I knew there was a reason behind the ravens crowing, the birds chirping ... all of what I sent you earlier today.
But let me give you yet another real life example of NEVER quitting, my friend.
It may or may not seem significant, but it's TRUE.
"As long as you keep fighting, never give up, the resources you need will be MADE available to you".
This line keeps playing out in my head -has over the years, and only intensfies as I grow older!
And its always worked out that way.
Houdini with nine lives didnt become houdini because he wanted to. He became because he trusted, and then DID.
And told the world LATER.
This here email is being written BEFORE the fact happens. And it will be sent out "later" ...
a while back, my bank - one of the accounts I have, this bank headquartered in India, debited my account for a large amount - for no apparent reason.
I checked, and the huge amount they took out was apparently for "ATM declined transactions".
Now, admittedly, I had used my card (the debit card the bank gave me) on Amazon for certain declined transactions, admittedly they tried to charge my card quite a few times, like 20 or so - and there were fees associated (until I noticed my error, and changed it to the credit card which then got charged fine) ... but nowhere near the amount they actually debited, for about 10 x times that.
Card issues are nothing new for me, hehe. My customers are aware of this too! Hehe.
All works normally, but as always, I have backup upon backupon upon backup ... "just in case".
So I complained to the bank.
Their customer service - you got it - useless.
I complained for three weeks or so, and simultaneously sent angry emails (though very logical) to their country head, regiional head, and their CEO too.
Nothing happened, so it seemed.
I went to the Reserve Bank of India - regulatory body over them.
My complaint got turned down twice for some wierd reason.
"You didnt give them enough time to reply".
I replied back that I did with proof, but for some reason, nothing doing (which is strange - the RBI is pretty good about resolving this sort of thing if you explain what happened to them PROPERLY).
Then, I went to consumer court - or the "online equivalent".
I raised a complaint there, and some other places, nothing really happened.
I complained again.
After a month and a half, I "cut my losses", and forgot about the whole mess.
But, things were happening behind the scenes, much like many things happen before that seed SPROUTS into a PLANT - and then a tree!
That thought kept coming to my mind for some odd reason over the past couple of months.
A couple of days ago, I checked that account which I pretty much stopped using since that happened, and there was a credit - a tiny one.
I asked them what it was.
IT was related to the issue above.
I forgot about it after that.
Then out of the blue, FINALLY - two plus months later - a RESPONSE - from a real person came!
And they sent me a list of transactions for which charges were being applied, which I had been asking for for ages.
Of course, it was just those 20 declined transactions.
So, I told them that i.e. just 20, fine, charge for those, but not the amount you debited!
This morning, I got an odd - or maybe not - answer after doing handstand pushups.
We are arranging the approval for whole amount reversal as a service gesture."
Along with that, another email showed up from support (tech support) on another organization as I wrote this (unrelated to this, but I didnt think they would be replying anytime soon either).
Now, this isnt' about money.
It isn't about what yours truly got - or will get - or whatever.
IT's about the value of persistence.
And never giving up, and never telling the world before it's DONE - when you have PROOF, as opposed to crowing about it BEFORE (it usually never happens then!) - and most of all ...
Knowing it's NEVER over till it IS.
And that, friend, is that!
PS - This email will be sent once I receive the final credit BACK to my account. Tell the world what you're going to do, but show it first!
Further Volumes outcoming soon too. (oh, and 16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections as well).
Let's time this one! I dont know why, but I gotta time it for some reason ...
It's 6 minutes to the "half hour" "write now" Hehe.
Anyway, the breaststroke and me have a long history, as do breasts themselves.
I've spoken galore about how to cure man boobs - some of the exercises in Corrugated Core are TAILORED TOWARDS THAT!
It's a huge problem a lot of men face - lets face it.
And it solves other issues too i.e bloated stomaches, bulging bellies, expanding asses - and more.
when it comes to females though, I've never been much of a breast man - to an extent.
I love them sometimes, but I'm mostly a leg man. Hehe.
I dont know why ...
Yes, derrieres too (Bozo did your ears perk up? Hehe) ...
But anyway, that aside, I'll always remember what someone said about me doing breaststroke at a hotel (somewhat) pool I was using when I took my wife out for a weekend getaway in "Badhkal Lake" in India (the Northern part) in 2007 ...
That trip was the first of many we went on together!
(mostly to the Himalayas, different parts of the hills). ...
But I still remember everyone telling us NOT to go on the trip, my parents complaining about so called honor killings and so forth (I mean come on, yes, that was a bit of a risk, but nowhere near what they made it out to be - and plus - LIVE LIFE, dont RUN SCARED! - but of course, thats not what my parents thought, hehe "apparently it's good for those Westerners" "but not in India" - I mean jeez, even the Chinese are open enough about it, so as their favorite not President Biden says ... COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
... My wife, of course never TOLD her parents.
Perhaps I shouldn't have either.
Anyway, he was ...
