“But it cost 10 k and will reduce 60 kg”
- ... I've never quite heard something so so foolish, but there is always a first time in life!

Dear Reader,

So, I’ve written at length in the past about people trying to “weasel” discounts off yours truly.

People trying to find every excuse in the book to get “something for nothing” (by the way, if you haven’t read that post do so NOW – right after finishing this email).

People finding every excuse in the book to NOT exercise the way they should – or worse, not exercise at all. Some of these excuses are downright laughable at best and utterly retarded at worst, of course.

Stuff that makes you go “how did this guy – or gal – ever think of this in the first place”.

Well, I think I’ve seen it all – – or I THOUGHT I had until yesterday.

My LinkedIn Inbox recently received this comment from a person that falls into the first category above.

“Hi but it cost 10k but and it will reduce 60 kg, i just want to reduce 10 kg…if you can help me in this it will be great for you….”

From the person’s name, and from what she says, it seems she is from India – a land where I have a customer aplenty, and yet, my first response to this (mentally) was something quite unprintable – and no – by that I dont mean what it sounds like.

In short – I was going to respond with one brief statement “How asinine a question can someone ask” – or – and perhaps better, simply this ” . . . “??

For those that doubt the veracity of what I’m saying – hey – I’m more than happy to provide a screen shot if need be – I simply haven’t done so to avoid making the person’s name public.

10 k apparently refers to INR (which seems to roughly equate to USD 149.99) – – and apparently this makes this lady think that paying 10 k will result in a miraculous 60 kg loss.

Why?

Apparently because I’ve championed my own story (every darn bit TRUE, by the way) on my site galore in terms of getting down from a pretty sizeable 120 kgs to 60.

Of course, how she drew the parallel between “10 k” and “60 kg” is beyond comprehension – but hey “.  .  .” !!

How she drew the parallel between “just losing 10 kg” and the price is also beyond comprehension, at least for me.

And so, as I’m left shaking my head in bewilderment, the only thing I can ask YOU, my dear reader to do is shake your head – and enjoy a well deserved laugh. Heck, if you’ve gotten thus far without spitting out your morning coffee – afternoon tea – or nightly brew of choice – you deserve that laugh – and a double dose of it at that, hehe.

And once you’re done laughing – rest assured that we’ll return to regular service tomorrow. I’ve been following a special routine as of late that has my hips and buttocks sore as HECK – and I’ll be divulging details on this shortly.

Be on the outlook for that. Until then – be sure and SMASH that workout today – and let me know how it went!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Maybe a 149 buckeroonie investment equates to 149 lbs of weight loss? Ha, ha, ha!

 

Adaptability
- Improvise - adapt - OVERCOME

Dear Reader

In my writings, I’ve often referred to a good friend of mine – an ex-Marine – and a giant of a man physically – but what I haven’t often spoken about is something that is a key tenet of his life philosophy if I might say so.

We often “shoot the bull” over this over a couple of cold ones, and he often chides me for not sticking to (well, to the letter, at any rate, hehe!) the core concepts of what they were taught in boot camp – and something that ALL Marines are taught – that being – to improvise – ADAPT – and overcome!

Now there is certainly nothing at all wrong with this philosophy if I might say so – but I’m often times a bit bull headed about gut feelings – and I only adapt when my gut tells me to, which is where we differ – at times.

Now, what is the point of all this?

Well – it is this – my friend, that to me, all three sections of that above statement are nigh important – but ADAPTABILITY is the MOST important by far.

You have to adapt at whatever life throws at ya – on the fly often times. Nothing ever goes according to “plan” in life – and this holds doubly true if you’re an entrepreneur – business person – a soldier in the battlefield – a sportsperson battling it out on top stage – or just your average Joe that believes in “living life a day at a time”.

It matters now whether you’re talking business – or sports – or fitness – or relationships – adaptability (along with persistence) is what will you get you to the top rung of that ladder, my friend.

This morning I was hit with a situation where I couldn’t work out at my normal time – and when I did finally show up – I saw that sections of the hill I so love to workout on on occasion were cordoned off for whatever reason.

I could have just given up and gone home – but I did not.

I found a way to get it done – and boy did I – and I feel GREAT now.

Business wise, there have been tons of issues going on – all of which have tested my faith to the extreme – and all of which require ADAPTABILITY.

You can improvise all you like, but if you don’t (or if your mind doesn’t) ADAPT – all of it might as well be water down the drain, if I might say so.

