Well being it’s Christmas today, I figured I’d do something different in terms of my workout.
Ho, ho, ho, and merry Christmas before I begin this – but this “different workout” idea had been bubbling inside of me for AGES, and for some reason, it chose today as the day to “burst out” and make itself a reality.
Now, bear in mind, and as I’ve said many times before, you need literally nothing else than what I do – and teach – in the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and the plethora of exercises contained therein is MORE than enough to give you PLENTY of variety for the rest of your life, my friend.
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But you know me. I’m the crazy one, or, the “crazy foreign devil”, as I often hear, hehe.
What do I mean?
Well, today I did something I hadn’t done in AGES, my friend – and that is climb my beloved HILL.
Not only that, I figured I’d do something else I hadn’t done in ages – that being pull-ups and test myself on them.
Before I begin, it bears mentioning that my grip strength has NOT decreased one darn bit despite doing NOT A SINGLE pulling movement for literally months.
I say this in “Gorilla Grip“, but I thought I’d mention it again here.
So without further ado, here is the “foreign devil workout”, hehe. Enjoy!
The hill, as I’ve mentioned is about a 10-15 minutes brisk walk from my apartment, so I got that done in a jiffy.
And before I knew it, I was at the ole monkey bars again – where I’ve had MANY an enjoyable “100 pull-ups” workout in the past (well, recent past, but past nonetheless).
Started off with some loosening and limbering up. I figured I would barely be able to knock out a single pull-up since I hadn’t done these in months – but I was AMAZED to find myself sliding back into the groove as if I had never ever stopped doing pull-ups!
True – I maxed out at 5 pull-ups per set, but for someone that hasn’t done these for MONTHS, I’d say thats pretty good, my friend.
Then I moved onto static hangs and – then – my favorite – swinging myself across the monkey bars – and AMAZINGLY enough, it felt like I’d been doing these all my life!
And yes, I’ve done these a LOT – as I mention in “Pull-ups- from Dud to Stud“, but still …
Wait a minute, I thought. It sure can’t be this easy??
And so, I moved on to pushups, and (as expected), this part was easy. Banged out 35 “Hindu” pushups and then then a few one arm pushups, and then “inverted” pushups, and before I knew it, I was at 70.
Back to the pull-ups. Then the pushups. And so forth. About 40 pull-ups and 200 pushups later, it was on to the HILL – the very same hill that kicks most folks in the CAN the first, second, or even third time they climb it, but guess what?
As I’ve written before, it barely felt like anything. Felt like a gentle walk in the park, and even now, as I sit here writing this to you, my thighs feel like I didn’t even work them today.
Anyway, I was knocking out sets of pushups on the top of the hill just like “times bygone”, and a crowd gathered.
“Gui Lao Hao Zhuang”(the foreign devil is very strong”, was the general observation that a few couples made while I was pumping out “reverse” pushups in sets of 20, followed by “table” pushups.
As I was getting through these, I noticed a couple of other “female foreign devils” saunter oon by, and given the “bodacious” and “blonde bombshell” nature of these ladies, I’d imagine the attention would be on them rather than ole “Grizzly Adams” doing pushups.
Not a chance, my friend. Not a chance, and as the “gui lao” workout continued and reached it’s peak with a few bear crawls, I heard chants of “wah, wah” being emitted (the Chinese way of saying “well done” without directly saying it).
Off it was then down the hill, and back home in a jiffy again – and 50 of the very best darn exercise there is, and man oh man, I’m done for now.
And all of this in less than 1:30 flat!
My observations from this workout –
- Apparently male foreign devils climbing hills and doing pushups attract way more attention in China than “blonde bombshells”, so if you implement this type of workout – and others found in 0 Excuses Fitness – well – be warned!
- Being the hill is one that normally kicks most folks in the CAN for the first few months as they climb it (including yours truly when I first did it) – there is NO better proof of the 0 Excuses Fitness System working better than just about anything else on this planet.
- The ONLY area where I feel “soreness” is the “ole calluses” – yes, I’ve got heavily callused palms from my years of doing pull-ups – but amazingly enough, nothing in the upper back and biceps.
And a lot more, my friend, but for now, I’m off for some “chi fan” (which apparently is the Chinese colloquial for any sort of meal).
No turkeys for this cat today, but I’ll be sure and dig into some “la ji tse” (hot chicken wings) and let you know how it went. From Hunan province no less, them of the “fiery chicken” and disposition as well, hehe.
Merry Christmas again folks – hope you enjoyed this extra long dispatch from the “0 Excuses Fitness headquarters” as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you!
P.S. – I talk a lot about “Pull-ups – from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS” in this email, and so are my customers. And so will you, my friend – if you grab this power packed little course and implement the advice given therein. You’ll be writing back soon about your “grip of steel” and how you’re repping out pull-ups by the DOZEN, or more, my friend. Hurry on over now, and grab it right HERE – http://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/