“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.

Why?

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!

Best,

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 – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

 

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.

Great!

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!

Best,

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 – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

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!

Best,

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 – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Faith over Fear

Dear Reader,

Well, so my wife was shopping for T-shirts online for me. For some odd reason I seem to have run out of white T-shirts to wear with my “camouflage” pants, and today (for some other odd reason) was when we sat down together to look for T-shirts.

Yours truly isn’t much of a fan of shopping, as you might imagine. My wife usually does the shopping for clothes etc and calls “el groucho” out to “help with choices” only when necessary … I’m sure you get the drift, eh? Haha!

But as we looked through the T-shirts on display, two of them stood out.

One was “live life like a KING” – a quote I love, and philosophy that I’ve deeply embedded into my own life as well.

And the other was this – Faith over Fear – with a sharp looking arrow shooting straight THROUGH the “fear” word!

And as soon as I saw this T-shirt, I dropped everything, and rushed to the computer to write this to you.

Now, what exactly is so important about this, you might ask?

Well it’s this – over the past couple of days I’ve been giving you tips on not just fitness – but LIFE as well.

Tips – and ways of thinking that ALL great achievers in ALL fields have used/incorporated into their lives in one way or the other – – and the results speak for themselves.

And today’s message is an “amalgamation” of both the emails I sent out yesterday. Faith, my friend – is what we need MOST when we start any new venture – or when we start to accomplish or even dream of conquering new peaks – or moving mountains that seem immovable, and thus forth.

It is FAITH, my dear reader that one MUST have in heapfuls. If you don’t have faith – then you might as well not visualize etc.

FAITH is the MAIN reason that most of the “dreamers” that accomplished what seemed stupendous at the time did so.

They dreamt – they BURNED their dreams onto their (sub) consciousness – they got down to brass tacks and did it while being grateful – – and more – – but with all this, the key ingredient was this – FAITH.

Faith despite naysayers clamoring at every turn.

Faith despite people saying “they were idiots”.

Faith despite their bank balances sometimes showing ZERO.

Faith despite people saying “they were doing the wrong thing” (or worse, at some times).

And so forth.

In other words, they “kept the faith” and kept going on – and ON – and ON – and the results manifested, sure as daylight does at the end of a long night.

Napoleon Hill said it best when he said this

Faith is the visualization of and BELIEF in your desires.

Belief is key as well. Unless you truly, deep down at your core believe you can accomplish something – chances are you won’t – and I’m not talking simple “belief through will power” here.

In fact, will power pales in comparison to what I’m talking about here!

Now, in terms of fitness, what does all this mean?

Well – this – when you first start off with the 0 Excuses Fitness System, you might wonder “how exactly” you’ll achieve that lean ripped body of yours with “just bodyweight exercises”.

You might wonder why there’s no machines required. After all, we’ve all been sold on the gyms and machines concepts haven’t we?

You may even wonder if Rahul Mookerjee knows what he BE talking about – and I don’t blame you. After all, most of what I say and do is so contrary to the norm that folks normally blink once – or twice – or ten times when I talk about some of the things I do.

But here it is – RESULTS, my friend are what TALK.

Results talk, and BS walks – – and YOU too can accomplish the same results if you have FAITH, my friend.

If you’ve just started on the System, and aren’t seeing results straightaway, don’t despair. So long as you do all the right things (that I talk about in my daily emails) and keep the FAITH – your goal will manifest – and chances are it’ll happen QUICKER than you ever thought possible.

You may not be able to build Rome in a day, but build it you can.

You may not be able to go from ZERO to 100 pull-ups in a couple of days, but bear the vision in mind, and do so with DESIRE – and keep the FAITH – – and get there you will,  my friend.

And so it is with all your achievements, either fitness wise or otherwise.

In fact, it can’t be any other way. That’s just the way the Universe functions – and if you do all the right things – and follow all the instructions given to you by those that have achieved success – well – then YOU too, my friend are bound for success – – MORE than you ever believed possible in your wildest dreams at that.

As ole Stone Cold would say – “And that’s just the bottom line!”

Not because Stone Cold said so, hehe, but because the Universe said so.

