Thats surely some trippy ass shit, Holmes!
Just as I got done dissecting an utter moron (a so called past affiliate) who wouldnt know how to sell anything it if it hit him in the face ... the "yang" showed up in terms of email.
I've mentioned Paula before as an example of an affiliate that I'm truly honored to work with - everyday.
She's been mentioned on the other site, but today - I'll mention another guy that I'll keep his name private for now, but he's PRECISELY the sort of affiliate I'd like to work with (or partner with).
I did up a video last year to keep these trolly Benny "fat lout" sorts away, but I should really put this email I've gotten from this guy (the guy I'm referring to here) as another shining example of who I'd love to work with not just as an affiliate, but otherwise.
Remember the emails I sent out about the Amazon mess, how as soon as it happened, I thought it was a blessing in disguise - indeed, As Napoleon Hill rightly said, every misfortune, every mishap carries within it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit ...
... in more ways than one.
Not only did my own sales NOT tank as most people had predicted - if anything, they're on the rise again (Benny's trolling will help there too, hehe) - but it also allowed me to curate further through my list, this time people I work with, and remove people from there as well.
It's amazing how many people will stop being honest when they're asked to stop whining about a steady so called guaranteed paycheck from the biggies like Amazon who can boot you at any moment without notice, and bam! There goes your six years of work or whatever it is - this applies to Twitter, youtube, any other platform you can think of, I've been saying it forever - build your OWN brand. Morons and lazy fools dont get it ...
... anyway, all I did when that mess happened was to be flat out honest as I always am, I wrote to people telling them about it - since audiobooks which is where the mess started are a three way deal - Amazon, myself, and them - I told them the situation honestly, how it was not my fault, how it could happen to anyone, and how they shouldn't work on my projects if they weren't comfortable knowing any of this. (Amazon for whatever reason didnt notify them, so I did).
I did the right thing.
Then, I asked them (they all in one way or the other whined about money either directly or not) to be an affliate for the site, and the answers I got, and my, I wrote about this - talk about "showing your true colors" and what they really felt about the business - of course, that said, FUTURE potential is rarely something most people see, most people see just the "here and now", so it wasn't surprising. But, I'm glad I could block those folks out of my life too.
There's always a diamond in the rough though and amongst all this there has been a guy that has stood by me knowing it all, has been more than professional, continues to be, and is truly a connessiour ...
I should also say at this point we're talking the other business, not this one, but it applies to both.
One look at his email, and then you compare it to Benny the fool job's email before him - well, poles apart as it were, no pun intended.
Here goeth -
So I apologize I don't know if I ever saw the email that had the affiliate link stuff in it but yes, of course I'll sign up for it to be an affiliate. I forget exactly the website I believe it might be <chopped> or something I forget it's probably in a lot of the emails I just haven't looked at the moment I apologize, so everything you suggest is great I'm totally on board and agreeable except for one thing… You mentioned that with other book readers and stuff like that you offer them 25% of the proceeds in the case of this project I'm not just a reader, but I'm also doing the sound design and the music... Therefore, I somewhat feel that, at least, as far as the sales of the audiobook I should probably get a larger percentage because I'm not just reading, but I'm doing the other stuff as well… And this is something I want to keep doing with you and for you, and this higher percentage, I'm suggesting, would not be the same percentage, if I was doing music and audio if another person was doing the reading for the book (which I do believe it's a great idea and I'd be more than willing to put music to other books that other people have produced readings for you as well....In the case of me doing music on other peoples readings, I don't believe they would deserve more than 20% but if I'm reading and doing the music and sound design is 40% of that small quantity of stuff too much to ask for?And by the way, I'm completely on board doing the affiliate link stuff but I have to warn you I don't really have much of a social media following so to speak and ever since I moved locations from San Francisco down to Los Angeles I haven't really integrated into the scene down here much but I can start pushing the links on places that I'm on no problem just I never saw the email that talked about the affiliate stuffThank you for the well wishes about my mom she's not likely to get any better but she's not getting any worse for now, so at least there's that and I've actually been mostly taken up by dealing with the things of losing the studio job that I had but at least I've gotten a bit of upgrades to my equipment around here so most of my time recently has been spending integrating those things which is just about done actually… And let's talk more about this. I hope it's not too much to ask but I'm OK if it isn't I'm in this for the long-haul ....There is just so much work that has been going into this already and I need to take a step back and take a break every now and then I'll go crazy but I got the fire lit under me again to keep working on this current process is I think I'm basically done with chapter 3, and I'm engaging into music for chapter 4… In my opinion is probably the most difficult chapter to do properly because it really deserves a lot of sound design to be done reasonably so it's taking extra time the following chapters I believe won't need as much sound design, so they'll not require as much work I'm happy with what I've gotten so far with chapter 4 I think I may move on the chapter 5 to keep things fresh for me but you'll like what I've come up with so far.So yeah, if you could send the affiliate link email again and we might need to talk to you know zoom or something at some point soon when it comes to what you think is fair as far as percentage stuff goes, but I hope we're not too much into the agreement about tha but I'll wait to talk to you about it or at least wait for your response. In the meantime I'm pushing forward and sorry for the lack of communication and delay, but I am still, and I believe always will be in your corner, and honored to be so...PS I never know what it's like for global style calling, but if we don't really need to do a zoom but you just want to call me so we can talk about something quickly. Here's my number if it's possible for you to make such a call I don't really call international much so I don't really know what the rates are or if there are rates anymore cell phones are really weird to me.But per chance you want to talk about something instead of writing about it always feel free to give me a call and it's OK. You won't wake me up if I'm asleep I don't pick up my phone anyway.Feel free to call me anytime and really you don't have to worry about waking me up. I keep really strange hours and I sleep like a log when I fall asleepanyways take care buddy.
