China and India . . . India and China . . .
- The two nations are more similar than they (publicly care to acknowledge) know!

Recently I saw a picture in a leading Indian daily of a couple.

An Indian guy married to someone who can I only assume is either Chinese, or of Chinese origin.

And this picture brought back memories. Many, many memories came flooding back and while there was the brief second of hesitation that prompted me to WAIT before I put “pen to paper”, that didn’t last too long!

And for good reason.

It was never really hesitation, actually. It was INTROSPECTION, as I now come to realize, an hour or so after a smashing workout (I’m still sweating after a shower in air conditioning as I type this!).

The two countries, or should I say the PEOPLE are more similar than they think – – or know.

Lots of folks think I’m a huge supporter of war between the two nations.

While the rogues that run China right now have made that something almost impossible to ignore, the fact is this – I am not for war anywhere if it can be avoided. Neither is the Indian nation as a whole, and a quick gander at it’s history and indeed its place in history as the OLDEST civilization should be more than enough to explain why I’m saying thi.

What I am NOT for is being bullied on any level.

It starts small, and much like COVID unleashed by the CCP on the rest of the world (and their own people), it starts to grow.

It grows, grows and grows unchecked because “people think it doesn’t matter”.

It does, my friend.

Never ignore something that is small but growing.

The Universe recognizes no such thing as the word IMPOSSIBLE!

It recognizes three things.

DESIRE. (the starting point of any and all action).

What is right.

And what is WRONG.

And it metes out justice accordingly, and what is happening in the world right now should be more than enough proof (and I am not just referring to the India-China situation here).

Prior to WWII, and prior to the meteoric and sudden rise of a genocial yet BRILLIANT lunatic that would put Hannibal Lecter to shame was never forseen, was it?

He took over a beer hall.

He got put in prison.

He wrote Mein Kampf.

And the rest is, fortunately, or unfortunately, history.

Slowly, but steadily, the country he led IGNORED all its post war obligations. It took over neighboring nations territories . . . and was “ignored” by global powers that chose to unwisely let sleeping dogs lie.

The dog was never sleeping!

It marched into territories that were demilitarized, and did the exact opposite of what was promised.

All this while, they ran a reign of terror at home. Ordinary Germans that were no more racist or prejudiced than you or I were forced to believe (or say they did), or else . . .

. . Mass terror, hypnosis, and BRAINWASHING.

Is it just me, or are there plenty of parallels between the thugs that currently run China as a nation and what I just described above?

It’s sad that it’s come to this.

The Chinese in general are more Indian than they know it, and probably in some regards vice versa too!

In fact, it is a pity that the two giant economies are choosing to break each other down as opposed to WORK TOGETHER!

And there is only ONE rogue actor in all this. The CCP, and it’s leadership.

It is NOT the Chinese people themselves, many of whom would PRIVATELY agree with me and then some.

I first visited China in 2003, and some of the people that have helped me the MOST when I needed it the most have been Chinese.

Maria, the “sister” I never had. Anne (both of them), the “friends” as they like to put it. And many others. . .

Is racism a huge problem in China?

Yes.

And yet I say the above!

If you were to really ask the Chinese middle class, and indeed the Indians as well what they want, it would be peace and economic co-operation, NOT trying to “outdo” or outbully the other.

Who really loses in a war my friend?

Those that make the decisions usually don’t, at least not in a way we know of.

It’s still a matter of debate, for instance, as to whether Hitler really took his own life . . .

Sure, the Universe dispenses justice to ALL in its own unique way, but the people that suffer the first and most are those that actually go to war to FIGHT – – and the middle classes back home.

Is it any co-incidence that middle classes are slowly, but surely being WIPED out all over the globe (the REAL and silent PANDEMIC that NO-ONE talks about, or has the balls to TALK about?)?

I think not, my friend. I’ve never believed in coincidences anyway, and don’t think I’m about to begin now.

My close friends know that while I ain’t no fan of the CCP, Deng Xiaoping is a man who I’ve always rated highly as a Chinese leader (perhaps the ONLY ONE) due to his sheer PRAGMATISM and practicalism.

Before you say it, NO, I do NOT support Tinamen!

But he was the one that was responsible for bringing China to the global stage in a way that what is happening now can even HAPPEN.

“Hide your strength, bide your time”.

And I do NOT think he would approve of what is going on now if he were to be alive. Indo-China ties were actually improving under his watch as the two neighbors put aside silly rivalries for a while . . .

Alas, that was not to last.

And before you complain about ramapant materialism and so forth, and “money being God”, (which unfortunately is a reality for many of the brainwashed masses in mainland China today), Deng Xiaoping did NOT make that actual statement.

“Rang yi bu fen re, qian fu qi lai.”

The real meaning behind this is “If some people grow rich, that is a GOOD thing”.

And he was right. That is how the middle classes rise and millions are taken out of poverty!

It’s a pity the old man isn’t alive today, as I really doubt he would be in favor of taking the country down the path of devastation which is sure to happen sometime in the future if the CCP doesn’t change it’s rogue style.

Last, but not least, none of this should be taken as a pacifist approach to anything.

There is a time for being “Gandhian”, and a time to take up the cudgels and actually RESPOND in kind.

And that time will come. September from where I can see will truly be a time of reckoning in many regards.

