“I haven’t seen you in a year. You’re much stronger!”
- ...twas actually a few months, but once you're on the right workout regimen ...!

Dear Reader

So, if you’ve been following this merry go around (or should I say “conflagration of occurrences) that has been going on at 0 Excuses Fitness HQ’s for the last couple of weeks, you already know that I’ve been back in China a while now.

While my sojourn in India turned out to be way, way longer than I intended it to be – it was for the better in the long term.

Some of what I experienced during those months on the personal standpoint was probably what folks would term as less than desirable (I’m being polite there!) – but I’m a massive believer in the Napoleon Hill take on “there is always a silver living in every situation”.

I’ll quote the great man himself –

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

While I wouldn’t necessarily classify the last few months as any or all of the above – shades of grey as it were – what I WILL say is this – what I learned over the last few months was worth way, way more than any amount of money I might or might not have – and while I wouldn’t want to go through some of what I did during the last few months (from a personal standpoint) – I am nigh grateful that I DID go through it.

I’ll quote Napoleon Hill again –

I would not wish to be again subjected to the experiences through which I passed during that fateful Christmas Eve in 1923, and since, on that eventful evening when I walked around the school house in West Virginia and fought that terrible battle with fear, but all the wealth in the world would not induce me to divest myself of the knowledge I have gained from those experiences.

You’ll have to read “Outwitting the Devil” for more on this – and I’ve actually spoken about this particular section of Hill’s life in emails prior to this, but for now, on to the main “meat” of today’s post!

So, ever since I’ve been back, folks have been commenting – and yesterday I met up with my water supplier – the guy who delivers them large buckets of water to my house.

I’m a bonafide water drinking maniac, as you might imagine, and I go through those 18 liter bottles pretty quickly.

So as the guy climbed up to the 5th floor where I live (no elevators!) with a large bottle in each hand – a superlative way to get a great GRIP and overall BODY workout in by the way – which is something I’ve mentioned in 0 Excuses Fitness – we met and shook hands.

And his grip, despite his daily job for some odd reason felt a lot weaker than it did last year.

And then it came.

“I haven’t met you in a year! You’re far stronger now!”

I smiled, and corrected him.

“Not a year. Seven months, perhaps a bit more, but not a year”.

He nodded. “Well, you’re certainly a lot stronger!”

And the reason I mention this?

Well, first to show you just how well the 0 Excuses Fitness System works – – even in a less than desirable environment for working out.

Back where I was in India I had NO hills. I did sprints galore, but finding a place to do them in that congested city was tough, tough and tougher.

I didn’t visit a gym – as I never do. I had to change my preferred time of working out (early afternoon) to late evening most of the time – and I did it – successfully.

And a lot more – and I still made gains – big time!

Grip wise, here is another key – the HIGHER your pull-up bar is located, the better grip workout – and overall pull-up workout you’ll get!

This may sound like a silly thing to say, but the pull of gravity is very real – try it yourself, and you’ll see.

And of course – this wouldn’t be complete without another ode to that great exercise – the PUSHUP.

In Gorilla Grip I mention I hadn’t done grip specific exercises for months prior to writing the course, and yet my grip was stronger than ever before. While this is hard for some folks to digest – and believe – it is NIGH TRUE – and if you do as Emerson once said i.e. DO the thing – then you too, my friend – will HAVE the power!

So that’s the news for today, my friend. If you workout today – make it a great, great one – and let me know how it went!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S – Here is where you can get your paws on the legendary fitness system that has been turning couch potatoes, lardasses and buffet molesters all over the globe into bonafide fitness MONSTERS – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

P.S #2 – And if you want to know what this “almost 38 year old” does to look “like that 25 year old there” – well – HERE is where you can get your hands on the info – https://0excusesfitness.com/eatmore-weighless/

What “Doctor Rahul” ordered ….
- The perfect "prescription" for life long health, strength and FITNESS!

Dear Reader,

As we charge along into the New Year, I’ll share an interesting conversation I had with a Face book contact last night – or part of it, at any rate, hehe.

I share this not just because what I had to say to this man will be immensely helpful for many of you reading this but also to reemphasize the value of the BASICS done right. Done right, the basics are literally all you need – and they benefit your entire body in ways that you’ll comprehend only after you actually DO the exercises.

And before I begin – disclaimer – as I state in all my books and courses, what is being said here isn’t intended to be taken as medical advice. That said, it’s probably way better than the “pill popping” prescriptions handed out galore by the good Doctors all over the globe …

On an unrelated note, I could never quite understand why folks keep their medicine kits at home full and stacked with all sorts of medicines at all times.