Ok – thats it for today! I’ll be back again later.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – In terms of fitness, if you’re interested in doing what the “average Joe” does, well, fine – but you’ll get results accordingly. If you’re truly interested though in joining the leagues of the SUPER fit – the guys that pound out 100’s of pull-ups and handstand pushups per workout – – well – – then do and ACT the way those guys do. And the way these guys DO is outlined in the System. Grab a copy NOW, my friend, and watch your gains skyrocket through the roof in no time FLAT – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

A state of mellifluous gratitude

Dear Reader,

I spoke about a great tip in the last email – something you can and should implement into your daily lives/routines, and now we’ll go one better.

THIS particular tip is probably even more important than what I mentioned above (although don’t get me wrong – that tip I gave you in the last email is so important in its own right I could write tomes on it).

THIS particular tip is also, in part, what allows you to GET into a positive state of emotion/feeling – and start to move mountains almost miraculously.

Folks often look at me with a mixture of bewilderment and amazement when I talk about moving mountains effortlessly, and yet, when your life is in a state of FLOW – when you are vibrating the right way – and in accordance with what you really desire, then things just start to fall into place, my friend.

They do – and I’ve mentioned a couple of instance of this in Zero to Hero as well, and while visualization is of course the #1 key to all this – the #2 key in my opinion – and a close second at that is this – GRATITUDE.

A spirit of gratitude and being grateful for what you have rather than gripe about what you don’t is key to turning “nothing” into something.

Again, I cannot emphasize this enough. Be grateful for everything you HAVE – and you create a natural “suction” of sorts that pulls MORE good things in – towards YOU.

This morning my wife and me were chatting after breakfast, and we were talking about how the vast majority of people (rich, poor, fit, unfit etc etc) go through life with a conspicuous ABSENCE of gratitude rather than the other way around.

And of course, a complete lack of “feeling good” internally as well as a result.

Is it any wonder that the world outside is experiencing nothing but “problems” (at least if you believe the news)?

The economy. Crime rate. Delinquencies. Foreclosures. Everything you read, everywhere you look seems dire – and yet – when you look at what you DO have – and be grateful for it (and consider those that don’t) – then you’ll realize the world is a far better place than you envisoned upon reading the news etc.

Don’t have that fancy car as yet? Well, at least you’ve GOT a car, right?

Don’t have all the money you want? Tired of your middle class life? Well, at least you’ve GOT a middle class life, eh? I’m sure if you told folks in sub saharan Africa that and gave them a choice they’d leap at it, right?

We tend to focus way more on what we don’t have rather than be grateful for what we DO have.

After that conversation this morning I felt so good (not that I wasn’t already) that I immediately sat down and started typing this to you.

My life has been an unending series of ups and downs since as of late, and get this – though I didn’t know everything I do now, and though I’m always learning, the downs never lasted.

In fact, the peaks were even higher than the troughs (and this you can probably glean after reading what I wrote in Zero to Hero).

And so forth …

Point being this – we always have something to be grateful about – and we should consciously acknowledge those things and dem feelings, my friend.

Fitness wise, you might not have the six pack of your dreams – YET – but you’ve got two legs, haven’t you?

You’ve got arms – a working body (albeit one that you might have misused) – and so forth, right?

You’re certainly better off than a paraplegic – or those with amputated limbs – and so forth.

You might not be able to run sprints – YET – but compare yourself to someone without legs.

Right. I bet you feel grateful, now, eh?

So thats the takeaway from this email. Life might turn chaotic at times – heck, it often does.

Fitness wise, you might be going through a down. Hell, you may be going through temporary downs right now overall – but amidst it all – take a cool few minutes or so to be GRATEFUL for what you do have.

Visualize – FEEL grateful – and then DO the thing – the RIGHT way!

Thats really all it boils down to, my brothers and sisters.

Ok – thats it for this particular “sermon” (not really, hehe). I’ll be back later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If anything I’m grateful for the exercises that I myself put in the 0 Excuses Fitness System. And while you might think thats a ludicrous way to “thaaaank” (think, hehe), think AGAIN, my friend.  YES, I’m grateful that the best darn exercises exists. YES, I’m grateful that I got into the best shape of my life with nothing other than pushups and squats. And yes, I’m SUPER grateful for the customers I have – and all of you on this list as well. I’m grateful I have products to sell. And so forth … Again, I could write tomes on this!

P.S. #2 – In terms of “doing things the right way” – – both “the things” and the “right way” are mentioned in the System – which you can grab right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

 

Doing things a certain WAY

Dear Reader,

There was a great little book written in the early 1900’s (I believe) by Wallace. D. Wattles entitled “The Science of Getting Rich”.

