Monday Funday SALE!

Dear Reader,

Well, it seems I certainly WAS knackered on Saturday – about all I did on Sunday was workout (of course)- spend a bit of time with the fam – work a bit more on some biz – and that was about it.

But, today is MONDAY – a day that while it inspires “dread” into the average office goer’s mind does exactly the opposite for me.

Monday – the start of yet another glorious week doing what I truly LOVE – and enjoy doing – that being to bring the very best in fitness techniques and methods to folks like YOU!

Now, I remember telling you I was brewing beer last Monday – in the morning of all timings, hehe. The rice beer is still “brewing” – I think I’ve ended up making wine instead of beer there – but the beer I brewed with BREAD is going GREAT – and those of you on our social media accounts know what I BE yellin about!

And in this merry spirit – here is something I’ve decided to do RIGHT NOW.

I’ve decided to do something I rarely, if ever do – which is to have a SALE.

That’s right – a SAAAAAALE! Discounts. Coupons. Save a few bucks. You get the drift, hehe …

Here is what is going on in this “merry” sale of mine – you’ll get a 25% FLAT discount off the 0 Excuses Fitness System – – which I KNOW many of you are itching to buy, but haven’t as yet.

All you gotta do is enter in the coupon code “MONDAYMERRIMENT” in the box – and it should take care of the discount.

But beware. This sale will not last ONE minute more than Wednesday – and I may even consider pulling it before that based upon demand, downloads etc – so if you’re interested in getting in while the going is good – NOW is the time, my friend.

Hurry on over HERE, and take advantage of this right NOW!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – We’ve been receiving applications galore for affiliates as well (as I mentioned on Saturday) and if you’re interested – here is where you can apply – http://0excusesfitness.com/affiliate-home/

Man am I knackered or WHAT?!

Dear Reader,

Ok, so was a busy day here at 0 Excuses headquarters to be sure. We’ve been receiving plenty of interest from affiliates (i.e. folks interested in promoting our products) as of late, and this has led to a lot of “backlog” in terms of paperwork, approvals etc.

That reminds me – I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but the affiliate link is right HERE – http://0excusesfitness.com/affiliate-home/. If you’re interested, feel free to sign up and register, and we’ll get you approved rightaway after a few simple questions.

Anyway, I was going to finish off my day with a high intensity pull-up/sprint workout – something along the lines of, but not quite exactly the same as what I’ve mentioned in Advanced Hill Training (ah yes, one of my all time favorites – and a course that is sparking a lot of interest right about NOW!).

But Nature wasn’t in tune with my plans today. It started to rain around 4:00 P.M. or so, and that put paid to any plans of any outdoor workouts.

So I took it indoors – as I often do.

And as I often say, of course – the best thing (or one of the very best at any rate) about the 0 Excuses Fitness stuff I do and promote is the ability to get super cracking workouts in anywhere – leaving you with no chance for excuses.

But, I did something different today.

My entire workout lasted around 30 minutes – and BOY was I KNACKERED at the end of it!

I’m sitting here right about now (around an hour or so after it), and I’m starving to death. Not only that, I feel like I’ve been put through  my paces – all without doing a single pull-up or even regular pushup – let alone sprint.

Well, no. That last bit ain’t quite accurate – I did sprint style workouts – except I used the heavy bag.

I hit it hard and heavy today, and believe me, a good workout on the heavy bag will make you FEEL it – all over your body!

But hear me out here – it needs to be done the right way.

A lot of trainers have folks do 5 minute rounds on the bag, thinking it prepares them better for actual fight conditions (3 minutes each).

There may be some logic to this thinking, but thats generally NOT how it works practically. What happens is boxers end up pacing themselves for the longer duration, which beats the entire purpose which is to get in better cardio and overall shape.

Personally, after a brief warm up  I’ll hit the bag as hard as can – and as FAST as I can – WITHOUT compromising form.

WITHOUT letting my shoulders droop. And so forth.

And believe me, when you blend the intense stuff in with the “regular” heavy bag stuff, 2 minutes starts to feel like an eternity – let alone 3 or 5.

But the best part isn’t what I do DURING those few minutes.

That isn’t what gets the fat burning either – well, not at full blast, anyway.

What (and hold on to your hats – this is gonna surprise you) really gets the fat melting is what I do during my brief rest periods between rounds on the heavy bag.

Instead of “standing in one spot” as many people do, I dropped down to the floor and knocked out 30 table pushups in proper form, and then 20 Hindus.

Back to the heavy bag, and then 25 reps of the best darn exercise there is … and believe me, I was FEELING It by then.

When you combine the best darn exercise there is with pull-ups or hitting the heavy bag – well – WATCH out is all I can say! You’ll be reaching elite levels of strength and fitness soon enough if you keep doing it regularly.

And so forth. Truth be told, I could have substituted a bazillion different exercises as included in the System during my rest periods – – Hindu squats would be another great choice if I really wanted to torch the entire body.

This is yet another thing that’s so awesome about my System! It gives you so many choices that you’ll never ever get bored – and will always manage to get a great, great workout in – even during inclement conditions.

