The CRUCIBLE – of LIFE!

Dear reader,

One of the greatest and best things about ANY and all of the courses in the 0 Excuses Fitness System is that the mental benefits you’ll get from this type of training is – quite literally – UNPARALLELED.

Crossfit is great – but it doesn’t quite hit all the sweet spots. Going to the gym and lifting weights – well – that is NOT what I’d recommend, and if you’re lifting weights the way they were SUPPOSED to be lifted – the way the oldtimers did?

Well, that’s good too – but the sheer FEELING and buzz? You cannot get it from lifting weights, my friend – or I should say that whatever little buzz one may or may not get from lifting weights PALES in comparison to the sheer INVIGORATING effect – – and MAMMOTH, super buzz you get from handling your own bodyweight from all angles and directions.

And of course – – then you have the physical benefits galore that you already know about – – but again – – the mental part of all this, to me, is what is MOST important.

The DRIVE – the FOCUS – the GUMPTION – and the sheer  WILLPOWER these exercises build is second to NONE!!

And why is this so important?

Well – primarily because we ALL need to face life and it’s ups and downs, my friend – some of us more so than the rest of us.

And while there may be plenty of reasons behind this, there is NO denying that the crucible of LIFE is sometimes way, way harder than the actual “physical” toughness that the Crucible (or tests of a similar nature) builds in the U.S. Marines and elite forces throughout the world.

But again – – the physical benefits are great – – but what any serious Marine or elite forces member will really tell you is that this sort of thing (after a hellatious few weeks of training, mind you) builds CHARACTER – and GUMPTION (not to mention camaraderie and BROTHERHOOD) more than anything else – – and THAT, at the end of the day is what gets you through battle unscathed.

Or – bloodied, bruised, but a VICTOR regardless!

The Crucible is by far the toughest test a Marine has to pass before earning the coveted tag, but it’s what leads up to it is what really makes it almost impossible to complete (for the average person, at any rate).

And again – we’re NOT all soldiers – but the battle of life is something we face on a daily basis, my friend – and I don’t know about you, but I for one GLADLY welcome any and all “weapons” to fight through – PUSH through – the crucible of LIFE and emerge VICTORIOUS at the end.

And while the exercises in the 0 Excuses Fitness System ARE – and have always been one of my weapons of choice, guess what the PRIMARY weapon of choice is?

ONE exercise (combined with a few others) – – but that ONE exercise reigns supreme, my friend.

And that one exercise is the handstand pushup – – NOT done as most people teach it.

Believe you me, this ONE exercise alone makes me feel on top of the world after a few reps. Makes me feel like I can blast through barriers – akin to an Abrams tank remorselessly MOWING down any and ALL opposition on the battlefield!

Believe you me – – a tough, tough set of handstand pushups gives you a buzz – – and an upper body workout that is quite literally OUT OF THIS WORLD – and one that bears NO PARALLEL to any other “modern day” training techniques around (and certainly NOT the pumping and toning we see going on at the gyms these days).

Handstand pushups – – to me – – quite frankly – – are what allow me to get through life’s crucibles when I need to.

They are the ONE exercise that build character, gumption and PERSEVERANCE – and a GUNG HO, never ever say die attitude in the face of adversity. And THEY are the one exercise that not only builds BATTLETANK SHOULDERS – – but also gives you a super workout – – and when you combine it with a few other exercises?

Well – watch OUT, my friend. King Kong (or a human version, at any rate) himself would have some serious competition in terms of the massive upper body you’ll develop – – and that, my friends, may sound like an exaggeration – – but it’s really not.

So get the one tool you need to battle through the BARRIERS of life, and emerge VICTORIOUS at the end of the CRUCIBLE, my friend – and get it right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/battletank-shoulders/

You’ll never regret it for a MOMENT.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – The course I mentioned is actually an advanced course, so if you’re just starting out and don’t have an inkling of what I’m talking about in terms of handstand pushups – – then THIS is the course to get – – https://0excusesfitness.com/shoulders-like-boulders/

P.S. #2 – Our sale is going FULL BLAST – – 25 % off, and if there was an opportunity to JUMP on, THIS is it, my friend. I don’t know the next time I’ll be doing something like this to be honest. Enter in “YEAROFTHEDOG” as the “code” on the checkout page to avail of this mindblowing discount on ALL 0 Excuses Fitness products until Feb 16, 2018!

 

Unprecedented sale!

Dear reader,

It’s gonna be another New Year here in mainland China soon. The clock be a ticking already, and the festivities are already on in full force apparently.

‘Tis gonna be the year of the DOG, my friend – – and given the dog eat dog world we live in, anything and everything that will give you a leg up on your competition is definitely MUCH welcomed, my friend.

