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Saturday, 19 December 2020 07:32

On “40 years of Rocky”, and more ...

So, I just watched a movie last night. A rather short one!

From an all time favorite actor of mine.

Perhaps My ONLY favorite actor – Sly Stallone!

And he’s made a short little documentary film on Rocky which is little more than a brain dump to be honest. And I knew that from the get go after readin the movie reviews.

And yet, Stallone is a man I highly admire. 

He’s been there, done that, blazed a trail – and then some!

Fitness wise, he’s ... well, I dont think we need to go there! A guy thats making movies such as the Expendables at an age WELL over 65 or so (I think he’s way over 70 now?).

And while the last installment of the Rambo series was more gore than anything else, Stallone’s still in awesome condition for a man his age.

I’ve spoken about the similiarity between his conditioning routines and mine ... and how both him and I later realized that those LONG drawn out workouts with LESS food (and Stallone truly went to extremes!) was doing more harm than good.

They got results, but ...

Stallone’s muscle really exploded once he learned the value of doing LESS, not more – in the gym (and knowing his body!).

Anyway, in the brain dump amongst other things he talks about never giving up.

He talks about how his life was going nowhere fast.

And how it literally EXPLODED the year Rocky was released!

“Keep buying those lottery tickets! You never know when you might hit the jackpot!”

And he is RIGHT.

Now, in the movie, they went into a lot of interesting details about how Rocky was made on a shoestring budget which dwindled even further as the shooting progressed.

And, how the extras that were supposed to show up never did, hehe, because of pay etc, and how they improvised on the spot.

All great stuff, and while the majority of people won’t get it, Stallone is actually imparting more education in that half hour than most will get in their lives (similar to what I do in these daily emails of mine).

Take it or leave it, but the part about rehearsals bears WEIGHT.

They rehearsed CONTINOUSLY for months for the Rocky fights, trying to get it just right.

Stallone said that most movies dealing with boxing do NOT do these lengthy rehearsals.

Big mistake, and so sayeth the man himself.

And again, he is RIGHT.

Anyway, even while doing those lengthy rehearsals, there was doubt in Stallone’s mind as to whether all of the effort would pay off, and would be worth it.

Remember, this is a guy that slept on park benches and Grand Central station at a certain point, and had like $106 in his bank account at the time Rocky was accepted, and sold his dog off, pawned his wife’s jewelry, and, well, you get the picture.

A guy that did what he had to do.

And he put in the work.

Kept the faith.

And the results?

‘nuff said, hehe.

But really.

Point begets.

They say you need at least 10,000 hours of practice to get truly good at a skill.

Could be writing emails. Books. Could be teaching. Could be doin gpull-ups.

Could be hill climbs (those long workouts! I still remember!).

Could be walking X number of steps per day, and feeling ASTONISHED at 30 k steps taken during a single workout (that number adds up!)

But really, bro.

You gotta put in the time.

And you gotta keep the faith!

And if you do these two things, you’re WAY ahead of most people already, and you WILL get results down the pike – line – that will ASTOUND you.

Guaran-damn-teed.

Hang in there – stay strong – and HIT IT! TODAY!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Here is where you can pick up the BEST damn fitness system out there – the 0 Excuses Fitness System.

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Yours truly “caveman” doesnt really get into news at all these days.

Well, Ikeep myself informed, but thats about it.

On the important things.

And one of the LEAST important things for me, if you can even call it that is “celeb gossip”.

UGH!

I do NOT want to keep up with the latest celeb breakfast, or how their dog is so cute, or other “cutesy details they share” (Priyanka Chopra, an Indian actress recently shared something about her husband “wants to see her face before she puts make up on- first thing in the morning after waking up).

UGH!

Not the act itself. But this sort of idiotic, inane news ...

But anyway, I wrote about cricket before.

And Virat Kohli, say what you might about him otherwise is at the very PINNACLE of his batting career, and how – and he’s fit as a fiddle (unlike most others in the Indian cricket team).

(well, at least of yore, but even now to be honest) ...

But Kohli is a FITNESS MANIAC!

Anyway, it doesnt surprise me that his wife a Bollywood actress (who is recently pregnant) shared a picture on social sh-media about ... her doing a modified handstand – and that while pregnant!

Quite the baby bump she’s got. I’m assuming at least four month or perhaps 5. I ain’t kept up ...

But Kohli was supporting her, while she in her own words “it was perfectly safe and used the wall for extra support, with my very able husband helping me” 

And very able indeed he is!

Carol a student of mine often wanted my help in doing handstands, and I’d often support her like that at the top of the hill as she did it, and then I would (without help of course).

But while both the ladies are holding static poses, the FIRST lady is pregnant!

