Yet another great workout “in the books”, and my opinion on time wasters

Dear reader,

It’s 5:56 P.M. in China at the time of writing this.

Sounds like today’s topic is actually 2 topics in one, and it might well be – but it’s not.

Anyway lets just say first off that its YET another GREAT workout in the books. Did the “25 pushup” routine today (which I believe I do detail in the book as opposed to what I did yesterday) plus 125 squats.

I ended with 50 reps of my favorite exercise, plus some ADVANCED stretches – stuff that scares the “bejesus” out of the majority of folks when they look at me doing it, and that’s NOT an exaggeration!

I’ll be coming out with an “advanced” version of the fitness book soon, but to be quite frank, what I mention in the “basic” course is MORE THAN ENOUGH for the VAST majority of folks to work upon for a lifetime.

See the section on “mastery” (one amongst many): – https://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/. 

I feel great – and guess what – this great feeling will last ALL EVENING. In fact I slept around 6 hours last night.

So “pumped” was I after session #2 last night that I had to literally force myself to sleep if you can believe that.

In short, another BALL BUSTER – and guess what – it got done within 50 minutes FLAT. That’s including rest periods, by the way, but NOT “long” rest periods.

See my videos here for more on the rest periods (https://0excusesfitness.com/videos/), but for now, that brings me to topic #2, and thats time wasting.

And time WASTERS.

My own workouts are short and sweet as you can tell. In fact, I can get a great workout in less than 20 minutes if I so choose – all without leaving the relative privacy and “sanctity” (or should I say sanity, hehe) of my own home.

And if there’s something I hate more than procrastination, it’s wasting time.

Why? Well, though procrastination is to be avoided and SHOULD be avoided for that matter, “tis” but natural for even the most disciplined amongst enough to “slack off” every so often.

And like I mentioned in yesterday’s post (or was that the day before?) “yours truly” sometimes DOES need a gentle push or a kick up the arse to “get her done”.

Hey, what can I say – I’m human too – but I’ll say that those times are literally FAR AND FEW IN BETWEEN for me.

Such is NOT the case with the vast majority of folks out there.

“Oh, I might”. “Oh, maybe”.

“Oh, I’ll let you know” (and they never do).

And so on and so forth.

And so, I’m deeply appreciative when I meet people that DO actually value other people’s time and say it like it is WITHOUT wasting time!

I don’t care if said person is a customer, or a potential customer, or will never be a customer. I care not, amigo.

What matters is RESPECT. Respect for the other person’s time, and by extension the other person.

And so – thank you, Madam “S”. Thanks for not wasting time, and being about as honest (though not “brutally so” as I am, hehe) as I am – I am deeply appreciative. “Mucho” respect sent your way!

You may or may not ever be a customer, and quite frankly I don’t care either way. But, I’ll be happy to offer you a free training session if you so choose someday!

And that, my friends, is what it ALL boils down to, both in life and training wise.

Don’t waste time – either yours or the other person’s.

Respect time – the other person’s time, and YOUR own time as well.

Above all, recognize that we are ALL human. Treat every human being you come across with decency and respect, at least to the best extent possible.

And there endeth today’s rather long “sermon” from Preacher General “Mookerjee”, hehe.

6:12 P.M.

I’m  OUT!

Very best,

Rahul

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Are YOU in a state of DENIAL?

Dear reader,

The vast majority of folks are in a state of complete and utter denial about their current fitness levels. Not only that, but a lot of folks tend to get “defensive” about it when asked.

“I’m a big guy” (a commonly heard statement from guys that are actually FAT rather than plain “big).

“I know all the beer is bad for me, but it’s the weekend”

“Oh, the weight charts are inaccurate”

And of course, in addition to that, out pour the excuses as we’ve spoken about before.

“Mmmhmm, yes, pushups are easy” (this from someone who couldn’t do more than – get this – THREE in proper form).

And how do I know this? Well, I used to be the same way in the past (although NEVER at the levels mentioned above), and though I’m in the best shape of my life at the time of writing this and improving all the time, I STILL need a “self-kick” up the backside once in a while when I start to get that tad bit lazy.

Not often, but it happens at times.

