I can hear the glass smashing, I can see the Texas rattlesnake come out to kick McMahons' ASS!
And now is a good time as any to say his second most used quote.
First was ..
And thats the bottom line, because STONE COLD said SO!
OH HELL YEAH!
And this here "redneck" from Texas says the following i.e. yours truly -
(he'll borrow a quote from Steve).
FUCK FEAR - DRINK BEER!
To a certain Gorilla Girl Sophia, that will sound like "Rahul's drunk".
But he is.
Ain't on liqor, is on LIFE!
While the world is the polar opposite, sheeplesville...
cant change those that dont want to. Those that do though?
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!
Quote of the day, this one!
PS - Get the course that will turn you into a raging beast and remove any and ALL TRACES OF ANY FEAR that hideth within - become a REAL MAN (or woman) and more with ANIMAL KINGDOM WORKOUTS!
A while ago, I wrote about how the China Health Organization (WHO) had basically "formalized and adopted" something which yours truly "pioneer" fitness wise has been doing seemingly forever, at least ever since I can recall.
That being, mini workouts throughout the day (I just got done with one!).
Brief little workout.
20 pull-ups, 20 handstand pushups, for me, nothing special, for most people, they'd be lucky to do half of that throughout the day if even once. Then I finished off with the patented Rahul Mookerjee asian squat.
I was done.
But while I'd been talking about it for ages, people were still hemming, hawing and arguing about it.
"Just 10 minutes per workout, how can that be!"
Well, it's a lot if done right, and done throughout the day!
Anyway, the CHO posted an article about "exercise snacks" during the day - which is the same thing, and of course, the sheeple immediately glowered at me, and started to catch on(the non lazy ones).
I gotta say it, the need for "validation" people - sheeple - have is astounding. Then again, maybe not. Thats why the term sheeple exists!
Anyway, as of late I've been seeing a host of celebritis globally doing what is one of the best ab exercises ever (core, actually) - something that done right will give you a 12 pack and then some - and a really solid, strong, functional, fat free core too.
The hanging leg raise, and believe me, the basic leg raise is ONE thing - the variations are quite another.
Pay close, close attention to form on this (and everything else I teach you!) friend.
IT ain't about swinging your legs up.
The opposite, actually.
Do the former, you might look good for an instant inf ront of the camera but you'll get nowhere.
The latter will, however, get you on the royal road to ab trainign the old timers traveled, and yours truly does all the time ...
Anyway, Bollywood hunk (one time) Milind Soman - and a former model/swimmer - now 50 plus was recently seen doing these.
Milind has often been seen doing pull-ups etc, in addition to running barefoot on the streets of India (something I could never do, hehe) - and he had a goal to do X number of pull-ups per set last year, I believe, which I think he reached.
I think, at least. Yours truly doesn't watch videos, neither does he do Instagram.
(Could probably build a huge following on there, but I dont like videos. Period. And this business ain't gonna be structured on what I dont like. Sure, I made several stellar ones for the System but as of now, thats IT in terms of videos despite what the ROW is doing - always been the "opposite" for that matter yours truly, heh).
Anyway, I watched a short snippet he posted recently - "wild man style".
Long white hair, beard, dirty feet, and doing "hanging leg raises" - thebasic style!
He does the basic style pretty well.
I'm sure he could get to the advanced stuff too ... and he ain't the only one starting to "go back to basics"
More and more people are starting to realize the need to do so.
But the CROWN - or the jewel in the crown of ab exercises isn't just the hanging leg raise and it's variants, in and as of themselves enough to fry your grip and core for days.
It is the exercise you see me doing on the COVER of "Pull-ups - from STUD to SUPER STUD - WITHIN WEEKS!"
It might look like a leg raise, and it's a variant, but it's ANYTHING but "just a leg raise".
It's detailed in the book too!
And of course, it is the picture the trolls picked up on, much like the picture from Advanced Hill Training ...
You on this list have seen the review the "Cuck of Brum" (or Brum's favorite "splattered" cuck) Glyn Schofield left on it, hehe.
He ain't the only one. He's just the most vocal, and the leader of the troll pack.
Quite possibly the best damned troll ever, hehe.
But anyway ...
The other thing to learn here?
Is if you look at Soman, yours truly in the book, or any of the rest, you'll see that FAT CONTENT on the body is at a minimal level.
IT's there, yes.
You need SOME fat.
But beyond what you need, you dont need any!
And diet, my friend is key.
Most people don't hike hills for hours like I did, or do Battletank Shoulder workouts for 3 hours ...
If you do, eat (and or drink) accordingly, but remember - you can only burn the candle at both ends for so long.
Rest of you, well, pay attention to your DIET or that 12 pack will never show through.
And that, my friend is that.
PS - Remember, Fast and Furious Fitness is where it all started, and you owe it to yourself to pick up the Collector's Edition we have left - just ONE copy remaining now! Hurry, because this won't last forever either.
And no, once gone, I ain't gonna do a reprint either. Once gone, its gone, so get your thang on now if you want IN!
I said before today that birds of a feather flock together, and I am ... RIGHT.
I'm also nothing if not supremely HUMBLE at times, hehe.
But anyway - doers attract other DOERS. The loser, lame-o's, Bozo's, wackos, and procrastinators and Doubting Thomases and lazy asses attract - well, you got it. More of the same!
Thats why we are indeed the sum of the people we hang out with the most, or those we "let" influence our minds the most!
And thats why most doers and achievers can count the number of their contacts (close ones) on one hand probably if even that.
