How the “Great German Giants of Strength” trained – and ATE
- "He ate more in a MEAL than I could eat in a month!"

Dear Reader,

Today’s post should come as another  eye opener to those of y’all that believe in following the “experts” when it comes to matters of strength, training – and indeed DIET and fitness.

Back in the late 1800’s, a boy was born to parents of relatively humble means – in Leipzig, Germany.

He was part of a trio of young lads – three brothers – the three brother that would go on to be known as the “Saxon” brothers – and perform legendary, even unbelievable feats of strength that are pretty much unparalleled even years later.

And Arthur Saxon, the “lad” I’m referring to – is pretty much STILL known as the strongest (and perhaps fittest too, if you take a look at him!) man that EVER lived. Perhaps Eugene Sandow, another giant in the strength training world could give him competition – but thats about it.

Now, at this point you might be asking me – what does this have to do with me i.e. the “average Joe” that isn’t interested in Herculean feats of strength.

Well, hear me out, my friend – it does.

The Saxon brothers, Arthur, Herman and Kurt would routinely train around 4 – 6 hours a day, and would put on shows – of strength – during the week – which I’m yet to see matched in the modern day era.

For instance, the three brothers once supported a car with their feet – – with six men in it – – as it was driven across a “bridge of sorts”!

Or, if we’re talking Arthur Saxon – – a 370 lb bent press with one hand (picture on Instagram) – – or a 200lb one arm snatch – – or 440 lb “two arms anyhow” lift – – it wasn’t for nothing that he’s known as the strongest man that ever lived!

Now, you’d imagine such a man to be a giant – similar to what you see in the WWE or similar to the boobybuilders at the gym, right?

Nothing doing – Saxon stood in a mere 200 lbs himself – 5’10” – soaking wet, if I might say so!

And while the picture on Instagram speaks volumes, what I haven’t mentioned is how these guys ate.

For breakfast they ate 24 eggs and 3 pounds of smoked bacon; porridge with cream, honey, marmalade and tea with plenty of sugar. At three o’clock they had dinner: ten pounds of meat was consumed with vegetables (but not much potatoes); sweet fruits, raw or cooked, sweet cakes, salads, sweet puddings, cocoa and whipped cream and very sweet tea. Supper, after the show, they had cold meat, smoked fish, much butter, cheese and beer. Following this they had a chat and at one o’clock went to bed.

The Saxons did have a “health drink” which I presume they concocted themselves. The ingredients were dark lager beer (or Dublin stout) mixed with Holland gin, the yolk of an egg and plenty of sugar. “It is a very good but strong drink” was the Saxon opinion, “but, if you are not used to it you will get dizzy very quickly.” It seems to me that one would have to be a very strong man in the first place, in order to drink it.

And in case you don’t believe it – a quick Google around will reveal that these facts are TRUE, my friend. I got them from the URL here – https://legendarystrength.com/old-time-strongman-diet/ – but this diet was originally mentioned in “Muscle and Power” magazine (Joe Wieder).

When I sent the article to my wife, curious to see what she said – her response was “Sorry, I’m allergic to reading!”

Ok … So, I mentioned it to her on a call, and she made the following remark – “He ate more in a day than I eat in a month, and yet he didn’t have a lick of fat on him!”

Now, bear in mind, other than their training and the shows they regularly put on, the Saxon brothers LOVED to walk. In fact, they’d routinely walk to and from their shows – – and their love for walking and swimming was in fact cultivated in childhood (along with climbing trees, which laid the base for their prodigious grip strength later on).

Now, we come to “what can we take away from this email as the average Joe”.

Well, this – my friend – three things actually.

One, that the experts aren’t necessarily right when it comes to diet. I’ve stated my own preference of NOT calorie counting and NOT eating what they tout as the most important meal of the day – -and getting RESULTS – – and have backed it up with other examples of folks that did the same thing – – and now you have someone doing what would be considered nigh unhealthy by any standards today – – and … well, the results speak for themselves.

Two, strength does NOT mean “size”. And size does NOT mean strength. I realize that may throw some of you into a “tailspin”, but thats just the way it IS, my friend. ‘Tis the size of the fight in the dog, as they say, not the size of the dog itself.

Third, building a base for anything is crucial – – FITNESS included!