(its 8 minutes so far. I was interrupted for 3 of those, I'd say!)
So, 5 ... clock's on again!
But anyway, thoughts back to what I was doing ...
That trip was pretty cool. It was a bit of a hilly area, but we never got to see any hills - basically it was "time spent together" - lots of drinking, eating, petting the stray dog who showed up every night to eat the "leftover chicken bones and curry" - he'd literaly lick it up and the bowl used to be so spotless we wondered if we should even give to the hotel guys for cleaning and what not!
Reminds of the two dogs in the hotel I so liked in Nainital in UP in India growing up (that was well and truly the Himalayas, of course).
They'd follow me and my younger cousin around all over the place, and my sister would ask why these dogs loved these two so much.
Dogs love dogs, hehe.
But dog eat dog world aside, my Uncle had it spot on.
"No, it wasn't the biscuits you guys keep feeding them", he said to no-one in general.
"it's all the LOVE you give them!"
He was right.
I love that guy!
Not many others did though, hehe. But he passed happily in 2013, oddly enough, as I went to China yet again ...
Smoked, drank, made merry his whole life - and I often meet him in my dreams!
This stream of consciousness is both longer and slower than I thought! Hehe.
But anyway, there was a phat phock instructor there near the pool I was swimmign in, and he started to offer me advice - though to his credit, once I was DONE swimming.
Apparently my toes while doing breaststroke were splayed out wrong or something, but the guy himself was so fat, I just wondered, this guy giving me advice???!
Of course, swimming is one of those things you can do when fat too - I've seen former swimming champs do the butterfly for one pretty well even with a huge belly (for one lap, hehe).
I still remember a lady telling me in 2009.
"you do it so well!"
(Butterfly - which I taught myself how to do).
Breaststroke, well, I was taught the "head above" version - the least ergonomic way of doing it, but boy does it build the shoulders, chest and traps!
But it's not what I'd recommend you to do - or learn - except for SURVIVAL.
In a pool, you're far better off doing regular breaststroke in a streamlined position - looking at the bottom of the pool, not "ahead" - but of course, in a choppy ocean it comes in handy!
Believe me and this comes from yours truly "ironman" (there is a reason I've been called that!) - swimming in the OPEN OCEAN is way different from a pool, or even calm river, lake, whatever.
You'll FEEL how - once you DO IT!
But that aside, I believe I mentioned Bozos in the email title?
I dont know why I did that - that instructor maybe was acting like a bit of a Bozo.
But also because of this great (not) review (so called) that Bozo Schofield once handed out in his Bozo like style on the great book on pull-ups I wrote (advanced pull-ups - Bozo has as much chance of knocking ONE of those out as he has of farting and landing on the moon)
Terrible trash for Tom Tom's!
The author claims to share how he can be a stud, I thought I would try it. My days would start at 3am with me walking 20 miles a day, and doing 25 laps of the swimming pool at the complex. The rest of the time, I was doing volunteer work or working with the local authorities. I was just a typical Tom Tom! I wanted to be a stud like Rahul who has no friends or sex life. Sure enough, the book was utterly drivel. I asked for my money back but Rahul launched into a campaign of threats. He is obviously a loner and we hope he will get help.
Ive debunked this rubbish so many times that I won't do so again ...
(do a Google, you'll find it. Hehe).
But it's interesting, even when copying the part about swimming recollections from the great book on fitness recollections I wrote, he lowered the number from I believe 50 to 25. Hehe.
Some things, even the Bozo has his limits.
I still remember though, I'd keep going way beyon 50 in that pool in the Southern US ...
Anyway, it be a day for flashbacks today?
I dont know.
Here endeth this 1063 (at the moment) word "rant".
Took around 17 minutes all in all, being I was interrupted for 3 or so, 14...
Not bad, I'd say!
October 2015, perhaps the same "day" as I'm writing this today, i.e October 11, 2021...
On a massive travel - during a National Holiday.
Past the phase where I accidentally rear ended an idiot - not quite, but it left ONE scratch on his old car! - who saw fit to keep slamming on the brakes willy nilly on a highly congested highway in deep, deep, Southern China ... Guizhou, I believe, to be precise...
Got semi-scammed by him .
Carol said it was no big deal, handed me the keys to the car again.
'Twas around 8 PM then, I believe we reached our final destination around 3 AM ...
Of course, no beer at that time, so I pestered the hotel owner.
It's China - all available if you pester enough!
Sure enough, they got me the beer from a next door "machine" or something (no beer vending machines in CHina, so I didnt know what they meant!).
They wanted my passport for a copy - normal procedure in China when checking into a hotel (for foreign devils) - but their photocopy machine wasn't working.
Carol said "he want you to leave it here and tomorrow he return!"
I didnt think much of the plan.
"No way! I dont want them to lose it ... "
Then off to the room it was, the beer, and before collapsing I asked Carol this one thing.
