Foot positioning while doing pushups
Everyone talks about HAND positioning when doing fitness, but foot positioning?
Not many people talk about this at all - except when doing Hindu pushups which people do understand (somewhat) how placing the feet differently turns the exercise into a whole another exercise - and workout altogether.
Even when doing the regular pushup, I bet you didnt think about it - the slightest change in foot positioning turns the exercise into a completely different one- then of course, you add in hands etc, truly - pushups are not just the big dog of fitness, but the MOST versatile bodyweight exercise out there, my friend, the MOST!
Slight changes in foot positioning hits your entire core and triceps - body, actually, differently, and when you really bring the legs into it - watch out!
It's no coincidence that my triceps are HURTING - differently - like a deep, deep burn - even though I did not - or have not, as yet - hit my daily 500 pushup goal - its been 320 thus far.
Slow and steady - or, slower and steadier than usual is part of it. Proper form and ALL The way down and ALL the way up - another part of it!
Always ways to make it a hell of a lot tougher do I find ... so should you!
Anyway, enjoy the video at the end of the page.
For those whose email readers dont auto pop up the video this here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWuku841faM&t=250s
And remember two things before you click on away - or three.
One, pushups are by far the fastest and best way (along with a healthy dose of squats) to get in SHAPE - quick.
And my book Pushup Central shows you how to - with variants upon variants upon variants of pushups that most wouldn't have dreamt of - or thought of - and definitely not done before you crack the BOOK open.
Truly pathbreaking, so get this course NOW if you have not already.
Two, the great Virat Kohli from India.
Ive no idea how many runs he churned out in today's match against the Lankans, but he's been in a rich vein of form, yet, it was only a while back that all the pundits, the great Indian public and so forth (and in a cricket crazy country like India where effigies are burnt and houses stoned when cricket matches are lost thats something - cricket is almost a religion here!) - WROTE him off.
He was going through a bad patch which lasted much longer than anyone thought, himself included.
Today, you wouldn't think it by looking at his purple patch - which is back!
Virat isn't so much of a genius or even inspired as much as he is PERSISTENT.
It shows in his game, mentality, most of all fitness, and I've no idea, but ask him - he'll tell you how many pushups he does himself daily!
Its persistent that brings you the big things my friend, persistence long after everyone has written you off - in many cases even your own conscious mind has.
The will - and desire - to go another round when the deck's stacked against you, and when you think you cannot.
Thats true genius, true champions, the material they're made of.
NEVER make the mistake of writing a genius off - or do so at your own risk.
And thats that .
How Indian wrestlers start their day.
Those old time wrestlers; rippling muscles, huge muscles - functional muscles - not necessarily the ripped to the bone crap many espouse as the gold standard of fitness out there - muscles that actually perform in real life, stamina that does not quit shoulders that dont ache - backs every bit as strong as they look - ox like legs... well, thats a traditional Indian pehelwan for you!
And in Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness I teach you - from the roots as it were, in an unique manner my heritage (a combo of "all over the world" ) and then some allows me to teach you in a way only I can, my friend -but wait.
This is not about the pre-order you should place NOW.
Its about a misconception I've addressed often before, that being that Indian wrestlers do very little pulling - or few pull-ups at all, if any.
Perhaps Matt Furey was partly responsible for this, in his bestselling course Combat Conditioning, and the videos that went with it - he said "you dont see the Hindu wrestlers dont do pull-ups!"
"All over the world, boxers, and wrestlers do nothing but pushups, squats and, and ... bridging".
I still remember the words verbatim, Matt speaking off the cuff like those of us in the flow do so well, yours truly as well.
But many missed what Matt said post this, when he said ...
"I'm not saying they're no good. They ARE good, and you need to figure out a way to incorporate them into your routine, but if you're just starting out - the pushups will build strength through the chest, arms, legs ... even the legs..."
Many miss that part.
And indeed, lore has it that the Gama did 5000 squats and 3000 pushups daily - but very little is written about his pull-ups.
His isometrics, there's a lot been said about it.
But his pulling, not a lot ...
Through Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness, I will CHANGE this misconception, my friend.
And not every wrassler in India starts his or her day off with a set of pushups or squats, go to any akhara if you can - you might be surprised to see them doing rope climbing - pull-ups - and lots of club work before moving on to pushups and squats.
Make no mistake about it, they do pushups, squats and then some, but thats not the ONLY thing they do, my friend. In fact, there's a LOT of pulling going on in those akharas - it simply would not be wrestling without PULLING!
Anyway, more on this later - a much delayed Rahul is out now.
And remember the pre-order...
PS - A communal dump is also par for the course for many a traditional wrestler. Dont believe me, go there and see for yourself, not saying YOU have to do it, but there is a reason it's done, much like the daily worship before exercise. More on this later, including a lot about their DIET TOO...
The plight of the unheard, long suffering, much ignored "daddies" ...
Pun NOT even intended, to be honest - hehe - in fact this might well extend to "daddies" in that regard too if you get my drift.
But before you wonder what exactly I'm on about now - though those in the know already "know" - let me preface with a bit of history with my daughter's Whatsapp school group.
This group is one in which the most inane of issues are discussed, usually by women, and of course if you know how kids are these days, it's the polar opposite from when we were growing up, so the group is usually jampacked with mothers discussing which kid forgot which HW, which kid fought with which, and so forth.
"In our day we simply headed off to the woods to play!"
I remember Alan Murray saying that in a sage manner at Balboa School ... hehe.
I agree with him.
The unsaid part was the extreme mollycoddling these days, NOT good at all for kids - and it shows - both physically and in their mental and physical health as well. My daughter for one seems to have picked up this indigestion problem and a hacking cough from shoving too much junk down the gullet and very little real exercise unfortunately (Kiddie Fitness days seem to have been put on the backburner - more on this below!) ...
Anyway, this group - any time there is any real issue that requires someone to speak up, of course, no-one wants to be as Uncle Bob once put it "the nail that sticks out the most also gets hammered the most".