It's often said that opposites attract, but the Laws of the Universe state the reverse i.e LIKE attracts LIKE!
Anyhow, enough of the esoteric. If I were to ask you about Paul Anderson and Doug Hepburn, two names you're no doubt familiar with (and one I've written about a lot - the other who I haven't mentioned a lot here except in emails) - what would you think first up?
What would be the first thing that comes to your mind?
If I were to say "brute strength and size" (and power), I wouldn't be far off, no?
And thats what comes to my mind as well.
Now, I've made no secret of the fact that Doug Hepburn by his own admission achieved the levels of prodigous weightlifting strength he did by not just lifting weights - but in his own words - the HANDSTAND PRESS-UP was directly responsible for the strength gains!
And I understand why he said that. Get on the program - and so will YOU.
Now, Paul Anderson (known to the Russians of the day (who weren't easy to impress at all for obvious reasons - they had some monsters themselves for sure, though all roid ridden) as "The Wonder of Nature"), the guy who could squat an elephant, you ask?
Well, HE used this SAME exercise to achieve a 400 lb + MILITARY PRESS!
And last, but not least, Taekwondo Masters?
I cannot for the life of me remember who, but it was a very well known Taekwondo Guru that once said the following.
"You live to lift heavy stuff over his head".
He was talking not just about the military press, but the handstand pushup.
And if you Google, I'm sure you'll find out who - I couldn't be bothered to look it up now (but I'll tell you the instant it pops into my mind - which it will - as Claude Bristol rightly said in the Magic of Beliving, nothing is ever "forgotten").
Now, build wise, martial artists are usually the steel and whale "8 pack types" -lean, mean, fighting machines - the sort of look yours truly has and prefers as opposed to the bulky look I had before when lifting weights (And the bulky look the Jim addicts all seem to want).
Certainly different from Paul Anderson and Doug Hepburn, though their weight was REAL strength, which is fine to have - it wasn't roid built boobies on the benching station.
But think about it.
The ONE exercise all doers have in common, and it wasn't necessarily the pull-up either!
It was the mighty HANDSTAND pushup!
Nothing, my friend, will blow those shoulders up quite like handstand pushups.
That don't mean pull-ups won't. They will.
But for you "bigger" (truly big, not fat) - concentrating on handstands and handstand pushups might work wonders my friend.
Give it a shot today. And let me know how it goes down the road!
And that, my friend is that. Bet you didn't know what I was talkin about in the title, hehe.
PS - Still can't remember the name, but my own Taekwondo teacher always praised my pushups (not so much my stretching ability where he literally made me "yowl" so hard did he push me) - but pushups? I was by far naturally the guy that enjoyed them, and therefore did 'em the best, chest to the floor on each rep!
He did handstand pushups too, but we did regular pushups - sets of 10 - and even THAT will get the average "Blow Joe" into GREAT, GREAT shape if done right with a balance workout program.
The pushup is truly the most versatile movement out there, and will make you a beast if you train it right as it has millions of other folks.
Start training the pushup the right way and I teach you right her e- Pushup Central. Be sure and check out the reviews for this one as well!
One of the workouts, I believe it's #7, but I'm not sure - I dont have the book open in front of me - in Animal Kingdom Workouts is a workout that sometimes stops even me in my tracks, and I'm the one that wrote it.
So tough is it, so BRUTAL that even I have to sometimes wonder if I should do something easier.
I dont, of course!
But here is what Tommy, a former wrassler (high school, I believe) in ... I think Turkey, it was? Currently in china wrote back on Animal Kingdom Workouts (he bought this last week).
"Rahul, this is not just normal exercise workout! This is AWE inspirengly BRUTAL exercise routune!"
Now, I modified what he said a bit, but thats the gist of it obviously. (I simply made it shorter, much like I refer to myself as the Stella Artois of Fitness - that isn't me that said that - I simply shortered the original remark to something easy to type and remember!).
(Especially after one too many Stellas, hehe, and I dont mean the heffas and Stellas Bozo Schofield so loves and adores (their backsides especially)).
Cow Schofield, we should call "her", the amount of grazing Miss Bozo Schofield does. Hehe.
But anyway, Miss Schofield aside . . .
Tommy said some other things also - in short, it was a book that floored him, and this is a former wrassler that said it.
Now, Tommy hasn't wrestled for years.
But there are customers, my friend - that have been into SERIOUS, SERIOUS, physical activity for YEARS - and that have said the same thing about not just Animal Kingdom Workouts, but ALL my books.
Indeed, my training isn't for pussies, as Charles Mitchell, ex cop said.
And it never ever will be.
I will never compromise on who I AM!
Not for sales, not for nuttin (though I do pretty well in the former regard I'd say).
Former Elite Marines.
And of course, Ji Jitsu experts and the like . . . Former Samurais.
The list is legion.
Let me tell you, my friend,even if I dont do a shred or ounce of marketing, my books sell themselves. Most of my customers found me on Amazon for one (where I dont "market"). (or didnt before, at least).
If just for the results ...
And thats the tom tomming for this one - and if you haven't already - pick up Animal Kingdom Workouts now to see the "awe inspiringly brutal" workout that Tommy BE referring to, hehe.
PS - But if you're a Bozo, or a Schofield type, stay away. These workouts are unfeasible for Miss Schofields. Utdderly butterly so!
I ain't talking "wang doodle" pull-ups either here.
(Sorry that I gotta say that up front, my friend, but you'd be amazed at the inquiries I get - I once got from none other Bozo Schofield saying "my wife won't make love to me since I have a small penis").
