Out with the old, IN WITH THE NEW !

And it feels so damned good, my friend. It feels so DAMNED GOOD!

Today was a bit of a “rest” day in terms of my own writing. Being that I finished another book last night at around 1:30 A.M. or so,  and being that it was a bit of a marathon writing session even by my (I daresay LOFTY) standards, I was sort of “exhausted” today.

In a good way of course, and while I was “ruminating” for ideas on my latest, and visualizing etc, a thought suddenly struck me in terms of “deleting junk from my life”.

Now, I do this on a regular basis to be fair, but I haven’t been doing it for the past couple of weeks, so focused have I been on my writing.

And today, I took the time to DELETE – that’s right, DELETE (Ctrl-Alt-Delete at that in many cases, meaning a CLEAN and FRESH reboot) in terms of CRAP from my life.

This includes the following, in no particular order –

Time wasters.

Those that agree to something and later renege, or try and “complain” about what has already been agreed upon.

Idiots – and what I mean by that is those that purposefully choose to remain ignorant by the way, and believe me, there are tons of folks out there like that.

Social media – I shortened my already very short list of “contacts” on social media. I still use it, but very sparingly, and being most of the nonsense I see on social media is a massive waste of time, not to mention overwhelmingly negative in most cases, well …

And so forth. I think you get the drift. Cut the crap out of your life FOR GOOD – and watch your life change for the BETTER almost instantly.

And my workout? It felt so darn good as well! I did a bit of a warmup today which I normally never do, but this was just an “on the spur of the moment” thing. No real reason for it.

And though I pounded out 155 squats and 244 pushups, my workout was really more about two things –

  1. DEEP BREATHING (yes, yes, I know – I carp on it damn near daily and multiple times at that, but its that damn important).
  2. OUT WITH OLD, in with the new.

And thats what it was, my friend.

Out with the old with EVERY EXHALE ; in with the new – with a bang if I might say so – with EVERY INHALE!

Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale.

And that’s it for this post. Back again tomorrow (or later, hehe)!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – My warm-ups were 10 pushups and 10 squats, done just for the heck of it and they did NOT count towards the rep total I mentioned above.

P.S. #2 – In with the NEW, and ZERO EXCUSES WAY right HERE- The Book

Today’s observations

Dear reader,

Today’s observations during the “150 squat 200 pushup workout (#1 of course; #2 will come later)” …

Squats build the chest and shoulders – something I’ve been saying for AGES, but something which most people don’t believe when I first tell them.

And yes – this goes for BODYWEIGHT squats too! In fact, a set of 100 body weight squats done in proper CADENCE, form and RHYTHM can often times and in a lot of ways be a lot tougher than sets of 5 done with a heavy weight on your back.

Now, don’t get me wrong – though I do NOT advocate heavy weighted squats, done correctly they’re one of the better weight training exercises there is along with the deadlift, again when done correctly.

But the sheer BUZZ – the sheer PUMPED up feeling that you get in your chest and shoulders – the sheer “pick me up” effect … NOTHING beats body weight squats done at the right cadence, and with the right breathing.

Yes, my all time favorite exercise does – but I’m talking about squats here. Not push ups.

And guess what. It’s not necessarily the squatting portion of the workout that made my chest feel “far broader” after the workout. Although that portion IS key, it’s the “coming up” phase that really, really gets the lungs going and if you breathe right, this alone can make it your chest workout for the day.

Form is key though, as with all the other exercises I teach … and that is precisely why I created the videos. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth ten times that.

And for $99 – a LIFETIME VALUE – I think you agree it’s a runaway STEAL.

Grab ’em right here, right NOW – http://0excusesfitness.com/videos/.

Anyway, as usual, I was pressed for time and I approached the rest of the workout with a “see how it goes mentality in terms of sets, reps, and even the exercises themselves i.e. the choice of exercise”.

And guess what – I ended up with 200 pushups and 150 squats in – get this – less than 35 minutes.

That may seem “quick” considering it was all done in good form and with the RIGHT BREATHING – but it shouldn’t and likely will NOT come as a surprise to those that have watched me pound out 250 odd pushups in 25-27 minutes flat in the videos.

And the breathing, my friend, the breathing.

I know I carp on it a lot, but the BREATHING is what makes your entire routine WORTH IT.