True, it’s always good to be prepared for emergencies, but curiously enough, it is these same people that are constantly afflicted with the sniffles – cold and cough – upset stomach’s – fever – and thus forth.

While I’m not against stocking a few basic essential in one’s cabinet, to pack it full with medicines regularly to me suggests one is preparing to “fall ill” – – as opposed to expecting health!

Yours truly NEVER has any medicines in his cabinet. Perhaps an antiseptic or two for unexpected cuts, but that’s about it – and guess what – I NEVER, EVER fall sick despite my extremely hectic schedule – and my “less than ideal” diet etc.

If anything, it’s the exact opposite. I’m a couple of days away from my 38th birthday – – and I was recently referred to as “that 25 year old I saw”!

If there’s ever a better testament to my workout routine and lifestyle in general (and bear in mind, you TOO can get the same benefits), I don’t know what it is!

With that in mind, and also what I said above, let’s dive in to the rest of today’s post.

What are the some of the best exercises to get in shape, Rahul? A tight body – but not like the gym breds. Am referring to freehand and bodyweight.

My response

The same thing I keep talking about in my posts. Brief, intense workouts that work the body as a whole – and get the heart pounding – BIG time!

Gym bodies are useless. No functional strength or fitness.

Do sprints – run hills – or probably one of the best … Hindu squats and pushups. Plenty more but the latter are a great start for someone that might not have worked out in a while. Just make sure you don’t overdo the squats when you begin!

(bear in mind I’m quoting verbatim here, hence the “conversational” nature of what is written above).

This gentleman then went on to say that he could do squats – but he probably missed the “Hindu” part in there.

I can do 100 or more squats in intervals of 25. These are full squats – not the half ones. But my body is terribly weak in other areas.

My response –

No – I don’t mean regular bodyweight squats. I mean Hindu squats – and not in intervals of 25. Do them in sets of 100 (work up to it). Once you do, try not to go beyond 3 minutes/set. The ultimate aim is 500/set.

But if you’re more interested in upper body – and if you’re as weak as you say – what I’d recommend is different styles of pushups. Not just the regular pushups although those are good, sure …

Now, there is more to this conversation, but what I said above is excellent advice for many of you that want to get into REAL shape (as opposed to “gym shape”) – and is also excellent advice for those of you interested in fat loss, six packs and REAL health. 

It is also the sort of advice I give my clients that work with me one on one – and get results. Of course, that advice is far more detailed and tailored to the individual in question, but for now, a couple more things.

First, there is a WORLD of difference between regular bodyweight squats and Hindu squats.

The former is a good option – but the Hindu squats truly blow regular squats out of the water and then some.

Believe me now and trust me later, these will give you a far more vigorous upper body workout, and your heart will be pounding during the workout – BIG time. Not only that, the swinging motion required with your arms (during the up phase of the movement) gives you an excellent shoulder, chest and upper back workout as well.

And while the detail are somewhat hard to explain in an email – I’ve explained the form in the Videos – so if you aren’t already doing these regularly, start NOW.

Just make sure not to overdo ’em when you first start – – and that goes for you gym monsters out there than can squat an elephant too!

Second, pushups are truly an overall body workout. There is a reason I advocated pushups to the guy in question above – and there is a reason I say pushups are truly the BIG DOG of the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and indeed the fitness world.

Do different style of pushups on a regular basis – and incorporate the deep breathing techniques – and you’ll find your upper body getting stronger after just a few workouts.

You’ll find the “weak spots” disappearing quickly – and you’ll also find that your entire body – including your LEGS – also get stronger from doing pushups the right way!

Last, but not least, make sure to incorporate some heart pounding elements into your workout as well – although if you do Hindu squats and pushups the right way, you will find these give you exactly that effect – and then some!

So that’s today’s advice – and thats “Doctor Rahul’s” prescription for those of you that are open enough to accept it.

Read – absorb – and then DO!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And yes, the 0 Excuses Fitness System truly IS the best fitness system out there on the planet – a system you can do anywhere – and a system that gives you results quickly, and CONTINUES doing so as long as you DO the thing. Here is where you can grab it – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Training – in reverse!
- The first workout in 2019!

Dear Reader,

Happy New Year!! As the mists fade away and 2018 recedes into the background, we’ve got a NEW and ABUNDANT year to look forward to – and as I said yesterday, the very best thing to do to usher it in – or to welcome it, for that matter is to do something you should be doing religiously daily anyway.

That being to partake of a hard, hard workout – a hard,vigorous workout that builds strength and muscle – increases flexibility – and burns fat like crazy  – an all in one workout if I might say so.

Sure, you already know the System that gives you this workout, and here is where … but wait. That wasn’t the point at all!