And she’s doing a modified forearm version of the handstand at that.

Somewhat easier given the support she’s geting, but still, while pregnant!

Just goes to show where there is a will, there is a way!

So now, where is your excuse?

Write back – and tell me!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – HERE is where you can get on the Shoulders Like BOULDERS! Train.

PS #2 – Her pose is called something in “yoga shmoga” but for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the pose.

PPS - If you needed any further reason as to why I call my fitness system - truly a LANDMARK and NEVER seen before system in many ways - the ZERO EXCUSES FITNESS SYSTEM!

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Sunday, 29 November 2020 10:37

Wolf workouts, and building momentum!

It’s often said that once you’ve got momentum BUILDING – or BUILT up – at anything – you’re unstoppable.

Could be a cricket match (currently we have India vs Australia where India is chasing a mammoth score that the Aussies pulverized India for – btw – a shout out to the Aussie cricket team – I’ve always loved ‘em - - great, great “barnstormers” if I may borrow the term John!).

Especially Smith and Maxwell, but of course, Kohli and Rahul may have something to say about that! ;)

(Edit - just checked, and the "King" of one day chases is out, hehe). 

We’ll see how it pans out.

In the meantime though ... I’ve been feeling weak today. That stomach bug left me a bit weak it seems, and though I slept most of it off, and woke up feeling fine, I wasn’t sure what to write to you about.

Guess what I did.

I (and I know many are going to hate me for saying this, hehe) ... JUST DID IT!

Built momentum with a few sentences and though today was supposed to be a writing free day, I’m back at it!

Same thing for workouts, bro.

You just do it. Despite the hoo haa that Charles, a friend of mine made about my “just do it” approach ultimately it’s what WORKS – in life – biz – fitness.

YOU BUCKLE DOWN TO BRASS TACKS.

And then YOU JUST DO IT, bro!

No whining. No whinging No Mama’s Boy Scofield drama.

You get down to it.

And you just do it!

Anyway, wolves.

I’ve written before about that, hehe.

How an Uncle of mine often called me a “wolf” for my lifestyle.

And he was right, of course. I prefer “caveman”, but lone wolf works fine too!

(The Bozo got that part right, although he used the term “loner” as if it was something to be ashamed of. Yes. Figured he’d say that. Bozos generally make those judgements!

Guess what – when you cut out bozos out of you life and become a “loner” and associate ONLY with those that are aligned with YOU and lift you UP as opposed to drag you DOWN – is the day your life will improve, and how!).

(You wont believe it – it’ll seem like magic, but it’s true. Cut what you dont want out of your life, and scary though the thought might be, guess what replaces it!)

And for a brief while there, I thought about becoming “Denzel” in Training Day and putting out “Wolf Workouts”, hehe.

Thats a rooster, dawg! Give me a wolf!

Classic!

I love ole Denzel. Training day is one of my favorite flicks. Right up there!

And ... it’s workouts like I advocate – WOLF like workouts done on your lonesome without the bros primping and preening and posing and looking at the girls next to you.

It’s the WOLF like workouts that give you gumption – strength – character – and the DESIRE, WILL and power to face ANYTHING in life!

Ever wondered how most prisoners are in such kick ass shape? Charles Bronson for one?

And I’ll leave you be on that note!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Pushups and Isometrics were part of Bronson’s routine. Dont believe me? Well – read his book – and no, I get nothing for promoting it, but what he said was true – and thats precisely what I have been saying !

PS 2 – NO, I do not advocate breaking the law to get in shape, hehe. I know that sounds silly to say, but trust me – with some of the nimrods out there on the Web readin gthis via Google or whatever – well – I had and have to say it! Hehe. Like I tell people to be “careful” when doing handstands. You would be nigh on surprised at how the elementary things need to be drilled into the vast majority of people!

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Saturday, 24 October 2020 16:55

Workout #2 ... and more on RUNNING!

So as promised, the update!

But before that, a bit on running, something I Wrote about the other day.

You'll remember I wrote about running not being as bad as it's made out to be – provided it's NOT pavement pounding, and YES, there is a difference!

Anyway, being that I hadn't exercised “twice a day” for a while, I saw many old faces out there in the park at nighttime, including a guy I wrote about before once.

A realistic dude, and a business person (who does NOT buy into the mask wearing nonsense, and neither does he buy into the panic. Precautions NOT panic as I'm sure he'd agree!).

Naturally, we got to talking. I think I Was doing monkey bar work at the time, and he came up to me, and the first thing I noticed (and told him).

“Man!!! You've lost some weight, thats for sure!

And though it was dark, I gave him the once over again.

