Which one are YOU, my friend.
- Only YOU can decide!

Oh boy! You’d think I started a tsunami or something … and based upon my recent predictions coming true, I best not say it, hehe.

But yeah, my last email.

About “Actions speaking louder than mere WORDS” … That email literally caused more than a FEW people to unsubscribe from this here list, and that’s why I’m writing to you – hehe.

Now bear in mind people join up and jump ship all the time. That ain’t my point – but the flood was what I did NOT expect, hehe, and yet, it’s a good thing – – and why?

Most of the people (actually, now that I check ALL) that unsubscribed have NEVER bought a product from me – and don’t plan on doing so either.

And a few “added to cart” and then never followed through – – a perfect example of what my last email told you NOT to do ,hehe, at least if you’re serious about FITNESS – and success – and success sin anything, to be honest.

Fortune doesn’t favor the BRAVE, my friend.

It favors the DOERS – – not the “on the fence” sitters – – or the “know it all’s” – – or the do nothing’s.

Fortune favors those that TAKE ACTION. That STEP up and take ACTION, should I say … much like a LOT OF YOU do both on this list and elsewhere, and for that I applaud you.

But again, and back to the question.

In terms of fitness, which one are YOU?

The one that claims “those books are too expensive” (and no, I’m NOT talking about buyers making rational decisions before purchasing here either).

The one that claims “I will buy your product” – but never does it?

The one that claims “Sure, we need to get fit”, but never bother actually following through?

Hey, it’s ok, my friend. People get ticked off for me saying it like it IS – – but the fact is this – – the vast MAJORITY of people  in this WORLD are NOT the doers.

They are the “sit on the sidelines” kind of people – – those that watch as life passes them by, and I’m sure that if you’re on this list – – you do NOT want to be counted on that list – – either in terms of fitness – or otherwise!

And that’s a good thing if so.

Last, but not least, check out what prior customers have said about VALUE when it comes to 0 Excuses Fitness products.

I’ve said in the past that I believe in overdelivering – – and UNDER promising – something which I advise everyone to do, and something which I believe in “practicing (what I “preach”)” as well.

People get great value from our products – and I’ve been told on occasion that for years and year of “brain picking” that goes into said products – the products are literally a STEAL for the price at which I’m offering them, hehe.

And again – back to the original question.

Which one are YOU, my friend?

Which side of the fence are YOU on?

Only you can decide – – but if I were you, I know what decision I’d take – pronto!

Rise – UP!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – The books on pushups and pull-ups are (amongst others) that have been getting rave reviews as of late – check ‘em out!

P.S #2 – The best investment you can make in life is your health and fitness. ‘nuff said, and I’ll have more on this subject in another missive – – stay tuned!

Actions speak LOUDER than WORDS
- Talk's cheap...

Back in 2018, I made a decision that was VERY unpopular with my friends (not family though) – that being to (at the time, this is what I thought) – take a fourlough of sorts from mainland China – perhaps for good, but definitely for a LONG period.

This decision was based upon many factors, of course. The state of the Chinese economy at the time, future biz opportunities or the lack thereof, and most importantly, the fact that at that point, I wasn’t spending near as much time with family as I should have.

Well, all things said and done – I took the decision to mov back – in an instant one fine night – and then I backed it up, and somehow DID it.

Believe me, it was NOT easy (at the time) leaving a country where I’ve spent the majority of my adult life (again for good reason).

It was NOT the smooth journey – or transition you might expect, and there were a lot of hurdles, and YET – I did it.

The same thing applied when I moved BACK at the end of the year – again for good reasons!

I just did it – DESPITE words to the contrary from friends and this time family too..

Now, this is NOT a discussion about whether I was right or wrong – justified or not – or even “correct in making the decisions I did”.

This is about making a decision – and just doing it – and BACKING that decision until “kingdom come” as it were!

This is about taking a path – – choosing, I should say – – and STICKING to it no matter what!

Sure, there may be times you change directions – or goals- but speaking from an overall and broad perspective you DON’T in terms of what you really, really want.