Breathe in a shallow manner or dont focus upon your breathing at all – and you might as well NOT exercise at all, as doing your exercises without focusing upon your  BREATH – your POWER (as the old timers said , your breath IS, quite literally, your POWER) – you’ll get less than 10% of the benefits you would otherwise – if at all.

And so it goes at “0 Excuses Headquarters”. Back to writing my new book for now.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – If you haven’t grabbed it already, what are you waiting for??

Reverse pushups – the BOOK!

 

The deep breathing workout

Dear reader,

Well, well, WELL! If there’s one routine amongst all my “patented” routines that I could give to you as a “pick me up remedy” that will NEVER fail provided you do it right, THIS is it!

If there is ONE routine I could give you that is almost equal to, or ON PAR, I’ll say on today’s evidence with the VERY BEST DARN exercise there is (done in reps, of course), then THIS is it.

I call it the deep breathing workout, and what is it, you might ask?

Well, contrary to what you imagine there ain’t no darn yoga involved here. No “sitting on your arse and meditating” (although this can be a good practice in many ways – just ask Bodhidharma for one, hehe).

It wasn’t simply breathing either.

No – what  it WAS was a regular workout, but I really, really, really and REALLY focused upon my BREATHING.

More so than I normally do. I ALWAYS focus “deeply” upon deep breathing, but today, my dear reader was something else altogether.

I focused on the MECHANICS of the exercise, and slowly performing EACH REP in MORE THAN letter perfect form, and double that for the BREATHING! Slow, deep, inhales and exhales on every rep. Man, oh man oh MAN, what a WORK-OUT!!!!!!

Believe it or not, I had a stiff back from too much “pounding away at the keyboard” today and a lot of folks out there would have given up doing any pushups at all citing “sore muscles”, or “muscle strains”.

And truth be told, I DID have a slight muscle strain of sorts in my right mid-back region. I could “feel” it when I breathed deeply, but now?

ALL GONE, my friend. It was as if the pain was never there, as I literally BREATHED LIFE into the muscle.

I literally WILLED the soreness, and the mild strain away – and how ? Simply by virtue of deep, focused BREATHING.

The above might sound strange to the casual reader. So be it. DO – and you shall know what I mean.

My butt and thighs are so damned sore now – not what I had budgeted for by the way at the start of the routine, especially not considering all I did by way of squats was a 100.

I certainly didn’t think it would be a 150 “favorite exercise routine” either!

Some easy exercises became tough as hell when I *mega* focused upon my breathing. Some toughies became easy. And so forth. Such is life when “exercising in the flow” as it were.

As for budgets, it ain’t gonna cost ya a penny to get down on the floor and pound out some pushups now, my friend.

Do it – join me – and REPORT BACK!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – Don’t know how to do the exercises I rave about? Well, $25.99 ain’t gonna hurt the budget either, “boyo” – here you go then without further ado – The Book

P.S. #2 – Ultra perfect reps aren’t always needed, by the way. But you DO need focus upon form to get the  MAX benefit out of each exercise, and also to avoid injury.

You DO need to focus upon your breathing as well. Take a gander at how I’m “huffing and puffing” after my workout and yet return to normalcy just a few seconds after a toughie right HERE – Videos

You’re the BEST!

Dear reader,

Today’s workout and post comes STRAIGHT from the heart, as both always do, always have, and always will.

It might sounds strange I’m saying that about my workout, eh?

Well, perhaps, perhaps not – but let’s stick to the post.

EVERYTHING I’ve ever written in the past – and I mean every damn thing I’ve written – be it fitness books, NON-FITNESS related novellas (and I’ve done quite a few of those, NO pun intended in terms of the “done”),self help, technology,whatever it might be – but it comes straight from the EFFING heart, and it’s all TRUE (well, bar the novellas where I’ve obviously added in creative license, but even those are usually based upon true facts/occurrences).

And in that spirit, today’s post might come across as a ramble as a lot of my writing does at first glance – but not when you READ – and UNDERSTAND what is being written and – more importantly – the why – as in the FEELINGS behind the post.

It’s gonna be a long one. Hell, I took 1.5 pages of notes (A 4 sized paper) while working out today, and that IS a lot even by my normally verbose and unapologetically so standards.

Let’s start with the title of the post “You’re the best”.

Most of us are quick to tear each other, and ourselves down.

