Fitness and the occasional indulgence

Dear Reader,

Well, so I don’t know if I referred to this in other posts, but the first thing I did yesterday (well, after speaking to the wife and after her comment that I covered in a past email) was this – to gleefully tear open a package I recently received.

What was it, you ask? A special book? A “gift” ? Or what … ?

Well, none of the above – it was a simple little T-shirt I had purchased online – – a white T-shirt which said this — “This guy needs a beer”, and had two massive thumbs pointing towards it.

I loved it the minute I saw it, and along with my “Faith over Fear” T-shirt (which hasn’t arrived until NOW) figured I’d pick it up instantly.

I didn’t even wait to wash it. Threw it on and had a selfie taken with the dumbphone, which seems to be quite popular on Instagram for one.

Heck, the post was doing so well that the software asked me if I wanted to “boost the post since it was doing better than 80% of my other posts”.

I didn’t do so, of course, but other than what was written on the T-shirt, the reason I mention this is … because it’s important to remember that while fitness is of utmost importance, at the end of the day we have to face the fact that we’re human beings and by nature require certain indulgences (so long as they don’t go overboard!).

What do I mean.

Well, I’m a fitness guy. Ripped, six pack, “broad shoulders”, and that much coveted (hey, folks keep telling me!) “V – Taper”, and so forth.

Folks keep showing up to ask me how to do pull-ups. Handstand pushups. How I stay in such good shape despite … and so forth.

And yet, the fact is this – I’m a huge beer lover. I LOVE drinking beer – – and yet, despite this “indulgence” of mine, I’m staying in shape – – super shape, at that – – and thats pretty much why I posted the picture as well.

Results speak, as they say. I’m not one of those “pot bellied” fitness experts who “talks but does nothing”.

On that note, I’m currently in India, and being cricket is one of the most popular sports in India, its naturally always a topic of discussion – but while I’m not a huge fan of cricket at this point, the fact remains that the head coach of the Indian cricket team – a certain “Ravi Shastri” (who from what I glean used to be a pretty good player back in the day) could do with a serious, serious helping of 0 Excuses Fitness — and MORE.

And there’s a picture of him on a popular website “Cricinfo” – ( – – scroll down towards the center of the page past all the “technical stuff” or alternatively, type in “at a practice session” in your browser’s search window and you’ll get there too.

My, my my.

For a coach of a national cricket team that says it prides itself on fitness, the head coach sure don’t look like he believes in what he says. He’s got “beachballs” for abs – – and that’s putting it lightly.

My, my my again. Upon looking at that picture I googled to see if he was having a “one off” as it were – but nah – that seems to be his current status for sure!

Great example – of someone who probably indulges a LOT MORE than he should be – compared with – well, let’s say someone whose got less than a fraction of the resources he does – that being yours truly and the vast majority of readers of this newsletters, and the results?

Haha …

Anyway, point is this – that if you’re working out hard and often – if you’re doing all the right things – if you’re doing short, intense workouts – then it’s ALWAYS a good idea to reward yourself – but do so OCCASIONALLY.

If you want that pizza, make sure you don’t do it DAILY – but by that same token, make sure you reward yourself at the end of the week  with an extra cheese, super large pizza for having several good workouts in a row.

Ditto for a few brews – or ice cream – or vodka – or whatever your poison of choice might be.

Note that the OCCASIONAL indulgence is NOT going to pile on fat around your midsection.

A few brews will NOT “destroy all your hard work” as is commonly thought!

As I write about in the Simple and Effective Diet (which, by the way is FREE with your copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness System) – your body will forgive you for the occasional “transgression” if you do the right thing 99% of the time.

Super strict diets and really punishing yourself rarely works. Of course, if you’re 400 lbs right now and extremely overweight/unfit/obese – then yes – those drastic measures do need to be taken – but balance them out with rewards as soon as you see progress, my friend.

You’ll find this approach is far, far better in the long run – – and will also keep you motivated to keep going – – and scale heights of fitness you never have previously!

Ok – so that’s it for today. Thanks for reading – and if you workout today – make it a super one!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’re the type (like Mr. Shastri presumably is) that loves a “too occasional” indulgence, hehe, well fret NOT. While it’s not what I’d advocate, you CAN eat more and weight less, and I’ve told you the story before as well with actual PROOF. Whats more, I’ve put together the entire shebang in a concise easy to read (and easier to implement!) manual that you can grab right HERE – –

“If you don’t risk SOMETHING – you risk EVERYTHING!”

Dear Reader,

So, I just got back from a great workout – and a bit of a chin wag as well with a fellow trainee.

Now before I begin – NO – as you know, I’m NOT in favor of chit chat or “passing the time” between sets or whatever – – but this doesn’t mean I turn into a complete hermit.

Perhaps 99% – – or 99.9% – – but if I meet someone that’s interesting and can hold a good convo, I’m usually happy to talk to him or her for a bit (especially if the convo includes TRAINING!)

So there I was, on rep #56 or so of my pull-up workout. 100 in all again today …

Suddenly a “voice” piped up in the background – – in Hindi at that.

“Aaj Kitne Set Pull-up kiye?”

It took a few seconds to register that he was speaking Hindi, but register it did and what was he saying?

“How many sets of pull-ups have you done today?”

My “barriers” that I talked about in an email prior to this kicked in instantly – not because of what he was asking, but because, well, I didn’t want to be drawn into a conversation at that point and …

“Why do you ask?”

But as I said this, I looked at the guy, and I saw I had nothing to worry about. He was a fellow trainee alright – could see it in his eyes, and sure enough, this was confirmed as he spoke.

“I’d like to do pull-ups too! I find them mega tough but I have a goal to do X amount by … ”

(I’m not mentioning his exact goals here – but he gave me a number – and a date – both great. Napoleon Hill correctly said that when you desire anything – you have to be AS SPECIFIC as possible, and this dude sure was specific!”

Well, so we talked pull-ups for a while.

“Maybe I find them hard because this bar is too thick”, he mused.

“Yes, but thats the key right there”, I replied. And it is – as those of you who have purchased “Pull-ups – – from DUD to STUD – – within a matter of WEEKS!” know fully well.

“But you need to lose the fat around your midsection”, I continued.

Yet another key, and after I gave him a few MORE keys – – all mentioned in the book – – he then said he was unable to lose weight despite sprinting.