When my daughter was being bullied at school beyond a limit, other than telling her to smack the dude one (and she did with me standing right there and so was dudes Dad) - I also posted a brief paragraph in the whatsapp group - brief by my standards in hindsight.
The silence in that group, it was like a Russian bomb fell on it or something. ...
Everyone agreed with what I said.
No-one had the balls to say it publicly or even agree in public which I thought was pathetic, but liberals these days - well - thats how they are.
More recently, and I believe I wrote about this to the list - mothers were complaining about their kids having to do "more physical activity" in school (two extra days of dance or something, which to me was an excellent thing, the kids needed it BADLY).
Of course, the complaints started from the kids, then in the group, and I posted I was personally HAPPY this was going on, with all the other rot in the school and the sorry excuse that passes for "education" these days - at least their health is improving, albeit temporarily.
That was the gist of it, I was far more polite and verbose (yes, I can be very formal when I need to be!).
(because if I wasn't some idiot teacher would no doubt find a way to take it out on my daughter).
Pindrop silence again.
My wife, who often says "these people's food doesnt digest without a good fight in the group" said that night "you're taking the Mickey out of them" (in Hindi).
I was stating a fact, and an obvious one at that, and it goes to show how far society has fallen and how damned pathetic people have become in general when such facts are greeted with stoic silence and "oh my God, what did he just SAY!".
Two ladies agreed.
I'm sure more did too.
One added me on whats app and then pretended "I did that by mistake".
Right, my dear, that New Year's greeting I got was by mistake too?
And that brings me to the central point of this.
New Year's greetings were being passed around the group, but for some reason, all I saw repeatedly was "Happy New Year to all the mommies" and kids saying it to each other ...
This happened thrice before I just had to chime in - I thought twice before doing it, but instinct took over. you know me!
I quoted a lady, and responded thus -
"And the poor, much ignored daddies too" ...
I suffixed that with several smiling emoticons, given all the females in that group. They love 'em!
All females love emoticons. Hehe.
And sure enough, pin drop silence again as if to say "thats truly the bottom line" has been said, and then ...
A couple of the ladies giggled and said "good one".
More likely agreed.
One reason they dont talk a lot to me is the language barrier, I suppose, but more than that - its the fact I THINK Differently and they can tell.
Its also the whole "he's from the US, who does he think he is!" nonsense people have in their minds ....
But either way - point and why I said this - well, it's true.
When was the last time you saw a Dad get wished on Father's Day - or on his birthday - without strings attached?
When was the last time women actually spoke to a man without money being involved or "I need this or that".
I could potentially die tomorrow, and my "family" would probably just shrug and say "we dont know what happened" - thats how dysfunctional it is these days - and it ain't just my family either.
And whats most aggravating, these damned women spoil the kids's health - their mental state - all for their own petty purposes. Hell, my daughter and I used to to go the park, for Granny "thats not good" - and for Mommy "she shouldn't take videos out there to benefit YOU!"
Its utter BS, like I need someone to take videos anyway - that was done to benefit my daughter, give her some skills other than sitting in front of the blasted dumbphone all day, and as a bonus we'd do Kiddie Fitness together, she NEVER had any health issues like she does now, yet, trying to reason with these blockheaded women is like banging one's head against the vault in Fort Knox.
Didnt you know, they are women, so they can get away with bloody murder and you can't do squat about it.
Women, my friend, and the liberal Bozo men that enable them have literally turned men into expendable sticks of meat to be roasted, grilled, BBQ'ed and shat out later.
Even "sugar daddies" face the same thing - lol - they wouldn't be called that without cash i.e "human ATM".
And men love it apparently - the vast majority of buffoons out there.
No, not ALL Women are like that - but the vast majority are.
The only ones I know that are NOT of that bent of mind are usually Republican too - just sayin ...
It's always been this way with women, my friend. Bottom line tho - the reason society wasn't this dysfunctional before is MEN were real men back in the day, and wouldn't ever put up with a lot of the shit that men take for "reality" these days.
No, not all those women in the group are Nazi feminists, but good part - I'd benefit if they were. Hehe.
Point is this, there are still a few real men out there like yours truly who dont believe in this crap, who believe in true equality, goose and gander and so forth ...
And deep down inside, most of the liberal men know what I am saying is true too.
And if YOU want to break free of the Nazi feminist shackles, and not only benefit from it - but PROFIT from it at the highest levels possible - well - crack open my course on doing so NOW.
Whining about it wont help (no-one cares about male problems or feelings, women, of course, the slightest little thing turns into a tsunami worth of global media attention apparently), neither will fighting it directly. Society's too far gone for that. Instead if you can't beat 'em - join 'em - to WIN against them in the only manner possible - but its a GRAND manner indeed - and YOU will have the last laugh ...
I know lots of men feel this way, but wont speak up - change that - but do so i.e. speak up in the right manner, and at the right place/time, but dont ignore how you feel. The more men that jump onto the bandwagon, the better it is not just for men, but society in general.
Never accept second place or being relegated to little less than a human cash cow or something to that effect - if you're a real man, that is - and there's precious few of us remaining out there.
GET the course now, implement, win, and laugh all the way to the bank (especially tip #26 in the book! - so sage it's #26...).
And thats that.
PS - Be sure to check out the related - somewhat - in general - video I did on this at the bottom of this page. Lots more to come in this regard; stay tuned.
One of the best and most effective pushups for the upper body is also likely one not covered in what is possibly the best course on pushups (and overall conditioning in general) - Pushup Central - or maybe it is, I cannot quite recall.
It, along with several supplementary exercises is also a great way to work up to handstands and handstand pushups - specifically building up the shoulders and traps (especially) in a manner very few exercises can hit.
I added an inch or so to my traps when I first started doing this - within DAYS - along with the soreness to boot.
No good pain, no superlative gain! Hehe. Ain't that the truth pal.