Most humans by their very (modern-day, I must say – this mentality was NOT there to this degree in times bygone) nature are quick to throw in the towel and look wistfully at the “select few” who HAVE achieved and who are, by sheer dint of results – the BEST and claim “Oh, them! We’ll never get there!” and then proceed to either “diss” those who are trying to achieve (while secretly envying them for having the gumption to “keep at it despite all odds”) or – more commonly – sink down on the ole couch and pop the next beer tab.

In terms of fitness, we all know what that translates into, and the same thing applies to LIFE in general.

Given the modern day tendency to diss others and never give credit where it is rightfully due, its somewhat understandable (though I don’ t agree with that type of mentality one damned bit) that “others” do this to “us”.

Yet, how many of us – YOU – have said “you are the best” to YOURSELF – and more importantly – truly believed in?

The timeless classic “Pyscho Cybernetics” by Dr Maxwell Maltz has this part about YOU BEING YOUR BIGGEST FAN, bar NONE.

He goes so far as to say that it matters not if there are (and I’m paraphrasing here, by the way) millions of folks cheering for you “in the bleachers” if you yourself arent there and don’t believe.

Conversely, it matters NOT if there is only person in said stands – that one person being YOU.

YOU are the only person that matters when it comes to the getting the most out of life, my friend. YOU – no excuses – just YOU!

When I trained today, I had the words “You’re the best” in my mind for reasons I’m not going to mention here.

And I thought about the few people that have ever believed in me, TRULY believed without a shadow of doubt, and amazingly enough, I could just come up with TWO names.

One being my grandfather who never said much, but words aren’t always necessary, my friend.

The attitude and vibe is, though, and for those that don’t remember the post about 4:30 A.M. swims (here it is again if you dont recall it – My grandfather’s unspoken training philosophy) you’ll know what I mean.

That pat on the back after undertaking a tough swim in the lake. That pat on the 6 year old Rahul’s back when he “finally” got over his fear of water snakes. “Letting a toddler, or close to it, at any rate, win at a game of chess”, if simply to instill that WINNING feeling in him.

Along the way, that winning feeling disappeared due to a variety of reasons, and though it sure as heck made a re-appearance, the point is most people never ever believed in me, or that I could ever accomplish anything in my life – and now that some of the results (not all – mind you – we never stop achieving!) are IN FRONT of them, well, they are quite frankly, at a complete and TOTAL loss for words!

I speak about this at length in my book “From 120 to 60 kgs ” … for those that are interested, take a gander HERE: – 

But “marketing” isnt the purpose here. I merely gave you that link so I don’t type another “story” in this email, hehe, although it threatens to turn into quite a ramble anyway at the time of typing this.

The other person that has always believed in me is too young to know it. Yet, she believed in me even before she was born, and still does – no matter what.

No matter how tough the odds – no matter how seemingly insurmountable the obstacles – she’s always, always, kept UNWAVERING faith in me, and that is ALL I’m going to say about that – and thats all that matters anyway.

There are those that we meet along the way, of course, that sometimes believe “without really knowing you”. My friend who I wrote about a few days earlier, the ex-Marine is one of these guys.

Curiously enough, my grandfather was in the Army as well.

Curiously enough, the only other guy who had a real influence in my life at around the age of 23-25 was in the Air Force.

See a common thread forming here?

Marines don’t make excuses, my friend. They set a goal – and they ACHIEVE – and they DO WHAT it takes to ACHIEVE that goal.

Ever heard a Marine complain about his shoulder hurting after doing a 100 pull-ups? Ever heard an infantryman complain “my buddy is too heavy” when he’s tugging him out of that WAR ZONE?

Real life, real people, and in many cases people the “sheeple” don’t want to hear about, but ’tis real life. No excuses, just do it – or DIE trying – and if you truly could’t accomplish the goal, well so what?

It wasn’t for lack of trying, thats for darn sure – and THAT, my friend is WHAT MATTERS.

Crypto babble for most out there I’m sure, but it’s true. ALL of it is true to a T if I may say so.

Anyway, as I trained the walls of the room seemed to close in around me. A “circle” seemed to form around me, and as I trained, I kept repeating the words “bestseller” and “success” to myself, except I didnt say it. I saw it in my mind’s eye as I BREATHED in and out.

DEEP inhales.

EVEN DEEPER exhales.

And EVEN DEEPER INHALES!

And so forth.

Given this frame of mined, you may think I achieved record reps in my workout today, right?

“Showl did”, but it didnt seem that way when I started out with 25 Hindu pushups and 13 reverse pushups (after 150 squats).