Curiously enough though a lot of women have the opposite problem i.e. a lot of women that are “in shape” (at least externally) think they’re “fat”.  I’m sure THAT one needs no further explanations!

Of course, “being in shape externally” doesn’t matter ONE BIT if your not truly fit – and of course, if your not INTERNALLY healthy.

That last bit counts the most, by the way.

Most folks would measure their fitness by “medically acceptable” standards, some of which I agree with, and some of which I believe are utter TOSH.

BMI indexes being one. Take a truly BIG (as opposed to FAT) person, and you’ll see them being classified as obese when they’re not.

Neither are skinfold tests an accurate measurement of fitness levels. I’ve seen drug addicts that are skinny as a rail – does that mean they’re the epitome of fitness?

Now, obviously the above tests are a general indicator in most cases, but you’d be far better off testing what your body can actually DO – as opposed to what you “look like” or what the “skinfold” test tells you.

In my book, I give you a few pushup and squat routines to complete. The easier ones are tough as heck for most people, and thats  a test right there – but …

BUT, I’m NOT going to give you that test here. In fact, the test I’m fixing to give does NOT involve a single pushup.

What is it?

Well, simple. Get into a position where you make a “table” with your arms and legs, back completely straight, head held back.

This is the beginning position of the “table” pushup, by the way, but in THIS test, you do NOT need to do the actual pushup.

JUST HOLD FOR TIME. Shoot for about a minute, and then report back – especially those of you that ARE overweight but  try to”convince” yourself otherwise that your not (and you know who you are, hehe).

Heck, just shoot for a 30 second hold and THEN tell me – and by the way, you “skinny” folks aren’t off the hook either – this test is for YOU TOO!

How dare I say this, I hear a lot of readers fuming.

Well, fume away, my friend, but I’m not “saying anything”. You DO – and tell me how well you can DO IT.

I remember a time in my life where I could barely hold the position for – get this – more than TEN SECONDS – without my lower back giving up.

You read that right – TEN SECONDS.

Today, I could almost go to sleep in this position.

Give this a whirl and let me know how well you do!

Very best,

Rahul

P.S.: – Just got done with the “30 rep ” workout. While I have not detailed that specific routine in the book, I’ve detailed plenty more: – https://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/

Madam “D” and Madam “F”

Dear reader,

Well, well, well. Just got done with a BALL BUSTER of a workout. Tough, tough, tough, and despite the AIR-CON on at FULL blast, I’m sweating like a fat man at a dance, hehe.

This post kind of “wrote” itself while I was training. Those that have been following my writings and have bought my books know what exactly that means. Those that haven’t – well – get on the STICK!

This is a great, great feeling, my friend. Work doesnt seem like work. Things just effortlessly flow for lack of a better term.

And NO, exercise is NOT the only reason for this, but one of the MAIN ones.

Now, as for what I did, lets say 350 pushups – except that was ONE part of the routine. And some of those pushups weren’t even what most folks would consider pushups.

And it took less than 50 minutes. 48: something, if I’ve got it right.

Most folks would be hard pressed to follow along with me for TEN minutes, let alone more than that. The lady who took the videos for me, for instance, couldn’t do ONE rep of some of the exercises I teach, and she’s in pretty good shape to start with.

But at least she tried, and thats the point of today’s post.

Ah yes, Madam “F” and “D”.

Let’s start with “F” first, and NOT because it’s “f for first”, haha.

Before I start though, let me make it clear that I don’t a) “know” these women “for years” and b) both are business contacts that contacted me for a reason completely other than fitness.

Neither are my current customers, though I might be training A soon. Then again, I might not. All depends.

Anyhow, so F is curious about my routine and asks me. I tell her.

Pretty much the same thing I tell y’all in my posts, and pretty much the same darn thing I say in my book. All “from the heart”, and all brutally honest and unfiltered. THE REAL SCOOP, some might call it.

And her response was typical of most people that give up even before they start.

“Oh, thats too difficult”.

“Oh, I have no time”.

“Oh, I couldn’t do this”. “Oh, work is a priority”. “Oh, I like nothing better than to collapse on the couch after a hard day and do NOTHING”.

And ALL the statements above are true, and probably the last one as well.

I addressed the issue of not being lazy in a prior post. Scroll back if your not aware of that, and READ it. I address this issue in depth in my book as well.