And fourth (I know, I said three, hehe) – – this just shows you the importance of regular brisk WALKING. If the great German giants of strength considered it an integral part of their routine – I’m sure you can too, my friend!

And that’s that for today. No, I’m not telling you to go out and consume a 11lb goose (and quarts of beer) as Kurt Saxon reportedly did a lot of times – but bear in mind – workout is always KING, my friend. And diet is QUEEN.

Together they make a kingdom … almost always!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S – For the layperson, another key fact to bear in mind – again – is that building a base for solid fitness gains down the road is nigh CRUCIAL. How did I get up to the point where I can pound out 100 handstand pushups in a workout – amongst other things – and not really “feel” it the next day? The key is I built a proper base – and so can you – by following the principles listed out right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

 

“Once you start pushing – you never go BACK!”
- - and more on the power of pushups!

Dear Reader,

Way, way back in the day when I was a young lad, I was desperately looking for any and all measures to increase my upper body strength and overall levels of stamina.

I was given all sorts of “ways” to accomplish this goal (remember, this was before the Internet, and remember too I’m from a family where exercise isn’t quite “the norm”, if I might say so, hehe).

Some were OK in a certain sense, but didn’t really work. Such as when I was told to “run for 15 minutes a day”, which didn’t make much sense to me in the sense I was told back then – and which doesn’t make sense to me NOW either.

Some were downright ridiculous. I once remember being told to “lift 5kg dumbbells in each hand” for extended periods of time – and supposedly that would build increased levels of strength and muscle.

I did that for a coupla weeks, and nothing happened, of course. HA!

Not ONCE was I told about pushups – pull-ups and the like. Despite there being a pull-up bar installed at home, I as a child wasn’t ever instructed on how to use it – – and it served more as a clothes hanger than the actual workout tool it is, hehe.

The real wake up call for me came when I was in P.E. class at the age of 17, and some of the girls (yes) threw the shot put father than me in a competition.

Oh come on Rahul, I still remember the taunts. Even these girls are throwing the ball further than you are!

And that, along with another incident that occurred in terms of my right wrist (an injury, and I’ve spoken about that in the past too) really got me going on my quest for information on REAL physical training.

In college I swam a lot, which did a lot for my upper body – but as I started to research how sportsperson trained (and by extension martial arts professionals, the military and so forth) – the REAL key started to appear.

There was one common denominator everywhere – PUSHUPS!

And so I started doing pushups – not all the variants I know and teach today, of course. I just did about three variants or so (and a half ass variant of the handstand pushup), but I started doing them regularly, and the results were nothing short of astounding – and these results just got amplified years later when I discovered the power of the handstand pushup.

But amidst all this positivity, there was ONE thing missing – that being how to get an entire body workout with just the pushup alone.

And after a lot of “hand wringing” – time spent “in the trenches” – and trial and error – I found the answer, my friend, and how.

The answer of course being pushups – done in all their variants, shapes and forms if  I might say so, and pushups, my friend were 95% of the reason I got down to 60 kgs from my formerly (some say big, but I say corpulent, hehe) 120 or thereabouts kilos.

And the results were so stunning that I shared them with the world in my training sessions, blog posts and emails – and people started raving about the effects pushups had on their overall health and fitness levels as well.

And now, I’ve decided to put all that knowledge into one course – – that being “Pushup Central” – – which will cover not one – not two – not three – but no less than 51 different ways of working the mighty pushup, my friend.

Contained in that “there” little manual will be MORE than enough information to keep even the most advanced of you trainees out there busy for a lifetime – – and I don’t just teach you how to do the exercises. I even include sample workouts at the end of the book – workouts that have been put through the GRINDER, literally speaking, by yours truly.

Workouts containing nothing other than the pushup – – workouts that build muscle and burn fat at the same time – and most of all – workouts that leave you feeling like a bazillion bucks at the end of it all.

This course should be out within the next couple of days – so be on the outlook for it!

And that, my friend is the heads up for now. If you workout today – make sure and do some pushups too.

As they say , once you …. you’ll never go back, hehe (NO pun intended in terms of the “pushes”!).

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. -By the way, I referred to “Gorilla Grip – TIPS!” in an email before, and THAT course is out now – – here is where you can grab it – – https://0excusesfitness.com/gorilla-grip-tips/

It feels so good you wanna do MORE
- - not what you're thinking, hehe...

