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

Dear Reader,

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

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

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

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

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

I ate three squares a day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s right, my friend.

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

Was it just me?

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

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

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

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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

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

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

Dear Reader,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And all I did during that time was jump rope.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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

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

You either got it – or you DON’T!
- - and how you CAN get it.

Dear Reader,

Well, after the (somewhat interesting in many regards if you get my drift, hehe) chat I had with Sophia about gorillas, and gorilla grip – I got to thinking about the book itself.

And a thought popped into my mind.

A thought that pops into my mind nigh every time I think of the book – and the PREFACE – which I updated in 2017.

I first came out with Gorilla Grip in 2011, and believe it or not, I took a “sabbatical” of sorts from the fitness biz for a variety of (some inexplicable) reasons.

The old website still stands though. www.rahulmookerjee.com is where it all started, and it is still very much alive and kicking, hehe, especially in terms of Google searches etc.

Anyway, so back in 2017 I met a man – a tall, strong, rugged looking “mountain of a man”.

If Sophia’s description of me as a gorilla is accurate (and it is in many regards, hehe) – – then the only words I have for THIS guy is – KING KONG.

King Kong x 10, perhaps. As soon as I saw this guy I knew he had been into physical training all his life – and by that I don’t mean pounding out reps on the lat pulldown machine (an useless machine if there ever was one) – or doing bicep curls with the bros.

No – he had that look about him – REAL strength, if you get my drift, that comes from being in the TRENCHES – and from one that has been there and done that in terms of fitness and continues to, I recognized this instantly.

I shook his hand – and immediately felt an “unnatural pull” to his grip as he almost took me off balance – something that most people are UNABLE to do (I’ve spoken about the why’s before, of course).

Now, this guy is far bigger than me – probably way stronger in many regards but that isn’t the main reason he can do this.

His GRIP is the main reason – that “kung fu” like grip – – and that only comes from years and years of HARD training – in the TRENCHES, as it were.

You either got it, or you don’t, my friend!

We became good friends down the line – and this is the man I refer to in the preface for Gorilla Grip, and with good reason. If anyone ever truly had a gorilla like grip, it’s him!

And funnily enough, those were the exact same comments he made about me – and for good reason again.

Now in terms of “if you got it” – well, there is always room for improvement, my friend. Success is a matter of never ending application as they say – pause to rest on your laurels, and first thing you know, it takes WINGS and flies away.

And if you “don’t got it” – and the majority of folks out there, don’t, by the way.

Well, do what it takes to get it.

First, build up your overall health, strength and fitness levels by using the 0 Excuses Fitness System. I state repeatedly in Gorilla Grip that a base is KEY – and that the exercises therein should be done in conjunction WITH the exercises in the 0 Excuses Fitness System – not in place of.

And second, once you’re getting good at those exercises – pick up a copy of Gorilla Grip – or the compilation if you so choose.

And that, my friend, is the royal road to “getting it” – both in terms of GRIP strength and overall fitness/strength levels as well.

Amen!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Another course that has been really flying off the shelves is Corrugated Core. If your’re looking to get rid of the winter “bulge” QUICK – then the exercises mentioned in Corrugated Core are the perfect way to do it – – https://0excusesfitness.com/corrugated-core/

She asked me if I could help her “enlarge her chest”
- .... and more on looking like a GORILLA

Dear Reader,

So there I was talking to an ex-client of mine “Sophia” (I’ll let the last name slide in order to “protect the innocent”, if you get my drift, hehe).

Bear in mind that this conversation has context – – but I’m merely quoting the parts that apply to this email – and the topic being talked about in the title of the email – as well as subtitle, hehe.

“… arms, you mean? Strong arms?” I asked.

“Yes, strong arms. And strong, deep chest too”, replied Sophia.

“Kinda…Actually, you look more like a gorilla!” she continued.

“Gorilla???” (accompanied by a “laughing out loud” emoticon – remember – this conversation took place online since the C-virus has pretty much quarantined everyone unofficially).