PLEASE let's get up a bit late tomorrow, and just "relax" a little - not run around the country helter skelter like a chicken with its head cut off!
I said this in different words, but really - that is what we had been doing uptil that point!
It was only a few hours ago we were at "Huang Guo Shuo" waterfall - a good 8 hour drive away from where we were NOW - which turned into 14 plus due to traffic etc.
I still remember thinking of messaging people etc I had to during the drive. Didnt do it...
Anyway, there was way more to that "trip" than I'm letting on - and that night I'm talking about!
But that chaotic period aside, that time aside - would I do it again?
I fell in love - madly. Never happens to me!
It fell apart.
If I had the chance, would I do it again?
I dont know, as I look at pictures of Guizhou, I remember that ONE Spot where we sat down, held hands (I know, I know, I'll stop. Hehe). - and more.
But the point being - WOULD I do it again?
Or, lets flashback to say 2007/08 ...
Let's flashback to all the Saturdays I would "take off work" so I could date my then girlfriend - wife - whatever you call it!
Basically turned into a day long drinking session plus "going hither and thither" to whichever extent possible in India at the time, but she didnt mind.
Neither did I!
That emotion, that sort of passion, it's different from "lust".
I've only felt it on two occasions in my life.
Would I want to feel it again?
Probably not, hehe, but ya'll know it - never say never!
But again, point being ...
Would I do it all over again given the chance?
Carol said yes to that question in 2018. or 17, perhaps.
All the crashes I've been through, the downtimes, the ups, all of it - if I had to go back and say "would I do it again"?
Because the learning experience is what it's all about ...
Thats the BEST thing I can give to my daughter too.
Whether I'm there physically with her or not, there are a lot of things she picks up from me.
Following your heart - and sticking to your guns no matter WHAT.
Ultimately, it will all work out!
The value of persistence - and stickablity during the TOUGH - or tougher - or toughest times which may seem never ending.
The ability to take on ONE challenge - best it - have two more thrown at you - best those - three more - keep going!
Most of all, I guess in life, and fitness wise, if it were Day one today, and I was "starting to climb that hill"?
Guess what. (and If I KNEW the road ahead, the long hours I'd put in, and so forth? The ridicule, the scorn, all of it - the GOOD parts - the great customers - all of it?)
I'd do it all over again - with vim, vigor, gusto - and GUMPTION!
That endeth this stream of consciousness from me...
Be sure and pick up the 0 Excuses Fitness System here - remember, it WILL get you in the best shape of your life!
Also remember the various coupons etc we've got going on!
PS - I was going to write about the first weekend "getaway" I took my "wife" out to, and many others. Maybe later!
Maybe that travelogue that has been pending for SO LONG!
My daughter often repeats the following to me (it's been going on for years).
"Dad, I told my friends you climbed in Category 3 hurricanes!"
Which is true, of course.
Living where I did, hurricanes, typhoons - whatever you call 'em - as much a part of daily life in Southern China as in the Southern US!
Believe me, I've seen monsters in China - and in the US.
But most of the time, they were hyped up by the media - at least in China, where even a few drops of rain is enough apparently to send locals scurrying for cover.
Which is wierd...
In the US, at the age of 17, I remember this prime "lovely" advice given to me when yours truly used to get soaked to the bone, and didnt care.
"This is not India!"
"If you fall sick here, no-one will take care of you, and look at these people! "
Then this grade A idiot would gesture around him.
"Thats why they protect themselves" ! (he'd show me a bunch of Tom tOms with umbrellas).
Phock. Fooey. I'd rather General Michael who once told me "Real men dont carry umbrellas!"
I dont like umbrellas.
I like rain even less.
But in a pinch, I've been known to choose the latter!
Anyway, this idiot didnt bother to mention that no one would have taken care of me "in India" necessarily either.
this idiot also didnt know China, years later, where it's the same so called "take care of family" culture (it ain't - hint - China is by far the most materialistic even in that regard, materialism truly taken to GIDDY LIMITS!) ,,,, well, that ain't exactly why they scatter when a few drops of rain hits them!
Back to hurricanes, hehe.
I guess the Chinese to an extent are right about their warnings, especially in the area where I climb.
I dont know if I mentioned this in 16 INspirational Fitness Recollections, but I remember a tree falling next to me - right NEAR ME - as I climbed up, the tree fell where I was a second ago!
So it can be dangerous.
But it's also exhilirating!
And being able to stick to those workouts no matter what - it gives you a feeling of INVINCIBILITY - that you can handle damn near anything and everything!
Kinda like in the Special Forces where they toughen you up to that level.
Anyway, daughter continued.
"Their jaws always drop!"
Which I can believe.
Most adults, and even kids these days - making the nigh tortorous trip from "bedroom -> el commode" before the "geyser bursts" is too much to do.
Let alone climb hills.
If they by chance climb a hill - you tell them to do it again the next day?
Like my Dad once famously said after a tough climb.
Was hilarious, the sense of finality in his voice, hehe.