Yes, you can laugh at me if you so choose. The same way people laughed at me when I first said that lockdowns would NOT get rid of the virus, for instance . . . or that it was “blatantly” clear who spread this.

Does the Chinese public want war?

I do NOT think so, and the same has been mentioned publicly on many fronts as well.

The rogues that run the nation? I don’t think I need to answer that, do I?

But the clock is ticking, China. The time is now starting to run out.

Although there is still time to do the right thing, that time won’t last forever.

What path you choose to take is indeed up to you!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Back to “regular programing” from the next email, or something closely approximating it. With the current situation as it is, I HAD To talk to you guys about this!

On pre-concieved notions, and more!
- Really, my friend - if any of this hits home . . . it SHOULD!

One of the reasons I hated the ESL industry (back when I still taught, which seems like a frigging lifetime and a half away now, hehe) was the tendency to be racist on the part of customers.

Or, as some people liked to put it “have pre-concienved notions) (which amazingly enough these same nuts would DEFEND).

Such as “Rahul can’t speak English. He’s not white, so obviously . . . “

And if you don’t believe me, just do a search on the Internet and you’ll quickly find out why anyone with any sense calls ESL the most idiotic “occupation” (I use that term loosely!) there ever is.

In fact, amazingly enough, Charles, a friend of mine who once sourced some stuff from India and used my services for that had this to say about it.

“If I want Indian food, I want an Indian preparing it. Not a Mexican!”

Which I don’t quite agree with. For instance, yours truly knows NOTHING about cooking Indian food, but a Mexican chef might! 😉

OK, but maybe that’s somewhat acceptable from a certain angle.

Pre-concieved notions, and how we all have ‘em.

Yeah. Right.

His next comment floored me. And remember this is a FRIEND talking to me. (or who was a friend back then I suppose).

“So it’s natural they want a white person to teach English!”

This was such an amazingly dumb comment that I didn’t have the heart to challenge it initially.

But I did anyway.

What about a non -white person that grew up or was born in the West, I asked.

Crickets . . .

I asked again.

Crickets.

And this morning, as I received the following note from a lady on LinkedIn, I felt compelled to bring this up.

“Hello Rahul, my name is Angela, would you be open to connecting with me? I help professional wellness coaches to improve their English communication and nutrition vocabulary in order to expand their customer base globally and improve career prospects.”

Very polite indeed.

And obviously a copy paste job, although not in bulk.

But what is glaring, and stands out is what she SAID.

Any idiot that takes a look at my site or my profile on any social networking site can tell you one damned thing, that the last thing I need is communication lessons in English!!

Hindi, perhaps. Hehe. But English?? I don’t think so, my friend.

Unless she’s a grammar Nazi and those that carp on how “typos are terrible!” (yeah right again. My emails contain plenty of ‘em, and they always will, hehe, and it don’t impact sales one damn bit).

And I said “it don’t”. Not it doesn’t.

I’d probably get a rebuke on that from my 10th grade English teacher who once complained that all I did during her class was look out of the window.

“What are you looking for Rahul”, she used to say in a resigned sort of tone. “Ice cream sellers?”

At the age of 15??

And if that wasn’t enough, the fact is my English even before that age was way better than hers, so it was one of the most boring classes, ever, and . . .

But back to pre-conceieved notions.

This lady clearly hasn’t bothered to read my profile anywhere. If she, she’d know my thoughts on nutrition and probably wouldn’t bother connecting!

Anyway, all good. I “connected” with her, and I’ll post about this on LinkedIn, and will keep you apprised of the response, hehe.

And no, my friend.

Saying that “you look at a certain person and make snap judgments” doesn’t work when it comes to language proficiency or other skills.

ORIGIN? (ethnic)

Perhaps so. And even then, 99.99% of people place me WRONGLY at first go . . .

But language?

Give me a break.

Fitness skills? Do we say that black guys who are bonafide gorillas in many regards (think popular perception here my friends) are better at physical exercise than everyone else?

Sure, Kenyan runners may be the best, but are they the only ones out there?

Are “white guys” the only ones with money or a career?

OR the ability to speak a certain language, or NOT (Russians)?

When I see stupidity like this, I just have to write about it at length.

And fitness wise, same damned thing.

Bodyweight exercise guy?

Oh, how can he be strong? My weight toned muscles could probably lift him and up toss him out of the window!

How can pushups make you strong? No way!

Bodyweight exercises are only good for conditioning!

And of course when presented with hard solid proof as I presented the other day . . .

. . .

. . .

You guessed it. Hehe.

Crickets!

And on that note, I’m off for my workout. See ya later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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P.S #2 – As I get done with a shower post workout, I just had to write this. This should probably go in the main body of the email, but I want to put it here, so I am!

Uncle Bob (when I told him about this sort of thing  and how it pissed people off when I POINTED out the FACTS for what they were) once sagely said, “Well, I don’t blame you for saying it. Its true!”

Yup, him of the nail that sticks out getting hammered in the first, hehe.

“Do you think Nicole could teach English here? She’s been trying to get a job forever teaching English, but will it happen?”

“Not bloody likely!”

He was referring to his Chinese wife. Not a native speaker by any means, but DEFINITELY way way better English than some of the Russians running around doing the job, and . . .