Look, fellas (and ladies) – there is no way  you’ll get ANYWHERE if you don’t “get off your duff” and actually DO something. Something. Anything. But DO something.

Emerson once said, “Do the thing and you’ll have the power”. There is great wisdom in the words.

Way too many people wimp out before they even start, and give in to their inner laziness.

As the Chinese say, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink”.

On that note, on to Madam “D”.

This woman is looking for better ways to get – and STAY fit. I told her the same thing I told the above lady, and while her initial response was somewhat similar, her responses after that were not.

She asked me what my definition of “fit” was.

She was pretty honest about the fact that she couldn’t hold a bridge for more than 10 seconds.

And thus forth.

And you know what, fella?

THAT is what I want. THAT is exactly what I’m looking for.

Someone that is HONEST about their current situation, but MORE IMPORTANTLY, someone that at least tries – and someone that’s at least OPEN to learning new things!

That last bit about being OPEN is KEY!

Hell, at least she knows what “holding a bridge” refers to. Lady “E” (one who I will refer to in a future post) said she did when I asked her, but ended up sending me a picture of the  London bridge to reference what I was referring to.

Laugh all you like, folks, but it’s true.

And there you have it. TRY. START SOMEPLACE.

More importantly, do something.

Try not to make excuses every time you have a goal. You’ll find this moves mountains quicker than you ever imagined (and heavier than you thought possible).

All for now!

Very best,

Rahul

P.S: – The videos are a must grab along with the book: – https://0excusesfitness.com/videos

 

I “done” gone nuts

Dear reader,

Well, it’s official. I think I’ve officially gone crazy.

Seems it’s the relaxed mood from all the work I did earlier, or perhaps it’s just more of the “benevolence” I was talking about earlier, hehe. But whatever it is, I’ve done gone nuts.

On a side note, if you’ve been trying to access the server for the past hour or so, you probably noticed it was down. My apologies – the tech “gremlins” were hard at work updating patches and all that, but all should be back to normal now.

And so, since I’ve officially gone nuts, here is the “90% OFF offer”.

That’s right – you get my FLAGSHIP book – but you get it for a mere $2.60 as opposed to the regular $25.99 price!

Less than the price of a Micky D’s set meal (which you shouldn’t be eating anyway).

Less than a six pack of beer. Less than what you spend in one day on ESSENTIALS, if you think about it.

Jump on this offer now, my friend. I’m not sure when I’ll be in this sort of a mood again, but then again, given the fact that I actually devised a new workout routine based upon what I did today, probably a lot from here on in.

GOOD times ahead – stay tuned!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention. The way you can avail of this special offer is by typing in the coupon code “AMINUTS” (without quotes) in the little box that should show right underneath the shopping cart. That should be all you need to do.

And – here is the link again – https://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/.

All for now – happy reading!

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Oh, and by the way, this “special” is only valid until this Sunday i.e. August 27, 2017.

Jump on it NOW! 

P.P.S. – A lot of my other self books are available right HERE as well: – http://amazon.com/author/rahulmookerjee. Check it out!

Am I RELLLLAXED or what!

Oh, brother.

I’m RELAXED – as in ZONED out x 100.

As in, so relaxed a war could break out right outside my front window and I’d probably watch on in a “benevolent” mood. That, or attempt to mediate, hehe.

To put it another way, I think I know a little something about the “state of relaxation” that Bodhidharam was said to have achieved by meditating for years in his cave.

To say thats a stretch would be putting it mildly, of course, but you get my drift.

And yet, I’m sweating. My entire back is soaked, and it didnt feel that way when I was finishing what I like to call the “2 pushup” workout.

What did I do? Well, simple. My “favorite” exercise and the “table” pushup for reps until I reached 200. In sets 25, to be precise.

My forearms, traps and lower back feel like they’ve been through the GRINDER – but in a good way – at least for now, haha. I’m sure I’ll feel them more later.

Anyway, since I’m in such a “benevolent” mood right now, I’ve decided to run a special offer on my site for my main product “0 Excuses Fitness”. Stay tuned for that one – you’ll think I “done” gone crazy when you see it!

Very best,

Rahul

P.S. : – The book doesnt talk much about Bodhidharma, but I bet he thought highly of deep breathing. And I do as well: – https://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/.

