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I just saw a video I HAD to share with you guys.
I don’t normally watch videos in the first place, but this one was special.
The headline itself was special.
A 70 kg (yea, thats right – 70!) arm wrestler beat a veritable GIANT – and one of the world’s strongest bodybuilders Larry Wheels in a MATCH.
A 5 round match.
Rahul Panicker from Kochi was the arm wrestler who did it.
And while he looks FIT and hardly a midget as described in the headline, next to the gigantic Larry Wheels and the even more gigantic bloated muscles ??
It is indeed David VS Goliath, and then some!
The small dude lost the first two rounds, but he’s just getting warmed up it seems. Hehe.
And the match took place in “Jim Shim” of all places with boobybuilders with rippling muscles looking on.
Round 3, 4 and 5 went to “Rahul”.
And as he walked away from the table smiling, I can’t help but LAUGH.
At all the people who say “size is really what matters”.
Or, “I could pick you up and throw you through the window”.
My former friend Charles comes to mind, hehe.
Can’t do a pull-up despite years of trying, finds every opportunity to criticize me for saying what I do the way I do, supports Bozo Schofield and his racist antic, and so forth ...
... and of course, says “he’s a big guy” when he’s actually FAT.
He’s bigger than me, sure.
But his grip is about 10 times weaker despite the deadlifts he supposedly does.
Now, this isn’t a rant against him or fat guys.
But the point begets.
It ain’t about size, or size of the dog my friend.
It’s about the size of the FIGHT in the dog!
I still remember an incident in college, where a person named Bruce asked me if I Could arm wrestle him.
“Um, I don’t know”, I said. I was skinny and had a weak ass grip at that point, and Bruce laughed.
“Nah. You do pushups and you could probably beat me!”
And at that point, we never arm wrestled, but knowing his grip strength back then, built from a lifetime of working on cars?
He could probably have beat my ass at arm wrestling despite being even skinnier than I was.
His roommate Vincent was one of the gym gorillas, agood friend, and the same person who once told me that “you can’t be the strongest in the gym” when “Bimbo instructor” in physical education102 or some such BS was trying to get me on the machines and all “pumped and toned” and I threw a hissy (rightfully so).
But he had a weak grip, and I remember beating him at arm wrestling often.
But anyway, back to the video.
I see Larry Wheels’s biceps PEAK.
I see the peak of his biceps RIPPLE and RIPPLE MORE!
As he tries to defeat the much smaller guy.
Who then pulls his arm to the “floor” as it were.
And that, my friend, is all the proof you need in terms of real strength NOT being related to size (in case you needed any more, that is!).
And I don’t know what sort of training Rahul does.
Not yours truly.
But I bet the MAN from Kochi does pushups and pull-ups amongst other things ...
Anyway, thats the David VS goliath story for now.
And to get a grip as strong as Rahuls, or perhaps MORE – if you do the thing – here are the two courses that will do it.
Have at (Oh, and the book on tips is there too in case you so choose!).
PS – Be sure and pick up the best compilation on pull-ups right here.
PS – I was around 65kg when my wife said I was “too skinny and weak”. And people IN THE KNOW said I was in great shape (from following the 0 Excuses Fitness System).
Who was right? YOU decide!
When Bozo Scofield sent me that long, rambling rant (about 10 of them from what I recall, or perhaps 15) a while ago, one of the comments he wrote was this.
Mad max comment to be sure …
“There is no way to prove you’ve sold X amount of books! Actually, I take that back. I bought one for my girlfriend and she hated it. (I think he said “didn’t like”, but I’m adding spice on, hehe) Please get a gorilla grip, Rahul and stop writing about me else I’ll “
… and the rest of it descended into such pure insanity that I had to shake my head and marvel.
At the insanity of his entire rant which bounced from one of the email to the other like space in his admittedly “empty” head (he doesn’t seem to have that thing we humans call a brain, or at least not that I know of).
Now, this isn’t about gorilla grips or non-existent girlfriend. (actually, it IS about the former. But we’ll get to that in a second).
First, why would I WANT to prove I sold X number of books?
Second, why would I care either way?
And third, the “2 followers” chant that this Bozo keeps referring to is actually something I sometimes wish I had (or 20, perhaps) as opposed to the 10 K or so people following me currently.
And growing, from what I can tell.
Well, I’ll reserve that bit for a marketing related email.
But let me just say that sometimes less is indeed more, and how!
And anyway, on to the main topic for today.
What is the ONE thing that really caused my grip to skyrocket beyond insane levels?
So much so that “mere mortals” ( I know, I know, but bear with me) shy away from gripping my hand and routinely call me out on my grip (in a good way)?
Well, it’s something that is revealed in Pull-ups from Dud to STUD within a matter of weeks. And to be kind and fair (not really, hehe), I put in the advanced book as well.
And no, I’m not going to reveal it for free in this email.
Despite the chorus of chants I’m sure to hear (I know, how dare I!!!) about “not providing value” or the righteous lot getting ticked off at “my fitness information not being helpful at all, since I say just do it!”
More fuel to the fire.
This secret is NOT any of the following:
Doing a different type of pull-up. OR chin-up (which I don’t recommend). Or a combo therein.
