If you're a real man, my friend, you do pushups.
Its that simple.
You could do them in reps, you could bang out a 100 in one set (those that can), you could do them in sets of 20 or what not - - but ...whatever it is, you do 'em, and you do them DAILY without fail.
This last bit is important.
Way too many people have one good workout, maybe two or three, then "let it go".
Wrong, big mistake - huge mistake!
If you don't do it, you LOSE it!
Anyway, the great equalizer eh.
Bodyweight exercise itself is one of them - along with the (admittedly annoying as heck) "English Wne and Beer Shops" in India, back where you're still treated as a prisoner wanting grog as opposed to a paying customer.
Money first, usually shoved through iron bars, before they literally (sometimes) throw the grog back at you.
India is a great equalizer in many regards that way...
It don't matter if you're driving a Porsche there, you still gotta maneouver that damn SUV between cows, vegetable sellers, dogs, tots, all and sundry on the roads, if you're walking, you gotta look everywhere for dog poop no matter what ...
It don't matter how high and mighty you are, once you step out, or into the liqor store - you're fair game. Not that I like that, of course, these things should have been gone from India years ago, but apparently those there don't want them to go?
"As we think, so we are" ...
But anyway, bodyweight exercise is a massive and great equalizer too.
And none more so than pushups.
When you step out in that exercise yard, when you're loosening up, when you're OPENING them shoulders, swinging them arms, everything else STOPS mattering, or should.
CAN YOU DO IT?
Or can you not.
It's that simple, BRO.
DO you got the LOOK in the eye, or not?
Its that simple...
And pushups my friend are numero uno on the great equalizer list. I'd say pull-ups, but so few people can do 'em, if at all properly.
Let me tell you one thing, even those of you that are just interested in looks and abs etc, YOU guys would be well served by getting the book on pushups and then doing pushups, EVERYDAY without fail - because if there is one exercise that really brings the abs out, it's PUSHUPS.
Sure, bridging, pull-ups, hill sprints, all do it, but nothing quite taxes them "deep burn" as pushups do.
John Walker was right when he posted his (by now) world famous review on Pushup Central.
The Bodyweight Guru has done it again, 55 ways to bring on the pain, a magnum opus on how to really use what is possibly the world's oldest and "most diverse" exercise.
If you're like me, you live for that pain, the feeling of your muscles as they stretch and contract and how your body screams at you to stop but your mind will not allow you to quit, you have that target in your mind and you cannot stop until you hit that target, yes my friends this is training "brutally effective" training.
Buy this book and take up the challenge of Push Up Central.
The Bodyweight Guru is waiting for you, let him show you how with this (innocently sounding) book you can become more than you could ever have imagined, this is hard training at it's absolute best.
Now a word about the previous review, Glyn Scofield is a total moron and his reviews suck almost as much as he does, Glyn, if by chance you ever read this, do yourself a favour and just stop, nobody cares what you think.
Now, let's dissect this a bit more than I already have - in a few words.
See the bolded parts.
You can become MORE than you ever imagined.
If you have the discipline to knock off 100 good pushups daily, in one workout preferably, or more throughout the day, then you have the discipline and gumption to get to the magic 500.
More on that HERE.
And you'll build mental strength and fortitude in spades, which will allow you to work towards, and achieve any goal you set for yourself in life.
More on the BURN in his comment.
Pushups are the only exercise that by virtue of their form and the floor work, make your muscles SCREAM AND BURN - and therefore grow strong, animal like strong.
There is a reason boxers and wrestlers everywhere have PUSHUPS as their mainstay exercise, period.
And, abs ... there is NO workout that works the abs better than a medly of pushups. Trust me on this one, even if you're already a super stud with 12 packs, you'll need to do pushups. Simple as that.
Not to mention all the deep breathing pushups involved. Pull-ups in high reps do too, of course, but not like pushups, not even close, because of the chest work and the heart being so close to the muscles worked, something you cannot get from any other exercise.
The great equalizer.
"How many pushups can YOU DO?"
While looking the other person in the EYE. Chin up, SHOULDERS BACK, my brother!
"nuff said on that one, eh.
Can you get down on the floor and pump 'em out - DO you got it?
It's that simple, friend.
On a parting note, nigh none of this is to say you should not do other exercises.
Of course you should.
It works best that way.
But I will say this, amigo, that if there is one exercise you had to pick, could only do ONE your whole life, it would be pushups, its as simple as that.
Back soon .... and if you haven't already - pick up Pushup Central NOW - the ONE book on pushups that will truly change your life in ways hitherto UNIMAGINABLE - forever.
P.S. - For another course that will truly build - and give you the LOOK in the EYE, and the VIBE - Battletank Shoulders!
And, of course, remember the video on dealing with trolls. Hehe.