What I’ve been focusing on the last couple of training sessions, and what I focused upon today was a nifty little trick I’ve spoken about often – most specifically in Eat More – Weigh Less – -a trick which gets results, and QUICK at that – and HOW.

And yet, despite its extreme efficacy in terms of building those parts of the body that are generally flat out ignored during most training programs, this little trick is usually glossed over and NOT incorporated as well.

What is that you ask?

Well it’s this – training – but doing so in REVERSE.

I’ve written about this before, and no, as I’ve said before, it doesn’t mean your results go in reverse. It means you do – but in a good way.

Today’s Jan 1 2019 workout was one of the simpler ones, and one undertaken in pretty darn cold weather, at least by my standards.

The temperature was about 3 degrees Centigrade – by itself perhaps not a lot for those of you used to sub zero temperatures, but man oh man the wind chill made it feel a lot worse!

A lot worse – and I had three layers of clothing on as I completed my simple workout today – which consisted of two things – plenty of hill climbs – and pull-ups – and an “all in one” body stretch at the end of it that I’ve spoken about before.

During this workout, not one – but two layers of clothing came off – so profusely did I start panting and sweating – and a lot of this was due to the reverse nature of my workout.

It’s hard enough doing bear crawls uphill, but try doing them with your butt pointed “topwards” as it were – and THEN tell me. 

Add crab walks and sprints into the mix, and you’ll both see – and FEEL – what I’m talking about. Even most advanced trainees would be hard pressed to complete more than a few sets of these on flat ground – let alone an incline -or a hill.

I’ve been sorer than sore, by the way, in my CALVES over the past few days – as well as hamstrings.

Those two areas, of course are vitally important to train, but they rarely ever get the attention they deserve, while the quads end up getting max priority.

Now there is absolutely nothing at all wrong with quad work. After all, they’re the largest muscle group in your body – but the hamstrings and calves are equally important to train – and STRETCH out as well.

And as I completed that all in one final stretch I’m talking about – one that the old man in China does religiously do – I literally felt ON TOP of the world – both literally, figuratively and MENTALLY.

Believe me  now and trust me later, a good, good hamstring stretch is one of the very best things you can do for yourself!

As for the rest of the “reverse” nature of my workout?

Well, you’ll see plenty of it in Eat More – Weigh Less – – a course you really must have if you’re serious about dropping flabbage and getting the fittest you’ve ever been in 2019 – -and STAYING that way.

Grab the course TODAY – – and as always, let me know how you do with the reverse workouts – I bet you my bottom “RMB” they’ll kick your ass from here to tomorrow in
NO time flat!

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

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Be sure too, to grab Corrugated Core while you’re at it – a book that guides you along to getting that 12 pack of your dreams – yes, especially the lower abs as well! Here is where you can get your paws on this little gem of a course – – https://0excusesfitness.com/corrugated-core/

Out with the old, in with the NEW!
- Here's to a happy, prosperous and the very best new year ahead!

Dear Reader,

Well, well well. As we roll on into the New Year here in this part of the world (those of you reading this from Japan/NZ are probably almost INTO 2019 anyway) – the very best thing I can tell you today is this …

Out with the old – and in with the NEW!

I’m not a believer at all in New Year Resolutions, of course. I believe in daily goals and making progress daily – and then looking back at the end of the year to see how far I’ve come – and believe you me, if you follow this practice in your life – or fitness routines – or any endavor of your choice, you’ll be amazed to see how much progress you’ve made over the last 12 months.

Personally speaking it’s been an interesting year for yours truly – both business wise and otherwise.

I put out several new products this year that were ALL well received – and I’ve been getting my one-one coaching “proteges” amazing results as well.

Yes, the sales page on Eat More – Weigh Less, for instance, DOES indeed live up to its promises – as does the page on the books on pull-ups and all the rest of the other stuff I promote. I would never promote something that doesn’t work – or something I haven’t personally tried – and well – as they say – the proof is indeed in the pudding, my friend.

While there have been several happenings this year that were less than desirable in many ways, I welcomed them ALL – and am mighty grateful that they happened when they did.

Life has a funny way of teaching you stuff when you need to learn it the most, and yours truly is no exception!

And if there is one OTHER thing I’ll leave you with at the end of the year – it is this – BELIEF, my friend – is what makes things HAPPEN.

There is truly nothing that can stand in the way of a person that has the “out with the old and IN with the NEW” mentality – and when you combine that with an abundant mindset and BELIEF – well – the seas of your life start to part almost instantly – and that ain’t an exaggeration either!

Fitness wise, what does this mean?

It means to forget all of the negatives – and “stuff that didn’t work” – or what the naysayers bleated over the past year, for one – and to fill your mind with POSITIVE stuff, and most importantly, positive feelings!