As a friend Dwayne recently said,

“ESL truly is a vocation where people get hired on the basis of their skin color and mostly nothing else”

Nationality too I’d add, but yes, for the Chinese skin color is all that  matters in life (no matter how much they deny it publicly) and this holds doubly true for ESL as well.

P.p.S – Anyway, enough of that ESL rubbish. I don’t know why, but the idea to create a course on animal kingdom workouts came to me today as I was working out (finishing up), and so though the book on isometrics is getting there, this one will probably be the next one out. Stay tuned!

P.P.S #2 – Somehow I just knew it. Here is the lady’s second message (with NO response from me on the first) – –

. . . I worked in food safety for over a decade and then nutrition and food development for a further 8 years. For the last two years I have taught English as a foreign language. Let me know if you would like to book a free 30-min strategy session with me so that I can better understand your current situation. . .

(this is part of it, but you get the drift. ESL. UGH. If there was ever any more proof needed in terms of the buffoon factory, this is IT!). Foreign language, my ass, hehe.

On FEARLESS motivation, and more . . .
- Visuals are indeed where it's at!

(Edit – though I don’t generally edit posts, this one was written a day or so ago, and TODAY, I see another man who I greatly admire (I won’t name him here! 😉) write a post about “Fearless Fitness”. Great minds do think alike. Anyway, onward! 😉).

Just got done with a great, great workout.

One of the Facebook groups I’m a part of is aptly named “Fearless Motivation”.

I’ve seen many a meme titled that way too, and as I did today’s workout, that resonated with me . . .

. . .and guess what the picture I had in mind WAS.

That of MIKE TYSON.

Iron Mike, pumping out none other than reps on the JUMP ROPE!

Iron Mike doing ROPE sprints (which I’ll write about soon).

IRON Mike with that cast IRON jaw, and LOOK in the eye, that steely look of determination that says “Come GET IT .  . . SON!”

Iron Mike that famously said . . . And that I famously (not so much, hehe) wrote about . . .

As Vincent and myself once spoke about “we’ve lived our whole life by GUT”

And he’s the only man that I know that can even come close to Tyson’s punching power.

Him and the African Silverback Gorilla Marc that is! 😉

But in terms of sheer VERVE, and sheer BRUTALITY, I’d have to say Vincent.

But wait.

What did Tyson say eh.

“You can have all the plans in the world, but when you get punched in the face, they fly STRAIGHT out of the window and do you NO good”.

Now, this isn’t verbatim but it was the sum and substance of what he said.

I’ve often spoken about visualization and the SECRET behind most real accomplishment.

It isn’t so much what you do and how often you do it.

It’s HOW you do it!!!

As Wallace D Wattles said, there is a CERTAIN WAY of doing things.

And sure, the physical part is important. All the visuals in the world ain’t gonna do doodley squat until you get off your ass and DO THE THING, but here’s the thing.

The MOTIVATION required come from the VISUALS.

When I was shooting for a 100 pull-ups per workout, that guy in the movies I refer too so often stood out.

The muscles of his back stood out in stark relief as he completed one slow rep after the other . . . and more is mentioned on the sales page for pull-ups. (I believe it was Red Dragon, but I’m not sure!).

And while doing my rope sprints and feeling the burn like never before, Tyson’s image with a JUMP ROPE in hand, sweat beading off those massive pecs was in my “minds eye” as my own sweat tooled off me like never before.

And my OWN core was in my mind.

And . . . you get the picture!

It’s the visuals, my friend, that drive you to achieve IF and what you do, and if there is one truism to success, this is it.

Last, but not least, don’t think for a minute Tyson built himself up using weights.

NO.

It was jumping rope, sprints of various natures and PUSHUPS that did it. Sure, weights might have been done for the neck, but that was about it!

And on that note I’m out. Fearless motivation indeed!

Best

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Here is where you can grab the course on pushups that would likely get the NOD OF APPROVAL – something I’ve written abut before as well! From both Tyson and Herschel Walker, both men as a close to MASTERY over the pushup as any other!

Do what works . . . for YOU!
- Both in terms of life, and fitness!

When I worked at THAT job where I created all the magic in terms of sales, and bringing the company literally from “Zero to Hero” (as my next employer would so adroitly say), the SECRET of how I did what I did isn’t known to many, not even those that worked with me.

And drank with me every night, hehe. Yes, we worked hard – (and if it’s ME you’re talking about) worked OUT hard- brought in solid results for the company, and enjoyed more than a few cold ones at the end of the day!

That isn’t necessarily something I’d advocate to those looking to lose weight, by the way. Avoid alcohol if at all possible would be my advice, or do what I did in Advanced Hill Training . . . 😉

Anyway, believe it or not, I created all the magic I had to at that company in the first 30 minute of my day, and the LAST hour or so (occasionally).

And yes, I was occasionally “three sheets to the wind” during that last hour!

Not so much so that I wasn’t talking sense etc, but yes, I had a few drinks before doing it! 😉

And the first 30 minutes was BEFORE my workout, on the laptop, in my CAVE . . . banging out . .. you guessed, it emails while drinking my tea.

And that was IT.

8:00-8:30 AM (so much for those at the company that said I wasn’t an early riser, hehe).

And 1130-1230, sometimes even later . . . (I remember I once stayed up on a birthday night to bring in the first sale for the company. An apt indeed way to sign off on my 28th or so birthday, I believe!).