“Yes, gorilla. You have black curly hair, and dark skin…”she trilled.

And the casual reader may or may not read “racism” into the dark skin comment. I’ve heard it so many times in mainland China of course that it’s ceased to bother me – but then again – I wouldn’t be surprised if it bothered you, my dear reader, hehe.

But such is life in China, where skin color is paramount and pretty much takes priority over everything else – but again – back to the topic itself!

“I once wrote a book called Gorilla Grip”, I said, laughing.

“What is it about”, she asked.

“Grip. Developing a cast iron, rock, solid, GORILLA like grip”, I said, laughing a bit more. Call me thick skinned, my friend, but those above comments and then the “gorilla” bit made me laugh – especially since this girl is anything BUT racist – it was just an honest observation.

“Actually, yes, my chest and arms – and grip is strong”, I went on. “But my legs are the strongest part“.

“That is where my physical development comes from”.

“Really”, she asked, in an interested “tone of voice”.

“Yes, really. The legs are the seat of power. Strong legs = Strong body”.

“I see….”

And then a pregnant pause, and then something that made me almost spit out my tea.

“I wanna enlarge my chest”, she went on.

“Huh??” I responded confused for a minute.

And then I got it.

“You mean, you want bigger b-oh-oob-s”? (sorry folks, censoring it a bit so the emails go through)

“Yes”

She then suggested a way of doing it that to be honest might have made its way to an X rated mag, so I’m not going to mention it here.

“But I don’t want to do that”, she went on.

“Uh, OK”, I said. “Get surgery done. You know breasts implants and …”

“I don’t want silicone!”

And so went the conversation.

So, two things to take away from the above conversation methinks.

First off, 0 Excuses Fitness does not deal in “increasing breast size”, hehe. The best we can do is to advise you to find a good surgeon dealing with implants etc if you’re interested in that.

Other than this, what I could tell any lady that wants this sort of thing – or Sophia actually (though I didnt tell her this, as the advice would be nigh ignored) is this – work the LEGS hard.

Build up your overall health and do lots of leg work on a heavy basis. In Sophia’s case, she’s way too skinny – and as soon as she packs some good weight on – that “chest” will naturally grow larger.

Second, if you’re interested in looking like a bonafide GORILLA – and being as strong as one – I have two things to tell you.

In terms of #1, work the legs hard, hard, hard – and you’ll start to look like a gorilla before you know it.

I’m not saying neglect your upper body – no – not in the least, but what I AM saying and HAVE BEEN saying is that the legs are the true SEAT OF POWER, my friend.

Strong legs = Strong body. Thats alll there is to it.

And as far as strength, you may never have upper body strength near what the average silverback gorilla does – but you CAN build amazing levels of upper body strength and a vice like “kung fu” grip that will have folks shaking their head when they shake your hand.

If that’s your thing, we’ve got just the TWO courses that will do it : –

  1. Shoulders like Boulders
  2. Gorilla Grip (The compilation)

Lots of two’s in today’s email, huh? Hehe …

So that, my friend, is that for today’s email. We can’t help you in terms of increasing breast sizes – but we sure CAN help you get as strong as gorilla (or as close as you can get, hehe)- and in the best shape of your life!

Get on it!

Best

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Squatting is one of the best ways to build the legs up, period. And the Hindu Squats mentioned in the 0 Excuses Fitness System are something everyone, male, female, or “in between”, hehe should get good – VERY GOOD – at.  Rumble on over HERE to learn how – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Land based vs water based workouts
- ... and which is the best for building MUSCLE?

Dear Reader,

The sheer amount of misinformation out there on the Internet when it comes to fitness and working out – or just about any topic out there – boggles the mind.

And one of the misconceptions that a lot of people have is that water based workouts can be, and are a lot better overall than land based workouts.

Specifically, the claims being made out “swimming being the best exercise you can do” and (and my daughter sent this to me the other day – copied from a notebook of hers) – – “swimming is the very best exercise there is for building MUSCLE”.

