A “perfect rep” workout!

Dear reader,

Well, that it was. Ever had a pushup workout where EVERY REP – every movement – EVERY BREATH, to be honest, was LETTER PERFECT?

I bet not – and given that most people “diss” pushups as being an useless exercise, good only to “tone” the arms (yes, believe it or not there’s plenty of garbage out there along these lines!)  – it wouldn’t come as surprise if you answered NO to that question.

But today’s post is not about the immense value pushups have, or even why they are my favorite exercise. Or even that my ALL TIME favorite exercise is a variant of a pushup …

Nah. Thats what the book and all the past posts on the blog are there for and if you need convincing even after that- well – then I’m sorry to say it pally, but 0 Excuses Fitness just ain’t for you. You’ll probably be better off doing “bunny crunches” at the local gym or “watching TV while scrolling through your smartphone and getting cardio in on the ole treadmill”.

(0 Excuses Fitness is right here by the way – The Book

And the videos are right HERE – Videos

And that last bit isn’t as far fetched as it may sound. Walk into any local gym and tell me what you see on the treadmills.

I rest my case!

Anyway, this workout of mine gave me an AB WORKOUT from HELL. And on that note I remember I posted about useless gadgets and gizmos out there on the market that promise to give you the “quick fix” to getting abs – i.e. the lazy man’s solution, and I also remember telling you they dont work, and telling you WHY.

Gizmos be damned, and even the useful ones do NOT work as well as a pushup workout done correctly does!

People often tell me “I get bored doing just pushups”.

What??

HUH?? JUST pushups??

Dude (or lady!) if I could give you ONE exercise to do for the rest of your friggin’ life, which WOULD get you – and KEEP you in TOP shape, it would be the pushup!

Bored!!? How the hell can you get bored doing pushups on a regular basis and doing them correctly, and therefore feeling this GREAT – feeling ON TOP OF THE WORLD EVERY freaking day??

And looking great at that as well – although yes, the looks are a by-product and NOT the end goal.

Curiously enough, these same nuts are the ones with bulging bellies and the “gluteous” maximum of plenty if you notice, hehe. Man boobs. “Bingo wings” and so forth.

So it goes, my friend. I realize this may piss off a lot of people reading this, but like I said, ’tis fact. And if you can point out anything non-factual in what I’ve said (honestly non-factual), well, then I’m ALL EARS.

My thighs are sore as well today – so sore that I got in a 100 squats, but stopped thereafter – so I guess my tips DO work, eh?

Anyhow, I do my reps in perfect form anyway during a workout, so this ain’t new to me – but I REALLY slowed it down today. REALLY felt each breath, REALLY felt each rep, REALLY FELT EACH MUSCLE as it were!

And guess what it took the usual 45 minutes or so, and this along with stretching at the end of it.

And man – ARE MY abs sore now, hehe.

All for now – back again later!

Rahul

P.S. – And yes, that 45 minutes included brief rest periods and the time it took to jot my thoughts down on paper as I normally ALWAYS do!

P.S. #2 – Bored doing pushups? Tom and Jerry might be just the solution for ya …

P.S #3 – Bored? Seriously? Get REAL, pally!

 

My opinion on abdominal training devices and “gadgets”

Dear reader,

Well, I’ve been meaning to post about THIS one for a while and now is the time.

I’ve been seeing a lot of sheer RUBBISH out there these days (it’s been going on for a while, of course), but it is only now for whatever reason that it’s caught my eye.

And my unabridged, candid, unbiased, and HONEST (and true!) opinion is that 99% of these gadgets, devices and “thingies” are  an absolute, utter and total waste of time and money.

In short – total crap – and not only that, they rarely ever work in terms of what the “buyer expects” (although the marketing is cleverly done – and not crap – hence the sales).

But marketing isn’t by the far the only reason they sell, though it’s one main reason. The main reason is that these gadgets, and therefore the commercials for them pander towards the average lazy couch potato, promising crap like “the lazy man’s way to quick abs”.