(He was on Freak-Book under a different nick in my group there. I believe he still is, hehe.I ain't had the heart to kick him out (but I am sure this gives him more ideas which I eagerly await and anticipate so I can share more with y'all!)).
But anyway, God(dess) pity the woman who would be with Bozo, much less marry him or be in a relationship, even one he pays. (with stolen funds).
But anyway, pull-ups.
A long time ago, another old man in China (and again, this was during my afternoon shift workouts) with a great Alsatian dog (thankfully not the pink rat dogs the Chinese so love! - I love German Shepherds. ALWAYS been my favorite) used to see me doing pull-ups out there, and often tried to do what I did.
Of course, he tried as EVERYONE does the "chin up" style.
To his credit, he got ONE out ... almost.
(No Schofield not that one).
Thats another thing, the people constantly carping on chin ups for SHOW, and not doing the REAL strength builder - pull-ups.
I have covered reasons on that one before, so won't get into it again.
But anyway, as he saw me doing 'em, he'd often make the sign with his hand.
Like a flat hand at the base of the neck, as if he were chopping it off.
HE meant, thats how you do pull-ups.
I was doing them to the chest, of course ...
But this old man (not one of my favorites admittedly, but friendly enough anyway - not favorite because he talked too much, and didnt do the thing) had it spot on.
Lots of you have gotten good at pull-ups after investing in my course "Pull-ups from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS!" and yes, it truly is the best out there for newbies at the pull-up, or even Jim Shim guys who claim they're big and can bench Manhattan when they're FAT and can't do a pull-up or hang on to the bar after YEARS of trying at the gym (and after all the advice the idiot trainers at the gym gave 'em).
But lots of you, and I've noticed then when coaching, even those of you that do it without momentum like I tell you to - bring the chin up to the bar, slightly beyond, and then repeat.
Now, this is great.
Thats how it's meant to be done, but for max effect?
You dont just bring your chin across the bar and repeat.
You pause - and you pull up just that little more until your Adam's apple or preferably base of the neck is touching the pull-up bar, THEN you repeat!
This last bit, my friend, if you're using the lats - really CRUNCHES The biceps.
Not the peak.
Not the third intergalactic strand the bros pump.
But the BOTTOM of the muscle, where it starts, and this does more to build trap and bicep strength than anything else, including all the chin-ups you do.
Even the chin up, when it really hits you, you'll feel the muscle "bulging out".
FRom the bottom.
And with the pull-ups, your elbows will naturally come down to LATS if you do 'em right.
Truly lats like bats, hehe.
So remember, much like in life - with the pull-up - the LAST bit is what counts!
Napoloen Hill said it for life of course.
MOst men experience their greatest successes just a step beyond their greatest failure.
Read "Three Feet from Gold" for more on that or a condensed version in Think and Grow Rich.
But for now, thats the point.
PS - It's impossible not to talk shoulders with traps, no? That part of the body that everyon eloves, Bozos, gym goers, women, real strength trainees and so forth?
Well, get building them in a superlative manner with Barnstormer Shoulders now, and turn into a human beast with the routines therein.
Move over "Simple and Effective Diet". THIS is the book that is Simple and Effective, as a customer said!
Yours truly has made no secret of the fact he's BRUTAL.
In every regard.
He goes the whole hog.
He drinks teh whole barrel.
He sings songs about "extreme ways have helped me, have helped me every time" ...
On another site, he has written almost a HUNDRED - yes - books - about a topic completely unrelated to this one (Bozo Scofield loves the books though) ... and he's been equally, if not even more brutal, frank, to the point and from the heart on it.
Now, lots tell me that "I'm not for everyone".
And I agree.
I wrote about the list of people that love me and follow me until the ends of the Earth because I give them the REAL DEAL without pulling any punches is LEGION.
The list of haters is x 10.
I put that on the front page of 0 Excuses Fitness too!
But anyway, workout wise, a common grip (and someone once said this about Gorilla Grip too) was that ... "these are too tough".
And I've always said, no, they AIN'T " too tough" either - and they are.
if you think they're too tough and can't do 'em, they'll always remain that way.
If you pull up your socks and determine you CAN, and WILL do them come hell, rain or high water - you will damn well do 'em, and get good at 'em!
And thats the entire key.
My stuff is for EVERYONE out there - yes, especially the FANATICS like me, but it helps EVERYONE.
From the average couch potato to Crossfitters and IRonmen to bonafide fitness MANIACS like the 0 Excuses Fitness SHIP members are - and even to Bozo Schofield if he gets off his fat rumpus and decides to make something of himself some day ... what I got to say fitness wise(and indeed on all my other biz endavors too) works for everyone.
If it worked for me, it'll work for you.
The DESIRE and FIRE is what is required, bro.
Most men that succeeded at high levels did because they were (amongst many other factors) persistent and so closely driven by circumstance that they had no choice but to, and I'm not talking money here. I spoke about that in the post before this on the other site.
I'm talking genetics ...
Anyway, enough chatter from me.
First, before you read the SECOND part of the email I sent Charles - read the FIRST part (and his initial email) HERE.
Lots of lessons there ...
And once you're done, here is what I had to say (again).
Here though is another KEY, my brother. One you mentioned yourself in your email beneath.
YES, most would give up just by looking at the workouts.
But and quoting from your email ""Few can master these workouts right out of the box, but it is certainly something to aspire to. If and when you are able to complete one of these workouts, you know you have achieved something special"
THAT is the key!