And your own health and fitness levels are paramount to achieving success in any area of life or endavor you participate in. I don’t care if your goal is to do 100 pull-ups daily  – – or to make billions of dollars – – but the fact remains that the old axiom “Health is Wealth” DOES indeed hold true.

And the big dogs in this world are almost always the people that take care of themselves first – – and make health and fitness a priority.

And so should YOU, my friend. So should you – and here’s an added incentive.

I’ll be having a sale – – 25% off on ALL 0 Excuses Fitness products – – and it will start TOMORROW, my friend.

It will start on the 14th (Feb 14, 2018) – – and it will end on the 16th SHARP (Feb 16, 2018) – – which is when the Chinese Lunar New Year officially begins here in mainland China.

So get in while you can NOW, my friend. This is indeed unprecedented – – and a “on the spurt of the moment” thing for me – – so take advantage of it while you can!

To your health – strength – and overall fitness – and here is wishing you a VERY happy Lunar New Year in advance!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – All 0 Excuses products are available HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/products/. Enter in “YEAROFTHEDOG” as the “code” on the checkout page to avail of this mindblowing discount!

Swami pull-ups

Dear reader,

I was having fun the other day at the park while getting the pictures taken for my new and advanced book “Pull-ups – – STUD to SUPER STUD within weeks“.

Quite literally – – I was having a blast, and so was the person who was taking the pictures. In fact, that dude literally got an “advanced” education on how to do to pull-ups while taking the pictures, and that’s not an exaggeration by any stretch of the imagination.

This book takes off where the last book left off.

The last book was about how to improve at pull-ups – – and get yourself from 0 to 10 – or 20 – or even 100 – or whatever number you’ve got in mind QUICKLY.

And it did that for sure.

Here’s a testimonial from a customer that used the product and followed the instructions on how to do pull-ups contained therein (note – – this was BEFORE I EXPANDED the book – in other words, this was the “first” edition of that book – – not the expanded version which is up on the site NOW).

Rahul is an unusual combination of both brains and serious brawn. And his products shows. Pick a copy of his books and you will get more than your money’s worth in terms of fitness

“Gautam” from India

And THIS book takes off where that one left off, my friend. You’ll get variations on the pull-up that you’ve never imagined even remotely possible – – let alone DONE before.

For example, would you believe me if I told you that pull-ups done a certain way can give you an inner thigh workout from hell?

Or, that the way you position your LEGS – yes, your LEGS – can make a huge, huge difference to the ultimate difficulty level of the exercise?

Or – – that you can literally do them in “Swami” position a.k.a. “Swami pull-ups”?

Swami, by the way is a Hindi (or perhaps Sanskrit – I’m not entirely sure) term for “holy men” – – or, in other words, those dudes that sit in a cross legged position and meditate for hours on end on matters beyond “our” earthly comprehension, hehe.

And while you don’t really need to meditate while doing pull-ups – -the fact is that you CAN and SHOULD focus your mind while training, my friend.

In fact your level of focus should be akin to an actual “swami” meditating in the jungles – – except you focus on your goals and your training and BLOCK everything else out.

This sort of training can be very very powerful indeed, my friend – – and the great thing about my new book is that it not only tells (and shows) you how to do various types of pull-ups (including the “Swami” pull-up and “Frog” pull-ups – – yes, another interesting version) – – it also gives you plenty of TOUGH, TOUGH workouts to keep you busy for a long long time.

All these variations will not only hit your body differently – – from all angles – – and will not only make you stronger, but they’ll also keep your workouts fresh, interesting and — – yes – FOCUSED.

You may never of course turn into a “Baba” or “Swami” with long hair and flowing saffron robes, of course – – but if you follow the workouts in the book – – YOU, my friend – – WILL be catapulted to SUPER-ELITE level at pull-ups within a few weeks.

YOU will be the envy of the pumpers and toners at the local gyms as you bang out pull-ups effortlessly. Smoothly. Up and down, one rep after the other, barely breaking a sweat.

And you’ll have the upper body of your dreams to boot as well.

Can’t beat that combo, eh?

So without further ado, hurry on over HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/ – – and grab your copy of “Pull-ups – – from STUD to SUPER STUD” while stocks last. It’ll knock your SOCKS off – – that is for SURE!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I’m off for some serious training myself – – some APE like training as I  mentioned in the last email. I’ll have more updates for you on that in a while too!

Train the way of the ape

Dear reader,

As I pulled (literally) through my workout today I did some very simple things indeed.

In fact, my entire workout today was simple – – much like my daily workouts. Simple, uncomplicated – – BRUTAL – – and oh YES – left me feeling like a zillion bucks and on TOP of the world as usual!