The second claim is downright retarded, and the first? Let me just say that there is no real “best exercise” out there. It all depends upon your goals -overall fitness levels you’re looking to achieve – as well as your current levels of strength and conditioning.

If someone were to make the claim “bodyweight exercise in general” are the best – I’d wholeheartedly agree – but unfortunately what is TRUE is usually “pooh poohed” at by the vast majority of folks out there.

Anyway, back to swimming.

First off, please don’t get me wrong. Swimming is an excellent exercise – and DOES help a LOT in terms of improving your cardiovascular capabilities, but only if you can swim the strokes correctly – and if you can swim non-stop for laps – and the average person generally can’t do either one of, or both these things.

It’s far easier to work up to pounding the pavement, for instance, in terms of technique, than getting the 4 strokes down pat in swimming. Not to mention the breathing – which is actually OPPOSITE of what occurs on land.

In the 0 Excuses Fitness System I give you a “secret” tip that allows you to recover in record time from a set of sprints – or a set of tough pushups – and be raring to go almost shortly thereafter.

No extended panting, no prolonged “being out of breath”, and so forth.

You’ll have to crack open the System to find out what it is – but rest assured it has something to do with DEEP BREATHING – done RIGHT (an entire section of the book is devoted to this) – and swimming throws this entire “rule book” out of the window.

Which is fine as certain changes have to be made for water based workouts, but it’s still not the BEST by far in terms of a cardio exercise .

ANd as for strength – and muscle??

Well, I’ve often said and still say that it isn’t so much the “external look” or “how big the peak of your biceps is” that matters when it comes to REAL strength and muscle- not to mention lasting fitness and HEALTH.

Some of the strongest folks I’ve seen out there (pound for pound) have barely a ripple in their biceps, and yet you’d struggle to match their grip, for instance (just one example).

And any sort of real strength – or muscle – means your tendons, ligaments and BONES should be strong too.

The last being the most important – and swimming does next to nothing to improve bone strength, my friend.

One of the (valid in many ways) arguments being made FOR swimming is that it may be an easier activity for grossly overweight or obese folks to “ease into” because of the lack of weight being placed on the body in general.

It is a well known fact that fat people “float better” – and while this may sound good to the average “Tubbo” out there (Yay! Easier workouts!) – it don’t do much at all to improve bone strength which comes only from placing ADDED stress on the bones and musculature in general.

Elite swimmers all incorporate land based work in their routines – and there is a darn good reason behind it.

Second, I’ve often mentioned that working the legs and back heavily – specifically, the legs is KEY to overall health, strength, muscle and fitness.

Case in point being the daily hill climbs I refer to – those alone will give you a better shaped/developed chest than on someone with “pelican legs” – someone that does a ton of benching, for instance, but little or no leg/back work.

Now, some stroke such as the breaststroke and butterfly do work the legs to an extent – but NOTHING like land based, weight bearing workouts do, my friend – NOTHING like that – and that is why elite swimmers all incorporate land based workouts into their routine.

Believe me, you’ll build far more muscle doing a set of 10 pull-ups in LETTER perfect form than swimming  a few laps in the pool – and that is a FACT.

Now, none of this means I’m railing against swimming and water based workouts (such as water aerobics, for instance). It remains an excellent exercise, and by all means DO work it into your routine if you can – but use it in ADDITION to your regular routine, and not in place of it.

And that, my friend, is that for today. I’ll be back again later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Swimming is a great activity to relax – and feel RELAXED – and energized from head to toe. Ever notice that feeling you get after a great swim, my friend? I bet you have – but here’s the kicker – the BEST darn exercise ever (metamorphically speaking, hehe) – will give you that feeling and THEN some in a fraction of the time or less. Find out what that is right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/products/pushups-reverse-pushups-the-best-darn-exercise/

Three minutes to SUPER fitness and chiseled ABS
- ... to be done literally ANYWHERE

Dear Reader,

Amidst all the talk about pull-ups, 500 pushups in a workout – – and obviously hill climbs etc, I’m gonna switch tacks for today.

