The old man that looks sometime 13 years old, sometimes not a day more than 25 or 26- mentally, he never progressed beyond kiddie status, hehe, in many regards (hence his achievements) - is now 41.
And always as the lovely Irene, timeless and ageless once told me.
"You're always helpful, Mystery (my nick on a certain forum) - and you're wise beyond your years!" (I was 26).
She had me pegged - pun intended, and NOT - hehe - so right.
The square peg that refuses and never will fit into the round hole. Hehe. Again, pun intended, maybe not ...
What a journey,especially the last two years.
The last somewhat normal birthday I had was by my lonsesome out there on the hill hitting it hard and heavy.
Of course, that was pre-Show Vid.
And two years down the line, oh my.
Yet, here I am again - caveman by my own in a dark room.
Some things never change.
As David Goggins, pull-up super stud and more once rightly said, "in that dark room, you really come face to face with yourself".
And if you're knocking off 250 pushups daily, and more, you become a man, and find out what you're truly made of when it's all said and done.
"If you're like me, when your body wants to quit, but your mind won't let you" - John Walker, Pushup Central.
Like yesterday, this is being written during the workout.
100 pushups, and I barely felt it, yet, I'm sweating.
THAT is training - hard training at it's absolute best i.e. Pushup Central again. BRUTAL.
And yours truly caveman doesn't get wished Happy Birthday by many people.
I dont want to either, I think.
The best gift IC ould give myself is pushing myself to the limit daily - fighting - surviing - at an age and in circumstances (no, not just money for those of yo uwondering) that would have most men on their knees and beyond by now.
Stallone would know!
It's about being accountable - daily. Goggins would know!
About knowing it's not always the physically toughest man that wins, the man with the strongest MIND does.
Mike Tyson, ole Iron Mike would know!
And Michael Moookerjee, as Alan once famously called me, says this.
The best birthday gift I could give myself is not so much the pushups I'm doing now i.e. the exercise, but the ability to do 'em - that I've built on the back of plenty of years of hard work, sweat and toil in the trenches.
The sort of gains that don't go away, period.
How many people can do 250 pushups at any age, lets say 19, or 25?
How many can do ONE?
How many can get in position?
Case and point, friend.
And I'm grateful - super grateful.
As if on cue, a long overdue tax refund from Uncle Sam ie. the IRS finally is "on it's way".
I've no doubt it will show up soon, much appreciated!
But I'm grateful - again.
To have customers like friends, old friends, really.
John Walker, Charles, Panourgias, all these guys you keep hearing about are more like old friends than just customers!
Ditto for the two great hosting companies I work with, they've both been and continue to be so helpful and accomodating that sometimes I even neglect taking backups.
Not recommended, always have a backup plan.
My point though is this - these guys are like old friends too , I know I can always count on them no matter what.
It's never about money.
It's about caring for the customer.
it's easy to switch to AWS etc, but I would never get the feeling of being "cared for" as I do with these guys, and I will stay with them - period.
The best ever, and my reviews reflect that!
So thats the bottom line, friend.
The best gift I could give myself!
And as for you, friend, if you're reading this, pick up some products, and leave some reviews, thats the best gift you could give me!
And down a cold one or two for me, hehe.
When I was a young lad growing up, part of it being Sunday meant "wake up early in the morning".
No rest for the wicked, hehe.
This time though it was for what I didnt like then, but later realized it was a good thing i.e. to play tennis (I still preferred swimming, but tennis, especially on different courts, clay, cement etc - great!) .
I used to play with my Dad on Sunday mornings and train with a coach (a not quite so committed coach) on weekday evenings.
Those were the days where I'd guzzle water like nobody's business.
It was a running joke that if the old flask in the house was empty, Rahul's done it. Hehe.
I'm the same with beer these days!
I still guzzle a lot of water - and green tea.
But I do it differently.
Back in the day, I'd guzzle tons of water WITH meals.
I'd drink a ton of water WHILE working out.
"Wash down the meal".
The above two habits might not sound wrong, no?
At least, so I thought ...
When I met my wife, I remember her telling me not to do this - especially #1.