Dear Reader,

Upon reading the title of this email, you might be misled to believed I’m talking about something other than exercise – something that ALSO feels great, hehe, sometimes “better in certain regards” if you know what I mean.

Actually that “something” is also exercise – – but NOT in the way that I’m talking about. And while that exercise is indeed good for overall health, strength and fitness – – the exercises I am referring to HERE will help you “go for longer” in terms of “that” exercise as well, hehe.

Ok, jokes (not really 😉) apart – today’s workout was a 20 minute BURST – – and I went for longer after that.

Bear in mind that the Hindu squats, rope jumps and reverse pushups I did during today’s workout were ALL that I “needed” to do. The heart was thumping – – pounding (there we go again! Hehe) – – and the sweat was pouring off – – and my muscles were-a-burning, my friend.

And at the end of it all, as I did a patented lower back stretch that I  describe in the 0 Excuses Fitness System – – I thought I’d do MORE.

And do more I did, my friend.

I did more pushups. I banged out more squats – something I NEVER do usually AFTER my pushups.

And at the end of it all, I worked on wall walks – – and the BEST DARN exercise ever.

All in all, the entire deal was about 45 minutes in duration.

While 20 minutes or even less was all I “needed”, that didn’t satisfy me – – and I went for longer – – and as I sit here writing to you, my entire body “zinging” as it were – – I’m STILL not fully recovered from the workout – – and am feeling great.

And that’s really the essence of everything I talk about, my friend. In terms of life – – and fitness – – do what ultimately feels GREAT – – and reaps MAJOR rewards in the shortest possible amount of time.

Cheating? Me thinks not, my friend. During the time you workout, a lot of you might hate that time more than anything else – – but as the great Emerson once said, the law of compensation works in EVERY area of life – – and it delivers – – in equal measure – with COMPOUND interest.

Neglect your health and fitness for too long, and you’ll soon have more health issues than you can think of or wag a finger at.

And do ALL you can – above and beyond the norm in terms of fitness – as yours truly does – – and you’ll not enjoy a life of great health – – and live until a LONG time – – but you’ll also look- – and feel – – YEARS younger than you currently ARE, my friend.

And that, my friend, is the truth. As the Chinese tell me, “I can’t believe you’re 39! You look more like 26 or 27 …”

So that’s that for today. I’m off for now – I’ll be back later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – THESE workouts right here will have you wanting MORE – and MORE – until you get in the very best shape of your life, and that ain’t gonna take long at all, my friend – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

“Cousin quarantine more than 20 days into this”
- - how someone can be that proud of being a LARDASS - is BEYOND ME!

Dear Reader,

Holy MOLY! I just saw “something” (I’m being a tad bit unkind by referring to a person’s brief video on social media as “something”) – – but hey, I think you’ll understand what I mean and why I say “something” when I explain fully.

But first, heads up, my friend.

I’ve just finished work on a new course – but this time of a DIFFERENT nature.

A course that puts together 25 solid tips on how to build a bone crushing grip – a grip that has an “unnatural pull to it – – a kung fu like grip — in short, everything I’ve mentioned in Gorilla Grip, but this time – -you get TIPS – -tips that you can work into ALL your workouts – – not just grip workouts!

These are written in a style very similar to what I send out in my daily emails – -and in the Fitness Central series – -and if you’re a fan of either, or both of those – this will be RIGHT up your alley.

The sales page for this will be coming up shortly – stay tuned!

Now, on to the main topic of today’s email.

After I finished the course, I decided to take a bit of a breather on this here Friday night, hehe, and brewed myself some Chinese style white tea.

(There in itself lies one tip and KEY to success -and yes, it holds as true for fitness as it does LIFE itself. You work, work, work until you make it – and THEN you relax – and even after you make it, you can nary afford to rest on your laurels, as success is matter of never ending application, my friend).

Pause to “roost” — and it takes wings and FLIES, but anyway, so while sipping on this tea, I was browsing through my wechat “moments” (akin to Facebook wall).

And suddenly amongst the usual junk of folks selling health supplmenents (think male health, hehe) – clothes – and the usual smorgasbord of lard inducing food and drinks – I saw something that made me literally sit up and say “WTFF???”