Mental adaptation is nigh important, my friend – and I say that one more time.

Henry Ford got to where he did because of persistence – but ADAPTING on the FLY was how he corrected the flaws in all his various (early) models.

Believe it or not, he learned on the job as it were. His initial cars were met with scorn – derision – and when they did start to sell, they were plagued by various problems.

But he persisted – and ADAPTED according to demand – and the rest is history.

I’ve often spoken about the famous case where Ford tasked his engineers to build a 8 cylinder motor in one block.

They all agreed to a man that it was impossible, and yet, Ford would have none of it.

I want it, and I’ll have it! 

A year and a half later, the solution magically “appeared” as it out of nowhere, and while this speaks volumes to Henry Ford’s persistence, it all shows you the value of ADAPTING.

I’m sure his engineers wouldn’t have eventually hit upon the solution if their minds hadn’t adapted to the possibility of finding the solution one day – no matter how.

And in terms of fitness, that is precisely what is so awesome about the 0 Excuses Fitness System.

No hill? No treadmill?

No problemo, mi amigo. Hit the squats – and jumping squats – and you’ll quickly be burning fat off your frame so fast you’ll wonder why you ever needed the above.

No benching machines and bros dripping with sweat “pumping and tonight”?

No problemo, my friend. Pound out some handstand pushups as I did today – and that’s probably the only upper body workout you’ll need for the entire day – or two, hehe.

Improve – ADAPT – and then overcome.

Go “git her done”!!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Here is the link for 0 Excuses Fitness – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Leg and back work – and WHY
- And it sure is WORTH it ...

Dear Reader,

For those of you that have been following me, you know the importance I place upon regular, heavy duty, take no prisoners LEG – and BACK work.

These are the most ignored components in most modern day training routines – and so – is it any surprise that most so called “strong” guys at the gym fall flat on their face when confronted with any REAL strength test?

Let’s say you’re tasked with carrying 80 year old Grandma up a flight of stairs – or 5 (I live on the fifth floor of a building currently and there aren’t any elevators) – or even 15.

Let’s say you received a 50 kg shipment – that you have to haul by your lonesome to your office – or workplace – and that hauling includes 10 minutes of walking in the hot sun – and a climb up 7 flights of stairs – a walk back – and then back again – and then up the stairs again.

Or, let’s assume you have to run – simply RUN – as fast as you CAN – to SAVE YOUR LIFE (which might not be a remote possibility given how things are these days, but I’ll leave that be for another day).

All these are situations we encounter in our lives often, and I wouldn’t be shitting ya to tell you most of the boobybuilders and pumpers at the gym would run for the hills (literally) when confronted with any of these challenges.

Or, and this is true, they’d drop dead from a heart attack (true story – see Shoulders like Boulders for more on this).

The real value from your training comes from how USEFUL it is in your daily life, my friend – not so much how it makes you look. Although that is a desirable side effect, it is NOT why you should be training in the first place.

I was recently confronted with the 50 kg situation I mentioned above, and I can very confidently say that it was my daily training that allowed me to hammer out that situation with little or no problems.

I’d be lying to say I wasn’t flattened at the end of it, of course. Try lugging unwieldy 25kg packages over hilly terrain and up and down flights of stairs – or simply walk with it in the hot sun, and you’ll see what I mean …

And the key to all this – is – and again – heavy duty LEG and back work.

Training the legs and back are absolutely VITAL to your training regimen, my friend.

And a key, key component is SQUATTING – except not with heavy weights that injure you and make you slow and bulky.

No, the key is to train with your own bodyweight – as in, Hindu squats.

‘Twas raining this morning, so I couldn’t do my hill climbs (another awesome way to get your legs and back in shape, and FAST) – so I pumped out 250 squats.

Mind you, I haven’t done these in a while and I expect some major league soreness tomorrow – but damn, they felt GOOD!

My shoulders, chest and upper traps all feel like they’re been hammered – within 15 minutes.

I was going to stop at that, but I felt so good that I pumped out another 100 pushups – mostly on my fingertips – and that was the perfect 6:10 AM start to my day, if I might say so.

Legs and back, my friend. Legs and back.

You may not have a hill near you. You may not even have stairs, or a swimming pool near you.

But you DO have your own body – and a few square feet of space – and a few spare MINUTES to train.

And that’s all you need.