“Huh? REally? That’s impossible, man”, I said.

“No, really. I sprint for a minute, then walk for a minute, and then … ”

“Wait a minute”, I said. “When you sprint for a minute – thats NOT an ALL OUT sprint! If you’re going for  60 seconds by the clock, you’re probably hitting 60% or so throughout – and thats being generous”.

And ’tis true, my friend. If you’re going ALL out – – you likely will NOT be able to sustain that pace for more than 15-20 seconds. Heck, even a cheetah doesn’t sprint ALL out for minutes on end, and …

Anyway, none of this is the point of this email, really.

So then we talked about other things. One being a comparison between India and China, and why China, despite the “communist” tag it’s tried so hard to shed is literally LIGHT years ahead of India in so many regards it ain’t even funny.

Now don’t get me wrong. “India fans” out there, this ain’t nothing against the country – – but to be frank, most of the country’s problems are self created, and could be solved with a simple tweak in mentality.

Anyway, then he asked me what I do.

“I’m a writer”,  I said. And then surprisingly enough, or not – – I found out that he used to be I.T. sales too – – much like yours truly, hehe. What a coincidence, eh?

I don’t believe in them coincidences, of course! Everything happens for a reason, and …

And then he said it.

“Of course. You’ve gotta follow your heart. If you don’t risk something – – you risk losing EVERYTHING!”

And this comment rang so true that I literally paused in the MIDDLE Of a pull-up, my friend.

So true it is – and I could rephrase it as such “If you don’t risk it all – – you’ll never GET it all” – – but regardless, his comment rang so true!

Look, folks – if you’re wanting to get somewhere in life – – or fitness – – or anything, for that matter – – you HAVE to be willing to take risks.

You HAVE to be willing to deviate from the path commonly traveled – the “straight and narrow”. Thats just how it is.

With the risks come hits – plenty of them. You gotta be willing to take ’em if you’re truly interested in “going places” and coming out a REAL winner and as Napoleon Hill says, “write your OWN ticket in life!”

Not only that, and as I’ve noted in Zero to Hero (a great read if you’re interested in such motivational tips), the minute you’re “stagnant” in life, or “happy in your comfort zone” – is the minute you start ROARING – downhill, not uphill.

‘Tis a fact. Man is a goal setting and “striving” machine, and anything other than spells disaster.

Fitness wise, what does all this mean.

The person that is 400 lbs overweight “risks” ridicule for even trying to get fit (sound familiar?) and plenty of negativity at the start.

Gym maniacs “risk” disapproval from their peers when they get down on the floor and start banging out pushups, squats and the like.

You’re doing something new basically – and you’re running a bit of a risk (if you can call it that!) – but the rewards, my friend?

The rewards FAR outweigh the risk and if I were you right now, and if the question was posed to me “Risk or Comfort” – – I know what I’d choose.

And I told the dude as much. He’s making a bomb at his current job – – heck, he was in the park the other day complaining to the credit company about what — a CREDIT on his account  – – he accidentally OVERPAID them – – something I couldn’t quite believe when he told me.

“Huh?? Most people have the opposite problem!”

“I’m rich. Haha”, he quipped.

“You sure are” I cackled back.

“But give me the choice, and I’d rather do what I’m doing. I’m making money – – but I live with a certain amount of risk – – but I wouldn’t have it ANY other way, my friend”.

Anyway, I wish the dude all the best in his pull-up goals. I hope he follows the tips I’ve given him – if he does – he’ll be banging dem out like a PRO in no time flat.

So that’s today’s tip(s). In the meantime, if you’re in the same predicament, and can’t do pull-ups no matter what, my course right here is the ticket – –

Invest now – – and be prepared for some scary levels of pulling strength thereafter!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – – Dude above was obviously NOT doing sprints correctly and I pointed that out – – but he’s not in the know about the other fat loss keys either. Maybe I’ll point ’em out to him the next time I see him – but hey, good news is this – you don’t have to “hang around” and wait for me to “point things out”. I’ve already packed all that info into a neat little fat blaster of mine earlier this year – – and here it is — a course you really, really WANT if you’re looking to lose them love handles and spare tires amongst others – –


“You’ve maintained yourself quite well this time!”

Dear Reader,

So I woke up this morning and spoke to the wife briefly about some matters, and she looked at me.

Though what we were discussing was NOT fitness related – here is what she said.

She gave me the “up down” once, and then said this “You’ve maintained yourself WELL this time around!”

Huh?? Maintained myself? What does she mean, I thought.

Remember I’m just waking up as it were …. and then it hit me.

Oh YES, I DO understand now.

But you, my dear readers might not quite get what I mean, so let me explain.

All of you listening in to this “broadcast”, hehe know that I have a fitness (and life) routine that I follow WITHOUT fail daily – – and while the times I work out might change, what I DO doesn’t (unless I’m trying a new routine or something).

So back in China, at this point in time it was a 100 pull-ups, 50 dips and handstand pushups thrown in as the cornerstone of my upper body routine – – with a few extras as well. Plus my hill climb.

Ah, yes, my favorite hill – if there was EVER a tool that I’d recommend to ANYONE that wants to get it – it’s climbing HILLS the way I mention in the System!

And of course, what I mention in Advanced Hill Training – combine the two, and you’ve got literally got a body where you can lard melting off as quickly as you can pile it on – – or quicker, to be exact, hehe.

Now why am I telling you all this.

Well, for a very PRACTICAL reason!

Lots of us do the hard work at the gyms, or the pavement (while “pounding” it), or swimming (great option btw) and so forth.

And while I wouldn’t quite recommend the first two methods – if they work to an extent – and if the person’s mind isn’t ready to accept better things, hey, what I can say.

SOMETHING is better than nothing – but here’s the KICKER.

What when you DON’T have a gym around – that too for AGES?

I’ve known busy folks that end up going on biz tours for weeks, traveling non-stop – and most of the time in places where it’s not that easy to access gyms at odd hours.

That “flat” tummy starts to show signs of escaping from the beltline pretty soon …

What when you go on vacation and end up eating foods you shouldn’t eat – or “treating” yourself a wee bit too much?

Suddenly dem Tshirts don’t quite fit right, hehe. The cargo pants don’t either … and all of a sudden, you feel like buttons be popping off in ALL the wrong places.