If yours truly can do these workouts with my genetics, issues of being overweight etc in the past, health issues that I had - and solved MYSELF through my workouts and THAT ALONE (not what some lard ass doc said about not swimming or drinking beer or popping pills) - then ANYONE can.
I dont know if you know Karl Gotch?
He was known as the God of Pro Wrestlin in Japan.
He had some rather uncomplimentary and (in my opinion) WRONG views about money, which is probably why he passed on poor, but training wise, he was a legend right up there with the best, bar none.
FANATIC in terms of conditioning.
And what he said was this "All I asked of any boy that wanted to learn wrassling was a WILLING HEART and the desire to DO".
(That isn't a verbatim quote, but it's out there on the Internet).
But the point of this - ANYONE can WORK UP to these workouts - and become superhumans - - which as you know is why I DO all this.
THAT is what it's all about, bro!
Anyway, more on this later in another email. Inbox Infestation to start again shorty too, hehe, but for now, just visit the blogs on both sites ...
Well, my friend, thats enough lessons for one post.
Inbox Infestation starts soon, hehe - and when it does, and you'll probably be so "flooded that you won't be able to keep up.
Just the way I like it!
And with the Bozo (Schofield is the top "dog" (I should say "biaaaaaa.....!") there, but there are others too) no doubt creaming his sissy panties to "flooding" and "boy" - LOL - I'm out. Back soon!
Do y'all remember the tale of the Korean dude (I dont know if I said he was Korean or not) that back in the day my college buddy and me talked about?
I DID mention the time I was knocking out pushups, and my buddy showed up an hour or so early to drink, saw me working out - grinned - and then we got together at the original appointed time?
His look of approval said it ALL, hehe.
And I mentioned how he thought doing 50 pushups at one shot was great - but anyone that can do 50 pull-ups at one shot - now that - is - SUPER STUD!
He didnt use those terms, but he meant it, and he was right.
(And to all the idiots out there who claim it's just pushups, well, question for YOU.
How many can YOU do at one shot - even the simplest pushup?
How many pull-ups can YOU do? If at all?)
The answer to the above, my friend, will say it ALL.
But then we spoke about Korean dude, heavily into martial artists, and doing them on his fingertips - 50 at one go.
Now thats good going!
I can do 'em - that many, yes. Perhaps more.
And as the great Charles Mitchell once said, this course is great because it kicks BOOTY.
He hates workouts that dont challenge him.
And he's right to do so!
Too many of the books out there give you mamsy pamsy flimsy "this that"progressions, and cater to the whiners and moaners.
I get straight to the REAL DEAL (which Charles said I was, and he's damn right).
But anyway, last I spoke to him, he was still working hard on some of the fingertip pushups in Pushup Central - variations you do NOT see in my other books (for a good reason) - and said they were "almost impossible to do".
He's right, hehe.
But anyway, cement ...
I've seen people do pushups on CEMENT Blocks.
I dont know if was the Spetsnaz I saw, or just fitness people in general, I can't recall.
But there it is, dude pounding out pushups - on fingertips - on cement blocks.
Let me tell you, that HURTS.
And will make a MAN - a REAL MAN out of you.
It's hard enough doing 'em on a paved cement floor, so for you guys - i'd advocate a carpet or perhaps mat, or grass (so long as it isn't WET - nasty injury waiting to happen!!)
There is a reason though that martial artists do these all the time.
One, well, see the "chair pushup" I mention in Pushup Central.
An oldie, but goldie.
DO it first - and then YAP, bro.
And second, because the fingertip pushup is one of the keys to super strength and a rock solid CRUSHING grip.
APE like grip.
I mention this as a secret in Gorilla Grip,and all the courses on pull-ups.
While yeah, pull-ups work the grip like there's no tomorrow, for the ultimate, you simply MUST mix them in with fingertip pushups!!
And as for the idiots that don't believe me?
Well, there was a lengthy blue flame review left ont he Amazon UK page for Gorilla Grip in 2017, and I've mentioned that enough times, but part of it I'll do so again here.
"I did pull-ups and chin-ups for years, but it did not give me a grip like steel and fingers like iron pliers".
RM - Don't know what style of pull-up or chin up this Bozo was doing. . .
"Something that particularly annoyed me was he (yours truly) seems to link his workout with the cachet of the Marines. He says his grip got better and stronger without doing a single pull-up for months but he doesn't mention what he did!"
RM - This idiot apparently never read the first (opening) part of the book where BOTH things are mentioned and explained.
"He mentions Bert Asserati and the one arm handstand, but there's no proof! Maybe it's only strong people - naturally strong people ..."
RM - Amazingly enough this nutjob never offered any proof for HIS assertion.
And I've gone in depth ENOUGH on this genetics and "naturally strong" crap.
No-one is naturally this or that, my friend.
Those of us that want it work for it - fight for it - and get it.
And have been doing so all our lives, some more so than others in all regards.
Enough with the idiot though ...
Last, but not least, done RIGHT - fingertip pushups won't hurt your fingers.
They'lld o the opposite.
Think building up your fingers to the point you can thrust them through BLOCKS of cements.
Think the MOTION with which these experts do it.
Think crushing cans of Coke with your bare (bear) hands - or like Dan Hodge did at 80 plus, crush APPLES!
THAT, my friend, is what fingertip pushups can and will do for you.
Move over bozos, I'd say to anyone that complains about 'em!
And thats it. Back soon!
PS #2 - The idiot also said this.
"The author has written a lot of other books, most even more expensive (remember, at the time, Gorilla Grip on Amazon was priced at a throwaway price ) making similar claims. I have a feeling he gives out minimum information for maximum gain".