And in short – anything that promises you “quick fix” results, and that too by being “lazy” is promising you, quite literally, pie in the sky. It wouldn’t surprise me one damn bit if the fine print on these devices read “exercise and effort IS required” or something to that effect.

I’ll cover two of these gadgets in this post. There’s a lot of talk about “electric ab stimulators”, and “crunch simulators”

Both are an absolute waste of time, the first being even worse than the other. Apparently it delivers a tiny electrical shock to the abdominal regions, and this apparently gives you “ab muscles you can see” or some such rubbish.

Utter and total baloney, and yet these darn things sell. How a lot of these manufacturers haven’t been sued out of biz is beyond me, but then again, I suppose thats why they have the fine print, eh.

Look – something is better than nothing, and given the average couch potato does nothing, maybe it’ll help somewhat. Maybe the 120 kg person would lose a quarter of a kilo – but he’d gain it all back with the next beer or bag of chips. Fact.

As for the “crunch simulator”, this is only “bettered” (and I use that word in a negative connotation) by the “pec deck” in terms of being utterly worthless to build any sort of strength, functional or not.

Crunches by themselves are not the exercise I recommend anyway for your abs/core region – and my book doesnt have a single crunch in it.

Sit-ups are marginally better, and Fast and Furious Fitness DOES have sit ups in it, but my current methods are so far superior to crunches and situps (and deliver results accordingly) that “it ain’t even funny”.

And this blasted “crunch simulator” or whatever it’s called makes the already practically worthless crunch even more useless, “elevating your body so you can rock back and forth while watching TV and do crunches (Grandma, anyone)”?

Laugh away, dear reader, laugh away, but these products usually sold on the Internet or late night TV are laughable to the nth degree – and MORE.

Other hand, there are SOME devices that do provide you with a pretty good ab and core workout.

I once used a “wheel” with handles attached to it that you’d roll in and out while on your toes as if you were doing a pushup and while even THIS doesnt come CLOSE to the results you’ll achieve while doing FIVE reps of my all time favorite exercise on a REGULAR basis, it’s a fairly good workout by itself for those that do nothing, and WILL get you some results, although again nowhere near as close as those gotten the way I get ’em.

Then there is the good ole fashioned jump rope (or “skipping rope” as our readers from the U.K. would have it). You can get in a workout of your life with this one tool alone.

And so forth, but “some” is the keyword here. The majority of ab devices out there are like gyms – utterly useless for the most part – and the only reason they sell is they pander towards the “lazy man (or woman)’s mindset”.

Anyway, I would never, ever market my own product this way. While my marketing methods are indeed very unconventional, one thing I’m NEVER EVER GOING TO DO – and have never done – is promise folks pie in the sky.

I’ll never promise you any results that you won’t get PROVIDED you apply the right amount of effort, and do the RIGHT things.

I WILL however promise you ZERO results (thats right – a big fat ZERO) if you do nothing, and expect a “quick fix for the lazy man”. Not only that, that sort of quick fix just don’t exist, and I’m not talking about fitness alone – I’m talking about life here.

Ok, so I had to get that off my chest PRONTO – and now I have.

See y’all in tomorrow’s post!

Best,

Rahul

PS – My stuff makes you work, work and work like you have never worked before, but curiously enough – it takes less than a quarter of the time to achieve more than double the results and in some cases MORE.

Want to see how? The following TWO links will show you how: –

The Book

And the videos are a must grab as well – Videos

A workout done “almost entirely” on my back

Dear reader,

Yup, you read THAT right – today’s workout was pretty much done on my back bar a few reps of other exercises.

This may come as a surprise to those that have read my “rails and rants” about exercises done while seated and on your back (namely, the bench press which in the long run is a RECIPE for DISASTER in terms of your shoulders).

And what did I do? A variant of my all time favorite exercise, except on the floor, and YES, while it was not strictly done “on my back”, that WAS the position I was pushing up from.

Want to know how this ONE exercise can develop thick, gnarly forearms literally PULSATING with power – power such as my friend mentioned a day or so ago – An “unnatural” pull in your grip?

