This morning I woke up to an interesting comment on my LinkedIn (with regard to one of my earlier emails about “This is real hill climbing”).
The person that commented said the following
“WOWING! WORKED UP A BIG 💦 😓 QUICK!!”
Perhaps not my style of commenting, but hey, she hit the nail on the head.
And she was right, of course.
That was some humungous sweating going on indeed! 😉 And that brought to mind something my Dad said years ago.
(the same Dad with whom I do NOT agree on just about anything, but yet, some of his comments on certain things DO “jive” with me (such as the one about “what is right is right , and what is wrong is wrong”, for instance) and so did this one!).
What was the comment?
Well, years ago I’ve spoken about being featured in the incomparable Brooks Kubik’s newsletters (back when he was doing bodyweight conditioning and was selling stuff on that).
I should have got my OWN stuff going at that point too, hehe.
Anyway, all happens for a reason and I didn’t, but his list was one I continued to be on for ages, and I stayed in touch with Brooks for a while too.
When I returned to India in 2006 for a short break, I wrote to him and told him about my routines in India which got me in EVEN better shape than I was in China (and that’s something I’ve written to you as well about a lot of times).
Can we say pushups and subway stair sprints? Hehe.
We sure can, and his response was along the lines of this
“Good job – – keep up the waist whittling” (this in response to my waist size which had dropped another notch or two at that point).
Brooks is nothing if not a SMART dude, and he knows the CORE is where it’s at.
So do I.
So did Herschel Walker (him of the “you get the core ready, you can handle anything!”).
And so does anyone who is SERIOUS about REAL training (and by that I don’t mind hefting up heavy weights in an unnatural manner at the gym just so you can show off the size of your biceps to the world).
Anyway, Brooks featured my hill climbing workout (possibly the one piece I’ve written about so much that you’ll find it inscribed on my tombstone when I “pass” most likely) in his daily email series.
And it was a great write up.
And my Dad had this to say about it.
“Congratulations! Now you’re a bonafide fitness maniac!”
Which I was before that, and still am, but of course, you know how it is.
When someone that is at a certain level of “success” features YOU in their comms and emails, it is THEN that you really get noticed.
And ditto for what I do to certain people that really stand out to me.
But that doesn’t mean we weren’t fitness fanatics before then!
Anyway, I’m starting to ramble and meander on, so whats the point here?
How does my being a fitness maniac apply to YOU the average guy who just wants to get in better shape?
Well, it’s funny, but I’m going to tell you something that might shock you.
Or astound you.
It is this – you do NOT have to be a bonafide fitness maniac or workout for hours daily to see the sort of results I did, and still do.
You do NOT need to called an “ironman” (or the equivalent in the mainland, hehe) in order to see the fat FLY off your frame like you so wish.
You do NOT need to do a 100 pull-ups per workout and a 100 handstand pushups per workout to see solid results in terms of either of the exercises.
Does that mean you can’t or shouldn’t?
If that’s your thang, and doing even more advanced stuff like one armed pull-ups or perhaps muscle ups, then GO for it.
But you don’t have to do any of that.
All you really need is a sensible fitness routine that gets your heart thumping and (as the lady rightly said), the sweat POURING . . . either outdoors or in your living room.
And all you need to do is 15-30 minutes of it daily, and you’re DONE.
Don’t believe me?
Well, get on the stick first and now, and THEN report back my friend. Get on the 0 Excuses Fitness System right here, and STAY on it for a period of 3- 4 weeks.
That’s the most basic course I’m offering, and even that has enough in there to keep you busy your entire life.
And after that period has elapsed, look in the mirror, and report back.
I bet you’ll be a happy camper if nothing else!
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