And the rest of the day?

Workouts. Often times, I’d get to the office and after finishing my work go out for a walk. Or perhaps buy some jeans. They had a nice little store right next to the office, hehe.

And amidst all this, the SALES I brought it kept rising.

If all of this sounds unbelievable and amazing, so be it, but it’s TRUE, my friend.

It isn’t necessarily something you’d want to tell a future employer, of course.

But the point stands.

And the one mistake I made even back then was not doing what I did for the company for MYSELF.

Ah well. Hindsight is always 20/20!

A company can always remove you if it doesn’t like you (even if it causes the company short term pain which it DID cause them) . . . and so it did me. It came down to a clash of egos between the boss and myself (on multiple occasions), and you know me, hehe. Never one to back down!

Funnily enough they still remember me there as the “best email writer ever who could hammer out lengthy emails after a discussion in 10 minutes before the boss could even get back to his own office!”

Point of me saying this?

I was doing . . . to put it simply, what works for ME, my friend, and I brought in results that way.

This isn’t necessarily a trait that is limited to me.

Winston Churchill for one, one of the greatest leader of all time would usually – gasp – work from BED until 11 AM or so, sometimes noon!

Can you imagine it?

A war time leader in his pajamas in bed issuing orders and instructions.

I sure can.

And if it worked for him, hey, whose to comment upon it?

Steve Jobs’s famously abrasive style wasn’t one for everyone, or most people.

But it worked wonders for him, and Apple didn’t it?

Point again, you ask?

Well, is that it applies to fitness too.

I give you workouts in most of my books. And in some such as “Pull-ups from Stud to Super Stud” – or “Advanced Hill Training” or Kiddie Fitness or Pushup Central (and there are more!) , I give you quite a few workouts indeed.

Yes

If you thought 0 Excuses Fitness was the be all and end all of fitness, NO. That was merely the start!

And while these workouts are very detailed and all you really have to do is follow along, the point is that sometimes, and in fact often times, you have to do what works for YOU.

On a certain day, some of the workouts in the “core” workouts in the book on pushups may not be hitting the spot for you.

You improvise, adapt and overcome.

Or, you might want to tailor the workouts to your satisfaction.

For instance, I haven’t included anything other than pushups in the workouts, but if you want to, and if that works for you (as it does for ME) you can very well include pull-ups in the GRIP workouts as well!

Or, mix ‘em in with the fingertip pushups. . .

Key being this – -don’t get hung up on “any one way” or “what everyone tells you to do”.

Do what works – – for YOU!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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I will NOT be broken
- . . . indeed a SAGE and TRUE statement!

A while ago (a few months ago actually) my buddy from the Marines made the following comment to me.

“Rahul, they’re trying to break me. But I will NOT be broken. I will NOT BOW down, and I will NOT KNEEL!”

And if there ever was a comment that struck home both to me personally and HIM – – it is THIS.

As he once told me, “we’ve lived our entire life on GUT feeling, Rahul!”. And we have.

And as he’s fond of telling me, “You’re a goddamned survivor!”

And I AM.

This man is one of the very rarefied breed of MEN – REAL MEN – out there that have BEEN THERE, and DONE that, and in more ways than the average man could imagine!

And while he was referring to certain insidious forces trying to keep him down (and they couldn’t eventually) I was referring to an even more powerful FORCE – that being LIFE.

I have spoken about my ups and downs in the past in a BRUTALLY honest manner.

I have spoken about how I barely had money to string together to buy milk for my daughter.

Or choose between the above and buying bread and cheese for the family . . .

And truth be told, this ain’t the first time I’ve been in a hole.

My friends and family’s response to all of this?

Of course, to give up what I’m doing.

“That’ll never work!”

“You’ll require 10 years to get it off the ground!”

“Oh, that’s just a blog!” How could it possibly . . .

And yet, my friend, the Universe has a way of giving you exactly what you wanted, provided you want it bad enough, and are willing to put in the HARD YARDS FOR IT!

The Universe recognizes NO SUCH THING as failure, my friend, provided persistence is there in spades.

This morning, I made the following comment to my S.O. . . .

“You’re not going to break me”, I laughed. “You can try, but  . . . “

Her response?

“Don’t give me that fake laughter of yours!”

And it wasn’t fake. I was genuinely amused, because every time I spend any time with my family, either my wife or my parents – – even if that time is spent ONLINE of all things – – they eventually get tired of me.

And while that’s fine (hey, I’m a caveman, and will always BE SO) to an extent, what ain’t fine is trying to “bend my will” to their own intents and purposes.

No, I ain’t gonna give up what I do and get a full time job. No, I ain’t gonna wear no damned face masks, and I ain’t allowing my daughter to wear one either unless it’s really required.

No, I ain’t gonna stop saying it like it is.

No, I ain’t gonna stop waking up at 11 in the morning and going to bed when I so choose. No, I ain’t gonna . . . but you get the picture, don’t you?

It’s the little things that add up, and shitty relationships can really make or break a person – if you LET It.

Napoleon Hill spoke about how detrimental it was to any sort of success to be in a marriage or other relationhip where your S.O. isn’t supportive (or worse, as in my case, “subconsciously” trying to sabotage you).

Or your family, or friends, or any relationship really.

It’s one of the worst situations a man can be stuck in, and yet, there is always a silver living, my friend.