Well, do them – my friend – and you’ll see for yourself.

I also did a 100 reps of my all time favorite exercise, and hit the usual 250 number. Threw in a 100 odd squats and stretches somewhere in there as well – stretches that stretch the entire body – and I’m not referring to bridging here which I’ll do later.

And as I return to the “earthly plane” (no, it’s NOT 4:20 A.M. for those wondering, but the buzz I get from this is far better than any other “earthly buzz” to be honest – I’m literally buzzing like a “motha” right now, hehe), I feel compelled to share a few FREE tips with you.

Yes, FREE – and amazingly enough most people will shake their heads and say “what the hell is this guy on” when they read ’em.

I’ve already given you ONE tip above, by the way … as for the second …

Would you believe it, for instance, if I told you that the key to improving your pushups and UNLOCKING your potential for flexibility in your entire body is to simply FLEX ONE BODY PART FOR TIME?

Probably not, but so be it. Most people probably wouldn’t believe the other tip I gave you the other day about improving your pushups as well, and no, I’m NOT going to repeat it here – do a “search” through the blog and you’ll find it yourself.

A lot of what I write in the blog is NOT mentioned EITHER in the book or videos.

Why?

Because its nigh impossible to cover a lifetime’s worth (or darn near, anyway) of learning into either a book or videos. Though I can and do give you plenty of additional tips in the videos that I can’t share in the book, there’s always something that comes to mind, my friend.

Always something different. Always something new. Always something that’ll help you improve – but only, and if and only you LET IT.

And if you don’t – so be it. Me care less, hehe.

There is a good buddy of mine who was recently worried about plagiarism (for a non fitness related product he is releasing, or should be releasing soon) and rightly so from a certain standpoint, but my answer to the same thing as far as 0 Excuses Fitness goes?

Me care less, hehe, and this would hold true regardless of anything I write, produce, or put out there, REGARDLESS of genre.

Copiers can copy, but can never do, or achieve anywhere near the original, and physical limitations is NOT why.

It’s a mental block, a block that is common to those who want “everything for free” (note – by “want” I mean “demand”, or the “entitlement mentality” in other words).

I’m pretty sure my book is already out there somewhere on a Torrent site. I KNOW FOR A FACT that a lot of my other NON-FITNESS pubs are being downloaded right now as we speak for free.

Does that stop sales? Believe it or not, the answer is NEGATIVE.

So if thats your thing, go for it, my friend. You won’t hear any real complaints from you on that one! And those that have read my other book “Zero to Hero” which will be up on THIS site next month KNOW why.

“If copiers were geniuses, printing shops would fly” – Rahul Mookerjee (Monday, Oct 02, 2017).

‘Tis a fact, my friend. ‘Tis fact.

And I’ll end on that sage note.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

Every angle, EVERY DIRECTION, every possible way!

Dear reader,

One of the greatest things about training with your own bodyweight is that it literally allows you to train your body from EVERY possible angle, and every possible direction – and then some.

Why is this important?

Well, because real life isn’t “pushing a heavy weight from a bench”. Although I’ve got nothing against those that prefer the bench press, for instance, you can build far, far more functional strength (and more strength, period) by using your own bodyweight alone – and – and this is NOT up for argument by the way – build a FAR healthier body, period.

So much healthier than it ain’t even funny, my friend.

I don’t know about you but I’d bet the average gymnast is way stronger in most regards than Arnie is. And likely way healthier as well.

I’ve heard of bodybuilders drop dead after – get this – climbing a flight of stairs and hanging a painting on the wall. Believe it or not, tis true, and I’ve heard it from those that partook of the bodybuilding nonsense as well.

I’ve heard it from steroid users that have “gone over to the bright side from the dark as it were”, case in point being a dude a few years ago who used to be so “muscle bound” that he could barely move, let alone swim.

A couple of heart attacks later, and he finally saw the light. Unfortunately a lot of others never do, despite being literally shown the way.

You can take a horse to water, but you CANNOT “make” it drink if it doesn’t want to.