Pardon the double F, and pardon the language, but that was precisely my reaction. The title of the short video was in Chinese, and being I can’t read the characters, I translated it, and the usual hilarious translation came through – that being the title of this email, but hey, it got the point across!

Apparently this lady (my contact)’s cousin has been quarantined indefinitely and given China’s large scale lockdown of entire provinces and cities due to the Coronavirus (millions of people effectively confined to their homes for 99% of the time, and infected people 100% of the time) this shouldn’t come as any surprise.

And while we could debate forever on whether or not this curfew was a case of the horse done having long bolted before the stable door was even inspected and so forth – the point is the video.

Her “cousin” was an obese – grossly so – grossly times X – obesity personified young lady with not just one muffin top – but TWO.

You know what a muffin top is, don’t you?

That annoying layer of fat around your obliques which is often the hardest to lose and comes off LAST – and spills over jeans and other tight fitting clothes.

Well, this lady had that – but it paled in comparison to the muffin top ABOVE that – something that I’ve not quite seen before.

You know the fat that “folds” on the top of your stomach when you sit down, right?

Well, this was that and then some.

You get the picture – and what was astounding was this lady holding on to her layers of fat and “crooning” – I’m not going to get into what – but she was obviously in a strange sort of way “proud” of her obesity.

20 days?? Is that even enough time to gain more than a coupla kgs at most? I must admit it boggles the mind – this lady must have done nothing but eat, eat, eat – and perhaps drink too during her stay in “quarantine!”

And of course, the being proud part doesn’t come as a surprise. Think “body shaming” and all the other moronic comments being made in today’s politically correct world, and sad but true – but there are many folks globally who are in worse shape – NOT quarantined – and are equally “comfortable” with (or even flaunting) their obesity as being “natural”.

My foot.

Note there is nothing wrong with being naturally “big”. No-one is asking you to be “ripped” – indeed, that isn’t the best way – but obese?? And proud of it??

I think not, my friend. Hehe.

Anyway, the good news is, those of you that are 0 Excuses faithful never need to worry about being quarantined (in terms of fitness) – or reducing food intake etc while at home.

Or, running bazillion of miles around one’s own furniture to lose weight. I’ll have more on that in the future – a video recently went viral on Chinese social media of a man doing just that and actually losing a ton of weight while at it. Hey, whatever works!

Back to that lady – if she had even walked around the furniture a few times – I doubt that she would be in the sort of state she is now – especially in only 20 days, haha.

But then again, to each his/her own!

And I’ll end today’s email on that note. Be proud of and comfortable in your own skin – but ALWAYS be MAN – or woman – enough to admit your shortcomings – especially when it comes to being overweight or obese. That, my friend, is half the battle won!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I wonder if I should email Ms. Corpulence and let her know the link to 0 Excuses Fitness. Probably wouldn’t do any good telling her, so I’ll tell YOU, my dear reader – here is the System that will whip you into the best shape of your life in record time – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Another killer grip workout
- - and no, NO special equipment is required!

Dear Reader,

Well, just got done with my workout today – and what I want to write to you today about is a GRIP workout – one that I’ve done before – and did today – but haven’t written to you about – so here goes!

This one workout contains exercise that doesnt just work the grip – but they work the entire body – and curiously enough, the combo I’m going to mention does NOT include a single pull-up.

Thats right.

So what DOES it include?

Well – today’s workout was rope jumps – except done differently.

I did 250 jumps straight – then got down straight on the floor and pounded on 25 fingertip pushups in letter perfect form.

Rinse. Repeat. Ad infinitum.

Believe you me, this is WAY, WAY tougher than it looks, and it did not take more than 5 minutes for my entire forearm region to start “shaking”.

At the end of around 12-13 minutes, I was done with that part of the workout (which alone is more than what most people can handle) – – and right now, It’s a wonder I can even sit here and write this to you.

My entire body is sore – and my shoulders, wrists and forearms are super sore – in a good way!

Now, these two exercises are something I’ve mentioned before in Fast and Furious Fitness – – but I’m not sure if I mentioned the combo as I did here – – so there it is, my friend.

And for added work – I threw in handstand pushups – – which completes the combo.

Rope jumps, fingertip pushups – and handstand pushups.