But anyway ......................
Good thing for you, my friend, and I know this - you ain't necessarly interested in doing anything like that.
Neither do you have to be!
I simply started out to get in shape.
And along the line, what took place was truly beyond mind boggling and astounding.
You too, can get started on this road now if you so choose.
Start by investing right HERE.
I call it an ability, because I truly believe we ALL have the powers to craft, and create our own futures - lives - everything.
And I often shake my head in wonderment, of course, at the idiots and morons who are "too busy at work" to create any relationships, talk to people, anything - even basic courtesy - while all the while whiling away their time on bozo like phones and soaps, and so forth.
"No, no, no! I'm really too busy".
Even if this were true, it doesnt negate the need to be a human being my friend.
And reach "back out" to folks who reach out to you ...
There's too many in that category, I must say - you email people, no reply, you talk to people, no reply, you send them messages, no reply!
They probably think differently.
Which is great, but ... the rules have NOT changed, friend, no matter how much you might have given up or think they have.
Anyway, my second thought?
What "after their busy life halts" - or when it ultimately will?
That wheel WILL Stop turning one day.
When all of it's taken away, can YOU stand on your own?
And believe me, the answer to this lies in the answer to the following question.
Can you create something out of nothing?
i.e. your ability to create - how much do you nurture and PRACTICE this abiity daily?
If you're like most people, you're creating nothing daily - despite maybe even consciously trying to.
IT ain't just about writing either.
It's about the ability to create businesses on the fly, for instance out of nothing.
0 Excuses Fitness my friend, was born out of an idea I got in September 2017, I think.
The earlier (this) site?
An idea I got in 2012!
My other businesses?
But why just writing related?
Lets take a look at my GREEN TEA related business - or my trading - or a few others.
I never imagined in my wildest dreams I'd be sitting here in China trading green tea TODAY - or wherever I may "sit" or roam".
It just happened - I sowed a seed "without thinking about it", almost, and it happened!
THAT is what I'm talking about?
Are you going to be the one that looks for opportunity EVERYWHERE, so you can create, almost on the fly?
I believe THIS my friend is the single most, along with peristence and vision, skill an entrpreneur or indeed human being must have.
To create things - On the fly!
"Your ability to create".
Its also one reason I never worry about the future, and never have.
Because no matter what happens, I'll still be able to CREATE, and how!
So should you, my friend, so should you.
Good news, we can ALL Do it - if you learn how.
And even if you dont want to, fitness, my friend is an absolute must, you know this.
And the abiity to workout on the fly, equipment or not, gym or not, weights or not, anything or not - is something invaluable, except most people dont know how.
Learn how to.
Then do it!
Charles Mitchell, a customer of mine once made the following comment about learning of my "love" - and great aptitude for Math.
(remember, walking in drunk for exams, acing them all, hehe)
(that's a TRUE Tale!)
(as most of mine are)
"If you wrote a book on Math (or maybe he said Calculus) I'd buy it too!"
Perhaps he would.
But I dont have any plans to become Professor Rahul, despite a long ago photo on Facebook that caused people to call me just that.
True, it was me in one of my more idlyllic, "staring into space" moods... bearded, with glasses, yet the surroundings where it was taken was anything but.
A lesson to all social media addicts and "judging how his life" is right there.
Tru, Tom Tom's - perhaps you ccould - but people that know how to read minds, camouflage etc - not so much (yours truly).
Parenting is also one of the areas I could write tomes on, as I'm sur eyou've learnt!
And I'll always remember what my Dad's friend once told my Mom when she was trying to stop me from guzzling cold BEER ...
"How will you stop him when he's no longer at home!"
From a man that did it himself!
But more sage was this comment he told me .
"No matter what you do, even if you get a girl pregnant, come home and tell your parents".
Ah, if only I could.
I remember asking my father about it the next day (I was 17)
He said I shouldn't take "the words literally but the meaning".
Therein lies the nub, my friend.
In my family, it's always been "pleasing my mother first and foremost above all".
Kids be damned, world be damned, all of it be damned.
Maybe thats good for cucks and Nazi feminists, but for kids growing up?
(and I'm glad to see more people are coming out with all this after reading what I write - a lady recently wrote about how her mom told her "you've ruined my whole life!" - so much for women supporting women eh? As my "wife" said, women are often each other's WORST enemies!)
Yours truly never ever had the reassurance that no matter what I do, I could tell my parents and "ultimately " all would be fine.
I remember my Dad once telling me when I quizzed him on why he had kids.
"Because they turn out alright in the end".
He was saying - or hoping "turn out as Mommy wants".
And from a guy that has been put in the role of "unwilling enforcer" (which trust me, he's LEAST suited to be) his whole life, I found that interesting - and not - both at the same time.
But anyway ...
For me, with my daughter, I've always told her this.
No matter what you do, you'll still be my little girl.
I mean every word.
Not for me the "my house doesnt include you" (when it comes to my daughter) and other nonsense people like to spout.
