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Tuesday, 20 April 2021 09:02

The hallmark of a SUPERB trainer!

For Shoulders like Boulders!, a customer left a review - a great one!

"An excellent book by a superb trainer/writer. If you're at all interested in bodyweight conditioning, you need to get your copy of this book"

That is a quote not quite verbatim, but from memory. 

And as I sit here, still dripping with sweat after brief workout #2 (Animal Kingdom Workouts leg special - in fact, I did 30% of one of the workouts from the book), I not only feel like an animal, but I'm GONE. 

I have nothing left!

For now, hehe. 

Until my bridging mini workout later. 

And I'm getting ideas galore for all my different projects I've got stacked up, ready to go as it were. 

And I'm sweating buckets. 

My legs feel like JELLY. Literally. 

And that is why I'm writing this to you. 

When I used to train my daughter, and indeed when I do (well, when I do it) NOW? 

She says the same thing!!

And she complains up a storm, hehe. 

Yes, I could sit here and tell you everything is perfect, especially given SHE is the STAR of Kiddie Fitness. 

But, it sometimes isn't. 

She needs to be pushed. 

YOU do too, my friend. 

I do too, and I do it daily!

The hallmark of a good trainer, in my NOT so humble opinion - and I'm RIGHT (how humble eh) is NOT what the lovely Jassy asks her trainer to do, and he does ,salivating while he's at it in the Jim. 

"Rub my shoulders after each set", she instructs. 

Which may work for Bozo Schofield and his "femdom" posse ... (though they're not really into femdom. They're into "topping from the bottom" and trolling, which is a completely DIFERENT Thing, hence the women RUN away from them as fast as .... well, the Jim from me!). 

Or me from chrome and fern. 

But anyway, thats the reality of modern day trainers most of whom don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. 

I once asked one of these dudes, a strongly built man, to drop and give me 50. 

NOW. 

(great question that - if I asked YOU - could you do it?) 

And note - I didnt just tell him to do it - I was going to do it WITH HIM. 

I'm not the sort of person that tells YOU To do something, and then wimps out myself. 

No sirreeeeeee.... 

The "Trainer" couldn't get past 10 proper pushups, and the extended arm pushups? 

Forget about it!

That, my friend, is the sad reality of the JIm Shim where they pander to clients, but don't get them fit and strong - and supremely HEALTHY. 

Yours truly doesnt. 

I dont pander to anyone. 

I PUSH people - to their limits, and beyond!

I go hard - brutal!

And I say it like it is. 

Most of this does the opposite of "endear me to everyone". 

So be it. 

And the results I give my clients, my friend, even the most grudging one of them - and even the crankiest ones of them . . . admit are out of this world. 

And that, my friend is that. 

Back soon!

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee

PS- To answer the question posed in the title? 

"It's when your clients are CURSING you throughout the workout, hehe, to make it EASIER, and you don't!

"And then praising you to the heavens after that!" 

Hehe. 

But it's true!

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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? 

Right. 

Thought so. 

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. 

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee

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! 

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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. 

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - Go HERE for more workouts that will FRY the fat off your body in ways you NEVER imagined possible. And - HERE too! 

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Handstands and handstand pushups are interesting. I’ll say that much!

I’ve spoken a lot and rightfully so about the MENTAL benefits of handstand workouts. How the increased blood flow to the brain helps in everything you do.

Co-ordination. Balance. Agility- and SPEED – yes, these help with speed too!

And digestion, of course. Those of you that suffer from IBS or bloat – watch out – once you get on these programs, you CAN wave BYE BYE to such problems forever.

But really, the isometric part of the handstand (holding for time, really pressing etc – everything I mention in the book on isometrics) is often times a lot tougher for people than it should be.

Especially when you do ‘em MY style – which is way different from how most teach it.

The “back to wall” is the “easy way out” - - believe me.

What I teach is the real deal.

And is how you do freestanding handstands, which is and should be the next progression.

Now, weak traps and wrists are one reason. 

But, and I discovered this when doing an especially tough isometric this afternoon.

(Handstand isometric).

The FEAR of falling sometimes trumps “perceived weaknesses”.