One of the main reasons I admire Donald Trump, as I have said before, is NOT his politics.

It’s not his decisions – right or wrong.

It’s not just his style, although I admire that greatly.

It’s about saying he’ll do something – and then DO it – no matter what!

And then of course, BACKING that decision.

From Henry Ford to Steve Jobs to perhaps Trump himself and definitely yours truly this conjures up an image of “stubbornness” in most people’s minds.

“He’s as stubborn as a mule”, I’ve often been told – with good reason, hehe.

But there is a good side to this – that being you STICK to the path you chose – without excuses!

In fact, such people rarely GIVE THEMSELVES the opportunity to make excuses, which is even better.

Fitness wise, how do you RELATE?

Are you amongst the type that “says he’ll go to the gym and start working out “ – but never does?

Are you the person that says “I’ll go for a long run starting tomorrow morning” – but come tomorrow morning – it never happens?

Are you the person that says he will lose weight – not starting now – but “two days later”?

And so forth.

Or are you the person that makes up his or her mind to get what he or she wants – and then goes after it no matter what?

ONLY YOU – and YOU alone – can decide who you are – – and which you WANT to be!

And that’s today’s message, folks. Ponder it for a while – it DOES have deep meaning to it!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Have you picked up your copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness System, my friend? If not, quit mucking around and making excuses and do so right now – right HERE – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

More on the mighty TIGER
- ... truly SPECTACULAR!!

I don’t know I have mentioned it before or not – – well, I think I did, actually – – but I will do so again – – the case of the “woman that was missing two fingers”.

I don’t remember when it exactly it occurred, but it was a few years ago.

A woman (along with a police officer, I believe, I’m not sure – – I’ll have to look at the video again) was “hunting” a tiger in the forests of India (Southern India I believe).

On elephant back at that.

That brings me to a trip down memory lane, of course – – when yours truly visited Corbett National Park in India – – and “toured” it one fine day on elephant back to catch a sight of that elusive and wonderful CAT – the big CAT – the true “big dog” amongst all cats bar NONE – the TIGER.

And as we followed the pug marks, it happened – without warning, a bundle of stripes SPRANG out of the tall grasses just a few feet away, and bounded away into the forest!

Yes – even the almighty tiger doesn’t dare confront an elephant … or does it?

Maybe it was just … but on with the story.

I still remember my Dad remarking on its agility and how “different” it looked from those in the zoo.

Fast forward a few years later, and we saw those beasts half tame upfront again – – at another national park where believe it or not they FEED the beasts to keep them “semi tame” and encourage tourism.

One of the dumbest ever decisions made in my opinion. A tiger is a wild animal, period – – and that’s as simple as it GETS!

And then they complain about human-tiger interactions increasing, all because of HUMAN fault. Duh!!

And now, it’s back to the present.

As the elephant moved through the grass – – another BAM!

Except this time the tiger sprung STRAIGHT out of the grasslands … and jumped… get this – – OVER the elephant.

Jumped over an adult male elephant – – and took TWO FINGERS along with it!

All in one bound, and in the space of less than 2 seconds, if even that. They researched the “why” later and it’s apparently because of her cubs being shot, and her associating humans with that, but still – – really – – now THAT is some major league FLEXIBILITY, my friend!

(The video is on my Instagram account, by the way, for those interested!)

Not to mention POWER. The tiger weighs uptil 300 kgs or so, and yet it CAN EASILY run – uphill – with massive “gaur” in its jaws that weigh WELL OVER A TON, believe it or not.

The grizzly (whom I’ve written about before, and along with the tiger is a VERY CLOSE contender for my favorite animal) is the only other beast with such raw STRENGTH.

Pound for pound, chimps and apes, but OVERALL ??

Back to the tiger – – I don’t know about you, but that sort of strength is something a human, even “Daniel Tiger” humans will never have – – but you CAN GET super human like strength in your core and legs by doing what the tiger does.

Or should I say, walking like the tiger does – – and SPRINGING up every so often!