Now, this post is not so much about the specifics of my workout today – – that was basically Hindu Squats, pull-ups, pushups and a few other “dibs and dabs” here and there. Was an entire body workout – – and yet, especially hard on the upper body mostly because of the rapid “cycling” through the entire routine with very little rest between sets etc.

And one of the things I did to really BLAST my entire upper body (not to mention utterly and totally FRY my grip) was to train like, well, an ape.

That’s right. Exactly as an ape would train – – except they don’t call it training, of course. They call it LIFE – – and survival (of the fittest, of course).

Now, we all know how strong monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas are, right?

A chimpanzee can kill a crocodile with it’s bare hands – – and if a BABY – – yes, BABY monkey were to grab an adult man’s little finger it could squeeze that little finger with such ferocity that it would make the man scream “Uncle” within NO time at all.

And thats not even getting into the brute strength that gorillas etc possess.

Now, how exactly do these apes get so strong, you ask?

Well – simple – by doing what they do on a regular basis – – which is to swing themselves from branch to branch on trees ALL day long!

Pulling movements – – and yet – – that “swinging pull”  is really what gives them that INHUMAN level of pulling strength, my friend – – and arms and shoulders that look like they’re carved out of granite and are about three times or more as strong!

The closest approximation we humans have to this are monkey bars – aptly named – and yet most adults scoff at this WONDERFUL piece of equipment which is basically “begging”  you to use it for free.

Most adults scoff at this sort of thing calling it “kiddie stuff” – but guess what. Most of these adults would be doing well to even HOLD on to the monkey bars for any  length of time – let alone actually “swing” without pulling tendons, muscles or more.

And advanced swings like I do – might as well forget about that one when it comes to the average modern day human ape, hehe.

And that’s basically what I did to make my workout ultra tough today. Try swinging across the monkey bars the way I teach you in my courses for reps/sets BETWEEN your other exercises. It’s not easy to say the least – and it’ll give you a hell of a workout as well.

I often hear (and have blogged about) the “Da Xing Xing” chants I get when training. In Mandarin Chinese “Da Xing Xing” translates into Gorilla.

’nuff said me thinks!

Now, this is one of the keys I mention to getting better – and quickly – at pull-ups in “Pull-Ups — from DUD to STUD” – – and one key which is often ignored despite it’s obvious importance.

These and other keys are available to you right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/

Oh, and if you think insane pulling strength doesn’t translate over into real life, think again.

If you think “oh, that’s just for getting better at pull-ups. It ain’t gonna help me otherwise” – – well – – think several times, my friend.

It DOES translate over – and it WILL help you.

You might be able to bench press the world, but when it comes time to carry Granny – or your girl friend, for that matter, up a flight or several flights of stairs – – guess what. Those bench press numbers won’t help you there. Your pull will.

In a street fight? Well, guess what – – the amount of weight you can pull down on the lat pull down machine ain’t gonna matter then. What WILL matter is how many guys you can PULL towards you – and then take down – and STRIKE.

And so forth.

Believe me, this stuff DOES have real life benefits – – but you’ll have to experience it for yourself to see what I’m yellin about, my friend.

Last, but not least, remember that it’s always good to train the way of the animal – – the grizzly being another prime example that I’ll be covering soon.

All for now – if you train today – make it a great, great one!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – One animal you want to avoid training – and behaving like – at all costs is a jackass, my friend. The human jackass I referred to in my last post – ah, but you remember him, don’t you? Him of the “how NOT to do pull-ups” post – – and his video is finally up for “posterity” on Twitter. Feel free to have a laugh — and SHARE!

P.S # 2 – And once you’re done laughing, watch the other video on how to DO pull-ups and then start cranking on some of the other supplementary exercises I mention in the course – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/

How to DO pull-ups

Dear reader,

Well, I haven’t been able to get onto Twitter for the past hour or so (with regard to my LAST post) so your laugh will have to wait – – but fear NOT – – I’ll get it up there.

For now though, I gotta rush – – and I’ll post a brief clip on how to DO pull-ups  – – right on MY OWN site (which I CAN get onto as of now, hehe).

(For those reading this via email – – the clip is on the blog – – not the email).

THIS is perfect form, my friends.

More later!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – Those links on pull-ups again? Well, here they are – – and they’ll explain what I showed in that brief snippet above – –

  1. https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/
  2. https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

How NOT to do pull-ups!

Dear Reader,

Today I’ll deviate a bit from the norm and show you a video – but one which details how NOT to do pull-ups.

Pull-ups are a great, great exercise  – – one of the best known to mankind, but unfortunately a lot of people denigrate this great exercise by engaging in tomfoolery and “chest thumping” when they do this exercise – – and do it incorrectly at that.

I’ll give you a bit of background on this in a minute but before I start – –  remember that a REAL MAN (or woman, for that matter) – – a REAL trainee – – does NOT need to “pump” and “show off” in front of the bros!

