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Last year was a time I was guilty of not devoting as much time to this here business as I should have.
And for good reason in ONE way, I suppose. I was involved in a new venture at the end of 2018 which took off pretty quickly, but as they say and as a client from THAT job way back in the day once told me (I think I was 27 at the time, and my web development business, something I was into at that time was going OK).
“Good to know your business is going ok, Rahul! Far better to be slow and steady than be the rocket ship that takes off, crashes and burns . . . “
There was more, but that was the gist of it.
That client taught me a lot (I should say dealing with that client, actually) about life – sales- communication – and while a lot of my writing ability was obviously something I’ve honed myself as well as my unique style (as a subscriber recently pointed out) – SOME of my negotiation skills were learnt on the job – by negotiating with a person who was BETTER at it at that time than yours truly was, hehe.
Or was he?
He once told me,
“Rahul, you were the only one that could SELL me the project!”
‘Tis true, my friend. ‘Tis true and there are more details in the book right HERE.
Now, on to last year (again).
I was giving my friend Dwayne a bit of background on the fitness biz and he was giving me some real world useful pointers on it, which I gladly took on board.
Dawyne’s a sensible man that has been there and done that, and any advice he gives you has been “tempered” by the fires of life - - and you KNOW that if a man has been there and done it, and then talks about it (much like I myself do) then I’m more than willing to be the ear that listens and learns.
We never know everything . . .
Anyway, I was not devoting as much time as I should to this here business and Dwayne gave me this little bitty wisdom that slipped through the cracks as it were.
Just post something everyday, Rahul.
Even if you’re not really going full bore, that’s fine. Just keep posting, and eventually . . .
Curiously enough this was advice I was following FULL TIME since 2017 for 0 Excuses Fitness (and back in the day for rahulmookerjee.com) but yet, despite it having brought success, I “put it on the back burner” temporarily.
We often stop doing those very things that make us successful, my friend. In an insidious and “back door” manner (no pun intended) something else creeps up that takes center stage, then something else and something else, and before we know it, we forget that we’re not doing what we were cut out to do.
Napoleon Hill said the same thing when his inner voice told him he was being a stubborn student, and told him that the reason for his recurring disappointments were his lack of persistence in following through with what was truly his “mission in life”.
You have been a stubborn student! Learn this lesson once and for all, that you will find happiness only by helping OTHERS find it!
And there’s more to that story that I’ve gone over before so I wont get into it again now. Maybe another email.
Point being this.
Doings something everyday IS what it’s all about.
The little gains do add up over time.
PERSISTENCE, truly IS to man’s character what carbon is to STEEL!
And if there is one major quality that seperates the true achievers from the rest, it is this.
The SAME principle applies in terms of fitness.
I’ve often said that it’s like putting money into a bank account.
One excellent workout after the other. Or perhaps 5 excellent workouts in a week, and that one day you don’t “feel like it” you go light – feel great later – and you still put something in the bank.
You wouldn’t stop putting money in the bank would you?
Well, then why not do the same thing with fitness my friend?
Believe me, the gains DO add up over time – with compound interest at that!
And that’s today’s message. For more such wisdom – hark on over here and get the 0 Excuses Fitness System NOW.
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Depending on which “neck of the woods” you’re currently in, you are probably still feeling the effects of lockdown – if not IN LOCKDOWN as we speak.
And a lengthy ass lockdown at that, one that has done way more damage than people thought it would be.
When this lockdown first started in Wuhan in China, I was very vocal about saying that it was a case of “closing the door after the horse done bolted” way, way back last year.
No-one believed me, of course, but now as the facts come out (and to be fair, there were certain other people that said the same thing – Donald Trump being one, but all was roundly ignored in favor of the liberal “China tom tomming” that seems to be the rage in certain parts of the world – thankfully NOT in the ole US of A though), people are having second thoughts.
How hard is to THINK?
A virus that was very deliberately ignored (for reasons which are certainly outside the scope of this piece) and allowed to spread – and then you shut down cities and countries AFTER it’s spread – ALL over the world – and a virus that can be spread and carried by those with no symptoms?
