In Pushup Central, an "innocent sounding but in reality a MAGNUM opus on the worlds (possibly) oldest, most effective (in my opinion) and DIVERSE" exercise (the opinion part is mine, but the rest are words from a customer I mentioned yesterday "John Walker" from the UK - a great guy and a DOER PAR EXCELLENCE!) ...I give you no less than 55 different ways to do pushups and give you workouts that will last you a lifetime - and get you in shape right quick.
REAL quick, I might add, if you just do.
The Bozo fools (Schofield Blowfield of course, who else, hehe) trolled the book by saying "Really! A book on just pishups! ...Boring!"
I dont know about you, but this sort of comment is so stupid it makes me want to laugh out loud rather than get angry.
Bozo is trying to make it sound like it's a fiction book (boring??).
Hey, Schofield, if you'd even do ONE of the exercises I'ved mentioned in them, you'd be flat on your stomach with no energy left for the tongue workouts you so diligently engage in
Come to think of it, thats perhaps the goal anyway for you (to the Bozo that is).
But anyway, getting back to it ...
55 different ways.
Truth is, and trust me bro - I could put out 555 different ways to do pushups and I still wouldn't scratch the surface of this great exercise.
Ok, thats a bit of an exagerration perhaps, but you get the point.
Take the FIRST style of pushup in the book, for instance.
The humble ole "regular grip" pushup which most people think when they think pushups.
Right off the top of my head, right NOW, and I'm not even fully awake (the bear takes a while to wake up, hehe) ..I can think of no less than TEN different ways to do just THIS pushup - with the SAME hand and foot positioning.
At least 10 different ways, and 10 different workouts.
So, 550 different ways wouldn't be a stretch, and neither would 555 ...
The key, my friend, lies in changing the mental pictures you have of this great exercise.
Most people think of pull-ups as being the champ of fitness.
The pull-up IS one of the toughest exercises out there, and it makes you feel like a SUPERHERO - or SUPER STUD (along with the handstand pushup, of course).
But getting back to pushups - I've often touted them as being the big dog of fitness, and rightfully so.
When all you have is a floor - and we all have that - and a wall - guess what.
You can get the workout of your LIFE (see 0 Excuses Fitness - I've made mention of pull-ups in there, but you do NOT need 'em - or I should say, yes, you should do 'em - but again - pushups, squats and bridging will get you int he best shape of your life - and that sort of routine is what pro boxers, wrasslers, and champ athletes follow all over the world).
Dont get me wrong.
Pull-ups are damn important too.
But pushups my friend - the mental picture most people have is style #1 that I mention in the book, and hence the "pah! JUst pushups!"
(I am not referring to Bozo Blowfield here, as he's clearly trolling - I'm referring to people in general).
And here's the thing.
Well, if it's just pushups, can YOU give me 100 of them NOW?
Or even 10 slow proper ones?
If it's most people we're talking about, includin Muscle Maniacs, th answer would probably be NO.
So my point is this.
Don't be lazy.
Work these exercises HARD, hard, HARD.
And change the mental picture you have of pushups FIRST.
And of course, get the course right HERE.
No fancy shmancy marketing on this one, sorry. Just a brutally effective "get it", and thereeth endeth this email.
Actually, he DID.
He understood it better than most, probably!
And he was spiritual without knowing it too ...
Of course, those were the hey days in the PRC, and this friend is none other than Major General Michael, him of the FAMOUS "You are both FIRED as SITE ADMINS and MAJOR GENERAL. Public posting to follow shortly".
It never did, hehe.
That was Michael, Rahul and Uncle Bob (and a late addition Ziv Glikman whose now the only remaining solider in that battle, and a bonafide STUD in terms of "whos who" in Dongguan and a great guy despite our spats in the "early days" for which I was responsible for the most part, hehe).
Thats always been me.
And I was that then x 10000.
I still am, hehe.
But doing the right thing, thats always been key for me.
So it was for Major General Michael, as when it came time to hand over Dongguan Expat FULLY to me, he did so despite me saying initially "I didnt want to buy it".
Folks were CLAMORING to get the site.
But he didnt give in.
He called me one fine night (when yours truly was about to set off on one of his truly infamous bordello jaunts as Michael put it "on the streets of Dongguan", hehe - STREET TOUGH!!! Thats been me always. I remember a friend Aaron back in the day telling me "So what if he's bigger than you. You're a damn STREET FIGHTER!") and said the following which was repeated on email the next day.
And as I am hit with an outpouting of emotion recalling Sunny Deol in Ghayal, and as I keep getting hit with these great reviews for the course DEAR or DEAREST to my HEART - Pushup Central, I gotta say it.
"Rahul, lets do this now! I want to do it now!"
Hey, I feel him.
When I want to do something, it has be done now.
The TIME IS NOW!
As Napoleon Hill says, when you get the urge - DO IT!
DO NOT STOP TO PONDER and think "what if"!
Else, it might well be FATAL to your success.
Now, anyway - when Igot back, the site was there for me.
Teh next day, he said this on email.
"No-one contributed MORE to Dongguan Expat than you, Rahul. I created it, WE WORKED on it, but YOU were the biggest contributor".
Fair's fair, bro.
And the General was a fair man, and still is!
I'd love to meet him TODAY and chill and drink a few cold ones with me like we both did back in the day, getting in each others FACES, REAL MAN STYLE!
Thankfully we're (if I may borrow a great guy John Walker's expression" "far more civilzed now".
But the BEAST lurks!