Ended up that way though. Ever pumped out a 300 rep pushup workout consisting of MOSTLY – get this – the best darn exercise there is and it’s derivatives?

Most people would be hard pressed to do ONE reverse pushup, let alone pump out an entire workout consisting of over 250 reps of this – and YES – I did finish off with 50 reps of my all time favorite exercise as usual.

That’s pretty much what I talk about in my 0 Excuses Fitness book when it comes to “Mastery”. Its far better to master ONE exercise than to be a “jack of all trades”.

Bored, you say? Need variety? Well, get that variety by all means, but at the same time remember the line above, and EMBLAZON it in your minds as it is one of the KEYS to success in not just fitness – in life in general.

Anyway, thats pretty much another reason I wrote the “Reverse pushups” book yesterday. Here it is for those that aren’t “in the know” – Reverse pushups – the BOOK!

and here is 0 Excuses Fitness — The Book

Look, when you do these exercises the way I teach, you don’t just get fit. You don’t just lose weight, and OODLES of it. You don’t just achieved the results I mention here – RESULTS as well as on the book page(s) themselves.

No – when you start doing these, and add in the right mindset along with the deep breathing, you, my friend, are WELL ON YOUR WAY to accomplishing ANYTHING you want to accomplish in your life, and I make NO bones when saying that.

And again – back “full circle” as it were to the workout and the title of the post.

“You’re the best”.

“You WILL – and HAVE – achieved!”

“SUCCESS!”

Success, my friend, is but inevitable if you enjoy the process, and truly enjoy it at that.

And I’ll end on that note. Back later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – I just looked through my notes and it seemed I missed something.  Remember the part about my “unnatural” grip I mentioned a few days ago? Well, there is MORE to the story than I mentioned in that post, and I’ll speak more on this later. Let’s just say it involved falling out of a bus on my (naturally weaker) right side, someone almost (unwittingly and unknowingly) CRUSHING my hand thereafter, and – fast forward to NOW – a case of turning my weak points into my STRONGEST points to the “point” that others compliment me routinely on it.

An “unnatural” pull in your grip

Read – enjoy – and back later!

Reverse pushups – the BOOK!

Dear reader,

Well, well, WELL!

Or as a friend of mine from China would say “Oh, my gosh!”

That’s right – it’s finally out. The much awaited BOOK on REVERSE pushups, and the VERY BEST exercise there is, bar NONE, is finally out and without further ado, and its that darn important, here is where you should RUSH over to grab a copy – Pushups – REVERSE PUSHUPS – the best DARN EXERCISE!

I’ve been meaning to come out with this for a while now, but for some reason it didnt happen until today – when the “stars aligned”, and instead of focusing on a few other ventures I’ve got going on – I focused upon THIS – and, well, here’s the RESULT!

As for my workout today, you might imagine that the majority of it, was, well, what I just released a book about and you’d be right.

Did the usual 150 squats, and then moved on to the pushups.

80-85% of my workout was what I just said, and the other 15% ?

Well, I focused on making the “wrestler” pushups HARD, hard, and HARD! And a simple change in foot position was all it took to literally take that exercise to a whole another LEVEL.

‘Tis true. Incorporate that sort of thing into your workouts, and you’ll soon see you don’t need to do “ultra mega high” reps of everything. In fact, about 25 reps of real advanced stuff is all you really NEED – and all that even semi-advanced trainees can handle.

Of course, if you focus – and work upon improving – and set goals – well then, the sky is the limit, my friend. It truly is.

Somewhere in there I threw a few other pushups in, and hit the 250 mark before I knew it. And the other thing I really, really focused upon today in my 40 minute BLAST (and yes, there are two reasons I use that word – one is because I ENJOY what I do, and two, well, because I “BLAST” through my routines as I’ve mentioned before!)?

It’s a phrase. Starts with a “D” and ends with a “G”.

See if you can figure that one out (hint – I’m BUZZED!).

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – This new course should be up on Amazon as well for you “Kindle” aficionados!

P.S.#2 – You can only really get maximum benefit from this (or any other “top” exercise) if you combine it with a sensible overall diet as well as EXERCISE routine. And I mention this in the book  as well.

