Do y'all remember the tale of the Korean dude (I dont know if I said he was Korean or not) that back in the day my college buddy and me talked about?
I DID mention the time I was knocking out pushups, and my buddy showed up an hour or so early to drink, saw me working out - grinned - and then we got together at the original appointed time?
His look of approval said it ALL, hehe.
And I mentioned how he thought doing 50 pushups at one shot was great - but anyone that can do 50 pull-ups at one shot - now that - is - SUPER STUD!
He didnt use those terms, but he meant it, and he was right.
(And to all the idiots out there who claim it's just pushups, well, question for YOU.
How many can YOU do at one shot - even the simplest pushup?
How many pull-ups can YOU do? If at all?)
The answer to the above, my friend, will say it ALL.
But then we spoke about Korean dude, heavily into martial artists, and doing them on his fingertips - 50 at one go.
Now thats good going!
I can do 'em - that many, yes. Perhaps more.
And as the great Charles Mitchell once said, this course is great because it kicks BOOTY.
He hates workouts that dont challenge him.
And he's right to do so!
Too many of the books out there give you mamsy pamsy flimsy "this that"progressions, and cater to the whiners and moaners.
I get straight to the REAL DEAL (which Charles said I was, and he's damn right).
But anyway, last I spoke to him, he was still working hard on some of the fingertip pushups in Pushup Central - variations you do NOT see in my other books (for a good reason) - and said they were "almost impossible to do".
He's right, hehe.
But anyway, cement ...
I've seen people do pushups on CEMENT Blocks.
I dont know if was the Spetsnaz I saw, or just fitness people in general, I can't recall.
But there it is, dude pounding out pushups - on fingertips - on cement blocks.
Let me tell you, that HURTS.
And will make a MAN - a REAL MAN out of you.
It's hard enough doing 'em on a paved cement floor, so for you guys - i'd advocate a carpet or perhaps mat, or grass (so long as it isn't WET - nasty injury waiting to happen!!)
There is a reason though that martial artists do these all the time.
One, well, see the "chair pushup" I mention in Pushup Central.
An oldie, but goldie.
DO it first - and then YAP, bro.
And second, because the fingertip pushup is one of the keys to super strength and a rock solid CRUSHING grip.
APE like grip.
I mention this as a secret in Gorilla Grip,and all the courses on pull-ups.
While yeah, pull-ups work the grip like there's no tomorrow, for the ultimate, you simply MUST mix them in with fingertip pushups!!
And as for the idiots that don't believe me?
Well, there was a lengthy blue flame review left ont he Amazon UK page for Gorilla Grip in 2017, and I've mentioned that enough times, but part of it I'll do so again here.
"I did pull-ups and chin-ups for years, but it did not give me a grip like steel and fingers like iron pliers".
RM - Don't know what style of pull-up or chin up this Bozo was doing. . .
"Something that particularly annoyed me was he (yours truly) seems to link his workout with the cachet of the Marines. He says his grip got better and stronger without doing a single pull-up for months but he doesn't mention what he did!"
RM - This idiot apparently never read the first (opening) part of the book where BOTH things are mentioned and explained.
"He mentions Bert Asserati and the one arm handstand, but there's no proof! Maybe it's only strong people - naturally strong people ..."
RM - Amazingly enough this nutjob never offered any proof for HIS assertion.
And I've gone in depth ENOUGH on this genetics and "naturally strong" crap.
No-one is naturally this or that, my friend.
Those of us that want it work for it - fight for it - and get it.
And have been doing so all our lives, some more so than others in all regards.
Enough with the idiot though ...
Last, but not least, done RIGHT - fingertip pushups won't hurt your fingers.
They'lld o the opposite.
Think building up your fingers to the point you can thrust them through BLOCKS of cements.
Think the MOTION with which these experts do it.
Think crushing cans of Coke with your bare (bear) hands - or like Dan Hodge did at 80 plus, crush APPLES!
THAT, my friend, is what fingertip pushups can and will do for you.
Move over bozos, I'd say to anyone that complains about 'em!
And thats it. Back soon!
PS #2 - The idiot also said this.
"The author has written a lot of other books, most even more expensive (remember, at the time, Gorilla Grip on Amazon was priced at a throwaway price ) making similar claims. I have a feeling he gives out minimum information for maximum gain".
Emphasis on the "expensive" part and what I said about "blue flame central".
And that, my friend says it all, hehe.
(Not to mention what this jackass says about minimum info. Clearly he hasn't DONE any of the workouts I've mentioned, more comprehensive than anything else out there in that regard).
But he, of course is nothing compared to the one and only Bozo Schofield, who reviews Animal Kingdom Workouts by saying "I have so much money to burn, so I keep coming back to Rahul's work!"
Sage, in terms of incompetence, and sheer "idiocy" (not to mention BROKE as a you know what) shining through. LOL.
Anyway, enough on the jackasses and moron-jobs. Back soon!