Anyway, it's DEFINITELY Not mentioned in Shoulders like Boulders, pretty much because it's too tough for most people to do, and the other supplementary exercises do a fine job of building you up as well.
And theyre being called triangle pushups for a reason - they're actually better known as pike pushups.
Some have commented they look like an advanced version of the downward dog in Hindu pushups.
Maybe it looks like that, but it's anything but just that
When you do these at high levels, you'll feel your upper traps and back being "isolated" - yet working more in tandem with everything else - than ever before, and you'll feel the POWER coursing through you, my friend - as you get LEAN and in the best shape of your life.
You truly form a "sharp triangle" with your body more so than the "round triangle" with downward dog. Do it, and youll know (and watch the video too - and others on our youtube channel on this one!)
And on a cold windy day, I bring you some MORE tips (ok, now that I think about it, it HAS been covered in Pushup Central) on this superlatively awesome exercise - in video form.
FEEL the power - like He Man said, and pushups will turn you into a he-man or she-man, hehe - if done right - very quickly too.
Most dont have a clue on how to do it right. Google ain't your best friend either, for those thinking "it's out there for free".
No it isnt.
Nothing can bring you the experience a true "Master of his craft", as I've been called amongst more - can bring you with his words - either verbal or otherwise - they cut DEEP - they cut RIGHT.
Nothing can bring you the hands on knowledge like someone who HAS it can - free or not does not even come into the picture, if cost even enters your mind on something like this, invaluable knowledge you cannot put a price on then you're an utter fool my friend.
NO-ONE brings you pushups like I do, there is NO course like it out there.
Without further ado, make this vow to yourself this year - two - in fact.
One, "I'm going to get good - damn good - at EVERY type of pushup there is".
"I'm going to religiously, BAR NONE, without any excuses make sure to get in at least one workout DAILY - no exceptions allowed - from Pushup Central - 365 - or given it's the 2nd, 364 days of the year. Actually, I'll add in one more to make it a round 365!".
And that, my friend, will get you in the best shape of your life if you follow through and DO.
More later - video at the bottom, I believe.
End of 2022 - BLOWOUT SALE!
Here it is -
First off, for you RETURNING CUSTOMERS - and note, if youve bought from us on Amazon or other sites etc - - then to me, you're a returning customer, but you have to email me here so I can set you up on this site as well - - then you get an automatic 25% FAT - or flat, hehe - discount off your cart provided you have at least three products in the cart and for a change, NO minimum order "value" required - all that is required is three products to be there in your cart, and that is it (and for you to be logged in when you make the purchase).
Second, for everyone - returning customers included, of course - a flat 20% discount assuming your cart value is at least $100 - no product limitations!
So those are two great sales, as you can tell, we value our returning customers and customers in general - very highly!
Lots of you have been waiting to get products, NOW is the time my friend.
Strike while the iron is HOT - this sale is slated to end Jan 1, 2023 - but I doubt I will let it last even that long, so hurry - it ends at the stroke of midnight TODAY i.e. Dec 31, 2022.
And speaking of hot ?
Well, this sale is hot - but THIS is the story behind it!
And thats that.
Get your buying on NOW.
Well, well, well!
As we head into 2023 - I'm thrilled with what lies ahead - and how far we've come - on all our businesses (although I have to admit, the fitness business seems to be the one attracting the most number of trolls - wankers exist everywhere, but fitness for some reason has sadly turned into a pissing contest of "who can sell what for cheaper" which is sad ... as with anything else, the real goods always come at a price - a huge price - which is life too my friend, and you get the benefits accordingly too).
Anyway - the trolls seem to have had, for the most part, an especially rocky Christmas. One fat troll was so enthused by the the turkey this year he, if reports are to believed, even sneakily ate up most of the wifes turkey, then claimed "it was a small bird, costs are rising" or some rubbish, ate up all the bread etc, drank all the booze up in the house too - didnt get out of bed the next day - did so irritated the day after - and then promptly started his trolling which is now bordering not just on lunatic, but downright desperate. More on that later... but it reminds of a certain Schofield who once showed up at Charles's house in Jieyang, refused to budge, I still remember the aggravation in Charles's voice when he sent me those voice notes about Glyn.
"he sits in a room all day trolling people, eats all my food, drinks all my beer, NEVER pays me for it ; makes a royal mess, doesnt clean up after himself" (he didnt quite include the part about Glyn taking off with his girlfriend's underwear - ugh - that came out later as he was tonked out rather unceremoniously on the road, face down in underwear on a street in Jieyang - someday I'll post that famous pic here. Hehe).
Then a lot of them have figured out their financial situation isn't about to get any better (mostly because they're so damned lazy) - so they've decided to go down the SJW route apparently, and write long rants on Amazon about "why are his books so expensive!!!!!!" (not that it's any of their business, hehe).
Some like Schofield have realized it's becoming increasingly hard to work their scams from overseas on gullible old ladies - and have hunkered down in Mama's basement - and every time they feel aggravated about something which is daily, they write lengthy rants about yours truly. Hehe.
As you can tell, these trolls truly come in all shapes, sizes (ahem) and forms (double ahem).
They will ALL be mentioned in the upcoming book on profiting at the highest levels from trolls (something most people wouldn't dream of, and dont know how to do - most get angry, hate it etc - but there is a far better way of dealing with it my friend - make MOOLAH off it!) ... Profit Troll.
One of these fat muttonheads is an obese (literally) troll who regularly sends me photos of his phat self along with his boyfriend (I am NOT shitting you here) - that cannot do one single squat in proper form (and is too lazy to try, so claims "step-ups are the God of fitness" or some nonsense). There;s another who cannot do a pull-up in proper form and has a long history of cosying up to fitness guys, and then being summarily booted by each and every one of them because he neither looks the part (obese) nor can he sell anything (he lives on his wife basically, we all know him) - and then trolling them (oddly enough he never realizes his trolling is paying off for them big time, hehe) - and his latest is claiming that ... "dancers dont do pull-ups" (where this Bozo got this from only he knows) and that his fat back is the epitome of fitness ...