Anyway, just how do you get so strong and healthy from training with your own bodyweight from every possible direction?

Well, because a) it’s natural. You train as if you were an “animal”, a jungle cat, or a primate (let’s use that last one as an analogy since we’re closest to “apes”).

Give a baby chimpanzee your little finger, and he (or she) will literally grab on to – and SQUEEZE your little finger until you (and I ain’t kidding ya) CRY for mercy. Thats how they’re wired, by the way, and I’m sure you have seen baby monkeys grabbing on to the mothers by the front as the mothers move, seemingly without a care in the world, the extra weight being apparently “no bother” whatsoever.

An adult chimp could literally RIP your face off without even trying, and as for my all time favorite animal, the grizzly? Well, let us just say that grizzlies shift 600 lb dumpsters as if they were beach balls, and NO, I’m not kidding. Actual experiments have been conducted that prove this as fact.

Ever heard a ‘roo complain about the weight of a “baby roo” in the pouch? I haven’t but I’ve heard plenty of nuts complain about why “squats done the traditional way are bad for you” even though they’ve never done ’em.

I’ve never seen a grizzly “stick to a certain plane of motion” to build the hump on its back. Have you?

Key is – these animals naturally move their own bodyweight through every possible angle and direction day in and day out, and that is how they get so damned strong.

This sort of movement also gives the lungs, heart and entire cardio system a very thorough working over, and the deep breathing alone from this makes you stronger and makes you feel like a billion bucks.

I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

As for me, it was a 300 pushup day.  I couldn’t quite get into the squats though, but still hammered out 150 odd squats …

And those 300 were compromised of, well, what I normally do – but specifically 100 reps of my favorite exercise – – and 50 reps of my ALL TIME FAVORITE EXERCISE.

The 100 reps being done from every possible angle – and YES – some of which are NOT shown in the book as they are advanced variations.

But boy, do they work!

Finished off with 50 regular reps of my all time favorite exercise, and thats that for today.

If you train today – make it an AWESOME one – the BEST ever!

Best,

Rahul

P.S. – Train the way of the “animal” – and this is HOW

Believe me – and trust me later – it WORKS.

P.S. #2 – Trust but verify, as Reagan once famously said? Well, look no further, my friend …

RESULTS

 

An “unnatural” pull in your grip

Dear reader,

It should and probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most people, even those that are not regular readers of the blog that I’ve always been a HUGE HUGE fan of training the forearms and grip, either directly or indirectly.

In the past I put out a “Gorilla Grip” course (which is still available, btw, but not on THIS site) for those looking to build a super strong “cast iron”, locksmith (or should I say blacksmith, or “anvil like”) GRIP.

I’ve always been complimented on my grip. Despite the fact I weigh barely 170 “soaking wet” (probably less), I can out grip a lot of the “roid crazed monsters” at the gym, or in general, and thats NOT me bragging – it’s me stating a fact.

Last night I had the good fortune and great honor to meet up and share a few “brewskies” with a good friend who also happens to be an ex US Marine, and one of the most sensible guys I’ve ever met in the recent past.

For those of you that don’t know, the Marines are the “special forces” in the United States Army – and BAD ASSES at that. And this guy sure does fit the bill. 25 plus years of ACTIVE duty in some of the most war-torn zones in the world … and quite literally, as was said in a famous movie “survivor of countless intrusions behind enemy lines”.

Quite literally and no – I am NOT kidding.

Being the Marines train exclusively (for the most part) with bodyweight stuff (sure, some lift weights as well and enjoy it, but guess what forms the BEDROCK of their routines), a huge part of our conversation last night was about training, and how to achieve optimal benefits from your training.

And aside from the actual convo itself, what I really, really, really admire about my friend is his OPEN MIND – but more importantly – a WILLINGNESS to never stop learning, despite his storied past, experience  and a variety of fighting (and combat) skills that would leave the average Joe “squirming in the dust” within a jiffy if I might say so.

In short – he’s the REAL DEAL – and yet the guy never stops learning!

