRECTLY – are all you need!

Let me emphasize this again – DONE CORRECTLY!

When most people think of pushups they usually think of the military style pushups, and quickly bang out a few sloppy sets and claim its easy.

The REVERSE is true if anything. And that word holds significance, as pushups done in reverse, are, quite literally, as the book says one of the BEST DARN exercises you can do for yourself – and when you get to the point of doing 100 plus of them in a SINGLE workout – in different styles – you’ll see what I mean.

What do boxers and wrestlers do as the mainstay of their upper body work?

Pushups!

The U.S. Marines and Navy seals do emphasize pull-ups – but again – what exercise do THEY do as their mainstay?

PUSHUPS, PUSHUPS, and MORE PUSHUPS! And even my buddy – an U.S. Marine with over 20 years of ACTIVE duty was floored by some of the exercises I showed him one night while chatting with him at a local restaurant – THAT’s how well these exercises work!

What does all this translate into for the average Joe? Well, to put it simply – pushups are what you need to be doing – with the RIGHT BREATHING – and with PROPER technique.

And of course if you’re one of those that can’t pump out a single rep of some of the pushup styles I mention – not to worry.  Grit, determination – and BLOODY MINDED CUSSEDNESS will get you there – along with the 0 EXCUSES mentality!

Now, none of this means pull-ups are not a good goal to aim for. Quite the contrary. Pull-ups are good and there is nothing wrong with doing them occasionally – but again – they are NOT, I repeat, NOT required.

What I highly recommend is monkey bar work of the type I mention in the book about pull-ups – THOSE will really build your shoulder area and grip way more than regular pull-ups ever could.

Long story short – focus on the pushups – the floor pushups – and focus on getting better at them EVERY SINGLE day. You’ll find this philosophy reaps rich dividends indeed, my friend.

And that’s that for now. Back again with more!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – Here are two books that you really need to be reading if what I said above interests you –

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P.S. #3 – If you’re one of the folks that would like to be part of the “early bird discount” group I’ve set up for upcoming BLOCKBUSTER “Zero To Hero”, let me know! The book should  be on the site November 25, and I’m giving people that contact me before this date about it a HUGE, HUGE discount on the book price. Contact me via email in case you’re interested!