You truly do attract that which you think about repeatedly with deep emotion, my friend. 

And as Claude Bristol rightly said in the Magic of Believing, your mind is like a container which has only so much space.

Fill it to the brim with positive thoughts, and then introduce a negative thought in there – and it will have no choice but to displace some of the positivity in your mind.

As I’m talking to people all over the globe wishing them and their family a happy new year, a worrying and sad trend I see is that of folks saying that “it’s going to be a tough year ahead”.

“I’m not going to be doing well over the next few months” (due to whatever reason).

“The economy sucks”. “The politicians suck”. And so and so forth.

And while all of this might or might not be true – the fact is this – there is hardly a WORSE thing you can say to yourself before the New Year.

Heck, it’s the end of a year – a year in which if you did things right you should have learned a LOT in all aspects – and grown tremendously both as a person and otherwise.

And it’s a day where more so than other days you look forward to the future with nothing but optimism and a mindset of UNBRIDLED ABUNDANCE, my friend – and if you do this – THAT is exactly what you’ll get.

And I should know, my friend. I should know!

Thanks to all of you reading this – I’m eternally grateful to have you on board the 0 Excuses faithful, as it were. Thanks to family – and friends – and everyone that took the time to wish us a happy New Year.

May the New Year be the very best ahead for YOU too – both fitness wise and otherwise!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Although it’ll be the 1st tomorrow, there’s no chance I’m going to “sleep in” and miss a workout. Its the FIRST day of the new Year, and you can “bet your betsy” I’ll be out there in the cold at some point working my bollocks off and then some.  Join me – do the exact same thing I will be doing tomorrow – and the rest of 2019 – – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

The very best thing you can do for yourself this winter

Dear Reader,

Unless you’re reading from “down under” or somewhere in that vicinity, you’re probably getting ready or already have for a long, long winter.

‘Tis getting cold as heck in my neck of the woods here in Southern China – – and its time to bundle up in layers, and layers of clothing – clothing that sometimes serve as a bit of a respite to those of us that are overweight, or carrying more weight around the midsection that we should!

Not that yours truly is – NOW.

Many years ago, I was told to “take it easy” during winters.

After all, it’s cold out there. Not the ideal weather to exercise!

After all, I could “hide” that belly under layers of clothing … or so I was told. (Newsflash – NO – you CAN’T “hide” a fat belly – much like you can’t hide a strong, muscular neck – it’ll show regardless of what you wear!).

And so forth. While I didn’t take those words to heart, of course, sadly enough, the winter is a time when many people let themselves go – big time.

Now don’t get me wrong. In cold climes – and especially cold climes the LAST thing you want to do is go out and go for a run – or even to the heated gym – and with the holidays and what not, it just seems like crashing onto the couch after a heavy meal and more than a few drinks is the thing to do, hehe.

All well and good – – provided you don’t let yourself go big time during the winter!

This afternoon, I was going through one of my heart pounding, nut busting, butt blasting workouts I keep talking about.

I did NOTHING except this workout, and believe me, even a seasoned campaigner like me had to stop for breath SEVERAL times throughout the routine – and I was soaked in sweat after it all despite the chilly weather outdoors.

You know what I’ve said before.

It’s not just about cardio – or cardio done at a moderate pace to “keep your heart at a certain level”.

It’s not about taking selfies and yakking with the bros or gals at the gym while grunting out sets of chest presses or what not.

And it’s certainly not about “waiting for the summer to come either!”.

No – it’s about heavy duty workouts that don’t just make you breathe – they make you pant.

In fact, I should say workouts that make you GASP for air as if it were the last lungful of air you’d ever take in on planet Earth!

Workouts that make you breathe NATURALLY – and as I’ve said in 0 Excuses Fitness, breathe from the GUT – as opposed to the chest, which most people do.

Workouts where you can literally FEEL the “heat” within your body as you literally melt fat off your midsection and that nasty visceral fat around your organs as you go through these routines.

And workouts that last, but surely not least, make you feel like a billion bucks – both on the outside and inside!

I should know, my friends – I’ve just got done with an hour or so of exactly this sort of workout – a workout that most of you reading this would be hard pressed to do FIVE minutes of.

Think I’m kidding?

Well, drop down and give me a few of what’s mentioned in Eat More – Weigh Less, my friend.

Do so on a hilly incline – – or flat terrain if you so choose. Either way you’ll be getting the workout of your life – that I DO guarantee – and you’ll also be blasting lard off your body at record speeds.

No more winter blues – and if there ever was a better “advert” for this stuff, I don’t know what it could be!