THAT is the sort of dude I'd love to work with - and do!
Or, lady (Paula).
Look, thats an example of a guy whose in it for the long haul, knows his worth, and is not afraid to ASK for it.
I've heard his work, and he's a true professional at what he does, so I've agreed to giving him 40% - not just for affiliate sales for products he's worked on for me, but also a flat 40% for any of those products that sell without his intervention on the site. Why? Well, he deserves it to be honest!
Not a social media addict, but tries anyway - doesnt much like dumbphones... does things the old fashioned way - hangs in there, does not whine about product price, but negotiates a better cut for himself or herself - MY MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And thats an example of who you want in your life, not wackos like in the last email ...
I really shouldn't be saying this - some people are going to burst into tears, some jump up and down with their fat bottoms wiggling and the "earthquake" might disturb the neighbors beneath.
Much like Jay, a friend (former) of mine - described what he thought was an interracial couple (I'll let you imagine the rest) "going at it" in the apartment above his.
The "big" fantasies were most likely his that he was self projecting onto ...ah, but I digress.
I received, or should I say, I had to dig through loads of trash to see the most blatant, egregious example of "self projecting".
I'll let y'all in on what I mean, but remember two things -
First, yours truly hooks people in a manner they can NEVER let go of me - or my great products - now this is not a bad thing, as I wrote back about "being a master of my craft" this morning (those that buy from me said it, not me- haha- but they're right).
But it's highly annoying when losers, fat boys thinking theyre "big but not fat", and making all sorts of idiotic excuses about not being able to do pull-ups and such, and other price wankers, freebie seekers that dont get the message that my stuff will NEVER ever be priced "cheap" - it aint for cheapos, simple - are attracted to this same thing.
The Trumpinator sure has a lot of haters.
And like him, I love mine. I never miss an opportunity to let them (usually trolls too with no life, living on their wives and significant others, never having so much as a dime of their own in their pockets and so forth) "troll" or hate on me, but it's gotten to the point where it's just hilarious - folks that - such as this one nutjob "Benny" who I had long done forgotten about until last week or maybe a couple of weeks, I'm not sure - who claim my products are "crap" (without ever opening a single one of them) - yet want 'em all for free (hmm!) - then complain about my videos not having "views" or some shit (like who the fuck really cares about "views" except social media "dopamine" addicted buffoons that cannot get off Tik Tok workouts where they claim to do thousands of reps daily, yet can barely do one of them in proper form) ... yet, they find the time to scroll through each and every one of my videos, and here - this guy, I've spoken a lot about him - but today he gets into Glyn category - he makes comments about my "ass".
Ugh, just ugh.
This is precisely what I mean by these LGBTQ sorts not keeping to their own and forcing everyone to do it their way or else. Ugh again.
This also feeds into what I wrote about before about buffoons (the vast majority of folks out there) employing "selective reading" - and then imagining things in their head and claiming I said things I never did.
Oh well, thats self projection and a glaring knowledge of one's many shortcomings, and attempts to dodge 'em showing up ...
Now, this character in short - an affiliate who signed up for the site, wanted products for free (was firmly told NO), claimed he could make "x amount of sales" - never made a single one - then whined about the products being too expensive (they are, "too" is ... well, a matter of perception- this fat ass is the sort that downs a 13 pack nightly - or 12, lol - looks like it, so if that is more worth it, by all means Benny - top of the world to ya!) ... then bitched up a hissy when I called him out for being a fat ass, and more - a lazy fat ass who refuses to recognize the slob looking back in the mirror at him (hey, views Benny - ever thought of that. lol. We all love a train wreck, or perhaps "roadkill" as Uncle Bob once said) ... and worst of all, a lazy phucker that at the age of 40 plus - I think - lives on his wife and mother, hasn't held a job a single day in his life.
I had some fun with him and then blocked him out of my life like I did with Bozo Schofield, somehow though, I knew I hadn't seen the last of him, and I was right, he kept popping back up.
Then I blocked his emails as well.
And pretty much him overall.
But I could sense his beady little eyes reading my stuff, looking to glean all the "free info" he could from it - what a loser!
(and a hypocrite - until I called him out for being lazy, fat and completely, woefully out of shape - everything I did was gold to the point he'd write in showing me his pictures (ugh - why Benny?) etc, preening and posing, saying "I've been loving your stuff" - bascially the sort of loon who needs a shoulder to whine up. Nah, I dont got a handkerchief either Benny. Just pure UGH!)
Anyway - apparently a video of mine - the "latest" videos he says (which befuddles the mind - the bodyweight exercise Guru was doing squats in the latest video, so I've no idea what he's blathering about) "got his goat".
I sort of know which one he's referring to. Cackle. Except, I thought the pestilence called Benny had finally left my life (that was a test of sorts to see if he had, but as expected, he hadn't).
Anyway, let's take a look at the ramble he sent me.
Dude, are you really that bored to be talking shit in that last video of yours? Man I knew you read my stuff but to try and make something out of context to make yourself look good to your list is pretty damn petty.