Here is where you can get the skinny on the other stuff (and especially the exercise part) –

  

 

A couple of POWERFUL visualizations

Dear reader,

As most of my regular readers no doubt know by now, I visualize a lot during my workouts and also life in general. Visualization as I’ve explained in many a book already, most of which are NOT mentioned on this website,  is key to everything in life – including accomplishing success in any endeavor, be that work, relationships or fitness.

‘Tis true, and my books on the site discuss this in depth as well, specifically “From 120 kgs to 60 kgs” which is available right HERE: – From 120 – 60 KGS!

The audios accompanying that book are NOT available on that page for reasons mentioned, but I’ll be happy to send them along to those who buy it, and as those who have already bought it (and requested them) can ATTEST to.

And since we’re talking fitness here, those of you that are regular readers will know I speak about visualization and goal setting – a LOT – during my workouts as well, and you are well aware of the results as well.

Most folks have a tendency to “pooh pooh” the very mention of something as seemingly esoteric as visualization to being key to success. So be it, but bear in mind that what is seemingly unimportant is often THE VERY MOST important thing you can do for yourself, BAR NONE.

Anyhow, while I didnt set any goals during this workout, here is what I visualized while doing my “wrestler” pushups which you’ve heard so much about both in my blogs and books (and BTW this tip is not in the book or the videos – it’s only in the blog post – and it’s to REWARD you for being a regular reader of this blog) – – I visualized my body being a MISSILE on the way down – a HEAT seeking missile HEADED without FAIL to it’s target, and back to “home base” AS SOON as it hit the target.

Those of you that have done Hindu (wrestler) pushups will know what I’m talking about. Those of you that have done them and have plateaued; well, add this (and other tips I’ve mentioned in the past) into your workout and let me know how you do.

I’ll bet you’ll “blast past” your previous best (BTW – thats yet another tip right there and regular readers will know what I’m “yelling about”!).

(Those of you that haven’t – well – do ’em!  Do them in proper form tho, and the book is great, the videos are KEY to learning proper form as well – Videos)

And the second trick? Well, on every set of pushups, I simply visualized the end result of the pushup i.e me saying “no problem” after having completed the set (before I even physically began the set).

And no, that is NOT crazy though it might sound crazy. Thats actually the #1 visualization technique ALL achievers use, bar none, whether they know it or not (or whether they describe it or not).

Anyway, to finish off, it was a 150 squat and 250  pushup day, and as usual I’m buzzing – and get this – my forearms are ZINGING as well! More so than normal and yes, reverting to a bit of “non-esoteric” talk, I did do a lot of them on my fingertips, but perhaps NOT exactly how you’d imagine.

Back to the visualization though. Although I just told you you’ll likely blast past previous bests both in terms of life and exercise if you follow these tips and the others I give you (as they’re supposed to be followed), I am NOT – repeat – NOT guaranteeing miracles.

If your currently at the stage where your arms flop out after doing FIVE letter perfect REGULAR pushups (and believe you me, a lot of folks ARE at that stage) – well then – visualization alone won’t get you to 500.

It’ll help for sure though. You’ll get to 15, 20, 25 way quicker than you would if you hadn’t done what I’m saying.

And for those of you that have been doing these exercises a while, well, incorporate what I just told ya into your current routine.

Watch your reps – and “personal best numbers” – SOAR – soar as high as the proverbial eagle flying high, high, HIGH in the sky!

All for now. Back again later!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – Here is the link to the book BTW which I omitted to provide you with above – The Book

 

A “perfect rep” workout!

Dear reader,

Well, that it was. Ever had a pushup workout where EVERY REP – every movement – EVERY BREATH, to be honest, was LETTER PERFECT?

I bet not – and given that most people “diss” pushups as being an useless exercise, good only to “tone” the arms (yes, believe it or not there’s plenty of garbage out there along these lines!)  – it wouldn’t come as surprise if you answered NO to that question.

But today’s post is not about the immense value pushups have, or even why they are my favorite exercise. Or even that my ALL TIME favorite exercise is a variant of a pushup …

Nah. Thats what the book and all the past posts on the blog are there for and if you need convincing even after that- well – then I’m sorry to say it pally, but 0 Excuses Fitness just ain’t for you. You’ll probably be better off doing “bunny crunches” at the local gym or “watching TV while scrolling through your smartphone and getting cardio in on the ole treadmill”.

(0 Excuses Fitness is right here by the way – The Book

And the videos are right HERE – Videos

And that last bit isn’t as far fetched as it may sound. Walk into any local gym and tell me what you see on the treadmills.

I rest my case!

