"The secret to getting ahead is getting STARTED".
"I have no use for a man that can only spell a word a certain way".
I might have semi-butchered the last one a little...
But those quotes explain it all (from Twain himself).
Lets address the first one first.
Lets say you're in a position where doing ONE pushup right now is an impossibilty.
Yes, there are many people in that position - they can barely hold the start position of the regular pushup for any length of time before the arms quiver, lower back gives out etc.
(Though NOT most people are as batty as Bozo Glyn is, LOTS are in as bad shape as he is).
Going down for the pushup?
Forgetttttttt about it - for many people.
Yet, getting started - getting that first rep is key -once you get the first rep, you'll do more naturally.
You will progress - naturally.
Same thing for pull-ups.
Once you can finally get your chin over the bar, you'll naturally do more, and progress much quicker.
As opposed to if you never got started, or looked around the gym or park thinking "what will people think if they see I'm unable to do it", or "half my life is gone, I dont need to do anything great now!" or so forth.
Twain may have missed "and keeping on going" in that quote, but I'm sure he knew the value of persistence. Here, let me look it up -
“That is their way, those plagues, those scientists – peg, peg, peg – dig, dig, dig – plod, plod, plod. I wish I could catch a cargo of them for my place; it would be an economy. Yes, for years, you see. They never give up. Patience, hope, faith, perseverance; it is the way of all the breed.”
I can almost hear a certain Gaby telling me "well done!" for looking it up. Hehe.
She did when I looked up a Brit actress that she's apparently attracted to ...
Anyway, Bozo Schofield is getting famous in the UK - more on that later though - but back to it - yeah.
Get started NOW, my friend - that is indeed half the battle WON.
Now, the next thing - spelling.
With all the idiots complaining about tai-pos in my emails, and Schofield himself, King of all trolls "writing style is very poor" (oddly enough, Glyn Bozo himself once read a piece I wrote about Balboa International School in China, and his first comment - "very well written!") .
Even Schofield has to admit the obvious. Hehe.
But really, tai-pos or lack thereof aren't important my friend.
Especially keeping in mind the Twain quote above
That don't mean my books are littered with them, in fact, my books usually have NONE as opposed to my emails.
But if the odd one snuck in, well, as John Walker said in his review for Animal Kingdom Workouts ...
This is one of your best books to date, clearly you understand what it takes to create the perfect beast.
Mastery of one's own bodyweight is so much more important than some random goal of adding 10kg to your bench press.
Moving your bodyweight with strength, grace and power is how the human animal was built to move.
People, do yourself a favour and buy this book and learn the lessons in it so you too can join the ranks of the superhumans. Yet another masterpiece Rahul.
Glyn Schofield, you're a clown and quite clearly you've never worked out in you pathetic little life, because if you had you'd know what's important in a "training book" which is the training information it supplies not whether it has typographical errors, "I mean come on man training books are about training not writing style".
And that, my friend says it all.
Get started NOW, my friend.
The time will never be riper...
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