This ass clown does the sort of pushups where his nose touches the floor first so he doesnt have to go all the way down on a rep ...
(some of this sort have long brown "Pinoochio" like noses from poking it in where "it dont belong" - and literally, in "orifices" as Bruce once said, to "brown nose" "where it dont belong" Ewwww!)
Just bonkers that guys like this are even around, but hey. We all need the amusement. Personally for me I normally stay away from it all and just count the sales, but for me - well - sometimes even need my amusement, I have to admit, the desperation showing through in some of the trolling, most of which is ultimately centered around MONEY - is hilarious.
Give them the product for free, they'll promote it all day as the next best thing in fitness as phat boy used to do, when you call a spade a spade - ie in terms of their results and their own complete lack of fitness they throw a hissy fit and go the other extreme. Strange, and its sick how they keep coming back to me for my "approval" - end of the day they're pissed I didnt lead them out of their mess.
As Sly rightly said in ... the prison movie - Lockdown?? to a guy who kept saying "but you're our leader!"
Goddamnit, I'm not your leader!!
But true leader are followed no matter what, so they follow me, tongues out, they have to do SOMETHING in their sorry lives, so might as well troll I suppose.
Insane, the level to which price whinging has gone up to as well, not like these trolls have products of their own to promote beyond dodgy supplements, and writing books, putting out great videos etc - forgettttttt about it. Hehe.
There's so many of them as well - but anyway, point of all this?
Is two fold.
One, a lot of our great customers decide - literally - hehe - sometimes - how to choose a product.
"If the trolls troll you the most on it, and you're so proud of it, I must have that!"
And so he did
Pushup Central, the very BEST and only definitive course out there on pushups like only the bodyweight exercise Guru can teach you, yours truly used to be #1 on the list for a long time ...
And here's the review he left -
The Bodyweight Guru has done it again, 55 ways to bring on the pain, a magnum opus on how to really use what is possibly the world's oldest and "most diverse" exercise.
If you're like me, you live for that pain, the feeling of your muscles as they stretch and contract and how your body screams at you to stop but your mind will not allow you to quit, you have that target in your mind and you cannot stop until you hit that target, yes my friends this is training "brutally effective" training.
Buy this book and take up the challenge of Push Up Central.
The Bodyweight Guru is waiting for you, let him show you how with this (innocently sounding) book you can become more than you could ever have imagined, this is hard training at it's absolute best.
Now a word about the previous review, Glyn Scofield is a total moron and his reviews suck almost as much as he does, Glyn, if by chance you ever read this, do yourself a favour and just stop, nobody cares what you think.
Bozo left this review -
Boring, poorly written... drivel.
A whole book dedicated to... how to do pish ups. Really? Badly written too.
I'll let y'all decide which one to take into account. Hehe.
But other than that, the other books on the hit list -
Squat 101 - from idiots that can't squat because they're too phat.
(or lazy, more like).
Pull-ups - from Dud - to STUD within a matter of weeks!
(when seeing me even when fat do pull-ups willy nilly they whine about how I should be "kind to others" about their own utter lack of strength and fitness).
As a customer rightly said about this book -
Quite simply, if you cannot pull your own bodyweight from a dead-hang till your chin passes over the bar you are not "strong" and no amount of lat pulldowns will correct this weakness.
Buy this book and learn how to do the most important upper-body exercise correctly and you'll never look back.
Brilliant book, thank you.
And he's right...
No chin over bar = not strong, my friend, cut it whichever way you like - emailing me pictures of your fat self chomping at the bit about "strong arms broooooooooooooo" won't cut it broooooooo... Hehe. (dont you just hate it when idiots show up at your doorstep with this "bro" bullshit? I know Marc the African Silverback Gorilla hated it..)
Truly, as charles Mitchell once said about "Shoulders like BOULDERS!" -
People buy your books because they want to learn how to do things from you - you can do things they cannot, but they want to!
And the trolls troll exactly for that reason too. Hehe.
And Jump Rope Mania with all the great stuff we've put out in the paid version is attracting trolls too (literally you'll want to get your hands on this one NOW. There is NO other course that will teach you how to get to ACE level at jumping rope than mine can. You'll want to grab it NOW).
And so it goes, my friend.
Advanced Plyometric Training is one slated to come out very soon, you'll want to place your pre-order for this now.
(one troll even claimed "learning from this dude is not the way to go". but he forgot to put in WHY... Hehe. Can we say 💲💲?
Well, thats true, as the phat troll claimed once "he wants a few organs for the book".
Not really, hehe. Like this guy said in a review for Grizzly Power
Although I don't own this particular book, I do own two of the books in this compilation so I believe I can give an honest review.
Hopeful Evangelist points out that the authors books are reassuringly expensive and I have to agree they're not cheap, however, as I've pointed out in a previous review of the authors material, you cannot put a price on knowledge, if you want the authors knowledge you have to pay what he is asking, otherwise you'll miss out.
Interestingly, Hopeful states that the authors knowledge is nothing special??? Sorry I have to disagree with that statement, the author knows his stuff from the inside out and his training methods work but here's the "kicker" his training methods only work if you do!!! There are no magic exercises or routines and that's why most people do not get the results they expect from their training, they lack application.
It is often asked why prison inmates are so muscular and "jacked" what is their secret? Their secret if you want to call it that, is this, they train very, very hard and they do this consistently day in day out without fail.
If you apply yourself appropriately to any of the authors works you will be rewarded for your efforts but do you have what it takes? You've got to dare to sweat, dare to strain and dare the pain, most are found wanting, hope this helps.
The more they troll, the more I make. Hehe. I'm luvin it!
And thats that - truly the bottom line.
Pity the fitness world has turned into what it has, but hey - yours truly - always the visionary, always the torch bearer, always the iconclast, and rightly so.