Anyway, this workout of mine gave me an AB WORKOUT from HELL. And on that note I remember I posted about useless gadgets and gizmos out there on the market that promise to give you the “quick fix” to getting abs – i.e. the lazy man’s solution, and I also remember telling you they dont work, and telling you WHY.

Gizmos be damned, and even the useful ones do NOT work as well as a pushup workout done correctly does!

People often tell me “I get bored doing just pushups”.

What??

HUH?? JUST pushups??

Dude (or lady!) if I could give you ONE exercise to do for the rest of your friggin’ life, which WOULD get you – and KEEP you in TOP shape, it would be the pushup!

Bored!!? How the hell can you get bored doing pushups on a regular basis and doing them correctly, and therefore feeling this GREAT – feeling ON TOP OF THE WORLD EVERY freaking day??

And looking great at that as well – although yes, the looks are a by-product and NOT the end goal.

Curiously enough, these same nuts are the ones with bulging bellies and the “gluteous” maximum of plenty if you notice, hehe. Man boobs. “Bingo wings” and so forth.

So it goes, my friend. I realize this may piss off a lot of people reading this, but like I said, ’tis fact. And if you can point out anything non-factual in what I’ve said (honestly non-factual), well, then I’m ALL EARS.

My thighs are sore as well today – so sore that I got in a 100 squats, but stopped thereafter – so I guess my tips DO work, eh?

Anyhow, I do my reps in perfect form anyway during a workout, so this ain’t new to me – but I REALLY slowed it down today. REALLY felt each breath, REALLY felt each rep, REALLY FELT EACH MUSCLE as it were!

And guess what it took the usual 45 minutes or so, and this along with stretching at the end of it.

And man – ARE MY abs sore now, hehe.

All for now – back again later!

Rahul

P.S. – And yes, that 45 minutes included brief rest periods and the time it took to jot my thoughts down on paper as I normally ALWAYS do!

P.S. #2 – Bored doing pushups? Tom and Jerry might be just the solution for ya …

P.S #3 – Bored? Seriously? Get REAL, pally!

 

My opinion on abdominal training devices and “gadgets”

Dear reader,

Well, I’ve been meaning to post about THIS one for a while and now is the time.

I’ve been seeing a lot of sheer RUBBISH out there these days (it’s been going on for a while, of course), but it is only now for whatever reason that it’s caught my eye.

And my unabridged, candid, unbiased, and HONEST (and true!) opinion is that 99% of these gadgets, devices and “thingies” are  an absolute, utter and total waste of time and money.

In short – total crap – and not only that, they rarely ever work in terms of what the “buyer expects” (although the marketing is cleverly done – and not crap – hence the sales).

But marketing isn’t by the far the only reason they sell, though it’s one main reason. The main reason is that these gadgets, and therefore the commercials for them pander towards the average lazy couch potato, promising crap like “the lazy man’s way to quick abs”.

And in short – anything that promises you “quick fix” results, and that too by being “lazy” is promising you, quite literally, pie in the sky. It wouldn’t surprise me one damn bit if the fine print on these devices read “exercise and effort IS required” or something to that effect.

I’ll cover two of these gadgets in this post. There’s a lot of talk about “electric ab stimulators”, and “crunch simulators”

Both are an absolute waste of time, the first being even worse than the other. Apparently it delivers a tiny electrical shock to the abdominal regions, and this apparently gives you “ab muscles you can see” or some such rubbish.

Utter and total baloney, and yet these darn things sell. How a lot of these manufacturers haven’t been sued out of biz is beyond me, but then again, I suppose thats why they have the fine print, eh.

Look – something is better than nothing, and given the average couch potato does nothing, maybe it’ll help somewhat. Maybe the 120 kg person would lose a quarter of a kilo – but he’d gain it all back with the next beer or bag of chips. Fact.

As for the “crunch simulator”, this is only “bettered” (and I use that word in a negative connotation) by the “pec deck” in terms of being utterly worthless to build any sort of strength, functional or not.

Crunches by themselves are not the exercise I recommend anyway for your abs/core region – and my book doesnt have a single crunch in it.

Sit-ups are marginally better, and Fast and Furious Fitness DOES have sit ups in it, but my current methods are so far superior to crunches and situps (and deliver results accordingly) that “it ain’t even funny”.