Laugh all you like, my friend, but along with the crab walk and the bear crawl (two exercises that’ll bring supposedly fit adults to their KNEES – – within SECONDS) – – the tiger walk is another oft-ignored exercise that I haven’t talked about a lot – – at least in most of my books, but I HAVE covered it in the 0 Excuses Ship.

I HAVE trained people on how to do it, and as my daughter did this before lunch the other day and combined it with the SPRING I’ve mentioned – well – – it was no better time to write to you about that and remind you that so called kiddie movements can give not just YOU – – but your KID – – the workout of their lives, and that ain’t me kidding my friend.

So if you’re amongst the multitudes and hordes of folks worried about child obesity – – well worry no longer, my friend. Kiddie exercise will NEVER be a chore when it comes in “kiddie fitness” bite sized packages – – which you can get right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/kiddie-fitness/

All for now!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And once you’re done grabbing the kiddie version, do yourself a huge, huge favor and grab the ADULT version too right here – –https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

What “Daniel Tiger” can teach us about working out!
- Animal like workouts can give you a great great workout!

“Papa!” “RRRRRR”

And the roar rang out last night – – as I was about to go to bed.

And if it wasn’t for the “kiddie” voice saying it and the bundle of pajamas that LEAPT at me, bedclothes and all – I’d be thinking Daniel Tiger actually showed up “in person”, hehe.

As my daughter sagely informed me “He’s not just an animal! He’s a human animal!”

OK …

So for those not in the know, that is one of my daughter’s favorite things to watch on the dumbphone.

Daniel Tiger, Katarine “Kat”, and I think … “Barbara the penguin”, given how well she does the penguin walk!

OK, I made that last one, but you get the picture … and point of this missive being?

Well, this – my friend – and a point brought home to me VERY SQUARELY during writing Pushup Central – and EVEN MORE SQUARELY while filming Kiddie Central is that the TIGER bend pushup – is a great, great way to get fit – QUICK!

Not to mention build control in your forearms and upper body like never before.

What is it, you ask?

Well, there are tons of sites on the internet showing you how to do it – – but be warned – – a lot are showing you the wrong way, and form, as on the Hindu pushup and certain other pushups (dive bomber and pike pushups being two others that come to mind) are even more important on this one than other styles of pushups (though don’t get me wrong – form is paramount on ALL Exercises, regardless).

Do the tiger bend pushup by getting into a regular tiger like position, and then lowering yourself down as you would in a regular pushup …

… and then FLATTENING your forearms out WITHOUT changing position – -and then going back UP from there.

This seemingly simple exercise will have most gym goers flat on their faces after a rep or so, if they can even do it.

Even you bonafide PUSHUP maniacs will find this to be a challenge done for high reps – – and when you take away an arm – – oh boy!

I’m currently perfecting the one arm tiger bend pushup – – a skill I WOULD NOT ADVISE you to try until you get good – very very good – – at the regular version – and by that I mean very good!

Last, but not least, this style of pushup won’t just fanastic control – – it will also give your CHEST a workout in ways you’ve never experienced before – – even from the Hindus – – especially on the “up” phase.

You will SEE what I mean when you do these pushups – and others mentioned in Pushup Central, which truly IS the most comprehensive course on pushups out there.

Grab it right now – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pushup-central/


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – By the way, remember that pushups are one half of the equation and pull-ups are the OTHER – so after you complete the above purchase, hark on over HERE to get the entire package – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

My 3 minute workout yesterday
- ... is something ANYONE can do!

So, I was at it again – – late at night at that, hehe.

Pounding out books – – this time not fitness related but truth be told, I had some fitness related writing to do as well – – as well as tailor a workout routine for a couple of clients.

That was for my personal training business of course. In general, I have my clients send me progress reports and other details every Friday WITHOUT FAIL – – and being it’s only serious folks that show up at my “here doorstep”, hehe, that works great for all involved.

But I was tired myself, my friend.