I’m feeling GREAT – and  I’ll sign off on that note for now. Pick up the System right HERE if you’re so inclined – and start experiencing the “feel great” endorphins coursing through  your body as you dive into the exercises!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – The “best darn exercise ever” is one that is a) often overlooked in a training regimen and b) an exercise most fitness trainers and athletes alike have NO clue on how to do correctly. I spent a long time learning how to do this correctly – and I’ve put together the goods on this for you right HERE – – http://0excusesfitness.com/products/pushups-reverse-pushups-the-best-darn-exercise/

Boundless exuberance!

Dear Reader,

TGIF! Although to be honest, the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning was not “TGIF” – it was a bit of a muffled “Back to sleep, sweetie” sort of sigh if that makes any sense.

What do I mean?

Well, my little girl’s been up since 6:30 A.M. this morning – actually RARING to go to school today – and why?

It’s FRIIIIIIDDDAAAAAAAYYY, Papa! And that of course means no more school for two days, and she was so thrilled about it that she probably dreamed of it all night long (judging by the smiles on her face, anyway).

This exuberant attitude was on display right until the front gate of the school – and when normally it’s a bit of a “slow walk” to class, she practically BOUNDED in today.

Photos are on Instagram (and Twitter a few days ago) – and as for my “go back to sleep?”

Well, it was pouring right about 4:15 or so (right, THAT time, hehe) in the morning, and we had left our clothes out to dry, so it was off to get ’em back in. Then it was time to give the “baby gorilla” some water as she was coughing.

By the way, this little girl has turned into a bonafide grip MONSTER – at the tender age of 4.5. And if you don’t believe me, I can show you her “paw” marks on my fingers as she furiously tries to, as she says “squooosh Papa’s hands between hers” (and her feet too!).

And if a 4 year old can do it, then YOU, my friend  can benefit IMMENSELY from what I teach you in Gorilla Grip (Advanced) as well. Grab it now if you so choose, and watch your grip strength skyrocket almost immediately.

And then finally as we went back to bed – our little one woke us up again, hehe. “Daddy! It’s Friday! Yay! Junk food dayyyyyyy!”

Anyway, my point in saying all this, you ask?

Well, it’s to point THIS out – little kids live life the way it should be lived.

Each day is a NEW one – with past mistakes erased confidently from the pysche. Each day is one of amazement, and wonderment – and they find something to look forward to DAILY without fail – and WITH boundless excuberance, zest, vim, vigor and GUSTO!

‘Tis Nature’s way, my friend. Ever seen an adult tiger – or elephant – or croc, for that matter, wake up and hit the snooze button and groan about “another long day ahead”?

I didn’t think so, my friend.

It’s wake up – and then BANG – off to work as it were. A new day, as they say!

As adults we’d do well to learn from both these examples. Now granted, kids aren’t immune to a case of “well, Monday’s around the corner either” – apparently my daughter had that thought in mind too, but it was a teeny weeny one, and one that I quashed almost instantly after she brought it up as an afterthought.

“Live in the moment, honey! Enjoy TODAY – and enjoy the next two days!”

“Monday will come – but we’ll deal with it when it comes!”

And truth be told, the only reason she even brought that up was because of an overly “cautious” (I’m being polite here) adult who constantly tries to pester her into doing the exact opposite of what she’s meant to be doing at her age (and all ages).  Not gonna mention her here, but you probably get my drift …

Key takeaway from all this – is – this – live in the MOMENT, my friend. There truly is no other way.

When it comes to fitness, don’t worry about the bad workout you had yesterday – or what you “think” you may have today.

Don’t worry about “how difficult” the workouts may be – or not.

Don’t worry about the lookie lou’s. Dont’ worry about the gym gorillas telling you pushups don’t build strength. Oh yes they dooooooooo – big time!

Just get on the floor – or chinning bar if you so choose, and start cranking out your 0 Excuses Fitness stuff, my friend.

Live in the moment. Workout in the moment. And so forth.

There truly is NO other way!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Quote of the morning – “Be happy in the HERE and now. That’s really all we need – not more!”.

P.S. #2 – And as far as the gym gorillas and naysayers are concerned, well, HERE is another way to shut ’em up. Get to the point where you can do 10 – or more – perfect pull-ups at a go, and keep doing ’em for reps. Do it in the gym. Watch mouths drop as your bat wings SPREAD!

What a Chinese masseuse can teach you about STRENGTH

Dear Reader,

Many years ago, when I first came to China in 2003 – the MASSAGES (of all types, if you get my drift, hehe) were something that were high on my list of things “to experience”.

And truth be told, it was NOTHING like what I had expected – especially the foot massages, which were my first initiation into the wonderful world of massage in China.

We in the West think of foot massages as something that are “pleasurable, relaxing and romantic” – and yet the reality is the polar opposite in China.

While you’re generally tended to by gorgeous young masseuses in uniforms, the “pleasure” aspect generally stops there (if we’re talking MASSAGES as opposed to, well, “something extra” if you get my drift).

I literally used to be yelling out loud as the masseuse would first knead and pummel every knot out of my upper back while my feet were soaked in hot water.

After this, it was on to the shoulder – and when they’d dig deep into the shoulder joint, the pain used to be so “excruciating” that I’d literally bellow for them to stop – and they wouldn’t.