Yes! On the face, neck, and especially the legs etc. And the belly was a lot less from what I remember before (he wasn't really “fat” before, just perhaps a bit overweight, but he's positively looking slim and STRONG now!).

And he's been running around the park at a pretty brisk clip too, which is something I never saw him do before.

And as he said ... 

“you know, running really helps! It's boring, but it helps!”

“Yes”, I replied, grinning. “Especially if you run FAST as you are!”

“Well, even slowly” he replied. “I used to do it slowly for a long time, and ... “

“Yes. You do need to do it for a long time in that case!”

And the boring part, and then of course we got to talking about uphill walks, runs, and more.

 And then, of course.

 The situation.

 The plague from China.

 And I must admit, this dude gave me a point of view I had NOT thought of before, at least not actively.

 "I think once the COVID19 scare passes is when the world will really start to stick to China and demand that ... “

 "Yes”, I said. “Right now people just dont know what to do”.

 “Yes. Keeping their heads above water as it were!”

 Anyway, this dude is doing great in HIS Own business, and is a great example of something I've been saying all along i.e. The smart businessmen make MORE dough during the downtimes, and those are usually the businesses that last for the long term!

 And workout wise, it was a great one.

 50 pull-ups.

And various types of pull-ups, including those fabled rope and ring pull-ups ... oh boy!

Can feel it right now.

And no, while 50 pull-ups and 3000 jumps may sound like a lot (it is, actually) – you do NOT need to go that long or for that many reps.

Even doing something SHORT – brief and quick – twice a day gets the trick done.

In the wild, yous ee a tiger walk slowly for hours on end, but when it comes time to get the job done? ?

BAM! That deer don't stand a chance, and thats often the only real sprint the tiger does for days.

Same thing for YOU.

You could do sprints every other day, for instance. A 15 minute investment ALL IN ALL even for the super fit amongst you.

Or, perhaps 25 pushups in the morning, and 25 at night depending upon your fitness levels.

Hardly herculean in terms of time eh.

Or perhaps you jump rope for 10 minutes in the morning. Do pull-ups and pushups at night!

Key is to do something daily.

Key is to do something multiple times a day, but NOT BURN out when you do so!

And so it goes.

And thats really how it goes, my friend. More later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Have you checked out Pushup Central as yet?? Truly the BEST DAMN course there is on pushups – do so right HERE.

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…. that you need to avoid at all costs, I should say.

What do I mean.

Well I've written tomes about the “how dare he!” thoughts I get and pick up from TONS of people out there familiar with my writings. And my work. And more! ;)

 You truly ARE defined more by your haters than thos ethat love you and buy from you, and if you have any doubt on this, just look at any successful person my friend (anyone you consider successful) and you'll quickly see the TRUTH behind this statement.

 Now, back to it.

 Ever notice when people make the following statements …

 "Oh, those politicians! They're all hand in glove! They're all in cahoots!”

 "Oh, those big business men, they're all way out of our league! All in cahoots!”

 And so goes the mournful chant, accompanied by a “deflated” feeling on the part of the person saying it, and then of course IRRITATION.

 And ignorance of the fact (well, consciously, but not subconsciously!) that they themselves are as far from said person's success as I am from Mars right about now at the time of writing this, for one …

 Now, note two things.

 The above is correct.

 And the above two statements … well, in theory they may or may not be right.

 That ain't the point though.

 Point is the emphasis on the word “them” (or those).

 People making statements like these put themselves into a different bracket from the above subconsciously.

 Am I saying dont use the word?

 Not at all.

 It's there in the English language for a reason.

 But it's the WAY in which that word is used!

 As if these people are God, or someone the mourners can't emulate!

 Of course they can.

 The fact is, most people are too LAZY to buckle down to brass tacks and DO what it takes to get to where they want to be, rather preferring to focus on social media shmedia, “follow” their favorite people, and in general do everything but that what is required to get THEM to the point that THEY can …

 …. ah, but they don't even believe they can!

 And therein lies the crux of the issue, and why most people in this here world do NOT succeed (and no, it ain't their “fault” either in many regards).

 We've been fed a crock of shit my friend.

 We've been all spoonfed the crock of “getting a good job”, for one, and living a steady life, but what about the virtues of “doing your own thing” and the satisfaction you get from finally getting there, not to mention being able to make LIFE MARCH TO YOUR OWN TERMS?

 How often do we hear that?

 No. We don't.

 We hear “oh, you have no ambition! You can never do it!”

 And being our minds believe anything that we're told enough number of times, (subconscious mind that is, and therein lies the SEAT of accomplishment and true power) …

 Hey, look buddy.

 These guys were the same as YOU once.

 Donald Trump for one has been broke and has FAILED way more times than he has succeeded and sit down with him and have a chat, and he'll be the first one to tell you.