Other than a brisk walk in the morning, I had been at it ALL day … WITHOUT a break, and my writing muscles were screaming for a break – – not so much because of no motivation, or nothing to WRITE – – but because of the PHYSICAL aspect of it!

Let me tell you, pounding out books IN THE FLOW – – and NOVELS as well, for those of you interested in my other ventures – – ain’t exactly the easiest of tasks physically if done right.

But anyway, back to it.

So I was taking a break. Walking around the house etc. Was dark as heck, and I idly flipped a switch or two.

And then, without thinking, I dropped into a squat and knocked out a set of 20 Hindus.

No idea why I did that especially at night. You guys know I’m a morning person when it comes to workouts … at least these days, and as I “rose”, I wondered why exactly I did it.

Oh well, I thought, resuming my pacing, loosening my muscles, stretching the traps – – time for me to get back to it soon.

And I dropped down into another of my patented stretches – – and STOOD up … and …

Before I knew it, there I was .. . pounding out SQUATS again.

Up and down, up and down. The rhythmic breathing started, and the heart started to POUND again after the 60th or so rep – – and by the end of 100 reps I was breathing like I had run a mile.

I wasn’t sweating up a storm as I did when I first started doing these, of course, but it was still a heck of a workout – – and my entire upper body felt loose and limber after this.

And then I got back to my writing. For a sum total of 10 minutes.

And after that, another mysterious force urged me to pop off another 100 squats, which I did, and by the end of those I WAS BREATHING – – heavily – – so much so that the “old lady” heard it from the other room, hehe.

“Are you exercising – again – at night??”

“Ah, not really”, I laughed back. “Just a mini workout, and ….”

And then I told her my workout, and also mentioned the fact that about 1 % or what I did would be enough to give most people the workout of their lives when they first start out – not to mention CRANK their internal FAT FURNACE up several notches as well.

And that’s how easy it is to get in workouts with my exercises, my friend. Truly easy – and takes VERY LITTLE time – – and the effect, oh my. You’ll have to do it to EXPERIENCE it – – and on that note, I’m out for now.

Back later!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I wrote about hill sprints recently – which take FAT BURNING to a NEW LEVEL altogether, my friend – -and when you incorporate my SECRET techniques for weight loss (both breathing and otherwise??). Oh boy, is all I can say, and if you’re interested – – well – – hark on over HERE to learn MORE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/eatmore-weighless/

Hill sprints and pull-ups
- ... Two favorite and AWESOME exercises - and the symbiosis!

One of the very best exercise combos out there in terms of pull-ups … is one that I have not mentioned a lot, at least as far as I remember.

It isn’t really mentioned (well other than in passing,hehe) in ANY OF my books on pull-ups.

It is NOT mentioned in the books on building “bullet proof, ROCK SOLID” shoulders … and it isn’t really there in 0 Excuses Fitness as well unless you look between the lines.

So what is it, you ask.

Well, it’s an exercise combo that the old timers knew about – – and one that I stumbled upon through trial and error, and one that most bodyweight exercise enthusiasts laugh at – and gym bros pooh pooh.

Big mistake, my friend.

Back in the day, when I was running hill sprints as my primary routine (and indeed, even when I was just climbing them at a rapid rate), I did NO pushups – or any other exercise of any sort.

No leg raises. No swimming. No nothing basically. No walking for long distances on level ground at a steady pace either.

It got to the point that my girlfriend at the time (NOT Ms. Lee, hehe) made the following comment.

“I know you’re great at climbing, but you need more! An overall workout!”

And though I didn’t agree with her at the time (and probably with good reason given my results) – I did later. And I worked PULL-UPS into my routine – along the way, making another huge mistake that my ex did NOT know about – but I do – NOW!

That being to ignore pushups at the risk of getting better at pull-ups, and lest you think I’ve gone off my rocker for using the term “risk” – – well – – you’re WRONG. Like I have said before, the #1 key to getting better at pull-ups is to get better at a certain style of pushup – – and that’s just as simple as it gets, except I did not know it back then.