OK, my friend. That’s it from now. I’ll be back again later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Remember that you can get the exact same effect I’ve referred to in the cosy confines of your living room – without stepping foot outdoors even ONCE. The proof is in the pudding as well – I’ve shot ALL  the videos for the 0 Excuses Fitness System in my living room – take a gander right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnesssystem

Heart pounding, ball busting WORKOUTS!
- .... are really how you get the job done on a regular basis!

Dear Reader,

One of the main exercises and also one of the most ignored – and misunderstood exercise in the 0 Excuses Fitness System is also the ONE exercise that can get you in super shape – and help you drop oodles of weight – and FAST!

I’ve written about this one exercise before – and though the System contains plenty of such exercises, what I’m referring to is the Hindu Squat, my friend.

ANYONE – and I don’t care what your level of fitness is that can pound out a 100 perfect squats in less than 3 minutes is way fitter than the average Joe and even many athletes – and when you get to 250 – and more – well, let’s just your levels of fitness will start to approach stratospheric levels.

Not only that, you’ll burn FAT like crazy .

Anyone that’s ever DONE these as opposed to sit and yak about how they’re supposedly bad for the knee and so forth KNOWS the way your heart starts to pound after even 50 or so of these.

And if you’re a beginner, you’ll get this effect within about 10 squats executed in proper form and cadence.

Anyway, THIS “heart pounding” effect is really what gets your entire body burning fat like crazy, my friend. And VERY FEW exercises duplicate what you can get from Hindu squats.

What I teach you in Eat More – Weigh less, will of course get the job done. So do sprints – and Hindu pushups – and my hill climbs, of course. Boy oh boy was my heart a POUNDING today as I climbed at a pace FAR rapider than ever before – and I feel like a trillion bucks right as of now.

So if there is ONE thing I cam tell you from this email it is this – any time you workout – and I care NOT if the goal is to burn fat – or build muscle – or BOTH – you simply must indulge in workouts that get your breathing rate up – big time!

And while we may not all have hills near us – there are plenty of other alternatives – subway stair sprints being yet another highly overlooked option that most of us DO have available.

Well, my friend, that’s it for today. If you’re working out today – make sure you do your Hindu Squats with more focus than ever before – they’ll reward you big time in the long run!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – By the way, if you haven’t yet learned how to do Hindu squats, what are you waiting for? Time waits for NOBODY, my friend. Seize the opportunity now – today – right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

The litmus test of a REAL fitness program
- ... is how well it perform - and what results it DELIVERS - when under duress!

Dear Reader

Well first off, merry Christmas and Seasons’s greeting to ALL of you from 0 Excuses Fitness HQ’s!! 

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe I did a similar post a while ago –  a post about how you really know that your training program is a GOOD one – to put it one way, at least.

Any training program is obviously just as good as the results it delivers – but what really makes a training program stand out is how well it can be adapted and modified in the absence of necessary “tools” to get the job done.

And no, before you say it – I ain’t talking just treadmills, weights and gyms in terms of tools either.

Por ejempelo, one of the MAIN (if not THE MAIN) tools I used to get into super shape – and fry the fat off my body at record speeds were my routines on my favorite hill – yes – THAT hill!

In the past I’ve been “guilty” of putting on a few extra kgs – or more – around the midsection when I don’t have this tool right next to me – and truth be told, the same thing holds true for (otherwise motivated) folks when they don’t have access to their favorite gym – or swimming pool – or whatever it is YOU use.

You’d think that since I’ve been in India a long, long time now I’d have put on at least a LITTLE weight around the midsection? Or at least some more fat overall?

Well, I’ll tell you a little story – or two in fact.

As I was walking around looking for an apartment this afternoon I met up (by chance) with a couple of old Italian students of mine – and one of them was noticeably STRONGER than the last time I met him in January this year.

“Man, you’re a lot stronger than before!!” I remarked as he did his own version of Gorilla Grip on me. Bear in mind this man is a 6 foot something ex wrestler and army man – – and outweighs me by about a ton too.

OK, not a ton, but you get the drift!

“Yes, I am! And I’ve lost weight too!” – and while he still has a bit of a paunch to be honest, whatever he’s doing (according to him at home) is WORKING, and …

“Look at you though”, he continued. “You’re always fit!”

“Ah, not always. I wasn’t even in China for a long time … and I’m not sure my cardio is up to the mark just as yet”

“In fact, I might just have put on a few pounds” I said, half laughingly and half not sure why I said it.

“You???”, he retorted. “You look like you’ve put on extra muscle – certainly not FAT though!”

And it’s true, of course. My pullup and dip routines back in India added plenty of strength and muscle to my frame in the absence of my nigh favorite “tool” – and THAT is the reason I’m telling you this little story.