As Hill said,

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

This great man was RIGHT, and he was FAR AHEAD OF his time as well when he said it . . .

What doesn’t break you can only make you tougher my friend!

And what breaks you can only do so if you LET IT!

Let me say that yet again.

IF YOU LET IT!

And in 2018, EVERY attempt was made to break me for various reasons.

It got TOUGH. REAL TOUGH.

YES, I still had my businesses going, and YES, I still did what I had to.

NO, I did not ever speak about any of this publicly before but I AM NOW.

I was pushed to the limit in ways you can barely imagine.

And the worst part was that at certain periods during the year, finances were ROCKY. Big time.

And yet, I found it in me to keep going.

Incredibly, help showed up at the most opportune times WITHOUT me doing anything about it. All my other “conscious efforts” seemingly failed, or did they?

No.

The Universe always keeps track, my friend!

And this is a truism I should have remembered last year as I “lost focus” (yet again!) and started working on another business (which to be honest was a pretty lucrative one at the time) . . . and eventually “came full circle” again.

Much like Napoleon Hill that “found a way” to avoid his true calling in life, I went through many of the same heartbreaks and “disappointments” he did.

“You have been a stubborn student, and you had to be cured of this through . . . “ I can still hear the Unseen voice speaking!

And if there is one thing I can end this one off with, it is this.

They cannot break you – unless you let ‘em.

It’s just that simple, my friend!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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On inspiring hundreds, and more!
- . . . I'm grateful for the PRIVELEGE of being in a position where I can do so!!

Woke up this morning to a great, great Tweet . . . and an occurrence that is becoming unfortunately common around “this here neck of the woods”, hehe.

Another nasty spat is where I’ll leave it at. I’ve spoken before about this briefly in emails, but let me tell you, Rocky was SPOT ON when he once said it ain’t about how hard you can hit.

It’s about how hard you can GET HIT – TAKE the punches – ROLL with them – and keep moving ahead!

That’s how WINNING IS DONE, my friend!

It’s NOT about having it easy and your way every time; in fact those that have truly succeeded at any level will be the first to tell you the stunningly “difficult” level of obstacles they had to surmount.

One of those being negative influences and those that are determined to STOP you from succeeding – – either consciously or unconsciously.

And curiously enough or maybe not, friends, family and well wishes often fall into this category (the unconsciously sabotaging you or trying to type).

And while there HAVE been occasions where (hey, I’m human too!) I’ve sat back and thought “Wow, what if I had it easy like these other guys do”, I then stopped myself instantly.

Look at their lives, I asked myself.

Is what they’re doing and where they’re headed in life where YOU want to be ultimately?

Sure, if you’re resigned to a life of mediocrity, then you’ll likely have some things “easy” for you your entire life.

The cushy job.

The steady salary.

The “lovely and supportive” spouse (of course! Until that money stops coming in, of course . . . )

And more.

And yet deep down inside, that is NOT what most people want.

Most people WANT to break out of their comfort zone, but they see those that have made it, and the HARD work behind their success and the OBSTACLES they had to surmount.

Sometimes seemingly insurmountable ones.

I should say here that they SEE them in front of them, but they don’t ACKNOWLEDGE them.

Publicly, you’ll hear them diss the successes. Like what happens to Donald Trump, hehe.

And yet privately if there is ONE man that the entire world secretly admires right now, it is HIM.

I sure do, I can tell you that much.

Anyway, on the topic of motivation and admiration, I received this Tweet this morning – –

(This was in response to the following Tweet I sent out – -“In life, or in terms of fitness, or workouts – what really matters is this – keep on going NO MATTER WHAT!”)

It’s the spirit of not giving up that keeps us moving forward in life. Keep up the good work! You inspire 100’s!

And when I receive tweets like this, it makes my day.

Note that this guy did NOT buy any books from me – as yet.

He is NOT on my list as far as I know . . .

And so forth.

And yet, when I hear from the heart comments such as this, or testimonials such as what Charles sent me the other day (or Gautam, or any of my other 0 Excuses Faithful), it makes it all so worth it.

If there is one reason I do all this it is to inspire and MOTIVATE – – and I am PRIVELEGED to be in a position where I can not only speak my mind on things freely as I so choose, but I can HELP others RISE UP while I do so.

And to me, that’s what matters.

Did I work hard as heck for it?

Sure. Nothing comes easy.

Napoleon Hill once spoke about that hidden guardian being there to “test men through all sorts of heartbreaks, disappointments, and seemingly UNCONQUERABLE situations . . .” before they allow them any sort of success.

Those that don’t make it are the “silent majority” that we never hear of, defeated by LIFE.

But what of those that PERSIST, and FIGHT ON against all odds when the BATTLE is seemingly lost?

What of the power, the unseen hidden power that comes to their assistance when NOTHING else seems to be working, and all seems to be lost.

If anything, we can call this power PERSISTENCE.

Or, as “Vancer” the person who sent this Tweet said, “it’s about keeping on keeping on!”

And he was RIGHT, my friend. He was spot on.

This morning, I was at my lowest in some regards (not all). And almost instantly, the Universe made sure I KNEW my path in life – and that I don’t deviate from it again as I did last year for a few months!

I’ll write more about that in the next email.