Further, a virus where the VAST MAJORITY of people that have got it have – newsflash – RECOVERED.
And a virus where the number of deaths, though substantial pales in comparison to what happens EVERY YEAR – with – gasp – the common flu!
Do we shut down countries for the common flu?
Anyway, enough of the nonsense on all sides there.
As this madness continues, and countries supposedly start to come out of lockdown (but nigh on nothing is working normally anywhere, including mainland China for a long, long, long time) – lets talk about EXERCISE.
And getting the heebies from being confined at home for a long, long time – in the case of a country like India, over THREE months at the time of writing this.
In the case of China, a lengthy lockdown that never really ended . . .
And of course, physical fitness – and WEIGHT gain – and not being able to sleep – and all the rest of it.
Last night, I walked down to a convenience store WITHOUT a mask, braving the “stares” I got, hehe. I’m used to it as a foreign devil in China.
And I saw people outdoors exercising as usual – but with a mask.
How the heck one can breathe through a mask while exercising, I wondered.
And I picked up my own jump rope, and started to workout, but then something “took over”.
The atmosphere was one of FEAR.
Overwhelmingly NEGATIVE and not towards yours truly either, who is often spoken of being “as yellow as the Chinese” (don’t ask me, hehe).
And I went home – and did my post dinner workout at home.
What did I do?
First, a workout straight out of Kiddie Fitness.
Bear Crawls. Duck waddles. And the grand daddy of them all, something I’ll write about later, something that torches the average adult’s shoulders and upper chest within a second of so of getting into said post (if they can even GET INTO IT!) – the alligator crawl.
Believe me, though I’m in shape, that gave me a workout and a half, especially since I’d been writing all day long prior to that. (More on using time productively later, hehe).
And then it was time for some patented stretches – some straight out of 0 Excuses Fitness – and some straight out of Corrugated Core.
I was buzzing for a long, long time afterwards, and I worked until 4 AM or so, and woke up in the afternoon – on my time.
And that’s how it should be, my friend.
Cast the fear and irrational thoughts aside, and GO ABOUT YOUR OWN BUSINESS as usual!
Keep moving around, and working out, and staying HEALTHY. Chances are if you’re got a strong immune system this silly virus wouldn’t affect you EVEN if you came in contact with it (which is a FACT most people have either forgotten or conveniently choose to IGNORE).
And so forth, my friend.
While the world chooses to wallow in negativity, you do what you can to create – and attract – positivity to YOU.
And it will come, my friend – both in terms of workouts – and LIFE itself. Believe me now and trust me later, it WILL Come – if you just do the thing.
Anyway that’s all for this post. I’ll be writing about boxer pushups as promised on the other site soon – stay tuned!
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P.S #2 – And start to get in SHAPE my friend if you haven’t already. If you think whats happening now is bad, wait until later on in the year. While I’m not going to tell you what will happen as you wouldn’t believe me anyway, I might just say “I told you so” later, hehe. Nah . . . . but that ain’t the point of me writing this. The point is, get in shape – and quick – you’ll need it, my friend.
On that note, pick up a copy of Advanced Hill Training while you’re at it. YES, these workouts can be ported over to HOME based routines as well, which is exactly what I did last night! Grab the course now and get cracking, my friend.
In Pull-ups - from STUD to SUPER STUD - within weeks! - I give you several exercises that will take you a long, long time to work up to; let alone start to get good at.
These exercises much like the "swami pull-up" - which is unlike any other you've seen out there, anywhere (much like most of my stuff, if not all) - might seem nigh undoable at the start - but they're not.
Proof is in the pudding, me doing them, so can YOU. Eventually.
In Battletank Shoulders, while the exercises themselves are a bit easier (though not "easy" per se), the workouts might seem almost undoable, or as Charles Mitchell a long time customer once famously said "I can't see how anyone doing these workouts isn't at least 70% Gorilla!".