As the other folks I met today all looked at me and commented “Oh, you must be a fitness coach”, it got me to thinking – and it got me to think about telling you something that I’ve told you many times before – if just because of how vitally important it is.

And that is this – the BEST thing about the 0 Excuses Fitness System isn’t necessarily the deep breathing or the exercises themselves – or the sheer EASE with which you can get in workouts at any place and time of your choosing.

All this is great, of course, but what is really gratifying is the results – and how ADAPTABLE the program is!

It works without a gym (obviously). It works without LSD cardio. It works without you having to bike, run or pound the pavement – or even climb hills on a regular basis.

And it delivers results accordingly too. 

As I sit here after a hectic, hectic day – back in mainland China – this is the one thought that struck me – and if you needed yet another reason to grab the 0 Excuses Fitness System – well – this BE it right here, my friend.

Get your paws on the best darn exercise system there is today, my friend.

You’ll never regret the choice you made for a second!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And yes, hills are probably the best tool you can use in terms of not just blasting those pesky fat cells away – but also in terms of getting RIPPED – and FAST – while adding a ton of muscle to your frame as well. I’ll write more on this in the future, but for now – Eat More- Weigh Less will tell you all you need to know on this topic!

P.S #2 – I may just order dinner from THAT restaurant that I did this past Feb – – which is where I got the proof and idea for Eat More – Weigh Less. I’ll keep you posted on that as well!!

Thoughts truly are THINGS!
- And backed up by intense desire, there is literally NOTHING the mind cannot accomplish!

Dear Reader,

Many many moons ago, I was a callow, skinny youth of 17 desperately trying to increase my overall strength levels as well as “build muscle” – not just to impress the girls which for whatever reason I never needed to – but also to stop getting “picked upon” by the bigger guys at school.

Though I went to a fairly decent school overall, it got ROUGH there – and skinny “upstarts” like me got the worst of it a lot of times.

I’ve written to you before, of course, about the nonsensical advice I’ve gotten many a times on building muscle.

“Pump 10 kg dumbbells for 15 minutes on each side”

“Run for 15 minutes at a slow pace”

And so forth. Yeah … right!

All advice from people that weren’t in the slightest bit, shape or form fit themselves. Never take sex advice from an eunuch – or, as happened to me in the park a couple of Sundays ago, advice on growing hair from a bald guy!

Or advice on fitness from those that clearly have no idea and haven’t ever done it themselves.

But back to thoughts.

What I wanted most at that age was a crushing GRIP – a grip that would make people FEEL it – and at that point came along the injury where I fell out of a running bus on a right hand – a hand that was plastered up shortly thereafter with  looks of “sympathy for the poor young lad” and then of course “crushed” in the vice like grip the tennis player I’ve written about gave me!

Today that same right hand is my STRONG point – and you know the status on the grip, don’t you! 

It’s no wonder that even my five year old daughter has taken to the Gorilla Grip concepts as a duck might to water – so deeply is the concept and importance of grip strength ingrained in my mind that it’s been passed along to hers as well and she believes in it as well.

Back when I first climbed the mighty HILL in 2004, I had NO – repeat – NO idea that ONE thought passing through my head would change my life forever.

As I limped back down the hill after that first climb (yes, I still remember how I felt!) I made a casual remark to my then girlfriend.

“What if I climbed this daily?” I thought out loud.

Immediately, my mind began to look for excuses as to why I couldn’t do this.

“Oh wait. I can’t do it. I’ve got to work until  later. Maybe the park will be closed.”

And so on and so forth, until this train of thought was stopped by a nigh imperious look from the lady I was with at the time.

She stared deep into my eyes, a deep, probing stare, and said three words.

“Yes, you can!”

Indeed I could – indeed I DID – and the results have been nothing short of spectacular. Over the years, one way or the other I’ve always managed to gravitate back to the hill – and the ways in which this has happened many a times has been NOTHING short of astounding, my friend.

Back when I first started rahulmoookerjee.com, I had zero idea it would turn into what it is today – but I DID have the THOUGHT first.

I had a thought of a global online business – and I had intense, white hot desire bubbling under that thought. That was all I thought about all day when I first started – and truth be told, although I’ve got several other biz interests as of now, 0 Excuses Fitness is always at the top of my mind – not to mention close to my heart as well!

Point of me telling you all this is this – as Napoleon HIll correctly said in Think and Grow Rich – Thoughts truly are THINGS!

Truly, thoughts are things, and their scope of operation is the world itself!

In terms of fitness, one can see straightaway how this applies.

My 100 pull-up accomplishment didn’t just “happen” out of the blue.

I had a thought of doing over a 100 pull-ups per workout one fine summer day in Southern China – and then I thought about the amount of strength and muscle I’d build this way – not to mention whittle my waist down even more.