Folks - step up - show your REAL MAN "vibe" (god the terms) - and get these products NOW - and if you do so before the New Year, well, plenty of other goodies awaiting you for the New Year.
And thats that!
Man oh man how I so wish they were all like her!
This morning, two things happened - well, many things!
I got an email from the Bozo saying he signed up on this site with a new email address. I was going to block his ass, but we'll do that later, too much going on to worry about nutjobs for now!
Too much GOOD!
Paula from the other site wrote in with some SUCH SAGE(ess) words about some of my bestselling erotica that ... well, I was flabbergasted, DUMBFOUNDED, and STRUCK by lightning yet again, how I wish all affiliates - or partners, or people were like her - so damned dedicated to her work, so into what she is doing, saying, it shows!
And she repenned some of my words in the spirt in which they were written - in her own prose. Poetry!!!!!!!
I'm no poet like the Countess is.
But, Empresses and Countesses aside - and the tech issues I've been dealing with aside - I thought this would be as sage a time as any to pen some of my own words - or, bring you what is ALREADY penned, and slated to be entered into the annals of the Hall of Fame very soon (if you get my drift) from some of the best bodyweight training manuals ever written.
(not my words, mark you!)
From Pushup Central, truly there is NO other book of this nature out there - and 0 Excuses Fitness.
"Pushups are the BIG DOG of fitness"
"The road to the top is a long and lonely one, but boy is the view at the top WORTH IT!"
I was thinking about the latter last night, and how far I've come - or WE have , I should say in that we dont give a rip about nothing no more - back in the day I'd give an iota of consideration to trolls, fools, apes, copy artists, unoriginal morons that come to this site for ideas on what to write, fat apes, and so forth - the losers basically- an iota.
I'd never care about them even then.
Now I welcome them with open arms - truly, as our books rise through the rabble out there, it's about results, the end results not how many fools you piss off, and so called friends you lose.
Like they told Milka Singh, if you want to fly high, you have to LET GO of the lo lying fruit!
And that holds true for life, fitness, relationships, friends, idiots, Bozos, morons, SOs that dont get it and bitch in an inane manner like two year old's on speed - everything. If you have that goal in sight, thats all that matters, nothing else does, if something else DOES matter you ain't really serious about the goal - period - bottom line. Cut that any way you like, but it's so true.
From Squat 101 -
If you ain't squatting, you aint training.
And from the "Pushups - Reverse Pushups - the BEST darn exercise ever" - in the form of a customer testimonials - "truly this one exercise has made me feel better at the age of 64 than ANYTHING else I've ever done in my life".
There's plenty more in my great and outstanding books, but we'll finish off with another book I consider to be OUTSTANDING - and from a real man - Brooks Kubiks Dinosaur Bodyweight Training.
The manual has plenty of informative lines jampacked in it, but this one line is hidden, forgotten, yet, truly the diamond of all diamonds in the book.
"If you're fat and have a big gut hanging over, then you simply wont look like an athlete. Sorry if I've offended anyone, but it's true".
So true, Brooks, so true.
Milka Singh remained humble till his last day despite his stunning accomplishments.
When he was knighted/promoted to "officer" rank in the Indian Army those that commanded him before saluted HIM. Including a former trainer.
His response was to hang the medals he won for India around the old guy's (trainers neck).
Guru ji, I could never have done this without you, he says - as he bends to touch his feet once again (it's an India thing, the touching feet = respect).
There is only one person I consider to be a real trainee amongst all the rabble out there - Brooks Kubik - and those that train like him!
NO PRISONERS MENTALITY - RUGGED and masculine even at his age - NO BS!
And while Advanced Hill Training sales page covers how I met him initially - well, if I were to meet him now?
No touching feet. Neither one of us is into that, or would want it.
I'd give him the Gorilla Grip and challenge him to better me. I'm sure he could! I do that with my buddy from the Marines all the time!
And then I'd train with him doing log carries. He could probably kick my can in it too - but who knows - yours truly is the "Khota Sikka" as they say in India!
And thats that.
PS - For the gaggles of nutjobs and idiots who will no doubt question "how much does he make off this".
ZERO. I get nothing from stating his name, neither does Brooks who likely doesnt even know I'm writing this.
Some things aren't for money, fools!
I'll always remember how Brooks treated me as one of his own from the get go training wise.
So he should.
Thats what counts- and matters.
TRAINING KINSHIP! (done right).
I'm out - back soon.
Do I count warm up sets as part of my routine?
In came a great question a couple of days ago - on pull-ups, at that - he was wanting to know if I counted warm up sets as part of my routine.
Great Question A!
Now before I address this - I've been very vocal about the fact I hardly, if ever warm up before diving into my routines. Even straight out of bed I'll dive into HIndu pushups and such, but sometimes, what if it's freezing cold - or you're sore as heck - and so forth?
I hardly warm up per se even in those instances.
What I DO do is isometrics - and partials to get the blood flowing often times.
I dont walk or jog to warm up - though I do plenty of it otherwise.
I dont engage in lengthy stretching before my workouts - I do so after.
I dont do routines "for warmups" first.
Would be pointless in terms of time if I did that, one of the main things I keep saying in the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and indeed a main USP (unique selling point) is the fact you dont need loads of time at all for a full workout including everything - every part of the body.
And while beyond the dead hang I dont need warmups at all for pull-ups, lets answer it in terms of pushups.
Often times, I'll hold the isometric like I just said.
Or, I'll do partials - slowly.
Or, I might go 80% down on some of the initial reps.
I might be a bit shaky as I "get into the movement". and so forth.
Once that phase is over, I'll usually do something else like swing clubs or dead hangs for a minute or so, then I'm fully "Warmed up and ready to go".
If you do it right so will you!
Sometimes I even do 15 perfect reps for a warm up - slow and easy - then come back an hour later and do 85 more pushups to finish a bare minimum of 100 daily.