But back on point – when I did pull-ups without first doing my hill sprints – or even climbing – I performed FAR POORLY than if I did them AFTER or during – preferably AFTER.

Curiously enough, I did WORSE on pushups when I did them during or after!

This has probably got to do with the forward lean and the amount of work your CHEST (yes, CHEST!) gets when running sprints, especially if you breathe right.

Lots of folks have this idea that spints don’t really tax the chest. You couldn’t be more wrong if that is you, my friend – just take a look at the chests of some of the champion sprinters out there – and you’ll see!

And other than that, I believe it’s the overall hormone and T-boost that hill sprints give you – something that NO other exercise can.

It’s about the fact that it loosens up the back, hips and legs – ALL used in pull-ups (I know, I know, but crack open the book on pull-ups, and you will see what I mean!) without directly taxing them.

And it’s about increased blood flow …and everything else. Hard to put a finger on it, but ‘tis true, my friend – try it and you’ll see.

One of the great symbiotic exercises indeed, and NO, getting better at pull-ups doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily get better at sprinting – but the reverse?

Heck yeah, and I’ll close this post on that very contentious note! More later and if you guys want – I’ll put out a product on this sort of thing – let me know!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’re serious about pull-ups, then the course on pull-ups is really worth a look, my friend. NO, it’s NOT “information you can find on the Internet”. NO, it’s not “something you already know”. NO, there are NO more excuses NOT to grab the course. Do so right now, right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

P.S #2 – The reason it’s in a compilation format is the added VALUE, my friend. You get to pick my brain (and get to my NUMBERS – and level of FITNESS) with this info – and when you compare the investment to what you’d invest if you bought the courses separately – well – this is a ROYAL STEAL my friend. Get on it NOW – I’m not sure how much longer this offer will be active!

Swimming and pull-ups
- ... and will getting good at one mean you get better at the OTHER?

Today I’m going to talk about swimming again – and it’s relationship (a love hate one sometimes!!) with PULL-ups – – an exercise MOST people – – men and women both – – want to get good, real good at.

And while swimming is usually looked upon as a “fun activity” (and it is, don’t get me wrong) and “a way to lose weight” and little else – the truth is this – done correctly (see my last email on this!) – it provided you with a FANTASTIC overall body workout.

But as I’ve written about before, swimming is by far NOT the only thing you can do – – or (yes, yes, I know!) even the BEST exercise out there despite what a lot of pundits tell you.

Yes, I know. I know. But hear me out.

As I’ve said in the past, water based workouts are great for overweight folks – – as well as for those that aren’t strong enough to do bodyweight exercises such as pushups, for instance – – if just because water reduces the force of gravity.

That said, everything has a downside – – and the downside to THIS is this – – that BONE density is negatively impacted over time. They’ve done studies on bone density for folks that did swimming alone – folks that lifted weights – folks that did bodyweight exercises ALONE – and folks that did a combo of all of the above, or swimming and a combo of the latter two.

And in all the studies guess what they found.

It ain’t rocket science to me, but bone densities have been found to be (over time!) significantly LOWER in those that employ swimming as their ONLY workout.

Now and again, don’t get me wrong. There were many other factors they did score HIGH on … but the bottom line is this – to get better at swimming … do weight training on LAND – – and even better – – bodyweight exercises!

And ‘tis true, my friend. It isn’t just about 0 Excuses Fitness either. Look at any champion swimmer from Phelps to Ian Thorpe, and you’ll see that running and PUSHUPS – – and PULL-ups form a major, major part of their LAND routine which is INDISPENSABLE to their swimming prowress and overall FITNESS.

I know this from personal experience too. When I’d swim long hours in the pool, even with correct technique, I’d often get “sore” (and crampy) in certain parts of the body – the calves and shins being one prime area.

This has never been an issue with me in terms of land based workouts though (for the long term), and I think I know why!

Swimming also taxes the “pulling” muscles a lot more than the pushing muscles, which sometimes creates imbalances, and that’s another reason it should NOT be your primary workout.