Anyway, down the line, I think I mentioned this before (yes, I did!) - I put a Tsingtao beer gal as an opening splash page on the site for no other reason than I love Tsingtao, and the dame was hot - looked DAMN GOOD!
Kinda like the girls I drank with so often back in the day.
Michael asked me the following.
"Great splash page! But ... is TsingTao giving you credit for all the publicity??"
He was right.
And Iremoved the page later after pissing a few uppity morons off (and Nazi feminists, how dare I put the image of a sexy hot woman on there, hehe. "I dont want to see that!") ... but it probably got a lot of eyeballs.
He said it in jest.
But here's the point.
I dont SHY AWAY from giving CREDIT where it's due bro.
I'll talk all day long about how great they are!
Well, you know that story too. Hehe.
I'll talk all day long about it and give it credit!!
People that inspired me?
I dont just give them credit here - FREE credit - and no, I dont expect nothing in return - they deserve it - and then some! And I give them credit in my BOOKS TOO!
That is how the Universe works - I wrote in a NON - FITNESS related book about an English expat coming "home" to his Indian "dream gal' - and how "life always brings things full circle".
I gave you the example of - well, in THAT book of Stallone in Rambo being asked by Colonel Trautman.
"When are you going to come full ciricle, John?"
And Michael ... (which Michael? I'm Michael too, hehe - not just in China, but on ANOTHER site too!).
There is a reason I chose the name.
The man inspired me, and still does!
(and it pissed off a lot of people that I liked him, but hey. So be it!)
"We all get on the roundabout , Rahul ... "
And as I come full circle, you do so TOO bro.
With the OLDEST exercise known to man out there (no, Bozo Schofield, not "that exercise").
No you know what fist pumps with old you know what's.
Come full circle, bro.
JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING!!
PS - I love pushups. Cannot overstate how important they are to fitness, and if you haven't seen it yet - well - the Rolls Royce of Fitness explains it very well too along with videos. Grab both of these NOW.
I've made no secret of the fact that Pushup Central is a book that is dear to me for reasons specified in emails before.
Pushups, that exercise I've been doing since I was a kid - that I've been doing well with poor genetics etc, and NO training on how to do it except some movie montages - and one that always made me feel like a MAN.
A real MAN!
Pushups, which my Tae-kwondo instructor praised me on ...
And pushups, my friend, an exercise that virtually ALL great athletes and DOERS throughout the ages have gotten good at - and done - and continue to do - is what I bring to you in Pushup Central.
I haven't said this as yet, but I literally had "tears and smiles" in my eyes as I wrote that book last year!
And I bring it to you not just because of what pushups have done for me - but what they can - and will - do - for YOU!
And the proof, my friend is in the pudding.
In the 0 Excuses Fitness System, I tell you that pushups are the BIG DOG of training.
(I did 100 yesterday outdoors with 100 pull-ups - ALL Floor pushups, all as done in Pushup Central, and let me tell you, I'm feeling it!).
And there is a damned good reason for me saying that, and curiously enough, just as I was thinking of pushups and my "sore" muscles - which I WILL hit hard and heavy again today?
Another great review from a DOER - and without further ado, here is what he says.
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.
And that, my frend, says it all - right down to what he says about the Bozo, hehe.
Especially the part about his sh-views for books he never bothered to read in the first place, which of course is nigh obvious.
Anyway, Bozo Blowfield aside, get this book NOW, my friend.
It truly WILL make a CHAMP - out of you!
PS - Another book along the same lines, except dealing with sprints is this one - Advanced Hill Training. Jump on this now too.
What a pain Win-Blows is!
I had this post nicely typed out (email) and then the computer chooses just this time to crash. Hehe.
Lets try another time (I'm still on a hunt for that Toshiba I want!).
Anyway, sun drenched workouts - and spoiler alert - this ain't what you might be thinking.
No sun drenched beach, warm sand you can feel, sparkly water right next to yo uthat you want to DIVE into (even if you just saw the Meg, hehe) ... and certainly no girls lying on their tummies with their posteriors pried tightly SHUT so that leering Bozo Schofields can't even try and pry 'em open.
Now, admittedly the Bozo looks harmless from a distance, but he ain't.
Appearances can be deceptive, and believe me, not even the most desperate of old women would want the Bozo anywhere near her posterior.
Unless he flashed "wads" of cash but beign those are usually given to him by women, gullible ones in China he dupes, and being he's "stuck" in Mom's basement for now in the UK, that ain't happening either!
The lovely Bozo.
But he's great fun in some regards as you can tell!
Anyway, sun drenched.
I just got done with a sun drenched routime myself out there - a 100 pull-ups in the park and the sun literally "bathed" my back and "kneaded it from the inside out" as I worked out!
Great, warm feeling, and my calves are still BUZZING with that buzz you get from great workouts.
But it brings to mind some recollections - and this one - I have NOT posted in the workout memoires - workouts, if you're the nut job reading this - for "salacious memoirs" you'll be redirected to the right site, LOL - truly one of the best fitness memoirs EVER - and a book very dear to my heart (and trolled roundly, since it's just so damn inspirational, just like Pushup Central) - 16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections.
Golly, those memories!
Anyway, back in the day I'd often workout at 1PM or so - outdoors.
Remember this is Southern China, my friend. The sun would be BLAZING and BASHING down on me as I trained. It's so hot in that part ofthe country that it would rain one minute - tropical style downpour - you'd be SOAKED to the bone.
Next minute, sun would show up, and you'd dry out, and be soaked again within a minute - with sweat.
I completed many a tough hill climb in those conditions, tons of 'em!
Not for nothing they call me Mr. Ironman, hehe.