It ain’t about flexing the intergalactic part of the inner forearm and doing endless curls that way with the pinkly ‘slightly more curled’ until your wrist falls off.
It ain’t about volume.
It ain’t about sets or reps.
It ain’t about mindless bozo like “workouts that last hours”.
It ain’t about pumping, toning, puffing, buffing, preening and posing.
About using thick bars (though that’s a great tip by itself right there).
It IS this tho –
Something that everyone can do.
If you can do pull-ups, or even try, you can do it.
If you can hang on to a chinning bar, you can do it.
IF you have fingers, youc an do it (no, it’s not about how many fingers etc).
And here’s something it WILL Do –
It WILL SKYROCKET YOUR gains in ALL Exercises (upper body) through the ROOF. And your pull-up numbers too.
Not to mention give you that numbing, “kung fu” like grip I mention so often in Gorilla Grip.
And guess what you don’t have to be a Bozo, or Bozo Scofield, or his brother, or mother, or girlfriend to get it. Or anything related.
You just have to be dead on SERIOUS about grip strength my friend and getting down to brass tacks, and HOW.
HERE is where you can grab the entire compilation my friend. Do so now – truly worth it!
PS – And if you want to get better at pull-ups (and let’s face it, boys, boyo, brah, bruh, bro and everyone in between or not, we ALL Do) – HERE is the course that will get you from “dud” to STUD level very soon indeed (if you stop being lazy and just do what is required ie mentioned in the course) - - https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-from-dud-to-stud-within-a-matter-of-weeks/
PS #2 – There is yet ANOTHER secret I mention in the first book, but NOT the second (As far as I can recall). See if you can find it. It’s something I talk about quite a bit here! ?
This is something I’ve been meaning to write about for a long, long time but haven’t for whatever reason.
Once I was having a conversation with my friend from the Marines (an ex Marine, the same dude I’ve written about so often).
And we were talking pull-ups, and the right way to do ‘em.
And I think we ended up getting into a bit of a discussion about form and kipping, which apparently my friend said was OK to do to get your numbers have (if you have to!).
I disagreed. As I always HAVE Done, for reasons I’ve been pointing out a lot as of late.
And while that was the discussion, we ended with this.
“Rahul, the way you do ‘em is the RIGHT way” my friend said.
“But in the military, we do pull-ups in many different ways! You don’t always get a pull-up bar to perform that sort of movement, often under duress, in real life . . . “
I added the part about duress, but the rest of the quote is pretty much what he said.
Now, he’s spot on.
Pull-ups are a functionally effective exercise if there ever was one, and there are just so many different ways to do ‘em.
Ways that could well save your life even if you’re not in a war . . . or save OTHER lives with the brute strength it builds and the capacity to perform physically at higher levels for a much longer period of time.
This morning, there was a heavy ass plant at the house I moved.
I mean BIG and heavy.
And I pulled it like nothing - - like it wasn’t even heavy to start with (most men would struggle to budge it).
Most “modern day men “ that is.
And I don’t care if you’re doing pull-ups to build that sort of brute strength, or simply to be more functional and STRONGER in your daily movements (believe me, when you can move couches up and down stairs on your lonesome, it not only makes you feel good, but has a very practical aspect to it!).
Or, if you do what Sig Klein did during a fire which was to climb down a drain pipe with one hand, a lady in danger nestled in the other . . . while the entire damned building was on fire.
Now THAT is strength. Useful strength!
So back to uneven surfaces.
There are MANY ways to do pull-ups, my friend, and I’ve found that doing ‘em on uneven surfaces not only makes the exercise far more difficult, but also more interesting.
And more advanced.
Believe me, there is a reason I put out a TON of new pull-up movements in “Pull-ups - - from STUD to SUPER STUD within weeks” (my advanced course on pull-ups) and I would not be lying to tell you that most of these movements are anything but mainstream, and certainly anything but EASY (and usually way, way too ignored!).
That’s the advanced course, of course.
But what good is that gonna do YOU, you ask, if you can barely hang on to the bar, let alone even start to execute a proper pull-up?
Well, take heart for one. Tons of “men” are in your position, and that’s why I created the BASIC course on pull-ups – Pull-ups from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS!
Definitely one you must grab, so do so NOW my friend, and once you’re done with THAT, and getting better at pull-ups, grab the advanced course.
Functional strength that can save your life one day, and definitely make the one you’re living a heck of a lot more convenient. Can’t and doesn’t get better than that does it mi amigo?
Hey, that should have been the title of the post!
That’s what I thought too!
PS – I’ve been doing my pull-ups (some of ‘em) on a massive thick IRON monkey bar set out in the park, which is NOT even. It’s triangular, and doing “walks” up that sucker is something to be honest, not to mention the monkey bar work which is tough enough as it is, but doing them this way is not only more functional and productive, but also adds a whole new DIMENSION to things!
PS #2 – That above tip right there is worth it’s weight in GOLD, as are all the tips I put out in Gorilla Grip. Truly the definitive course in terms of developing that cast iron kung fu like grip, and to be honest, that can only HELP you while doing pull-ups!! ?