 Jeff Bezos was nothing but an unemployed office worker who was told NOT to create Amazon when he first started!

 And this holds true for ANY successful person. I cannot remember the other example I had in mind this morning, but the above two should suffice.

 It aint about you're not in their league. Anyone can be, if they try!

 When I hear statements like the above, incredulousness jumps to my mind, not because “they aren't in cahoots” necessarily.

 They might be.

 But because of how the person says the word “they” …

 As if they themselves can never get there.

 YES – YOU CAN!

 The human mind if harnessed correctly can perform MIRACLES my friend. Nigh on miracles, and this is as true as the sunlight shining outside the window in the late afternoon as I sit here writing this …

 (Nah, not really. I'm in my cave. Hehe)..

 And yeah, it applies to FITNESS too.

 “You look like am ovie star!”

 “You're super fit!”

 “I wish I had great genetics like you!” (newsflash, the idiots who say this have NO clue; it's the exact opposite!)

 And while I've written about all that before, the MENTALITY of the person saying this is something I wanna mention today.

 “I can never get there”, person is subconsciously thinking (if he's the lazy loser slob type).

 The DOERS, on the other hand look at me. Or anyone they consider to be at a high level.

 They say NOTHING in most cases.

 They get down to brass tacks. They invest in the PRODUCTS they need. And they just DO IT.

 Pretty sure, they're at the same level themselves, or better in some ways!

 And thats what it's truly about my friend.

 You have to stop making excuses to yourself my friend.

 You have to stop trying to convince yourself that you “cant”.

 And most of all, you gotta stop bickering and JUST DO IT (one reason I love Trump so muchj, and one reason that while I didnt even mention politics etc before 2020, I do now, and a lot, because he's a goddamned businessman, not a politician, and he gets thing DONE – high energy, high OCTANE!!)

 If you're too fat to do pull-ups, then just lose weight my friend.

 I dont care if that means you starve or don't drink beer. I don't care if it means the latest keto-sheeto diet, or what not. I don't care if you feel tired and rundown. I don't give a shit about any of that.

 What I care about is you getting down to brass tacks and just doing it my friend.

 Believe me, simple approaches work the best, and this one approach will reap RICH dividends, if you just let it!

 And thats that for now. Back soon!

 Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

 PS – Again, make sure to GET ON THE fitness train right HERE my friend. Truly the best fitness investment you'll ever make and one that just flat out works!

 PS #2 – Ah, I just remembered. I was going to talk about Herschel Walker!

 Charles who moaned about my info being useless said the following about him.

 “But he's got great genetics! Muscle sticks to him like shit on a ...”

 (Um no it doesnt brah. And he's said it himself plenty of times. He's a hard gainer with terrible genetics!)

 “He's 75 lbs bigger than you!”

 (This when doing a discussion on how according to Charles big guys couldn't do pull-ups.)

 (I mean, really. Not only does it have nothing to do with the price of fish in Germany for one, but it's a ridiculous statement to make anyway in the context of the discussion. Big small, yada, nada, schnada. Who cares! Just get off your ass, lose that weight, and then just do it BRAH!)

 … And Yes, you CAN get to his levels if you believe, but you won't, but this is not for you, it's for the others reading that can, and WILL BELIEVE!

 PPS – Be sure and pick up the PATHBREAKING course on pull-ups rigt here. The latest edition is PEPPERED with tips that will BLAST your performance sky high and right through the gym roof. You'll never want to gym shym again once you get good at PULL-UPS!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday, 20 September 2020 07:36

Hindsight, fitness, and more . . .

So, hindsight is always 20/20 eh?

And it is.

I was talking to a friend of mine this afternoon about this, and many memories came flooding back.

A country I fell in love with at the callow age of 17 . . . if just due to the sheer FREEDOM it offered, and the “smell of opportunity”!

A jaunt down to the local U.S. Army recruiting center . . .

China, way back in 2004 when I first showed up there - - and believe it or not, that China was a far, far nicer place to be in than the China of TODAY.

Yes, they were hiding their strengths and biding their time!

But it was still a nicer place to be, and much much more “open” in many regards. The Internet etc wasn’t near as closed as it is now, and in general, it was just a far nicer and “developing” place to be – which again, in turn meant OPPORTUNITY – and there was lots of it back then!

Now?

The polar opposite, and that’s sad, because the Chinese people as a whole didn’t really do much to “Deserve” what is going on now.

Then again, did they not?

As we think, so we are. The great Claude Bristol wrote about this in the Magic of Believing, and he’s RIGHT.