Giggle, giggle, and on they’d go – and more of the same to the soles of the feet.

What was amazing was this – they could literally tell what was wrong with  my body (at the time) by looking at the soles of my feet.

I had liver problems back in ’03 – and the masseuse that I met on my very first visit pointed it out, along with the fact that I was overweight at the time.

I had shoulder issues as well – but hold on. This isn’t about my issues, is it?

No, it’s about STRENGTH – and believe me, these tiny little girls (usually weighing around 50-60 kgs soaking wet if even that) – have the strength to work on adult men – gargantuan men at that –  all day long without breaking a sweat.

And what strikes me the most is the way they actually adminster the massages.

Anyone thats been to a true Chinese style massage will tell you that the thumbs and fingers are used to dig into problem areas and literally “wring” the stale energy out of the muscle or tendon.

They’ll poke, prod, twist, feel, turn – and generally do everything they can in their power to resolve the issue (and I had many, thats for sure) – – and when it’s over, you’ll feel like a billion bucks.

Quite literally – it’s a feeling I’ve never gotten after a Western style massage.

And though YOU will be feeling on cloud nine, the fact remains that some serious grip, finger and forearm strength is required on the part of these masseuses to administer said massages – that too ALL day long.

And thats just one part of it. If you book two hours with these ladies, the second hour involves (amongst other things) them literally “twisting you into a pretezel” and getting you into a semi-back bridge even if you’ve never done it before.

Pop, crackle, pop! I still remember the snaps that emanated from my back the first time a lady pulled me into that back bridge (when I least expected it).

The back bridge, and all it’s variants, btw are great exercises for back and spine health, and feature prominently in 0 Excuses Fitness. A great alternative to regular visits to the chiro – if you so choose!

(0 Excuses Fitness is available right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/)

Anyhow, how do these young ladies build this sort of incredible strength in their wrists, fingers and forearms?

How do they literally go all day long for HOURS – massaging one client after the other – with seemingly little fatigue?

Well, there are many reasons, but one prime trick is something that most of us know, and yet most of us ignore.

This one trick is a favorite for old time strongmen and wrestlers as well – and it is – the fingertip pushup.

There are many ways that fingertip pushups are being taught out there, and believe me, there is a right way to do ’em – and MANY wrong ways.

Do ’em the wrong way, and risk a finger popping out or worse (remember my January incident I spoke about? Ouch!).

Do ’em the right way, however, and you’ll build fingers like iron claws – and forearms of steel and rebar, if I might say so.

Believe me, if one of those ladies got a hold to your paw and were to give it a massive squeeze – you’d FEEL it. They’ve got some serious, serious grip strength going on – and given their tiny size, that is NO mean accomplishment either.

And since it’s so easy to use improper form on this excellent exercise, I teach you EXACTLY how to position the fingers and fingertips in the 0 Excuses Videos. Well worth a see – and even if you’re not interested in fitness, strengthening your hands this way will get rid of that nagging wrist pain many of you experience on a regular basis (sound familiar, huh?).

On another (last) note, the ladies I’m referring to were required to do uptil 500 fingertip pushups daily before they were even ACCEPTED in their positions.

It might have changed now, but thats how it was back then.

Think about it. 500 pushups a day. 500 FINGERTIP pushups a day.

Would it build strength? Fitness? BRUTE strength in the fingers and wrists?

Methinks YES!

Well, my friend – thats what I had to share with you this fine ‘here Thursday morning. I’ll be back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Yes, I could have promoted Gorilla Grip as opposed to tell you what I just did (a trick that by itself has the potential to turn you into a grip monster) – but the truth is that fingertip pushups are but ONE of the exercises contained in Gorilla Grip. Grab both these excellent manuals right HERE – http://0excusesfitness.com/gorilla-grip/ (the basic manual that’ll knock the average gym rat’s socks off)  and http://0excusesfitness.com/gorilla-grip-advanced/  (advanced – it’ll have even strongmen screaming for mercy!)

If you lift – lift CORRECTLY!

Dear Reader,

My wife recently (as of yesterday, it appears) picked up what appears to be an extremely nasty “mid back” muscle pull of sorts.

Y’know, the kind that isn’t really a muscle “tear”, per se, but is painful regardless – and it’s the kind of “dull, twitchy” pain that just doesnt go away all day no matter what.

So as I was massaging it out last night (there’s still some left to do as I type this) – I asked her what she did to cause it.

“I don’t know”.

OK, yes, that was to be expected, hehe …

“But did you lift anything?  Anything heavy? Did you lift with the legs – or just “hoist” with the arms?”

And upon this line of questioning it seems that it’s either a heavy pail of laundry that was the culprit – or too many hours spent hunched in front of the computer – or simply “lifting incorrectly” (and no I ain’t necessarily referring to mammoth steel weights either – can happen while doing something as innocuous as lifting your four year old up to your shoulder, for instance).

And this sort of pain is more common than you’d think. After lower back and neck pain, I’d say this sort of mid back pain is common amongst folks these days – housewives, gym goers, and office workers alike.

Part of the reason, of course is no exercise – but the other half of the equation is exercise done incorrectly.

Or, lifting objects incorrectly.

When you’re lifting stuff around the house – know your limits – and this applies just as much to gym goers that “think” they’re strong as it does to the average couch potato.