Years later, I found out she was right i.e. it had been messing my digestion up all along, and was partly to contribute, along with my lack of physical activity/prowress, of course, to my IBS and such which I've had for a long time (no more though).
Thing is, many people could use a tutorial or two on WHEN and how much to guzzle - water.
No coke, no soda, no Diet coke - all of that is fit for car engines. Literally, they've done studies showing how these beverages CORRODE car engines - the insides - think about what they can do to yours.
Green tea is great but sometimes, and often times, good old H20 is what is needed, and a lot of it.
I often have a bottle with me while I'm writing. I'm always SIPPING it, not drinking it all at once, but I keep drinking from it regularly.
When working out though, I got myself to the point, and I said this in the KIddie Fitness video today as my daughter headed straight for the water bottle after a round of sprints - that I can literally work out hard and heavy for hours, and not drink a sip of water.
Then I Come home, and I drink - a whole bottle of it!
When I wake up in the morning, my first activity is to - you got it.
Drink two liters of water, no matter what.
Hot, cold, full, not full, I drink it anyway.
And before meals, and after, and during?
During - NO.
After? I wait at least an hour, this allows the digestive juices to start working and digest the food as opposed to diluting them with water. Maybe if all I've had is fruits, I'll sip some water - but not a lot - right afterwards, but I try not to.
The right time to drink water is one hour BEFORE a meal, and two hours after.
I'm not quite that extreme, but you get the pint - ah, point.
Best to avoid pints too during meals for the most part, unless it's Guiness or something which has nutritional value by itself.
Did I just turn the book upside down in terms of when to drink water, how much, etc?
I bet I did. Hehe.
Most can't do without drinking a ton of water during their meals, for one.
But it's a bad habit, one best avoided.
And the Simple and Effective Diet, my friend, gives you tons of tips that if you apply along with your fitness routine will CATAPULT your gains like nothing you've ever done before.
Again, yours gratis with the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
And you'll want to grab this now.
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.
PS - That little thingI keep telling ya about doing something everyday - I'd say Bruce Lee agreed, and then some!
You hear it all the time, especially from phat phocks who coudn't hang on pull-up bars for more than quarter of a second to save their lives if they had to - and people globally that are fat and out of shape, yet get pissed at people "saying it like it is".
Back in the day, I sometimes did too.
Note this wasn't when I was "fat" or a phat phocker per se.
This was when I was in fairly decent shape, but eating and drinking way too much, and not working out enough (definitely NOT doing what I advocate in Eat More - Weigh Less) - and it showed.
A friend of mine once made the comment back in the day.
"I've never seen you like this, Rahul", he said, pointing at the core which at the time was admittedly flabby.
"You always had such a strong powerful aesthetic core - it was really nice!" (note, I didnt train for looks - but still - that was a welcome byproduct).
I was slightly surprised at the time.
"Me? Fat?", I grinned back.
"Oh, you're not fat", he replied. "But ... "
Upon reaching home, I introspected - and saw he was RIGHT.
And I made a promise myself to lose the extra (few, admittedly kgs - and I did within a couple of weeks - and how.
Or, a guy around 5 years ago when the podge was starting to pile on a bit (for a period I was not able to train normally due to extenuating circumstances).
At the beer store, he pointed to my gut - which to be honest, most wouldn't have noticed, "there was nothing there" - but there was, a little...
His trained eye caught it, and he asked WHY.
Now, most people would have got upset - offended - and me too in the past.
(I didnt - I just nodded, and next day, I was hitting it 2x as hard again, soon enough, whatever little was there WENT away).
Hell, if taken to an extreme, I probably still would too.
Not for me the idiots who touch Charles (a former friend of mine)'s stomach as he walks down the road apparently (admittedly he's obese, but shit, that sort of thing is not on!) - and ask his girlfriend "how they do it in bed.
Idiots incaranate, that pisses me off too.
But other hand, what the world needs more than anything else is a return to being tough - long overdue, along with a kick in the pants most people need.
To me, if someone says something like that, and they dont obviously NOW, its just a push to get in even better and even leaner - and stronger - or more flexible - condition.