And so forth. My point is this – what when you DEVIATE from a routine you’re “used to” and when you DON’T have “tools” around?

Well – in most cases, gains decrease pretty quickly.

Remember, you don’t have to “work” to get the lard back on. It’ll pile on nonetheless, and it means more work ahead to “get it BACK off”.

In my own case, I remember a few instances years ago when I’d go on holiday and end up with a case of the bloat – – or worse – – because I didn’t have my trusty hill nearby. Because I’d be stuffing my gourd way more than I should be.

Because I’d be drinking more BEER than I should be as well, hehe – all things you do when on holiday, and yet, I’d be showing the effects in more ways than one a few weeks down the road.

Now don’t get me wrong. At no point did I turn into a bloated mess – – but yes, I did pack on a few more kgs than I should have in the past, which is what my wife was referring to.

Those on this list know that I’m on a short sojourn away from China at this point. I’m in India right now, and training options are limited and next to none, and yet – does it affect me?

Not in the least, my friend. Not in the LEAST!

The clothes still fit the same. The lean, mean look is STILL there – – and if anything my pull-ups have gotten even better. Cranked out about 120 last night in HOT and HUMID conditions, and felt none the worse for wear after that.

Key here is this – – the reason I’m “cruising” isn’t because I “count calories” or dont have a beer every now and then.

Hey, if anything ’tis the opposite. I just took a picture  this morning with a T-shirt on that says “This guy needs a BEER”, hehe. No idea why I did that – seemed to be the right thing to do at that point in time tho!

The reason I’m cruising though, my dear reader and friend is this – my 0 Excuses Fitness System can be taken anywhere, and the SAME benefits can be gotten.

You can EASILY maintain yourself when on the road – or on holiday – or wherever you might be with NO extra fuss. Just a few square feet of space is all you need to train this way and the results will keep pouring down the pike.

Ditto for Advanced Hill Training – it’s completely portable as well. And once you start incorporating THOSE exercises into your routine, watch out.

You’ll not only be getting compliments like I do regularly –  but your health and fitness will be a whole new level altogether.

You’ll feel confident – you’ll look confident and healthy – and you’ll BE that way. You’ll be ready to tackle whatever life throws at ya with VIM, VIGOR and GUSTO – as it SHOULD BE!!

Without further ado then, here is where you can grab your copy of the System –

Do so now, my friend. It truly is the best investment you’ll ever make!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Wanna read my own personal story of how I got to a 100 + pull-ups per session? Here is where you can get the GOODS – –

Waking up “hopeful” every morning …. ?

Dear Reader,

I just saw, what to me is the biggest crock (or one of the biggest, at any rate) of lies that is being fed to us in the form of “self help” or “staying positive” or the usual “it’s all about thinking positive (hint – it ain’t)” schools of thought.

What was it, you ask?

Well, I was browsing through my LinkedIn list, and saw this “You have to wake up every morning with hope! Hope that today will be greater than yesterday! Hope that tomorrow will be even greater today!”

It was a certain “Doctor” that posted this, and though she may or may not have used the term “hope” erroneously, the entire tone of the post seemed to scream out “it’s not in my control!”

To me, I would never ever and never have woken up purely “hopeful”.  Or purely “hoping” that today will be greater – or better!

To me, it’s all about waking up with a goal – a mini goal if I might say so for the day.

This could be a certain sales figure. It could be X number of pull-ups. Could even be something I’ve been doing for days on end, ad infinitum, such as my climb up the hill, for instance.

Whatever it is – to me it’s about waking up in the morning with a clear GOAL in front of your eyes – and anyone that isn’t doing this daily anyway is NOT priming themselves for success.

A clear goal – backed by a clear PLAN of ACTION – which in turn is backed up by UNWAVERING FAITH AND BELIEF – and I’m sorry to say it folks, and this might not sound politically correct at all – but here it is for you in plain English – hope is NOT a plan of action.

Simply sighing and “thinking positive” and saying you’re hopeful it’ll work or you’re hopeful that today will be better than yesterday ain’t gonna make it happen. If anything, you’ve just ceded control in your own subconscious – and you’ve told it clearly in so many words that “you’re not in control of your life, one day at a time”.

I talk about being in the flow and letting things happen – but this, my friend is completely different from “waking up hopeful” and ceding control to the external world.

If all you do in the morning is wake up, turn over, yawn and HOPE that things will be better today than they were yesterday – and then continue on as before – well, I’m sorry to say it – but it ain’t-a-gonna happen.

This is of course exactly the sort of “feel good” nonsense that modern day self help pundits proclaim works – and guess what it – it does NOT.

A far, far better way to “wake up” is as follows –

  • Before going to bed, program your subconscious to work upon goals for the next day – – or if you’ve already GOT goals for the next day, then program it to work upon problems that may not have been solved TODAY.
  • Visualizing is the way to program your subconscious. Do so the way I talk about in Zero to Hero, and the plan of action will be readily apparent to you as and when it appears.
  • Wake up in the morning, and have an image of your goals right in front of you in your mind’s eye” as you wake up.
  • Spend a few minutes in the “Theater of your Mind” – – get the good feeling GOING – -and then LEAP out of bed, full of energy, VIM and VIGOR – and start your DAY!

But merely waking up hopeful – and continuing on as before?

That just won’t work, my friend. BELIEF is what it’s all about – – pure, strong, UNADULTERATED BELIEF!

Now, I mentioned above that hope isn’t a plan of action  – – and this holds true as much for fitness as it does life itself.

Merely waking up and “hoping” today will be the day that you finally get rid of those love handles (hate handles??) or “bingo wings” – – or double chins – – or what not – – ain’t gonna make it that day.

You have to have a PLAN, my friend. You have to have GOALS.

And the plan when it comes to getting fit is this – choose the path of least resistance and the path that leads to the BEST results with minimal investment.

My 0 Excuses Fitness System not only gives you tons and tons of exercises (and “plans” a.k.a fitness routines) to get fit – it does so keeping in mind that the average person doesn’t have a lot of time to spend daily working out.

And though I’ve used plenty of words in the narrative – – “hope” hasn’t been used even once – – not in this book of mine, and not in ANY of the others I’ve penned.

‘Tis simple, my friend. We create our own realities. Hoping isn’t part of the bargain!

Fitness wise, 15 minutes of exercise is really all you need with my System in order to start seeing results – – results that keep getting better and better and BETTER without “hoping that they’ll appear”.