Unless you’re already in great shape and do a lot of pull-ups and associated exercises – simply trying to “hoist” something up by the arms is a BAD idea.

Always involve the hips and legs. Initiate the movement from this region of the body and “lift” with the legs as opposed to the upper body.

You’ll see what I mean when you do it – and this sort of technique will greatly reduce the risk of muscle pulls or other painful injuries that seem to affect so many people.

Last, but not least – deadlifts and heavy rows are NOT the promised solution they’re made out to be. Not only are they unnatural exercises that kill your lower back – but they don’t engage near the number of muscles – or tendons – or neurons that pull-ups and other bodyweight exercises such as handstand pushups do.

In fact, one of the best things you can do to rid yourself of back pain – forever – is to get started pronto on a program consisting of nothing other than this – lower body work, handstand pushups – and pull-ups.

All done in correct form, and if you need sample workouts? Well, there’s plenty provided in my BattleTank Shoulders course – YES – believe you me, even three exercises are enough NOT to keep  you bored – and to give you plenty of variety – AND, perhaps most importantly, build slabs of muscle all over your upper body and back so you can get rid of that pesky back pain forever.

Pick up your copy of “BattleTank Shoulders” right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/battletank-shoulders/

I’ve often touted this combo as one of the best upper body combos there is, bar none – if not the best – and there’s plenty of truth to this.

Well, my friend, that’s it for now. I’m off to massage the remaining knots out of her back now, hehe.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Though I might sound flippant when using the term “massage” above, I’m really not. Massage is of utmost importance – and can greatly enhance recovery and prevent injuries if done right. I’ve gotten massages galore in China (nah, not referring to the naughty ones here!) – and those tiny massueses can teach YOU – or the average gym gorilla a thing or two about STRENGTH. Yes, you heard me – strength – and you’ll have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about!

P.S #2 – Along with back pain, wrist pain is something that is turning into a veritable pandemic, when it really doesn’t have to. I’ll write more on this later, but for now, remember that ALL the exercises mentioned in both Gorilla Grip and Gorilla Grip (advanced) are the perfect antidote to any sort of wrist problems, pain or carpal tunnel syndrome. So if you’re sitting at the ole ‘puter right about now and wondering if this is finally “it” in terms of what solves that annoying pain in the center of your wrist – well – hesitate no longer – the cure is HERE!

 

Like a horse with blinders on

Dear Reader,

When my daughter is watching her favorite videos (which equates to any halfway “sensible” cartoon these days, hehe) – not even a typhoon could shake her out of the “stupor” she seems to be in.

Or the “hypnosis”, if I might say so, albeit somewhat self induced via the “jiggly wiggly” (as she loves to say!) characters on the dumb phone screen.

When she’s watching her videos, it’s quite literally like she’s been hypnotized – – by the vision unfolding in front of her on the screen.

She’ll ignore her name being called out – she’ll ignore food – she’ll even ignore the urge to give her father a few “stout” ones to the midsection (something she excels at these days, btw!).

In short – WWWIII could break out in front of her window and she’d still stay put in front of the screen – unless her Internet petered out or unless YouTube itself didn’t work for some reason.

Now, I’ve spoken before at length about both the dumb phone and the idiot box – both of which in my opinion vie for the top spot on the list of “10 most useless and idiotic inventions” ever – at least in terms of challenging us and making us think.

Tho the Tee-Vee takes top spot in my book, the dumb phone ain’t far off behind.

But the cartoons she’s watching do have one positive benefit – in that at HER age, she’s actually using her imagination and learning from the cartoons – as opposed to older kids and adults who end up “letting the T.V. imagine for them”.

The radio was a great invention IMO because you had to actually visualize what was happening – and what was being reported – as opposed to the idiot box which does it for you pretty much.

Anyway, what’s good about my daughter’s fixation? Why do I share this?

Well, first off, because she’s got that sort of single minded devotion with ANYTHING she tries to do – including hitting the heavy bag, hehe.

It might just for a few minutes, but during those few minutes it’s like a horse with blinders on. In fact, wild horses would be hard pressed to pull her away from doing that “important something” and that is NOT an understatement.

There’s a lesson or two here, me thinks.

While being like a “horse with blinkers on” might NOT sound like the best way to go through life, it most certainly IS the best way of accomplishing goals – especially new ones you havent set before and those that challenge you.

Those of you that have seriously set goals and have tried to pursue them have no doubt experienced what I’ve written about a lot i.e. that the people supposed to be closest to you are the ones that either wittingly or unwittingly turn into negative energy drains as in, “it can’t be done”.

Or, “that’s too difficult”.

Or “That’s never been done before! You’ll never be able to do that”.

Foeey. The motor car wasn’t invented before Ford invented it – and I don’t think any one of us doubts that the car is, without doubt, here to STAY as one of the centerpieces of our modern day existence.

And what about the lightbulb? The wireless? And so forth?

Fitness wise, when you set off on the 0 Excuses Journey of your life, the same thing applies.

Friends and family will come up to you and shake their heads dolefully and claim it’s “just bodyweight exercises” and will never work (despite all the proof to the contrary).