A highly recommended short read (short for me, at any rate) and I don’t care if you’re interested in making money – or getting rich – or not – the principles outlined in the book are GENERAL principles of success in all spheres, much like the 10 Commandments of Physical Success in 0 Excuses Fitness.

While Wattles tailored his book for those that want to accumulate riches (who doesn’t, hehe) and I tailored mine towards those that want to get – and stay – in the very best shape of their lives (and stay that way, mind you!) – the principles are the same for achieving success in any sphere of life.

Now, there was a great line in that book I just spoke about.

It goes such – “Getting rich is NOT a matter of doing certain things. It’s a matter of doing things – a CERTAIN WAY!”

Now, what does this mean, you ask? What does it have to do with fitness anyway?

Well, I’ll explain.

How many times have you woken up in the morning with a “rum drum” feeling of “Oh, I gotta get through this again”.

“Oh, no. I gotta wake up and put in the mileage anyway – I can’t miss my running goals!”

“Oh, I gotta finish my pushups even though I don’t feel like it!”

And so forth – and anyone that’s been exercising for a while knows what I’m talking about here.

There are times you just dont FEEL like doing it – and you end up going through the motions anyway and having a mediocre workout.

THIS is precisely what Wattles cautions against, and is the certain “way” he’s referring to.

As Emerson once said “Nothing great was achieved without enthusiasm” – and the same holds true here!

When you’re doing something – anything – don’t just “do it” without any emotion or thoughts behind it!

If you’re bored and depressed out of your skull at your current job – and want a change – don’t just “go through the motions” at your current job. Do whatever it is you’re doing at your current job with the end GOAL of getting a better one – – and believe me, when you put that thought and goal in your mind as you go through your routine, it’s nigh impossible not to  be “aroused” at the deepest levels (if you do it correctly!).

THIS, my friend – is one of the keys to achievement in any sphere – fitness included.

Now, back to fitness – what happens on those cold winter mornings when you just don’t want to wake up to “git her done”?

What happens when you’re tired after work – and the wife is nagging – and the kids be CLAMORING for your time, hehe – or a combo of all the above and more?

And so forth?

How do you put yourself into an enthusiastic frame of mind and import that same gusto into your workout?

Well, simple, my friend.

You go into what I like to call the “Theater of your Mind” (although you call this whatever you like) and you VISUALIZE – yes – the perfect scenario.

You visualize, for instance, not being tired after a hectic workday – and not coming home to an “uncomfortable situation” – and so forth.

Or, you could visualize your goals. For me I often spend 10 to 15 minutes before a workout going through the entire workout in my head – but most importantly, with FEELING!

The feeling, my friend is how you really change your emotional state from negative to positive – and keep it there – and this good feeling is what imports into ANY Activity you do while in this frame of mind – including workouts.

And the results follow, my friend. Oh yes, they do.

I’ll write more on this in the future, but for now, remember what I just told you above is one of the most powerful tips anyone can give you.

Implement this little gem into your routines – – and watch your life change!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – 0 Excuses Fitness gives you plenty of more tips – both from a mental as well as physical standpoint – tips that you have NOT seen elsewhere to be honest. If you’re even in the slightest bit interested in getting fit (and if you’re reading this, you likely are), you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy immediately. Do so right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Bulldog Tenacity

Dear Reader,

Was watching some amazing stuff on YouTube the other day – animal videos, to be specific, and something that surprised me no end (and was new to me as well) was a video I saw someplace of a pit bull taking a massive – yes, you guessed it – actual BULL down.

No kidding, folks.

The pit bull literally jumped on to the bull – and grabbed it by the nose – and try as it might, the bull couldn’t shake it off.

It ended up with the bull on the floor “submitting”, and the video cuts off there, so I’m not sure what happened next, but though courage, valor and other terms might come to mind here – the first term that came to mind for me was this – TENACIOUSNESS.

Reminded me of the good ole “Rumble in the Jungle” fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, and while the “why’s and wherefore’s” of that epic battle are widely contested (i.e. the “rope a dope” controversy and so forth), Foreman has admitted in the past that it was big mistake to underestimate Ali.

“The mistake of a lifetime”, as he puts it.