He's right, and it sparked the next progression in the series - "Profound 70% GORILLA 30% Human handstands".
All this might seem tough.
But there's far more tough stuff out there - including, but not limited to muscle ups (people ask me all the time about these) - - advanced gymnastic movements (that make the muscle up look easy peasy) - one legged and one armed workouts - and more.
But for the most part, although I can do one legged pushups, squats, and pull-ups, for instane, do you see me tom tomming my ability to do them?
For instance, while writing this post, I just dropped down and did 8 one arm pushups on one hand, then the other - something I haven't done since last year, I believe.
Much like what I did yesterday, hehe - "Professor Rahul", as some saw on Instagram was forced to shave off that infamous stubble "bad man stubble" as some call it, hehe - because my electric razor gave up in the middle of shaving, and of course, we all know what happens when one side of your face is shaven, the other not even started on. LOL.
So, I had no choice but to shave fully - which was something I believe my face last saw a razor sometime around Chinese New year 2019. Hehe.
Maybe the hair will go too someday!
Anyway - point is this.
Neither do I do these extreme exercises all the time - my workhorses are what I tell YOU to do.
One arm pushups and squats may look great, the reality though is this - very few people can even do 'em - or do 'em in reps high enough for it to really make a difference, and you focus SO much on form in these that the workout part gets neglected.
Second, they're not exactly the most "natural of things" - for the most part, you use your WHOLE body to move, not just one arm or one limb, right?
That don't mean they're not tough, that they dont build strength, stamina and endurance.
In Squat 101, you will see the one legged squat.
But, it won't take up much of the book either. It'll BE there, but the other versions of the squat on two legs will take priority and precedence.
Point also is this, I might be able to do 'em but for you, you might be at a level where you can only barely even do a pushup, for instance.
Or getting through 50 squats might be a challenge.
If you're at that level, or even intermediate, the last thing you need is a coach or teacher primping and preening, showing off his "muscles or ability or both" to do extreme stuff ...
What you need even when you're an expert and advanced - is to keep focusing on the basics, my friend.
Those basics are what I stick by still, what YOU need to stick by as well the rest of your life. The advanced stuff is great, but most of it is good as a TEST - not a regular workout, but to see the results of your hard work.
You'll understand this the day you knock off your first one arm pushup after months of 150/day ...
And so forth.
Anyway, thats why (and yes, muscle-ups, advanced bridging, gymnastics, plyometrics, all very much still in the works).
Lots to do, my friend.
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I was out and about today for some work (well, not necessarily of my own choosing, but work regardless).
And this entailed meeting a few people.
As I was walking from place A to place B with one person, he introduced me to the second - and then spoke to the second.
"You're getting a bit soft", he laughed, patting "#2" around the waist etc (Which he wasn't fat, perhaps somewhat out of shape, not a lot).
Guy rolled up his sleeves.
Huge arms, tattooed on the bicep.
Showing off "large shoulders" - except the kind of shoulders that look large from the front, but nothing "to back it up".
i.e all chest and arms, very little back, certainly no legs...
I made small talk.
"Ah, so you're into fitness", I noted. "Nice arms!"
And that broke the ice.
"You go to the gym" I noted - while "#1" broke in with "but he's soft inside!" (again, he might have been a bit soft, I Dont know, certainly not near as out of shape as some people I've seen, or a lot!).
"You look like you do a lot of running!" he promptly responded, looking at my legs and "in general".
I laughed, as I jogged up a flight of stairs.
"Never", I said.
But it's interesting, and more testament to the power of SQUATS my friend - daily squats.
Not only do they burn fat off your body and improve your overall health and well being at the rate of warp - not only do they give you solid core and back (and leg) strength - unbeatable stamina - and all the rest - - they also make you LOOK athletic.
Especially, and I believe this is one reason dude said what he did - if you combine with ISOMETRICS.
One of the stretches in the advanced book on isometrics - I'm working upon it daily, and every day I get looser, more limber, flexible - and my legs just "look" different.