If I see YOU contorting yourself in positions that would make an octopus envious, if I see you fighting in an arena, if I see you walking up stairs - on your hands - and then back down again - I dont just sit back, pat my tummy, cradle my beer, and marvel.
I want to be able to do that too, and I work on it, and pretty soon - I can.
Thats always how I've been
All around though, you keep hearing cries of "body shaming", and how it's supposedly a mean thng to do, bad for the person, and so forth.
Taken to extremes, yes, not on.
People need to be ultimately UPLIFTED - not brought down.
But there is a fine line between (molly) coddling, and giving it to folks straight.
Get down right now my friend, and give me 20 good pushups.
Or, 5 straight pull-ups.
Or, 75-100 straight squats.
Or, bridge back and forth a while.
We haven't even gone advanced as yet.
Hold a plank, do a dead hang. Whatever it is - if you can't do any of the above - then you're neither fit nor are you strong my friend.
(and, you need to get on the 0 Excuses Fitness System ASAP)!!
I hate to say it, but it's true.
That ain't body shaming either.
But if someone is a phat phocker, I've found the doers would rather be TOLD they're fat so they can work on it.
Sometimes, we all need that kick up the ass...
Enter "Iron" Mike Tyson, a legend for the ages.
From the man himself, before his bout in 2020 with Ray Junior ... (which ended in a draw I believe?) ...
"If somebody's with me, I find out he thought I was a fat motherf***er and didn't tell me, I wouldn't be his friend no more.
"You say body shaming hurts some people, it helps me. I never looked at it as fat shaming."
Tyson at the time was WAY fat and overweight - due to booze and coke use (according to him - Mike Tyson claims being fat shamed 'helped' him make incredible body transformation ahead of Roy Jones Jr fight (thesun.co.uk)).
And, along with the upcoming fight - that body shaming ultimately inspired him to drop almost 40 kgs!
Thats something, at his age.
Sure, 120-60 that I did is nothing to scoff at either. Took plenty of doing that!
But there is reason Tyson is featured on the sales pages for both Pushup Central and Jump Rope Mania, my friend - not just because the rope is an essential part of not just Iron Mike's, but ANY boxer's regimen (along with lots of pushups).
Fat Bozos like Glyn whose spindly arms couldn't support them for a nanosecond in a quarter plank troll it by saying "Rahul Tyson", while the doers BUY the book, and do - because they know very well the sales page is what it is for a damn good REASON.
Even if you look at Tyson's most recent workout when he was out of shape in 2020?
The ROPE features ... just take a look!
Not to mention, his mentality.
Iron Mike didnt sit around bitching about "I feel so bad that people are saying that!"
He took it like the man he is - and got into scorching hot shape shortly thereafter.
Now THAT, my friends, is the sign of a real man.
A man that doesn't back down from a challenge, and can hear the truth when it needs to be said!
As we head into the New Year, if there are nigh two courses I'd recommend you to get, those are the ones.
Get them NOW, and start becoming a real man again, my friend.
I just interrupted my jump rope workout to tell you this, 1000 reps in, I'm barely warmed up, but I have to tell you this, friend.
I can just hear Rocky telling his son ...
"I'm going to tell you something you alrrady know.
The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, it will beat you to your knees, and it will keep you there if you let it.
You, me, nobody will hit as hard as LIFE.
It's not about how HARD you can hit.
It's about how hard you can GET hit, but still keep moving. THATS how winning is done!
Now if you know what you're worth, go out and get it.
But you can't keep blaming people, making excuses .
Thats what losers do.
And that in't YOU!":
Old Rocky is almost in tears as he finishes (I quoted him almost verbatim).
But I feel his pain!
His son knew it, but needed it to hear it anyway.
Thats my whole point for this email.
A lot of what I say - you know.
But sometimes all of us need to HEAR it - from another person, if just to validate and emphasize the truism of the statements.
The wise will always preface advice with "as you already know" or a derivative therein, instead of trying to "teach upfront" or lecture like a Bozo.
I've had this said to me back in the day, still sometimes happens when I need it.
We all do.
And we all need that kick up the ass sometimes.
Speaking of which ...
How high and hard can you kick, friend?
Simple question, but most cannot do it without tearing a quad - or hamstring - or more.
