Well, it’s certainly been another long break from posting, hasn’t it? So much going on … so many things to do, so little time, and while that certainly isn’t an excuse not to post – as they say “tis what it is!”
On the fitness front, things have been going great guns. I’ve been getting in one superb workout after the other on the hill – and I’ve doing pushups and pullups galore as well (the first with a bit of a twist, hehe, but I’ll get into that later!)
On the business front, things have been going well – steady sailing, and one of the more interesting developments is this – we are currently in the process of translating my books and courses over into Spanish.
As of now, 0 Excuses Fitness and the first book on pull-ups have been translated, and while they aren’t available on this site, a quick Amazon search should pull ’em both up!
So if English isn’t your preferred language and it might not be for many of you amigos out there – – well – – have at – -we’re working hard to rectify just that!
And on the life front – well, I’m back in Spain – a country where I seem to land up every year regardless – and just in the nick of time it seems. The deadly coronavirus started to rage across mainland China just a couple of weeks after I left, and we all know the fallout of that, don’t we?
A virus that is spreading globally and causing a lot of deaths in the mainland – and a virus that could have and SHOULD have been contained way back when it started last Nov – ah, but I’ll stop there. My best wishes to those affected and obviously China in general – it’s been a country where I’ve spent years and enjoyed it, and I for one hate to see this sort of thing occurring there (or anywhere, for that matter).
(Edit – I’ll be back soon – but thats another story altogether)
And that out of the way – this virus affects mostly the elderly and young – and those with low or “weak”immune systems.
And you don’t have to be a scientist to know that the #1 way to boost your immune system – and health in general – is regular, HARD workouts.
Climb a hill daily – multiple time if you so choose – and sprint that sucker on occasion – and chances are that is ALL the working out you’ll ever need – and chances also are you’ll never need a face mask or worry about “Coronaviruses” or other such flu-like pandemics.
Bang out 250 pushups daily in quick time, and the same applies. Or climb stairs. Or … but you get my drift!
Now, some of you out there do all of this – and MORE on a regular basis.
But what when travel – and the unexpected – throws a spanner into your works?
Por ejempelo, I do NOT have a hill here where I’m at – and outdoor conditions are less than favorable for any sort of walking – let alone working out at any pace, hehe.
(NB – it must be said that I’m saying keeping in my mind my own fitness levels – where a brisk 30-35 minute walk on level ground barely even gets me going)
And many of you are probably facing the same situation as well.
The obvious answer to this would be a workout you can get in anywhere – anyplace – anytime – either indoors or outdoors.
A workout that will NOT challenge you for time – but which WILL challenge you in ALL other ways, mi amigo.
A workout that will get you huffing, puffing, sweating and panting – and boost T levels and immunity – all within record time – and that is the 0 Excuses Fitness System for you in a nutshell, my friend.
Other than this, what are some MUSTS to do when your regular routine is interrupted?
Well, stretching, for one. Stretching isn’t something I normally advocate before workouts, but if you’re unable to get a decent workout in, then stretching might just be what the doc ordered.
The “downward” position of the Hindu pushup is a great one, as is the back bridge (along with front). The tablemaker is another position I highly recommend (and believe you me, it’s far tougher than it looks on camera, hehe).
Pushups are another must, even if you just do a few.
And last, but not least, that eternal must do – WALKING!
Boy do I miss my daily hikes on Qi Feng mountain – as well as the sheer rush I got from those workouts – but for now, I’m getting my walk on here in the congested city streets of Madrid.
30-35 minutes brisk walking a day, and while I barely work up a sweat – I know I’m doing something – daily – and that, my friend, as I’ve said so many times – is the real key to staying fit over a lifetime.
It’s like a bank balance – keep depositing money – or small chunks of exercise – and it will grow accordingly. Ditto if you choose the reverse, of course!
So that’s what’ been going on, my friend. My apologies again for the break in posts – mea culpa, as they say – and a very happy (albeit belated) Happy New Year to all of you reading this!
Best wishes – stay safe – and remember to get your workout in no matter what – ZERO excuses!
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