Or (and as happened to me when I was young), “he’ll never be able to do pull-ups, let alone 5 – or 10 – or a 100!”

‘Tis but human nature, my friend. It’ll happen and the way to deal with it is by doing what my little girl does i.e put your “blinders on” and forge ahead regardless of who is saying what.

Don’t even process what the naysayers – and everyone else says.

BLOCK out the world, as it were – and focus on your goal – and your DREAM –  much like my little girl does during her videos on the dumb phone.

And of course, ACT. When it comes to fitness, just “block out the world” and do the doggone exercises.

Do ’em regularly. Do ’em daily, twice daily if you so choose. Do ’em with a doggedness that belies your current “beached whale” status (if that is the case). And so on and so forth.

Do so with enough passion – and DESIRE – and you’ll soon be in the position of saying “I told you I could” to the rest – – if that matters, hehe. It doesn’t to me, but you’ll be in that position regardless!

So that’s today’s tip, my friend. While there’s far more to the above than what I’ve mentioned, I’ve told you the core of it.

Stay true to your goal – block out ALL the negativity – and believe, believe, believe – until your belief literally changes into reality before your very eyes (and in your mind’s eye BEFORE that).

Miracles will happen if you choose to “trod” the above path as I have – and scores of other people have as well!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And back to fitness – – the 0 Excuses Fitness System can literally perform miracles physically – if you just open your mind to the possibility of said miracle occurring. And one of the most important, if not THE most important key is mentioned at the start of (or the first) the 10 Commandments of Physical Success – or success in ANY endeavor, I should say. Find out what it is right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

P.S. – As for pull-ups, here is an advanced course that’ll literally knock your socks off the minute you attempt some of the workouts therein – – http://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

My hill workout from a different life

Dear Reader,

Today I’m gonna go down memory lane and share an ALL time favorite with you guys.

This was first written way back in 2012. Way back when I started up www.rahulmookerjee.com (ah, the memories – indeed!) – and is just as applicable – and seems  to be just as popular as it was when it was first “released”.

Our Facebook and Twitter fans love it – – so here it is for you as well. ENJOY!

Many years ago, I used to be posted in China. Before that, I was in the U.S., and while I used to work out regularly there, and continued to do so when I came to China, for some reason, I wasn’t getting the results I desired. And at the time, I wasn’t sure why – I trained hard, did many of the same exercises I teach NOW, but I simply wasn’t getting the results I wanted.

Now, part of the reason was that I didn’t know what I know now about fitness and diet, but it wasn’t the entire story, and I didn’t know it back then. I was still getting stronger, and wasn’t fat – but I was beginning to put on more weight around the midsection than I’d have wanted to, and my stamina wasn’t quite up to the mark. And the worst part was, I didn’t have a clue as to how to improve.

Anyway, one hot balmy evening, my (then) girl-friend introduced me to a nearby hill, something I’d always known was there, but for whatever reason, had neglected to visit. It was quite a famous “landmark” in the area, and quite a high hill, so we decided to climb that hill.

Now, to give you some sort of an idea of how tall that hill was, it took about 20 minutes to climb up at a decent clip, and about 10 minutes or so to get back down. There were various routes up the hill – some with stairs, and some without. Anyway, so I figured it was no big deal, and we started to climb.

And I still remember that first climb – I thought I was strong and in pretty decent shape, but boy was I WRONG…that was a TOUGH, TOUGH climb! I must have downed about a gallon of water after the climb, managed to stumble home, and onto the couch, and that was that for the night.

The next day, I felt like a train ran over me. My body was sore all over – especially my thighs, which felt like they’d been reduced to a pulverized mass of jelly. My back was sore – and I hadn’t even done any pull-ups the day before. And my forearms were feeling it as well, which to me was the most mystifying of all. How on earth could my entire body be sore from just climbing up a hill?

Well, to cut a long story short, a few days later, I started to climb this hill daily (as part of my regular routine). I’d come home from work, climb, and then do my bodyweight stuff. I’d climb no matter what the weather was like, no matter how I felt – in short, nothing short of an earthquake would stop me from getting my daily climb in. Folks used to look at me as if I was crazy when I used to start my SECOND walk up the hill (after climbing and descending it once) – but I soon got used to it (and so did they).

And what results did I get? Within a matter of weeks, I had dropped TWO whole waist sizes – something I’d never been able to do even as a teenager. My chest was broader, and I felt a new strength in my back – this without doing anything out of the ordinary for those parts. And despite not doing a single rope jump, or squat, or other movement for the legs, they became pillars of strength – my thighs in particular. My resting pulse dropped from around 90 to 70 in a matter of WEEKS, and I felt like a new man. And ALL of this can be attributed directly to the hill climb.

Anyhow, my point of saying this is not to blow my own bugle or boast about my achievements – but to show you the immense potential of training on hills. My own workout gives you an idea of what hill training can do for you. Imagine what climbing a hill daily, or even three times a week would do for YOU?

I miss that hill – and always will. I don’t have hills right now where I live, but make do with what I have (stairs, inclined surfaces etc) – but nothing can quite mimic a real, steep hill. So if you are lucky enough to have hills around where you live, then incorporate them into your routine – and you’ll be hooked once you see what you can achieve via this form of training!