As the minute(s) ticked by, even I had those thoughts.

What if my traps give out.

What if I fall.

Nothing would happen, of course!

But the mind plays many a strange trick on us, and to get rid of this – two ways YOU can use -

One, do the pushup itself, and get back to the iso part ofit.

Focusing on the MOVEMENT will take your mind away from the what if’s ...

Two, do a handstand walkout as I advis ein Shoulders Like BOULDERS!

And three (I know I said two, hehe) - - focus on the CORE. REALLY straightening, stretching and strengthening.

The MENTAL side of these is way more important than anyone gives it credit for.

And on that note, I’m off for some jump rope workouts. Not for yours truly tho.

More on THAT later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Pick up the best and most advanced course out there on building them shoulders – Battle Tank Shoulders. Right HERE!

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Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:20

“Every time I do ‘em, it’s better!”

Or something of that nature said Charles Bronson, apparently “THE” or one of the , at any rate deadliest prisoners in the UK.

I’m not going to get into what he was originally put in for, or whether or not he’s a “Reformed character” now. Thats for another day (but quite frankly I could care less either way – this is about FITNESS).

And Bronson’s a PRIME example of a truly fit, strong and rugged individual, or at least so he was when he wrote “Solitary Fitness”.

Now, the book (a friend lent it to me) wasn’t really as advaned as Id have expected.

But from a man that can reportedly “do 1700 odd press ups in an hour”, for one and knock out press -ups with “two men on his back” – amongt other mind boggling feats if the reports are to be believed, well, as I said in an email or so prior to this.

SIMPLE AND BARE BONES IS USUALLY – and often times – the very BEST !

And Bronson had this to say about “hand stand press ups” (one of his favorite exercises apparently, and I d o NOT blame him one damned bit either!) 

“I love these! Every time I do ‘em, the workout is better!”

The quote isn’t verbatim, but I believe he did say that.

As probably did Herschel Walker every time he undertook a workout (before it).

As probably did Tyson.

Anyone’s that has ever done anything of NOTE in life, or fitness wise, or anything really.

You keep improving, bro.

I dont care if you add half a rep to your “10 rep pull-ups” per set for instance 

Or even if you hang on for a little bit longer.

Key is improvement in some way, shape or form.

And if you ain’t improving, you ain’t doing it right bro.

Same thing holds true for cardio – or strength training – or a combo of the two if you’re doing it right (and if you are, combo is what it’s after).

Life goes one way, bro – or two.

Either UP or DOWN. No in between’s – and thats what I gotta tell you for now!

Back soon, I’m sure.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Learn the KEYS that will take you to SUPER STUD level at pull-upskeys that will BLOW your mind and exercises you’d never DREAM of in your LIFE, let alone DO – right here – Pull-ups – from STUD to SUPER STUD within a matter of WEEKS!

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Saturday, 12 December 2020 10:26

And now, the inner forearms!

A field day for you GRIP fanatics out there. Including yours truly, the bonafide leader of the pack in that regard I’d say, hehe, though I’m waiting to be toppled from the post! ;)

But really, I spoke about outer forearms and the SWELL you feel (not pump! This is real training!) when you train them right along the outside.

Talk size – strength -e verything!

And now, in tandem with that, as I finish that workout which I interrupted mid way to write to you (and yes this one has been interrupted too!) ...the res tof the forearms.

This one includes THICK gripz – those foam like handles you often see on doorway chinning bars.

They seem simple, but are nothing of the nature. Anything but I was gonna say!

And I have NOT covered those as yet in my courses. Pretty much because you dont need ‘em, but if you have ‘em, they make a very welcome addition indeed to your grip arsenal and indeed pull-up arsenal.

And it’s this.

HANG for time.

Really squeeze those suckers!

I know I mention all this in thick bar work etc in the book.

But these grips work you differently.

You’ll feel the FINGERS really working hard as opposed to the thumb, whereas thick bar works distributes the load evenly.

Which is better?

NEITHER!

I do BOTH, and so should you, but if you had to choose one, the latter.

But if you HAVE thick grips – well – use them!

And pop off handstand pushups post all this.

And stationery handstands, walks, and the works.