I'll support her till the day she passes - or I do. Hehe.
Now, this needs to be taken with a grain - or pinch - of salt.
I do NOT mind I will support her being a brat - not working hard - not wanting her to go through the school of hard knocks, and so forth.
I WANT all that to happen i.e. "naturally".
And certainly, some of the parents that do their best to cover up horrific and grisly crimes their offspring commit, both male and female - I would never go to those extremes.
But, other hand.
Children need to KNOW that their parents, and Dad plays a huge role - has their BACK growing up.
THAT is what I never had, and THAT is what I want to give most to my daugther, and THAT Is what I am telling you, my friend.
Kids need to know there is a line to everything. But, they also need to know your parents have your back no matter WHAT.
And that, my friend, is the message for that one, as this afternoon I sit and ruminate about a lot of things.
Ok, enough on that.
Kids also need to knwo that fitness is numero UNO, friend.
And two things - one, ADULTS need to set an example first.
And Two, if you've got young kids, they need their OWN programs to follow.
And that, my friend is that .
You know whats coming next.
PS - For those in the "ignore" i.e. those that read and do nothing, would it be too much to ask you to click "unsubscribe"? Thank you! And if someone reading this falls into that category, yet doesnt do, I'm sorry, but nothing to me screams out LOSER MORE!
(I mean jeez, dude, or lady, you can always get the free stuff from the site, but why clog up a list if you never have any intention of buying anything?)
There's plenty of lessons you can learn from the latter, which is derided by many as a crap movie and more - yet, it was a huge success anyway.
Sly really hit home with his "Cobra" - and "Over the Top" movies in the 1980's.
Visionary as usual, WAY beyond his time, thats what people WANTED!
If you look at what Bollywood - and Bollywood actors in general - are copying, apeing, right down to the look?
It's Sly Stallone!
Hell, they even want to make a Rambo in India apparently!
Sly is just a legend, my friend, far, far ahead of good ole "Gubernator" Arnie. People will never understand his genius, perhaps this line sums it up the best.
"90% of my life has been a mistake - but I've got it right 10% of the time".
"But that 10% was what really COUNTED!"
Said like the champ Sly is!
Same thing for yours truly.
Look at most of my life, you'd think I did nothing - failed numerous times - as an idiot recently said "you dont have enough docs for your business" (this Bozo, remember, had never started one business of his own, let alone five or more) ...
But the REAL magic, when I really hit the highs - that EVEYRONE wants -I repeat, EVERYONE WANTS despite the Tom Tomming about "he doesnt have anything" - when people look at me - they ALL wish they could have my lifestyle, or similar! It could be "nomadic lifestyle" like Charles recently said, or "soo many girls" or "a business that pays me as I move about, with not as much work as you'd think or very little sometimes!" ... whatever it is about my way of living, life, that floats your boat - they ALL WANT IT, despite how vociferously they might DENY it ... anyway, that magic?
That happened in the 1% - or the 10%. Hehe.
Growing up, and indeed in school and so forth, I've always been one to remain silent as the Tom Tom's spout their nonsense.
I remember an idiot Anindya from Bengal (in Southern USA) once telling me the following when I was doing pushups before leaving Ricky's house (he was rooming with Ricky at the time).
"Pushups wont work the brain! Look at them (he was referring to people in general apparently".
"They have a stupid mind!"
This comment must rank RIGHT UP THERE in terms of stupidity with the comment I got about "why are you doing pullups! You need to work your mind more!"
Both UNSOLICITED BS - both made by idiots and jackasses that couldn't do a pushup, let alone pull-up to save their fucking lives if they had to.
But I remained silent.
Harry, an Indian friend of mine (at the time - I was 17) once told me the following about my style of quietly saying "Oh, I dont know, I can't do that, how could I!" to all discussions.
(because I found their theory of "stick with Indians only" so insanely DUMB AND STUPID that I couldnt even comment, I mean,why come to a foreign land then? Just stay at home, eh)
"You know everything!" (which is the English translation of the Hindi in the title)
Well, that was said in a sage manner too. He was right, heheh..
No, I dont know "everything", but I know a lot more than what Tom Tom's in general know - becauseI THINK - and I LEARN.
I know because I exercise a right we ALL have ie. to THINK independently.
And that gives me my lifestyle for the most part, ups, downs, everything.
Anyway, in Over the Top, they show the arm wrestling match in the diner.
The first one, and Sly is up against a bigger opponent (as usual - ever notice the similiarities between what yours truly says about "if you've taken someone BIGGER THAN YOU down, then it means something!" - defeating or besting someone that isnt up to par is just HOLLOW! - and what Sly's movies depict?) ...
(I once remember when doing Taekwondo in eigth grade, and being set upon by bullies - or maybe this was, I dont know, before I started doing it- those guys did do it - and were showing off kicks etc, much bigger than I was obviously - and they were finally pulled apart by another guy.