If you want more, great. If you have more time to spare, great. But if not – thats fine too. My System works great in both cases!

Not only that – – you’ll be able to set plenty of goals as well for yourself!

How about this – – getting yourself to the point where you can bang out a 250 pushup workout (as I did in the videos) with little or no “effort”?

Or 100 reverse pushups at once?

Or partake of all the routines at the end of the book – – one each day for an entire week?

The possibilities, my friend are limitless, and this sort of thing is what will make you BOUND out of bed in the morning as opposed to simply “hoping!”

So quit “hoping”. Quit thinking it’s all about “positive thinking”.

Visualize – set goals – FEEL yourself accomplishing them goals – – and then go for it!

There truly is NO other way to live.


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’ve been enjoying these tips, don’t forget to pick  up a copy of Zero to Hero as well right here for MORE such inspirational writing/tips – –


Dear Reader,

As many of you know and some don’t, I make it a point to spend time with my daughter on a daily basis.

Due to school and other issues we don’t spend a “lot” of time together during the day – not what I refer to as “quality time” anyways. Sure, we do a lot of father-daughter “bonding” during the day, but quality time for me doesn’t equate to being “snuggled up in front of the boob tube with a bowl of Doritos”.

Granted, that sort of thing is important to an extent if your kids are young – – but to me, REAL quality time means this – – talking to your kid (once they get old enough) in a way that will HELP him or her more than tee vee or any idiot soap operas or “news pundits” proclaiming doom and gloom EVER could.

Believe me now and trust me later, the pundits do us more harm than we realize – and we ALLOW it on a daily basis! (those of us that watch tee vee – – I never do unless it’s something educational or National Geographic – – or Discovery, for that matter).

For me, quality time with my daughter usually equates to telling her how she can dream – dream BIG – and ACHIEVE accordingly or more!

Believe me, kids need to hear THAT more than anything else – – especially when they are young, and their minds are more open and receptive to “programming” than at other stages during their life.

My daughter’s school teacher apparently told her yesterday that the best way to spend Independence Day (we’re in India right now, and it’s Independence Day here) is to – get this – watch “India’s leader” deliver an address on the podium (or wherever).

Huh?? Are you kidding me?

That may be ONE thing to do – – but the best way?? Heck, I’d rather my daughter NEVER get interested in politics – – unless it’s one of her goals – – and I’m talking politics in ANY country for that matter.

A far better way to spend Independence Day is – – with an INDEPENDENT mind – a mind that thinks for itself – and believe me, most of us as adults could use a bit of independent thinking as well.

And that leads me to the central missive here. I know, it’s been a long build up,  but bear with me here.

Ok, so I don’t know if I mentioned it, but a few days I wrote the words “Conceive – BELIEVE – ACHIEVE!” in big bold letters on a sheet of paper and gave it to my daughter during our nightly talks.

She’s taken to it big time. Oh yes, she has!

And last night, she told me this.

“Papa, I love you”.

“Love you too, honey. Always have, and always will!”

Ok, nothing new there you might say but then I asked her “why she loves me” (just as a joke).

And pat came the answer …

“Papa, many reasons – but the main reason is – your REAL! Your NATURAL!!!”

Huh?? I couldn’t believe what my yet-to-be 5 year old was telling me.

“Say that again, honey!”

“You’re NATURAL, Papa! You’re not FAKE!”

Believe me, those were the very words that came out of her mouth!

I held her close to me, and asked her if someone had “told her to say this” , and received a resounding NO.

“My Brain told me that!” was the indignant response I got.

And believe me, THIS is the central point of today’s email!

Way too many folks not only “tailor” (either consciously or not) their REAL desires based upon their mental programming (which “others” have succeeded in inflicting) and what “the other person wants”.

This is a huge, huge mistake – of epic proportions. While it may sound “selfish”, the fact of the matter is this – you can only take care of others if you DO IT FOR YOURSELF first – and if you take care of yourself FIRST!

That’s just the bottom line – – and taking care of yourself and being true to yourself involves BEING yourself – – and being true to your desires – – and being unapologetic and unafraid to express yourself freely.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve come across business people, students, athletes, and people from all walks of life that are not only “scared to say it like it is” – – but don’t “for fear of censure”.

Or, fear of “losing business if I offend someone”.

Or, what “my wife might think”. Or, “what my friends might say”.

And so forth.

I’ve often been told, and ’tis true, that my writing has a natural “flow” to it that carries the reader along, and truth be told, this is a skill virtually anyone can develop – if they’re bold enough to.

I call my brand of writing “fearless writing”. I’ve never been afraid to say it like it is – – and if you were to give me a choice between a billion dollars to “tone it down”  or “continue saying it like it is” – I’d laugh at you.

The choice is a no brainer for me. The LATTER!

When I made all those sales at the I.T. company I keep referring to, I didnt follow a script. I did NOT ask for advice. No, I just went out there and did it – did it my way – and did it work or what …?

When I first wrote 0 Excuses Fitness, a reader commented that it “took him by the scruff of his neck” because of how brutally frank the language was.

He said that “I might want to tone it down a bit”.  My response to this?

Fiddlesticks.  I could care LESS what others think, or losing biz amigo – so long as I’m helping people get fit – or achieve their goals – THAT is what I care about!

If those that get easily offended take offense, so be it. As “General” Michael (him of the eating lieutenants for lunch, hehe) once said “Rahul will be Rahul!” – and as my buddy from the Marines says now “You’re straight up, my brother. Thats just YOU!”.

Thats just how I am, and thats how YOU should be too!

In terms of fitness, what does this mean.

It means – – be YOU!

Your fitness goals are unique. Your fitness goals don’t have to “to get a six pack because the rest of the gym rats aspire to get one!”.

Your fitness goals don’t have to be “the ones Rahul would like!”

And so forth. Your goals are yours – and are unique – but hear me out.

You’ll achieve them with equanimity and peace of mind – only if you accept that BEING yourself and being unapologetic about the same is the way to go.

If you feel that doing 1000 squats a day will get you in the best shape of your life – and they will to be honest – well – then – just do it!

If you feel you need to spend hours working out – then do it! I was once told that “my life is working out” – and more recently, a family member told me in a “knowing sort of tone” that “you over exercise”.