Emphasis on the "expensive" part and what I said about "blue flame central".
And that, my friend says it all, hehe.
(Not to mention what this jackass says about minimum info. Clearly he hasn't DONE any of the workouts I've mentioned, more comprehensive than anything else out there in that regard).
But he, of course is nothing compared to the one and only Bozo Schofield, who reviews Animal Kingdom Workouts by saying "I have so much money to burn, so I keep coming back to Rahul's work!"
Sage, in terms of incompetence, and sheer "idiocy" (not to mention BROKE as a you know what) shining through. LOL.
Anyway, enough on the jackasses and moron-jobs. Back soon!
In Pushup Central, an "innocent sounding but in reality a MAGNUM opus on the worlds (possibly) oldest, most effective (in my opinion) and DIVERSE" exercise (the opinion part is mine, but the rest are words from a customer I mentioned yesterday "John Walker" from the UK - a great guy and a DOER PAR EXCELLENCE!) ...I give you no less than 55 different ways to do pushups and give you workouts that will last you a lifetime - and get you in shape right quick.
REAL quick, I might add, if you just do.
The Bozo fools (Schofield Blowfield of course, who else, hehe) trolled the book by saying "Really! A book on just pishups! ...Boring!"
I dont know about you, but this sort of comment is so stupid it makes me want to laugh out loud rather than get angry.
Bozo is trying to make it sound like it's a fiction book (boring??).
Hey, Schofield, if you'd even do ONE of the exercises I'ved mentioned in them, you'd be flat on your stomach with no energy left for the tongue workouts you so diligently engage in
Come to think of it, thats perhaps the goal anyway for you (to the Bozo that is).
But anyway, getting back to it ...
55 different ways.
Truth is, and trust me bro - I could put out 555 different ways to do pushups and I still wouldn't scratch the surface of this great exercise.
Ok, thats a bit of an exagerration perhaps, but you get the point.
Take the FIRST style of pushup in the book, for instance.
The humble ole "regular grip" pushup which most people think when they think pushups.
Right off the top of my head, right NOW, and I'm not even fully awake (the bear takes a while to wake up, hehe) ..I can think of no less than TEN different ways to do just THIS pushup - with the SAME hand and foot positioning.
At least 10 different ways, and 10 different workouts.
So, 550 different ways wouldn't be a stretch, and neither would 555 ...
The key, my friend, lies in changing the mental pictures you have of this great exercise.
Most people think of pull-ups as being the champ of fitness.
The pull-up IS one of the toughest exercises out there, and it makes you feel like a SUPERHERO - or SUPER STUD (along with the handstand pushup, of course).
But getting back to pushups - I've often touted them as being the big dog of fitness, and rightfully so.
When all you have is a floor - and we all have that - and a wall - guess what.
You can get the workout of your LIFE (see 0 Excuses Fitness - I've made mention of pull-ups in there, but you do NOT need 'em - or I should say, yes, you should do 'em - but again - pushups, squats and bridging will get you int he best shape of your life - and that sort of routine is what pro boxers, wrasslers, and champ athletes follow all over the world).
Dont get me wrong.
Pull-ups are damn important too.
But pushups my friend - the mental picture most people have is style #1 that I mention in the book, and hence the "pah! JUst pushups!"
(I am not referring to Bozo Blowfield here, as he's clearly trolling - I'm referring to people in general).
And here's the thing.
Well, if it's just pushups, can YOU give me 100 of them NOW?
Or even 10 slow proper ones?
If it's most people we're talking about, includin Muscle Maniacs, th answer would probably be NO.
So my point is this.
Don't be lazy.
Work these exercises HARD, hard, HARD.
And change the mental picture you have of pushups FIRST.
And of course, get the course right HERE.
No fancy shmancy marketing on this one, sorry. Just a brutally effective "get it", and thereeth endeth this email.
Actually, he DID.
He understood it better than most, probably!
And he was spiritual without knowing it too ...
Of course, those were the hey days in the PRC, and this friend is none other than Major General Michael, him of the FAMOUS "You are both FIRED as SITE ADMINS and MAJOR GENERAL. Public posting to follow shortly".
It never did, hehe.
That was Michael, Rahul and Uncle Bob (and a late addition Ziv Glikman whose now the only remaining solider in that battle, and a bonafide STUD in terms of "whos who" in Dongguan and a great guy despite our spats in the "early days" for which I was responsible for the most part, hehe).
Thats always been me.
And I was that then x 10000.
I still am, hehe.
But doing the right thing, thats always been key for me.
So it was for Major General Michael, as when it came time to hand over Dongguan Expat FULLY to me, he did so despite me saying initially "I didnt want to buy it".
Folks were CLAMORING to get the site.
But he didnt give in.
He called me one fine night (when yours truly was about to set off on one of his truly infamous bordello jaunts as Michael put it "on the streets of Dongguan", hehe - STREET TOUGH!!! Thats been me always. I remember a friend Aaron back in the day telling me "So what if he's bigger than you. You're a damn STREET FIGHTER!") and said the following which was repeated on email the next day.
And as I am hit with an outpouting of emotion recalling Sunny Deol in Ghayal, and as I keep getting hit with these great reviews for the course DEAR or DEAREST to my HEART - Pushup Central, I gotta say it.
"Rahul, lets do this now! I want to do it now!"
Hey, I feel him.
When I want to do something, it has be done now.
The TIME IS NOW!
As Napoleon Hill says, when you get the urge - DO IT!