Gotta run for now – hope you enjoyed this little “blast from the past!”

Rahul

P.S – Make sure to pick up your copy of Advanced Hill Training right here to avail of MORE than what I’ve mentioned above. You’ll literally see fat flying off your body as you do these exercises – and they can be done on land just as easily as on hills!

P.S #2 – Quote of the morning – – (this one is an old Napoleon Hill favorite, btw) – – “Whatever the mind can conceive, and believe – it can ACHIEVE!”. So true – and it holds just as true for your physical self as for your other accomplishments.

P.P.S – Bonus Quote – “See yourself the way you WANT to be. Begin with the end in mind!”

Monday morning “brewing”

Dear Reader,

Well, well, well! Who woulda THUNK it?

Certainly not me … certainly not anyone else that “has known me for ages” and certainly not something (again) I’d have envisioned myself doing more than a year or so ago anyway.

Though I’ve been doing the fitness thing for a while now (as regular readers of this newsletter know, it all started with www.rahulmookerjee.com before then morphing into THIS site), I never really got into it full time (as in, work on my fitness biz full time) before last year.

My studies and perusal of the evergreen “Psycho Cybernetics” played a huge role in this, of course, and I’ve unabashedly promoted this book in the past – and will continue to do so.

Another book that has been equally helpful to me, if not more – is “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill – a book that is quite literally (to me, at any rate) worth it’s weight in GOLD, my friend.

I highly recommend you pick up both these books and put them on the “read all the time” shelf at home (or in your digital bookshelf) – they are that important.

But hold on. Wait a minute, you say.

“Brewing”?

Yes – I said that – and no, I’m not talking about brewing a pot of coffee – – which is pretty much what is on most people’s minds the minute they wake up on Monday mornings.

The commute. The traffic, the “getting ready for work”. Dropping the kids off to school. Last minute stuff. Hey, I understand. I’ve been there and done that too!

(and continue to do so in terms of dropping my daughter off to school every morning!).

But – I’m not talking brewing coffee here, which I rarely, if every do anyway these days.

My “super secret” stay fit drink is something I brew a LOT of (and something I’ve detailed in the Simple and Effective Diet) – but I ain’t referring to dat either this fine here Monday morning.

By the way, just so you know, the above book contains plenty of useful tips – some “traditional” and some not so much in terms of diet. While it’s certainly worth a look see, I’ve included it free with the 0 Excuses Fitness System package – so if you needed yet more motivation to get the latter – well – there it is now!

0 Excuses Fitness is available right HERE – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Anyway, I’m talking about the “golden” brew here. And no, it’s not the golden brew Gandhi was reputed to have drank if you get my drift, hehe.

I’m talking BEER. Good ole sudsy cold BEER – and I’m gonna try brewing it right here at home.

Home brewing is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never have – and now, thanks to what I do for a living (which is basically to write emails and courses) – I can do it – and do it on a Monday morning at that.

For that I have all my supporters to thank – and of course, all of those that have helped me in the past – and last, but NOT least, my role models – whom I’ll reference and mention in future emails.

What bears mentioning NOW though is this – it’s the first time I’ve brewed beer at home, so I’ll certainly keep you posted on how it goes. Watch our Twitter and Instagram accounts for more on this – or follow this blog as it were for “blow by blow” updates!

Last, but not least, if you’d like to do what I do for a living – which is basically to write emails and make money – well, I can teach you how to do so. In fact, one of my current coaching clients has put in just this request, and I’m mentoring him “one on one” as it were – so he can start brewing beer on Monday mornings as well as opposed to “rush to the rat race”, hehe.

One of the products on my “to do list” is about writing copy that SELLS – and makes MOOLAH. I have not gotten around to completing it as I’ve been so busy with my fitness stuff, but if there is demand – let me know – and I’ll put it on the priority list (it’s mostly done anyway – I just need to put the sales page etc up for it – but again, that is IF there is enough demand).

Ok, my friend, that’s IT for now. I’m off for some green tea before my brewing.

Best!

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Contrary to what most people might think, I don’t just offer online fitness coaching. In fact, I prefer to offer an “overall package” which includes lifestyle – as well as email copywriting too, which is a skill that can literally make you BIG bucks. So if you’re interested in learning – shoot me an email – and we’ll go from there!

P.S #2 – I’m gonna be doing pull-ups and sprints today in the evening as my primary workout. Join me if you can!

P.P.S – Monday morning quote – -“Never be defined by your past. It was just a lesson – NOT a life sentence!”.

“I’ll keep trying until I succeed!”

Dear Reader,

Ok, so we’re officially past the “survey date” now. To all those that responded – thank  you! We’ll do our best to incorporate suggestions and feedback as far as possible – and if you’ve still got more, shoot ’em in via email anyway and I’ll see what I can do.

So last night, my daughter returned from a trip to the mall, and wanted a “rocket” she had made for class.

It was one of those little paper thingies. You know, the kind that teachers ask young kids to make in class in terms of “activities”.

I still remember a “satellite” I had to make in 4th grade. I believe my Dad made that for me, but unfortunately it got well and truly crushed in a fist fight that somehow occured over it. Oh well, hehe.

None of that with my daughter, of course.