Both a bunch of hooey and baloney, but even if they weren’t, so what?

That’s ME! That’s me – and thats how I like it – and that’s how I’ll do things.

And that, my friend is the core takeaway from today’s email.

I don’t care if your working out – working in an office – running your own biz, or planning to run for President (Hey, Trump did it – – and he’s a man after my own heart!) or what not – the best, very best way to go about things is to BE YOURSELF.

And to say it like it is – and then back up that talk with real action.

In other words, live life fearlessly, and let this fearless spirit exude with every step you take – every word you write – and every ACTION you undertake.

Never take a step backwards – fitness wise or otherwise – and the world shall be YOURS, my brother. There’s just no two ways around it.

So if you’re interested in getting fit – and since you’re on this list – you ARE – go on ahead and take ACTION now, my friend. Order your copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness  System – – a System that the “masses” BE raving about – – and watch a whole new world of fitness open up to  you – YOUR way!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’re interested in the tale of how I made all those sales – and how YOU can too — then the “10 Commandments of Succesful Sales” is for you, my friend. And though I say “10” – I’ve actually overdelivered as usual and given you more like TWENTY sizzling tips that’ll have the cash register ringing in no time whatsoever. Grab yourself a copy right here – –

THIS is “climbing” the “mountain”

Dear Reader,

Many moons ago, I recall being on the very peak of the famous and most dear to my heart Qi Feng “mountain” in China – – a hill where I …ah, but you regulars on this list know this already!

The incident I write about occurred in June or thereabouts – – or perhaps July. I don’t quite remember – all I remember was that it was HOT … REAL hot, at that. Plus ’twas the monsoon season as well.

Hot sticky weather, and NOT weather most folks would want to partake of ardous hikes in, but yet, yours truly did – – on a REGULAR basis.

Anyway, on my 4th jaunt up that monster I met this lady “Kelly” – – a lady who I had been teaching English to for a while, and she said hello.

“Why Hello, Michael! I didn’t know you climbed this mountain regularly!”

“Oh yes, I do, Kelly!”

Michael, by the way is what the Chinese refer to me as . My “English” name as it were – – one of the “oddities” of living in China is that virtually everyone has an “English” name, as it’s hard for the locals to pronounce names such as “Rahul” (which is one of the easiest names to pronounce to be honest – – but in China it comes across as “Lahoo” – – or worse “Yahoo” – – UGH!).

Anyway, we shook hands, and I continued my jaunt – – reached the peak – – and then continued downwards for my FINAL jaunt up the  hill – – the 5th time – – and I saw Kelly again.

She was huffing and puffing her way up the hill  – – the same one I was about to climb for the fifth and final time … By the way, you notice I’m calling it a “hill”, and thats basically what it is.

The Chinese like to refer to it as a “mountain” – – and that is fine by me, but it’s a basically a long, STEEP hill right next to where I  live in China. Anyhow, so I figured I’d give her company on the way up.

Before I could say it, she spoke.

“Why don’t we climb the mountain together? I can practice my English with you!”

“Ha, sure you can – for free”

Giggle, giggle. “Yes, for free …”

Thoughts truly are things, eh? Thoughts truly transmute – – and I’ll have an entertaining piece on that out as well soon – – but for now, so off it was till the top of the hill.

Once we finally reached the top (and it took a while – – she was SLOW) I took off my T-shirt.

It was one of those sports T-shirts you can buy from Decathlon – – weighing about nothing – – and yet, by the end of it, it felt like it weighed a ton.

I wrung out the sweat from the T-shirt multiple times, and pretty soon there was a puddle underneath me – – not to mention the sweat which was literally pouring off me as I stood there.

“So do you like to hike?” I asked her.

“Uh, sometimes … ”

“The Chinese love it as well. This hill seems to be pretty crowded on holidays!” (and it being a holiday that day, so it was).

“Yes, but … ”

“They just “climb””.


“I mean …. ” and she gestured at me again.

“They climb – – but YOU –  – now THIS – – (and here she pointed at the ever growing puddle again) IS REAL climbing!”

And the look of awe mixed in with astonishment (how the foreign devil keeps doing this on this excruciatingly hot day  and is seemingly NOT worse for wear for it) said it all.

It literally looked it was raining – – right under where I was standing, hehe.

So she was right – – but here’s the kicker.

While those long ass climbs up the hill definitely helped me get in better shape – – the “over-reliance” on one means of training was showing up elsewhere on my body.

Sure, I was in awesome shape. Close to zero fat on my body – – boundless stamina – – legs like PILLARS – – all attributes YOU too can get if you follow what I’ve said in the Chapter on Hills in 0 Excuses Fitness – – but other areas?

(You can grab 0 Excuses Fitness right here, btw – –

I wasn’t doing pushups regularly at that time, and 100 was a chore. I could do ’em, but i’d feel it later – – as opposed to now, when I can knock ’em off in my sleep practically.

And pull-ups?? Though I was doing 20-25 on a regular basis even then, if you had told me I’d be knocking out 100’s of them at a time, I’d stare at you and declare you crazy.

Now, at this point you’re probably thinking I’m gonna “pimp” my book on pull-ups – – and truth be told, I could – – but I won’t.

There is something else I’d like to say – – and ’tis this – – I coulda achieved MOST of the same fat burning and “tree trunk like leg” effects WITHOUT those long climbs up the hill.

Don’t get me wrong. Those climbs were required until a certain point – – but my enthusiasm got the better of me, and I overdid it – – and though I certainly didn’t suffer any ill effects from it (and neither will YOU) – – it wasn’t necessary.

This thought hit me like a flash of lightning in January this year – – when I started training some old, and yet forgotten exercises – – and doing so on that same hill.

Doing this dramatically DECREASED my workout time on the hill – – slashed it to less than a quarter of what I was spending before – – and the results just kept getting better!

And after I tried it a while, and saw myself literally losing weight AS I worked out – – I figured I better put a product out there on it. After all, who wouldn’t want extreme fat burning effects within the space of a minute or less?

It’s a no brainer, me thinks – – and all this led to me creating Advanced Hill Training – – right smack middle in the middle of Lunar New Year this year in 2018.

So if there’s ONE product I’m promoting today – – and doing so unabashedly, my dear listeners – – other than the 0 Excuses Fitness System, it is THIS – – Advanced Hill Training.