And this blasted “crunch simulator” or whatever it’s called makes the already practically worthless crunch even more useless, “elevating your body so you can rock back and forth while watching TV and do crunches (Grandma, anyone)”?

Laugh away, dear reader, laugh away, but these products usually sold on the Internet or late night TV are laughable to the nth degree – and MORE.

Other hand, there are SOME devices that do provide you with a pretty good ab and core workout.

I once used a “wheel” with handles attached to it that you’d roll in and out while on your toes as if you were doing a pushup and while even THIS doesnt come CLOSE to the results you’ll achieve while doing FIVE reps of my all time favorite exercise on a REGULAR basis, it’s a fairly good workout by itself for those that do nothing, and WILL get you some results, although again nowhere near as close as those gotten the way I get ’em.

Then there is the good ole fashioned jump rope (or “skipping rope” as our readers from the U.K. would have it). You can get in a workout of your life with this one tool alone.

And so forth, but “some” is the keyword here. The majority of ab devices out there are like gyms – utterly useless for the most part – and the only reason they sell is they pander towards the “lazy man (or woman)’s mindset”.

Anyway, I would never, ever market my own product this way. While my marketing methods are indeed very unconventional, one thing I’m NEVER EVER GOING TO DO – and have never done – is promise folks pie in the sky.

I’ll never promise you any results that you won’t get PROVIDED you apply the right amount of effort, and do the RIGHT things.

I WILL however promise you ZERO results (thats right – a big fat ZERO) if you do nothing, and expect a “quick fix for the lazy man”. Not only that, that sort of quick fix just don’t exist, and I’m not talking about fitness alone – I’m talking about life here.

Ok, so I had to get that off my chest PRONTO – and now I have.

See y’all in tomorrow’s post!

Best,

Rahul

PS – My stuff makes you work, work and work like you have never worked before, but curiously enough – it takes less than a quarter of the time to achieve more than double the results and in some cases MORE.

Want to see how? The following TWO links will show you how: –

The Book

And the videos are a must grab as well – Videos

A workout done “almost entirely” on my back

Dear reader,

Yup, you read THAT right – today’s workout was pretty much done on my back bar a few reps of other exercises.

This may come as a surprise to those that have read my “rails and rants” about exercises done while seated and on your back (namely, the bench press which in the long run is a RECIPE for DISASTER in terms of your shoulders).

And what did I do? A variant of my all time favorite exercise, except on the floor, and YES, while it was not strictly done “on my back”, that WAS the position I was pushing up from.

Want to know how this ONE exercise can develop thick, gnarly forearms literally PULSATING with power – power such as my friend mentioned a day or so ago – An “unnatural” pull in your grip?

Well, do them – my friend – and you’ll see for yourself.

I also did a 100 reps of my all time favorite exercise, and hit the usual 250 number. Threw in a 100 odd squats and stretches somewhere in there as well – stretches that stretch the entire body – and I’m not referring to bridging here which I’ll do later.

And as I return to the “earthly plane” (no, it’s NOT 4:20 A.M. for those wondering, but the buzz I get from this is far better than any other “earthly buzz” to be honest – I’m literally buzzing like a “motha” right now, hehe), I feel compelled to share a few FREE tips with you.

Yes, FREE – and amazingly enough most people will shake their heads and say “what the hell is this guy on” when they read ’em.

I’ve already given you ONE tip above, by the way … as for the second …

Would you believe it, for instance, if I told you that the key to improving your pushups and UNLOCKING your potential for flexibility in your entire body is to simply FLEX ONE BODY PART FOR TIME?

Probably not, but so be it. Most people probably wouldn’t believe the other tip I gave you the other day about improving your pushups as well, and no, I’m NOT going to repeat it here – do a “search” through the blog and you’ll find it yourself.

A lot of what I write in the blog is NOT mentioned EITHER in the book or videos.

Why?

Because its nigh impossible to cover a lifetime’s worth (or darn near, anyway) of learning into either a book or videos. Though I can and do give you plenty of additional tips in the videos that I can’t share in the book, there’s always something that comes to mind, my friend.

Always something different. Always something new. Always something that’ll help you improve – but only, and if and only you LET IT.

And if you don’t – so be it. Me care less, hehe.

There is a good buddy of mine who was recently worried about plagiarism (for a non fitness related product he is releasing, or should be releasing soon) and rightly so from a certain standpoint, but my answer to the same thing as far as 0 Excuses Fitness goes?