And so forth.
It all depends, its up to you in terms of how serious you are about your training, how you KNOW that simply being stiff and sore ain't an excuse to be lazy and skip workouts.
Now, the million dollar question, do I count the reps?
Sometimes I do - differently.
5 slow pushups done 70% of the way done, I'll count as one rep, if I do half a jerky stiff pull-ups, it's half a rep, and so forth.
So I do count 'em, depending ...
But if its just a hold, or "shaking hold" with the ab wheel (great new video out on that - despite me saying I wouldn't do videos today, after writing that last email to you, I got in the mood!) .... then I won't count 'em as part of rep counts for the regular workout.
And that holds true for every exercise I do.
So thats the answer, A!
And - hope that helped some of you as well.
The 0 Excuses Fitness System is warmed up and ready to go for you HERE - https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
I hope you dont need a lengthy warmup for the index finger on that one, hehe.
Workouts that make you QUIVER - and shiver ... maybe. Hehe.
They literally do - and I dont mean people starting off with dips and pushup -where simple isometrics done in those movements, as I showed you in the case of my friend Prem the other day - and as I told you about Marc the African Silverback Gorilla when he was getting into the dips position to HOLD FOR TIME - those are indeed workouts that will make people at that level "quiver" like a maple leaf in a Toronto breeze (Marc is FROM Canada, by the way. Hehe).
The "African" part, well, I'll get more into that later, but can we say massive, mammoth shoulders for one. Hehe.
Anyway - this morning I was supposed to go out and do some more filming - specifically, the last video in the paid series for Jump Rope Mania! - squats and jumping rope - if there ever was a more brutal combo for the legs, I'm yet to hear or experience it.
Done right, these are leg sizzlers.
Done right, you wont be working legs hard for the next day or so either. Hehe.
And therefore, with a slight case of the sniffles I seem to have picked up, I know my body well enough to recognize when it's saying - train hard - but train something else.
I dont blame it, with all the roadwork being piled on it as of late too ...
While thinking about clubs etc, I picked up a tool - or implement, I haven't again, like the jump rope, used in like ages.
The POWER WHEEL!
Or, ab wheel as it's called.
And I did some isometrics with this - the roll outs - and so forth.
I Was going to film it all, and put most of it in a paid download for Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness, but there comes a time you have to take care of yourself first my friend.
With all the filming going on as of late, both for the free youtube channel and my paid stuff, with all the work on the other business where even the affiliates are doing ROARING business, handling it all from a tech and sales perspective, plus all the other crap a real man has to deal with in terms of women etc -well, it was getting to be too much - and I'm sitting here drinking TEA right now.
No doubt I'll be working out again later.
But point of me telling you this - first off, the ab wheel shows up in the book above - rightfully so - if you're into training with implements, this one probably should be at the top of your bucket list along with Indian clubs.
MUST you get them - or implements in general?
But if you want 'em, cash permitting - do get 'em by all means!
And not from me either at this point - although I might sell clubs and maces at some point, I dont now.
But I could point you to some very reputable sources for getting the indeed, straight from India at that, sheesham wood.
Anyway - the ab wheel - I had two of these.
One was fancier, wheel encased in some blue casing but it broke, so I tossed it - bought a new one (I think I tossed it, not sure).
The wheel was fine, wheels actually, I think I still might have it SOMEPLACE, I dont know - it was beginner level ab wheel.
This one is the regular one with two wheels in the center and a handle on both ends, and man, as I did my isometrics with these, I felt muscles I haven't worked in a while begin to literally quiver.
Not to mention I torched and smoked my grip in a manner I haven't for ages either.
And shoulders too!
You'll be wanting to wait and see what I have out on Youtube for this - as well for the paid section of Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness (those of you that love the youtube channel, well, you ain't "Seen nothing yet" pal, hehe).
For now tho let me tell you, these aren't a beginner's tool.
And you'll want to get damned good at the "extended arms pushup" I mention in Pushup Central before you even try the full ab rollouts I do. MAN!
Talk about building stability and strength through the core and shoulders - and grip.
And truth be told, that above exercise is all you really need to do, but ab wheels, well, they work the GRIP and shoulders differently - perhaps a little less of lower back and lower abs than the pushup, but do BOTH if you can is my advice.
And thats that - I'll be back soon with more!
PLACE your pre-order for Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness NOW my friend.
And if you have not yet gotten Pushup Central and the 0 Excuses Fitness System FIRST - well, you'll want to get 'em NOW.
PS - NEVER, never, EVER make the mistake of thinking implements replace bodyweight.
Newsflash - nothing replaces bodyweight training.
You can take it to the NEXT LEVEL Though with these sort of training tools and implements!
But if you, like many people think "oh thats great, I Can skip my pushups and squats" - no you can't either my friend.
Kettlebells are another immensely useful tool I use occasionally too - I'll cover that soon in upcoming emails. Stay tuned! (and the book, of course).
I still remember the 'General' during one of our public spats on Dongguan Expat, hehe - I still remember doing something very minor (in hindsight) to a post on there - initially configured so that only Michael, Rahul and Uncle Bob could post to it - and then disappearing off to a company party where I had WAY too many drinks - enjoyed a certain "V" who seemed to be dancing especially for me, with all the winks and all she kept giving me during the factory dinner - damn.
Not that she didnt do it all day long in the office anyway ...
Those were the days, Freddie eh. Hehe.
I quit that job later - but thats another tale - but coming back home, I fell asleep - next morning I woke up to two things - one, the guy who I drove to office with wasn't showing up or something (he got pissed when I called him out for some BS in front of some girls, apparently his ego got hurt, hehe - he was a "senior manager" or some crap and from there on in, things were NEVER the same between us - neither would I really want them to be - though I gotta say, that factory had weird rules with not giving all the managers their own cars, Uncle Bob's factory was different in that regard...) and two, well a note from uncle Bob saying "Michael has done something downright nasty".