This product is an absolute must have for those of you interested in getting those chiseled abs, rock hard shoulders, V shaped lats, and the works.

An absolute MUST, my friend. I cannot emphasize this enough.

Go right here to check out what the fuss is all about – –


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – My newest core training course “Corrugated Core” is going like gangbusters as well. Don’t have a hill next to you??? No problemo – – some of the exercises in this little gem will have you working up a sweaty storm just AS IF you WERE climbing an actual HILL! Grab your copy right here – –

Focus on what you DO want

Dear Reader,

Way back in the day (well, not so far back actually hehe, but whatever) when I first started the site, I had NO idea it would one day “metamorphose” into a full fledged business – or the “0 Excuses” biz, for that matter.

All I knew at that point was that I wanted to write “a” (emphasis on “a”) book on fitness – and help people through the very same techniques that helped me (and that I knew through my years of experience in the fitness industry would help  OTHERS as well) and sell that online.

That’s about the extent of it though.

Incredibly, although I wrote that book “Fast and Furious Fitness” (I still have a few copies of THAT first book left – – YES – – physical copies too!), I had NO idea on how to promote it – – or market it, or in plain layman’s terms, spread the word.

That book was what formed the “cornerstone” of the current “0 Excuses Fitness” book – – and though I’m no longer selling it, it’ll always remain very close to my heart indeed!

(0 Excuses Fitness is available right here – – )

Perhaps even more incredibly though, and some of you that have been on this list for years will attest to this, my email list grew pretty much from day one – WITHOUT doing any active promotion (not that I knew how to do it anyway back in the day).

Most surprisingly, a lot of those people STAYED THROUGH all the email server changes – – and all the hiccups we’ve had along the way – – until this day.

Hell, there have been people on this list that have voluntarily resigned up not once or twice – but THRICE due to “accidental removals” or what not – but the point being this, those folks (and you know who you are) stuck with me regardless!

In Zero to Hero I mention how I took a company in India from literally ZERO in sales (I.T. sales) to over USD 30,000 per month in a few months, and that ain’t me just saying it either – as you can tell from the testimonial on the page.

Incredibly, at the time I had NO I.T. sales experience. In fact, about the only sales experience I had was a project I got before I joined that company.

So that’s it. ONE project.

And yet, the sales poured in – – into the “3 man company” which it was at that time.

These and other such “miracles” did occur in my life, and at the time I never stopped to question ’em – – but neither did I ever think deeply about WHY they occured.

I was unknowingly using and applying the SAME principles back then that I teach you NOW, my friend – except I didn’t know I was doing this – and THAT is the #1 reason beyond ALL others that what happened “happened”.

I speak a lot about visualization – and seeing yourself the way you want to be, and unknowingly, at the time I had IMAGES in my mind as to where I wanted to be with regard to my site etc – – and those images manifested themselves as reality shortly thereafter.

That isn’t too say there was no actual effort involved – there was, but again – the key is this – I had the image in mind FIRST!

Most importantly, THAT was the only image that was uppermost in mind. In other words, I was focusing on what I DID want.

Not for a moment did I pause to consider that “I had no experience in sales”. Not for a fleeting second did I entertain the thought that I wouldn’t be able to grow my email list.

And incredibly, though my actual knowledge etc was lacking, I still accomplished these goals – – and MORE!

Now, in terms of fitness, when we’re overweight, flabby, out of shape and/or generally miserable with our lives, this can seem like a tall order.

When you look in the mirror and see a 300 pound “behemoth” staring back – – or when you see your bank account and see goose eggs (or close to it) staring back at ya – – or when you go into work “yet again” on Monday morning – – and so forth – – it can be DAMN hard to keep the above philosophy in mind – – but here’s the thing.

Keep it in mind you must – – especially when times are ROUGH!

The human mind by it’s very nature is the most marvelous piece of “computing equipment” that has EVER been “produced” – and likely ever will be.

As Napoleon Hill and scores of other achievers have rightly put it “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can ACHIEVE”.

So it can – but if there’s ONE flaw in this otherwise magnificent piece of “machinery”, it is this – our minds by default tend to focus way more on the NEGATIVE rather than the positive.

We tend to focus a lot more on what we don’t have – – or the current unpleasantness in our lives – – as opposed to what we DO want.

And this isn’t just done on a conscious level – – it’s done all the time at a subconscious level without us even knowing it – – and it “makes itself felt” in everything we do – – from work – to school – to relationships – fitness – or if you’re in mainland China, “teaching” or “learning English”, as well hehe.

In Zero to Hero, I mention how I asked one of my students to follow a visualization exercise, along with the exact steps I asked her to follow – and the results are mind boggling.

So will yours, my friend – if you just stop and visualize – – and FOCUS on what you DO want – – rather than what you don’t or the current lack of what you desire in your life.

In terms of fitness, focus on a new you with a washboard abdomen and a brawny chest – -or whatever it is that you desire.

Look at yourself in the mirror – and more importantly in your mind’s eye – and BURN that above picture into your subconscious REPEATEDLY – – and will it become reality?

You bet it will. Oh yes, it will. It may take time – but other hand – if you get into flow – and do what  I’ve said – chances are it’ll happen WAY before you “expect” it to happen.

Last, but not least, remember that ’tis but human sometimes to “give in” and end up focusing on what you don’t want – especially during the rough times.

I know how that goes. I’ve been there, my friend.

Key though is this – don’t beat yourself about it. DO however catch yourself at it as soon as you cotton on to what your mind is doing – and tell yourself what I just told you – and then DO it!

You’ll be amazed at how the “bad days” so often turn into “awesome days” if you follow this here little one tip!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Arnie used to imagine his biceps being “mountain peaks” while he was working out. Can’t say I quite agree with  his bodybuilding style, but hey – his imagery accomplished what he wanted! Now if you’re interested in say “barndoor lats” – – or “lats like bats” in other words – – or, as I said in a blog post a while back “getting that X shape that chicks dig” – – well, VISUALIZE it FIRST. Once you do that, run over HERE and invest in a copy of “Pull-ups – – from STUD to SUPER STUD” – – a course that has been knocking the socks off plenty of folks and building X tapers galore — right here – –

P.S. #2 – Marc, I haven’t forgotten you, my brother. I’ve received your response to the email I sent about YOUR workout the other day – – and I’ll post that soon here as well, hehe.  In the meantime, enjoy the boxing workouts – – and the cycling as well!