Quite frankly I found it hilarious. Hilarious that you feel the need to try to tear a man down cause he talked about his experiences and helping others be aware when he was injured. That's messed up even for you. I hate to burst your bubble bro but your voice is way higher than mine.If you really believe that I'm full of shit, you're more than welcome to come to the states to train with me, I always look forward to training with somebody. I read your stuff from time to time to learn more what not to do and just pass by the constant bitching about your wife. I do like how you reference Tik Tok Fitness since they're technically not workouts but fun demos I like to do. Again you're more than welcome to test me yourself and see how you would fare.It's a damn shame you have to resort to irrelevant trash talking since you can barely make views on just about any of your videos. Sometimes I just scroll through videos just to see how you do your exercises and you need some serious adjustments especially on your "Jack Lalanne" pushups since your ass is up in the air too much that makes your form off base so you might want to fix that.Chances are you'll never see this and you're too much of a coward to write back yourself without making a post about it first. Here's a list of things I know you'll potentially do with this email....1. Completely ignore it2. Write about it and talk shit as if you're the shit even though you're a narcissist.3. Make a video telling 10 people how much of an idiot I am and you can out train me any day of the week and twice on Sunday.4. Use some kind of dumb reference either politically or compare me to a retard or something of that nature.5. Write/Record some of the same shit you've already said and act like it's a completely different thing.6. Find a way to completely trash anything I do or say to make me seem like some dumbfuck who never trained a day in his life and make up some fucked up thing about my wife (which BTW makes you even more of a disgusting human being since you're reflecting on the terrible relationship with your own)7. Try to outdo me in exercises that even you have hardly any real technique onMy guess is within the next week....You'll do either number 1, use 4, 5 and highly likely do 2 or 3. Number 7 won't do you any good and 6 is probably something you won't be able to resist since you love to hear yourself talk like a parrot wanting a cracker.I triple dog dare you to even write back and say something and then write about it to your "audience" which really consists of maybe 5 people that have nothing better to do with their lives than listen to a right wing bullshitter who can't even keep a marriage in tact without some kind of drama or pouring hot dog flavored water fuckery about another human being.Have a great day Rahul and I really hope you can find something original to come up with.
Jeez, that reminds of what Alan said when he read my messages on wechat. "Eye watering", and this clown apparently typed it out on Andriod (phone) ...
Anyway, lets address this -
Hilarious that you feel the need to try to tear a man down cause he talked about his experiences and helping others be aware when he was injured. That's messed up even for you.
This my friend, is precisely what I mean about "selective reading" (or listening). This guy got pissed off I called him out for being a pansy - ie being fat, doing nothing to improve it, then getting injured (predictable) and running to wifey and mommy to "take care of his grown ass" as it were. I mean at least bear your damn cross without expecting the world to do it for you, but of course, liberals, and that sort - thats a lost concept to them.
There was not one single comment about "helping others" (which you didnt, by the way - you just whined on incessantly as you do) - it was about you being pathetic as you are. I mean, you got injured. Help yourself my friend. Get to the damn hospital, but dont be a burden on productive members of society (pun intended with burden, there's a hell of a lot of it).
I normally dont see this guy's emails, but his message on live chat made me dig through trash to get to it - it goes automatically to trash Benny so you're right, I mostly dont even see your garbage let alone "read it". . .
I read your stuff from time to time to learn more what not to do and just pass by the constant bitching about your wife.
Um, no you dont. Thats the part that "gets your goat" (you're precisely the sort of cucked man I do my best to avoid - ugh) - and you're reading for "free nuggets" as most freebie seekers do (but you'll be blocked from the site shortly as well once I get that last bit of software going. Youtube, of course is another story for now...)
It's a damn shame you have to resort to irrelevant trash talking since you can barely make views on just about any of your videos. Sometimes I just scroll through videos just to see how you do your exercises and you need some serious adjustments especially on your "Jack Lalanne" pushups since your ass is up in the air too much that makes your form off base so you might want to fix that.
Uhm.... I really dont want to get into asses here, Benny, yours is way bigger than 3 peopel combined, Glyn Included...
Seriously, guys, I've got comments from women writing in about how my "soles" are more beautiful than theirs, Benny with his "ass comments" - I mean, look, it boils down to two things - 1. Yes, I do have a well shaped ass (well rounded, nice booty as the girls say - dimpled too from the muscle - most martial artists, real fitness guys are exactly the same - from JCVD To Stallone to anyone who does any real fitness as opposed to babbling about it on a free site) - hah. Lots of squats will do it, and 2. Camera angles. But even then, that ass SHOWS when I do pushups ... any sort.
Benny likes my ass, and unfortunately has all sorts of nasty thoughts about it when I type "ass to grass" - just triple ugh, what more can I say. But please keep those thoughts to yourself Benny, or to Glyn, another confirmed "ass maniac" (are you into scamming old ladies as well Benny? Two of you would get along like peas in a pod, pun intended, though I wouldn't want to see the result of that giraffe partnership)...
Form? Benny? The guy that can't get his chest to the floor on a siimple pushup, ass to the grass in a squat, clear his chin over the bar for a pull-up let alone hold ...talking about form?
'nuff said ... lol.
I thought I've been very public and honest in that I could care two hoots less about views. I'm all about CURATION my friend, and the lesser the better- so long as they're QUALITY folks that dont waste time on Tik Tok and claim they workout (when it shows they dont) like certain idiots I know...
Some of my videos show a total of ONE view. There you go. One. lol.
But this I do know for a fact my friend, my BANK Account shows plenty more zeros after that 1 - more than yours ever did. And thats the metric I care about - its about the four quarters, NOT the 100 pennies...
I dont think an idiot like him would process all this, so lets skip past it (skipping - hehe - poor Benny can't skip either since his ankles are too shot from the weight. Like the guy in Oman once told me when I was fat, "reduce that weight, it's not going to go on your dick!" (this was when I had a nasty ankle sprain and could barely walk)).
He was right, Benny...
Took me a while to get it, so dont worry - one day you will too and you'll say thank you.
Chances are you'll never see this and you're too much of a coward to write back yourself without making a post about it first.
You're right, I would never have seen it - you caught me right before the eventual auto delete my friend. But somehow I'm not sorry I saw it - it just gives me a chance to tweak my systems better. ;)
And if writing about something makes me a coward, well, best take a look at what you sent my friend.
Really, this self projection ...lol.
Last, but not least, the six commandments of Fat Boy's list on how to live life -
Which one was I guilty of?
ya'll write back and tell me!
