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Some of the best books, my friend, just "happen".
Despite a few customers asking me for a while about a book on isometrics last year, I thought - honestly - seriously - it would be the last thing I ever wrote.
I mean, me, with all the "movement" I do - and isometrics?
But one night, something CLICKED.
Amidst all the movement I did, I paused - hit rewind - and saw HOW I did all of it.
I looked at the stretches NO-ONE does these days. I looked at How I did those - how I breathed while doing 'em - most importantly what I thought both before - and after - and during doing 'em.
And how I felt, better than a massage almost (done by GIRLS, hehe).
I still remember going to a massage three years ago though done by a middle aged man.
My wife shrieked.
"By a man!!!!"
"How the hell did you even... "
But it wasn't the oil massage she had told me to get (she was right. Hehe. That I got later!).
It was a MEDICINAL massage.
WITH clothes on.
ANd the way I felt, like a billion bucks from pressing and squeezing - his, of course.
The way he cracked my joints was like nothing else, yet, as he did, I recalled I'd been doing a lot of the same stuff myself, and anyway, isometrics?
The Gama used them.
Way simpler techniques that taught in the book, and along with other things, specifically, Luimberjack "Lodestone" Fitness - and the 0 Excuses Fitness System - look at the results it brought him - and me.
Naturally, the Bozos will think I'm equating myself to the Gama.
I ain't either.
he's the greatest!
I'm simply the Stella Artois of Bodyweight Culture, par excellence - and I wasn't even the one that said that. Hehe.
But anyway ... remember that foot injury I wrote to you about?
Climbing and runing up and down hills galore - hence, I teach you HOW to do it right (no, it is NOT - I repeat - NOT - "just walking or running!") in Advanced Hill Training.
It got so wierd at a time I had a golf sized lump on the front of my foot.
Oddly, unlike my swollen foot years ago which made me scream in pain when I TOUCHED it (the whole foot was swollen big time) - you could squeeze or pummel away at this lump - I wouldn't feel a thing.
Always extremes, yours truly.
Life, fitness, everything.
So it shall REMAIN.
But that lump never went away, and kept re-appearing when I did Jump rope workouts for one.
Yet, one of the stretches I teach you in Isometric and Flexibility Training, for one ... the "heels to butt" stretch which a lot of people cannot even do - stage one, that is - stage two will be in Volume TWO - another super stretch and strenghtener ...
It cured it.
Nothing doing, just a few minutes of sitting in that pose, then the patented Rahul Mookerjee squat, and calf stretches ...
Just like that!
Trust me, these exercises can strengthen weak links like never before - but they can also heal EXISTING injuries faster than almost anything else you've ever done!
Along with the books above, remember to get your mitts on the book on isometrics too - truly another "Special one" "in the flow" !
Thank me later if you so choose, hehe. Entirely up to you!
But DO BENEFIT yourself!
One of my favorite overall body stretches, if not THE most used and favorite one (along with the downward dog position in the Hindu Pushup and the "patented Rahul Mookerjee" squat) in Isometric anf Flexibility Training is also one I use throughout the day.
I use it when I'm tired - and feeling great.
I use it when I'm low on energy - and when I need to stretch.
I use it before - and after working out.
I use it to warm up - to cool down - and in between.
Most of all, to stretch - basically, I use it ... all the time!
What is it, you ask?
Well, it's a stretch done on one leg that stretches the butt and hamstrings (by extension the hips) - beyond belief.
As your joints "lock" into place as they were supposed to be once again, you literally feel things start to :flow" again.
This feeling is difficult to explain in writing alone, but those that have done it, and especially those of you with tight hamstrings will understand!
I've always had tight hamstrings (perhaps from an overreliance on "studies" and none on sports growing up except swimming, and swimming is great, but the calves and hamstrings need to be stretched a lot, and differently from how they're used in swimming alone!).
And it feels great every time I do it.
It also feels ... noisy!
Like literally, bones knocking into place but without the "grinding on top of each other" that happens when you're injured.
Like, muscles and ligaments knotting back into joints ...
Like, tendons stretching OUT - and the tension cracking out - kinda like when you crack your knuckles!
With that in mind, a reader from the U.K. Amy asked me this the other day.
(there were a few questions on 0 Excuses Fitness that I won't get into here, but the last bit was...)
My limbs seem to be make a lot of noise when I bend down in the squatting position, and especally when I stretch and move about like you told me to.