A real man does NOT bully – – or engage in any activities akin to it – – and a real man is most certainly NOT a keyboard warrior.

Unlike a certain “Dr. Singh” (praise be – NOT – to whichever institution bestowed him the title of “Dr” – – if at all, of course – – wouldn’t surprise me one bit if that was a figment of his imagination) who is and acts anything BUT like a real man – – or a man at all for that matter.

Doink the clown – move OVER. You’ve got serious competition here, bro, hehe.

Anyway, before I give you a bit of background on this – – the actual video itself will be posted on our Twitter account (and possibly our Facebook etc will have links to it as well) so if you have NOT yet “followed” us on social media, please do so now.

As I said in yesterday’s post, there are some things that are more convenient or otherwise appropriate to share via social media, and today’s “buffoonery” is one of them (well that, and plus user reach, bandwidth considerations on the actual 0 Excuses site itself make it more practical to post on Twitter).

Second, if you do not know how to do pull-ups the right way – – or are stuck at a certain rep count etc – – THIS is the course you need – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/

And now the background – – for those that have been following me, you know I’m currently in mainland China, and living here necessitates uses of the “Wechat” app on the blasted smartphone, of course.

China  (as a whole)  for whatever reason is even more “smartphone involved” (and I’m using a kind term there, hehe) than the rest of the world, but whatever – this ain’t a debate about smartphones and my  opinion on them.

So I posted a bit about my services on WeChat (on a group there, to be specific) and asked folks to contact me if interested. Wasn’t anything to do with  my fitness biz – was actually related to something else I do here.

And being I detest the smartphone and use only when required, I posted, and let the phone “slide to the side” as it were while I continued on with my activities on the computer.

An hour or so later, the darn thing blinks, and I see I was “mentioned” in the group by a certain “Dr. Singh” who appeared to be kind of peeved and claimed I was “fake” because I didn’t respond speedily to his initial post (apparently he ignored that very post itself where I asked interested folks to contact me privately).

Given the nature of his post and the vibes coming from his “are you fake” post, I responded with a “Read the post” message, which apparently ticked the good Doctor off even more, hehe.

“Don’t be cocky!” is what he responded with – – and while I’m NOT going to dignify the rest of his responses by posting here I may well post a few screen shots on Twitter, so stay tuned on that front. ‘Tis hilarious if nothing else.

He then unleashed a barrage of invective and other juvenile stuff about “not working with me” (must admit it made me “giggle” a bit as well) and I merely responded with a comment along the lines of “Thanks! I’d rather not work with seemingly semi-literate morons as well!”.

The invective continued unabated – – but I let it go. I was NOT interested in engaging with “keyboard warrior el supremo”, hehe. Got better things to do in life – bigger fish to fry.

Apparently Dr. Singh doesn’t though, and my lack of responses irked him even more.

And this morning he posted a video which prompted THIS particular post – – a video in which he supposedly does 3 pull-ups (actually he does not even do ONE correctly – and the other two? I don’t even notice a pull there, hehe) – – and at the end of it all “glowers” into the camera looking more like a bearded Doink the clown if anything else.

Apparently that  is supposed to “intimidate” yours truly as well as others.

Now, the tomfoolery and pumping and preening is one thing. I see this sort of nonsense going on with the bros at the gym all the time – – but the REAL reason I’m posting this (and hopefully making Dr. Singh “world famous” at the same time) is because of his UTTER AND COMPLETE lack of RESPECT for the EXERCISE!

It’s bad enough he’s gotta act the way he does. It’s bad enough he’s gotta try and be a keyboard warrior (note – I used the word “try”) and not only that – be a cyber bully – but I draw that line in the sand when it comes to denigrating a great, great exercise like this and any other, and doing so with  impunity at that.

So – – screen shots and a video on how NOT to do pull-ups following shortly on Twitter. Now remember I’m in mainland China where access to social media etc can be sporadic at best, so the best option is to “follow” me so you’ll be notified of new posts, videos etc automatically.

And the other reason of course I’m posting it is because it shows you how NOT to do pull-ups. Some folks (sad, but true) genuinely believe that this sort of pull-up is a real pull-up – – hint – – it is NOT – – I repeat – – NOT!

Last, but not least – – you don’t train to “impress others”. You don’t crank out handstand pushups to “be bigger than Joe Blow” and then pump and preen in front of said person. You don’t become a master at pull-ups – or anything at all – by doing it for the WRONG reasons!

You do so by doing it for the RIGHT reasons, my friend.

And any serious trainee worth his or her salt knows what I’m referring to.

My workout today was another 150 special – – 75 handstand pushups mixed in with 75 pull-ups and a few odds and ends – – and believe you me, NO pumping and toning was NEEDED at the at the end of it.