These three TRULY are ALL you need for a great, great grip workout my friend – – and while I’m not prepared to say it’s “better” than my patented “pull-ups – – fingertip pushups (and on occasion, Hindu pushup)” workout I give you in “Pull-ups – – from STUD to SUPER STUD” – – I’ll say this, my friend – – it ain’t no less of a workout!

And the best part is, you get an overall body workout in very short time with these three exercises, my friend – – as well as a nigh KILLER grip workout.

Bear in mind too, that what I’ve given you above is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve got PLENTY such workouts in “Pull-ups – – from STUD to SUPER STUD” — workouts that will get you insanely fit in a very short period of time.

Grab your copy right here, my friend – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And NO mention of grip would be complete without mentioning my world famous grip course – put together in a compilation right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/gorilla-grip-the-compilation/. This course is being offered at a THROWAWAY, SPECIAL price my friend – so JUMP on it while the offer lasts. It won’t be long!

Handstand pushups VS floor pushups
- - which is better?

Dear Reader,

Well, well, well. After writing about the great (and unfortunately LATE) Doug Hepburn in the last post, is it any coincidence today’s post bears the title that it does?

I’ve long been a believer in NOT believing in coincidences, as I’m sure regular readers of this newsletter are well aware – – and was it another coincidence that a regular reader of this newsletter emailed me recently with regard to getting STRONGER by doing nothing but bodyweight exercises?

While he had quite a few questions (all good, Mark, hehe) – – and many that I’ve covered before, something that I found interesting was this –

“You mention handstand pushups quite often in your emails. Are these better than regular floor pushups? If so, how? Which should I do if I have the choice”

Well – Mark – and my dear reader – if I had to answer very honestly as I always do – I’d say NEITHER is “better”.

Both are excellent exercises (the latter having many, many variations that if you did throughout your life would keep you in the best shape of your life WITHOUT anything else).

Both tax the upper body heavily – as well as the CORE – and upper back, of course.

Both build super strength and MUSCLE throughout the entire body – – and BOTH give you a great, great cardio workout.

Today’s workout for me took about 22 minutes (shave off 2 minutes for dithering about at the start, hehe).

That’s 20 minutes. 15 of those were consumed by rope jumps, and once I was soaked in sweat I got down on the floor, ready to pump out my pushups.

Except I didn’t. After getting into the diamond pushup position I just held … and got up after about 15 seconds or so.

And then, as if on “auto pilot” my brain directed me to the WALL nearby – and before I knew it, I was in a handstand.

The rest of the five minutes was consumed by nothing but handstands and handstand pushups — something I don’t normally do in exclusion of regular pushups – – but I did today — and I feel GREAT – – energized to the BONE – – and my upper body feels like it’s been put through the grinder.

What may (or may not, for you seasoned fanatics out there if any) come across as amazing is that most of that 5 minutes wasn’t even actual handstand pushups. They were handstand holds of different types (as mentioned in Shoulders like Boulders).

And that was enough to give me a super, super workout.

On the other hand, so do my regular pushups.

If I had to pick an answer, I’d say do BOTH. But if you really, really have to choose just one?

I’d say regular pushups.

Huh?? What?? The “Shoulders like Boulders” guy – the guy that writes about Doug Hepburn pounding these out at a mammoth bodyweight – says this? What gives??

I know, I know. Hear me out, my friend.

The reason I choose the answer I did is because a) regular pushups work the entire body, including the LEGS – in a way handstand pushups CANNOT. That might sound strange, but it’s true – and you’ll find out why once you get on the 0 Excuses Fitness System (or do the supplementary exercises mentioned in Shoulders Like Boulders).

and b) while BOTH work the core – floor pushups do so in a way that cannot be mimicked in an upside down position – and lend themselves far more to a “real life” sort of core training.

Don’t get me wrong – so do handstand pushups – but there is a solid reason behind boxers, wrestlers, sportspeople and the military all doing hundreds upon hundreds of floor pushups. Yes, they DO handstand pushups too – but NOT to the exclusion of regular pushups!

Last, but not least, it’s very hard for folks to get up to the sort of numbers I did in the handstand pushup that will really give you a great “all in one” workout. Not to mention the time taken.

Yours truly of course pumped these out in sets of 50 (NOT all at one time obviously) – but this took work – and isn’t what I’d recommend for the average person at all.

Do them – but focus more on the floor pushups – and you’ll be amazed at how far you go in a very short time.