Contrast this with the vast majority of “know it alls” out there who seemingly despite knowing it all (and lets take fitness as an example) can’t pound out more than 7-10 pushups in LETTER PERFECT FORM!

Contrast that with the “pec dec” crazed guys who couldn’t get into a handstand to save their lives.

And so forth – and believe me now and trust me later – both of the aforementioned two statements have more than an element of truth to them.

Not so with my buddy, and not so with most people that KNOW what it’s all about! 

He asked me where I got my “unnatural” grip strength from, and we spoke about that. We also spoke about several different bodyweight exercises – namely my favorite exercise (not my all time favorite though!) – and what the Marines, and armies all over the world use to get soldiers in KICK BUTT shape – and FAST!

I’ve often stated that my grip has been the weakest part of my body when I was young, and even when I was actively training in my 20’s. I was doing most of the right things – 90% in fact, but that 10% I left out, either due to “wilful ignorance” or plain ole “miseducation” was the part that mattered.

And amazingly enough, believe it or not I have not done a single pull-up in months, and don’t miss them – and yet – my grip remains what it is – its actually gotten BETTER if I may state a fact, and  even if you were to  look at my “size” and go “Pah, thats a crock!” – you KNOW it’s a fact when a SOLDIER with more than 25 years of service in various capacities says it.

And believe you me, this guy MEANS it when he says it. He’s one of the RARE breed that says it  LIKE IT IS – exactly as I do – and I applaud him very wholeheartedly for adopting this approach to life in general.

Semper fi, my friend – it was indeed an honor!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – As for you, my dear reader, if you want to develop a CAST IRON grip, well, Gorilla grip may WELL be, nay, IS the ticket –

http://rahulmookerjee.com/index.php/products/8-gorilla-grip/ 

P.S #2 – However, I’d still recommend my all time favorite exercise regardless!

Videos

 

Getting back in the FLOW

Dear reader,

Was a “hellatious” day (to borrow an expression from one of my all time favorite “color commentators”, “good ole JR”, hehe.

Yes, that sounds strange given I’m NOT A FAN of steroid crazed (pumped) monsters, but I AM a fan of how the WWE has successfully done biz, starting as it were from the ground up (quite literally).

I’m a huge fan of the current chairman and owner Vince Mc Mahon, and why?

Tons of reasons – work ethic, willingness to “do what it takes”, hard work, grit, determination, an IRON WILL to SUCCEED – despite all odds … and many more – but MOST OF ALL – the fact that he had a VISION.

I often speak about visualization and how successful people use it, and he’s one prime example.

Visualize, get in the flow – and DO – and watch your life change – for the better – RAPIDLY!

Anyhow, sometimes life happens despite your best efforts, and you get “out of flow”.

Negativity. Idiots. Dishonest folks. Constant whining and groaning. And so forth.

Hey – it happens to the best of us – and today was one prime example for us. Was a morning from hell, if I might say so, and was capped off by Lady “L” getting back to me with some rubbish about “Please help me for free”.

This “upstanding daughter of the soil” (who completely and quite directly IGNORED all agreements we had – business agreements) had the GALL to ask me for more free help.

I told her to sod off in no uncertain terms, of course. If there is something I hate more than people that waste time (Lady “L” and absolutely cannot and will not TOLERATE – it’s DISHONEST folks.

“Wah Wah, your so unkind” she went on.

Like I care.

What is ludicrous of course is that I gave her something CLOSE to my HEART – something I’m passionate about for FREE – to HELP her – and shes not only got the sheer AUDACITY to ask me for more (free!) “help” – but claims I’m unkind.

I give up – some people – hell, a LOT out there are just plain and simple IDIOTS.

Anyhow I figured a workout was the quickest way to get back in flow.

Figured I’d pump out around 150 squats. At about rep #200 I was interrupted by the water delivery guy and I got a nice little “mini” workout in lugging water bottles around the place.

20 liter water bottles – and for on these, and the EXCELLENT workout they can give you read the BOOK – The Book

And no it ain’t free.