Thats the end of the workout then – write back – tell me how you feel afterwards!!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Off to finish now!

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You on this list, and indeed those of you that have bought my books etc are no doubt aware of my liking for the CLOSE grip pushup – and all it's many variants.

That being, to bring the hands in close together while doing pushups – or the “elbows in” boxer style pushup as I like to call it.

I dont know why, but every time I say pushups, people think this means either with arms at shoulder width, or slightly wider than that.

And I have to say this.

If THAT style is all you're (primarily) doing for that type of pushup (and there are many!) then you're not only doing yourself and your strength training a disservice, but the mighty pushup as well!

Believe me, the elbows in variant is so much better than the regular version that I could probably write a mini -manual on that alone!

And while the regular version(s) are fine to start off with I don't recommend you “stay” there.

(Of course, it's still better than benching or doing nothing, but hey ... )

Anyway, in came a question from a subscriber a while ago that I completely forgot to address here.

“Rahul,

What are your thoughts on close grip handstand pushups? Would you say they work the body and the shoulders, specifically, more intesely than the regular version?”

There was more. He had another question which I believe I did address ...

... But back to this one, and it's a good question actually 

I don't really advocate the close grip version of the handsand pushup my friend – for two reasons primarily.

One, BALANCE and reducing unneeded stress and strain on the wrist (and indeed, by extension) the elbows are parmount when doing any upper body exercise, and all the more so for intense workouts such as what handstand pushups lend themselves to.

And believe me on this one – no matter how much of an expert you are or will get to be at these, the closer you get, the more “unbalanced” you'll start to get.

Handstands and handstand pushups are meant to work the MAJOR big muscles of your upper body and the forearms. And the core, of course. And lower back.

But again, upper body wise – that means traps, shoulders and LATS (is it any surprise that I've always mentioned handstand pushups as one of the keys to getting better at pull-ups, and why the two together make an unbeatable workout combo?) . . .

And the closer you get with your hands when upside down, the more strain goes AWAY from said muscles.

Not good, and not what you want.

And as for “diamond” style handstand pushups?

Well, you could try – but again – I believe the variants I give you in Shoulders like Boulders, combined with the pulling variants in Battletank Shoulders are ALL you need for your entire life in that regard my friend.

As for pull-ups, well, you're already well aware of my views on the close grip pull-up – and why 

One of the best ever movements! Enough said, hehe.

Anyway, these and MANY other “faq's” make their way to me pretty frequently my friend, and sometimes I forget to address them in these emails.

And that is why I did up the “faq” on handstand pushups – and PULL-ups.

25 in each book, I believe – or mini book I should say, and if you're ordering off the 0 Excuses site, well, they're yours FREE with the purchase of the other books.

But if you're ordering off Amazon etc, well, it's a seperate order.

I don't believe I've gotten around to putting them anywhere else, unlike my other books, and I probably won't either. Hehe.

Well, my friend – thats it for now. Have at!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Pick up the best course on pushups right here – Pushup Central. My fingers grow weary of typing it, but I'll do so anyway – I nigh on challenge you to find one better than THIS! ;)

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Monday, 26 October 2020 13:23

Handstand pushups and the LOWER BACK!

 Well, well, well.

Holy Mary as they say.

Holy Moly as came to my mind, hehe.

I realize dthat although I mentioned “lower” back in the last email, I completely forgot to mention anything at all about lower back and anything related in that email!!

Being I already sent it out, here goes in THIS email.

And I will keep the heading short lest I forget again!

So lower back, yes. And muscle memory.

We got into muscle memory in the last post, eh.

But as far as the lower back is concerned, it's a weak, weak area for MANY people - most notably the pumpers and toners at the gym, but also those that “focus mostly on pounding the pavement” - or for those for whom “the bench press is where it's at” - or thos ethat do heavy deadlifts regularly, and so forth.

That deadlift, by the way is responsible for causing more lower back pain in the gym than most other exercises my friend. Because most people just don't do it right, and even if they do, it's a completely unnatural movement the way it's taught and done.

I mean, think about it.

How often do you pick up an object with a grip like that, not to mention “conveniently” shaped like a barbell off the ground in daily life and grunt your way through for reps?