But the time I'm talking about, I climbed the hill at the end of my routine.
First, I would do Hindu squats out there, out by the lovely lake int he park as the cool breeze blew across my face.
I loved that lake - still do!
Then I'd do 150 pushups - once done, I'd dust off, and do MORE - with feet plonked on a bench. A style I believe I popularized in Pushup Central ...
Then, it was on to the park itself - unshaded area, and I'd bang out pull-ups and more pushups. It was so hot that the thick bars felt like molten steel, and my hands used to literally feel like they were BURNING!
You gotta experience it to FEEL it, hehe.
And I'd do those 100 handstand pushup/pull workouts out there in that heat.
The park used to be deserted at that time. Save a few "aunties" fanning themselves under the trees wondering what the Da Xing Xing was up to, there was no-one crazy enough to be out there at the time.
Just me, myself, and the SUN! BLAZING DOWN!
And I'd finish them workouts, then climb the hill, then finish off with a Bourne sprint or two.
Some of the best toughest workouts of my life - and some of the best times I HAD and continue to!
The RAVENS WOULD CROW!
And .. good news is this.
YOU don't have to be NEAR as extreme to get in great shape.
I'm not asking you to do any of this necessarily. In fact, when you start out, I would NOT recommened this type fo thing!
But YOU, my friend - and this is a promise Rahul Mookerjee makes - -you, my brother, can get into the best shape of your life in less than 15 minutes in the comfort, privacy and AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONS (if you so choose) of your Home .
You do NOT need extreme.
You can work up to it.
But no, you do NOT need it!
And you might just SWEAT in the air conditioned environs too - you'll see me doing that in the Rolls Royce of Fitness workout video!
But thats all you need bro.
And thats a promise Rahul is making to you - and whe he makes ones - he does it - and DELIVERS - and you can take his word to the BANK, my friend - and my great customers around the GLOBE know it!
(so do the Bozos, hehe).
I'm out. Man, that felt good!
My almighty - not - computer crashed while typing out the last post, so lets see if we can do this again.
Message from the Spiritual that??
Anyway, when John Walker, a great customer from the UK once told me that getting Pushup Central would probably be worth his while if just for the amount of criticism the Bozos and morons gave it, he was right.
But I found it interesting.
Though YES, I had highly recommended the course to him (along with Jump Rope Mania!) - another course that doesn't get it's dues - I do that to everyone.
I hadn't really said a lot on Pushup Central specifically to him, not that I recall.
And these did.
But anyway, the pushup.
The almighty Pushup that the Bozos diss, and the morons that think adding "weight upon weight to the bench press and "add oil!!!"" is what it's about diss and say its too simple because they can't do it, the pushup that turned Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson, Herschel Walker, the Gama, and countless others not mentioned here and not necessarily in that order into BRUTISH freaks of nature NOT TO BE TRIFLED WITH ...
Mr Handstand Pushup and Pullup Champ Papa can do many exercises, and does.
The hill - - and pull-ups are and will always remain dear to my HEART! (Charles the "friend", if you're reading the HEART part - take NOTE!).
But pushups . . .
I dont know why, but when I came out with Pushup Central I KNEW it was going to be a hit, and sure enough, it was.
"My best course" ever was what I thought (which is what a lot of folks have said about Animal Kingdom Workouts).
Pushup Central and it's 55 ways to do pushups . . .
Animal Kingdom Workouts has 68.
13 being the difference.
Yes, I know what they say about 13 being unlucky, but it's about belief, and much like seeing a magpie does NOT bring bad luck - - ah, but I digress!
I LOVE pushups - always have!
Maybe my subconscious never forgot the training montages in Ghayal I wrote about - starring no less than Sunny "Pa Ji" Deol, the Lion of Punjab (one of 'em, at any rate!).
He of the "2.5 kg hand".
Maybe it's good thing my computer crashed the first time, because I forgot to mention the first time - Sunny was reputed to have done 500 pushups daily in his prime while eating "butter from his farmhouse".
Much like the Gama's numbers, I've no way of knowing if this is true or reliable, but I would not be surprised to know it is!
Yours truly did them too at a certain point, even when "fat".
And that training montage in the 1990's blockbuster Ghayal makes it all worth it, so worth it!
It's 2 minutes - but that 2 minutes was seared into my subconscious forever.
OUr initial memories do make us!
(those we focus upon).
Sunny was in prison. He chopped wood all day long as the music BEAT AND PULSATED!
Raw, primal ENERGY!
At night, the rest of the convicts slept.
He did pushups!
Then they show him eating by himself. Alone.
Then he's doing pull-ups in the rain!
Any of this strike BELLS with anyone that's purchased "16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections" - - - I BET!
Ghayal 2 was a disaster in my opinion, but the first was a classic, and Sunny was real in both, which I appreciate - much respect!
Not like certain other idiots in Bollywood who do "what the situation or politicans demand".
Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt (and a few others) were and will always be THEMSELVES and REAL, and thats what it's all about.
But anyway, Sunny doing pushups, chest to the floor on each rep!
I remember myself picturing MYSELF doing them - replacing Sunny with me (when I was real young).
And that visual probably led to my Taekwondo teacher, a man known for solid criticism WHEN WARRANTED - and equal praise WHEN WARRANTED always praising me for my pushups which I enjoyed doing - unlike the other kids - and unlike my stretching, which was atrocious (I still remember him ignoring my pain as another kid pried my legs wide open!) - pushups always came naturally to me.
But anyway, the Taekwondo instructor I had knew when to praise, and didnt just criticize, which is KEY.
Anyway, thats enough of an eulogy on the book, hehe.