She’s turning into a bonafide fitness MONSTER – as well as getting STRONG, STRONG, STRONG daily!

One of her favorite activities as you know is the “Gorilla Grip” activity.

This involves her taking my paw in both of hers, and squeezing for dear life – and yelling “Gorillaaaaaaa Grippppppp!” as she does so – much like she were a Marine “Oo rahhhhh”ing, hehe.

I love it – and to make it even intense, she’ll put her little four year old foot on top of my palm and try to crush it that way as well.

All in good spirit, and she’s probably the strongest in her class right about now. Good on her. I’m currently teaching her how to punch, and the first thing she does these days when she’s upset is give me a couple to the midsection.

Initially I didn’t need to “flex” for her to do it – but boy is she developing some serious strength now! Hehe … all good again. That’s how kids should be raised – – physical activity galore as opposed to a steady diet of dumphones, French fries and chocolate “smoothies”.

There are some results right there for you, hehe, and for more? Just ask the classmates she gets into fights with!

Anyway, where was I?

Ah, so she took this rocket she had made, and was attempting to “zoom it up” to a shelf high up yonder in the living room.

Fairly easy task, one that could be accomplished with a flick of the wrist, but she didnt know how to do it.

The first few attempts ended in failure, but the first thing she did was THIS – she’d jump down from the stool she was standing upon – and say this.

“Papa, don’t worry! I’m going to try until I succeed!”

With extra emphasis on the succeed, believe it or not.

After a few more tries, I showed her how to flick her wrist and do it, and she tried.

Took her a couple of times before she got it, and she erupted in celebration.

“YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!”

Pure elation, UNMIXED with any other emotion – pure elation at having DONE it – and having accomplished a goal!

Of course, shooting a hoop once doesn’t mean you’ll shoot successfully every time thereafter.

Was the same with her, and so the “I’ll try until I succeed” cry rang out over the house – over, and over and over again.

To say that THAT was the highlight of my night last night would be an understatement.

And to dismiss all this as kiddie stuff would be an even bigger mistake. Although I’m sure there are those that will read this and do exactly that, believe me now and trust me later, there are lessons WE as adults can LEARN from what I’ve just said.

A lot of folks when getting started on the 0 Excuses Fitness System are way too obese (or out of shape) to do more than 5 pushups at a stretch.

Yes, you heard me.

5 pushups can be a chore for some, and to get ’em in perfect form? Perhaps one is all they could handle.

It’s the same for the squats. The reverse pushups(a must for those of you that want the “carved abs” look).

The bridges (an excellent exercise btw, and I cannot say enough good things about it). And so forth.

These people would be best served by adopting my daughter’s attitude instead of “sinking back into the couch” with an air of “futility” and claiming “I can’t never do that. Dats too tough!”

Try, my friend – try. You’ll succeed soon enough if you try hard – – and you’ll see RESULTS even quicker.

The best part of all this though is not the trial and error – it’s what my daughter does upon accomplishing a goal.

It’s something I do as well upon accomplishing goals.

It’s something Dan Kennedy, famous marketer and world renowned speaker did upon achieving a goal – and advises all his proteges to do the same.

It’s something ALL successful people do globally in one way or the other.

And it’s something I would highly advise you to do as well, if you so choose!

Ok, my friend – that’s it for now! Have a great, great weekend – and don’t forget to pick up your copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness System right NOW, so you can start whacking dem lard lumps straightaway!

The 0 Excuses Fitness System is available right here — http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

I’ll wait to hear your roars of accomplishment, hehe.

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – While you’ll certainly roast the blubber with the 0 Excuses Fitness System, another product I highly recommend along with this is Advanced Hill Training ( available right HERE – – http://0excusesfitness.com/advanced-hill-training/). Combine the two, and fat will literally FLY off your body faster than you can make it “stick”. Don’t believe me? Well – I have this to say – TRY it – and then get back to me!

P.S. #2 – Quote of the morning “Everything in your life INCLUDING your fitness is a direct reflection of the choices you’ve made. If you want different results – make different CHOICES!”

Going the extra mile

Dear Reader,

So we got a few more responses to our survey right here – – a survey I’m considering “ending” in another couple of days.

If you wish to respond but haven’t already – – well do so right HERE – – http://0excusesfitness.com/2018/07/13/the-ball-is-in-your-court-now/

Your “voice” will be heard – that I do promise!

Now those of you that read the last missive will remember that I left off with my customer Gautham congratulating me on a great site and wanting to buy my “Pull-ups from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS!” course.

In his own words, he “had a burning desire to improve at pull-ups”.

Let’s look at future exchanges I had with him in terms of his eventual purchase – –

Hi Rahul,

This is your avid fan from India!

I am sorry that I was unable to buy your Fast And Furious Fitness book because I was a little short on money at that time. But the good news is I have now accumulated enough money to grab more than one of your priceless gems.

But a small change in plan. Instead of Fast And Furious Fitness I would love to buy “Get better at pull ups- from DUD to STUD within a couple of weeks” and Gorilla Grip as I have a burning desire(obsession) to become a pull up pro.

But I have a couple of questions for you. So please answer them honestly.

1) You mention in your website that your “Get better at pull ups…” eBook can enable even a rank beginner to become a stud in pull ups within a space of few weeks. Is this claim genuine?