At about rep #350 I figured I’d start in on pushups and so I did, but for whatever reason I couldnt really “get into them” as a few negative thoughts kept “returning”.

What did I do?

I sent a note of appreciation to a friend who has always been there for me through thick and thin. We never spend much time together due to the fact he’s busy with his own stuff – and I’m busy with mine – but it bears mentioning that we’re close friends – and when I finally said what I had to – it was like a HUGE burden had been lifted off my shoulders.

Got back in flow, so to speak – and all by sending a simple, albeit somewhat detailed note of appreciation to someone I CARED about.

And I’m going to send another one of those notes to another person I CARE DEEPLY about in a bit after sending this email (post).

I finished off my workout with – get this – not 50 – not 100 – but 130 of my favorite exercise.  AND THIS WAS THE ICING on the cake.

I literally breathed out the negative, and breathed in the positive – and I feel like a bazillion bucks now.

This email was about getting back in the flow, by the way.

By GOD, the “son of you know what” flowed, didnt it, hehe.

Upward!

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – This email contains about 5-7 GOLDEN tips – not only for workouts – but for LIFE – see if you can spot ’em!

The HILL

Dear reader,

Well, I promised an update on the hill that I used to climb in “times bygone” (well, not that long ago actually but it feels like forever to be honest) – and here it is.

Actually, I don’t even know what to tell you right now – and why?

Because other than a bit of blood flowing to the thighs and (maybe – a huge maybe) the abdominal region, I feel nothing at all despite having completed the climb in like 90% humidity.

Bear in mind – this climb is NOT the easiest of climbs.

Bear in mind that (and as I’ve written about many a times) I felt like a Mack truck literally ran over me the first time I did this workout many years ago. Quite literally – my back was sore, my shoulders felt it and my thighs and calves were PULVERIZED.

Fast forward to the “times bygone” I mention in this post – and I’d still climb this hill daily, but for some reason it was getting easier and easier.

And now – I hardly ever climb it ever, despite (and again) it being an EXCELLENT workout for folks regardless of current fitness levels.

To be honest though – what I do at HOME  beats ANYTHING out there. I don’t care if it’s gyms, hiking, yoga, sports (and the three latter options aren’t bad options to be quite frank), but what I do at home in 30-45 minutes TOPS CANNOT, I repeat, CANNOT be beat for overall body HEALTH, strength, flexibility and ENDURANCE (yes, in that order).

In any case though, if you want to see detailed reports on hill climbs my OLD blog at www.rahulmookerjee.com should have plenty.

The BOOK has plenty as well – and those that have bought the book know what  I am talking about.

And as for buying the book – well – I think a lot of y’all probably remember Lady “C” who used to be a customer of mine (again, in “times bygone”). I think you remember the quid pro quo deal I offered her in that I knew she needed help with her fitness (and believe me, she DOES) and offered her the book on the “condition” she actually a) READS and b) DOES.

By an odd quirk I asked her this evening if she’d actually done what was in the book.

And her response?

Well – her response was that she couldn’t open the password protected file – but – somehow, and mysteriously she saw the “pictures” at the end of the book.

And I’m sorry to say it (and I didnt actually tell her that) , but if that isn’t the biggest crock of you know what there is out there, then I dont know WHAT is.

If you can open a password protected file long enough to scroll down to the very end of what some may consider to be a “humongous” document,  and view pictures, then you can damn well a) READ the book and b) if not do, at least look at the pictures of the EXERCISES!

But then again, thats what happens when one is in excuse mode, and sadly speaking, this lady is in “full on excuse mode” (as I stated before).

Anyway – no skin off my nose, lady, haha. I’ll quote that oft used Chinese saying one more time – you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink it.

And truth be told, it’s not my problem if it doesnt WANT to drink.

What do I mean? Well, this lady asked me “what if the customers don’t do what you say and don’t get fit”?

My response – I could care less. If someone buys the book and doesnt DO what is mentioned it and keeps wasting time with meaningless questions, excuses (galore!) and “it’s not better because … “rubbish …well, then there is literally no way this person will ever accomplish anything in their lives, let alone a fit body (or what they consider to be fit).