Loose around the groin, the kind of legs that can do snap kicks without even thinking about it.
Not the "massive striated" thighs that can barely climb a flight of stairs without collapsing - let alone kick and such.
Lean, muscular, stamina - that is the picture these legs project.
That is the picture YOU should project.
"I do mostly bodyweight" I told him. "Pushups, pull-ups and the rest" ...
I didnt specifically mention squats, maybe I did.
But there it is, my friend. Squats - be it bodyweight or Hindu - or otherwise - are an INDISPENSBALE part of your DAILY fitness routine - the capitalized words have been capitalized for a good reason.
I dont care what else you do, how "fit" you are or not.
If you ain't squatting, and squatting a lot and regularly, you ain't really into fitness...
And that, friend is that.
PS - Learn all about squats, one whole video dedicated to just squats in the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
What a workout it was this afternoon!
I’ve written about being in a state of “near collapse” towards the end of some of my most recent workouts, but today was something else altogether.
Not only was it that state of “almost collapse” today but I could barely walk once done.
And despite the A/C on full blast – I was sweating buckets a full half an hour AFTER my workout – after a shower at that!
Yes, ‘twas that intense, and what did I do different today?
Well, basically two out of the three exercises I have included in 0 Excuses Fitness – three exercises that are (I believe) at the end of the section of pushups, and three exercises that are ROUNDLY and routinely ignored.
Big mistake, my friend.
And probably a big mistake on my end too to NOT devote an entire book simply to these incredible movements.
(NB – Advanced Hill Training is a book on these movements, but again, that’s a different course, and NOT one devoted purely to that type of movement).
And I implemented this sort of thing into my training today for a change, and . . .
. . . more importantly, you’ll have to read what I said about not wearing masks etc on the other site, and how my daughter (all of 6 years of age) is starting to develop the tiniest hint of a “pot belly”.
And how kids her age are getting downright FAT these days as is, and these inane lockdowns everywhere ain’t helping either.
I mean, you KNOW it’s bad – terrible – pathetic – and so forth that folks are starting to say “it’s OK, no problem” to what I described above but talk about stepping out of the house for a quick walk and they act like one is committing hara kiri.
All because some people nearby have apparently “got the COVID”. I wrote about this before. Yes, just suspicion, no confirmation, and that was nigh enough to set the cat amongst the proverbial piegons.
Anyway, ya’ll know how hard it is to get young kids to buckle down and do something, and if I said “let’s exercise”, I’d have heard crickets or perhaps worse, hehe.
So I didn’t.
I got down with my daughter, and did the thing, and half way through the routine as my daughter was “cheating” her way through a set of duck waddles and I was doing my damndest to make the damn exercise HARDER, I could literally hear myself wheeze and pant with each step.
And my heart was fixing to pop out of it’s casing, or so it felt like!
And THAT is what you can expect from the Advanced Hill Training routines my friend – the perfect accessory, along with the 0 Excuses Fitness System if you’re currently in lockdown or limited travel mode or if you’re just a “homebody”.
And back to day – the simplest things are indeed the best, and while I will detail specifics of the movements later, let me just say it’s things that most adults pooh pooh at – and most adults CANNOT even BEGIN to do.
And these exercises will get you in great, great shape my friend – both from a trim and toned perspective – as well as HEART – and internal HEALTH.
Give these sort of workouts a whirl, my friend. You truly WILL Enjoy ‘em!
P.S. – Oh, we did the bear crawl and duck waddle – straight out of the 0 Excuses Fitness System today, but there are more my friend. Oh yes, there ARE – and I’ll be putting out a course onthat as well – stay tuned !
P.S #2 – Kiddie Fitness details not 10, not 20, not 25 – but FIFTY ONE ways to get your kid (and probably you the ADULT reading this too) in RIP – ROARING shape with the sort of workouts my daughter and myself did today, and “animal workouts” is only PART of the offering, my friend. Believe me now and trust me later, there is a lot, lot more to this. Check out the course right here - - https://0excusesfitness.com/kiddie-fitness/