If you're not convinced by now to GRAB it - NOW - you never will be!
PS - Remember to grab Jump Rope Mania too while you're at it!
What I didn't mention in Shoulders like Boulders, and any of my other "shoulder" courses (or upper body, for that matter), is the emphasis on profound.
Its there in the 0 Excuses Fitness System in a direct maner, and indirect in most others (so I did mention it, - just not directly).
But there are few, my friend - FEW more profound positions than doing the handstand (not even getting into the pushup) - and then following it up with one of the positions I show you in Isometric and Flexibilty Training - a LEG POSE that most diss as being "too easy" or too simple to work.
These idiots don't know that the greatest of men did the simplest of things, and so it is with yours truly and what I ask YOU to do.
But anyway, I should have added the word "profound" onto the book on isometrics.
I didnt, but those positions, most of them are very profund.
The clarity of mind you get after a workout like these - stunningly enough some of the simplest and QUICKEST workouts (see the end of the book!) you can do is MIND BLOWING and AMAZING to say the least. Ideas flow. THINGS flow. Life flows.
It just - IS!
As it's meant to be, as you want to!
Now, anyway - back to the physical from the spiritual although both of them are very closely LINKED ...
I say in Pushup Central that the LEGS will get a super workout from doing pushups.
I keep repeating this over and over again through the book for good reason.
One, because it's true, and two, to get the nuts who believe "pushups are just an upper body" workout are IDIOTS.
I am NOT just talking "Hindu" pushups when I say working the legs while doing pushups by the way.
Those are great.
But the other styles of pushups mentioned, believe me, you won't need anything more for the legs after a hard, hard pushup workout!
And especially profound handstands, and the ADVANCED way in which I'm doing them now off the wall - they give you a SUPERLATIVE workout for the LEGS.
Truly like nothing I've ever felt before!
If you're interested in a course like this, do let me know. Profound handstands, or handstands that work th elegs, or FREESTANDING handstands.
Or a combo therein.
And I know you're interested in especially the last.
Anyway, give me a shout out (John, I know you're eagerly waiting for the book on training with the Gada, Jori etc - but patience my BROTHER - that will come soon too!).
And for now, make sure to pick up what is possibly my best book ever - right HERE.
It might be a rhetorical question, but it hits home doesnt it?
Especially for a lot of you gym goers out there that claim to bench the world, but can't hang on to the pull-up bar to save your life (quite literally).
But anyway, I posed this SAME question on another site, in a different manner.
That was about "attracting women" and the long line of Bozos standing around on street corners and massage parlors and such with dicklets in hand and what not because they "can't get none at home or wherever, or what not" .. and how I said you dont (on that list) necessarily need to DO any of that.
Basically, there are certain rules to attracting women (those you want) - and the same thing holds true for WOMEN - except women in general are more attudned to their inner selves and what needs to be done than most men who literally think with their little brains *heads*.
A certain someone comes to mind, hehe.
But it ain't about anyone in particular necessarily, but anyway, I posed the very real and RIGHT question.
More unsubscribes, and in droves.
And I welcome it.
If there is one thing I cannot stand more than the DO NOTHING's, it's the DO NOTHINGS that pitch up a hissy upon being told they are do nothings.
One guy wrote back to tell me "how he'd pay me if I introduced girls to him that would do what I wanted".
Last I checked I didnt operate a call girl service, and dont have any plans on doing so!
(And those inane messages I keep getting of "Sir, we have dating services". UGH. Don't want 'em...)
But anyway, exercise and back to it.
I mean, lets face it fella.
You DO want to do 'em.
And a lot of people secretly look at people that can do the thing - and then make the snarky comments about "how he has it good" and other bullshit, while igorning the facts that they are a) lard asses that cant do the thing and b) too cheap to fork out the bucks to learn HOW and c), and MOST IMPORTANTLY - when someone calls them out for it - it hits HOME, so they throw a fit.
Like a certain Charles did ... (not the customer obviously) ... for a post that didnt even have him in mind. Hehe. Tells you a ton about the nutjobs "secretly" following every little tidbit of what I say or write, but wont admit it.
Hey, what can I say.
All learn from the Master at it ...
And I've earned the right to call myself not just that - but a SUPER STUD at pull-ups, and I will.
And so should you (earn the right).
And we ALL know you WANT to.
BUt unfortunately, nothing comes without sacrifice, and nothing is free in life (not even pull-ups, hehe).
"Aint nothing free in life. Jake".
Anyway, enough on this. I'm out. BAck soon!
PS - Pick up the compilation on pull-ups HERE - -and get cracking, and write back once you get good at 'em. Like with Gautam and many others, I'll share your tales with the WROLD!
Yes, WROLD. Hehe.
These could probably be condensed – or seperated – and then hung out to dry, hehe – as TWO emails.
But first, a bit of a strange occurrence – or questions – or both.
Why, I ask, why (Bozo schofield, pay attention, LOL) would guys (ostensibly STRAIGHT guys) talk about “hanging condoms out to dry on clotheslines so they could be re-used” – or send dick pictures galore in what was decidely not a porn group on WeShat?
I can tell you why I call it WeShat.
But can these fine fellas, all fine upstanding “Gym Shym” preacher with big bellies (some) and even more gigantic bloated MUSCLE (some) tell me why they would be doing the same?
I won’t take names and kick ass (for a change).
Bozo Schofield, well, he’s the epitome of lunacy so I just HAVE To. Plus he makes me sales.
But I kinda like the other two dudes, hehe. Especially the boobybuilder with knee injuries who I Once asked to run sprints.