I find it hard to believe that Communist China could have and does keep more than a billion people literally under it’s thumb without those people “tactitly agreeing” to the repression (and worse than that if we’re talking about the Ughurs and other ethnic minorities) . . .

. . . anyway, where am I going with this, you might ask?

Damned good question. Other than the numerous flashbacks pouring in, I’m not quite sure myself!

But the trip to the US Army recruitment center stands out, and I was chatting with my friend about it this morning . .  .

Many other things do as well, but this email is about hindsight. If’s, but’s, maybe, many things!

And while yours truly could certainly have probably joined the Army, or Marines, or perhaps even stayed on long term in the US, it didn’t quite work out that way due to various reasons.

If you read Think and Grow Rich, or “Outwitting the Devil”, or any of the other books by Napoleon Hill, a man roundly ridiculed in his time as a “charlatan”, but revered today as a thought leader and indeed a visionary, you’ll find one common thread.

At least, the thinkers amongst you will.

You’ll see that the guy could have done damn well anything he put his mind to, but for whatever reason, down the years, despite all the many businesses he was “into”, he never really succeeded until he found and STUCK to his main purpose in life (and finding that itself was a journey that took many many years!).

WHAT is it that you were truly brought onto this planet to DO, my friend?

WHAT is the ONE THING that nigh on NO-ONE - - even your worst enemies would even think of criticizing you for?

That ONE THING is the thing you were meant to do and until you find out that thing, and DO it, well, hindsight’s will keep popping up in mind!

And they did for me today, but not for the reason mentioned above.

Yes, sometimes yours truly sits back and reflects upon “what if I had done this”.

What if I had taken a different path. Made a different choice. NOT made all the mistakes I have, and still do.

Had more support.

Was “shown the right direction” (and more importantly in the right WAY, as a professor of mine tried to do once . . .) . . .

And after thinking about all of it, do you know the UNANIMOUS and unflinching decision I always arrive at?

That things always happen for a reason my friend.

And would I change a damn thing about the past, pleasant or not?

Hell no.

I wouldn’t be the person I am today without all those experiences shaping me!

And last, but not least, fitness wise?

Curiously enough, or maybe NOT, much like napoleon Hill, despite my many ups and downs, despite the uncanny similiarity my life thus far bear to Hill’s, there is ONE thing (that much like Hill) I have NEVER compromised upon.

Not for long periods at least.

My fitness.

Back then, I swam, and walked a hell of a lot up and down stairs etc. I wrote about that in the book on 16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections!

In China, I did pushups and found my hill courtesy the very “stern” Miss Lee. Thank you Madam – that is the ONE thing I’ll remember you for, always will!

(A hill right next to my house, right under my nose, and I didn’t even know about it! Haha).

I then moved on to subway sprints during my couple of years in Delhi.

IN the Middle East, it was runs along the beach and hitting the heavy bag.

Back in China, back to my hill, and then . . . finally, well, 0 Excuses Fitness, and well, you know the rest!

Would I change a damn thing?

Hell no.

But fitness wise, this is the point I’m making.

Lots of people look back and say “oh, I COULD do this when I was younger”.

Or, “I wish I had done this . . . “

Well, unlike many other choices my friend, fitness is a choice where you aren’t constrained by much other than your own thinking and BODY.

And there’s always a way, my friend. Always a way if there is a will.

On that note, I’ll leave you be, but before that . . .

It ain’t about “what if” and “but” when it comes to fitness”, or hindsight.

It’s about doing the thing now – and getting to work – NOW!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Here is where you can learn how I got into the best damned shape of my life – The 0 Excuses Fitness System.

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Friday, 10 July 2020 06:32

What exactly is PM Modi thinking?

So I must admit it.

I’m confounded.

Can’t figure it out.

Don’t understand just what the heck the leader of India, an Asian giant and an economic powerhouse at that is thinking . . .

You on the list no doubt know about the Chinese aggression (completely unwarranted and brutal at that) that took place in the Galwan Valley between India and China last month, and (unless you’ve been living under a rock) are well aware of the Chinese atrocities committed at home (Ughur Muslims, dissidents, just about anyone that “She the pooh” doesn’t agree with) and the aggression against ALL it’s neighbors.

It doesn’t matter if we’re talking a rogue nation that capsized a Vietnam fishing boat recently. (Perhaps that’s what prompted the Russians to quietly step in into Vietnam’s waters and make sure that the oil rich waters around there aren’t used exclusively by the PRC!).

It doesn’t matter if we’re talking border disputes with all it’s neighbors.

Audacious land grabs in Nepal and Bhutan (two tiny Himalayan states without the muscle to stand up to the big bully). Disputes with Japan and the Phillipines. And of course, the eternal Taiwan issue.