And as for the symbiosis (I know, I finally got to it!) – – well – – it’s the same as with PUSHUPS – and PULL-ups!

If your pull-ups SUCK, get better at pushups first. This is a nigh important FACT – and TIP – most people blithely ignore – to their own detriment – despite me having put together an entire SECTION of supplementary pushing exercises that you need to get good at – VERY GOOD at – if you’re serious about your pull-ups!

And if you want to improve your swimming – – at least the strength and stamina part – get damn good at pull-ups!

Now, what about the other way around, you ask? Can I get great at swimming FIRST and then better at pull-ups?

Unfortunately NOT, my friend.

It doesn’t work that way.

You can lose weight by swimming YES, which WILL help you to an extent in pull-ups … but the bottom line is what I mentioned above.

GRAVITY – BONE density – and MUSCLE MASS. Nothing, I repeat, nothing beats pulling your entire body up through space for reps (and the variations therein) – – and that, my friend, is the message for today.

The two exercises are indeed symbiotic – – but you get better at pull-ups FIRST – – or along with – – swimming, but not the other way around!

Chew on that a while, and let me know your thoughts!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I’m thinking about putting out a series on “Symbiotic workouts”. There are plenty that spring to mind, all usually ignored – – and I might just do up a series of emails on this. Stay tuned!

P.S #2 – And in terms of pull-ups, if you want to get good at ‘em – real good – well – grab the MOST COMPREHENSIVE course there is on pull-ups – right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/

Every adversity has a silver lining – if you so choose to LOOK for it!”
- And it's true, my friend ...

As the world goes through upheaveals galore, none more so personified by the COVID-19 panic (poetic justice??), there seems to be no better time than to tell you what I just did in the subject line of this e-mail.

Napoleon Hill nailed it in “Think and Grow Rich”, and as I NEVER EVER grow tired of repeating – here is the exact quote … one of my FAVORITE quotes along with the other Claude Bristol quote about the magic of believing that I’ve repeated so many times –

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

‘Tis true, my friend. ‘Tis very true … and as I write this, another thought that struck me – how far as we along in terms of artificial intelligence – for a few YEARS now?

Many may not have noticed it, but the search engines these seem to literally PREDICT what one is thinking, and this was brought home to me yet again as I looked for a dream interpretation for a dream I had last night – – and even BEFORE I typed the words in – – there they were on the search bar!

Thoughts indeed are things, my friend – – and computers these days believe it – – but humans still don’t!

I do however KNOW – for a fact – that there can NEVER, EVER be a super computer built to rival the human mind. As Dr. Maltz (Pyscho Cybernetics) and many others have noted, the sheer nature of the human brain where it processes billions – or MORE – of “incoming connections” at the same time would mean that you’d need to build a super computer the size of NYC to even START to rival it.

And that’s not even taking into account EVOLUTION – for the better, hehe (as opposed to the other way around!).

Now, where was It?

Ah yes. Adversity, and silver living.

Lets take the current COVID-19 crisis (or what people have turned into a crisis) for example.

Most moan about lost jobs, lost and future lost income, and “time wasted” – and worry about falling sick – or WORSE.

Most complain about the time being “spent at home” when they don’t want to be doing it.

And so forth. And yet, most of thee people are the ones that complain the MOST about being “stuck in the office and not having time to do what they want”, for one!

Not having time to get fit. Not having time to spend with family. Not having time for myself. And so forth.

Now that they do, what happens??

You get the picture, my friend.

I truly DO believe the current crisis was one decided by the Universe in all its wisdom to SEND US A MESSAGE – and see if we listen.

Take a step back. Smell the roses. Take the time off to do something productive. Write that book. Get in SHAPE – at home.

Spend time with family, and loved ones – – perhaps the most important of them all!

And so forth.

In terms of fitness, lets say you’re grossly overweight – or have let yourself go.

Well – look at the positive. Things can only go up from here – and when you look back at your version of “120 or more – 60” kgs – – think of the sense of accomplishment you’ll FEEL and BASK in.

