But a couple of years back, or maybe before that, I dont know, I remember my wife mentioning this to me.
Well, she made the “infamous” (by now) comment.
One was “you look taller now!”
And two, of course, the Mr. Handstand Pushup comment.
Which received a lot of hate, and a lot of love, much like yours truly does. Hehe.
But I believe somewhere around that time, my little girl made the comment about “Pull-up champion Papa”.
(or, if you're Bozo Schofield on speed reading this from "Oxford Shocksford" (so he claims now!) ... a STUD. A SUPER STUD, actually at pull-ups)
That I AM, my friend.
Very unabashedly so.
Even folks that could knock my ass out in the boxing ring, out wrestle me, our write me (nah, not that one) – or KNOW a way more about things than I do in general would admit that much.
And pull-up champ.
And ardent LEARNER and student at what I dont know, and firm believer in “being good enough to best your guru someday – and then giving HIM credit for it!”
In 0 Excuses Fitness, I freely mention Matt Furey as the source of the Hindu pushup and squat (I mean, not where I first heard about these exercises, but the man who brought them to light).
Until he did, in my mind and perhaps millions of other people, they were just “some exercises those wrestlers did (and do)”.
I was cautioned not to do this by a certain “jill ass” who claimed it would lose me sales.
I think the opposite, actually.
Hey, if someone is better at you at something – and if someone DID something – then you give cREDIT!
And ditto for you.
Now, point of this?
One, you decide which name is better, hehe.
Ill choose #2 but #1 is a close runner.
But now, hark back to THAT time.
While doing those pull-ups, for whatever reason, I was goin “OOO RRAAAAAAAAAAAA!”
like the Marines do.
Like probably a lot of serious trainers and trainees do in their own way and lexicon.
And ... a way that gets RESULTS.
It fires you up.
It pumps you up.
It FREES you up.
And as I told my little girl, “When you’re faced with a problem or enemy? ATTACK, ATTACK, and ATTACK – and never give up!”
Attack, bro is truly the best and only form of defense.
The Trumpinator, for one.
He’s being PILLORIED right about now.
And Mike Pompeo is continuing down the Attack China road via the new Taiwan policy, and more.
So it SHOULD BE.
Mike Pompeo. Mike Pence. Bill Barr. Lots of others.
And most of all the TRUMPINATOR.
Men that get it. Men that just DO the thing. Like our great soldiers in the Marines etc. And special forces everywhere.
OOO ... RAAA!!
And I’m out. Back soon!
PS – Those pull-ups did feel easier that day!