P.P.S — If you’ve got inspirational workout stories of yours to share – – send ’em in — and I’ll share ’em with the world! Hell, I shared mine at the “callow” age of 24 with a certain Brooks Kubik  (a living legend, btw) who gave me a write up I’ll NEVER forget – – and it’s time to return the favor now!


“Because it’s a safe option”

Dear Reader,

When I was in college, I was advised by my parents to get a degree in mechanical engineering – something I had NO earthly interest in whatsoever – and why?

Because “it’s a safe option. There’s always jobs around in that”, said my Dad.

When I first broached the idea fitness wise that deep breathing and pushups could get you in the BEST shape of your life, the naysayers and scoffers and “Doubting Thomases” were out in full force.

“Huh? What do you know? You can’t get fit without pounding the treadmill or cranking out reps on the chest press!”

“Everyone knows the gym is essential!”

And so forth (this from folks that “thought” they had my best interests at heart, by the way!).

When I first started to think about going into biz for myself – I was again roundly reproached (either directly or indirectly) by a lot of folks.


Well, because “going into business is risky. It’s far better to be a slave to another person from 9-5 and usually beyond” – and why?

“Because it’s the safe option”, hehe.

Can you relate, my friend? I’m sure you can – – and despite all I’ve said above, what about results?

Well, we’ve covered those before (on all the points) so I’m not going to rehash them here – – but here is the thing – – the “safe option” aint always the best option, my friend – – and chances are you don’t WANT to take the safe option anyway.

I’ll deviate from this missive for now, and give you a bit of parenting tip (for those of you that are parents).

If you have kids – ask them what THEY WANT – rather than “suggesting” first. Believe me now and trust me later, most kids unconsciously “tailor” their wants depending upon what they believe will “sound good to Mommy and Daddy” – something to be avoided at all costs, my friend.

Every kid has a dream – a desire – some ASPIRATIONS – and yes – while it might sound crazy to YOU – it doesn’t sound crazy to the kid!

On that note, anything “new” sounds crazy. I’m pretty sure the world looked at the Wright brothers as if they were nuts when they first broached the idea of building the airplane – – and now?

Ditto for the wireless – – the good ole “tinkle tinkle” phone, hehe (ah them days before dumb phones made dumb asses out of us all, hehe) – – the light bulb – – and so forth.

Now, what  if you’re interested in taking the route LESS traveled – and KNOW you’re gonna make it a success?

What if you’re interested in getting fit the right way despite the naysayers, scoffers, Doubting Thomases and potbellied gentlemen on the chest press telling you otherwise?

Well – you do what I did at the age of 13 (what I’ve been doing ever since I can remember – and what ALL successful people have done throughout the ages).

You protect your INNER SANCTUM with the ferocity of a tigress caught unawares on a walk with her cubs and allow NOTHING to breach it!

When I was young, my father often complained “You’re building a wall around yourself that no-one can breach!”

Well, true. I was – and for reasons other than what I’m mentioning here, but in his 1967 classic “Grow Rich with Peace of Mind“, Napoleon Hill mentions exactly the same thing in Chapter 3 “The basic mental attitude that brings wealth peace of mind”.

In that Chapter, he talks about erecting not one, but TWO barriers around your inner mind i.e. what you really really want.

The first being a “general barrier of sorts” – – and the second being an even more fortified barrier which NO-ONE can breach except those you allow.

And then he talks about the “Guardians” he appoints to guard those barriers as well.

It’s a most interesting read, and the point is this – – if you really, really want something – – and that something isn’t “what others think is safe” – – then you’ve got two things to do on the “to – do list”.

A. BLOCK all out everything that others say. Build that wall around your desires and allow no man – or woman – to breach it until you accomplish said goal, and believe me, if you want it bad enough – you WILL get it!

B. Just do it. As Claude Bristol noted in “The power of belief”, “Go and tell no man” still holds very true!

This same philosophy is something you should bear in mind while working out as well for optimal results.

I’ve often told you about how folks in China would come up to me and want to pose for pictures etc when I was working out.

Understandable to a degree given I’m a foreign devil doing things they’ve never seen before – – and you’ll see the incredulous looks on faces in Advanced Hill Training as well in the pictures – – but what YOU need to do is ignore it all.

Don’t allow NOBODY to breach them walls – until the workout is over.

Once done, you can return to the “outside world” if you so choose.

But until then – – it’s nothing doing, my friend.

Although  most people don’t think so, this one last tip I’m giving you right here is probably the MOST powerful tip I can give you fitness wise. Ponder it over a couple of cold ones – – or a cuppa – – or “brew of choice” – – and let me know what you think!

Ok – that’s it for now. As always, I’m glad to have you tune in – – and here’s to a great, great day ahead!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you enjoyed this email, then the 10 Commandments of Physical Success in the 0 Excuses Fitness System is a must read for you as well. To be honest, and I’ve said this before, I could just as well remove the word “Physical” from there and it wouldn’t make an iota of difference because what I’ve got to say is just as applicable to life itself as it is fitness. Find out for yourself right here – –


Work VS Inspired ACTION

Dear Reader,

‘Tis a well known fact to those I chat with regularly that Rahul Mookerjee doesn’t just dislike the word “work”.

In fact, I abhor the word – and this seemingly strange dislike is growing day by day, hehe.

Now, merely saying this to the average person causes him/her to drop what they’re doing and look at me as if I’m batshit nuts.

“What? How can you say this? We all need to work to survive!”

“Work is what makes  me happy! ”

“Work is what brings in the moolah! Keeps the wolves from the table!”

And so forth.

Now, all of this is true to a degree, especially if you’re working “for someone else”, or an organization, or whatever.

But to me, work conjures up images of “8-5” – traffic snarlups, annoying bosses, over-expectant companies – and so forth.

I’m sure y’all know what I’m talking about, eh?

The GRIND, in other words – and thats NOT a way I prefer to live my life by.

Amazingly enough, although people do NOT need to live their lives as if they were being put through a grinder, that’s precisely what they do both on a conscious and sub conscious level.

I’d much rather use the terms “action”. Or “practice”, perhaps, if we’re talking physical activities or exercise. Or even better – inspired action. Anything BUT work.

To be honest, when I put out my products – or do up these emails – the LAST thing it feels like to me is work.

