Saturday, 11 December 2021 12:15

"Bodyweight training is where it's really at. The gym is for fools!"

This one's yet another one thats sure to cause a lot of angst. Hehe. 

But, it's true - and one of the off the cuff, yet TRUE comments made by a friend of mine "Prem" - who much like "Tan" (who very kindly took the pictures for Battletank Shoulders, one of the most awe inspiringly brutal trainingt courses out there - ever) - took a great little "snippet" video for Gorilla Grip that some of you have asked for (specifically, a bit of grip work on the monkey bars). 

The last video I took in that regard during Chinese New Year, well, that was done on my Xiaomi, and I ran out of space, hence the "tiny" video. 

But I've gone one better this time, you'll see when I finally get it up. 

For now though - three great new videos up here (0 Excuses Fitness - YouTube) for "Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness" - which you really need to place a pre-order for NOW ... 

And join the legions that are doing so/have done!

There is a damn good reason the pre-order process has stretched out as long as it has. 

Anyway, he was telling me about pull-ups, and how, much like in 2018 - he's unable to do a single one, or hang on to the chinning bar. 

"Because you never got your ass down to seriously trying", I gently admonished. 

And he didnt!

I remember, the day after or so, he never did any - and he was off to the gym a few days later. 

He was telling me about how these days he does 30-40 pushups daily - in sets of 15, the regular pushups, he says he does them in proper form along with squats, a 100 at a go. 

Let me see you do the squats, I asked him. 

He showed me - but he barely went "almost" halfway down on each rep, so I corrected him. 

"Hmm", he said. "What benefit does going all the way down get me?" 

Well, so I told him about all ths "ass to grass" benefits i.e. improved flexibility, flexor strength, far greater work load on the hips and thighs, therefore, greater work done by the lungs, all in all, a far superior workout. 

And he was doing regular squats, not Hindus. Which is fine, of course... 

Pushups, I dont know. He says he does them in proper form, so we'll take his word for it!

"I could do 40 of these at one time:", he told me - wistfully pointing to the dipping bars. 

One set, I asked? 

Yes, was the answer. 

Which that, now if he could do them at one time, thats pretty good!

Right now, of course, he's not doing ANY. 

But anyway ... 

He made the above comment about gyms - and I laughed - more than "music to my ears"- I'm so used to people telling me this when they see me do bodyweight!

"Machines, etc - all USELESS" - I told him. 

And then I Told him about the "Stand on your feet" training done in the gym or elsewhere with weights - if you do that right, now that will get you places. 

Still doesn't hold a candle to bodyweight training, of course, but its real training if done that way - either Lumberjack style - or military presses etc. (or overhead presses). 

Anything that requires you to stand on your feet and hoist. 

Now, Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness features NO weights. 

None that are easy to grip like barbells and dumbbells. 

The machines, well, those are for buffoons - Ive always said that!

But anyway .............

Great to hear my friend say that himself!

And it just shows you the POWER bodyweight training has - the sheer appeal - and the sheer results. 

Here is a review (for Animal Kingdom Workouts) that comes to mind in that regard. 

From John Walker in the UK - - 


This is one of your best books to date, clearly you understand what it takes to create the perfect beast.

Mastery of one's own bodyweight is so much more important than some random goal of adding 10kg to your bench press.

Moving your bodyweight with strength, grace and power is how the human animal was built to move.

People, do yourself a favour and buy this book and learn the lessons in it so you too can join the ranks of the superhumans. Yet another masterpiece Rahul.

Glyn Schofield, you're a clown and quite clearly you've never worked out in you pathetic little life, because if you had you'd know what's important in a "training book" which is the training information it supplies not whether it has typographical errors, "I mean come on man training books are about training not writing style".

Warmest Regards

John Walker.

The bolded part sure is KEY!

I'm out. 

Be sure and pick up the CORNERSTONE of alll bodyweight training right here - the 0 Excuses Fitness System - if you have not already (and many of you haven't at the time of writing this). 

And, leave a review, please!


Rahul Mookerjee