Well, my friend, that is all for now. I’ll be back again later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you really want to get up to INSANE levels of upper body strength (think raging elephant like) – – and do handstand pushup workouts like I used to (and still often do) – – well – I’ve got JUST the course for you — right here — https://0excusesfitness.com/battletank-shoulders/

“I got most of my pressing power from handstand pushups”
- ... when the great Doug Hepburn speaks - you listen!

Dear Reader,

I’ll start today’s post off with a bit of a ramble down memory lane, hehe.

Back in the day  – -way, way back in the day, I was obsessed with one thing, and one thing alone – strength – or should I say, SUPER strength.

I read every bit of material I could find on the internet in terms of getting fit – and (specifically) strong – which isnt surprising considering I was but a teenager at that point in time, hehe.

A mere lad, and though I did everything I could research on training – and doing so the right way – I was fed a bunch of garbage for the most part.

Then I started to research how boxers, wrestlers and old time strongmen of yore trained – and things changed – dramatically!

I incorporated pushups into my routine, and kept doing them – until the age of 25 or so (actually, until the present, hehe) – – and my strength increased proportionately.

(Of course, I didn’t know about some of the special style of pushups that I do now – – if I had – – it would have really made things easier for me – – and good news is, YOU have all that info available right at your “here” fingertips, hehe – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/ )

And then one fine day, I started to incorporate HANDSTAND PUSHUPS into my routine – and PRESTO! Things changed, and how.

My chest, shoulders and entire upper back added a whole new layer of muscle within a couple of weeks – – and I started to grow out of my shirts at the “ripe young age of 34”, as it were – – and I have never looked back since.

Those of you that are interested in real shoulder development – well – that’s the key right there, my friend. Make your mind up to get good at these – real good!

And if you needed added proof, here is what the great Doug Hepburn, old time Canadian strongman – and champion weight lifter that set numerous records in the benchpress and squat (and probably dozens of others) has to say about the handstand press –

I did get most of my pressing power from handstand presses at which I did fifteen reps at a bodyweight of 245 pounds. 

And coming from a man that set a world record for the first 500 lb bench press – heck – I’d take that seriously, my friend!

And for those of you that keep complaining about “heavier folks not being able to do bodyweight exercises” – – fooey! You’ve got proof there if there ever was one – – and if you need more – – well – – search the annals of 0 Excuses Fitness for more!

Well, my friend, that is that for now. I’m so pumped upon reading I think I’m gonna do do some handstand pushups right as of now, hehe!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And yes, this truly IS the very best course out there if you want to build shoulders like the proverbial Brahma Bull – – along with raging, grizzly like upper body strength. Get it right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/shoulders-like-boulders/

“I ignored my legs because I wanted to look sexy for the girls”
- ... and when a million dollar star says this - you better believe it!

Dear Reader,

The title of today’s email should come as no surprise with regard to the strong words (some may even say ‘rant’) that follow – especially not to those of you that have been reading my stuff for a while.

Certainly not to those of you 0 Excuses faithful – and certainly NOT to those of you that are staunch fans of the 0 Excuses daily newsletter – and if there ever a “cornerstone” philosophy of my fitness program (other than to not make ridiculous excuses) – it is this – WORK THE LEGS AND BACK HEAVILY!

That’s right, my friend – it’s so important that I say it about every four emails or so, and with good reason, as it seems to slide off folks back like water off a duck’s back – and thats not good – both in terms of physical development and/injuries – and even if you’re training just for looks as a certain “Dre Russ” was, hehe (pelican legs, anyone – although “Dre” doesn’t have those, he would certainly have been in way, way better shape had he … ah, but let’s get on with it!).

For those wondering Andrea Russell a.k.a “Dre Russ” is a big hitting West Indian cricketer – powerfully built, and one of the guys that gets paid a premium to play in the world’s best paid “inter club” cricket tournament against stars all over the world – that being the IPL (Indian Premier League).

Cricket for those you that don’t know isn’t “that boring old sport where folks toss balls at a guy lazily standing 22 yards or so away for five days”, hehe. The sport has evolved, and how – and it’s catching on back Stateside too as well as other countries globally, and with good reason.

Anyway, Andre Russell had this to say (after his nth injury and knee surgery – – which prevented him from being near as athletic on the field as he COULD have- – and probably from racking up even more impressive numbers than he already has).