I keep saying this, you probably know it, you will find it inscribed on my very large tombstone when I go ...(with everything else I keep repeating).
Hamstrings are a CRUCIAL and critical part of the body to stretch, strengthen and train.
In Isometric and Flexibility Training I give you a "hamstring" stretch (though it stretches the entire core, lower back, shoulders, traps, sides, all of it) which is simple - you put your feet up on a high surface, one at a time.
You keep both legs STRAIGHT while doing it!
(I can almost hear and feel a certain Carol slapping my then loose thigh when I was doing it.
"Hey, Michael!" (she got the "hey" from me. Hehe. So cute).
"Keep those legs straight!")
That was at the top of the hill.
That is a great stretch for your hamstrings, you could work them your entire life and never go wrong.
When you open - loosen the hammies - you literally TRANSFORM your life with all the GOOD that flows into it!
You feel better, you perform better in all your exercises and workouts , if you've got tight hamstrings like I do, many of you do too, you'll just feel awesome, like you accomplished something.
In the advanced book on isometrics, I'll be talking about an advanced version of this stretch I did yesterday.
this one takes that previous stretch to a higher level - literally.
And you'd be best warmed up well before doing it, unless you're already loose and limber - it's martial arts level (advanced) - this one.
Look for that in the upcoming advanced book on isometrics, for now, as you know, but you need to hear it, a lot of you AGAIN - GET THE BOOK on ISOMETRICS! (the one out now)
Do so now.
And something else you need to hear, as I finished my cross over jump ropes this morning (an advanced variation I did not put in Jump Rope Mania!) ...
Cardio - the right form - I cannot overemphasize just how important it is.
Lots of you think "pah, I just need muscle and strength".
You need BOTH.
One doesn't go without the other.
And you ain't gonna look like an athlete if you've got a huge belly spilling over "the cup that spilleth over" - simple as that.
And jumping rope is an ancient technique that has been used by martial artists, wrestlers, swimmers, nigh everyone who does it to get in top shape - and quick.
And you'll get all the cardio and muscle building you need with this one workout - especially lower body.
It leaves you with no excuses either - how many do you need to pull out a rope and start doing the thing?
None, I bet ..
So get that course NOW too, my friend.
Really, now. Lots of you keep putting it off - please dont.
PS - you know it's important, when I interrupted my workout to tell you this!
yes, another one of those "you already know it, but you need to hear it anyway".
If you're a real man, my friend, you do pushups.
Its that simple.
You could do them in reps, you could bang out a 100 in one set (those that can), you could do them in sets of 20 or what not - - but ...whatever it is, you do 'em, and you do them DAILY without fail.
This last bit is important.
Way too many people have one good workout, maybe two or three, then "let it go".
Wrong, big mistake - huge mistake!
If you don't do it, you LOSE it!
Anyway, the great equalizer eh.
Bodyweight exercise itself is one of them - along with the (admittedly annoying as heck) "English Wne and Beer Shops" in India, back where you're still treated as a prisoner wanting grog as opposed to a paying customer.
Money first, usually shoved through iron bars, before they literally (sometimes) throw the grog back at you.
India is a great equalizer in many regards that way...
It don't matter if you're driving a Porsche there, you still gotta maneouver that damn SUV between cows, vegetable sellers, dogs, tots, all and sundry on the roads, if you're walking, you gotta look everywhere for dog poop no matter what ...
It don't matter how high and mighty you are, once you step out, or into the liqor store - you're fair game. Not that I like that, of course, these things should have been gone from India years ago, but apparently those there don't want them to go?
"As we think, so we are" ...
But anyway, bodyweight exercise is a massive and great equalizer too.
And none more so than pushups.
When you step out in that exercise yard, when you're loosening up, when you're OPENING them shoulders, swinging them arms, everything else STOPS mattering, or should.
CAN YOU DO IT?
Or can you not.
It's that simple, BRO.
DO you got the LOOK in the eye, or not?
Its that simple...
And pushups my friend are numero uno on the great equalizer list. I'd say pull-ups, but so few people can do 'em, if at all properly.