Think of how GOOD you’ll feel – if you just take the time NOW And today – to focus on the POSITIVE – in any situation!

Focus on finding the positive in any situation, even one so seemingly dire as the current COVID-19 crisis – and I bet you “my Betsy” that you’ll find it and then some!

Well, my friend, that’s it for now. I’ll be back later!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – More such motivational tips are available in Gumption Galore, and if that’s your cup of tea, go right here to grab it – https://0excusesfitness.com/gumption-galore/

Don’t worry – be HAPPY!
- ... and a timely reminder indeed!

As I wrote the last post about swimming – – as those memories surfaced (I should say RE-surfaced) from way back in the day, there was one feeling that suddenly SWEPT over me – and one I gotta share with you right now.

That being “happiness”!

As I remembered my swims – the good times – the general “casual” nature of being in school at the age of 19, and not really worrying a damn bit about what was going on in the world outside, or what would HAPPEN AFTER we graduated – and so forth.

A “dream world” of sorts – or should I say “fairy tale world”, hehe (as a lady recently told me).

A world that EVERYONE has to go through at some point (well, unless you choose or otherwise did not go to college) – – and a world that most people have fond memories of and I’m not an exception to that rule.

While my school days weren’t the most pleasant due to many reasons – my college days in general WERE – and I have nothing fond memories of the time I spent at the University of Southern Mississippi (my alma mater) … even when I was getting D’s and F’s galore, hehe.

Anyway, what is the point of me saying that?

One, that no matter what we do (and this is a message that bears HUGE relevance now) is that after it’s all said and done – – once you’ve made the decision – – once you’ve just done it – – it’s time to let GO, my friend.

Let go, and stop WORRYING. No more if’s, but’s, maybe’s, or whatevers.

You did it – now stop worrying and – MOST importantly in today’s date – BE – and STAY happy!

Be happy – be grateful for what you DO have – and in these times of COVID-19 and the mass PANIC sweeping the world, I often tell people this – AFTER I tell them that logically speaking, we really shouldn’t be worrying about this COVID-9 anymore than we did SARS – or perhaps even “H1N1”.

Or the common flu, for that matter.

OK, maybe a tad bit more than the above due to the mortality rates – but logic aside (and really, given the gross ILLOGICAL decision being taken by people globally on this), lets focus on FEELING.

Things will return to normal. NO, the virus will not be the “be all and end all” scenario so many people are talking about.

What has to happen WILL. Like I have said before, and like I maintain, and as Emerson, more of a philosopher than I (or Napoleon Hill for that matter, from whom I first learned about Emerson) so sagely said, there is a silent third party that balances ALL the books in the end – for everyone.

There is NO hiding – there is no ESCAPING – and compound interest is the rate of this exchequer, as he rightly said – – and though those words have been uttered a century or so ago, they bear RELEVANCE today. I see evidence of this in my daily life, and none more so than in this time.

Even so, that said, since there isn’t much you can do to change the “grand scheme” of things – why not stay HAPPY and CONTENT in that knowledge – be GRATEFUL for what you do have – – and then try and change things in your OWN life?

How about making today the day you finally, finally, get to 100 pushups? If not in a row, how about in sets?

Or, how about the coveted 500 … a goal I set for myself back in 2011, and a goal I’ve often written about (and have mentioned as inspiration in my latest book)?

How about climbing that hill you’ve always wanted to – and doing so – AGAIN – at the end of the first climb? Another ROYAL bit of motivation that …

How about writing that book?

How about NOT worrying about what others think of you – – and just be YOU?

How about … just NOT worrying – – and staying happen?

Bob Marley I believe it was that coined that song (coin, hehe, and there is a good reason that term comes to mind), and it has stuck in mind ever since the age of 6 or so, when I was old enough to understand it.

Don’t worry – be HAPPY – and that’s the best message I can give you TODAY!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – In terms of results based motivation – there is NONE better than what I mention in “Eat More – Weigh LESS”. Hark on over here to see what the fuss is all about – https://0excusesfitness.com/eatmore-weighless/

My swim workouts back in 1998
- An unique take!!