To his credit, cliff listened.
HE might not have DONE it.
But he didn’t trash talk bodyweight like a certain other guru shuru does.
(not to mention he came out and agreed with - or shoul di say had the GUTS to admit that the Chinese are one of the most racist people ever in certain regards, and he said this despite being a color you wouldn't think would say it, hence my rants about "not all people are bad!")
Thats “start” in Hindi.
Here I start again, I can heer certain people thinking.
Here I GO again. Like that Energizer Bunny, hehe, as certain female shave called me.
And to the other guy’s credit?
He said the following
“Rahul doesn’t just “do it” (to a silly question along the lines of “if I do it”.). He TEARS it apart”.
Now, inneundos aside (would you believe, that was the sort of conversation that went on in “Keeping it Real in China” (one reason I GAVE the group away, and Bozo Schofield of all people ended up getting it through a third party, and he promptly turned it into a porn group)) (and Charles was right. Dont give it to Glyn, he repeatedly told me, hehe).
But I didn’t.
Glyn “got it” …
but anyway. Point of all this you ask?
Brain dump for one, and this brain dump occurred during a SUPER STUD workout, my friend.
No, not pull-ups although that happened before and after.
But when, and hear me out, you can do 500 jump ropes in approximately 1:45, you truly ARE super stud level at jumping rope right if nothing else.
You’re probably pretty damned good at other things too.
(I wont go thre, hehe).
But jumping rope does increase blood flow all over the body, including to the nether regions where most modern day men and boobybuilders selling supplements get LESS flow.
Far lesser, I should say …
But anyway, I haven’t put out an advanced course on jumping rope as yet.
Maybe I shall.
But for now, Jump Rope Mania! Is advanced enough to keep you busy and sweating your WHOLE Life.
Now, the inner citadel?
Well, it’s simple
Tracy once told me that “you’re always so positive! I love it!”
High praise coming from a fine, fine lass … hehe.
And most people whether they agree with me or not have told me the same thing (on my list, and pretty much most people I meet) except THREE people.
The Bozo = Hannibal, not “human”.
The other two?
I’ll let you guess, hehe.
25% discount off for those that DO guess – RIGHT!
Oh, and in an email or so prior or perhaps one that I wills end soon, there’ll be a goof that doesn’t seem like a goof, and the number “25” or a derivative thereof will be involved.
See if you can spot it!
PS – Get to ANIMAL like fitness levels and become the REAL Man you were meant to be (hint – Mother Nature didn’t intended you to turn into a puff duff boobybuilder my friend. Adding more poundage on to the bar ain’t where its at either. REAL MAN training is done on your FEET, not your back and ass (unless its the lovely not Schofield, of course, hehe) by INDULGING galore in the WORKOUTS that will get you there – Animal Kingdom Workouts, the book that is possibly my best and most controversial ever, and is raising eyebrows and getting RAVE REVIEWS!
PS #2 – I “Capped” off my workout with a 1 minute isometric stretch. Thats right, just one minute. And those workouts I give you in Isometric and Flexibility Training – last guess how long?
Righto, my friend.
And they WILL kick your ass. Guaran-damn-teed.
PPS – Citadel, “sh”it-adel. LOL. Never got to that. But basically it’s a Napoleon Hill expression which basically means you let NOTHING but the thoughts you WANT to come into your innermost mind. I’ve written about this before, and despite it NOT seeming that way, I practice it almost daily, and the results are wondrous. So should YOU!
And if you don’t know how, apply for COACHING on it here. (how dare I, eh. Hehe. But I did!)
It's funny, my dear reader, but tru.
Yours truly is NOT a "technically" inclined person in that he dos NOT like to "take things apart and fix them".
If theres something to do around the house?
Well, yours truly is probably NOT the guy you call, hehe.
And it's funny despite my outward alpha male "macho" appearance. I didnt know how to change the air con filtere on an A/C split until Marc the African Silverbak Gorilla told me.
He didnt know either.
Despite the brawn.
And this isn't about attraction, or like minds attracting, but rather the Chinese dude who showed us just how EASY it was when he did it (on a paid basis of course, hehe).
Much like opening a lock is if you know how. Again, CHina's taught me a lot in that regard!
Forking out a 100 or so kuai for something youc an do with ... ah, but this isn't about locks, locksmiths, and yours truly forgetting keys when in a rush for workouts (I rarely do it, but it's happened on occasion!).
But anyway ...
It's a lot easier to do all this in China than India.
India, for whatever reason is different in that the craftmanship for just about anything is shoddier.
Nothing is standard. Nuts and bolts don't fit where they should. Parts are "just that much different". And so forth.
China, not so.
Despite China's many faults, MOST factories and us foregin devils doing QC there ensure that parts are, for the most part, of uniform standard and quality in just about anything made there these days with a few exceptoins, but just a few.
Yours trulu even took apart a giant HEATER of all things there, wires and everything, and re-wired it all back together with the help of a video - in Chinese!
HEy I can learn if taught WELL.
But in India?
I doubt I'd be able to even put the damn thing back together, hehe.
Anyway, yours truly has never been technically inclined in that regard.
Curiously enough I'm the guy they call when computers need fixing or taking apart ...
But the "man things around the house"?
For some reason, changing car tyres, or being taught how to do so, or being taught how to BOX and FIGHT ... all those little "guy things" that Dad's often pass on to their kids was never ever there for me.
Perhaps it's the Nazi feminist household in which I grew up.
But I wasn't interested in it either.
But then again, kids are only interested once you TELL 'em.
I teach my little GIRL to box (the best I can, hehe) - and to exercise RIGHT (which I CAN do - very well!).