I can open a closed bottle with an “opener”. That sort of thing is NOT true for a “closed” mind. If someone does not, quite literally, want to open their mind to the possibilities ahead, well then all I have to say that person – No problem – carry on!

And so it goes.

Last, but not least, YES, I will be getting in workout #2 (or I suppose it should be #3) in tonight as well!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Those with open minds and a desire to DO may be interested in the following URL: – Videos

P.S. #2 – And no, just “watching” doesnt equate to DOING!

Bettering yesterday’s time!

Well, YES, thats what today’s post is about!

You’ll recall I said I did my pushups and squats in approximately 35 minutes (including EVERYTHING, by the way and regular readers of the blog will know what I am referring to by “everything).

Well, got ’em ALL – and again – everything done in 29:45 minutes today (YUP, I timed myself).

And I’m feeling great – as I usually do – and how did I do this?

First off, get this, I’m “stressed for time” today (as I usually am), but even more so today so this blog post will  be a relatively short one but I – STILL – got my workout done!

Yes, I’ll say that again. I got her done no matter what – and got the SAME thing done in more than 5 minutes less.

Doesnt sound like a lot? Well, it will once you DO it – and believe me, like yesterday, the majority of this routine was made up of tough exercises (even by my standards).

How did I do it?

Hint, hint …

Ok, I’ll give you the hints –

  1. By NOT focusing upon the time.
  2. By implementing the SECOND “crazier” tip I gave you in yesterday’s post
  3. Moving quickly, and minimizing “wasted time”.

Sounds strange?

Well, perhaps but thats exactly how I accomplished what I did today.

I’m out – more later!

Rahul

PS – Stay tuned for the HILL CLIMB report this evening!

P.S. #2 – My book contains detailed and “graphic” descriptions of that hill, and MANY routines you can fit into YOUR workout that incorporate HILLS –

The Book

P.S #3 – I cannot recommend hill training ENOUGH – though I never do it these days due to a variety of reasons, none of which are fitness related, YOU, my friend WILL benefit from a regular hill climb – regardless of your current fitness level!

Today’s “strange” observations

Well, given a lot of my observations sound “strange” (to a lot of people), I might as well just say “par for the course” when it comes to Rahul and 0 Excuses Fitness, hehe.

Anyway, today’s strange observation #1 is that (and the gym “pumpers” will REALLY freak out when they read this) – I got in an excellent shoulder – as well as CHEST – workout – by – doing – HIGH REP bodyweight squats today, better I normally do.

Yes, these squats WILL tax your chest and shoulders if done correctly, and those familiar with “breathing squats” will know what I’m talking about (even if you do those with weights).

You’ll see what I mean, my friend, when you do squats the way I do, the way they’ve been done for CENTURIES, and the way they SHOULD be done (and no, doing them with a barbell on your shoulders is NOT, in my opinion the ideal way).

And the “extra bit” today was me really EMPHASIZING my arm movements, and of course my breathing while going up and down, and THESE two things made all the difference.

When you come up in the bodyweight squat, don’t just “come up”. You EXPLODE up – and you don’t just do with your thighs – you do so with your entire body, with your arms being the primary “instigator” if that makes sense (and again those that have DONE it will know).

And if that sounded strange to ya, well what I’ve got to say NEXT will really sound like “I’m from the planet Mars and I’ve got small green feet”.

Here is “strange” (NOT) observation #2  – the balls of the feet are VERY IMPORTANT to executing certain types of pushups correctly, and key to improving in them.

That’s right – not just the squats, but the pushups as well.

And as for the pushups … well, I did 250 of them today as I usually do, so I should know (plus my usual 200 squats).

And this workout today took like 35 minutes TOPS, and this WITH stretching after it. This WITH breaks to “towel off a bit after the squats” but short breaks, nevertheless. And believe you me,  I didn’t do a single “easy” (or what people say is easy) “regular” pushup in all this.