DO NOT STOP TO PONDER and think "what if"!
Else, it might well be FATAL to your success.
Now, anyway - when Igot back, the site was there for me.
Teh next day, he said this on email.
"No-one contributed MORE to Dongguan Expat than you, Rahul. I created it, WE WORKED on it, but YOU were the biggest contributor".
Fair's fair, bro.
And the General was a fair man, and still is!
I'd love to meet him TODAY and chill and drink a few cold ones with me like we both did back in the day, getting in each others FACES, REAL MAN STYLE!
Thankfully we're (if I may borrow a great guy John Walker's expression" "far more civilzed now".
But the BEAST lurks!
Anyway, down the line, I think I mentioned this before (yes, I did!) - I put a Tsingtao beer gal as an opening splash page on the site for no other reason than I love Tsingtao, and the dame was hot - looked DAMN GOOD!
Kinda like the girls I drank with so often back in the day.
Michael asked me the following.
"Great splash page! But ... is TsingTao giving you credit for all the publicity??"
He was right.
And Iremoved the page later after pissing a few uppity morons off (and Nazi feminists, how dare I put the image of a sexy hot woman on there, hehe. "I dont want to see that!") ... but it probably got a lot of eyeballs.
He said it in jest.
But here's the point.
I dont SHY AWAY from giving CREDIT where it's due bro.
I'll talk all day long about how great they are!
Well, you know that story too. Hehe.
I'll talk all day long about it and give it credit!!
People that inspired me?
I dont just give them credit here - FREE credit - and no, I dont expect nothing in return - they deserve it - and then some! And I give them credit in my BOOKS TOO!
That is how the Universe works - I wrote in a NON - FITNESS related book about an English expat coming "home" to his Indian "dream gal' - and how "life always brings things full circle".
I gave you the example of - well, in THAT book of Stallone in Rambo being asked by Colonel Trautman.
"When are you going to come full ciricle, John?"
And Michael ... (which Michael? I'm Michael too, hehe - not just in China, but on ANOTHER site too!).
There is a reason I chose the name.
The man inspired me, and still does!
(and it pissed off a lot of people that I liked him, but hey. So be it!)
"We all get on the roundabout , Rahul ... "
And as I come full circle, you do so TOO bro.
With the OLDEST exercise known to man out there (no, Bozo Schofield, not "that exercise").
No you know what fist pumps with old you know what's.
Come full circle, bro.
JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING!!
PS - I love pushups. Cannot overstate how important they are to fitness, and if you haven't seen it yet - well - the Rolls Royce of Fitness explains it very well too along with videos. Grab both of these NOW.
I've made no secret of the fact that Pushup Central is a book that is dear to me for reasons specified in emails before.
Pushups, that exercise I've been doing since I was a kid - that I've been doing well with poor genetics etc, and NO training on how to do it except some movie montages - and one that always made me feel like a MAN.
A real MAN!
Pushups, which my Tae-kwondo instructor praised me on ...
And pushups, my friend, an exercise that virtually ALL great athletes and DOERS throughout the ages have gotten good at - and done - and continue to do - is what I bring to you in Pushup Central.
I haven't said this as yet, but I literally had "tears and smiles" in my eyes as I wrote that book last year!
And I bring it to you not just because of what pushups have done for me - but what they can - and will - do - for YOU!
And the proof, my friend is in the pudding.
In the 0 Excuses Fitness System, I tell you that pushups are the BIG DOG of training.
(I did 100 yesterday outdoors with 100 pull-ups - ALL Floor pushups, all as done in Pushup Central, and let me tell you, I'm feeling it!).
And there is a damned good reason for me saying that, and curiously enough, just as I was thinking of pushups and my "sore" muscles - which I WILL hit hard and heavy again today?
Another great review from a DOER - and without further ado, here is what he says.
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.
And that, my frend, says it all - right down to what he says about the Bozo, hehe.
Especially the part about his sh-views for books he never bothered to read in the first place, which of course is nigh obvious.
Anyway, Bozo Blowfield aside, get this book NOW, my friend.
It truly WILL make a CHAMP - out of you!
PS - Another book along the same lines, except dealing with sprints is this one - Advanced Hill Training. Jump on this now too.
What a pain Win-Blows is!
I had this post nicely typed out (email) and then the computer chooses just this time to crash. Hehe.
Lets try another time (I'm still on a hunt for that Toshiba I want!).
Anyway, sun drenched workouts - and spoiler alert - this ain't what you might be thinking.
No sun drenched beach, warm sand you can feel, sparkly water right next to yo uthat you want to DIVE into (even if you just saw the Meg, hehe) ... and certainly no girls lying on their tummies with their posteriors pried tightly SHUT so that leering Bozo Schofields can't even try and pry 'em open.
Now, admittedly the Bozo looks harmless from a distance, but he ain't.
Appearances can be deceptive, and believe me, not even the most desperate of old women would want the Bozo anywhere near her posterior.
Unless he flashed "wads" of cash but beign those are usually given to him by women, gullible ones in China he dupes, and being he's "stuck" in Mom's basement for now in the UK, that ain't happening either!
The lovely Bozo.
But he's great fun in some regards as you can tell!
Anyway, sun drenched.
I just got done with a sun drenched routime myself out there - a 100 pull-ups in the park and the sun literally "bathed" my back and "kneaded it from the inside out" as I worked out!
Great, warm feeling, and my calves are still BUZZING with that buzz you get from great workouts.