The actual fight again was one where Ali took the worst of it seemingly. Body blow after body blow landed, but Ali hung in there – tenacious as a pit bull might be, and started to take full toll after the heavy shots tired Foreman out.

Much like the battle in the epic movie Rocky (the initial one) where Rocky hangs in there until … well, we all know, I’m sure, hehe.

Anyway, there’s a lesson to be learnt here, folks.

You don’t have to be in a fight – or be a pitbull –  or win a boxing bout to know that tenaciousness is something that we could ALL use a little – or a LOT of.

And it’s a quality sorely lacking in most modern day men.

Most modern day men – or folks in general, I should say give up at the slightest hint of “hard work lies ahead” or the tiniest roadblock.

It’s sad, because this one quality gives us the ability to get the most out of life – and master what life throws at us – with vim, vigor and gusto.

Think about it. How many times has life thrown a curveball of any sort at you – and how many times have you tackled it tenaciously, never willing to give up?

This quality is one of the many you’ll develop when you follow my exercise routines and programs.

Those that have bought the 0 Excuses Fitness System have said that the video and instruction are just like me i.e. brutally honest. Frank. Down to earth. Those are some of the comments I’ve received, and does it work?

Oh yes – it DOES – if you LET the routines work.

If you actually DO – and are tenacious enough to hang in there to experience the benefits of said routines.

Trust me, my programs develop a level of tenaciousness in you that you will NOT get by following your average toning routine at the gym – or pounding the pavement – or getting your shoulders massaged by your personal trainer (ugh!) while lifting pink dumbbells.

No sirreeee … and anyone that’s mastered the 100 pull-up challenge I talk about in Pull-ups – from DUD to STUD within a few weeks KNOWS what I’m talking about.

The routines may not be fancy. They sure as heck ain’t “purdy” and “gussied up” (for y’all from the South reading this, hehe).

But do they WORK?

Heck yes.

Do they build GUMPTION – CHARACTER – and most of all, tenacity?

Heck yes – and again, anyone that’s gotten to a level where they can pound out 500 pushups a day and keep at it a while KNOWS what I’m talking about.

So if you’re looking to build qualities that will help you succeed in the game of life as well while building the body of your dreams – – well – – look no further, my friend. Invest in the System today, and reap the rewards for your entire life.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’re looking to get better at pull-ups and chances are you ARE (most folks are unable to do pull-ups at all, let alone do ’em RIGHT) – then THIS is the perfect start for you – – http://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/.  And not to worry – we’ve got progressions beyond THIS as well! Baby steps though, my friend. Baby steps …

Living “as if”

Dear Reader,

A couple of years ago (in 2015 to be precise) a series of events occured in my life that I never “consciously” thought would occur – but occur they did.

I’m not talking fitness – or money – or anything of that sort. I’m talking life – and I’m talking emotions as powerful as man can experience – emotions that quite literally “took me to another plane of living” in many ways.

This rollercoaster ride lasted a while, and at the end of it, for various reasons and although I did NOT know it at the time, the “final” phase of my fitness journey to the goal I had in mind started.

I say final in quotes because it’s the journey that counts. And though I’ve achieved the goal I set for myself – I’ve set more, and continue to work towards those.

That’s just how life is, my friend. There’s no”stagnation” – both physically and mentally.

The minute you think you’ve “arrived” in whichever sense and figure you’ve got to do nothing else is the minute you start sliding downhill – FAST – and usually to a place that is BELOW where you were when you first started.

This a truism, and holds true for life as well as it does fitness – and I’ll bet those of you that are reading this agree with me. If it rings true, well – – it probably IS true, as they say!

Anyway, I was spurred on to that final phase by yet another emotion that drove me as if I was possessed.

At the time of achieving this fitness goal I had for myself, I never once saw myself (in my mind’s eye) as anything BUT haven’t achieved it.

I never saw myself as “not being able to achieve it”. There were no ifs, no buts, no maybe’s – – and while yes, getting down to brass tacks and actually DOING were the physical actions that transformed my reality – the mental aspect of this cannot be understated.

Lots of folks start out with good intentions, and stay on track for a month – or two months – or perhaps more – but unless that fire is brewing within – unless you’ve really got a passion for achieving whatever it is you set out to – chances are you’ll “slow down along the way”.

And thats not good, my friend. The key, or one of them, to achieving any goal is to keep the fire brewing – to have that WHITE HOT flame of desire percolating underneath your desire at all times – and boy was that case with me at the time I’m mentioning!