And most recently, the brazenly audacious law passed in HK that pretty much criminalizes even yours truly sitting here writing about it (actually, if any of the reporters that wrote the pieces that you read about all this passed through HK right about now, they’d probably be hauled in too!).

Things are just getting more and more unbelievable in 2020, my friend. Truly the year of the survivor as I predicted way back in March . . .

Anyway, as far as PM Modi is concerned, the most shocking decision was apparently reached by both the Indian and Chinese yesterday (or thereabouts). A decision that (as usual) blatantly favors the rogues and aggressors, and (as usual) leaves India at a massive, glaring, disadvantage.

What the Chinese have been doing for AGES in India is salami slicing territory away based on vague claims that are NOT supported in any way, shape or form (other than the rubbish the PRC pulls out of his ass as “supporting documents”).

They essentially intrude, claim the land they intruded upon, and then (after a lengthy brouhaha) apparently “retreat” - - and then promptly start to claim the land AROUND which they made the initial claim.

And before you know it, in all the round table discussions, and the meaningless Chinese style of discussion that ensures that ALL discussions go round and round in circles with NO meaningful (if any at all) agreements being reached, the land somehow becomes “disputed territory claimed by the Chinese” as opposed to another sovereign country’s territory.

And they advance again. Salami slice again. And so it goes and so it HAS been going for ages with ALL neighbors; not just India.

You’d think they’d be scared of the Russians, but recently an even more audacious claim was made about the Russian city of Vladivostok I believe belonging to them! Not to mention the entire country of Kazakhstan.

I can only thank Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo for being the two world leaders bold enough to take a stance, and come out and say it, since no-one else apparently is!

And that’s pretty much Trump in my opinion is the BEST LEADER the WORLD has ever seen, hands down.

He’s sent into those two big boys into the Taiwan Straits for a reason my friend. Each of them has enough firepower to destroy a small nation, and it is NOT a coincidence that the Chinese FM issued a statement shortly thereafter saying “we were never trying to outdo the US!”

Yeah. Right!

Anyway, back to Modi.

The agreement negotiated this time is apparently that the LAC over which the skirmish occurred remains what it was before the fight broke out, but this time there will be a buffer zone of 1.5 km on BOTH SIDES OF IT, into which neither army can intrude.

This LAC, by the way is a line that has been “pushed inwards” by the Chinese over the years, and India under Modi in years gone by finally took a stance, and started to patrol right along the LAC to ensure no more salami slicing took place.

And now?

The Chinese aren’t losing in any which way. In fact they haven’t even retreated from all the positions that they took over, and have actually fortified themselves along some of them, notably the lake in that area (I forget the name, but it’s a very beautiful lake indeed!).

And the Indians?

They’re being forced to build a buffer zone on their OWN LAND.

And in all this, PM Modi is strangely silent.

You see him doing yoga in the mountains and chanting “Om”. (the chant the yogis used while meditating apparently).

All well and good mi amigo, but when someone’s got a gun to your head, all the yoga in the world ain’t gonna save your ass.

And though the Indian army has apparently been given “carte blanche” to respond to the cHinese, the ground realities do NOT reflect this fact.

Lots of people are angry.

Some claim Modi has sold out.

Some claim Modi is SCARED of China.

Some claim he’s in cahoots with them.

And ludicrious though these Bolton like claims sound, some of it might have some standing knowing how politicians in general are but I aint convinced.

Not by a long shot.

The same Modi that brazenly and RIGHTLY responded to the URI terror attacks with a surgical strike that left the rest of the world in NO doubt about the “new India”.

The same Modi that stood the Chinese down and again, rightly so in 2017 in Doklam (Bhutan) when they were attempting to bully them (of course, they ended up retreating and then grabbing territory right AROUND the “disputed area” anyway, so who was the real winner?)

And the same Modi that ordered air strikes in retaliation for the Pulwana terror attack.

And the same Modi, of course that was wayyyyy back in the day refused a visa by the U.S. for his alleged involvement (actually, it’s “alleged” on paper; the people involved know what actually happened!) in the Gujarat communal riots way back in the day.

Just what the heck is going on?

If he’s sold out - - well, that didn’t seem apparently during 2017. And for some reason, my gut tells me that he hasn’t.

There is more going on than meets the eye here my friend.

The Chinese could not beat the Indians in an all out war, else they would have done so years ago, and while this isn’t a military blog, I’ll be more than happy to tell you WHY if you’re so interested, but for now, that’s the fact for as it stands.

The last battle they fought was with Vietnam which their mini skirt wearing soldiers (sorry Xi, but that was just ludicrious last year during the National Day parade) lost, and how . . .

Economically, the virus the Chinese introduced has weakened the entire planet.