But it brings to mind some recollections - and this one - I have NOT posted in the workout memoires - workouts, if you're the nut job reading this - for "salacious memoirs" you'll be redirected to the right site, LOL - truly one of the best fitness memoirs EVER - and a book very dear to my heart (and trolled roundly, since it's just so damn inspirational, just like Pushup Central) - 16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections.
Golly, those memories!
Anyway, back in the day I'd often workout at 1PM or so - outdoors.
Remember this is Southern China, my friend. The sun would be BLAZING and BASHING down on me as I trained. It's so hot in that part ofthe country that it would rain one minute - tropical style downpour - you'd be SOAKED to the bone.
Next minute, sun would show up, and you'd dry out, and be soaked again within a minute - with sweat.
I completed many a tough hill climb in those conditions, tons of 'em!
Not for nothing they call me Mr. Ironman, hehe.
But the time I'm talking about, I climbed the hill at the end of my routine.
First, I would do Hindu squats out there, out by the lovely lake int he park as the cool breeze blew across my face.
I loved that lake - still do!
Then I'd do 150 pushups - once done, I'd dust off, and do MORE - with feet plonked on a bench. A style I believe I popularized in Pushup Central ...
Then, it was on to the park itself - unshaded area, and I'd bang out pull-ups and more pushups. It was so hot that the thick bars felt like molten steel, and my hands used to literally feel like they were BURNING!
You gotta experience it to FEEL it, hehe.
And I'd do those 100 handstand pushup/pull workouts out there in that heat.
The park used to be deserted at that time. Save a few "aunties" fanning themselves under the trees wondering what the Da Xing Xing was up to, there was no-one crazy enough to be out there at the time.
Just me, myself, and the SUN! BLAZING DOWN!
And I'd finish them workouts, then climb the hill, then finish off with a Bourne sprint or two.
Some of the best toughest workouts of my life - and some of the best times I HAD and continue to!
The RAVENS WOULD CROW!
And .. good news is this.
YOU don't have to be NEAR as extreme to get in great shape.
I'm not asking you to do any of this necessarily. In fact, when you start out, I would NOT recommened this type fo thing!
But YOU, my friend - and this is a promise Rahul Mookerjee makes - -you, my brother, can get into the best shape of your life in less than 15 minutes in the comfort, privacy and AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONS (if you so choose) of your Home .
You do NOT need extreme.
You can work up to it.
But no, you do NOT need it!
And you might just SWEAT in the air conditioned environs too - you'll see me doing that in the Rolls Royce of Fitness workout video!
But thats all you need bro.
And thats a promise Rahul is making to you - and whe he makes ones - he does it - and DELIVERS - and you can take his word to the BANK, my friend - and my great customers around the GLOBE know it!
(so do the Bozos, hehe).
I'm out. Man, that felt good!
My almighty - not - computer crashed while typing out the last post, so lets see if we can do this again.
Message from the Spiritual that??
Anyway, when John Walker, a great customer from the UK once told me that getting Pushup Central would probably be worth his while if just for the amount of criticism the Bozos and morons gave it, he was right.
But I found it interesting.
Though YES, I had highly recommended the course to him (along with Jump Rope Mania!) - another course that doesn't get it's dues - I do that to everyone.
I hadn't really said a lot on Pushup Central specifically to him, not that I recall.
And these did.
But anyway, the pushup.
The almighty Pushup that the Bozos diss, and the morons that think adding "weight upon weight to the bench press and "add oil!!!"" is what it's about diss and say its too simple because they can't do it, the pushup that turned Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson, Herschel Walker, the Gama, and countless others not mentioned here and not necessarily in that order into BRUTISH freaks of nature NOT TO BE TRIFLED WITH ...
Mr Handstand Pushup and Pullup Champ Papa can do many exercises, and does.
The hill - - and pull-ups are and will always remain dear to my HEART! (Charles the "friend", if you're reading the HEART part - take NOTE!).
But pushups . . .
I dont know why, but when I came out with Pushup Central I KNEW it was going to be a hit, and sure enough, it was.
"My best course" ever was what I thought (which is what a lot of folks have said about Animal Kingdom Workouts).
Pushup Central and it's 55 ways to do pushups . . .
Animal Kingdom Workouts has 68.
13 being the difference.
Yes, I know what they say about 13 being unlucky, but it's about belief, and much like seeing a magpie does NOT bring bad luck - - ah, but I digress!
I LOVE pushups - always have!
Maybe my subconscious never forgot the training montages in Ghayal I wrote about - starring no less than Sunny "Pa Ji" Deol, the Lion of Punjab (one of 'em, at any rate!).
He of the "2.5 kg hand".
Maybe it's good thing my computer crashed the first time, because I forgot to mention the first time - Sunny was reputed to have done 500 pushups daily in his prime while eating "butter from his farmhouse".
Much like the Gama's numbers, I've no way of knowing if this is true or reliable, but I would not be surprised to know it is!
Yours truly did them too at a certain point, even when "fat".
And that training montage in the 1990's blockbuster Ghayal makes it all worth it, so worth it!
It's 2 minutes - but that 2 minutes was seared into my subconscious forever.
OUr initial memories do make us!
(those we focus upon).
Sunny was in prison. He chopped wood all day long as the music BEAT AND PULSATED!
Raw, primal ENERGY!
At night, the rest of the convicts slept.
He did pushups!
Then they show him eating by himself. Alone.
Then he's doing pull-ups in the rain!
Any of this strike BELLS with anyone that's purchased "16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections" - - - I BET!
Ghayal 2 was a disaster in my opinion, but the first was a classic, and Sunny was real in both, which I appreciate - much respect!