Zero excuses, pally. Get on the stick NOW.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Work into Hindu squats slowly. If you’re starting out, exercise due caution. I cover all this in the book and videos – – as well as the blog, but again – as they say – make haste – but with due caution – and slowly!

The royal road to a VICE like GRIP!

Dear Reader,

Whoa! Sure been a while since I last posted, and if any of you other than the “faithful” (and you know who you are, hehe) have been hanging on – well – THANK you.

And before sparks start to fly about my tardiness – – hey. I get it! As a friend of mine recently told me “0 Excuses for not posting, Rahul!”

Agreed in full, and what can I say eh.

Anyway, I’ve been busier than a bee since July. It’s been one thing after the other, and being that my trading (and coaching) businesses have REALLY taken off, it’s been hectic to say the least.

Again, no excuses, but I’ve been forced to put this on the backburner for a while … or should I say I HAD been, hehe.

There’s one thing that I have NOT put on the backburner though – that being – the obvious (for me, at any rate) – my workouts.

That’s right. While workouts would be the first thing to skip for most people when the going gets “busy”, I’m still hitting it hard and heavy as ever – and I attribute a lot of my recent success to this one reason alone.

Laugh if you like, but it’s true, my friend.  It’s true. Workouts done the right way give you increased productivity only you 0 Excuses fitness maniacs and fitness fanatics in general will know, and that, to quote ole Stone Cold – is really the bottom line, my friend.

And amidst all this, my forearms have grown bigger and stronger than ever – and all with one main tweak to my routine

Actually, I should say with one main “add back” into my routine – a trick that I’ve mentioned galore in Gorilla Grip and a lot of the other books, but a trick that falls by the wayside more often that not.

A trick that was used by oldtimers and REAL strongmen alike to build grips of STEEL.

A trick that was used and still IS used by boxers, martial artists, and those in the military, and anyone that’s really serious about their training.

A trick that requires nothing but a pull-up bar, your body, and TWO exercises.

Now, I’m not going to state the obvious and wax lyrical on the first one, but what is the second, you ask?

Well, it’s an exercise that Dan Hodge for one (he of the “crushing pliers” like grip) used galore to build the fingers of rebar he had.

Jack La Lanne did it a lot too. So did (and probably still does) Herschel Walker. And so do plenty of other serious trainees.

And it is – the fingertip pushup, my friend.

Yes, that is it.

Simple, you say?

Well, yes – but the simplest thing often work the best, and in conjunction with the other exercise that I mentioned (not) above – – well – – there is NO other and better way to work the forearms and entire upper body in general into the GROUND.

And my own forearms bear testimony to this, hehe, as do the “kung fu “grip like comments I keep receiving so often.

While the combo in itself sounds simple, in reality it’s anything but. Do things the wrong way, and you could end up with a nasty injury or worse.

Form is critical too, especially when you’re doing fingertip pushups. You do NOT, crazy as this might sound, my friend, actually do them on your “fingertips”.

There is a METHOD to the madness, and all of it is covered well enough in 0 Excuses Fitness – the one exercise System you do NOT want to miss my friend.

Go here, and check it out right now.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S – Here is that link again – –  https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Chest and triceps … and LEGS!
- And a novel way indeed to work them!

Dear Reader,

I’ve been preaching about the benefits of heavy leg work for eons now, and with darn good reason.

Heavy leg (and back) work works the ENTIRE body into the ground – and those that do this on a regular basis are “curiously enough” (or perhaps not!) far likelier to have a deep, strong chest and broad shoulders without even doing any direct work for them – as opposed to someone that spends all his time on the bench press.

But what if there was a way that you could do a lot of leg work – and up the ante in terms of chest work even more?

Well, it’s possible my friend. It certainly is – and was today!

You probably remember me saying I wasn’t sore from my workout in the pool the other day, huh?

Workout -cum- swimming lesson, and while I wasn’t sore in the slightest after that workout, I might have spoken too soon.

I did a special workout in the pool today that has left me MEGA sore – and this is a mere couple of hours after my workout (which of course included training my daughter in between laps and mega-shennanigans as well if you get my drift!).

And what did it comprise of?

Well simple – the almighty BREAST stroke – and the butterfly stroke – both strokes that most folks don’t do when it comes to swimming – or if they do it, they do it incorrectly.

And this isn’t surprising. While the breast stroke gets a rap for being the most “leisurely” stroke there is – the reality is that it along with the butterfly is one of the most taxing strokes there is in the pool.