P.S #2: – Did I forget – my ABS are starting to SCREAM!

 

Man I’m pumped!

And I didnt even workout today – well – not until NOW, at any rate.

Haven’t eaten, slept at 4 AM last night (after I got done working upon “The Simple and Effective Diet”) and just got done with a new POWER PACKED manual “The 10 Commandments of Successful Sales”.

Yes, it’s not fitness related, but I feel so positive about this that I’m going to post this here. I KNOW this WILL help many of you out.

Be on the outlook for that (as soon as I get the darn thing uploaded, hehe). “The Simple and Effective Diet” should be already up there if I’m not mistaken …

Very best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S: – THAT is what staying in the zone refers to – when effort feels like anything BUT!

P.S.: – Future books (and some of my current ones) appear right HERE: – https://0excusesfitness.com/others/

 

Focus upon your BREATH!

Dear reader,

That title really should read “focus upon your breath, and not so much the reps”. This is key not just to achieving superior fitness levels, but to accomplishing ANY goal you set for yourself in life, bar none.

I talk about deep breathing REPEATEDLY in my book. Some might even say “I carp” on it, and so be it. It is what it is, and I cannot emphasize ENOUGH the importance of deep breathing done correctly.

In fact if there were TWO things I could teach you from my entire book, they would be deep breathing as well as the very best exercise there is, PERIOD.

People focus way too much on completing the “desired number of reps” as opposed to actually focusing upon the movement itself – and there is a deep inhale/exhale involved with EVERY REP!

Breathe deeply, and stay calm, and THEN complete, or move towards completing your desired number of reps. You’ll find this method catapults you not just to the “desired” number of reps, but way, way beyond in some cases.

Not to mention the incredible buzz you get from it – and that, my friend, can only be EXPERIENCED to fully understand what I’m referring to.

As an aside, the other tip I want to hand out today is to “mix in the tough with the easy”. So do a tough exercise for say 5 reps, and then pound out the easy one for about 20. Focus upon your breathing during those movements.

That’s just an example, of course. Modify per your own needs.

All for now!

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S: – Get the book right HERE: – https://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/

He just kept “going”

And no, despite what it might sound like, I’m not talking about anything sexual here.

He being “me”, and I’m referring to today’s workout again. I just got done with what I was going to write when I last spoke to you, and it’s time to take a well deserved BREAK, hehe.

And being I enjoy fitness and writing so much, my break naturally involves both.

Anyway, I mentioned being in the flow in the last post, and this, my friend, also means that I was in the flow from an exercise standpoint as well as other regards.

What that translated into during my workout today, and what I omitted to mention in my last post was that I just “kept going” during my workout. Thats what I do anyway, but what I mean is that I kept going for way longer sets than I normally would.

So I believe I mentioned pushups done on my back in the last post.

“Table” and “reverse” pushups were the ones I did and these two exercises alone are MORE THAN ENOUGH for the average guy out there, even if said average guy can pound out 25 plus regular pushups in one set. In fact, and as I’ve mentioned before, even HOLDING the “table” position is hard if your overweight or even if your simply not used to the position.

And I banged them out in sets of 25 as I normally do, but here’s the kicker – I could have  just “kept going”, especially with regard to the “table” pushups. ALL I was focused upon was my breathing, and it was almost like I was in a trance.

Up and down, breathe in and out. Repeat. Ad infinitum.

And thats what it SHOULD be look like. You should always be in the flow, but especially more so during your workouts. Things should never be “grit your teeth” tough.

It should be your breathing ultimately accomplishing whatever it is you are, for lack of a better way to put it.  And it WILL be  your breathing that if done correctly puts you in the zone, where you just keep going like the Energizer bunny on steroids, hehe.

Sounds hard to figure out, I know. But read between the lines if you would. There is great wisdom behind the old saying “Your breath is your power”.

Something to chew upon until the next post!

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S.: – I address deep breathing in great depth in the book: – https://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/

Exercise to “get in the flow”

Dear reader,

Man, there’s just so MUCH to share today that I could probably write a book instead of a blog post. Speaking of which, that is probably what I’m going to jump in RIGHT AFTER this post.