If anything, the “oohs and aahs” from the onlookers at the park in itself told me a story, hehe.

That’s the sort of thing YOU will get as well when you train like I do. Inner confidence GALORE – – and your inner BEAST unleashed – – ready to PLOW through life and it’s battles and emerge unscathed.

A real MAN – – a warrior with FEELING and COMPASSION – – not to mention GUTS in SPADES – – and a man who does the right thing regardless.

After you watch the video, take a minute to compose yourself and stop laughing.

Once you do – – grab BOTH the courses I’ve put out on pull-ups – – which show you how to do pull-ups the RIGHT way.

The first will get you started, and once you get started – and start to get good – start to work upon some of the stuff in the SECOND course.

Here they are –

  1. https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/
  2. https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

And always remember – you are NOT alone in your training. I’m with you – – as are millions of our brothers and sisters around the globe that take PRIDE AND HONOR in training sensibly – – and doing the RIGHT THING.

THAT, at the end of the day makes it ALL worth it, my friend. Oh YES – oh yessss – it DOES!

Amen!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Instagram and Twitter are both great ways to stay in touch.

Twitter – – @0xcusesfitness

Instagram – – @0excusesfitness.

P.S. #2 – By the way, if you think you’ve seen it all in terms of pull-ups – – well – – think AGAIN. The advanced course on pull-us will give you variations of pull-ups you’ve likely never DREAMT of, let alone thought of (not to mention catapult you from your current pull-up level to SUPER STUD level). Check it out right HERE – –  https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

Corrugated core

Dear reader,

I just got done with  my workout – and my abs are on FIRE. Quite literally – – or so it feels like, at any rate, especially the LEFT side of my body which I worked a little harder today apparently.

My front abdominals don’t feel like muscles or ridges of muscle. They feel like small rectangular blocks of CONCRETE embedded into my midsection – – running all the way up from my stomach to my groin.

In between, there are thin strands of muscle that feel as tough and yet as flexible as a steel band.

And my sides feel TORCHED to the extreme, not to mention my lower back. I don’t feel like I’ve got “muscles” running up my sides a.k.a. obliques although it may seem and “look” like I certainly do, but I feel like I’ve got BANDS of IRON running up and down my sides.

Tensile iron at that, willing to bend if needed. Ever ready to STRETCH and COIL – – and POUNCE if need be.

And you know what the great thing about all this is??

I’m not even tensing my abdominals to get this effect. This is a NATURAL effect – – yes – you read that right – – these are my “relaxed” abdominals!

Yes, you may think that ab muscles are only really supposed to be “hard” when they’re tensed, and YES, when you tense ’em – – they SHOULD BE rock solid – – but the point is that abs when trained well enough, and trained the way I train ’em are ALWAYS rock solid my friend.

Yes, if I tense my own abs – that degree of rock solid rises more than a few notches, but truth be told, I hardly ever need to do that.

And why?

Not just because I don’t primp and preen and have mirrors ready for “flexing and toning” like the pumpers and toners do. It’s because I don’t need to.

What do I  mean by this?

Well, a few weeks ago I made a trip to Hong Kong, and it was crowded on the way back to mainland China.

I  mean jampacked – – crowds jostling hither and thither as it were.

And as so often happens in these crowds, people are in a hurry, and before I knew it, I felt someone try to rush past me, and he ended up unwittingly elbowing me right in the midsection (left side if I recall correctly).

And he did so with some fair amount of force as well – – think swinging arms at full time as if he was “power walking”.

That pointy end of the elbow hit pretty hard – – but it just bounced off, and I didn’t even feel it.

More to the point though, HE felt it.

He looked back as if to say “what did I hit my elbow against!” and briefly rubbed it a couple of times before moving on.

You know what I mean now, don’t you?

He thought he had quite literally smashed his elbow into a wall of sorts, so rock solid was that upper ab that  he unknowingly hit – – and as for me? Might as well have been a rabbit or rubber ball bouncing off my midsection for all it felt like.

And THAT, my dear reader is the best part about all this.

So, how DID I get these abs from hell you ask?

Well – there are many ways to do ’em. Some advanced, some not – – and some, as I detail in the 0 Excuses Fitness System, fairly easy and stuff that anyone can probably begin to do.

But there is ONE exercise which works the best, my friend. ONE exercise – and it requires nothing other than your own body.

No, not even a chinning bar or a place to “hang” from – -just YOU, and the FLOOR (and maybe a handy pillow if you’ve got on).

This ONE exercise if done right and practiced religiously WILL give you the CARVED ABS look you so desperately want, my friend. And what’s more, it’ll do it within 15-20 minutes tops.

In fact, when most people start ONE minute or less is all they can do, and they can start to feel the difference within seconds (and I’m NOT kidding ya on that one).