And again, you gotta learn and do it right.

The frog kick by itself works the entire core and lower body – especially the thighs and the groin area. For those of you with that stubborn lower belly fat – well – THIS kick is the one you need to practice in the pool as opposed to the flutter kick used in the front crawl.

And if you’re looking to build a strong, deep chest – and “swimmer’s shoulders” – not to mention do heavy tricep work – well – the “fan” motion by the upper body during the breast stroke and butterfly are one of the very best ways to GET said attributes in the pool.

Now, it goes without saying that while swimming is a great workout, you have to learn – and do it right.

Not everyone is able to swim the breaststroke for laps galore in an Olympic sized pool, let alone the butterfly. More to the point, we don’t all have a pool right next door to jump into, although we’d love to – especially during the summer time !

So as I sit here, triceps and chest burning, and groin aching (get your mind outta the gutter, hehe) – I’m reminded of when I first started to pound out a 100 pushups a day – and the very first day I did 500 during the day.

Much the same effect was felt – ALL over the body – and for those of you that don’t have a pool – or hill – nearby – well, pushups leave you with NO excuses, my friend.

All you need is your body and a few sqyare feet of space and you’re set.

And do it right – and you’ll literally get the best workout of your life in 15 minutes or less. You CAN go longer if you like – I often do – but do you have to?

Heck no – and thats the best part about the 0  Excuses Fitness System – superior overall body results in the shortest amount of time possible!

Jump on board TODAY, my friend. It truly is the best fitness system out there on the planet, and that’s saying something!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Summer time is HERE, and it’s time to get that six pack – or 12, if you so choose, hehe. And the exercises you need in order to GET there are right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/corrugated-core/

My swim workouts back home
- An excellent core and upper back workout indeed!

Dear Reader,

So, I’ve not written to you for a while now – a week or so, I’m guessing.

And I’ve got a good reason too! While the last “break” was due to what was going on business wise, THIS time it’s basically because I’m on vacation (sort of) back home in India – and that’s proving to be an adventure in itself.

From the minute the Air India flight took off back home to India (note to self – and others reading this – NEVER fly Air India if you can help it, hehe) to the minute I landed back home and my almost-six year old jumped straight into my lap, it’s been an adventure of sorts.

No rest for the “wicked” as they say, hehe, and while I haven’t been able to get my regular hill workouts in over here, I’ve been getting MORE than my fair share keeping up with my daughter, working on my tea venture – and of course, hitting the park for my pushups and pull-ups.

And of course … the SWIM workouts.

FWIW, we’ve put our daughter in a swimming class over the holidays. But the coach was overburdened with way too many kids, and yours truly, while I was not quite “planning” to jump in the water myself, I finally had enough of instructing my daughter from the sidelines.

And I took the plunge – both literally and figuratively – and restarted an activity that I’ve always enjoyed immensely – and that sort of comes naturally to me – only difference being this time its to teach my daughter what I already know.

And she’s going great. The little girl made it all the way to the deep end today (albeit with Papa) – and thats great progress considering that never happened even once in the month preceding it.

Now, I’ve always remembered swimming to be physically challenging – especially in terms of the triceps, upper body and CORE – as well as legs if you kick right.

And it is – and HAS been that way for me in the past, so I figured it would be the same this time, since I haven’t swam for a while.

But, as I got in the water, it was anything but. Took me a second or so to get back into the “swimming groove” as it were, and from there on it seemed so easy that I wondered why exactly it seemed so taxing all those years ago …

After a solid 1.5 hour session (a lot of that spent with my little girl on my back while I swam) – I fully expected to be EXHAUSTED.

I fully expected my core to be hammered.

I fully expected my traps and upper back to be screaming.

But as I sit here, writing this to you, nigh none of this has happened.

Why?

And this seems all the more incredulous given I’ve been doing nothing but heavy LEG and back work over the past few months – namely hill work and pull-ups.

While pull-ups obviously have a carry over effect into swimming, you’d think leg work wouldn’t eh?

Well, think AGAIN, my friend – and this is yet another reason you absolutely MUST include heavy, heart pounding LEG work in your routine. It strengthens the entire body beyond belief – yes – EVEN the upper body!

And it builds stamina like nothing else as well – not to mention flattens the core quicker than almost anything else.

I’m nowhere near as exhausted from my swim session today as I am after my workouts in China – and that’s saying something!