And “living as if” is one of the ways to keep the enthusiasm high – and to make yourself believe “internally” that YES – you WILL accomplish the goal.

Once you start living “as if”, and work on getting the right pictures to your subconscious – a “new you” takes over, although  you don’t know or see it as yet.

The beached whale may look like a tub of lard on the outside right NOW – but make no mistake – the minute he sets his mental programming on the right track is the minute he ACTS differently – and physical results start to follow soon thereafter.

Tangible, physical results.

When I cranked out my squats during that period, I never thought of “500 at a go being tough”.

I didn’t think of the hikes at 530 in the morning (and I ain’t a morning person by a long shot) being “impossible” or that “I wouldn’t wake up”. In fact I didn’t even need an alarm to wake up most of the time, such was the intensity of that DESIRE.

When I set a goal to accomplish 100 or more pull-ups in a workout, not for a minute did I believe I would never do it.

Yes, I didn’t know how to initially – but I always knew I’d find the way – and find it I did – and HOW!

And so forth.

So that’s today’s tip, my friend. Live “as if” – both while working out – and in terms of life in general. You’ll be nigh amazed at what you’ll accomplish if you incorporate this little gem into your routine.

Ok – thats it for now. I’ll be back again later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – A huge, huge thanks to all our readers for reading – – and an even bigger thanks to those of you that have been customers and continue to do so. It was the one year “anniversary” for this particular site yesterday, and we’ve come a long, long way … Speaking of which, it’s also the sixth anniversary of my old fitness site which I’m not currently working upon but will. Got big plans for that one – stay tuned!

P.S #2 – And for you workout maniacs out there – there’s literally no better way to celebrate this festive occasion by pounding out a few of the quick’n’dirty routines I give in the System. They won’t just get your heart and lungs pumping to the max – they’ll get you BELIEVING – and you’ll get a helluva workout to boot as well. Check out the System right here if you so choose – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Why you should choose your personal trainer carefully …

Dear Reader,

Was at the park today, and I saw a personal trainer training a couple of folks out there – a guy that I had seen last week too, I believe.

The trainer himself was one of those big, beefy sorts that looked like he spent quite a lot of time working his arms and chest – – but as is the norm with a lot of gym goers, pretty much nothing on the upper back and legs.

While he didn’t quite have the “pelican leg” syndrome, his legs were nowhere near the size or shape they should be in – and he had the hint (more, actually) of a beer belly poking out under his shirt.

All good considering he was doing a lot of things RIGHT in terms of training the guy and a young lady training with him.

For starters, there was no nonsensical gym equipment. It was bodyweight training, and although it could be done better – FAR better – for FAR better results, at least it was a start.

There was no nonsensical preening and posing either. I remember a gym I visited once in China (termed “Muscle Beach Gym”) and there was a female trainer literally “massaging” her client – – not AFTER a workout – – but while she was doing overhead presses (seated, at that) with little pink dumbells.

I got more than a few cold stares when I guffawed loudly as well as a snide “we don’t want Crossfitters here”.

And my response?

“Cross fit sucks. I can do things with my body that neither you or the vast bulk of Crossfitters can”, I said, while looking the meathead straight in the eye, and after giving me the “up and down” once, he figured “discretion was the better part of valor” in terms of this particular argument.

Hey – don’t doubt it – I’d put him on the pull-up bar with me on a jiffy and prove it too! Hehe …

But anyway, back to the trainer at the park.

Normally, this dude doesn’t have the couple do any pulling exercises whatsoever. He has them do modified burpees as well as a light jog in the park, and some light rope jumping along with a few stretches, and that’s that.

A slow ass 45 minute workout that our 0 Excuses Fitness brethren wouldn’t even break a sweat doing.

And judging by the looks of the couple, it wasn’t doing much in terms of either fat loss or increase in strength / stamina.

After the instructor (and the couple) saw me pounding out pull-ups and doing monkey bar work by their side, they decided to incorporate it too into their routine.

Gal was asked to try the monkey bar swings, and she gave up without even trying. Trainer wouldn’t even goad her into trying to do it. All he did was smile and say OK …

Guy jumps up, and furiously flails about on the bars before a) gripping it incorrectly and b) kicking so much with his legs that I was wondering if he was in an elementary TaeKWondo class or doing monkey bar work.