(she's a personal coaching customer)
Is this something to be worried about?
Long answer short, in case you didnt get it by now - - no!
In SOME cases, if it's excessive, you might want to check and see if you're doing something wrong .
But in most cases, the clicking, clacking, locking back into place and stuff - it all happens because things are realigning inside.
Because ligaments and tendons are getting stronger - both when you train and stretch.
This morning, when I woke up, I rested my weight on one arm unconsciously.
And ... POP!
My entire neck / shoulder region popped.
It felt loud as heck to me, even amidst the air con running ...
But it felt great too without trying!
Ditto for when I squat down occasionally, or do other stretches ...
Anyway, this sounds like a simple enough thing.
But believe it or not, many people have asked, so I'll address it now.
I just did.
And I'll be back soon!
PS - Truly the missing link that connects everything else I've written in my other books is the book on isometrics. Pick up your copy NOW.
Do me a favor, my friend.
Take a pen and piece of paper right now.
I'd prefer you WRITE, but if you want to use the computer, so be it (but please, no dumbphones).
If you're one of the guys that requested me for the course on isometrics too - YES - this applies to YOU TOO!
(You know who you are!)
Hidden strongman secrets.
The keys to improving your "rep counts".
Improving the flexibility levels you already have.
How and why the Great Gama, Alexander Zass, Bruce Lee etc trained, and WHY . . .
And so forth.
.. . .. ...
Any others I have missed?
Write back - and let me know, but those are the most common things, and yet, what is it that most people MISS?
You might, if you're smart and a DOER write back and say "Hey, Rahul, they help HEAL from injuries too if you do 'em right!"
I'd clap you on the back and say "Right-o!"
I'd ask you the same damn question AGAIN.
The secret, my friend - that no-one talks about and/or MISSES?
Well, it's right there under your very nose.
And it's there on the Isometric and Flexibility Training page, in the second line I think. Or perhaps third. No more than that!
It's the ... "F" word.
No, not the F word the Bozo Schofield so loves.
It's the FEE ... word.
No, not the feet the Bozo so loves either.
It's the FEEL ... word.
No, not the feel the Bozos so loves . Ugh.
It's the ...
... way these workouts and exercises make you ...
Let's face it, bro.
Why do most people workout beyond the obvious (gain muscle, lose fat etc)?
To - FEEL GOOD!
And if you got an exercise program that made you FEEL like a Billion Bucks - I've often written about how I'll take isometrics over SEX anyday, hehe - about how these workouts make you feel like you've got those oh soo skilled Chinese massueses rubbing knots out of your shoulders, and how even with hanky panky on offer, youre inclined to do nothing but sip beer, gaze into space - and RELAX!?
Would you not jump at it?
And that, my friend, is really what YOU want.
And is really the core of why I wrote this great book, in addition to all the other great benefits (and dont get me wrong - those are damn important too - but feeling?)
Nothins beats FEELING, bro.
Feeling is how we navigate through life - fitness - anything.
You feel goo d-like a billion bucks - you ATTRACT the like into YOUR life.
You get into FLOW.
You get and become more spiritual (the Mighty Atom is a perfect example of a super strong person who was ultra and uber spiritual too).
THIS, my friend is the KEY people miss!
And this, my friend, is what it's ALL about.
Jump on the program NOW, and see what the fuss is all about.
PS - Again, here is the link. Given the demand, I might be jacking the price up on this too (for obvious reasons) - so grab this NOW while its at the price it is NOW.
I wrote the book on isometric training a few months ago.
And while I did that, I noticed something strange - that a lot of the exercises that you do when doing isometrics are also great in terms of flexibility training.
They aren't just great - they are NEEDED - and they perform both functions (especially some of the isometrics I show up w.r.t the LEGS and hamstrings).
Trust me, this is one HUGE missing link in most people's training, even those that train "exclusively bodyweight".
You've got guys out there for instance, that can bang out 50 pull-ups in perfect form easy peasy.
They can hike hills all day.
Perhaps wrestle for hours a day.
But amidst all this hardcore stuff, they forgot the "yang".
And not necessarily willingly so. Hey, I know. I've been there too.
The yin and yang basically, and the gentle and FLEXIBLE soothes the effects from the HARD and brutal, while the latter complements the fomer too.
Truly a symbiotic relationship, my friend.
And I'm amazed I had not written a book on isometrics before my great customer (one of them - the numbers are LEGION!) prompted me to do the book on isometrics (I believe it was him).