Maybe I’ll ramp up the intensity tomorrow. Maybe I’ll go all out. We’ll see. For now though, I’m having fun – and on that note, it’s adios.

I’ll be writing again soon – photos on Instagram, by the way, for those interested!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Much of my current fitness levels boil down to the fact that I’m on the BEST exercise system on the PLANET – this one right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Every situation has a positive
- Yes - indeed!

Dear Reader,

What I am about to say today might sound incredulous – but it’s true.

If you’ve ever been down in the dumps – or currently are – or were in the past – either life wise – or financially – or fitness wise, for that matter – well – then guess what.

It might just be the best darn thing that ever happened to you!

A few years ago, an emergency occurred in my life that left me without funds to cover even my most basic expenses – let alone BUSINESS expenses.

I was literally at my lowest ebb. I was literally down in the dumps – BIG time.

There was pressure on me from every conceivable angle – and then some.

And as I paced around the park in New Delhi one starry night trying to figure out how exactly it is I was going to get what I wanted, suddenly, everything went silent around me.

I stopped in my tracks (I was pacing around the monkey bars) and felt like a great “realization” had dawned upon me – and I KNEW – though there is no logic behind this – that my most pressing problems would be SOLVED – somehow.

One of the most pressing problems I faced at that point was putting food on the table. Literally. That, and a few other pressing business issues that had to be addressed.

There was nothing on the horizon – nothing at all – and yet, the sense of CALMNESS I felt was different from anything else I had ever felt before!

I just KNEW that my issues would be resolved – but I did not know how.

Although I did not quite understand it at that point, I was literally being acquainted with my “other self” at that point.

This other self, as Napoleon Hill wrote in Outwitting the Devil, knows no limitations and has no boundaries. It might meet with temporary defeat, but not permanent failure – and it ALWAYS finds a way to accomplish the desired ends.

The above isn’t quoted verbatim, but is the sum and substance of what Hill inferred after going through an eerily similar experience to what I myself quoted above.

It is indeed in times of great emergencies – when we’re forced to dig deep – that we are introduced to our OTHER SELVES – and if you were to ask me – would I go back and choose to go through what I did in order to gain the “benefit” above?

Heck yeah.

Although I wouldn’t wish for those circumstances to happen again, NOTHING would persuade me to “go back and change history” as it were, for the lesson I learnt were invaluable!

As Napoleon Hill said,

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

Now, over the past month I’ve written about how I was duped (literally) in a business transaction. I’ve also written about several other stressful occurrences – and while these are NOWHERE near as serious as what I’ve mentioned above, there have been times I’ve wondered “if it’s all worth it”.

And you know what?

EVERY time that thought comes into my mind, Hill’s quote flashes into my mind – and its TRUE.

What I learnt from the past month is this – that while emails and texts are great – nothing quite beats a good old fashioned PHONE call.

The world is starting to slowly move away from “dumbphone” addiction in general – – but there are still some “die hards” amongst us that prefer the old school way even when everyone else around them is immersed in their dumbphones – and my hats off to these fine folks.

Now, how does this apply fitness wise you might ask. Does it even apply?

You “bet your Betsy” it does, bro (or sis).

If you’re currently at “beached whale” status (and lets face it, many folks are) – this is an OPPORTUNITY to get up off the couch – and show not only the world – but YOU – what you’re made of.

It’s an OPPORTUNITY to shed the flab – build some muscle – and have people commenting in awe within a few weeks as you lose that flab quicker than anyone thought possible.

If you’re currently at 25 pull-ups, but can’t progress beyond that no matter what – despite trying everything – well guess what, my friend.

(BTW – our book on pull-ups is going gangbusters on Amazon amongst other places – and you really need to get your paws on it NOW – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/

The positive is you’ve realized what DOESN’T work – and nothing, I repeat, nothing beats EXPERIENCE in this regard!

I could wax lyrical about all this, but the bottom line is this, my friend – there is ALWAYS a positive.

You just have to look for it – and once you do – WATCH out. The seas of your life will literally start to part – both lifewise – and FITNESS WISE!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I’ll close today out with a quote from Emerson’s Essay on Compensation –

Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode; every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side

Read between the lines, my friend. There’s always a positive – if you look for it!

P.S #2 – For more such motivational tips and emails, you really need to be checking out Gumption Galore – available right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/gumption-galore/

The importance of proper STRETCHING
- ...cannot be overestimated!