This one exercise is the reverse pushup – something most people hardly ever do, and don’t have a clue on how to do.

And once you combine that with the BEST darn exercise I teach you – – well – – watch out, my friend – – You TOO will be on the sure shod path to obtaining ABS from hell – – and a CORRUGATED CORE as it were!

Most, if not all the information on how to do this on the Internet is flat out wrong – – but not to worry – – I’ve put out a course that not only tells you how to do this exercise, but gives you so many different variations on it that you could spend your entire lifttime working on them and still not be “sated”.

You can find it right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/products/pushups-reverse-pushups-the-best-darn-exercise/

And again – – you will not be able to find THIS info anywhere else on the Internet, my friend. There truly is NOT a product out there of this nature and caliber.

Order now – and watch dem abs start to materialize before your very eyes!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I use the term “core” in this email, and rightfully so. It’s not “just about the abs”. It’s about building a rock solid and freakishly strong midsection – – carved abs are but ONE of the side effects – – the other being a strong, flexible and permanently pain free lower back. Hurry on over now and start exploring this amazing exercise right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/products/pushups-reverse-pushups-the-best-darn-exercise/ 

Train like a GLADIATOR!

Dear reader,

I just got done with my workout and I’m feeling on top of the world – ready to blast through ANY and all obstacles, tasks, negativity and so on and so forth – – and do so with  minimum fuss at that.

I’m ready to PLOUGH through “opposition” like the famed M1 Abrams Tank does – or to put in other terms, like a GLADIATOR in the Colesium.

You know what I am referring to, don’t you?

Those WARRIORS – – those bronzed warriors – – that literally fought till the death and the last drop of blood was spilled.

Physically, these warriors (and MEN in general until about a century or so ago) were as close to “perfection” as possible – – in all regards, mind you.

Strength – fitness – overall stamina and endurance – you name it, and they had it in spades.

And how did they train?

They trained hard – they trained regularly – they made ZERO excuses (and indeed, were not allowed to either) – and most of all, they trained, for the most part with  BODYWEIGHT exercises that got them into the sort of super shape that they were in.

Pushups. Pull-ups. Climbing ropes. Jumping rope (this was a favorite by the way for armies in the past). And so forth.

All done in reps and sets that would make the modern day man puke and retreat into his self imposed shell just by reading about it.

And it was hard training that – believe me – made MEN out of boys, my friend.

The ancient gladiator didn’t sit around yanking the puny little cords on a lat pull down machine to “build the outer heads of the greased lats” and then stand around for hours admiring the “look”.

No – they did pull-ups – and PLENTY OF THEM – and in ways that would make the average “modern day gym” goer goggle on in amazement.  And no, they did NOT lift dumbbells or such “easy to lift” weights – it was mostly HARD, HARD lifting – such as rock lifting – or other oddly shaped heavy implement.

But the physical, my friend, pales into comparison with the MENTAL side of all this.

The warriors that took NARY a step backwards – – and as for entertaining thoughts of defeat? I doubt a gladiator ever even THOUGHT of defeat, much less entertained thoughts of “what would I do if I lose” – – not simply because there was no choice – – but also because he didn’t believe he could lose!

And that brings me to the central dispatch of today’s email – – which is to TRAIN – – and do so like a GLADIATOR!

When you train with FOCUS, determination and GUMPTION – and you BROOK NO INTERFERENCE during your training – you start to not only build the body of a gladiator but the mindset as well.

The closest subset of folks to gladiators in the modern day is elite units in the Army – such as the U.S. Marine Corps – them of the “GUMPTION” and “DO OR DIE” brand as well.

A Marine knows no defeat. Give a Marine a challenge, and his mind will instantly start to work upon finding a SOLUTION rather than a bazillion different ways to “escape” the situation.

And in civilian life? Elite athletes such as boxers, sprinters and wrestlers – they’ve got the above characteristics as well.

Now, the point of me telling you all is  this is not to say you should become part of the Special Forces or turn into a “modern day” gladiator (although neither one of those are bad choices, hehe).

Fact is that’s not going to happen for everyone – but yet – point of me saying all this is that we ALL deal with ONE BATTLE daily – a battle that requires ALL the above characteristics and then some to emerge victorious.

That being the battle of life, my friend.

The CRUCIBLE of life, as I like to put it.

We hear crap news about the economy everywhere we turn. Divorce rates are spiralling as is inflation. Many folks don’t have jobs. The list of “negatives” goes on and on, and yet, whether you believe in all this or not is NOT the point.

Point being, ALL those above characteristics are required in order to FIGHT the battle of life HEADS ON – – and EMERGE VICTORIOUS – – bloodied, yet not BEATEN at the end of it all!!