Probably the former in his mind!

And sad part is, the trainer himself probably had NO inkling of the fact that he was gripping it incorrectly – or that he shouldn’t be kicking around. He did mention something about his “turn not being correct”, but thats about it.

In Gorilla Grip, and Pull-ups – – from DUD to STUD within a matter of weeks – – I go into both these issues as well as more issues that personal trainers for the most part do not address, and are usually unaware of. Issues that not only hinder progress – – but also cause injuries in the shoulder area, especially when swinging oneself around.

Crowning point of all this, of course was when they got down for their burpees.

The couple barely bent their arms during the pushup, and the trainer did one ” to show them how it was done”, and that was that.

And that was that for the session. There was some discussion about fees, but that, for the most part was that.

Huh?? You call that training? I wanted to ask the couple this, but didn’t …

Aside from all the other stuff, in the 0 Excuses Fitness System I don’t just TEACH you how to do the exercises.

I don’t just tell you to “drop and give me a 100 – or 250”!

NO – I pound ’em right THERE  WITH YOU – as it should be DONE!

A true personal trainer should be one that can DO the exercises with you, or at least do ’em enough to work up a good sweat with you.

A real personal trainer should motivate and inspire folks that can’t do a certain exercise to GO FOR IT – with vim, vigor and GUSTO rather than just say “OK”, and be done with it!

And of course, a real personal trainer should know what the hell they’re on about when it comes to training.

None of this, of course is anything against the trainer himself. Nicest guy possible from what I could tell, but his methods were WAY off. Maybe I’ll  offer to help him out a bit the next time – or maybe not.

We’ll see – stay posted for further updates on that!

In the meantime, remember that if you’re looking for real life, no nonsense fitness coaching that WILL get you in the best shape of your life – – then apply here and we’ll have you sorted ASAP.

But remember. This is only for serious trainees who TRAIN HARD – with NO excuses brooked or tolerated.

If you’re part of the “Oh, let’s just do the easy stuff” – then this probably ain’t for you.

If you’re part of the very large majority that is satisfied with “ego boosts” as opposed to real personal training – – then this sure as heck ain’t for you.

But if you’re truly interested in getting in the best shape of your life – both mentally and physically – then guess what. I’m right here for you!

Here is that link again – http://0excusesfitness.com/coaching/

I look forward to serving you.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Don’t forget to check out our products page (new and revamped) right HERE – – http://0excusesfitness.com/products/

The story of the hungry caterpillar

Dear Reader,

Well, well, well – we’ve had some great feedback in response to Marc’s very motivational story I shared the other day !

I’ll share some of the feedback here later, but suffice it to say that we’ll be hearing more good stuff from Marc “by and by” as we go on. He’s got plenty to share with y’all, and ALL of it is just as much fitness related as it is life.

Going on from that though – from gorilla grips and “gorilla like shoulders“, hehe – we go to the perhaps the exact metamorphical opposite – that being the caterpillar.

What gives, you ask? Am I coming out with “caterpillar fitness” next?

Nah – not quite as yet – but it bears saying that right about after I sent that last email out, my little girl approached me with a request.

She had a story in mind (at the age of 4 and a half – go figure, eh?) and she didn’t just “have it in mind”.

No, she wanted to put it on paper – despite not knowing the words to do so with – and unwittingly or not the story she told me (and that I wrote in CURSIVE) has a direct cross over to fitness.

In fact, and to be even more specific, it contains a very important key not just to getting fit – – but to also “avoid falling off the fitness wagon” – a key that I cover in the Simple and Effective Diet as part of the rules I lay out, but a key that is oft missed by readers.

By the way, that little manual is FREE – FREE when you invest in the 0 Excuses System as part of the package – so you may want to grab the entire “shebang” right HERE – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/. Believe me, it’s the best investment you can make in your health and fitness — so do so today!

And once thats done, check out my little girl’s story for yourself – – and let me know if you can find the “secret” – – it’s right there under your nose if you look!

 

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – We’ll be sharing more fitness stories as we go along – – so stay tuned. And if you haven’t yet gotten yer paws on the System – which in itself is one of the MOST motivational fitness manuals you’ll EVER read – well, here is where to do it – and do it RIGHT NOW – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

P.S. #2 – Why did I write in cursive? Why not type on the ‘puter? Well, thats a tale for another time – stay tuned on that one too!