Dear Reader,

OUCH!

As I descended the hill this morning, I felt a sharp pain in my left calf – a pain that caused me to stop walking and almost fall over instantly.

It was a muscle cramp – one of those painful muscle cramps that often occurs when you workout REAL hard and don’t stretch properly – but it’s not something that happens to me often at all, so it took my completely by surprise.

I stretched the area out, sweat literally pouring off me as I did. It’s a hot, hot day here … the temperature has soared up to 42 degrees Centigrade – – and at 90% humidity levels it feels more like a sauna than the great outdoors – especially when you’re working out HARD.

Now, I took a break from my outdoor workout yesterday – but I DID do something.

I did my 0 Excuses Fitness 250 pushup workout – – plus I did some walking.

So I did do something, but I noticed one very important thing I missed – and yes, sometimes even yours truly misses things – hey – I’m human! – that being a proper calf/hamstring stretch.

And as I stretched out today after my workout, I felt my right hamstring “tweak” itself a little.

I took time to stretch the entire area out, and then did some back stretches – and now – an hour or so after  a workout that would probably put a lot of people in the emergency room – I feel GREAT.

Actually on that note, I did see a girl up and faint on the hill today. She was promptly attended to, of course – but the importance of proper hydration here cannot be over-emphasized – and no, hydration doesnt mean a cold beer – or Coke – or Gatorade.

It means plain and simple WATER – and perhaps green tea if you’re into that (you should be!) – but the importance of chugging down enough water before and after your workouts cannot be over-emphasized.

My current routine includes pounding 2.5 liters of water first thing when I wake up – and 1.5 liters AFTER my workout (which is in the morning these days due to obvious reasons).

This has something to do with how much your muscles cramp too. Dehydrated muscles will naturally cramp a lot more than hydrated muscles.

As I write this, I remember a time last month where I was having extremely painful muscle cramps on the left side of my abdomen when I did something as simple as sneezing.

It was so painful that I’d literally hold my side as I walked around trying to recover – and the key to resolving this as well was proper stretching that targets the entire area.

I do so on a regular basis now, and don’t face any issues – and if you’re working out hard and heavy – or even if you’re working out AT ALL – you should be as well!

And that is precisely what is so awesome about the System – or one of things that is, at any rate.

You get a STRETCHING workout in as well when you do these exercises – and if you do what I did at the end of the workout video, which is basically a combo of stretching/bridging, muscle cramps will likely be a thing of the past.

No more waking up in the middle of the night screaming in agony as your calves cramp – or your triceps do – unless you like the pain, of course.

And in that case I could probably direct you to a … ah, but we’ll stop there!!

Jokes apart – make sure to stretch well daily – it will stand you in good stead!

And don’t remember to pick up the System right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

OK, my friend. I’m out for now. I’ll be back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

Bodyweight vs the “push pull” methodology
- Pay attention to the most important muscle in your body, my friend!

Dear Reader,

One of the most amazing things when it comes to physical training is this – that people often time overlook the MOST important muscle to train …

I’m not talking your legs and back – or forearms – or core. All of that is nigh important, but without the right mental attitude (as I’ve been discussing over the past couple of days), you’re not really going to GET anywhere.

It really, really all starts in the mind, my friend.

The most important muscle is the one up there in your noggin – the BRAIN – and why do I bring this up?

Well, the problem with “modern day” training is that very little, if any, attention is paid to health from the inside out – or feeling good – or actually training the BRAIN to focus better on your goals etc when training.

Modern day training is all about “push vs pull”.

Yeah. Whoopity doo. So you lie down on a bench, grunt out a few reps on the bench, rest, check the smartphone, pump and preen for the bros (or perhaps babes) – and then you perform a “counter” movement on the lat pulldown.

Now don’t get me wrong – if that is what you want to do – go for it, but really, how much skill does it take to actually do this?

May take STRENGTH – but what about skill – flexibility  – coordination – proper hand/feet movements etc?

This morning I saw a man out there on the mountain doing something I haven’t seen before.

‘Twas that long, imposing flight of stairs – the same one I’ve posted pictures galore of on Instagram and Facebook, but he wasn’t just climbing it.

He was walking down the stairs – but get this – in REVERSE.

Yes, that’s right.

Long, steep hill. Hot, hot day. He was exhausted after his climb. And yet, he was walking backwards down the hill – down STEPS at that!