2) Do you suggest to do more rowing in bars or negatives to get better at pull ups in your eBook? Because I can do ten horizontal rows and six clean negatives but still can’t even budge on the bar with my entire body weight?

3) I know that pull ups mainly target the upper back, core, biceps and forearms. But you claim that doing pull ups in your way can develop the chest as well and help me develop more pushing power? How so?

4) I enjoy reading your articles, they are marvelous. So I am aware that one of your tricks to get better at pull ups is to get better at push ups like doing 100 in a row. But it can take a long time for me or anyone for that matter to be able to do 100 push ups in a row.I am over weight weighing 87 kgs. But I can knock 10 push ups easily. But 100 push ups seems like an herculean task for me. So any ideas on that in your eBook?

5) Does the “Get better at pull ups…” eBook covers everything in the “gorilla grip” eBook or does the “gorilla grip” contain more information to develop a pair of fearsome of forearms with vise like grip to boot?

6) Do you discuss shoulder packing in detail? i.e the drawing shoulders inwards when doing pull ups to protect the shoulder joint and better engage the upper back?

Sorry for bombarding you with so many questions my friend. But you seemed like the guy who would go that extra mile to ensure that your clients (or prospective clients) doubts are cleared thus enabling them to make confident decisions.

Please reply as soon as possible as I am eager to get started with your program!

Now you  might think that’s a ton of stuff to respond to, and you’d be right if you thought that – – but I can tell when someone really, really wants to improve and …

… I can RELATE. I was once the same myself, and therefore I can relate, and am perfectly willing to help such a person to the best of my abilities.

My response – –

Yes, you can certainly make progress provided you HONESTLY follow what is outlined in the manual – – it goes without saying that there are no shortcuts to success (any type of success in any field). You have to put in the hard yards – – there are no two ways around it, but believe you me, the end result will be spectacular. I have used the techniques outlined in all my manuals firsthand – – I’d rather test things out first on my own body before recommending them to other people.

I believe that’s question #1 out of the way. In terms of the other questions: –

2) Do you suggest to do more rowing in bars or negatives to get better at pull ups in your eBook? Because I can do ten horizontal rows and six clean negatives but still can’t even budge on the bar with my entire body weight?

I hardly ever suggest any exercises with weights, as I don’t personally believe in them. I believe that you can achieve far better results using your own body weight … but then again, as you already know, I train for functional strength as opposed to the “beach boy” look. In any case, the “supplementary” notes at the end of the book should address what you are trying to ask here.

3) I know that pull ups mainly target the upper back, core, biceps and forearms. But you claim that doing pull ups in your way can develop the chest as well and help me develop more pushing power? How so ?

Do them in proper (STRICT) form – – and you’ll know! I could write tomes on “why” but that’s really the best and most honest answer I can give you on this one.

4) I enjoy reading your articles, they are marvelous. So I am aware that one of your tricks to get better at pull ups is to get better at push ups like doing 100 in a row. But it can take a long time for me or anyone for that matter to be able to do 100 push ups in a row.I am over weight weighing 87 kgs. But I can knock 10 push ups easily. But 100 push ups seems like an herculean task for me. So any ideas on that in your eBook?

Not really, as it’s a book targeted towards improving pull – ups. I do go into a tad bit of detail on pushups, but again – – it’s oriented towards pull-ups. Fast and Furious Fitness covers pushups in greater details though.

5) Does the “Get better at pull ups…” eBook covers everything in the “gorilla grip” eBook or does the “gorilla grip” contain more information to develop a pair of fearsome of forearms with vise like grip to boot?

Depends upon what you consider to be “more information”. But I certainly wouldn’t go to the trouble of creating a separate manual for grip alone if it wasn’t worth it!

6) Do you discuss shoulder packing in detail? i.e the drawing shoulders inwards when doing pull ups to protect the shoulder joint and better engage the upper back?

I don’t specifically discuss this, but proper form is detailed in the manual (as well as what NOT to do) – – and that’s really all you (and I, for that matter) need!

So as you can see – – I’m perfectly willing to go the extra mile for those of you that really desire to IMPROVE!

Now, what I ALSO want to say is this – bear in mind the OLD book which Gautham got was NOT the “new and updated” version I’m selling now, and yet, the feedback I’ve gotten says it all.

The new book is packed with more info – personal experiences (which you do need to read, as you’re likely going through a lot of the same stuff) – and perhaps most importantly, as with the Shoulders like Boulders course, it has a “supplementary exercises” section that you DO need to get better at.

So that’s today’s update, my friend. Not only did I answer some questions that you might have had about the initial book on pull-ups – – but I’ve also given you a prime example on customer service.

OK – all for now. I’ll be back later  with MORE updates!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’re truly serious about improving your health and fitness levels – and taking them to staggering levels – then investing in our products would be a good decision. I recently revamped the page – take a look, and let me know how you like it!

P.S #2 – Remember though that there is NO substitute from learning from “one thats been there and done it”. And that person in this case is me, my friend. Apply to learn from me right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/coaching

P.P.S – – Quote of the “night” – – “Every champion was once a BEGINNER!”. Sage indeed, my friend. Sage.