I just gotta say this, this nonsense of me making up "effed up things about his wife" - I'd like to hear what exactly. As I never once said anything about his wife, or anyone other than "pity" them for having to put up with this massive pestilence in their lives. Like I said, this is why I rarely discuss anything with anyone these days ...
To end -
1. Completely ignore it
2. Write about it and talk shit as if you're the shit even though you're a narcissist.
3. Make a video telling 10 people how much of an idiot I am and you can out train me any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
4. Use some kind of dumb reference either politically or compare me to a retard or something of that nature.
5. Write/Record some of the same shit you've already said and act like it's a completely different thing.6. Find a way to completely trash anything I do or say to make me seem like some dumbfuck who never trained a day in his life and make up some fucked up thing about my wife (which BTW makes you even more of a disgusting human being since you're reflecting on the terrible relationship with your own)
7. Try to outdo me in exercises that even you have hardly any real technique on
My guess is within the next week....You'll do either number 1, use 4, 5 and highly likely do 2 or 3. Number 7 won't do you any good and 6 is probably something you won't be able to resist since you love to hear yourself talk like a parrot wanting a cracker.I triple dog dare you to even write back and say something and then write about it to your "audience" which really consists of maybe 5 people that have nothing better to do with their lives than listen to a right wing bullshitter who can't even keep a marriage in tact without some kind of drama or pouring hot dog flavored water fuckery about another human being.
Have a great day Rahul and I really hope you can find something original to come up with.
The very fact you care shows how addicted you are - it'll never go away Benny. Accept the inevitable, pull out wifey's handbag, cajole her, BEG her to get the product for you. Believe me, one look at a real man's site, and she will. And no, I dont even mean that in the sense your warped mind is thinking - what she will think, and KNOW is this - DOER. As opposed to loser. Hehe.
No, it doesnt mean she will buy my products because I have a nice ass (women love it - unlike those guys that claim theyre handsome but are really anything but - I really AM, my friend - not to mention ripped, rugged, a RED BLOODED MALE (stud) and in better shape than 99.9% of people out there - and Im proud of it since I WORKED for it, didnt come easy) - or because you like it, but because everyone can sense "real man" - and real. And although you're welcome to salivate about my ass and most likely soles too (ugh) - please do not come "near me" with those intentions, as you'll get your own ass handed to you in that case. Really, you LGBTQ faggoty sorts (not everyone is, but the ones that are that way) need to grow up and learn the meaning of goose and gander. Again, it's fine if you have your preferences, I'm all for it, my other business cater to that sort of person - but dont FORCE it down my throat, ugh. Please. Nice please. Or else...
And thats that.
Folks, when you put REAL information, REAL stuff out there, you'll attract this sort of nutjob into your life - galore.
Profit Troll shows you how to profit off these fools - like a Godsend, everytime sales are somewhat slow (for Benny it's always a big fat zero apparently) or every time Glyn needs money, they show up here. LOL. They can't stay away, and its GREAT for the cash register.
Trust me on this one.
Anyway. Enough for now. Pick up the 0 Excuses Fitness System which is the one and only system out there that will elevate you to beast - or superhuman status if you DO the thing and be real.
And thats that!
PS - Benny, I truly do want to return either to the States or perhaps Tassie in Oz. China ... well, its great, I love china too, but I'd REALLY like to return to the Southern United States, I love that part of the country. Unfortunately we dont welcome liberal LGBTQ loons like you down there too much so even if I DID want to train with you which I wouldn't in my wildest nightmares - then sorry, nothing doing my friend.
It's called this tendency most people have to IGNORE what you say - or write - and simply listen to - or read - what they want to.
Even putting words in black and white in front of these idiots matters not.
For instance, some of the fools who whine about me calling people fat when they are (fact my friend, sorry if it offends you, but if you've got a big belly that hangeth over, if you can't do pull-ups chin over bar etc - then you're either fat or functionally WEAK - no two ways around it etc etc) ... they'll ignore everything else I tell them.
They'll ignore the free help I give them, they'll ignore the great products that will get them into the sort of shape they really want to be - like I said yesterday, no-one really wants to be fat do they? Nah, I didnt think so!) ... and since these sort of nutjobs that ignore FACT - and prefer to focus on their warped versions of reality (my wife is a perfect example of this as well) ... there's no real point talking to them.
No goose and gander, no discussion of any nature, as it's always their way or the highway.
Now, Nazi feminist women or entitled brats are one thing.
For instance, Nandini, a girl I met online who claimed to get me a credit card when I wanted one - it was evident from the get go all she was interested in was "something else" - and NOT getting me credit cards, or any sort of business at all.
Unfortunately, she's boring, fat and a liar who masquerades to be someone she's not, sends out pitures of her "at her best" - and not what she is "now" (which is fat and out of shape) ... and therefore, she never really captured my interest.
She's great for someone like Glyn though - but wait- he's too cheap, never pays, and she wants one thing as usual - MONEY.
I remember trying to tell her how she nigh ignored everything I Said, and just got in touch with me when she needed money.
According to this loon, it's "her right not to respond to whatever she doesnt want to".
Which is code for saying "I'm not interested in talking".
OK, fair enough.
So, I didnt respond to her bullshit asking for money.
Of course, when THEY want something - they'll keep asking, so she did.
Then she whined about "how she didnt need my help, how she was independent" and so forth.
Honey, I never said you were or weren't - the facts pretty much point it out. She's one of those girls constantly latching on to guys for money - and a lot of desperados actually probably send it - and then remove her from their lives.
I did so - anyway, when I responded to her request with "goose and gander", she retorted back with this "dont talk to me anymore!"
In other words, do what this nutjob wants, never say what you want, just be an ATM for her, and so forth.
What a fool. Hehe.