If that sounds simple, I have this to say – TRY it – especially at the end of a workout. You’d better make sure you’ve got training partners around as well, haha – wouldn’t want you to take a nasty bump or something!

I’ve spoken about the benefits of reverse training before, of course. Reverse training is something I cover galore in Eat More – Weigh Less, and it is, along with the nature of the movements mentioned therein – one of the main reasons fat flies off so quickly when you start working on the exercises.

More to the point (of this email) though, this sort of activity builds synapses in the brain – and has been PROVEN to increase brain activity manifold. I’m not going to post the research here (a bit stymied for time at this point), however, a quick Google around will reveal the benefits of backward walking etc.

And if you’re not brave enough to walk backwards  down stairs – well – try handstands.

Try Hindu push-ups.

Try ANYTHING that requires more co-ordination and motor – and BRAIN – skills than parking your arse on the seat of a machine and grunting out the reps, my friend.

And then get back to me in terms of how the activity challenged you – overall.

Case and point, I believe – and I’ll sign off on that note now!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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What is it you REALLY WANT?
- Definiteness of purpose is key to achieving anything in life - fitness included!

Dear Reader,

In the path breaking Napoleon Hill book “Think and Grow Rich“, there is a section of the book that the author considers SO important that it is placed right at the start of the book.

BEFORE the Author’s preface. BEFORE the Publisher’s preface.

Yes, right there at the start of the book – and the title of the Chapter jumps out at you.

It is – WHAT DO YOU WANT MOST? 

An amazingly simple question you’d think, and yet, even more (or perhaps not so) amazingly enough, when you ask people this question – 99 % of people are unable to answer with any clarity.

Por ejemeplo, I often ask folks what exactly they’re looking to get out of life.

The answer is almost always this – more money.

OK, how much more?

Uhhh … As much as I can! The more the better!

OK, so what are you going to do with the money?

Uhhhh … I don’t know! I just want it!

And so forth. One almost always gets vague answers to what should answered AS precisely as possible.

It’s probably 1 out of a 100 people – or more – that can answer instantly and precisely, and THAT is the person that oddly enough, or perhaps NOT so, is the person really “going to town” in all regards.

As Claude Bristol says in the Magic of Believing, it’s incredibly hard to get people to focus on any ONE thought for any length of time.

Thoughts ebb and flow with amazing speed through the average person’s mind – and this “un-cordinated” mass of thoughts is then fed to the subconscious – which works to bring exactly THAT to reality – and if you don’t believe me – well – is it any wonder that the vast majority of people are UNHAPPY with not just their current fitness levels – but life as well?

Quoting again from Think and Grow Rich,

These facts – and they are fact well known to almost everyone who knew Mr. Carnegie – give you a fair idea of what the reading of the book may  bring to you provided you know WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT.

Personally, for me, every success in my life – or business – or fitness – or anything at all for that matter has been about KNOWING what it is I really, really want – picturing it with deep emotion (either consciously or unconsciously) and then going to “work” – except that work is a lot easier than you might think.

Opportunities are abundant, my friend – but provided you KNOW what it is you want – and COMMUNICATE this to the subconscious mind effectively.

At the end of the day it is really our subconscious minds that decide our destiny and where we are headed in life, and this is a fact that cannot be debated or argued – it just IS.

Now, fitness wise, what does this mean?

Well, tons of people have a goal to get “fit”.

OK, so what does that mean?

Uh, I guess the usual …

OK, what is the usual?

Uh, I guess lose weight and look good.

OK, how much weight? Where exactly? What does looking good entail?

Uh, I don’t know. Just overall … I guess just go to the gym and …

OK, and …

Uh, I guess just do what everyone else does. It should work.

OK, take a look around you. Do you think people are getting fitter – or FATTER – and more unhappy by the day?

Uh ….

And so forth, my friend. This may sound hilarious to some, but its TRUE.

I wrote a post a few days ago about PICTURING what it is you want out of your fitness regimen, and then reinforcing that picture on a continual and INTENSE basis into your brain until you really start to “believe”.

Tap tap tap, my friend, as the incomparable Claude Bristol said. Repetition is indeed the CADENCE of the Universe, and if you don’t believe me?

Well, step back and consider any success you’ve had in the past – or in the here and now.

Analyze the thought processes that led to that success – and then go back and read this email again.

I’ll bet youll find “gold in dem hills” my friend!

OK, so that is the message for today. Back again tomorrow!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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