I’ve made no secret of the fact that fitness does NOT have to be a long, drawn out affair involving gizmos, ridiculous machines and hours spent ogling the babes (or your own face on the dumbphone)  – – or hours spent pounding the pavement for that matter.

I’ve also made no secret of the fact that the very best fitness system on the planet requires no more than 15-20 minutes daily in terms of time spent working out.

Yes, you WILL get great results from just that amount of time spent working out if you do things right – and the scores of people that have GOTTEN good results speak volumes in terms of “proof” (for all the “non believers” or “heathens” – kidding, hehe) out there.

But some people still complain.

Amazingly enough, some people still complain about being so busy that they don’t have 20 minutes to fit into their daily schedule for exercise.

To these people, I’ve always said and WILL always say that if you don’t even have that much time for exercise – you might as well “stop living”. Period.

And thats an irrefutable fact, mi amigo. Movement is indeed LIFE – and when you stop moving on a regular basis (no, the trips to the fridge and bathroom don’t count) – you basically stop living.

But today I’m going to give you a different answer.

That answer is this – you need no more than THREE minutes my friend.

That is right. You heard me. THREE MINUTES!

Surely everyone has three minutes to work out??

You can go longer if you wish – but I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of folks out there – including you meatheads at the gym – and pavement pounders would be hard pressed to do more than 15-20 SECONDS of this workout – which includes three simple exercises.

No pushups, squats, bridging.

No sprints or hill climbs.

No pull-ups.

No, the three exercises are these – ah, but rather than tell you the NAMES of the exercise first, I’ll describe them and THEN tell you the name.

Why – because they are so amazingly simple that nigh most of you reading this will pooh pooh what I’m saying and say I’ve gone off my rocker.

But bear with me my friend – and HEAR me out – and then DO the thing  and THEN, and only THEN – get back to me!

Ok, so without further ado then –

  1. Get on all fours, and crawl around the room like a bear. Keep the arms and legs BOTH straight – or you can bend the legs a bit if you so choose. And bear in mind you’re perfectly welcome to go as SLOW as you like – thats right! Slow. Haha. Do this for about a minute or so without a break, and then jump straight into …
  2. Or should I say, flip over and do the same thing again – again for a minute – or a few seconds – or, hold the position for as long as you can
  3. If you’ve made it this far (2 min)without panting, collapsing, or being so out of breath you can barely speak – congratulations – you’re already in the top 2% of folks out there in terms of fitness. Great.
  4. Now, get down on your haunches and walk about the room. Heels flat – do this for another minute or so.

Repeat this little circuit for as long as you like – or can – and THEN tell me “it’s too simple”, hehe.

These three simple exercises can be done anywhere – anyplace – anytime – and believe you me, they WILL give you an entire body workout like you’ve never gotten before – if you just DO the thing.

They WILL blast all that nasty fat of your body – and they WILL build solid functional muscle – and them chiseled ABS you’re so after my friend.

So after reading this – drop down on the floor – and give me a few reps of what I mentioned. Write back, and tell me how it went!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Many more such routines – both advanced and simple – are yours for the taking right here – –  https://0excusesfitness.com/corrugated-core/

“You were pretty thick back then. Only bodyweight training…or?”
- .. can bodyweight training make you thick - STRONG?

Dear Reader,

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine Charles about this, that – and everything in between, and generally “shooting the bull” as it were.

I told him how I used to be big – really big -or should I say FAT – back in the day.

“No, I’m not kidding. I used to be around 120 kgs or so back in the day – and YES, a lot of it was FAT”.

And I sent him a couple of pictures of me back in the day with the addendum – YES – I DID continue to train – and YES – “bigger” folks (he often, as many people do, tends to equate “fat” with “big”) CAN do pull-ups, handstand pushups etc.

That above question is something I’ve covered before (specifically here amongst other places), but for now, another question folks often have of me is this – why do you put your “bigger” look on the cover of some of your better selling products?