It’s a PASSION – it’s something that is bubbling inside of me – that I want to share with YOU – and THAT, my friend is the way I’d like to live my life – doing something I enjoy as opposed to the “run of the mill” 9-5 jobs etc.

I mentioned this to my wife the other day, and the first comment she made was this – “Well, naturally you’re doing well! You’re hard at work all day!”

Huh??Work?? was what I responded.

“It don’t feel like work to me, honey! Not even the extended periods of time I put in for my fitness products or other novels – – NONE of it feels like work!”

My modus operandi is simple, and is something I’ve been sharing with y’all for ages now.

I visualize – go into the “Theater of my Mind” , and get the GOOD feelings going.

And then I just WRITE – trusting my subconscious to give me the material it needs, and it’s never failed me even once. If anything, it’s always “under promised” and “over delivered”, hehe.

And believe me, my friend – YOU too can do the same thing if you so choose – and believe in what I’m saying and my methods.

Research any successful person over the ages, and you’ll find a person that doesn’t think of his or her “work” as work – as well as a person that visualizes regularly.

This is where most people fail. Well, two areas actually …

One being that they dismiss the visualization part (which to me is the MOST important part) as being “bunk” or “esoteric stuff and nothing else”, and so forth.

Big, big mistake!

And the #2 mistake I see is that a lot of folks expect the “tasks to take care of themselves” once they visualize.

No they won’t!

As Dr. Maltz correctly noted in Pyscho Cybernetics, and as ALL of the other writers I refer to have – – “visualizing doesnt divest you of the actual effort required to reach said goals.”

You still have to take ACTION – it just becomes that much easier to do, both in terms of contacts and the action itself if you visualize correctly.

So in terms of fitness, perhaps you’ve  visualized yourself getting fit the way I tell you to. Perhaps you’ve followed my tips of “seeing yourself the way you want to be” while you workout.

And you’ve arrived at this page/email.


Now, what?

Them pushups still need to be done, my friend. You still need to figure out the nuances of the BEST darn exercise ever.

You still need to do the squats – or pull-ups – or whatever it is that you’re doing.

It’s NOT going to take care of itself!! THAT is the key thing to remember here – is that while it’s about inspired action – you still need to take that action.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve watched people come up with great ideas, and then do nothing but procrastinate for various reasons – which is something I really cant wrap my brain around!

Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ll write more on this later. For now though, remember to pound out a 0 Excuses workout after you read this – or sometimes during the day – – and remember that as Twain said, “nodding the head ain’t gonna rock the boat”.

Only YOU, my friend can rock that boat!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And while I see a lot of y’all right now (yes, I used the term “see” for a reason!) nodding your heads in agreement, the truth is that “nodding the head” won’t by itself accomplish your fitness goals. ACTION will – and the first step on that road is to order the 0 Excuses Fitness System right here – –

When the student is READY – the teacher WILL appear!

Dear Reader,

There is an old, an immortal, time honored Buddhist saying which goes like this – when the student is READY- the teacher WILL appear.

There is a reason the words in capitals are printed in capitals here!

Many people dream, visualize, apply themselves, and do all the right things – but get frustrated either too quickly – or when “opportunites” dont arise.

After all wasn’t I the one that told you that  if you visualize correctly – things will HAPPEN?

Well – YES – they will (on more ways than one),  but the first thing to remember is patience.

Things happen when they should, and will – – and while you may be able to speed up the actual manifestation process, there’s a limit to speeding it up.

You cannot “push” the Universe – into – doing something you ain’t ready for yourself – either at a conscious or sub conscious level! 

I cannot emphasize this enough, my friend.

Lots of people do “want it” (that “it” could be either money – or fame – or the fittest YOU ever – and so forth).

But deep down inside, are you ready to handle it?

Deep down inside, do you have PLANS for all that money you have?

Deep down inside, does the fame SCARE you?

And so forth.

In Napoleon Hill’s “Outwitting the Devil“, he wrote that FEAR is one of the main reasons that folks don’t ever get to the point where their minds are infused with nothing but FAITH (which moves mountains – and fear does the opposite).

As he correctly pointed out, in Think and Grow Rich as well as I believe the book above,

Faith and fear makes BAD bedfellows. When one exists, the other cannot! 

‘Tis true, my friend. ‘Tis true.

And when you conquer that FEAR – and only YOU can do that – the opportunities and folks that you need in order to make your dreams a REALITY will materialize.

You won’t even have to search for the teacher consciously, in other words.

Neither will the teacher have to search for YOU!

It’ll happen – two minds perfectly blended in harmony, and being ready to RECEIVE (and again – not everyone is REALLY, REALLY ready to receive at the highest levels).

Fitness wise, this means this – when you’re TRULY ready to become the fittest and healthiest you’ve ever, ever been – and STAY that way, you’ll find the 0 Excuses Fitness System.

When you’re truly interested in fat burning methods that take it to the next level – you’ll find Advanced Hill Training.

If you’re truly interested in learning from one whose been there and done that – you’ll find me – and I’ll find you.

Other hand, if you’re not at that stage yet – all the emails and marketing in the world ain’t gonna make it happen (for those that aren’t ready).

Psychologists have correctly pointed out that when someone is ready for something, it makes an appearance – and so it shall for you, fitness wise, my friend – when you’re READY for it!

It’s amazing, but some folks are actually, deep down inside, nervous of “how others would react” if I got to the point where I could (“I” being “you” here) bang out a 100 pull-ups per workout, for instance!

Folks actually get “scared” by the thought of people coming up to them and congratulating them on their achievements, and believe me, a lot of this has to do with the subliminal programming most of us are fed since an early age.

That being “you don’t really deserve it”.

Or, “its all about hard work”.

And so forth.

Oh YES – you DO deserve it, and MORE, my friend – but the caveat is this – are you READY?

Only you can tell me that!

Ponder this for a while over a cuppa or couple of cold ones. I’ll be back again later!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’re truly ready, then making the decision to invest in the 0 Excuses Fitness System is no brainer, and those that are ready have done it without even being on this list (some folks) or me telling them to. Oh yes, my friend – there is GREAT power in being ready. Again, thats the reason I keep saying I want folks that are TRULY interested in greatness and becoming the fittest they’ve ever been in their lives. If that is YOU – then gallop on over here to grab the System, and lets go from there – –