I had an image in my mind too. Yes, THAT image I talk about on the sales page for the book on pull-ups – – THAT dude slowly going up and down while doing pull-ups, each muscle ETCHED out in a finely shaped back packed with dense slabs of muscle.

Today, I do pull-ups the same way myself – and get remarks etc directed at me accordingly.

It all started with a thought too – and THIS SAME PROCESS will work for you too, my friend!

In my coaching programs I deeply emphasize the value of THOUGHT and GOALS before I even put any of my clients on a coaching program.

It is of no use to simply “do the thing” without putting any deep thought and desire into it first!

Now, how does any of this relate to you, you might ask?

Well, good question – and simple. If you’re currently obese, and need to lose 50 pounds or more – well – first off, take solace in the fact you’re not alone.

When you first start the 0 Excuses Fitness program, your mind will be quick to tell you the bazillions of reasons as to why you CAN’T do things the way I advocate as opposed to affirmations in terms of “yes, you can!”.

Society in general has programmed our minds to find reasons to “not do the thing” as opposed to find reasons and ways to DO IT – and SUCCEED at it – and perhaps that is why so few people actually succeed at anything they start doing!

Block all that out, my friend. Have an image in your mind of what it is you want to accomplish – in this case, a NEW, FIT you – perhaps an you doing pull-ups galore – or pumping out hill climbs daily. Or whatever it is.

Have that image in miind – galvanize yourself with intense white hot desire – and get to work – and I promise you, the results will be nothing short of nigh spectacular!

Above all, and last, but not least, here is another Hill quote that is well worth remembering

Your big opportunity may be where you are right now. 

As I prepare to return to mainland China, and climb my beloved HILL once more, this is a thought well worth remembering!! It’s something that has proven true for me over the years, and it’s an universal truth you would do well to emblazon into your mind as well.

Well, my friend, that is IT for now. I’ll be off to China shortly – so the next time you hear from me, it’ll be from mainland China.

Merry Christmas to all reading this – here’s to a happy, joyous and festive holiday season!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – I’ll be working on the details for my Christmas sale ” by and by”. Keep your eyes peeled on that one!

P.S #2 – And in the meantime, remember that we’re open for shopping during the holidays – 24/7/365 for that matter. If you’re looking for some USEFUL gifts this Xmas, our products page would be a perfect start – – https://0excusesfitness.com/products/

Does stretching reduce FAT?
- Yes, but only if ... !

Dear Reader,

Wow, it was a busy day yesterday – – in fact, it was so busy that I almost forgot to address  a question I received from a long time reader of this newsletter. Here goes: –

Hey Rahul, 

I’ve been following your writing for a while now, and immensely enjoy the emails you send out on a daily basis. I’m a yoga practitioner, and while I love my yoga workouts – and while I have lost weight by doing yoga – I’m still not able to get into the sort of “chiseled” shape I’d like. 

While yes, my body weight has dropped, I don’t really see the fat around my sides and torso disappearing anytime soon – at least not appreciably – despite the multitude of stretches my instructor has us do. 

So my question is this – is yoga and the stretching involved therein indeed good for losing fat? 

I’m most curious to hear your take on it! 

Thanks, 

Pete

Well – Pete – fantastic question, and I’ll address it now!

First off, it’s important to note that doing something is better than doing nothing – and that goes for losing weight – building muscle – or building up your bank balance for that matter.

If yoga is your “thing” and if you’re getting some results from it, then by all means keep doing it – but the other side of the coin – losing weight – and oodles of it – and getting “cut” – and into the sort of shape you really want to be in?

The sort of shape that I tell you you CAN get into by following the routines in “Eat More – Weigh Less“?

Well, here is my take on it.

Stretching DOES reduce fat – but only if done correctly!

Here’s an example – the monkey bar exercises I advocate in my book on pull-ups don’t just prepare you for pull-ups. They target the SIDES and core big time and if you add in twisting and torquing into the movement (video coming out soon upon my return to China) – then you’ll be literally melting fat off your frame as you perform the exercise.

Same thing for the torquing pushups I referred to earlier. Same thing for the Hindu pushups etc … and now back to yoga.

When you do yoga, you’re stretching – big time – which is good – but the key factor to consider is this – your breathing!

Sure, yoga has a lot of deep breathing involved – but how many yoga poses really get your heart rate up there – to the point you can barely gulp down air quick enough?

Yoga taxes balance and stability in many of the postures – but again – how many of those involve a simultaneous stretch – and the “out of breath” feeling?

None as far as I know, and that is why you’re losing weight – but you aren’t getting into the sort of ‘chiseled’ shape you’re talking about!