It's never about gender my friend (curiously enough yours truly was told to take "manly subjects" in schoool when he was more interested in arts and HISTORY rather than boring ass Sciences).
And curiously enough most of my customers are of the same bent of mind, upbringing etc.
Not so much "friends" of whom I have precious few, and PREFER it that way.
Quality, not quantity.
And where am I going with all this, you might ask?
The workout I got.
More to the point, the THUMB workout. Same thumb that popped in and out while doing handstands "Rocky style" is now back at full bore despite me getting NO treatment for it, bearing the pain, and the only thing I Did for it was grip an ice cold Corona tightly the night of the (VERY AND MOST painful I've ever had) injury.
Today, that thumb is rockin and back stronger than ever
Fingertip pushups, my friend, before you ask are the secret.
And despite the MARK on my right thumb from openkng that damn water filter or what not this afternoon, I did it.
Don't know so much about the tech side of it, but the "opening and closing"?
I did it. (no, Bozo Glyn, if you're reading this I ain't referring to the legs you never opened and the asses you always dove headfirst, not the small one either ... ah, but I will stop. LOL).
Fingertip pushups are a secret old timers and wrestlers used to build that CORSUCATING grip strength and are often ignored in favor of fancy grippers and sucgh.
Weight shyt, and what not.
Big mistake my friend.
These will giv eyou the strongest fingers ever, and a grip of STEEL.
Learn how to do 'em right HERE!
PS - And remember, along with pull-ups? You'll literally have a grip of steel x 1000. In fact, I believe I gave away one of my TOP grip secrets by saying that, but so be it!
PS #2 - Bozo Schofield sent me a rant saying "Rahul Tyson" when I posted the sales page. Maybe I'll go MANO-A-0MANO with him on that one. Then again, nah. I fight MEN...LOL. Not pansies and girly men. 'nuff said.
(and men that wouldn't last a DAY in the slammer, hence the Bozo on the lam from cops. Long story!)
I just saw a video I HAD to share with you guys.
I don’t normally watch videos in the first place, but this one was special.
The headline itself was special.
A 70 kg (yea, thats right – 70!) arm wrestler beat a veritable GIANT – and one of the world’s strongest bodybuilders Larry Wheels in a MATCH.
A 5 round match.
Rahul Panicker from Kochi was the arm wrestler who did it.
And while he looks FIT and hardly a midget as described in the headline, next to the gigantic Larry Wheels and the even more gigantic bloated muscles ??
It is indeed David VS Goliath, and then some!
The small dude lost the first two rounds, but he’s just getting warmed up it seems. Hehe.
And the match took place in “Jim Shim” of all places with boobybuilders with rippling muscles looking on.
Round 3, 4 and 5 went to “Rahul”.
And as he walked away from the table smiling, I can’t help but LAUGH.
At all the people who say “size is really what matters”.
Or, “I could pick you up and throw you through the window”.
My former friend Charles comes to mind, hehe.
Can’t do a pull-up despite years of trying, finds every opportunity to criticize me for saying what I do the way I do, supports Bozo Schofield and his racist antic, and so forth ...
... and of course, says “he’s a big guy” when he’s actually FAT.
He’s bigger than me, sure.
But his grip is about 10 times weaker despite the deadlifts he supposedly does.
Now, this isn’t a rant against him or fat guys.
But the point begets.
It ain’t about size, or size of the dog my friend.
It’s about the size of the FIGHT in the dog!
I still remember an incident in college, where a person named Bruce asked me if I Could arm wrestle him.
“Um, I don’t know”, I said. I was skinny and had a weak ass grip at that point, and Bruce laughed.
“Nah. You do pushups and you could probably beat me!”
And at that point, we never arm wrestled, but knowing his grip strength back then, built from a lifetime of working on cars?
He could probably have beat my ass at arm wrestling despite being even skinnier than I was.
His roommate Vincent was one of the gym gorillas, agood friend, and the same person who once told me that “you can’t be the strongest in the gym” when “Bimbo instructor” in physical education102 or some such BS was trying to get me on the machines and all “pumped and toned” and I threw a hissy (rightfully so).
But he had a weak grip, and I remember beating him at arm wrestling often.
But anyway, back to the video.
I see Larry Wheels’s biceps PEAK.
I see the peak of his biceps RIPPLE and RIPPLE MORE!
As he tries to defeat the much smaller guy.
Who then pulls his arm to the “floor” as it were.
And that, my friend, is all the proof you need in terms of real strength NOT being related to size (in case you needed any more, that is!).
And I don’t know what sort of training Rahul does.
Not yours truly.
But I bet the MAN from Kochi does pushups and pull-ups amongst other things ...
Anyway, thats the David VS goliath story for now.
And to get a grip as strong as Rahuls, or perhaps MORE – if you do the thing – here are the two courses that will do it.
Have at (Oh, and the book on tips is there too in case you so choose!).
PS – Be sure and pick up the best compilation on pull-ups right here.
PS – I was around 65kg when my wife said I was “too skinny and weak”. And people IN THE KNOW said I was in great shape (from following the 0 Excuses Fitness System).
Who was right? YOU decide!
This is something interesting!
And it struck me right after that hearty, starchy meal of POTATOES and CHEESE, and right now I’m so relaxed momentum and/or pull-ups, or any sort of exercise other than getting my ass off the chair and into the bed is not on my mind.
It will later, but not now.
The tiger BE Ready to rest!
But anyway, pull-ups.