And so maybe, just maybe, Modi is buying time . . . but again, that don’t make sense.

The Chinese have been hit hard too, except they don’t admit it. And their so called giant economy is a house of cards waiting to topple. Believe me, those numbers they put out are SO far away from the truth it ain’t even funny (and hence the actions taken against their own people that CALL Them out for the liars and bullies they are).

So I don’t get it my friend. Especially not now, when the time is ripe, and there has never been a better time to take down the wannabe “Hitler” that is threatening not just country but as Pompeo (I believe) correctly said and as yours truly has been blathering on for ages about, the WHOLE WORLD!

I don’t get it.

IF you do, let me know what is happening! ?

Anyway, this applies to fitness too. And how you ask?

Well, look at what is going on RIGHT NOW.

Around you.

As the lockdowns etc quietly come back into place in many areas, people are sitting at home, scared, and getting FATTER than ever.

Many console themselves by looking at the ever expanding bulge in the mirror and saying “it’s ok. Its just for now. Times are tough! I’ll get fit later…”

Well, guess what my friend.

That weight is salami slicing your V shape off, and much like the territory the Chinese gobble up regularly, it ain’t gonna be easy getting it back.

It’s far easier to halt the fat when it’s piling on as opposed to AFTER it’s piled on.

Can it be done?

Sure.

But it’s a lot easier to do it when the “iron is hot” so to speak, and when the belly fat is in it’s NASCENT Stages.

Ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away. It just makes it worse.

Ditto for weak links in your body, my friend. Ignoring them doesn’t make them stronger. It makes them WEAKER.

And that’s precisely why I’ve come out with Animal Kingdom Workouts - - a book that will truly challenge you and take your workouts to the next level, and strengthen EVERY muscle and tendon in your body like never before.

IF you thought what I gave you in Advanced Hill Training was tough, well, you’ll be BLOWN away at what I give you here my friend.

Quite literally so!

And fat on your body will become a thing of the past so quickly that you won’t even know where said fat went.

Or how it piled on in the first place.

Anyway, this piece is getting too long. Double my normal “length”, so I’ll end it here.

But think about everything I’ve said here my friend. YES - - this sort of thing DOES impact us all and the sooner we ALL COLLECTIVELY speak up as the FREE (and HEALTHY! ?)WORLD - - the better!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Here is where you can grab Advanced Hill Training - https://0excusesfitness.com/advanced-hill-training/

P.S #2 – Kiddie Fitness is another course that has been really getting great reviews. Here is where you can grab this - -  https://0excusesfitness.com/kiddie-fitness/

P.P.S – Xi is often called “Winne the Pooh” in the mainland (albeit quietly, hehe) hence the “She” up there! ?

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 14:11

Doing something everyday

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.

No, it ain’t “free”. No, there aren’t any discounts (unless you’re really serious and in that case shoot me an email and we’ll see what we can do). But it’s stuff that WORKS, my friend. Truly does. For the doers only though, as I’ve said many times before!

Right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Have you checked out our latest product “16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections”? I almost forgot to tell you about that. Go right HERE to check it out - https://0excusesfitness.com/16-inspirational-fitness-recollections/

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Friday, 29 May 2020 10:55

Practising what I “preach”

Often times when you buy products online (and this holds true especially for information products) you’re not entirely sure as to whether the person is actually “doing” what they’re saying, are you?

You’re not entirely sure if the life coach you’re considering buying a book from has truly “been in the trenches” – or if he just got lucky and one of his books was picked up and got famous, and . . .

And so forth.

Now yes, we all make our own luck but this is not about that. There are many variables that contribute to ultimate and true success, and to me, one of the main things to consider is has the person been beaten down REPEATEDLY – only for it to have no impact, and the person stands back up and KEEPS on KEEPING ON?

I know of very few such cases, my friend, and the ones I DO KNOW of are the ones that ultimately succeeded – and in a lasting manner, and how.

I do not know a single successful person, for instance, who was the first to line up at the government office for their stimulus checks – all the while complaining about Donald Trump and how he’s hurting the nation, and other associated nonsense (while sucking off the very teat that he is providing).

No this isn’t about politics, but I’ve found that a vast majority of the people that “give advice” do anyting but follow their own advice – themselves, and this is TRUE my friend for people across all spheres of life, not just fitness or “life coaching”.

Well, yours truly has certainy been in the trenches and then some, and if you’ve been following my writings, you KNOW what I’m talking about!

This morning I woke up feeling great, but as I proceeded with my work, something strange happened.

The “great” feeling disappeared.

Well, it didn’t disappear so much as fade away, as I read some news (something I usually never do unless I’m bored) and I was left with a “deflated” feeling.