This is one of the “farthest” trips down memory lane that I’ve taken in a while – – but I’ll do so today!

Flashback to the year 1998, I believe – or 99, actually, hehe. Or no. 98 it was! The first recollection is always RIGHT …

I was in college back then – – a long haired skinny version (even skinner!) of what you see now, with very little muscle – – and not that much knowledge of fitness.

I’d walk all day long up and down stairs though to get to class – and then up and down four flights of stairs multiple times a day in my dorm building – – and would NOT take the elevators – – for whatever reason, so I’d stay fit.

I don’t know why – or if – this paved the way for my later hill climbing etc at the age of 23. Maybe it did, but I was 19 at that time, and one day I noticed I was getting “fatter” around the midsection than I should be.

That was of course thanks in no small portion (pun intended) to the SUDS – golden ones if you get my drift, hehe – – and of course the great “Southern style” food I ate on a regular basis. All great stuff, but not good for the waistline, and if I hadn’t been walking as much as I did back then without even thinking about it (usually with a book bag in tow) – I would likely have turned into a bonafide LARDASS – – more than what I did at a later stage in my life!

Often times I’d remember thinking “I wish I had a car” – – I didn’t back then – – but curiously enough, not having one was a blessing in disguise in terms of fitness. Hehe.

And one fine day, I remembered an exercise that had ALWAYS appealed to me – ever since my grandfather and I did it, that is.

I’ve written before about my morning swims with my grandfather in the past – -a  very poignant memory that has STUCK, so to speak – – and as the memory resurfaced, it was off to the apartment complex pool with me after class – daily – for a long swim!

Now, these pools were tiny. Certainly NOT the Olympic sized pools I had access to back then in the gym, but those were often crowded, so I’d prefer the apartment pools (although yes, I DID swim in the regular pool on occasion).

Now, I have spoken about swimming before, of course, and the great workout it gives you – IF done right, and most people do NOT do the strokes right – – and I certainly did NOT back then.

Especially not the breast stroke, which was the only stroke I did. For whatever reason our instructor (and even my grandfather at the time) taught us the “modified” version of the breast stroke which works well in an OCEAN – or RIVER – or for SURVIVAL – but not so well in a pool, hehe.

It was the version where you lift your head out of the water while doing breast stroke – NOT the best and most “fluent” and “ergonomic” pose in which to do it, and yet, I’d do it – – for at least 50 laps a day – – which in an Olympic sized pool would mean about 10 – back and forth (so that’s 100, actually).

I’d remember counting down the laps as I swam. Slow and steady. NO sprints whatsoever!

I remember sneaking into the neighboring apartment complex pools on occasion when the pools at mine were shut down and being asked to leave on occasion too, hehe.

I still remember a History professor that lived in the neighboring apartment complex whose name I’d often use as an “excuse to be there” and he knew it, of course.

I still remember the girls laughing (in a good way) as they walked on past. “One more lap, Rahul!”

And this workout – – believe it or not – – due to the sheer inefficiency of the movement was GREAT for the shoulders, traps and UPPER ABS.

And chest, of course. I still remember a friend saying “you have a deep chest, because you swim in that style!”

And while I learned all the correct strokes later by my lonesome, and years later, made SURE to teach my daughter the RIGHT way to swim – that still remains a very fond memory indeed!

And it got me in great shape – not the best – but great regardless – and yes – I’d often do pushups after my swim too – – albeit nowhere near in good form. 12 pushups was about all I did, and yet …

And that’s today’s trip down memory lane, hehe. I’ll be back again soon!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – That workout got me the six pack I wanted – but truth is, it took a long, long time to get it done in terms of “how long I swam for daily”. And you, my friend – can get it in much shorter time if you know how, and I didn’t back then. I do now though – – and want to share it with you – – and HERE is where you can learn all about the patented workouts that WILL give you the six pack you want – – https://0excusesfitness.com/corrugated-core/