If you asked me to sum up the benefits of my flagship product the much vaunted “0 Excuses Fitness System“in a few words, physical effects would be the last thing I’d mention although YES, the System if used WILL turn the average tub of blubber into a runaway fitness machine with nothing else other than bodyweight.

What I’d mention first though would be the mental effects – the mental FORTITUDE and STEELY FACED determination and CHARACTER the course builds – that not only gets you fit, but enables to face life head on, front on, and tackle (and go through) life’s numerous challenges like a roaring, tearaway Brahma Bull.

And the 10 Commandments of Physical Success might as well be renamed “10 Commandments of SUCCESS”, so universal are these truths that I lay out in the System.

Hell, I could easily justify the entire price of the System in terms of THESE commandments (and personal examples/experiences which are priceless) alone – – so you owe it to yourself to take a gander right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

And last but certainly not least I’ll close this out by saying that Rome was not built in a day – – but built it WAS, my friend.

What does that mean?

Well, if you’re currently at “couch potato” status and the very idea of even 25 – or 15 – or and I’m NOT kidding – 5-8 pushups done in proper form sounds like a distant dream, well – NOT to worry.

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” as they say.

And a skyscraper is only built when you take that first action, my friend.

And even if you’re at couch potato or tub of lard status right about now and haven’t done any real physical activity in years, that first action is easy to take, my friend.

All you have to do is raise your right buttcheek off the couch, or sofa, or computer chair, or bar stool (belch) or office chair – slide in a couple of fingers, pull out your wallet, and invest in yourself right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Invest in yourself NOW – and reap the benefits forever, my friend. It’s that simple.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I literally ended up “growling” at a lady who shoved a phone under my nose as I was completing a toughie this afternoon. UGGGGGGGHHHHH – boy do I hate that! I’ve made no secret of my dislike for folks interrupting me during my workout and smartphones/selfies at the most inopportune moments in general, and this lady was another one of that brigade. Ugh again.

P.S. #2 – By the way, and in case you did not know – – my new course on pull-ups – – an advanced course for the modern day GLADIATOR is going like gangbusters. Join the fun right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

 

Pumpers and toners – BEWARE

Dear reader,

Woke up this morning around 7:30 and headed out for an advanced, advanced outdoors workout that’ll knock the socks off even those who claim to be (and may be to an extent) advanced trainees.

And what was that workout? Well, the upper body part of it consisted of just TWO exercises – the pull-up, and of course the HANDSTAND pushup, my friend.

And sets, reps, you ask?

Well, I did 150 all in all. 25  x 6 sets – – and I was DONE with my upper body workout — and indeed, the majority of my workout as well.

That’s 75 handstand pushups and 75 pull-ups done in the SAME workout, my friend – – and if you’re holding on to your hat in sheer bewilderment and amazement well you a) better well be, because this is REAL advanced stuff and b) you’re NOT alone in doing the same.

Though the park was fairly deserted today, there was a steady stream of people going in and out of it next to the wall I was practicing upon – – and the “oohs and ahs” and “hao li hao”s” continued unabated as I pushed through  my routine.

And guess what – though 75 handstand pushups mixed in with 75 pull-ups IS INDEED “King Kong” level, there’s more.

Oh yes – there is – the “more” is that these were ALL done in perfect form.

LETTER PERFECT FORM!

That means no kipping. No half ass reps on the handstand pushup – and certainly NO half ass reps on some of the advanced pull-ups I did when the regular pull-ups became too easy.

In fact, I caught myself “napping” through one of these advanced sets and ended up re-doing the whole set, such was my focus.

And guess what else – – I’m still feeling the effects of my workout HOURS later, but I’m NOT talking about the physical effects.

You’d expect me to feel sore, beat up and rundown, but the OPPOSITE is the case my friend. Though I had a hectic day ahead (just through the bulk of it as I sit here writing this to you), that by no means dissuaded me from going full bore in my workout, and with good reason.

Why, you ask? Why not take it easy?

Well – first because I fight fire with fire, and the best way to maintain my sense of “sang froid” throughout a hectic day is by having a COOL and CLEAR mind – – an AGILE and NIMBLE mind able to deal with whatever is thrown at it and come out TOPS.

And the way I accomplish that is through my workouts.

Workouts that give me that cool, calm, collected and quietly confident on top of the world feeling – – and guess what else?

It’s not just the physical my friend. That is but a tiny portion of it.

It’s the MENTAL effect of these workouts – – specifically, the workout (and others like it) that I mentioned right here I’m referring to.

The sheer mental BUZZ – – the MASSIVE BOOST OF CONFIDENCE – – and the overriding sense of QUIET, CALM confidence that only a man whose brought a gun to the knife fight can have – – these are but some of the mental effects.

Hours later, I was still replaying the HSPU’s in my head, and my day seemingly just flew by.