"If he doestn know how to defend himself, then who do you think YOU are by attacking him! Attack someone that knows, not someone that doesnt know!"
That was said sagely too!
Unfortunately my upbringing meant when I DID defend myself, like giving the guy a natural born kick to the KNEE way before I EVER learned TaeKwondo ... it meant I would be pilloried anyway.
Damned if you do, damned if you fucking dont!
PATHETIC, I'd say. Oh well)
But anyway, Sly is on the losing end for most of the match ...
And then finally, finally, after the other guy tells him (it came out as "me" when I was typing it - might as well be me!) "you ain't got it!" - he goes OVER THE TOP.
And defeats the guy.
That is what life is about, my friend.
Notice the true winners, they're always ready to learn.
Notice people that hate bullies, and stand up for the weak (like my friend from the Marines) - THEY are the true heroes and SOLID MEN - real men!
True, they're bested by women sometimes. Hehe. Aren't we all!
(I'd rather MGTOW for the most part tho!).
But anyway, THAT is what it's about.
Now, fitness wise?
And arm wrestling wise?
#2 first, most arm wrestling matches dont even last that long - not as far as I know at least. I ain't an expert in this either.
Normally, for me, it's always been - either I win, or he does!
With a brief tussle, but brief.
Over the Top was probably dramatized, which is fine. Hey, it's a movie after all! It has to rouse real emotion, which ain't arm wrassling - thats the vehicle.
And remember two things, friend.
Arm wrestling is one of the most brutal sports ever in many regards.
And it requires BRAIN.
And if you want to show off - or "feel like you can" - then arm wrestling - and handstand pushups - are the two fitness "standards" (if you can call them that, I'd definitely call handstands that) you MUST get good at!
Especially the latter - think about it - how many people can just up and get into a handstand ?
How many have the GRIP (yes, it's all about forearms! - but dont get me wrong, chest, triceps, shoulders, all comes into it - but weak grip, you're GONE in arm wrestling) to simply flatten bigger arms like nothing else?
I remember a Japanese dude doing that to me in college, hehe.
Skinnier than even me by several degress, and yet - arm wrestling - BAM!
Of course, if he did 50 fingertip pushups a day like a certain Korean dude I knew did... hehe.
OK, enough of the flashbacks, tips etc.
GET the courses above, my friend. Please stop postponing it, putting it off, complaning about money and all the other BS.
My stuff is the best out there, and it will get YOU in the best shape of your life.
So then, just do it...
PS - A great customer recently sent me the following
"I'm 57, so dont have the energy of a young one!"
Well, DO THE THING - and despite your age - you WILL HAVE THE ENERGY TOO!
Often times, when on the phone with people - or if I am on the phone with people, which I generally NEVER get on - because if someone's calling me, I've found out it's only because they are trying to dodge some fact I've brought up via text or email and want someone to "listen to them" as opposed to two people having a conversaton and the usual "I'm your friend" bullshit when really it's a matter of the other person being a fuckin leech for the most part... I get irritated.
Ever notice that some conversations go around and around?
If you're having a problem, you tell someone pat comes the answer - well, what are you doing to solve it (without you asking for help in any which way).
Like, dude, how would YOU solve the same problem?
When you tell these idiots that, they hem and haw.
And of course, for most people they're bored and looking for pseudo - entertainment, but it brought to mind something interesting.
And sad in a way.
Kids all over the world, even today love for their parents to sit together at the dinner table - all together, chatting etc.
"Dinner table conversation", I believe they call it.
Growing up, I can't quite recall, but I think until the age of 15 or so, the kids ate first, by themselves or otherwise, adults later ...
And given the relationship between this "unruly" kid and family (everyone having their own opinion on whats right and wrong, wrong people unwilling to change etc) there was never much meaningful convo to begin with.
It's sad though, when my daughter wants this - I can hear the longing in her voice for Mommy and Daddy to "sit together".
It's sad though when she REALLY wants to sit - and not just be entertained, but provide her input - have some NORMALCY for a change.
Yet, that will never happen!
Whats even sadder is the world these days, and of course, neither parents, or both, or one not making the effort to "be normal" even for a while.
Hey, it happens - I get it. I should know!
People hate each other basically.
But - why bring kids into the mix?
Unfortunately, that is exactly what is going on amist all the other craziness............
Anyway, on the topic of normalcy. I wrote about this before from an adult perspective, and I'll write about it now from a kiddie perspective.
Many of you reading this have kids.
And stubborn though you might be to accept the fact, FITNESS - and movement is what is required for most kids.
Know whats sad(again)?
Even physical education teachers etc, those tailored towards KIDS - or supposed to be - are either phat as phock themselves, or aren't qualifed to instruct to begin with!
Look at the fockers in most schools teaching fitness - so FAT they can barely bend over (if you think Bozo, think 1/3 rd his size, which is still a lot!) - let alone teach anyone to do the most basic of movements when they can't do it themselves, or of course these idiotic schools siphoning off the top, "saving a buck" and putting people in that dont know the F of fitness, to save a buck, of course, on hiring qualified people...