For instance, Pull-ups – from Dud to STUD within a matter of WEEKS has a Rahul in a “bigger” avatar (if I might say so) pounding out pull-ups galore, and the advanced course has a far more sleeker, cat like version of me on the cover.

Ditto for the the book on handstand pushups – – and the advanced version – – Battletank Shoulders (that one is an absolute MUST if you’re look to build them cannonball delts my friend).

And why don’t I have the slimmer version on all the covers?

Well, first – because I don’t do any of this for vanity. The cover pictures are what they are for a reason – the main being to show my readers that being “big” (or even fat) is NOT an excuse not to work out – and is NOT a reason why they cannot do advanced bodyweight stuff.

And no, that ain’t an excuse to be fat – far from it – but it IS a wake up call to all of those who think it’s ok to be a sloth bear and complain that “bodyweight stuff is impossible to do for those of us that are bigger” – and continue to delude themselves that hoisting a barbell overhead in a set range of motion is a better way to build strength and muscle.

Fooey!

And now, where we we??

Ah yes – the topic of today’s email – how did I get so “thick” (and yes, some of that was fat – but a lot was muscle) back in the day with  just bodyweight stuff?

No, I did not lift weights – although many thought I did.

No, I did NOT use dumbells, sandbags or kettlebells, and no, I did not entirely stop cardio.

The key was this – and it was very simple, actually.

I didn’t do near as much cardio back then as I did now – and I ATE a lot more – and continued workouts in a vein similar to what I do NOW sans a lot of the hiking etc – and thats all there is to it.

Thats right. You heard me. That is ALL there is to it!

Folks, it isn’t rocket science, and YES, you can get BIG – and THICK on bodyweight routines and my own experience proves this.

Other hand, you can get RIPPED, lean and mean – and CUT – – and my experience proves this as well.

I have to admit the thick look didn’t appeal to me as much as it does a lot of people, so I quickly reverted back to the lean and mean look – and right now, that is where I am – and that is what I recommend – but since a lot of people want to be thick and strong – I’m here to tell you – that YES – that can be done too with bodyweight stuff!

Take your pick -the sky is the limit!

In the meantime, remember that external looks are just that – external. Whether you look like an all in wrestler (my daughter claimed I did a few days ago)  – or whether you look like a movie star – or whether you just looked ripped and strong – it matters NOT at the end of the day.

Your HEALTH – from the inside out – is what really matters and that, my friend, is as simple as it gets.

So that’s it for today! If you’re reading this from mainland China and are still stuck at home due to the C-virus – well – special mention to y’all – make sure and pick up a copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness System – and get in great, immunity boosting, strength building and stamina boosting workouts right in the privacy of your living room.

As for the rest of you – no excuses either – get on the stick NOW!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I referred to Battletank Shoulders earlier on in this email – and if you’re one that aspires to elite, world class levels of shoulders and upper back BRUTE STRENGTH that most can only DREAM of – then pick up the course right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/battletank-shoulders/

“Sir, you’re hardcore! You’re really KILLING it!”
- ... And more "ironman" related comments

Dear Reader,

So, yesterday I wrote about weight gain while on lockdown at home – and as I finished that post, an idea came to mind – for today’s post!

Hark back to “pre C virus” days, when yours truly was doing his daily hill climbs etc – and as I finished my second climb up the mighty HILL that I write so often about – I saw a couple of ladies motoring up the hill.

Or wheezing up the hill, I should say. American ladies if I’m not mistaken, and both of these gals were FAT, my friend – no two ways around that – and I’m being polite here, mind you!

Other hand, it was commendable that they were doing something about it – so as I breezed past them, I gave them a little smile of acknowledgement. Not sure if they noticed it or  not though …

On my way down, I noticed these two ladies still at it – climbing the hill.

As I finished climb #3, I saw the two ladies again – puffing and panting (they had just finished THEIR climb #1).

I didn’t pause for breath.

Off it was for climb #4, and as I went about that climb, I saw these two ladies descending the hill slowly.

And as I went past them, one of them called out.