I logged on, took a look, and almost spit out my coffee which I drank back then.
First off, a post in response to mine about "who unlocked this post yet again"
"I unlocked it. Next time, you guys do something with TDG and try to promote for FREE on DGEX, get your *&^% together ... " came the angry response.
Then, something which befuddles me till this day.
Yours truly was partying it up at that time.
Certainly on the puter, I doubt Bob was either.
"Right now, only Michael, Rahul, and Uncle Bob can lock this post ...
I unlocked it and then one of us locked it back up AGAIN! ⚠
This is NOT a pissing contest . . . can you PISS farther than me ❓
You are BOTH FIRED as Major Generals and Site admins. Public posting to follow shortly.
If you have any problem with this, feel free to flame me publicly".
This was just so hilarious, coming from Michael, I just goggled. Remember, this was supposed to be and was a community website for expats in Dongguan at the time!
It was even more hilarious considering I never worked "for" Michael - rather "with him".
We basically founded the damn thing ... Bob, well, no, but he didnt work "for" him either, but the funniest part - the colors Michael put in there which I can't show here - and the "can you piss farther than me" drunken note he left.
As a site admin, that certainly wasn't on!
And I still cackle about it - and miss those days.
2003 - 2020 .. The General is still going strong I hear, though after a couple of his heart attacks he stopped downing cases of beer daily. Hehe.
Thats a trip down memory lane.
Now over HERE - recently, I (truly) fired an affiliate a while back - and I suppose the reason I bring this up again, is because like an annoying mosquito or something, he's never really stopped "buzzing around here".
This guy - well, a brief "background" -
He's fat - and claims to workout when in reality its two minute Tik Tok bursts, and then the guy goes back inside the house and "crashes on the couch".
He's almost 40, has never worked for a living, lives on his wife (poor lass) - basically she wears the pants and he's the house husband, except he doesnt even do that correctly.
It's just pathetic, the guy sits at home all day and does nothing but 2 minutes bursts of exercise which is fine if he's actually do some WORK for a living rather than be self entitled and mooch off others ... typical trailor park trash basically.
Anyway - he's basically tried to be an affiliate for every fitness guy under the sun.
They've all - myself included - given him the BOOT - not so much for him being a fat fucker, but because he can't sell even $8 ebooks worth a damn.
And no-one - no sane businessman or woman wants that sort in their lives.
Same thing for the jobs he's applied to in the past. For whatever reason he's been summarily booted from all of them ... until one fine day this ass clown decided "working wasn't for him", so he sat at home, mooched, and grew even more fat, despondent and melancholy. We all know someone like this, dont we? Haha!
He's one of these whiny liberal sorts who deep down inside hates himself because of the loser he knows he is, because the mirror tells him uncomfortable truths daily - because he knows he makes no money and is, at the end of the day, dependent upon a woman (poor girl) for even the most basic of his needs like the 12 pack he looks like he downs every night.
All of that for me, well ...
My systems here work very well.
And when that system put his application in "junk" for six months - well, I should have left it there "in the trailor" as it were.
But you guys know me, super helpful for everyone.
Perhaps it was an angel on my shoulder who said, you know, give the guy a chance, maybe he'll actually DO something if you help him out.
Of course, after he thanked me up and down for mentioning him on my website - and how he "was really enjoying my writing and so forth" and other sycophantic stuff - his whining started.
First thing you know, he wanted free copies of my books to ostensibly "review".
Nothing doing pal.
Some rules are there for a reason, they dont get broken for ANYONE.
Then he whined a bit about ...well, I can't quite remember, I asked him about sales, how he was getting along - basically what I ask all my employees - and left it at that after he claimed "he needed time".
At that point I thought maybe I was right - maybe he was actually DOING something for a change and thinking long term.
Of course, liberal whiny self entitled trailor park trash types - thinking ain't their thang, neither is business - just look at Glyn Bozo for one. (their business is mooching off desperate women and in Glyn's case of course, bottom of the barrel scum considering his thoughts and actions with underage people - just horrible!).
This guy "Benny Boy" doesnt quite fall in that category but trailor park trash - yes, and mooching off women, well, yes.
Anyway - you try and be nice to some people.
Oddly enough, they refuse the very help you give them.
I mentioned the dude on my site, tried to give him a leg up (which was hard, he's so damn FAT! Hehe) - but seriously, I did it. Indeed, I remember him writing back saying "no-one's ever done that for me!"
Then I even put a photo of him on the Gorilla Grip (ADVANCED!) page, since he was selling that at the time, I figured despite his obvious deficiencies, lets me at least try and help the guy the best I can, maybe it'll help him sell something and get him started.
Nothing happened, month later he sent me a lengthy whine about prices and other rot, and then I simply gave him the almighty BOOT, the heave - ho - what not - it was hard, my foot done got stuck in layers of phat dripping off his frame, but it had to be done.
And it was.
Since then of course being the liberal hypocrite he is who can't seem to decide, much like with Glyn, which gender he is, he's been doing his best to attack the business. Hehe.
Which is fine, and equally hilarious as the initial message I posted above.
Like dude's not in - or near - the big boy's league.
(think about it, a thoroughly unprofessoinal horse and buggy so called cheapskate "wanting it all for free" affiliate with all the "skills" and character traits above and below (no pun) - and the Rolls Royce, the bodyweight exercise guru - the whole comparison is just ludicrous whichever way you look at it. Which world do these people live in?? Venus? Seems so, hehe - certainly not "Mars", that would require you to be a man at least in SOME regards!)
40 years old (or damn near), has ZERO confidence (And the voice of a 16 year old school girl, you can literally see the heart thudding out of his chest as he attempts to talk on camera, just GUTLESS to the extreme the guy is, ugh) - hates himself deep down inside for being a complete loser and too lazy to do much about it - and lives on his wife - while doing exactly NOTHING productive with his time all day other than goggle at PS4 or whatever she buys for him.