Look, when you do these tough workouts the way I advocate – you’ll feel the same way too.

Best part is though, it’ll come NATURALLY.

You’re NOT going to have to “struggle” to feel quietly yet supremely confident.

Better yet – – others will SENSE this quiet feeling of confidence – – this feeling of a tiger just WAITING to be roused and spring – – and will RESPECT it — and you, my friend.

You’re not going to have to grunt, moan, show off, impress the babes, flex your muscles or do any of the rubbish the pumpers and toners do at the gym.

Nope – – this is real stuff, and even if you did what is mentioned in the preceding sentence – – would you get a buzz? A real buzz? Anything even close to what I’m talking about?

No, no, and no again. The only thing that happens is the gym is the bros “pump” the muscle temporarily with some ridiculous machines and harmful exercises, and then – – POP goes the weasel as soon as they step foot out of the gym into the real world.

Such is the case with an unnatural “pump”. It does NOT last. And it sure don’t give you any superlative mental side effects either.

Other hand, the natural “high” and natural and real strength?

Well, let me just say that pumping ain’t required. That look in the eye is ALL that you need in order to command INSTANT respect from not just the pumpers and toners at the gym, but folks in general.

The seas of your life WILL start to part, my friend – – it is THAT true.

Still want more proof? Go to the local gyms and watch some of the foolishness going on in the gyms, and then – -when the  bros take one of their “century long” breaks between “hard sets”, pop off a set of 10 or so PERFECT handstand pushups.

It’ll take you but a minute or so – and once you’re done, casually walk back to your starting position.

A pall – – a hush – – will have descended, and you’ll see that look of ENVY, disbelief, and RESPECT.

And THAT combined with the CONFIDENCE is what makes all this worth it, my friend! Oh YES – – it is SO WORTH IT!

Without further ado then – – if you’re not training handstand pushups the right way (and lots of folks teach ’em the wrong way) – – then the perfect place to start is right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/shoulders-like-boulders/

It’s either that or miss out on the benefits above.

The choice is yours, my friend – – but if I were you, I KNOW what I would do.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Almost forgot to tell you that the benefits just keep increasing in direct proportion to the gains you make on these. Shoulders like Boulders is stage #1 – – but you really want to get BOTH the courses – – both the LEVELS – – so that you can instantly morph over from “stage 1” to “stage 2” with NO delay.

Level 1 – – https://0excusesfitness.com/shoulders-like-boulders/

Level 2 – – https://0excusesfitness.com/battletank-shoulders/

I look forward to hearing back of your SUCCESS!

Pull-up monsters – HERE is one for ya!

Dear reader,

We all know what defines the term “pull-up monster” don’t we?

Those “incredibly ripped” and fit looking guys that can seemingly bang ’em out by the dozen – – and bang ’em out all day long without even breaking  a sweat.

Those guys with abs that look like they were constructed of steel and rebar rather than flesh and blood – – and trim, toned – – and yet, hellatiously POWERFUL looking midsections.

And those guys, of course, whose muscles you can literally “see” rippling under the skin, especially when it comes to the back.

The old timers had this look, of course – – most of them, at any rate – – and pull-ups were one of the cornerstones of their workouts, as it should be.

And so it is for me – – and so it should be for you once you’re past a certain level.

In the past I put out a course on pull-ups which changed lives and got folks from “dud” (i.e. ZERO pull-ups or even dead hangs) to “STUD” level (a.k.a banging them out willy nilly in proper form and cadence, and doing so for reps).

And while the feedback I have received for this course is gratifying indeed, what is even more gratifying is the fact that some of you wanted to go to the next level. Progress to the next level rather – – and guess what – – I HEARD YOUR voices, my brothers and sisters.

I’ve finally got the next course on pull-ups done and dusted, and it’s on the website now right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/.

Now, it goes without saying that you can do what I mentioned in the earlier course and still be set for the rest of your life in terms of gains, my friend. THAT course alone will put you in the 1% category of people globally that can at least do pull-ups for reps in GOOD form (and believe it might well be called an elite category).

And THIS course will put you in not just elite – – but RAREFIED company, my brother.

Amongst other things, you’ll learn 25 different variations on the regular pull-up – – all toughies, and most of which you probably hadn’t ever dreamt about, let alone even attempt.

You’ll learn how to develop a 12 pack without even TRYING to do so – – and you’ll learn how — get this – – leg positioning can ENTIRELY change the feel and intensity of the exercise.

These, and plenty more secrets are revealed in “Pull-ups – from STUD to SUPER STUD within WEEKS!“.

Run over NOW and check it out – – it’ll knock your SOCKS off, my friend. You do NOT want to miss this.

 

Pull-ups – – “STUD” to “SUPER” stud within WEEKS