“Sir, you’re hardcore indeed!”

The other chimed in with “Yes, indeed! This is the third time you’re climbing the hill – you’re really KILLING it!”

“Ironman levels!” …

And as this was being said, and the two ladies were asking me if I was indeed planning on participating in a triathlon, I managed to get in a word sideways (I know, I know, hehe).

“Not climb #3. It’s #4”, I s aid with a big smile on my face.

“Fouuuuuuurrrrr!” chimed lady #1, as if it was some sort of hymn she was chanting in church or something.

“Fourrrrrr! Make that five!” laughed the other lady.

“Nah, not quite at that level as yet!” I laughed back, and bade goodbye to them.

Actually, that last bit wasn’t quite true. Back in the day I’d hike this same hill 6-7 times daily – multiple times a day – but I did NOT want to give these two ladies more of a shock than I already did, hehe.

And that sort of thing, along with actual results vindicates all the hard work I put in on a regular basis in my workouts.

It’s indeed nice to swing by the pizza dude ‘s(remember yesterday’s email?) place and have him note “you’re in excellent shape!”

And of course, the “you look like a movie star” comments that have been made in the past …

Let’s face it, folks. We ALL want to look – and feel – GREAT – but most of us are too lazy to put in the work to get there!

And I’m here to tell you that there is NO way around hard work, my friend. Often times I would feel like quitting during my climbs (yes, even this Ironman has feelings!) – but I did NOT.

I kept going – just kept going – and the feeling of ACCOMPLISHMENT at the end of each workout was nigh indescribable.

Same for the pushup workouts – extreme bridging – and other workouts!

And writing that bit fired me up so much that I’m off to do some squats. Sure do wish this lockdown would end soon though – I miss my beloved hill too much!

And on that note, it’s adios for now. Back again tomorrow!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – You can read MORE about my hill routines in the 0 Excuses Fitness System – as well as get into the best shape of your life if you put in the WORK required – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

 

“My fat pants don’t fit well so I wore a dress”
- .... "I've been avoiding the scale"

Dear Reader,

So, for those of you that have been living under a rock (figuratively speaking, hehe) and haven’t yet heard about the C-virus – rest assured that pretty much the whole of China is on extended “lockdown” due to this SARS-like-virus.

The provinces of Hubei and Zhejiang, two of the country’s most popolous provinces are on official lockdown – and in China when there is a lockdown, my word, it IS a lockdown.

People aren’t being able to leave their houses unless offical sanction is obtained – and neither can they drive on the roads freely – and neither can they step out without wearing face masks – all of which are in short supply.

And while those are the two areas under “official” lockdown, the rest of the country is on unofficial lockdown pretty much.

So, folks have been confined to their homes pretty much – and while personally speaking I believe these measures are a case of “shutting the stable door after the horse long done bolted” – it is what it is, my friend.

And of course, “sitting at home” brings with it the issue of weight gain.

This afternoon, I was browsing through one of my WeChat groups – a group that a local pizza owner has set up.

“Anyone gain weight since this outbreak started”, he asks.

And instantly, there was a flood of responses.

“I’ve been avoiding the scale” – said one gentleman (who goes by the nick “Escaped Lunatic, hehe”).

“My fat pants didnt fit last week. I decided something had to be done. so I went back  to dresses. It’s been working very well!”, chimed in another lady.

There is more, but thats enough of a Sunday titter, me thinks.

Funny part is that these fine folks and others not mentioned here are flooding social media with “complaints” of “getting fat” – all the while apparently eating tons of food at home “because they’re bored and have nothing to do”.

Gorging on pizza certainly ain’t the best way to keep one’s weight down – and neither is stuffing one’s gourd with cheese, wines, and all this other stuff that seems to be the rage right on social media, especially with expats in China (but probably locals too).

As for yours truly, I’m very very glad to report that I haven’t gained a lick of weight whatsover, but it also bears mentioning that I did the sensible thing, and did NOT substitute “boredom” for “eating”.