IF it were a beer barrel you were “cleaning”, I'd get it ...

But anyway, point of this.

I've made NO Secret of the fact that the bridge is the best exercise by far both lower back and core strength, and getting rid of lower back and NECK pain quick.

There is a real good reason wrestlers (real ones, not the WWE 'roid monsters) and boxers for one do these all the time, not to mention strongmen (again, real ones) of yore did 'em all the time.

Because the exercise and the way it stretches the entire body is beyond comparison, and the neck and lower back benefits immensely from the bridge and all it's variations.

And being lower back pain is not just “endemic” to most people, but a “pandemic” of sorts I thought I'd say it. Bridging is a course unto itself, but for now, the variations I teach you in 0 Excuses Fitness (from rank beginner no less) are enough to focus upon (and indeed if yiou do it right, it's all you need your entire LIFE).

And handstand pushups are anothe rgreat one for the lower back, though you wouldn't think so would you?

Just like you wouldn't think or believe it's a super, super GRIP exercise until you actually do them and feel them forearms BURNING (and we're not even getting into fingertip handstand pushups, or one handed ones. Hoo boyyyyy!).

And why are handstand pushups so effective at not just building up the entire core and lower back but BANISHING back pain forever?

Well, think about it.

Most niggles and pains are due to weak ligaments and tendons (connective tissues too) - - NOT so much the muscles.

One of the main reasons Hindu squats are so damned effective and a great workout is that they focus on the inside, not the show thigh muscles. They build up the tendons and ligaments from the inside out from whence on the sky, my friend, is literally the limit.

It don't work quite as well the other way around!

Same thing for handstand pushups. In fact just HOLDING yourself in that position, and hell, even getting into it for you overweight folks will noot only get you huffing and puffing nigh quick, but will build overall strength like NOTHING else can.

Not to mention the balance required works the heck out of the tendons etc as well.

Second (or third), another reason for lower back pain is too much fat on the lower abs.

Or “digestive issues”.

Or, “the infamous “bloat”” and let me tell yo uone thing right now.

When you're in an upside down position, all of this and then some disappears QUICK.

Even if you just work on the position for a few seconds.

Thats all it takes for the magic to start working.

And your stomach muscles naturally pull that flabby belly in, and the INTERNAL stomach muscles naturally contract and you'll feel a stretch-cum-contraction all across the lower back in a horizontal manner.

Like someone was “strengthening” the muscle as you did it, literally!

And I felt it today.

Last, but not least, any good core exercise means an AWESOME lower back exercise.

Goes true for leg raises. Holds true for the “vacum” I explain in Corrugated Core. And any other similar exercise.

And that, my friend is that for now. Give these a whirl, and I promise you'll never “go back”!

Best,

Rahul mookerjee

PS – Here is where you can learn how to do handstand pushups the RIGHT way – the way that gets results – real RESULTS – Shoulders like Boulders.

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So, it’s been an interesting day.

Wacko Glyn (remember, I wrote about him) has apparently been foaming at the mouth about something or the other and is getting his knickers in a twist that I blocked him on social media.

Along with a few other bozos.

And of course, his enablers seem to be at it, but this post isn’t about that. We’ll address that later!

For now, lets look at what Charlene, a reader from (apparently) South Africa had to say to me –

Im pretty sure I would break something if I try any of these but I do advocate strength training:) Glad you arent as clumsy as I am...hope one day I can at least achieve one handstand pushup. Good read!

(This was w.r.t my emails on handstand pushups a while back).

And then, to a recent post about hill sprints and pull-ups - -

Ah, Pushups are my nemesis! Can't even do one properly without my hubby helping me up however my hubby swears by pushups but I don't think he knows about the hill sprints before the actual pushup workout. Thank you, will def let him know or better yet, I will let him read your article:)

(now, I did write the article about doing pull-ups, but hey, pushups work as well . . . )

My responses were as follows:

Get good at regular pushups first, Charlene before moving to these. I'm a pretty clumsy guy btw, so if I can do it - anyone! Hehe. Coming from one whose wife once called him Mr Handstand pushup, hehe. Maybe I'll do a post about that soon!