Let me tell you one thing, even those of you that are just interested in looks and abs etc, YOU guys would be well served by getting the book on pushups and then doing pushups, EVERYDAY without fail - because if there is one exercise that really brings the abs out, it's PUSHUPS.
Sure, bridging, pull-ups, hill sprints, all do it, but nothing quite taxes them "deep burn" as pushups do.
John Walker was right when he posted his (by now) world famous review on Pushup Central.
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.
Now, let's dissect this a bit more than I already have - in a few words.
See the bolded parts.
You can become MORE than you ever imagined.
If you have the discipline to knock off 100 good pushups daily, in one workout preferably, or more throughout the day, then you have the discipline and gumption to get to the magic 500.
More on that HERE.
And you'll build mental strength and fortitude in spades, which will allow you to work towards, and achieve any goal you set for yourself in life.
More on the BURN in his comment.
Pushups are the only exercise that by virtue of their form and the floor work, make your muscles SCREAM AND BURN - and therefore grow strong, animal like strong.
There is a reason boxers and wrestlers everywhere have PUSHUPS as their mainstay exercise, period.
And, abs ... there is NO workout that works the abs better than a medly of pushups. Trust me on this one, even if you're already a super stud with 12 packs, you'll need to do pushups. Simple as that.
Not to mention all the deep breathing pushups involved. Pull-ups in high reps do too, of course, but not like pushups, not even close, because of the chest work and the heart being so close to the muscles worked, something you cannot get from any other exercise.
The great equalizer.
"How many pushups can YOU DO?"
While looking the other person in the EYE. Chin up, SHOULDERS BACK, my brother!
"nuff said on that one, eh.
Can you get down on the floor and pump 'em out - DO you got it?
It's that simple, friend.
On a parting note, nigh none of this is to say you should not do other exercises.
Of course you should.
It works best that way.
But I will say this, amigo, that if there is one exercise you had to pick, could only do ONE your whole life, it would be pushups, its as simple as that.
Back soon .... and if you haven't already - pick up Pushup Central NOW - the ONE book on pushups that will truly change your life in ways hitherto UNIMAGINABLE - forever.
P.S. - For another course that will truly build - and give you the LOOK in the EYE, and the VIBE - Battletank Shoulders!
And, of course, remember the video on dealing with trolls. Hehe.
It seems social media these days, and people in general - two things.
One, everyone finds an excuse to be offended, and then kick up a hue and cry over it.
Could be politics, "off the cuff" statements made by someone - could be "what someone said" - could be "he's SOOOOOOOO racist!" - could be any of that crap - people just have nothing to do with their lives and are interested in finding some issue to gripe about so they can forget the monotony of their daily lives for just a second ... until they go home, of course. Where the wife is waiting with the baton, lol.
(or rolling pin, or what not, but you get the drift).
Much like Bozo Glyn who as a great customer rightly said, "has an axe to grind" (oddly enough, my mom says the same thing "everyone has an axe to grind" and we ALL know the relationship there!! Hehe) ... People just fail to focus on or stick to the facts.
Reminds of a scene in one of the best Bollywood movies ever "Munna Bhai MBBS" (the great Sanjay Dutt - one of the few actors in Bollywood I truly DO admire) ...
Basically, a pickpocket shows up in a crowded station, and picks an old man's pocket - gets caught instantly.
I wont get into the story and detail here, it's hilarious, but it was set in India, and naturally a crowd forms and starts beating on him.
Old man has pity on him (or his wife), and then asks the crowd to stop.
"Guys, stop. Whats YOUR problem? After all, its my wallet he's trying to steal!"
And then he lectures the pick pocket.
"See these people? They've all got some problems!
Some guy fought with his wife this morning, some guy is frustrated about money, some guy is angry about something else ...
Point being, they're all ANGRY.
And they are all looking for an excuse to vent their anger.
You are the target ; a prime one!"
.... Case and point with all this "getting offended" you see these days, if idiots in general would invest that energy and time they spend in getting offended on their own lives...
But I forgot, how dare I talk SENSE. Hehe.
I was thinking about this this morning when I woke up.
Truth be told, Glyn doesn't have a leg to stand on either way in terms of his rants.