Nazi feminist idiots usually ARE that ...
Women aren't the only ones though - men controlled by women are the same.
It's why I rarely, if ever, discuss anything with family - or "friends" - any more - the only discussions I have these days are business related, and I prefer it like that.
I dont know what it is with people in general, but the vast majority of lunatics out there see and read only what they WANT to.
And thats not the sort of discussion that to me is either rational, productive, or logical.
And therefore, my policy of BLOCKING continues ... - oh, customer service ain't exactly the best either.
Know when someone will give you the time of day my friend?
Listen to what you have to say - all of it , read - all of it?
When you've got something THEY Want.
They'll find all sorts of excuses to get in touch with you at that point ...
Life, my friend, is a long term negotiation game.
So is fitness in many ways ...
There's ups, downs, there's days you feel great, days you feel like shit, but you keep pushing on.
And you stick to your guns no matter what.
Ultimately that persistence wins out - and I, and my followers (I prefer using the term customers, but whatever) are living proof of this.
If you're interested in our secrets (price wankers not wanted) - then the 0 Excuses Fitness System is your BABY.
PS - I'm BRUTAL about calling folks out. I always have been. Hey, these same folks wouldn't stop to tear me down when I was down and kick me further down - hehe. So be it. The wheel always comes full circle, my friend - and I dont expect no quarters, neither do I take none ...
I focus on big shiny DOLLAR bills. Hehe.
I really need to add in squats as a category here!
I'll do so now - and then write this ...
- Back. Anyway, if there was ONE reason I wrote Squat 101 - it wasn't so much that NO good book - well, that comes close to mine - existed out there in terms of squats, and going deep, no pun intended, like NO-ONE has ever gone or delved into the subject before - well, it was that, but another huge reason was this, and I keep saying this - LOTS of people focus more on Hindu squats than the good ole bodyweight squat, mostly to the detriment of the latter.
And this is a huge mistake, one I've covered in my books, writings - yes, even the "free ones" - on my sites.
Look, to keep it simple, and yet again - do both.
The bodyweight squat done right works the hips and hamstrings and butt like no other movement can - the Hindu squat is more thigh and calf specific.
Dont get me wrong, both work the other parts of the body too.
But those of you with naturally weak hamstrings will notice you ain't getting much of a hammie workout at all with Hindus ... (becuase your weak hamstrings cause other muscles to overcompensate).
Similarly, a lot of you with strong hamstrings naturally will use those more when doing Hindus.
Stretching, and opening up the hamstrings, and back of the body - I cannot emphasize it highly enough.
Pull-ups as well.
You work the BACK if you want to look good on the front, and FEEL good.
If you want to be HEALTHY as a horse.
You BACK it up - there is a reason for the expression.
And with squats, some people question if "I've done 100 Hindus at a good tempo in proper form". Do I now need to do bodyweight?
Ideally hell yes.
Ideally you knock out another set of 100 bodyweight.
And keep going.
But there are more ways to skin that cat.
And MIXED squat workouts is one of them - combining both forms of squats into ONE workout.
Do a Hindu, then 5 bodyweight , do 5 Hindus, 2 jump squats - and so forth.
Key is this - you do not, I repeat NOT - pause before you reach a set number, much like you would not if you're doing only type of squat in the workout.
This not only taxes your neuro muscular system a hell of a lot more as form is different, yet similar on both movements - but also taxes your MUSCLES differently - and better.
It improves rep counts beyond any sort of belief, because you're giving a muscle group a "relaxed break" - yet you're still working it.
(A secret I mention in Pushup Central and many of my other books, notably Battletank Shoulders - do 10 pull-ups in PERFECT Form (yes, getting chin over the bar, dead hang etc) - and then 25 fingertip pushups in perfect form).
And more ...
I just put out a couple of vidoes on youtube on this, so you'll want to check those out, one of those is at the bottom of this page.
And thats that.
Lots of people whine about their visualizations "not working" and such. Then, they get on Twitter which for some reason seems to be awash with even more "Desperate" bullshit than ever before - with a few "keeping a real's" shining brightly -yours truly being one of them, and I make sure to give all such posts a genuine like or such (not that it matters either way, of course).
Ever see those endless gif's, images, emojis etc saying "affirm 11111! Something WONDERFUL is about to happen today!"
Why the heck do you need to affirm that number?
True, it's a magic number - I even did a video on it here - but the magic happens in your mind FIRST, my friend.
It often happens without a single number beside it.
Then those images saying "You will be RICH TODAY!" (often accompanied by a picture of a humvee, SUV and such).
When I see this fake BS that people buy into DAILY, scrolling endlessly on social media, equate it to visualization - I almost puke.
It all feels, and IS so fake!
Those images mean "F all" - the only vibe that comes off them is folks that haven't made it pretending to have made it, and "conning" others into believing it which most do.
Zero to Hero has received rave reviews all over the world, my friend - yet, you wont find a single social media post or other email from me along the lines of the above.
Then there are those who say they visualize - but can't really "feel it".
My friend, if you can't feel what you're visualizaing with DEEP passion and emotion, you might as well not do it.
And there's a good reason behind your mind telling your subconscious that "this seems fake".
For someone thats never made a dime on their own in their lives, to visualize making a billion dollars right off the bat wont work.
If you add a "maybe" in there and let it go - that conditions your mind a lot better for the eventual "reality".
Most are so obsessed with money that all visualization centers around "money falling into my lap".
There has to be the obligatory dollar signs everywhere!
Dont get me wrong.
I use the tricks too, I've been doing it subconsciously since I was born.
But they aren't a be all and end all for me.
Take it all away from me - my mind will still do what I want, and create the reality I want.
When I visualize, I think about things I've done before that make me happy - I think about what I want in the future - that makes me SHIVER AND QUIVER with RED HOT EMOTION!