And to the second . . .

Haha, keep trying Charlene! You'll get there - we all gotta start SOMEPLACE! ;-) And yes - the more you get in shape with hill sprints (but start out SLOW!) - the easier them pushups and pullups get!

Now ,key lessons and takeaways from all this (minus the wacko Schofield part , of course!) –

That one, you don’t necessarily need to be a trapeze artist or a hand balancing expert to do any of what I recommend, and even the handstand pushups.

Lots of people have asked me why I don’t include something on FREESTANDING handstand pushups in my books.

Well, I could – but Idon’t for the same reason I haven’t put out a book on doing one armed work as yet.

Because, for the vast majority of people, the BASIC stuff is what they a) need to get good at first, and b) they don’t necessarily even need anything beyond that.

Believe me, the stuff I teach you in 0 Excuses Fitness and my other BASIC courses are enough to kick even seasoned trainees in the can the first few times they try it, and enough to give you a workout that will kick your BOOTY for the rest of your life, my friend.

Big time.

And if you don’t believe me, well, just TRY some of the stuff first.

But if you really want to go advanced (and even basic handstand pushups are advanced) ?

Well, that’s why I teach you how to do ‘em against the wall, and that’s why I teach you how to do it in a completely different manner than what most of the “experts” recommend!

And second, you gotta start someplace, and with a lot of ladies, pushups are best done on your knees when you first start.

And YES, ladies, you CAN do pushups, and YES, YES, YES, you can do pull-ups – and the latter better than guys in many cases!

I ain’t kidding you my friend. I’ve seen several examples of women that you wouldn’t necessarily consider bionic pump out pull-ups like no tomorrow while the gym bros gawk on in amazement (And the wackos stare and pull their you know what’s).

Hehe.

Believe me – you ladies can do bodyweight stuff out there just as well as guys can, and while pushups may be a bit of an exception to that general rule, you sure CAN do ‘em!

I’ll have more on this in future.

For now, let me end by saying that yours truly was and has often been labeled “Clums” (that’s right, without the “y”) because . . . well, he can be incredibly clumsy at times!

And if he can do handstand pushups, well, so can you – if you work up to it!

And that’s that for now. Back again with more sizzlers – yee haa!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – HERE is the ONE DEFINITIVE course on handstand pushups that will get you from “clumsy zero” status to repping them out like there is NO tomorrow – Shoulders like Boulders.

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Sunday, 30 August 2020 08:08

On being “Mr. Handstand pushup” and more!

I had an idea recently in the shower, and just had to write to you about it.

Not the idea itself, but the “concept” behind it.

And my idea was getting my daughter to do supported handstands while I hold her ankles, and have her walk around in that position.

That’s a FANTASTIC exercise by the way, and the only reason it ain’t included in either Battletank Shoulders or Shoulders like Boulders is because you pretty much need someone to hold on to your legs for that, unless you’re at elite status and can do it on your own.

(And you can, if you work up to it, but most of YOU reading the books wouldn’t be able to at the start, and therefore . . . ?).

Now, that reminded me of a dinner (lunch, actually) I was having with a couple of students of mine once a few years ago.

I gobbled up my food, while they kept picking at it for a while.

And Carol (remember her??) told me a couple of days later about this once.

“You’re Mr. Fast”, she giggled. “You do everything fast!”

“Talk fast, type fast, read fast, EAT fast” (for background, she was an English student first, and fitness student later, so . . . )

(Talk about killing two “birds” with one stone, pun NOT intended) . . .

Anyway, we gave her a nickname as well.

And I’ve been called worse things of course! ?

And there are worse things TO BE than be this way, and as I recently told my daughter.

“Honey, you should be a speed demon at most things!”

Anyway, my wife a couple of years ago saw me doing handstand pushups.

And that night in bed with my daughter they were discussing a name for me.

And while my daughter came up with several hilarious names, my wife hit the nail on the head when she said “nah”.

“He’s Mr. Handstand pushup!”

And so I am my friend.

So I am, and there are WORSE things to be! ?

Has there ever been a name YOU were called and that just “stuck”?

Write back – and let me know!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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