He's the one who started it all, he's the one who was blatantly racist and abusive with no provocation, he's the thief that stole money and scammed countless women out of their hard earned cash, stabbed his friend Chuck multiple times in the bank, tried hitting on his girlfriend with wierd "sissy" notes he left for her, and much, much more (not to mention he's just a lying piece of butt licking shit in general) ....
(I will share the story of how his drugged up self once literally shat in class, so drunk was he. No wonder he ultimately got DEPORTED!)
But even if he did - one question.
Just how the heck his trolling on the BOOKS - which he never read or bought was warranted is beyond me.
Why drag those books into it?
Can Bozo do a pull-up - or a handstand - or even hold the pushup position for any length of time.
Can Chuck, who constantly complained about my emails do 'em?
have they DONE what I mention in the books to be ABLE To do them ?
Then my dear friend, you have no right to bitch and moan and complain.
Because you haven't got the books, you haven't read them, you haven't got off your lazy duff and done a damn thing other than be a troll (in short) - and take advantage of the fact that Amazon, although they're working on it - currently allows these trolls to troll freely, but real commenters like John Walker I mentioned in an email or so up there get censored.
My daughter asked who you were John (in the video).
I told her, she loved it!
Anyway ............. that aside.
"I'm independent. I pay my own bills. I am not kept. I do the keeping".
I keep seeing these sort of statements - usually accompanied by a sneering sort of photo (with full make up on and such) on social media these days.
And the simps love to simp over it.
"Ma'am you're SO NICEEEEEEE!" goes Bozo Schofield.
(for saying that, and being a bratty, entitled ... well, I dont want to go there, but you can guess the word).
That aside though, facts.
One, don't we ALL pay our bills?
Two, how many times do you see MEN that pay the majority of everything anyway bragging about it?
And three - perhaps most important, ever DELVE into the HISTORY behind these statements?
Usually - not always, but usually, these so called empowered women have GOTTEN to the point they are at now by virture of a man doling out the cash.
But it's TRUE.
And I can corrobate this with tons of women's stories that I've been with in the past.
Could be their ex's bought the car and house, or Daddy set up their little pharmacy or what not, or their ex husband sending them fat alimony checks...
These facts are never brought up, eh?
But they're TRUE.
To me, if a woman has REALLY done it herself, you'll never see her spouting such statements.
Or if she does, she'll say it in a matter of fact way.
Or, most likely, her work - or something else - will speak for herself.
Case in point being "Sunny Leone", a woman all love to troll, because she was in porn first, then made it big in Bollywood.
Another one of those people people love to get offended about.
Point being though, a woman like her - truly did it herself.
Got cast out from her ultra conservative Indian family for choosing to do it her own way, then did it, probably struggled a lot, and today, she's a rising star.
Thats my type of person - or woman.
Thats the sort of person I like to associate with - or do business with.
Not all the wankers on social media...
Anyway, my book on combating and BENEFITING from Nazi feminism - is a great, great read, my friend.
Oh, on that note.
These same women then proudly post about "how the maid is also SOOOOOOOO independent". (usually a mistreated, overworked abused domestic servant with no rights, and as my wife once said, women are the one doing most of that abuse - and if you dont believe me? Go research it).
Truly, women can be their own worst enemies, even the independent ones (the ones that BRAG about it).
Apparently doing their own housework is beneath these independent women.
I give up.
To each his own.
I'll be back!
Something that a lot of you have spoken about, and that I notice all the time, especially when I see videos of her and stuff - is the SHOULDERS!
Lots of you have commented upon the broad shoulders and upper back my little girl has - YES, thats a good thing even for "girls" or ladies!
Makes the waist look far slimmer for one, but beyond that - most people - such as my wife, for instance, or my mom - they put it down to "genetics".
Maybe there's a bit of that at play, I dont know.
But here's the bottom line - her genetics come from mostly me - mentally. Physically, perhaps its a medley - but my family isn't exactly one which exercises a lot, has broad shoulders etc ...
Heck, until the age of 18, or 19 - I was SKINNY, period.
I didnt even have shoulders, almost. Hehe
That ain't my fault, of course, as I was never given the environment to workout in - and more importantly I knew not a SMIDGEON of what I know today - that I learned from being in the trenches.