Me care less, hehe, and this would hold true regardless of anything I write, produce, or put out there, REGARDLESS of genre.

Copiers can copy, but can never do, or achieve anywhere near the original, and physical limitations is NOT why.

It’s a mental block, a block that is common to those who want “everything for free” (note – by “want” I mean “demand”, or the “entitlement mentality” in other words).

I’m pretty sure my book is already out there somewhere on a Torrent site. I KNOW FOR A FACT that a lot of my other NON-FITNESS pubs are being downloaded right now as we speak for free.

Does that stop sales? Believe it or not, the answer is NEGATIVE.

So if thats your thing, go for it, my friend. You won’t hear any real complaints from you on that one! And those that have read my other book “Zero to Hero” which will be up on THIS site next month KNOW why.

“If copiers were geniuses, printing shops would fly” – Rahul Mookerjee (Monday, Oct 02, 2017).

‘Tis a fact, my friend. ‘Tis fact.

And I’ll end on that sage note.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

Every angle, EVERY DIRECTION, every possible way!

Dear reader,

One of the greatest things about training with your own bodyweight is that it literally allows you to train your body from EVERY possible angle, and every possible direction – and then some.

Why is this important?

Well, because real life isn’t “pushing a heavy weight from a bench”. Although I’ve got nothing against those that prefer the bench press, for instance, you can build far, far more functional strength (and more strength, period) by using your own bodyweight alone – and – and this is NOT up for argument by the way – build a FAR healthier body, period.

So much healthier than it ain’t even funny, my friend.

I don’t know about you but I’d bet the average gymnast is way stronger in most regards than Arnie is. And likely way healthier as well.

I’ve heard of bodybuilders drop dead after – get this – climbing a flight of stairs and hanging a painting on the wall. Believe it or not, tis true, and I’ve heard it from those that partook of the bodybuilding nonsense as well.

I’ve heard it from steroid users that have “gone over to the bright side from the dark as it were”, case in point being a dude a few years ago who used to be so “muscle bound” that he could barely move, let alone swim.

A couple of heart attacks later, and he finally saw the light. Unfortunately a lot of others never do, despite being literally shown the way.

You can take a horse to water, but you CANNOT “make” it drink if it doesn’t want to.

Anyway, just how do you get so strong and healthy from training with your own bodyweight from every possible direction?

Well, because a) it’s natural. You train as if you were an “animal”, a jungle cat, or a primate (let’s use that last one as an analogy since we’re closest to “apes”).

Give a baby chimpanzee your little finger, and he (or she) will literally grab on to – and SQUEEZE your little finger until you (and I ain’t kidding ya) CRY for mercy. Thats how they’re wired, by the way, and I’m sure you have seen baby monkeys grabbing on to the mothers by the front as the mothers move, seemingly without a care in the world, the extra weight being apparently “no bother” whatsoever.

An adult chimp could literally RIP your face off without even trying, and as for my all time favorite animal, the grizzly? Well, let us just say that grizzlies shift 600 lb dumpsters as if they were beach balls, and NO, I’m not kidding. Actual experiments have been conducted that prove this as fact.

Ever heard a ‘roo complain about the weight of a “baby roo” in the pouch? I haven’t but I’ve heard plenty of nuts complain about why “squats done the traditional way are bad for you” even though they’ve never done ’em.

I’ve never seen a grizzly “stick to a certain plane of motion” to build the hump on its back. Have you?

Key is – these animals naturally move their own bodyweight through every possible angle and direction day in and day out, and that is how they get so damned strong.

This sort of movement also gives the lungs, heart and entire cardio system a very thorough working over, and the deep breathing alone from this makes you stronger and makes you feel like a billion bucks.

I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

As for me, it was a 300 pushup day.  I couldn’t quite get into the squats though, but still hammered out 150 odd squats …

And those 300 were compromised of, well, what I normally do – but specifically 100 reps of my favorite exercise – – and 50 reps of my ALL TIME FAVORITE EXERCISE.

The 100 reps being done from every possible angle – and YES – some of which are NOT shown in the book as they are advanced variations.

But boy, do they work!

Finished off with 50 regular reps of my all time favorite exercise, and thats that for today.

If you train today – make it an AWESOME one – the BEST ever!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – Train the way of the “animal” – and this is HOW

Believe me – and trust me later – it WORKS.

P.S. #2 – Trust but verify, as Reagan once famously said? Well, look no further, my friend …

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