I’ve often spoken about and railed against why KIPPING, despite being promoted by the pundit-shundits, experts-sh-em-experts, gym goers, Crossfitters and many others alike is not only NOT good when doing pull-ups, but it can also seriously impact your gains in the long term in this great exercise if you keep doing it that way
If you do it to “try” and never do it again?
But most people get addicted to the “rush” and “kick” (literally) and keep doing ‘em that way to feed their numbers and stoke their EGOS.
Truth is, you do NOT use momentum of ANY NATURE from the lower body while doing pull-ups right bro
Truth is you don’t use the legs at all.
You don’t even (preferably) bend them as it taught. Sure, you CAN do em that way, but advanced pull-ups mean your legs remain STRAIGHT and do NOT generate any momentum while being straight – and this is mentioned in both Battletank Shoulders – and Pull-ups - - from STUD to SUPER STUD within WEEKS!
But there IS momentum that cannot be avoided, especially with higher reps.
Not the “do one and do five kind”, though thats great.
It’s upper body momentum.
Many people have written in about this in the past too.
“Rahul, when doing high rep pull-ups, I tend to “swing a bit””).
Indeed you DO, Jack . . .
Now, I dont mean swing uncontrollably.
But if you’re doing pull-ups QUICKLY, up an down, up and down, up and DOWN ... you’ll soon find out one thing if you’re doing ‘em right, chin over bar each time.
That you will generate some sort of momentum and a wee bit of swinging unless you do ‘em SLOW (which is how you should learn ‘em, and how I advocate you learn them in “Pull-ups - - from DUD to STUD within WEEKS!” - and yes, THIS course is a must along with Shoulders like Boulders! Before you invest in the two advanced courses above).
Or you can invest now, but DO the thing per the elementary courses first, and then advanced.
Elementary, I know.
But you’ be surprised at how many people miss the boat on that one.
Jumping straight to advanced does NOT work. You gotta BUILD a solid foundation first.
And back to advanced pull-ups, I’ve said in the book they work the entire body (workout wise) and give you EXCELLENT cardio.
This second bit STUNS most people, but as you’ll see in the advanced book, it’s VERY much possible!
Yes, you can get a super cardio workout doing an exercise which barely taxes the legs unless you’re doing Swami pull-ups, and even then, you dont move the legs.
Position, but not force!
And while doing advanced pull-ups, you WILL generate momentum, but it’s from the lats and armpits.
I’d still say minimize the swinging, but to a certain extent you’ll see it’s unavoidable.
And that, my friend, is the takeaway from THAT.
See how you can implement them into your own training.
PS – If you’re the “Value grab” sort – make sure to pick up the compilations on pull-ups and other upper body workouts that together will build an Adnois like (or “female equivalent” I can’t remember the name now!) body - - and GRIZZLY like strength to boot -
Have ... AT!
Not just because they’re the bread and butter of ANY business which is a fact a lot of so called business men and women do NOT realize as theyre chasing the almighty buckola, which of course runs away as fast from them as they chase it...
But because you guys are guys that GET it.
Anyway, more on this beneath.
But I still remember what a person told me many, many years ago (he was on the list when I first put out rahulmookerjee.com – those were the DAYS!).
“With a father like you your daughter need NEVER worry about getting unfit and eting too much etc”.
(This was in response to an email about how infants and kids instinctively know they have “had enough” and STOP eating, period, regardless of how “delicious” or yummy the food is in front of them (unless its chocloate, hehe)).
As adults, we could learn a LOT from infants - - both w.r.t fitness – and life – and BREATHING
Anyway, he said that in response to that post (which I’ll share to you guys probably one of these days. It’s an all time favorite! Probably second after my hill climbing workout post) ...
And as I sit here writing this to you, typo ridden or what not (and the SQUIT workout as well) .. .I think what he said was right.
Kiddie fitness proves it, for one.
And the term my little girl came up with does too!
She’s the most inventive and ingenius ever. We call her (or at least I did) “Little Einsten”, right down to the messy “lab” of hers. Hehe.
Yours truly hates disorders and chaos, but sometimes there is more function in dysfunction and more ORDER in chaos than is visible to the “naked eye”.
Is What I did today for a majority of MY workout.
What is it, I still remember asking my daughter when she coined the term.
“Dad, it’s a combo of squat and sit!”
And shes right.
And what it ALSO is a stretch for the AGES, bro.
A stretch that most in the West, and even most modern Asians could NOT get into – or hold – for any length of time.
And a stretch thats functionally one of the most useful ones.
Move over splits etc.
When you gotta take a dump and there ain’t no toilet in the woods, then it’s time for the bear to do what it does eh.
But you can only do it if you can GET into position first, and SPLIT seconds count. Hehe.
(I still remember a bus ride back from Hong Kong where all water I drank was (in Bruce, an old friends terminology) “clamoring to come out”! And th ebus ride took forever, and there was a traffic jam and I was wondering if I’d have to pull out the ole bottle, hehe).
(He didnt say clamoring, but you get the point!)
But anyway ...
One of the most functional stretches ever.
And it’ll give you a workout from hell in a way you have NOT experienced before if you do it right!
And it’s mentioned in my latest book “Isometric and Flexibility Training”.
And another most functional and NIGH USEFUL stretch to get rid of back pain, feel great, and lose WEIGHT – big time – is mentioned in 0 Excuses Fitness.
And the best darn exercise which is and has gotten RAVE reviews is nothing but a solid derivative of this ...
And on yet another note, I’ve been going back and forth with a customer Charles, and he’s “impressed that I hadn’t forgotten or ignored or “dismissed” his requests for new books which he made last year”.
Early last year.