Not me - dont get me wrong.
Been a while since I taught kids pull-ups - I'll happily take the memories, but not again! Hehe.
And whats sadder, even the qualified ones, and I've seen this have LOWERED their standards for kids - simply because most kids cannot do even the most basic of movements today without becoming cranky as a bear - or plain not able to do it.
I can't help but wonder, for instance, when a child of 8 is unable to bend over properly, tie his or her own shoelaces, and such - it is WAY more common than you'd think - not to mention expanding bellies, and the same Grandma's that castiage their own children for stuff way less "doting" away on the grandchildren because of course, it's OK for them ... why? I dont know!
Crazy world, indeed, its come to!
And sad, to me...
Anyway - try and be as normal for your kids as possible, my friend.
When they grow up - TRUST ME ON THIS ONE - that is the one thing they will remember above all i.e. GENUINE love and affection, not the kind you "fake". People - andkids - can feel it!
And make sure to get them started on REAL kid's fitness routines, not the crap being thrown around these days - all taught in Kiddie Fitness.
Write back - let me know how it worked for your little one!
PS - Adults, for YOUR version of this - go HERE.
"Everyone has a story"
It's true, my friend.
As I was thinking about future plans and visualizing some things - I hit upon this idea, and it's been there for a long time actually.
You guys - me - everyone - we ALL - want ONE thing above all (or equally important).
We want someone to LISTEN to us.
That doesnt mean cry on a shoulder necessarily, it doesnt necessarily mean friendship either, not validation, certainly not Bozo like "nose in ass" (opportunity for same) or anything like that.
I believe what most of us want - even the anti social ones - even the "bedroom types" (myself) i.e. work from bedroom types - above all ?
Is to TALK - without being judged - abd be HEARD.
We dont necessarily want the other person to agree, or even get into a debate - THAT - I believe is what most people get wrong about a conversation.
Lets take politics, Trump, Biden etc.
I'm am an unabashed Trump supporter, always have been.
But I'll ALWAYS LISTEN to the other person's viewpoint, friend, though I might not agree.
And loony as it might be, so long as the other person just says "hey, this is just what I THINK" - and neither party attemps to convince the other of the "right and wrong" or "sane and insane" of what the other person is saying - its FINE by me (so long as it's nothing illegal, underage, and so forth).
To each his own.
Not everyone can remain as calm and detached as I do - or many others do, Jeff Bezos for one, I recently saw a clip of him being interviewed about "do you think government will break big tech including Amazon up or is it just a fantasy".
I'd say a fantasy in Amazon's case, they are SO MUCH more than just big tech!
The big 4 otherwise, I dont know...
(with the most recent facebook outages and all that)
But he never answered the question, instead, in his calm and analytical manner, he went off on a tangent in a manner where everyone could (with brains, that is) see he was avoiding a direct answer,, but went off into something about "all large corporations should be scrutinized", and said nothing more after a brief "my story" tale.
Jeff Bezos has this way about him ...
If I was the interviewer, I'd push him for an answer ie. Jeff, is it just a fantasy, or CAN IT HAPPEN?
I'm sure he'd find a way to stymie me - at least temporarily.
We all have a story, hence the recent email "doers only" - for SUBMISSIONS.
I already feature a lot of you guys in the emails here, so hey - if there is something you want to share - do it!
The DOERS will be featured permanently for free (always going to be free, that part) on 0 Excuses Fitness, and you even get a $50 "submission" coupon in that regard!
Anyway ... this orignally started off as something about storage, eh.
And while writing my numerous stories with all the computer crashes and so forth, all Winblows update inspired - I KEEP having to go back and forth from my numerous backups, download, redownload, upload, and so forth ...
If only there was a way to make it easier, I thought.
(Because yes, while desktops now have "apps" to backup automatically - those crash too!)
End of the day, much like Coca Cola, if you can believe it, shipping via COAL frieght ships - what they did in the 1960's!!!! - due to the current shipping bottlenecks being so severe ... MANUAL, old school , often works best.
But anyhow and this is very applicable to all of you digital download customers, that make up the bulk of my customers, andj ust increasing (nothing against you paperback and HARDCOVER guys tho! Hey, I personally prefer those..) ...
THAT is another advantage of the 0 Excuses Fitness Ship, my friend.
The first, is obviously, the price.
Despite the prices for my COURSES going up all the time, the SHIP hasn't gone up since inception, and I dont think it will anytime soon either.
Well, it went up by $200 in January, but that was after three years, and I dont think there will be another price increase anytime soon.
You get - for that one membership, as long as it stays valid - ALL OUR PRODUCTS - via digital download "forever".
In perpetuity - so long as your membership stays valid.
And it's just so price effective.
Or, perhaps any of our compilations ...
Not only that, it's EASY.