What really gets you in that sort of shape is exercises that activate your internal fat burners.

Exercises that start from the inside out as opposed to the other way around which  most people focus upon.

Exercises that burn subcutaneous fat FIRST – and once you get that done, you’ve got the bulk of the job done!

So long answer short – yes – stretching and squeezing DOES burn fat – and tremendous amounts of it, but only if you incorporate the deep breathing and “heart pounding” elements into it.

The bridge and all it’s variations in 0 Excuses Fitness is a prime example of this. Get into the bridge position and stay there for a minute or two, and you’ll see what I mean.

Not only will your heart be racing – not only will your entire body be stretched out – but you’ll also be getting the workout of your life – and the same thing holds true for Hindu pushups, and all the other exercises I advocate.

Do these regularly, and them love handles will soon become a thing of the past!

Well, my friend, that’s it for now. I’m gearing up for a very busy Christmas indeed – return to China well and truly on the cards now – and I’ll also be having a sale soon on some or all of my products.

More on that later – for now – it’s adios – and if you workout today – make it a SUPERB one!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Here is where you can learn more about the “cat stretch” that burns fat like crazy and does so in record amounts of time – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/ 

Pushups – and back width
- The "X" Taper - and back WIDTH as well!

Dear Reader,

Well, well, well. It’s been a busy day so far here – and it’s only 8:47 A.M.

Plenty of thoughts running through my mind as I prepare to leave for China – which should be happening sometime next week. I’ll keep y’all posted on that, of course – as I will on the status for the videos for Eat More – Weigh Less – which I hope to have out post Christmas and in the New Year.

Also running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off in terms of family. My daughter has her annual school function on Friday, and I want to make sure I attend the function before leaving for China – on an UBER high note at that!

Anyway, so I’ve been getting in some great, great workouts in the local park despite all this. And it’s been pushups, pull-ups and sprints these days … and I’m already noticing the “shape” of my chest – and upper body – start to “bulk” up a bit more if you know what I mean.

Don’t get me wrong. My pull-ups and handstand pushups keep me in excellent shape – but there is nothing that can beat a workout containing various styles of pushups a.k.a 0 Excuses Fitness – they just hit your body from so many different angles and directions that you can literally get in a whole body workout with nothing but TWO or three of these types of pushups!

And today I’ll talk about one style of pushup that gives you that much coveted “wide back” – along with the necessary “depth” towards the middle of the back as well.

That being the wide grip pushups – a mostly forgotten exercises – but one that is nigh effective in doing what I said above – as well as a great one for high rep pushup workouts.

Now, I’ve said before that handstand pushups are the ultimate in terms of building a wide back – and that’s true too.

In Shoulders like Boulders I include a “lat spread” – and as you can tell from the picture, it was NOT taken for purposes of vanity – or bodybuilding – but to show you what is possible – and what CAN happen if you do these regularly, and do ’em the right way.

But what if you can’t do ’em right just as yet? What if you’re still working up to ’em?

Well, you can work on the wide grip pushup, for one.

I haven’t mentioned this in the supplementary exercises section of Shoulders like Boulders – but the wide grip pushup is mentioned in 0 Excuses Fitness – and the way you do it is NOT the way most people advocate it to be done.

You go AS WIDE as you can go – meaning you don’t just go “wide”.  You stretch your arms out (to the side) AS FAR as they can go, and while it may seem initially impossible to pound out pushups from this position, it isn’t – watch the videos, and you’ll see.

The other thing to remember with these is that you don’t focus on the chest (purely the chest) while doing these.

You focus on the back – and the way you do it is to imagine you’re pinching a “penny” (no, not what you’re thinking there!) between your shoulder blades.

Again, watch the video – and you’ll get the idea – form is paramount on this, not just in terms of high reps, but also to do the exercise effectively, and really bring out the muscles along the spine and the middle of the back.

Combine this with plenty of Hindu pushups and handstand pushups – and you’ve got a winner – and you’ll be buying new shirts in no time flat!

Come to think of which – that’s precisely what I’m about to go to do now. Hopefully they deliver QUICK!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Know what the best part about the 0 Excuses Fitness System – and all our products are? There is NO shipping involved – NO wait times involved. Simply pull out that credit card – pay – and you’re good to go, my friend. Instant digital downloads, as it SHOULD be! So if you haven’t already, grab your copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness System – available via downloa right HERE – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

P.S. #2 – A lot of you have expressed interest in the “old classic” Fast and Furious Fitness. While I am not currently printing paperback copies of that book, I do have a few stocked up at home for “memories sake” – so if you want the little monster in paperback format – shoot me an email and I’ll see what we can do – – https://0excusesfitness.com/fast-and-furious-fitness/