There have been some things going on in my life right now from a personal standpoint too that are taking “somewhat” of a toll, and yet, when I looked at myself in the mirror and said what Claude Bristol said so many years ago, I told myself I will GET THROUGH THIS.

I’ll get through what is making me “irritated” (I suppose that is the right term) at this minute, and it will PASS.

I pictured past successes.

I pictured myself climbing my favorite HILL, and doing the things I LOVE in life.

And very soon, the “descending black cloud of doom and gloom” was replaced by a neutral cloud.

Not enough.

I paced around the room some.

Did some pep talking.

And then . . . . dropped down, and banged out a 100 Hindu squats, making sure to focus on the DEEP BREATHING aspect of it.

And now as I sit here a good 20 minutes or so later, I’m still dripping with sweat, and I’m ready to GET HER DONE!

And that’s how it should be for you too my friend.

Visualization plus physical exercise makes an UNBEATABLE combo – and that’s what today’s missive is about!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And when you’re looking for fakes, look past the mere WORDS of what theyre saying. As I keep telling my coaching group, mere words are one thing, but the FEELING behind the words can never ever be hidden my friend. And it’s true. More on this later, but if you’re looking to sign up for personal coaching where I get you in the very best shape of your life – both on a PHYSICAL and MENTAL level – well – sign up right HERE - https://0excusesfitness.com/coaching/

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Monday, 21 December 2020 13:51

Shake up – from the INSIDE OUT!

Have you ever heard the famous Zig Ziglar saying “you need a check up from the NECK UP?”

Basically thats his way of saying that “the brain is where it’s all at!”

If you’re making less sales – chances are your THINKING is what needs to be changed – first, and quick!

If you’re not performing in bed – same thing!

If you feel “blah” all the time - - same thing!

And while what he was saying was related more to motivation and sales, the fact is that your mind controls pretty much every result and outcome in your life – fitness included.

Enter “shake things up from the inside out” – or “tune up from the inside out”.

My wife’s numerous stomach issues, for instance, have ONE easy solution.

You on this list know what it is, but of course, when she’s told about it, she doesnt listen. Hehe.

How could her husband ever be “right” on “anything” hehe.

But really ...

Tons of doctor visits down the road, bazillions of medicines down the road, a “colonscopy” or something she had done, and plenty of other tests ..the problem never went away.

And recurs all the time.

Indigestion. Stomach pain. Extreme “flatulence”. And so forth. 

And the solution is simple – exercise, yes, but exercis ethat SHAKES things up from the inside out.

Lest you think I know nothing about this, think again.

Back in the day yours truly suffered from IBS – irritable bowel syndrome.

My (and this is what a medical report said) “colon was overloaded” most of the time.

I had extreme “gas”. Had to go to the bathroom unexpectedly at places you’d never think. And so forth.

All normal for those of you that are suffering from IBS as my wife is (except she calls it different things) ...

.... and as I report on the Corrugated Core page, I’m glad to report that for years, I’ve been completely free of IBS or any related stomach issues.

This afternoon, my wife made the comment to me about “how could I tolerate so much spice”.

Well, I couldn’t back in the day. Yes, I loved spicy food always, but the aftermath was quite something else.

Now?

Like water off a duck’s back – or tummy. 

Anyway, I told my wife this.

“There’s a simple solution, honey. Shake things up”.

“What do you mean”, she asked.

“Well, what happens when you exercise”, I asked. And without waiting for her to answer, I told her. “Your tummy shakes!”

She shook her head. 

Indigant!

How dare you, she said. I’m not fat!

“OK, OK”, I said hastily. Even someone with a 12 or 15 pack would feel his “insides” shaking as he exercised.

No reaction.

Enough said, hehe.

But point again is this – workouts like I promote that SHAKE things up ensure two things.

One, better blood flow and increased T – and all the benefits you know about, but with regard to what I’m saying here, #2?

The CORE and all the organs SHAKE.

And it’s THIS “shaking” that really improves the functioning of your internal organs, massaging,s tretching and SQUEEZING them naturally, and getting rid of bloat, IBS, constipation and everything else.

Hindu squats, for example. Impossible to do ‘em and not feel it all “move”!

Jumping rope. A prime, prime shaker and mover!

And that eternal favorite – sprints.

So as you see, this ain’t really an advertisement for Corrugated Core bro.

But those exercises DO work the core the best – and in the privacy of your own living room.

Of course, a lot of the others get the job done.

Take your pick my friend!

Best

Rahul Mookerjee

 

PS – Oh, how could I forget PUSHUPS? Another great core movement – check out the different types of pushups that will BLAST your core into a NEW one almost right here – Pushup Central.

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