Most importantly though, it's "learning by example".
The only example I had of physical activity growing up was my dad collapsing in a second or so after hanging on to the pull-up bar - or, when climbing a hill, and asked to do again - "NO WAY!".
Or, the pink dumbells we had lying around at home that were suppose to build "size".
"Thats how you get ripped", I was told.
It ain't either, my friend but you know this, of course.
There was never anyone around to teach me how to do pushups - pullups - or even lift weights - that was "for those nasty BIG people" as my Mom kept saying.
True, the mind the most important muscle of the body to train, but you only train the mind fully if you have a physically FIT body functioning at optimal levels in all regards.
Anyway, enough about me.
My daughter's secret to those shoulders?
Handstands - and handstand pushups.
"Dad, I couldn't even do them", she often says. "But from a young age I saw YOU doing them, and then I started!"
That is the key my friend.
Little kids are like monkeys.
Monkey see, monkey do.
They see you sitting on your arse all day, guess what they will do.
They see you on the dumbphone all day, guess what they will do (no, all the explaining in the world that "this is for work, I earn money from it" wont help either).
You teach by example, period.
As simple as it gets.
That is the reason for videos and such anyway - come to think of it.
My daughter has an example from a young age, unlike yours truly who started at 25 for the most part. That don't mean you can't start late - but it DOES mean those who start EARLY always have an advantage.
Remember, the early bird gets the worm.
Handstands - or handstand pushups - or both - are the secret key not just to building Brahma Bull like Shoulders like BOULDERS!
They're also the KEY to a ripped core - midsection - and so forth.
And fat loss bar none.
Even if all you do all day is hold a handstand for 10 seconds with the right breathing ... whooops!
Most people can barely get into a handstand of any nature, let alone hold.
My current best is 60 seconds at one time, though I'll do more if I have to.
I mix in some pushups with it too ...
Real strength, real training my friend.
Get the ONE AND ONLY course on it - NOW!
And if you're looking for advanced - get Battletank Shoulders, the course people have been raving about for ages. Some of you have been PUTTING off this purchase - big mistake!
Get these NOW.
And remember the lesson!
P.S. - Kiddie Fitness is a must grab for those of you with kids, and if you're looking to progress into freestanding handstands, then build the bridge for it FIRST. By getting "Profound 70% Gorilla 30% Human Handstands".
Here is a recent review for the book -
This book is "short and sweet" and so will this review be.
If you're looking to develop massive upper body strength and power you need this book.
Yet another masterpiece from The Bodyweight Guru, buy the book you won't regret it.
Be .. like an Abrams tank, my friend - the famed M1 Abrams.
That tank, along with the Marines in it was orignally the cover for Battletank Shoulders - before I changed it to the great Doug Hepburn on there NOW - and if ole Doug was here today physically, he'd be the first one recommending these workouts.
Doesn't get any better than a monster - a legend for the AGES - Doug Hepburn recommending something, does it?
But more than strength, more than fat loss, more than gumption, more than building a REAL MAN INDOMITABLE spirit, more than all the benefits I mention on the sales page, here is another I didnt word there- or I didnt mention it explicitly.
These workouts teach you, and give you the DESIRE and will to be BOLD - BRAVE - RELENTLESS, and KEEP GOING NO MATTER WHAT.
I dont care what the situation is, or how hopeless it seems.
You fix your eyes on your TARGET much like the Marines, Navy Seals, and special forces everywhere do, and you block out the bullshit.
Then you become a tank - literally.
You keep rolling, period.
Sometimes, you might get stuck in the mud. Or, your hands might bleed hwile doing that medley of handstand pushups, pull-ups, Gorilla Grip work and a lot of other stuff that is there in the workouts, truly unlike ANY other anyone, myself included has ever put out.
Then you get out and PUSH that damn tank till it moves again on its own.
Yes, they used to do that in World War II when the need arose, most specifically during the German miscalculations in Russia. (when the snow and slush wouldn't let the tanks roll normally).
You do what you can with your bandaged hands - or busted chin (which as I told you, happened to me once when an idiotic pink dog showed up woofing anyway) - or thumb poppingin and out.