An oft used term is “getting in the flow”, which (and this is keeping is REAL simple) means your getting things done with minimal effort (or what may SEEM like minimal effort). I talk about this at length in most of my books, and this is the #1 KEY (or one of them, at any rate) to success at just about endeavor in life.

I care not if it’s fitness, writing, success with the opposite sex, finding new employment, or simply being able to “pursue your dreams” – getting – and more importantly, STAYING in the flow is key.

Anyway, one of the ways I get in flow is to, and as you might imagine, EXERCISE.

Exercise (done the right way) gets the blood flowing, the heart pumping, and most importantly – – regardless of reps etc, it gets your BREATHING GOING!

And THIS, my friend, is what gets you in that “zoned” out state (ZONKED as I like to put it) that  you see in my videos and that I keep mentioning over and over again in my books.

AND THIS feeling is what puts you in the ZONE!

I’ve used exercise to boost creativity. I’ve used exercise to quite literally “have books write themselves” while I’m working out – and yes, I keep a sheet of paper handy at times during my workout. Never quite know what might pop into my head, and if you don’t write it down, you risk forgetting it.

And no, I brook NO interference during my workout. Doorbells, delivery guys, cell phones, and especially IM’s can ALL wait – but ideas cannot.

Oh, and did I mention getting supremely fit somewhere in there??

Look, my workout is NOT just about getting fit. It’s about getting in the ZONE, and accomplishing what I want to in my life. About doing what I desire WITH NO limits, and certainly NO boundaries (all the more so none that are “imposed” by others in any way, shape or form).

Tell me I can’t do it, and I’ll tell you to … ah, you get the drift there, hehe.

All for now. As for what I did today … well, a lot of the usual stuff I mention, but the second 100 reps of my workout were basically all done “on my back”, hehe. Take that for what you will!

Off to write,

Rahul

P.S. : – The book and videos are available right here on the site – grab ’em NOW!

P.S #2: – For those that may be wondering, this new “book” (or manual, actually) is NOT related to fitness. Contact me privately if you want to know more!

Listen to your body!

Dear Reader,

Although I do and will continue emphasizing the value of DAILY exercises (as opposed to the nonsense of  “letting muscle groups rest” and “three day routines” etc etc), there ARE times when you need to listen to your body.

This holds especially true if you’ve been training hard, and have other commitments as well which most of us probably do.  In fact it holds true even if training is an integral part of your “job” (i.e. if your a pro athlete etc) but those folks do it as part of their job, so it needs to be handled somewhat differently.

But for the vast majority of you, let me start out by saying – LISTEN UP – “listening to your body” does not mean plopping down on the couch after 5 minutes of trying to stretch “into” the bridge, for example.

It doesn’t mean giving up halfway through the set of 50 pushups that I’ve assigned you (for instance), and returning to the good old TV.

And so forth. Listening to your body DOES however mean listen to it WHILE you train.

What do I mean?

Well, as I was rushing to get my workout in, and started, something didn’t quite feel right.

Got through a 50 or so squats, but though I wasn’t really panting and out of breath, something didn’t quite FEEL right.

Started in on the pushups, and ditto.

Now, I could have “thrown in the towel” at that point and headed on outside (I’m fixing to hit the road soon). But I did NOT – instead what I did was changed my routine up.

And all I did was 85 pushups – and man – I’m worked to the BONE. My lower back is “talking to me” as I write this, and thats a good thing, hehe.

Now, this might sound like a piddly amount given I generally do between 250-400, but the key thing to remember is QUALITY as opposed to quantity. I can make 10 pushups harder than 100.

And no, that doesnt mean you don’t shoot for high reps – it means you do so in CORRECT FORM.

Anyway, point I’m trying to make is I didnt just give up and sit on my ass and do nothing. I’ll address this in a later post sometimes, but sitting is by far one of the VERY WORST things you can do for your overall health, both internally and externally.

Anyway, I feel kind of zoned out, which is a great way to hit the road. Relaxed, zoned out, and at peace with the world, hehe.

What more could you ask for?

All for now!

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S.: – This “zoned” (or zonked as I like I to term it) feeling is pretty evident from my breathing and face in the videos. Grab them HERE for the workout of your lives – https://0excusesfitness.com/videos/