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The great Bruce Lee once made a comment about MASTERY, my friend - and practice, daily practice, loads of it, which ties into mastery. 

"I fear not the man who does 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who does ONE kick 10,000 times". 

Now, what did Lee mean by this. 

The answer should be obvious if you're reading between the lines i.e he was referring to "mastering a skill". 

Along with that, what remains unsaid is this - ONCE you master something (although Lee would be the first to tell you never really, despite how much you might think you know about something or some skill - master anything - you keep learning your whole life!) - you cannot just sit easy and "rest on your laurels". 

"Success is a fickle bird, if you pause to rest on your laurels, it flies away to go to another - plenty more waiting to take your place!" 

I keep having to remind my daughter of this, whose English is admittedly far better than her peers - but she's falling behind when it comes to the REAL deal, pretty much because COMPLACENCE sometimes takes over. 

We constantly get her to read new books - more advanced words - and new phrases, figures of speech etc - that she may or may not have in her current environment, but she NEEDS. 

Thats how I did it - albeit on my lonesome when I was young. 

And thats how she must too (in all regards). 

Everyone has to. 

Back to Lee - the man who is a legend bar none, and in terms of fitness, a true fitness freak - and fit like no'one's business. 

A man who could .. 

According to the available data, Bruce Lee could do around 1500 push ups with both hands in one go, 400 on one hand, 200 on two fingers and 100 on one thumb.

Now, thats some going, I'd say. 

And if Bruce Lee was a huge, huge proponent of the Hindu pushups and fingertip pushups that I myself cannot rate highly enough - that the Great Gama of India swore by - then there must be something to them, no? 

A man like Lee, I dont know about you, but I'd stop and listen - very hard - to what he says about training. 

Even if you're not a martial artist, even if you dont fight for a living, even if you all you want is to get into decent shape - Bruce Lee is a role model for almost anyone given the right situation. 

And pushups, my friend, along with jumping rope and some other movements in the 0 Excues Fitness System - or all, actually - formed the bedrock of Lee's system. 

Take to heart what I say about MASTERY in that book; I dedicate an entire chapter to it. 

Take to heart also, the exercises I teach you in both Jump Rope Mania! - and Pushup Central - because they (and the workouts in them) are modeled on what the GREATS did, and what the greats of today do. 

And if you're looking to get in great shape, you simply must get both those courses too - period. They make for an unbeatable combination, my friend. 

Get them now, and join the pantheon of the superhumans and greats TODAY. 


Rahul Mookerjee

PS - That little thingI keep telling ya about doing something everyday - I'd say Bruce Lee agreed, and then some!

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