You dont have to store on your pc, or kindle.
Just login to the site - its right there for you!
I believe the option is there in your "my account" section right now too.
But, the Ship is different - you dont have to scroll through all your purchases to see which one you want to re-download, my friend.
Just go to the product page, and you'll see a download now button instead of the buy button if you're a member.
Of course, only catch, no "sign up and cancel within one day".
Once you're in, you're in.
And, we're currently expanding the FORUM section for that too - which is basically another area you can connect with your "fellow" fitness enthusiasts, and just share your experiences, and so forth.
It's one thing to get advice from me.
Its another to talk to your fellow trainees, see what they're up to, a community, and so forth.
So that, my friend is why you SHOULD be a 0 Excuses Fitness Ship member - makes perfect sense to me, at least.
Probably to YOU too, I'm sure...
In the future there will be another "all encompassing" option where for ONE price, you can get PAPERBACK books - for any product - shipped to you - or hardcover, if available - with no shipping costs (already the case per product on the site, but that would mean you get anything via paperback or hardcover depending upon your choice - with that one membership).
So, had to say that, now I have...
Ball's in your court, friend.
Take action now.
PS and Edit - I remember, this storage issue REALLY hit me hard on my phone for one! No longer, but for years, I used a 13 GB Phone - but it occured even on the 128 GB phones, they'd constantly run out of storage that annoying little "storage full" sign. Ugh.
All rectitfied now.
I'm truly on a roll today.
As I finish making some edits to the Chinese verion of (yes, we're doing books in Chinese now too!) of a book I once wrote - which Bozo Glyn would LOVE - about sissies , maids and all that (rather extreme) - I gotta say this.
One of the main reasons I could never live in India long term - was this reliance, on overreliance on "maids".
I know, I know.
My customers - YOU reading this have gotten back tome several times saying "wtf".
"Not everyone is so rich as to hire maids!"
Ah, but there in lies the nub, Indias cheap and abundant labor - except it comes with a catch, and it ain't cheap either.
When you hire a maid in INdia (which I absolutely NEVER EVER DO - maids there give me the SHIVERS - they always have since childhood!) ... you dont hire a maid apparently.
You hire someone to "sweep the floor".
Except, apparently sweeping cobwebs off the floor costs more and is an extra service.
You hire someone to "wipe the floor".
Except, removing stains doesnt come with it.
You hire someone to "wash the clothes".
Except, drying the clothes doesnt come with it.
So much for the cheap labor.
Not to mention, all these tasks - in other , far more developed countries, when you hire a maid, you pay her a set amount per hour - and she cleans - and thats that!
India apparently if you ask her to clean the bathroom - then "cleaning the basin is seperate" and "toilet is seperate"
It is just insane,of course, when I dare to bring it up (I never do) I get yells aplenty.
"Who do you think you are!"
"Thats real life, not the fun you have overseas".
Ah, so overseas wasn't real life and is all "fun". HA!
"They're graduates, those girls", my S.O. once sniffed.
OK, well, so they are in many parts of the world, especially these days.
I mean, I dont know, I know TIC i.e. "This is China".
But TIC really, it PALES in comparison to "TII".
Like for fuck's sake, cleaning is cleaning is cleaning, friend!
I hire a maid in China maybe once a month - I dont need anything else.
She cleans - I dont even tell her what to do.
She washes the dishes - I dont stand guard over her.
I dont even need to tell her to wipe the floor etc ..
It is the same EVERYWHERE, apparently just not "in India".
It seems almost insane to me, but who am I to say anything, of course.
Truly, keeping in mind all this, I really Bozo Schofield should give up his Nigerian passport and apply for an Indian one.Hehe.
He's be hired as a maid instantly, at least by guys.
And given women generally do a better job of cleaning their own apartments than guys do ... Glyn Bozo would be a god send.
He'd get a kick to the wazoo if he talked any rot about asses, and so forth, he'd be told to shut up and just do the thing. Hell, so long as he didnt wank all over the place I for one would give him S/M magazines to look at while he worked before I booted him out.
Best part, he would probably do it for dirt cheap, if not free. Hehe.
But really, the lunacy that passes for real life these days boggles the mind - my mind, at least!
Maybe we can ask Glyn to set up a "maid service" in India - run by him, and he'd be the sole worker.
Hey, he'd make a great, great "protagonist" for one of my erotica tales. Hehe.
Not so much Glyn's China rants, as I once thought of writing (trust me, with his rants on washing machines and such, thats a tome unto itself!)
But .. and I remember a guy "Cliff" once commenting in a Keeping it Real in China group - my super group.
"Send her here! My hous eis a mess!"
I dont know if he meant Bozo.
Probably not, hehe.
Yes, Cliff, I got that from Americana and you ...
But poor Bozo too, hehe.
He deserves every bit, and hey, he enjoys it, so might as well!
As Chuck so famously said, the more the merrier!
I'll really stop now, LOL.
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