You just keep going, period.
You dont stop.
Like my friend from the Marines once told me.
(about the Paras in India toughening their recruits up by sticking their heads in rotten animal carcasses for one)
(and drinking crushed glass during grad time- yes, that happens in reality too! (its like sand once you get it right, but just the thought will make a man out of you!))
"They do all that so they can keep going even if they lose an eye or whatever it is".
And he is right. Spot on.
You BULLDOZE through obstacles, or you make your way around them, you make them disappear.
You just do it, you just KEEP doing it!
And there it stands, my friend.
In life, fitness, anything - THAT is the spirit required.
Far too few people have it these days.
And the workouts in this book, the SPIRIT in which I wrote it, it will bring you that indomitable WILL and GUMPTION to keep going, keep going, no matter what, and ultimately GET to where you WANT to be.
And that, my friend is really all that is needed. (and what it is all about, truly about).
NEVER GIVE UP - on any goal - fitness or anything, for if you persist, you shall GET. It's as simple as that.
I'm sure you agree!
"The secret to getting ahead is getting STARTED".
"I have no use for a man that can only spell a word a certain way".
I might have semi-butchered the last one a little...
But those quotes explain it all (from Twain himself).
Lets address the first one first.
Lets say you're in a position where doing ONE pushup right now is an impossibilty.
Yes, there are many people in that position - they can barely hold the start position of the regular pushup for any length of time before the arms quiver, lower back gives out etc.
(Though NOT most people are as batty as Bozo Glyn is, LOTS are in as bad shape as he is).
Going down for the pushup?
Forgetttttttt about it - for many people.
Yet, getting started - getting that first rep is key -once you get the first rep, you'll do more naturally.
You will progress - naturally.
Same thing for pull-ups.
Once you can finally get your chin over the bar, you'll naturally do more, and progress much quicker.
As opposed to if you never got started, or looked around the gym or park thinking "what will people think if they see I'm unable to do it", or "half my life is gone, I dont need to do anything great now!" or so forth.
Twain may have missed "and keeping on going" in that quote, but I'm sure he knew the value of persistence. Here, let me look it up -
“That is their way, those plagues, those scientists – peg, peg, peg – dig, dig, dig – plod, plod, plod. I wish I could catch a cargo of them for my place; it would be an economy. Yes, for years, you see. They never give up. Patience, hope, faith, perseverance; it is the way of all the breed.”
I can almost hear a certain Gaby telling me "well done!" for looking it up. Hehe.
She did when I looked up a Brit actress that she's apparently attracted to ...
Anyway, Bozo Schofield is getting famous in the UK - more on that later though - but back to it - yeah.
Get started NOW, my friend - that is indeed half the battle WON.
Now, the next thing - spelling.
With all the idiots complaining about tai-pos in my emails, and Schofield himself, King of all trolls "writing style is very poor" (oddly enough, Glyn Bozo himself once read a piece I wrote about Balboa International School in China, and his first comment - "very well written!") .
Even Schofield has to admit the obvious. Hehe.
But really, tai-pos or lack thereof aren't important my friend.
Especially keeping in mind the Twain quote above
That don't mean my books are littered with them, in fact, my books usually have NONE as opposed to my emails.
But if the odd one snuck in, well, as John Walker said in his review for Animal Kingdom Workouts ...
This is one of your best books to date, clearly you understand what it takes to create the perfect beast.
Mastery of one's own bodyweight is so much more important than some random goal of adding 10kg to your bench press.
Moving your bodyweight with strength, grace and power is how the human animal was built to move.
People, do yourself a favour and buy this book and learn the lessons in it so you too can join the ranks of the superhumans. Yet another masterpiece Rahul.
Glyn Schofield, you're a clown and quite clearly you've never worked out in you pathetic little life, because if you had you'd know what's important in a "training book" which is the training information it supplies not whether it has typographical errors, "I mean come on man training books are about training not writing style".
And that, my friend says it all.
Get started NOW, my friend.
The time will never be riper...
PS - To get to SUPER STUD level at pull-ups - check out Pull-ups from STUD to SUPER STUD within WEEKS! now.