“I used to go to the gym and work only on my abs and shoulders because I wanted to look sexy for the girls”.

He goes to say that all young “Dre Russ” fans/wannabe should NOT make the same mistake he did. He also goes on to say that while he started encountering knee pain when he was 23/24 – he (foolishly) ignored it, and only had knee surgery when it got “unbearable” at a later date (around 29).

And his words ring true, of course.

In Shoulders like Boulders (on the sales page) I mention the case of a boobybuilder that had not one, but TWO heart attacks at an age where most are barely beginning to “make their mark upon the world”, if I might say so – and despite looking good, he could barely swim a gentle lap around the pool without huffing and puffing in agony (and probably couldn’t do a pushup to save his life).

Dre Russ has an admirably “buff” upper body, my friends, but at what cost? At what cost I ask, as the superstar comes out and says it himself (and kudos to you Andre – most folks are way too scared to say it like it it. You have – and bonus points to you for that!).

“Unfortunately at 23 you’re fearless and I used to ignore that pain and I always gave it a quick fix by taking painkiller and kept running”.

And he aint the only one, my friend. Visit any gym and you’ll see the “pelican leg” sydrome on full show – along with the weird and overbalanced look that comes from working the chest heavily and little or no corresponding work being done upon the BACK, my friend.

Yours truly was the opposite at the age of 23 (luckily, hehe). I followed my gut – and did plenty of hiking – and pushups – and pull-ups and many other things – – and all of that has held me in good stead over the years – – right until the “ripe” old age of 39, hehe, with nary a twinge of knee pain or any other problem.

There’s a lesson in all this, methinks. . .

Anyway, for those of you with knee pain, or weak legs in general –  there are always things you CAN do, my friend.

Hindu squats, for instance, are one of the best exercises you can do to strengthen the knees – and legs in general.  Hindu jumper squats as show in the workout videos take the regular squats to another level, my friend.

As is rope jumping – – and hiking. And good ole walking too – – done at a decent pace, and done for a while daily.

But the most important thing is to train for lasting health and fitness – – not just for the six pack – – or the gals, hehe.

Take care of the former – and the latter will come anyway.

Other hand focus on the latter to the exclusion of the former … and well … I think I’ve made my point, haven’t I?

Enough said! If you’re training legs today – as you should – make it a great, great one!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. –  Learn how to do Hindu squats correctly (as opposed to the horribly mangled form that seems to be all the rage out there) right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Weight loss – at WARP speed
- ... and a couple of DIETARY tips to get ya there ...

Dear Reader,

Upon glancing at the title of this email, the first thing that might come to mind is this – EXERCISE.

Hard, tough exercise – REGULAR exercise – of the type I so often speak about – or perhaps even my pathbreaking, BESTSELLING “Eat More – Weigh Less” course that folks have unabashedly praised so much that even yours truly feels “shy” about updating the testimonials page on that one, hehe.

I’ll do so shortly – – but there’s something far more important I want to share with you in that regard.

(Btw, if eating more and weighing LESS is your cup of Java, then go for it, my friend – https://0excusesfitness.com/eatmore-weighless/ )

Back on point – way back in the day when I started my 120-60 kg fitness journey, I did what I was told with regard to diet (or should I say what the “experts” – hint – most are NOT- said).

I ate three squares a day.

I upper the number of protein in my meals – and I reduced carbs to a minimum.

I even gorged on sugar free fruit juices – and other than the occasional beer, NO sugar went into my system, period.

And while all this made me a feel a heck of a lot better than before, the weight was NOT flying off the way I mention in my emails and newsletters.

No rapid weight loss, perhaps a steady decline, but even that wasn’t satisfying given the effort I was putting in.

And then, by chance, I remembered what I did way back when I was 22 or so – probably not int he best shape of my life at that point, but hey, I was pretty trim considering I hardly ever worked out in that period other than occasional hiking.

I implemented what I did in terms of DIET – and lo and behold, combined with the exercise program I was following, the lard literally “dripped off” me with every workout – and no, I ain’t talking Eat More – Weigh less workouts here. If I knew what I did about THAT back THEN – I’d probably have gotten down to 50!

And what I did was this – I IGNORED the mainsteam B.S. they put out there about diet.

I did NOT count calories – or even avoid sugar. I did NOT up protein and lower carbs.