(That “easy” military style pushup is more than enough for a lot of people, by the way, and if you don’t believe me – well – get down and give me 50 – or heck, even 30 in  PROPER form, and I think you’ll see what I mean).

And that’s how it should be – brief, intense routines that really get the heart, lungs and your muscles going.

I’m often asked as to how I get through my pushups so quickly while maintaining good form, excellent rhythm and breathing correctly.

Well, plenty of reasons, one being that I’ve been doing them a while. Do the thing, and you’ll have the power,  and I’ve said that so many times already that regular readers of this blog will probably find it inscribed on their gravestones, hehe.

Second, I remember that my breath is my power. Third, I visualize. Fourth, I focus. And so forth.

Amazingly enough, these are KEYS to achieving every goal in life, not just getting through push-ups, but to most people, they are just words on paper. Most folks reading this will be going “ho-hum, ok, focus, breathe” and then take a couple of shallow breaths and decide “it don’t work”.

That’s all fine and dandy. I’m really not interested in convincing those who refuse to learn, hehe.

Anyway, the other thing (amongst many) that I did today was I thought of the words “blast past your goals” while getting through my routine.

50 squats? No problem! BLAST PAST! And before I knew it, I was at 80, then a 100, and then 125. And then 150.

And the same thing for the pushups. As the rep count grew higher, I repeated this mantra to myself over and over again – and guess what – it WORKED.

So those are today’s tips, golden tips I should say. See if you can make them work for you!

Rahul

P.S. – The book has an ENTIRE section on pushups, and there are plenty MORE keys in the book right here: – The Book

I BE feeling GREAT

Well, dear reader, that I AM! And on a “slow day” at that as I mentioned in my last post.

Most of this “buzz” is due to the “whoosh, whoosh” that I heard all throughout my workout, much like a bicycle tyre being inflated to capacity, and then deflated (but not rapidly).

And THAT is really what gets the engine going, my friend, regardless of what you do in life, be it exercise, work, or anything else that really matters.

Most folk look at me like I’m CRAZY when I repeatedly talk about deep breathing. So be it.

Matter of fact, most folks think I’m nuts anyway with regard to a lot of the stuff I say. Again, so be it.

Fact is though, RESULTS speak – and, well, mine DO SPEAK for themselves.

Someone once recently told (and I’m quoting verbatim), “Rahul, you have a passion for fitness, so you stay fit. The rest don’t”.

While there is indeed a lot of truth to the initial part of the statement (in fact I would  NOT be lying to say its more than 200% – and more – TRUE); the rest of it “leaves a lot to be said”.

I mean, how can you not enjoy exercise? How can you truly be “content” with a lard ass or fat gut poking out everywhere you go?

More to the point how can ANYONE regardless of ANYTHING not enjoy (I repeat, ENJOY) feeling THIS GREAT REGULARLY????

Tis impossible, my friend, that someone could HONESTLY answer “no” to that above question.

Of course its easier to just sit and mournfully shake one’s head as if to say “poor old me, I’ve never get there” and do NOTHING TO GET THERE.

And it’s easier to make excuses, criticize etc.

So be it, my friend. So be it.

I used to be the same darn way myself, so I know where your coming from. Well, I wasn’t quite the same way in terms of exercise and my dedication to my routines, but I WAS FAT at one stage in my life, and I make no bones about that: – https://0excusesfitness.com/videos/ (the short “intro” here has me saying it as well).

Point being, I took stock of where I was, both fitness wise and in life, and took STEPS – concrete STEPS aka action to change both these things, and, well …

Anyway, I think I mentioned it was going to be a squatting day.

Was that until rep #150, and I then switched to  pushups. 300 pushups, less than 45 minutes (the entire workout) – and I’m done.

This on a slow day, and if this post itself doesnt motivate you to get off your rear end, and as I said in my last post – do – SOMETHING – anything – then nothing ever will.

Best!

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If your willing to do, but don’t know where to “look”, look no further, hehe : – The Book

P.S. #2 – And YES, I WILL get in workout #2 later as well! So much for slow days!