I have spoken a lot about the old time strongmen and physical culturists on this list, havent I?
And of course, the modern day physical culturist Rahul Mookerjee whose knowledge (according to the DOERS that DO THE THING and don’t just “yap” about it) of physical culture is without parallel.
If you’re looking for a true Master of his craft (at what he does), the name is Mookerjee ,Rahul Mookerjee.
Not my words, my friend.
A long term customer said ’em!
But anyway, that bit of self congratulation aside (I’m sure it must have ticked off more than a few “righteous” folks, hehe) … lets get to it.
(On an aside, we’ve been getting some great sign ups for our list already – and before I forget – let me give you that link for the “Freebies” again – here it is (it will only be there for a couple of more days I believe) – http://www.bodybuilding-programs.net/free-fitness-gifts.html)
(Oh, and we have been getting BOZOS too – a certain idiot signed up yesterday with the name “Spam Me”. Curiously enough, the email address is from the UK. Wonder if Bozo Schofield and him are great pals, hehe).
But anyway, that bit of biz out of the way, lets get to it.
(And again, no, I’m not affiliated with the folks on that page, I do NOT recommend the gym and booby building, I do NOT get paid for it – it’s just a “quid pro quo” thing done every year, and you’ll get the link ONE more I believe on the 28th in your Inboxes and and that will be that).
I’m a bit groggy today from what it seems!
And on that note, lets jump into it.
First old timers.
You’d think that the old time THINKERS would be different from the physical culturists in that they were more “thinking” oriented and not so physical right?
I’ve written before about Emerson, hardly the modern hunchback and person complaining about lower back pain and flatulence and what not you see today …
Or, Napoleon Hill, that great sage and seer that walked 10 miles a day, usually uphill . . .
But lets talk about one of my favorites.
Ole Benjamin Franklin.
“Why are your products so expensive!”
But anyway, (and yes, I WILL Charge what they’re worth – because guess what – what I charge is way less than what I should be) … ole Ben.
It might surprise many of you, but this man was a muscular physical specimen as well, like most of the great thinkers down the ages.
Somehow, in the modern day world we’ve got this thinking that “exercise and thinking” are not “one and the same”.
That one can function optimally without the other.
That exercise is something only reserved for Ironmen, sportspeople, and so forth …
(serious exercise that is).
If there ever was a more stupid way to think than this I am yet to hear it.
Without proper exercise, my friend – the brain will NOT function at the optimal level it should be – and neither will your LIFE.
There is a reason why in Chinese prisons they don’t allow exercise.
(Is it is good? Do I support the See Xi Pee in doing that – no. But I’m just talking about the why’s here).
The Chinese are nothing if not CANNY, and they know that THOUGHT is what ultimately moulds matter.
And therefore, they do all they can to “not let the prisoners think for themselves!”
(Which is pretty much how the sheeple are controlled anyway).
But anyhow . . . point is this.
Ole Ben taught himself to swim, likely in a lake or something, in an age most people didnt know how to swim and never thought of learning.
He advocated the virtues of drinking plenty of water – of “eating to LIVE, not LIVING to eat” – and that “Full Belly makes for a Poor Brain”.
He exercise regularly. Walked, swam, jumped, and in old age when he could not do any of that, he lifted weights.
(Note what he did when he COULD – and what he did when he was unable to due to old age – that alone should give you a lesson on staying away from the Jim Shims, bro).
In terms of diet, Franklin practiced mindful observation. Pay attention to your weight and heed what you eat, he suggested. Be abstemious and utilize self-control. If you find yourself rotund, eat less. If you find yourself too thin, eat more. If you find yourself in good health, eat the same amount. His approach was simple and scientific, emphasizing self-experimentation.
Franklin continued to be a religious exerciser throughout his life. He especially enjoyed swimming, walking, and leaping. When old age restricted his activity choices, he would focus on lifting and swinging weights. “No gains without pains,” he’d say when hobbling from muscle soreness the following day.
To Be Fit and Healthy, Live Like Benjamin Franklin | RealClearScience
No pains, no gains.
So true, my friend. So true.
Tell that to the idiots who complain about their lats being too sore after a workout on the most asinine invention ever in the gym – the lat pulldown!
I mean, I don’t get it.
Do animals in the wild stop climbing trees because their lats were too sore from climbing the night before or what not?
Does Mr Deer – or Mr Tiger stop walking around the forest because “his legs are too sore” from climbing the hill or simply “running a sprint” the day before?
And yet, the majority of humans out there think this is the way to “train right”!
Anyway, the part about “full belly = bad brain”.
Ole Ben had it SPOT ON.
Yours truly has made no secret of the fact in the Simple and Effective Diet, that my highly unconventional diet, which goes AGAINST what the experts and so called gurus state is one of the biggest secrets to not just my own gains, but DOERS throughout the ages.
(that book is gratis with a purchase of the 0 Excuses Fitness System, btw)
And it isn’t just “eating less” for those that may think …
But ole Ben had it spot on – I ate a heavy meal last night (Which I normally don’t) – and am feeling the effects today.
And there we get into IMAGERY – and those that light up the brain.
I WAS feeling the effects, I should say.
But the brain fog cleared within a few minutes as soon as I did some visualization – thought of goals etc – pictured what I wanted – and voila – I’m sitting here writing to you about it.
Most people ignore the sheer power pictures have over us (no, if you’re Glyn Schofield from the UK reading this I ain’t talking tongues stuck where the sun don’t shine) … despite seeing them all around us anyway, and despite the fact we picture whether we know it or not.
And the next best thing to do my friend – of course – is stretching.
Feeling loose and limber the natural way – the way the old timers did – is KEY To vibrating at a higher level and letting the GOOD Things in life flow to you (unless you’re an idiot that claims as a certain “Mamma Mia” did, that “it’s just bodyweight exercises”).
Truly one of the dumbest reviews ever, combined with his insistence on hiring Sly Stallone’s photographers to take the pictures for the movie – uh, book I mean.
(Ok, he didnt say that, but he might as well have!).
Anyway, thats enough for three emails – see if you can spot the lessons.
I’ll be back!
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