Not like certain other idiots in Bollywood who do "what the situation or politicans demand".
Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt (and a few others) were and will always be THEMSELVES and REAL, and thats what it's all about.
But anyway, Sunny doing pushups, chest to the floor on each rep!
I remember myself picturing MYSELF doing them - replacing Sunny with me (when I was real young).
And that visual probably led to my Taekwondo teacher, a man known for solid criticism WHEN WARRANTED - and equal praise WHEN WARRANTED always praising me for my pushups which I enjoyed doing - unlike the other kids - and unlike my stretching, which was atrocious (I still remember him ignoring my pain as another kid pried my legs wide open!) - pushups always came naturally to me.
But anyway, the Taekwondo instructor I had knew when to praise, and didnt just criticize, which is KEY.
Anyway, thats enough of an eulogy on the book, hehe.
If you're not convinced by now to GRAB it - NOW - you never will be!
PS - Remember to grab Jump Rope Mania too while you're at it!
What I didn't mention in Shoulders like Boulders, and any of my other "shoulder" courses (or upper body, for that matter), is the emphasis on profound.
Its there in the 0 Excuses Fitness System in a direct maner, and indirect in most others (so I did mention it, - just not directly).
But there are few, my friend - FEW more profound positions than doing the handstand (not even getting into the pushup) - and then following it up with one of the positions I show you in Isometric and Flexibilty Training - a LEG POSE that most diss as being "too easy" or too simple to work.
These idiots don't know that the greatest of men did the simplest of things, and so it is with yours truly and what I ask YOU to do.
But anyway, I should have added the word "profound" onto the book on isometrics.
I didnt, but those positions, most of them are very profund.
The clarity of mind you get after a workout like these - stunningly enough some of the simplest and QUICKEST workouts (see the end of the book!) you can do is MIND BLOWING and AMAZING to say the least. Ideas flow. THINGS flow. Life flows.
It just - IS!
As it's meant to be, as you want to!
Now, anyway - back to the physical from the spiritual although both of them are very closely LINKED ...
I say in Pushup Central that the LEGS will get a super workout from doing pushups.
I keep repeating this over and over again through the book for good reason.
One, because it's true, and two, to get the nuts who believe "pushups are just an upper body" workout are IDIOTS.
I am NOT just talking "Hindu" pushups when I say working the legs while doing pushups by the way.
Those are great.
But the other styles of pushups mentioned, believe me, you won't need anything more for the legs after a hard, hard pushup workout!
And especially profound handstands, and the ADVANCED way in which I'm doing them now off the wall - they give you a SUPERLATIVE workout for the LEGS.
Truly like nothing I've ever felt before!
If you're interested in a course like this, do let me know. Profound handstands, or handstands that work th elegs, or FREESTANDING handstands.
Or a combo therein.
And I know you're interested in especially the last.
Anyway, give me a shout out (John, I know you're eagerly waiting for the book on training with the Gada, Jori etc - but patience my BROTHER - that will come soon too!).
And for now, make sure to pick up what is possibly my best book ever - right HERE.
It might be a rhetorical question, but it hits home doesnt it?
Especially for a lot of you gym goers out there that claim to bench the world, but can't hang on to the pull-up bar to save your life (quite literally).
But anyway, I posed this SAME question on another site, in a different manner.
That was about "attracting women" and the long line of Bozos standing around on street corners and massage parlors and such with dicklets in hand and what not because they "can't get none at home or wherever, or what not" .. and how I said you dont (on that list) necessarily need to DO any of that.
Basically, there are certain rules to attracting women (those you want) - and the same thing holds true for WOMEN - except women in general are more attudned to their inner selves and what needs to be done than most men who literally think with their little brains *heads*.
A certain someone comes to mind, hehe.
But it ain't about anyone in particular necessarily, but anyway, I posed the very real and RIGHT question.
More unsubscribes, and in droves.
And I welcome it.
If there is one thing I cannot stand more than the DO NOTHING's, it's the DO NOTHINGS that pitch up a hissy upon being told they are do nothings.
One guy wrote back to tell me "how he'd pay me if I introduced girls to him that would do what I wanted".
Last I checked I didnt operate a call girl service, and dont have any plans on doing so!
(And those inane messages I keep getting of "Sir, we have dating services". UGH. Don't want 'em...)
But anyway, exercise and back to it.
I mean, lets face it fella.
You DO want to do 'em.
And a lot of people secretly look at people that can do the thing - and then make the snarky comments about "how he has it good" and other bullshit, while igorning the facts that they are a) lard asses that cant do the thing and b) too cheap to fork out the bucks to learn HOW and c), and MOST IMPORTANTLY - when someone calls them out for it - it hits HOME, so they throw a fit.
Like a certain Charles did ... (not the customer obviously) ... for a post that didnt even have him in mind. Hehe. Tells you a ton about the nutjobs "secretly" following every little tidbit of what I say or write, but wont admit it.
Hey, what can I say.
All learn from the Master at it ...
And I've earned the right to call myself not just that - but a SUPER STUD at pull-ups, and I will.
And so should you (earn the right).
And we ALL know you WANT to.
BUt unfortunately, nothing comes without sacrifice, and nothing is free in life (not even pull-ups, hehe).
"Aint nothing free in life. Jake".
Anyway, enough on this. I'm out. BAck soon!
PS - Pick up the compilation on pull-ups HERE - -and get cracking, and write back once you get good at 'em. Like with Gautam and many others, I'll share your tales with the WROLD!
Yes, WROLD. Hehe.