Then, I bridge between those two worlds.
Those that claim visualization doesn't work (because of what the so called social media gurus told them to and tell them "how to do it") - well, your current results in your life are in part, large part, an end result of visualization whether you know it or not.
And if you have to force yourself to visualize, or it feels forced, it aint a goal you deeply want deep down inside. It's not something that ignites a spark of RED HOT PASSION IN YOU - and its not going to work that way, simple, if you want magic to happen - you have to truly BE AND WANT the end result FIRST, my friend, in your own MIND!
Only those that have truly, truly DEEPLY wanted something will "get this".
Yes, visualization plays a vital part in everything you do in your life my friend whether you know it or not.
When you make the decision to "on the fly" - drop down and do a 100 pushups like I didd yesterday, no warmups etc - chances are you thought about it first for a fleeting instant - I did.
THAT is how you do it.
You visualize - then you LET GO.
And you let the magic happen.
And that, my friend is that.
It forms a huge part of getting better at tough exercises too - such as the pull-up.
Look, I've literally visualized people coming to my front door - the type of person - my reaction - times deliveries will occur - and so forth - and it's happened, like clockwork.
The key is to remember this.
Money isn't the end result you "want".
You want the end result that you GET from money.
This, my friend is a huge secret most miss.
Without FEELING ... nothing happens in this world, good or bad, or lukewarm for that matter...
Getting back to it - if you think of something and it feels forced, fake etc - well, then it likely is in terms of where you're at now. Chances are also excellent and second to none you dont believe you can have it - and if you dont believe, well, you're either not thinking of something you truly WANT - or ... you're taking leaps before you can walk.
More on this in future emails, but for now, I'll close off with the eternal Claude Bristol quote I always hold dear, and keep close to me.
Repetition of the same chant, the same incantations, the same affirmation leads to BELIEF. Once that belief becomes a deep seated conviction - things begin to HAPPEN.
And that, friend is that.
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This evening, for whatever reason, despite having zero interest in astrology (astro "shastro" - as they call it in Inda, for some reason Indians have a tendency to mangle the English languge into part English part Hindi??) and even less knowledge of it beyond my sun sign - I found myself goggling at Vladimir Putin's horoscope (along with some predictions of Saturn being in retrograde or some such jack).
Now, Putin's a man i highly admire - so do I admire Trump, and a lot of other guys, and I'll do all I can to find out about someone I admire, but horoscopes?
Never. Haha. I dont believe in them anyway, yet, I dont know how I got caught up in it - apparently a page discussing why Vladimir wears his watch on the right wrist instead of the left (which has nothing to do with astrology) got me there - dont ask how.
Before clowns jump on me about it, no, nothing excuses the immense suffering the Ukranian PEOPLE are going through, but you - anyone with any sense - knows that their leader brought it upon them
If he hadn't jumped up and down about joining Nato - and then taken steps to do it - none of this would be happening. The Russians had already made it very clear this would happen if he tried - and I dont blame them. What would happen if China stationed missiles in Cuba, or the Russians showed up in Mexico with their artillery?
Case, point, and closed...
Of course, it ain't that simple. Geo politics never is, but I'm not here to discuss that - nor am I here to discuss the never ending lunacy of the US and Nato spending billions on an unwinnable war - the opponents here have planned this for years upon years, and the results are clear on the ground (and the Russians haven't even really gone beyond 10% of their REAL capacity).
I then got around to locating my birth certificate - a doc I did not even know I had!
And my birth time, which I thought for some odd reason was 4 20 AM, but it wasn't. ?
Honestly, it's not!
And surprise surprise, or not - what I Saw caused me to drop dead in my tracks - for about a minute.
Nigh all the numbers I've been "seeing" over the years - each and everyone of them is in some way, shape or form on that certificate. It's literally who I am, and there aren't a lot of numbers there, but man!
So then I got looking around at my astrology charts, houses of planets, or planets of houses, and constellation alignments and other stuff that boggles the mind - whoever thought of all this must have had a lot of damn free time on his or her hands.
Oddly enough though - a lot of the stuff fits.
that don't mean I'm going to look at the planets the next time I make a decision on anything - NO. It will be gut, instinct and ME as usual, but it IS interesting - maybe it's not all hocus pocus for the most part.
Even people like Trump etc, you look at their horoscopes, the genuine ones. A lot of that stuff matches .
The ONE thing I couldn't - and have not and cannot explain until now is this, my friend.
Why despite my relationship with my wife being in the 12th house (the last, hehe) - or non existent actually - she won't consent to a divorce is beyond me - and everyone else that knows the situation.
It ain't money or the lack thereof.
It ain't future potential or current, Nazi feminist women dont think about the word "potential" - they see only what is in front of them "now".
As far as money goes, she'd get and gets all of what she wants either from me or my mom - and if there is any lack she aint the one covering it herself.
She does have this strange theory of "I'm NEVER going to let him go so he can never have another family again!" - which is strange if you think about what has already happened, continues to happen - and logically, anyone with half a frigging brain knows its just a piece of paper (that often ruins otherwise perfectly good relationships due to the pressure - either consciously or not - imposed on both parties via that idiotic decree).
So it isn't that either, and it all boils down to one fine thing - I'm a damn fine catch indeed.
And astrology and all the positive traits in my "houses" or planets or what not aside (apparently "huge money" comes my way, which makes perfect sense too) .... of course I'm a good catch.
Good looking, intelligent, charming, a real man - alpha male that is sorely needed for one when the household help are acting up (wife's actually, amazingly enough told me to tell them when they are! Though she didnt tell me ogle the bodaciously vivicaious ones out of them, and as she says "you'll make her your girlfriend!") (I likely would, hehe) ... a man's man, physically tough and in great shape, dont whine, dont complain, has a fair bit of wealth though nowhere near what it's going to be in the near future - and so forth.