He made other requests too which are all in various stages of completion as we speak.
Lots to do and I'm loving it!
But really - isometrics were used by EVERY great strongman of yore, and there is a reason behind this (as I say on the sales page).
And ANOTHER GREAT customer of mine from the UK, John, just got this very book (in paperback format) - and said the following (bear the above in mind while reading what THIS man had to say) -
THE MISSING LINK!
Of all the excellent training information that you've written about in your superb training books I truly believe that the information in this latest book is the missing link that ties all the other books together.
It is no exaggeration that this book is a must read for anyone who wishes for their body to function as an integrated unit and not just a collection of uncoordinated body parts.
People, in this book you will find the secret to how calisthenics athletes perform such impossible looking feats of strength. Brilliant work Rahul.
And he said it better than ever before!
YES, bodyweight exercises do connect the entire body - even if you dont do isometrics.
BUT, and this is a huge BUT.
Your TRUE strength comes from the inside out, and so does your vitality.
And if you're thinking that strong muscles are the secret ALONE, you're sadly mistaken my friend.
They're PART of the secret yes, but by NO MEANS the MAIN reason.
The main reason behind your strength and improvement in your strength training levels etc is - get this - your TENDON and LIGAMENT strength!
The strongest muscles in the world will do nary a bit of good if the "back up" system is weak my friend.
And many a wrestler will testify to this.
So will the "reformed bench pressers" and boobybuilders who KNOW how easy and painful it is to tear ligament upon ligament while piling more and more weight onto the bar in an insane manner...
To truly learn the secret behind REAL strength - - to do it the way the old timers did - grab the course on isometrics NOW.
Write back - and let me know your thoughts!
PS - John - thanks again for the great and kind words (and HONEST WORDS!). And folks - all of you - DO leave more honest reviews!
We had a bit of an issue with one of the sites last night that was a “blink and you'll miss it” thang of sorts.
And you probably missed it. Heck, I almost did myself!
But anyway, and either way, I've been chained to the keyboard pretty much since this past Monday.
And given the rest of the world (or in th eUS, anyway) is on Thanksgiving break, it seems apt that yours truly “contradictory as usual” chose THIS time to go full bore for another writing spree.
I thought (and on that note, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you no matter where y'all BE!) that Jump Rope Mania! Would be the end of it for now.
But it wasn't.
Another NEW course on another site followed.
Followed by a compilation.
And then late last night (or early this morning) I started the book on isometrics, and Ive been chained to the keyboard ever since, not to mention I've also NOT slacked back one damn bit on any of my other writing.
Which includes these daily (I promise daily, but it is usually three times a day!) emails.
Not just for this site, but another one too.
Coaching plans etc and “staying on top” of other business (sales, accounting, the whole shebang).
And of course, new books which I've not done for a while, but I am now.
And the good news is, the book on ISOMETRICS is waiting to be released.
Pictures need to be taken, but thats it!
(and I need to tinker around with a few "new" workouts I want to put in there!)
And right now, we are accepting pre-orders for the book – and of course, those of you that email meabout it before release – I'll make sure yall get a discount coupon in your Inboxes for the book!
Actually, for the site I should say. I haven't had a formal Thanksgiving sale in forever, but I've had two “sales” of different natures this week including this one, so ... that shoudl suffice!
By the way unlike last time, I DO have the book backup . I'm being over scruplous now with backups of any nature, hehe.
And just so you know that when my regular customers ASK, I listen – plyometrics WILL be the next one out too! ;-)
I should have titled that as the subject of this email.
But anyway, feeling great you ask?
When most would be feeling stiff and cranky and sore?
Well, I'm a bit sore – but thats it.
I did a few minutes (nay, seconds, I believe) of the very workouts I'm going to put in the book on isometrics – workouts that aren't really workouts, yet they are.
That don't feel like you're working out.
Yet, you are.
And you're doing IMMEASURABLE BENEFIT to your body from the inside out!
Not to mention feel like a bazillion bucks overall!
Anyway, I'm back to it after some tea, but for now, the sales page is up right here – Isometric and Flexibility Training.
Take a gander, and shoot me an email in case you are intereste din pre-ordering, and we'll go from there.
PS – As always, it's an ebook – yours to download upon reciept of payment. Instantly!
PS # 2- And as always, if you want paperbacks, email me and we'll see what we can finangle ..