For now though, I’ll bid adios to YOU – – and if you’re having it rough now – – bear in mind that they will NOT BE ABLE TO BREAK you no matter what!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Vincent, my brother, and the only person that I even bother chatting with any more, KEEP THE FAITH. I’m hanging in there for YA, and YOU KNOW IT! Things WILL RESOLVE THEMSELVES. The time of reckoning is nigh for a lot of folks right now, and we both know it. What is right is right, and what you did was RIGHT, although it was roundly castigated and condemened in certain circles privately. The Universe knows though – – rest assured!

P.S #2 – Stay tuned later on for a blast on pushups, and why they trump the bench press ANY day of the week, hehe. Sure to rattle more than a few cages. So be it! 😉

How I shaved MORE than a few minutes off my 2000 rep jump rope time
- Strap in - some great tips!! ;)

Just got done with a fabulous workout . . . one in which I finished 2000 jumps.

Amongst other things, and in record time too. And given my previous best wasn’t too shabby either, this is definitely good news – – and the good news, or better is also this that YOU too can take the tips in this email, and apply them to your workout if you so choose.

What did I do to get there, you ask.

Well, two things.

One was a mental thing. The other physical. One more important than the other – – I don’t think it will take a rocket scientist to guess which one? Hehe. 😉

The PHYSCIAL aspect of this you ask . . .

Well, it was this – to put it simply – active recovery.

What do I mean

Well, lets cover what I DON’T mean first!

One, it does NOT mean chatting with the bros and taking selfies to “show off your sweat stained biceps” (eww) during a workout.

It does NOT mean lifting a weight for ten reps and taking 10 minutes to “cool off”.

It does not mean getting your shoulders massaged by your personal trainers at the gym (another huge ugh, as that is usually associated with spandex and pink little bitty itty witty dumbbells).

No.

It means doing something while you’re out of breath; big time.

And curiously enough, that there is a massive tip I’m revealing in this email for free – – a tip that even those that buy my books miss on occasion (though it’s mentioned clearly therein) and pay big bucks to learn later.

A tip that will truly get you DONE working out faster, and RECOVER from being madly out of breath quicker.

Active recovery means doing a set of exercises WHILE you’re recovering from what you got you out of breath.

OR, the same exercises, except done at a lower tempo (or lower reps).

Maybe 10 pushups in a 400 pushup workout (while recovering).

Maybe a timed hold. Maybe a STATIC hold (yes, I did those today as part of active recovery!).

Or, just DEEP breathing the RIGHT way which is an exercise unto itself (and a hugely ignored one).

It means NOT resting for more than you have to.

And no, walking around doesn’t mean active recovery unless you’re FAT and out of shape in which case it might mean that.

If you’re already in decent shape, then jog in place, or do something else to recover.

And this one principle can be applied to any type of workout.

Folks often wonder why hill climbing is so brutal. Well, many reasons there, but one main reason is that you don’t just (or I should I don’t just) stop when I’m out of breath on the hill and collapse on the slope/steps as so many people do (no stopping to smell the roses!).

Badly out of breah from them steep stairs?

No problem

I take a 2 second breather (that’s it!) and then keep going again, at a snail’s pace until I Recover, and that way I KEEP getting a workout in . . .

And the mental side of this is simple and something I’ve often spoken about.

That being eat a bear – -a bite at a time. A truism which I KNOW, and yet ignored today, and every time I did, it came back to bite me in the ass (or hit me on the shins I should say, hehe).

And once I finally FOLLOWED it – presto!

And that’s the tips for today’s email. See if you can apply them to your own workouts!

Best

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – No, I don’t wear masks during outdoor workouts. And something insanely idiotic I’ve been noticing as of late is folks that don’t want to wear masks, but hang them as “bibs” or amulets of some sort I guess around their jowls as they work out. And no they don’t wear the masks. It’s there for show. In case someone asks, you know . . . ???!

Folks. Really. Get REAL. Either you wear the damned thing, or you don’t. And if you don’t have the balls to do so OPENLY!

P.S #2 – For down to earth and KEEPING IT REAL workouts that are hard as heck, even for those of you that train regularly, THIS is the course you must grab – -https://0excusesfitness.com/pushup-central/

And this one – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

Why is everyone so SCARED and RELUCTANT to say something
- ... Shouldn't be this way, but it is unfortunately!

We see it all the time, don’t we?

Anytime something happens that involves the entire world, or potentially COULD . . . people for the most part, say, or do nothing,

Unless it’s attacking the messenger, of course, with idiotic and inane comments.

And as the current imbroglio between China and India continues (the mess obviously created entirely by the former) and as precious few people speak out against the rogue nation, I feel compelled to bring this up.

(and no attacking Pompeo or Trump – – or myself, for that matter does not make facts go away!)

For the sake of this discussion, let us assume that the “people” I’m referring to have no business interests at hand.

No, and as I wrote before I do not agree with the fear of losing biz, but in today’s world  . . . ok, from a certain standpoint I get it.

But what of those that don’t have any biz interests at hand either way??

These people usually fall into the following categories

  • Apathetic, and the “it won’t ever happen to us” category.
  • The “its their problem category”
  • The “maybe if I stay silent” things will calm down category

And other such equally inane and meaningless categories.

While I wasn’t around when Adolf Hitler took power, the SAME thing happened.