Yours truly does have the memory of an elephant, but he has it even more so for you guys.
Because y’all are what make it worth it!
And thats why I ENCOURAGE people to contact me directly in case of any questions – leave reviews – keep the feedback coming – and so forth!
All for a good cause!
PS – Pick up the courses above, and don’t forget Advanced Hill Training – another GEM of a course right there.
I’ve done it, and today seems to be yet another one of those days.
Unplanned, and in the flow, and thats how most of my days are. Hehe.
The only planning I do, believe it or not, is before Igo to bed (in bed) where I VISUALIZE.
And right after waking up – writing my dreams down (which no, I dont over analyze. I hardly even look at what I wrote throughout the day).
And yet, my output in every which way (if you’re on the other site, not THAT way hehe, but I’ll write about that as well soon. LOL).
I’m sure I will!
Ideas beget ideas.
I’m not sure who said it, but it was a “somebody” that once said his books were written in the margins of other books.
One exercise a day or workout.
IT’s a great idea ... sometimes.
I do not recommend you do this often, but sometimes, it happens.
And I’ve written in 0 Excuses Fitness about how difficult it is to achieve TRUE MASTERY over any exercise, havent I?
Yes, I have!
And these one exercise workouts push you further along that road to mastery which truth be told you’ll never master.
Thats the beauty of exercise. Always new peaks to conquer (if we’re talkin gbodyweight exercise, not bozo like pump, tone, grunt and gruff and the lot at the ole gym shym bim (bo)).
And one exercise routines could be you doing JUST pull-ups and noting else.
Or ONE type of pushups.
Perhaps just handstands throughout the day.
Or, perhaps just climb hills three times a day!
Pick one exercise – and really, really FOCUS On it!
Key to making this work?
Two keys – 1) the same thing that makes ALL my workouts WORK.
Not “kiss” the workouts or your partner, even if it’s Jassy, hehe.
Keep it simple. Sweet. Short. Brutally short and effective!
Do MULTIPLE workouts throughout the day.
Again, I dont recommend doing this type of thing all the tim e- we all know, for instance, what happens when you pound out nothing but pull-ups for ages, and flop on thy FACE when it comes to pushups, hehe.
But sometimes, it’s worth it.
Try it – let me know!
PS – The alter I use for one other site keeps coming to mind. Hmm!
And how you should too ...
On the other site, and recently I wrote about how to know if you’re dealing with a cauldron of NEGATIVITY.
Towards the end of that email, I wrote about how the bozos, nutjobs, wankers, pissers and moaners, Mama’s boys, Schofields (the Bozos that is), whiners, and LOSERS IN LIFE (and everything else) complain about “you’re so fit because you have good genetics”.
One of the most ridiculous things I heard recently was this.
“You have long hands so you can do pull-ups better”
Lady, (this was a lady) what frigging planet you BE living on.
First off, the size of your hands has nothing to do with anything other than (according to what some people say) whats in your PANTS.
The thumb, or whatever.
I’m not even sure thats ACCURATE.
Second, and more importantly, I have SMALL hands. I’ve often laughingly compared them to female hands and (though they said it was a “little bigger”), my hands were by no means much bigger.
Look at Sylvester Stallone for one, a guy thats achieved more of NOTE and WORTH than the Bozos and MONKEYS out there couldn’t dream of.
When you think action – who do you think ?
HE IS THE ONE that inspired Arnie, Willis and the rest! (and more recently perhaps Vin Diesel and the lot, and if you’re into Bollywood, whoever you follow there).
Sanjay Dutt for one openly admits to being influenced by Stallone!
And if you see his earlier movies, you’ll notice that he copied Stallone on many of the things he did. It aint’ just him either. Sly is a legend, and a trail blazer – nuff said!
And his hands – and shape in general?
He’s not a big guy. HE’s a SMALL GUY!
His hands are probably even tinier than mine. They did a wax something of his hands somewhere in New York, and a past girlfriend once saw it.
My hands are bigger than his, she said.
And yet ...
Ditto for yours truly.
If I’ve been able to do what I have with crappy genetics, and an even crappier and UNINSPIRING upbringing – what will YOU be able to do?
Herschel Walker, for one – you wouldn’t think it – but he wasn’t a big guy naturally, and no, “muscle doesnt stick to him like shit”. These excuses are so damned pathetic, especially when THE MAN HIMSELF has refuted this bullshit!
And back to it.
I’ve got LONG arms. Longer than the norm.
Monkey arms as it were, hehe.
And they ARE long.
And when doing pull-ups thats another natural disadvantage along with my SMALL hands.
Yet, I made up my mind to become the BEST at grip – and I did.
I made up my mind to get STRONGER than a lot of people triple my size – and in many ways I DID.
Lets see how many big dudes can even get into a handstand and hold for one!
Including you weight lifters and preeners and posers out there ...
I made up my mind to get the Corrguated Core I write so much about – and I did. Tell that to the nutwards who supposedly walk miles daily at 3 AM or some such nonsense on planet “I’m wayyyyyyyy out there, broooooooooooooooo”.
I made up my mind to get good at pull-ups.
And by God, or not, I DID!
You focus on the SOLUTION, bro.
As they say in the Seals and other elite units (including most likely SWAT teams etc).
DEAL WITH IT!
And get her done.
And thats what it’s about – BRO.
PS – Some of you have said the advanced book on pull-ups is too expensive. Well, hey, I get it. It IS expensive, but it will stay that way (fortunately or not is another story). The solution there is to get the compilation - - and when you compare the prices ... well ‘nuff said!
(But hurry – I might re-price in the New Year).