In fact, I wasn’t bored at all – my own fitness System gave me all the exercise I needed, and my writing etc keeps me busy as it always does!

So if you’re stuck at home for whatever reason, folks, and cannot workout (though there never is an excuse for not exercising at home) – then WATCH YOUR DIET!

Eat LESS – not MORE!

Once you start working out, of course, you have full license to eat more – and weigh less at the same time, and that my dear reader, are the measures you need to take when “your fat pants don’t fit well last week” as opposed to skirting the issue and “hiding under baggy flowing dresses”.

That last one REALLY made me laugh, by the way, hehe – and I’ll end this here. Plenty of brickbat coming my way I’m sure – send ’em over, hehe – just make sure they’re all officially approved for the lockdown!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Did I say “Eat More – Weigh Less”?? Showl did, friend – I’ve got PROOF that it is VERY doable – and here is where you can learn more about it – https://0excusesfitness.com/eatmore-weighless/

Losing weight while “stuck at home”
- And yes - it is very possible indeed!

Dear Reader,

I spoke with a lady in Jiangxi province in mainland China yesterday that was referring to her hips being a little bigger than they should (according to her Mama anyway, hehe).

She’s a bit on the bigger side yes, but certainly not obese or close to it (not by Western standards at least – and not by modern day Chinese standards either).

“Just be yourself, Candice”, is what I told her. “It suits you”.

And then I told her that she could lose weight if she wanted to – but so long as did SOME exercise daily (which she seem to be doing on a semi-regular basis at least), then she’s at least got the basic building blocks in place – more than the majority of folks out there I’d say.

This may sound a bit “apart” from the “harsh” words I used with the other lady (remember that email??) – but hey – I can tell when a person is at least trying, and the effort DOES count.

“But it’s so hard to lose weight, especially now, stuck at home … ”

Bear in mind this is in mainland China, where darn near everything is under either official or unoffical lockdown due to this coronavirus scare going on – but the fact also is that I’ve heard several variants of this “reason” for years now.

“I haven’t felt motivated to do …. ” (yeah, right – can we say “a kick up the ass”??)

“It’s too hot out there!” (Yeah, right, does this person realize he’s talking to someone who hiked hill in at 12 noon during the summer – crazy yes – but better than making silly excuses!”

“I’m too busy to exercise!”

“The machines were occupied at the gym, and I didn’t feel like it anyway”

But what never ceases to amaze me is the first reason I stated – folks that think losing weight while “being at home” is not easy – or not doable. Kind of like those people that ask me daily “where is your office” – and then look at me stunned when I tell them I have NO office, and zero overhead.

Imagination, my friend is key.  As is willingness to TRY – and BELIEVE – and have FAITH – and if you just TRY the routines I teach – WHILE being “stuck at home”, believe me, you’ll lose weight (and oodles of it when you first start out).

Yes, I realize I said yesterday that walking is one of the best things you can do in this regard, and it IS – but what if you can’t?

What if you’re on lockdown as is currently the case – or its snowing cats and dogs outside – or you’re in a hotel with nowhere really to walk outside other than busy streets?

Believe me, my friend – believe me now and trust me later, while those hikes were integral to my getting int he best shape of my life – the ICING on the cake was the 0 Excuses Fitness System.

The pushups (especially certain ones) mentioned in there done for high reps were KEY to getting that last annoying bit of flab off – you know how that goes, don’t you? You get the bulk off the fat off you somewhat quick, but it gets harder as you go along – and I did this via ONLY home workouts.

Thats right. Home workouits, and if you read the part of the blog where I transitioned from the old www.rahulmookerjee.com site to THIS one, you’ll see plenty of posts along those lines too – along with RESULTS.

True, I watched my diet – but I didnt count calories. I merely didnt eat like a pig and didn’t binge drink etc – and the results were there for all to see – even for someone like me that puts on weight way too easily, and in all the wrong areas “by default”, hehe.

And if I can do it – you, my dear reader, certainly can!

Take the first step right here. It will be by far the best fitness choice you’ve ever made!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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