He was initially viewed as a lunatic and with skepticism.

“To be ignored” people said, and yet slowly inch by inch he wormed his way into the subconscious of Germany until . . . well, we all know, don’t we?

IT won’t happen to you?

Lets assume China keeps doing to India what they have been for ages (and until now, the apathetic Indian admin didn’t do much about it at all  – note; I said until now).

Little by little, they kept advancing into not just Indian territory, but also laid claims to the islands administered by Japan.

Intruded and does so regularly with impunity in Vietnamese waters.

Ditto for the Phillipines.

And so forth.

Think you’re “too far away” for it to matter?

Think again.

As Mike Pompeo rightly said, we MIGHT think differently (emphasis on MIGHT) if it was just one territorial dispute (the sum and substance of what he said).

But a nation that has disputes with all it’s neighbors in some way, shape or form and countries globally (think the “Belt Road” program, or whatever that’s called i.e. FORCING countries into debt pretty much in the name of shoddy development that usually doesn’t last a monsoon?)?

We all know whats up there!

During WWII, the beast should have been stopped IMMEDIATELY.

It wasn’t, and Pearl Harbor happened.

No, I’m not saying something similar will happen now, but the entire world could get dragged into this.

As Pompeo said, it’s no longer a matter of just one nation.

It’s the entire world that should be concerned!

And little by little, as the beast intrudes and advances, both physically and into your subconscious its time to take a stance and SAY something either way.

Don’t worry; the libs and politically correct wont eat you up if you do!

Fitness wise, you ask how this applies eh.

Why all this on a fitness blog?

Because the damn principle applies to fitness too.

Little by little, that fat takes over. Even those of you that are super fit have fallen prey to the “oh, it’s just a little bit of extra weight” monster at one time or the other.

I know I have.

And I know what happened months down the line!

Think FAT.

Or, those that are pull-up studs and stop doing ‘em thinking “Oh, Ill get back to them easily!”

Guess what happens.

One fine day you get to the park ready to do pull-ups, and you discover you cannot do a single one.

Shocked?

Well, don’t be. It’s happened to me too!

Sure, it took me a few days to get back to high rep pullups (thank muscle memory for that, but the point stands).

And that’s why you need to take a stand, my friend – – both in terms of life, and fitness.

Give an inch and MILES will be taken my friend. ‘Tis just the way it work.

The time to take a stance is NOW.

Which side of the fence are YOU on?

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Fitness wise, I’m on the side of daily workouts, preferably multiple times a day. NO, not all our workouts twice a day, but doing something damn near everyday, and twice a day at that. Here is the System that allows me to do that and still make great gains – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

On cashing a $0.13 check, and more!
- Not everything is as it seems, my friend. Hehe.

So, while reading up on Prez Trump today (who I’ve often unabashedly and unashamedly claimed is the BEST President the US ever had – – and who would have my vote instantly for “president of the free world” IF there were to be such a position opening up!) I came across something both interesting and hiliarious in equal part.

Reports of the “Trumpinator” having cashed a $0.13 check at one time.

At first, I didn’t believe it. I thought it was another liberal ploy to put down the Prez, and given the number of people jumping up and down about Trump’s numerous past biz failures and promoting those instead of the times he did succeed, and succeed BIG, you wouldn’t blame me for thinking that, would you?!

And to these people, side note.

There is NO person that I know – no TRULY SUCCESSFUL PERSON in this entire world that has not failed multiple times and then some before the ultimate success (or a few of them).

There is NO person that has not suffered what many would think to be the “ultimate blow” (bankruptcy and worse) before going on to TRUE and eventual success.

I’ve spoken about my numerous trials and tribulations in the past. I’ve spoke about how Napoleon Hill once famously (in his book Think and Grow Rich) spoke about there being a “guardian” at the doors of true success, a “hidden guide” as it were (as he said) whose job it was to test men through all sorts of depressing and seemingly “dead” situations.

Those that could TAKE it, went on to succeed, and the vast majority of people that couldn’t?

They simply faded away, and no-one heard of them or paid any attention to the numerous struggles they went through before finally quitting (when funnily enough, the prize was almost within reach!).

Edison went through 10,000 odd attempts before getting the light bulb.

The numbers are probably not spot on accurate, but the tale IS.

Jack Ma spoke about how FAILURE teaches you MORE than any success ever could. The more you fail, the better, as the more you learn and the more you’re prepared for your eventual success!

Back to the good ole Trumpinator, so many people forget that he DID succeed in several biz ventures, and if nothing else, he IS the current Prez!

Isn’t that success enough, my friend?

A businessman with no real political experience up and shows up and becomes Prez of the #1 country in the world, while saying it like it is without bothering to pander to the politically correct, sissified masses and SJW’s??

I think it is my friend.

Love him or hate him (I fall into the former camp) – – he IS the man right now, and that is a success most of his detractors will never come close to approaching! Hehe.

Anyway . . . the check you say?

Apparently some mag in the 1990’s ran a “study” on how “cheap” rich (or supposedly rich people were).

They sent out a check for $1.11 for “services these people were overcharged for”.

A few people cashed it. I think 26 out of 58 people . . . so more than a few, actually!

They repeated it with half the amount ($0.68 I believe). A few people cashed it again. Again, MORE than a few! Hehe.

And then they tried with $0.13.