And no, for the morbid minded, it ain't about the number 8 and that house being associated with all sorts of dark things (money included - yay) - and me passing ... my money is so tied up in whatever I've got it into that even I cannot access it freely - and thats how it should be, my friend.
I'm just a damn good catch. Hehe. A man other women all want, covet, and the women I have "sense" it. Thats women for you!
And being called a movie star, a TV personality, and so many other things, it all makes sense now.
It also explains my long legion of haters, the bald trolls like Schofield (all of these trolly sorts are bald, and of course, seeing an alpha male with a vibrant shock of hair triggers yet another one of their latent insecurities - hehe)
When you're destined for greatness - and more importantly put in the work and BELIEVE in yourself - anything can happen - regardless of your planet's positions in the natal chart or what not they call it.
And that, my friend is that.
My fitness routines play a huge, huge part in this.
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Last night, I knew it - yet, I went to sleep in that position anyway.
I knew when I turned over on my side "something was off".
And this morning, I woke up with a STIFF, sore neck - the likes of which I haven't seen for months, barely able to turn my head sideways if at all. Hehe.
We've all been there, along with the stiffness at the BACK OF THE HEAD TOO!
Traps, etc. Now, maybe some advanced exercises contributed to some of it, but it was poor posture last night, stress, and so forth.
Most would think "massage" as a remedy that works for this, and deep tissue massage does work, yes (there is a reason why I Dedicate an entire CHAPTER in 0 Excuses Fitness to massage - it deserves it!).
But what if you dont have someone to massage the knots and kinks out, or just plain prefer not to go for a massage?
Some of those idiotic machines (the foot massage machine my wife so loves - ugh) might do the trick, but they dont long term - thats UNNATURAL massage.
(by all means use machines if you have to - no problem, I'm just giving it to you straight, just like machines at the gym - all of it is unnatural).
The neck bridge explained in the book above (0 Excuses Fitness) is an excellent way to keep stiff necks away but you gotta work up to it my friend.
And one remedy that works instantly - is something I've shared in the Ship before, a TOP secret method not shared before with anyone outside that group before, yet, I'm sharing it with you on this list now.
It's so simple you'll "shake your head in amazement" - if you can right now that is. Hehe.
And you'll feel like a bazillion bucks once done.
It is this - simply move your head in the opposite direction from which it's sore. And apply pressure with your hands - as much as you can - in the reverse direction.
So, you move your head towards the left, but your hands stop it, moving it towards the right.
This "push of war" between two sides works the neck muscles - or any other you so choose (no, not the one down there, lol) - ISOMETRICALLY - statically - and the principles of dynamic tension apply.
The more you work the muscle, the more impurities RACE out of it, and fresh blood pours into it - and thus you feel better almost instantly.
Works in all directions too - up, down, sideways - and so forth.
And there's plenty of other means too - so simple people pooh pooh at these methods, but the simplest means always and often (not in that order) work the BEST!
Thats yet another benefit of Isometric and Flexiblity Training - you recover from aches, sprains, and those annoying niggles a LOT quicker when you incorporate these techniques into your routine.
Remember this the next thing you're sorer than sore, either from poor posture or a tough workout (or too much computer screen/dumbphone time - especially the latter) and barely able to move ...
And get the above book NOW.
Start learning, and incorporating into your routine TODAY.
Thats that. then ...
Rahul Mookerjee (PS - Yes, I'm applying the same techniques to myself right NOW too!). Haha.
Lots has been made of (for those that lift weights) how "heavy is needed to build muscle".
How you go heavier and heavier, injuries piling up regardless, form notwithstanding - until you sit on a bench and "pump and isolate" the nth strand of the bicep and so forth - ugh.
Heavy weights are good, but certainly not isolation wise!
Its GREAT if you can lift the fender off your truck for instance wthout external help. A little old lady once did just that - no kidding.
But really - training wise, the most important muscles are the BRAIN and the HEART. As always, in life as well and last night, another one of those on the spur of the moment ideas I had to do 500 swings non stop with an Indian club right OUT Of the shower, not before (I didnt get a good workout in apparently before that!) - really hit the spot.
The video shows me going at 70-80% of my capacity.
I stopped at 400 reps, but I had a 1000 more left in the tank - easy.
And while 10 kgs is anything but easy to swing for most folks - it is "medium" for me - not easy not tough - try doing it with 30 kgs.
A weight most scoff at in the gym, yet, you do high rep workouts without stopping with these, and they make the SWEAT pour like nothing else my friend.
Club swinging is not included in Corrugated Core - but it builds that for sure! (proof's in the pudding - no pun).
If you want that six pack from hell, a rock hard "cast iron" midsection, muscles that ripple under the skin, a toned midsection, sides, lower back - well, there's many ways to get it, but a club is an indispensable tool in this process that should never be ignored. More importantly, you must swing it RIGHT or not at all.
There's a lot of material out there on club swinging, some of it good, most BAD and wrong - especially the "arching the lower" back as you swing (which is OK when you begin, but shouldn't be the long term focus).
For best results, you do these with legs as straight as possible, and keep the back neutral. The motion comes from core, grip and ... CORE!
much like if you were do those "hoopla swings" with those rings - if you get my meaning.
More to the point, this sort of training not only builds a ferocious grip, but it affects the BRAIN positively too.
Thick grips on pull-up bars do as well, but you'll find it tough with these mudgars since the grip is already very thick on most of them.
We dont make 'em as yet.
We will in the future, but for now - some of the old time training info that Indian wrestlers had my friend, in fact MOST of it - is pure GOLD, and has never been revealed to the public - before now - and yours truly is obviously in an unique position to do so.