I simply changed my eating times around to what suited me – and SKIPPED what most consider to be the most important meal of the day.

That’s right, my friend.

Not only did my energy levels go up significantly upon doing this – I felt more alive than I ever had – but the weight flew off me as well.

Was it just me?

I researched – – and no, it was NOT just me. Herschel Walker was one of the guys that swore by eating ONE meal a day – in the evening – and if you research a bit more, you’ll find guys in top shape that IGNORE what the so called experts tell them.

Aside from this, there is another EVEN MORE powerful tip I have that I have NOT revealed in the 0 Excuses Fitness System as yet – or any other course I’ve put out there. It’s only been revealed to my inner circle for now – and if you want to be “in the know” on that one – well – hop on right HERE – my friend.

And that, my friend – is that for the day. More later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Here is that link again – but it’s ONLY for those of you that are TRULY interested in taking their health and fitness to “out of the world” levels … – – https://0excusesfitness.com/groups/0-excuses-ship/

P.S #2 – And on that same note, if you’re a “lookie lou” that is just interested in freebies and never has any intention of buying any product – then please, PLEASE do yourself – and me – and the entire list – a favor and OPT out to free space for those that ARE truly serious about their health and fitness. Thanks!

Start day – burn FAT
- ... and keep on doing so the entire day!

Dear Reader,

How would you like a workout that you can start your day with – that will get you energized and PUMPED for the entire day – and that will have you burning FAT the entire day without even thinking about it?

A workout that you can “carry with you” basically – a workout that you could do in your hotel room – or even your living room – or just about anywhere??

A workout that (contrary to what you might think I’m about to mention) does NOT include a single pushup – or squat – or hike.

Or pull-up, for that matter. Now once you get good at this workout you’ll naturally want to do more – and gravitate to more, but truth be told, this one simple workout can keep even the fittest of us busy their entire life.

Boxers do it. Wrestlers do it. The ancient (Spartan) warriors did it before heading off to battle – no, I’m NOT kidding – and even the average couch potato that hasn’t done a lick of exercise in years can do it.

And this simple exercise is this – rope jumping, my friend.

The trampoline is all the rage these days, and while I do get that jumping on a trampoline burns fat – the benefits are NOTHING when you compare them to good ole fashioned ole school ROPE jumping.

I don’t know why, but the world seems to be increasingly turning into a sissified, molly coddled, “coddified” (is that even a word, hehe) of what it SHOULD be.

This morning’s workout was an indoor workout, and it took me precisely 21 minutes, and I was soaked in sweat (bear in mind it’s winter and there isn’t any heating where I am at).

Shave off the time it took me for pushups at the end of this, and you get 16.4 minutes. I timed it, hehe, much as I do in the 0 Excuses Fitness System workout video.

Shave off rest times, and you get between 13-15 minutes.

And all I did during that time was jump rope.

Thats right, my friend. Jump rope, and YES, this one simple activity can get you burning fat – big time!

It is also great for folks that haven’t worked out in years to start off with.

If you are currently at the stage where climbing a long, unending flight of stairs is pretty much impossible without collapsing – or at the stage where doing more than a pushup sounds like anathema – well – then rope jumping is where you need to start, my friend.

There is a reason boxers and wrestlers use this simple activity as an INTEGRAL part of their routines, my friend.

Rope jumping can be as simple or as complicated as you make it – – but no matter what the workout style is – you will feel it – especially if you do it right. And doing it right means  timing yourself and NOT “dwadling” between sets, my friend.

I have mentioned rope jumping in Fast and Furious Fitness, and will probably mention it in 0 Excuses Fitness as well (if I ever get around to a rewrite, hehe).

Along with that, remember to avoid the naysayers – “so called” experts  – and other morons that try and throw a spanner in your works and make a dent in your wallet with the “go to the gym!” cries.

Respond back with an animalastic cry of your OWN – and get to it!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Along with exercise, DIET is key – but NOT in the way you were brought up to believe. No calories counting or skinfold tests – or number of meals a day – or what to eat, even. Believe me, the secret is NOT what they’ve been telling you – and I’ll have more on this tomorrow!

P.S #2 – And for more fat blasting, muscle building – GUMPTION building, I should say, home based workouts – make sure to pick up your copy of the System today – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/