Only TWO people cashed in.

One was a Saudi arms dealer (supposedly so). And the other was no other than the Trumpinator, and for those that don’t believe this hilarious story, I think one site even posted the actual check sent to “Mr Donald J Trump”.

Nigh on hilarious, but it teaches you several things, hehe, out of which I’ll focus on one.

(Oh, and while the Trump team is obviously trying to keep this one out of the public eye, to me, it’s no shame even if the man did cash it. Doesn’t lessen my admiration for him one damned bit, and I suspect that is how the majority of his voter base – – or those with any sense at least, would feel!).

(And without meaning to get into politics yet again, I really DO hope that Mike Pompeo remains U.S. Secretary of State; he is the perfect match for Trump’s brazen, off the cuff, BRUTALLY HONEST remarks with his extra analysis and “words of negotiation” that SPEAK volumes while remaining pithy if that makes much sense added in!)

And as for what I want to touch upon?

Fitness, my friend. It’s the same damned way.

If ALL you can put into your fitness savings bank account (remember how I keep likening fitness to a bank account where deposits made ACCUMULATE over time into BIG money or gains??) is half a pushup and that’s that, then do that.

If 5 pushups and 10 squats make you collapse, then do that – and put that much in.

The bank account doesn’t necessarily care about how much you put in daily, but it does care IF you put daily increments in or not!

If 13 pushups is all you can do, for example, then do those until you do 15.

Do 15 until you get to 20.

Add in a few different variations at that point.

Soon, you’ll be up to 50. Then 60. Then 75. Then the magic 100.

The mythical 250 (as I show in the 0 Excuses Fitness Workout Video).

And finally the fabled 500, and the hallowed 1000, if you choose to go that far, hehe.

And it all starts with one measly deposit my friend.

Think about that the next time you “don’t feel like working out” – I bet you’ll have the best damned workout ever!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – The new projects that I mentioned in an email before this one will all go on the floor in earnest in July (though the book on isometrics is already underway). I still have to move one OTHER site over to a new provider (not to mention that I’m in the middle of a writing SPREE for that venture), and that will likely take some time too . . . but we should be good to go big time on the new fitness projects starting next month. Stay tuned – – and mea culpa – -people have been asking, I know!

P.S #2 – Don’t forget to pick up the best damned fitness system out there on the planet, truly coming from one who is the REAL DEAL as a customer recently stated right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

P.P.S – And even if he did cash the check, hey. If he had 10 other big ‘uns to cash, and put this one in too – – does it really matter either way? More publicity? Mountain out of a mole hill? I’ll let you be the judge, hehe.

Exercise FLAT FOOTED
- . . . hear me out, please!

What I am about to say here may come across as absolute anathema to both serious fitness enthusiasts, and those that have been following me for a while, but please bear with me while I explain.

You boxers and wrestlers out there will be in splits upon reading this headline, but again, please bear with me.

. . . I should have said “sometimes” up there!

No doubt, being on your toes is highly recommend while exercising,but sometimes, just sometimes, it pays to do the OPPOSITE of what conventional wisdo might state.

There he goes, I hear you newsletter subscribers chortling.

Always contradictory, always the nail that stands out, and usually RIGHT too when he does it!

This afternoon, I brutalized my legs with a legs only workout.

And that means my entire body.

And while yall reading this might think it was only my legs (thighs) that are currently pulverized due to this “brutality” – well – think again.

In fact, think several times my friend.

My calves, hips and CORE are hurting, but my thighs aren’t.

And I did plenty of squats.

What gives?

Well, I did my squats, but despite me being a huge advocate of Hindu Squats, I did NOT do ‘em today.

I did ‘em flat footed.

Like you would if you have to sit in an Asian crouch . . . on your heels, flat footed which is a position immensely helpful to the body, and a position that most can’t get into for any length of time, let alone hold.

Or even begin to get into.

A position that is probably the quickest cure for constipation, that old malady, and is hardly ever, if at all used.

The simplest things and movements are often the best!

Lots of folks may think the thighs are the biggest muscle in your body, so they should be worked the most, and you’d be right if you think that way.

But close behind follow the HIPS. And back.

And I’ve known of no other exercise that works the HIPS (butt) as much as these type of squats do!

I did sets of 50-100 between sets of jumping rope today.

Workout lasted all of 29 minutes. Probably knocked out 250 squats and DEFINITELY did 1500 jumps . . . and stretches after that.

And while those numbers might not sound outrageous, try squatting the way I mention after jumping rope for a while.

You’ll feel it; I’ll tell yo that much!

And you’ll feel it in the hips and butt, which are really muscles that you cannot and should not ignore.

Don’t get me wrong. Hindus don’t ignore those muscles, but these work ‘em more.

And if it’s THIGH “burn” you’re looking for, well, Hindu squats are probably what you’re after even though – and I say this in BOLD – THE EXERCISE IS NOT MEANT to be done simply for “thigh burn!”

No.

They’re both CORE exercises, my friend.

And sometimes, just sometimes, it pays to be a flat footed monster while working out! Hehe . . .

Don’t understand?

Still confused?

Well, you will once you check out the 0 Excuses Fitness System my friend.

Truly the best damned fitness system out there. Five videos and two books . . . and a video almost entirely dedicated to . . . you got it.

Squats.

Have – squat – at!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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