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Nah not THAT type of exercise - I hardly need to tutor you on that on this here site. Hehe.
I mean workouts as in fitness workouts.
This afternoon, I thought I'd take it easy. 50 squats and a LONG stretching session was ALL I did, friend.
I was feeling pretty good when I do what I do often.
"Let's do just ONE pushup".
I was resting at the time, so I really had no biz thinking pushups, but the "urge" to do so was greater than that not to (hint - key sign of an achiever) - and I dropped down, did one letter perfect rep.
Then a few minutes later, this thought popped into mind.
"Lets do 5 letter perfect reps, and call it a day".
5 I did, chest touching the floor on each rep, and I was amazed to find out I did not even want to stop there.
160 pushups later, I'm soaked in sweat and worked to the bone (especially forearms - man!) in a way I haven't been as of late.
What made this so intense for someone like me who casually cranks out 500 plus pushup workouts?
Well, there's several aspects to it, but maintaining focus on BREATHING And form as opposed to merely rep count and speed is key here.
Look, I tell you in Fast and Furious Fitness I can and do make 10 pushups harder than a 100, and this if done right is true.
Most people, even when they do FOCUS on the muscle being worked - focus on the wrong one for pushups - the chest.
This is better than nothing, but the real focus should be on breathing, triceps and LATS (or back) in that order.
Focus on the BACK of the body in general - and the front takes care of itself. Yes, those of you with naturally tight hamstrings - I fall into this category despite all the very extensive stretching I do - listen UP.
Finally, the key most folks miss even after you tell them (even I miss this sometimes during high rep workouts).
Yes, you heard me, scoffer - LEGS.
Specifically, the THIGHS.
I've written before in Pushup Central about proper form, keeping the body straight, but that isn't all there is to it.
You tense the thighs - the quads while doing pushups.
And if you do them the way I do - you CLENCH them as hard as you can while doing the pushup.
This turns the pushup - any form - into an entirely different workout that will work you to the BONE - especially the core my friend.
Try it, and see, and you'll understand what I mean.
Brooks Kubik in his classic book "Dinosaur Bodyweight Training" referred to this as the principle of co-contraction.
You can call it what you like, what he meant is what I'm saying - tense all muscle groups being worked consciously and breathe in and out "into them" and in general while you do your reps.
(That's a book I often read, much like any great book - such as 0 Excuses Fitness for one, or Think and Grow Rich, or the Magic of Believing- you cannot digest the contents of the book in one sitting - you have to come back repeatedly to get true value for the book. The discerning reader will note how he learns something new every time from these books when he does this!)
Really get MAX bang for each rep that way - and when you train this way you dont need very many reps at all to get a great workout in.
For me, today it was the relatively low number of 160 pushups.
OK, I swung my club for 100 reps too, but pushup wise...
When you train this way, you may find you ...
Do more warm up sets. I did more today (so about 185 in all).
SLOW down as you focus even more on breathing and form (and this is fine provided you dont DWADLE).
Do more "supersets" - I did a LOT of these today - perhaps thats another reason my forearms BE TOAST. MY!
And many other things.
You'll find above all youll get a great, great workout in without very many reps at all, and thats the key - and what I want to pass on in today's email.
Since I have - thats that!
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And thats that friend. Back soon.
Some of it is so stupid I wonder how it made it to the "list" of idiocy in the first place - perhaps the lazy asses populating this planet, and there are a lot - made it up in their minds and put it there. '
I've debunked so many of these before - one being the "pushups are only good for conditioning" myth.
Utter baloney coming from folks who cannot do high rep pushup workouts in proper form.
Then, the nonsense about "they only tax the chest, and you won't build the upper body fully with just pushups".
Utter tosh. (although yes, pull-ups are key too!).
Then the thing about "they dont give you cardio"
Do 100 Hindu pushups in proper form without stopping, then come back and tell me ...
The one I want to debunk today - is this one - this utter rot I keep reading about " some firefighter's test".
Apparently if you're a firefighter, and can do "40 or more pushups in less than 60 seconds" or some bunk, you're fit and are ... ah, but let me just quote it
Men who can perform 40 pushups in one minute are 96 percent less likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who do less than 10. The Harvard study focused on over 1,100 firefighters with a median age of 39. The exact results might not be applicable to men of other age groups or to women, researchers warn.
Incredibly this bunk is BELIEVED.
First off, why just firefighters? Does the pushup distinguish between firefighters, lazy asses, and tri atheletes, boxers, wrestlers, average Joe/Jane etc?
You bet - except only in terms of being able to DO IT.
Second, who the hell came up with this "40 number" - and more importantly, less than a minute
Proper pushups are done with emphasis on the DEEP breathing.
That means, at the bare minimum, pushups should take you a second and a half per pushup.
More as you keep going in a set as you "tire" and pause for rest, which I do not advocate doing in the downward dog position. (depends on the style of pushups, but lets say regular pushups the article or so called study is referring to).
Third, how the hell did they get that percentage.
I dont know, I could do less than 10 pushups in a minute for weeks, and still build strength, health and muscle...
These so called studies, my friend are utter bunk.
Lazily jerking your way up and down ain't a pushup.
its better than nothing granted, but it's an invitation to more injury down the road, and no long term or even palpable benefits to heart health or overall strength and conditioning.
Do 10 proper pushups the way I teach, my friend.
Then do 30 the way "you've seen them done" focusing more on quick, rep count etc.
You'll quickly see the truism of what I say above.
Moral of the story - DO, don't "follow the herd".
More such myths busted in the "all time greatest courses on Pushups" - Pushup central - which goes the best together with, as even the book narrators have put it (and they're super critical mind you) "the best damn course on jumping rope out there) "Jump Rope Mania".
I'm missing my jump rope already!
And I'll be back soon.