He could change this, of course.
Sadly, he's too lazy to do so, which is fine.
But deep down inside he can't stay away from here - he knows who the leader is, and who the followers are. Hehe. Much like Glyn does.
And it's fine by me.
His trolling centers on what most of these price wanking Bozos do i.e. try and tear down books they havent even read in the first place, so giving them negative reviews and whining about "how much he charges for them" - hehe - it just shows their own desperation and complete lack of any sort of initiative. (and the desperation at not being able to sell despite desperately "trying to" Hehe).
Like what sense does it make from ANY standpoint to review a product you have not even bought, read, or owned - beyond me, but these Bozos live in liberal la la "Brittney lovin" land ...
Hey, I can see an idea forming already in Bennys fat brain as he reads this, snacking on yet another nasty pack of Cheetos ...
Anyway - all of this is fine by me.
And Benny and the rest of them are more than welcome to do so, but the home truths stated above - they apply to a LOT OF people.
Look, dude, running a business costs money - it takes acumen - skill - and many other things.
I run three of them, fourth in the offing.
And your comments just show you'll never be able to even GET a business going, much less run it.
Copying, apeing, and being cheap ain't the way to run any sort of business my friend - not that you even have one.
Life doesnt work by just "throwing it against the wall and seeing if it sticks" - shit always "sticks". Just not in the way you'd think it would Penny ...
Life doesnt work by running to the wife every time you want money for your daily necessities my friend. Just sayin, end of the day, you gotta at least make enough money to support your copious and very voluminous food requirements eh? I mean, I'm not a huge supporter of my Mom and neither is she of mine (fair enough) but her comments about the "washerwoman's son" who "looked like he eats all the family food" - well, I hate to say it, but that applies more to you than him. Hehe I'm just sayin, my friend...
Really, these people that want everything in life for free boggle the mind, how can someone even be so shameless and pathetic (loser basically) is beyond me, but hey...
Not to mention a borderline scam artist considering he sells dodgy supplements that could really fuck up people's health SERIOUSLY. Not that he has any idea of how to use them himself beyond anecdotal so called "evidence" - or copying sites I mention here, hehe - like I said, this sort would pull their pants down and happily bend over for $10 more for their six pack that might - does $10 even get you a decent six pack these days btw? Hehe.
Actually, "flat out liar" is a better way to describe this sort - pretty much in the above guy's case, what everyone picked up on sooner rather than later, and then booted him summarily - like dude's clearly never for one done any sort of high rep movements beyond 20 second Tik Tok bursts - which is fine - but at least dont lie about it and fake rep counts etc like everyone knows and says you do - even if they wouldn't - it "showeth". Ahem.
Thats not the way to run any sort of business - let alone a successful one!
Yours truly delivers - above and beyond.
The 0 Excuses Fitness videos - truly the "icing on the cake" as a great customer - several - have put it - were originally meant to have 100 pushups and some more things, I did 250 because of the nature of the beast of that product.
The newly released videos for Squat 101 and Pushup Central have quick and dirty workouts - both ending at over 100 reps, exactly 12 plus minutes ... and with variations that would make most advanced men (Benny doesnt fall into "man" category, let alone advanced, so not him) puke their guts out if they even tried it. Hehe.
I dont HAVE to do this, of course. I could well do what I promise, and be justified in charging my prices, but that ain't me - that ain't my own life - that ain't what I want for people - especially my loyal customers.
And that ain't how to be a success either. Therefore...
Anyway, the Point here isn't that Benny Boy should attempt not to be a complete loser - point is this - don't LIE. Liars and scam artists, yours truly - and anyone with any sense - simply cannot stand 'em - and in their lives, this shows - as it should.
And enough said on that one - but thats a lesson for everyone in terms of what sort of affiliate - or customer - or partner - we want on our site.
A perfect example of the polar opposite of Benny Boy is HERE (before I'm done with him, this sort will be mentioned in Profit Troll - you'll want to grab the pre-order before the price goes up again - and this sort, my friend, is so gutless they can't even mention you by name. I've mentioned him by name so many times, but he's too gutless to mention me by name because he knows ultimately it doesn't pay to "cross the boss", hehe, and much like what happened with Glyn, the SAME thing awaits him if he does so - but still. What a loser, gutless!) ...
This lady is just awesome - I have never once seen an affiliate so dedicated!
She's even created her own website despite NOT being an IT person (she's taking classes) to promote my books on the other business - exclusively.
Every morning I wake up to status reports from her, and new and innovative ways of promoting things.
When she takes off, she tells me for how many days - despite the fact she does not have to.
And she's back at it - like clockwork - when she promises it.
Her dedication has amazed me so that I do all I can to promote HER too. I've even made a partner in some regards in the biz!
And, I keep giving her suggestions to grow, she takes all of them - and it's been a month and a half since she got started, and is she racking it in as yet?
But the signs are there.
She's laying the ground work.
She understands life, success -how real success only comes after laying the groundwork, thinking ahead, planning ahead, DOING the thing, and so forth ...
All things I mention in Zero to Hero! and Gumption Galore in one way or the other.
THIS is the sort of affiliate I want!
And as I come across yet another email from her ... well, I had to write this - if just to give you an example of what sort of person to avoid in your life, what sort of person to KEEP - what sort of people you do BUSINESS with - and so forth.
Of course, only a real business person would understand any of this.
Not wankers that are so addicted to me that they despite throwing several hissies about "I'm leaving!" - cannot actually leave.
Again, this sort hates themselves deep down inside.
And they know who the boss is - ultimately. Hehe. So they follow along, tails wagging ...
Why just affiliates?
Lets look at customers, a certain John Walker for one, a stellar son of the soil that worked in the auto industry all his life, never asked for a quarter, never got anything in life for free like these entitled Bozos I mention up there did - never once complained about it.
Does his best to get EVERY product I put out here.
And so dedicated is the guy to his workouts even at age 64 - that I do my best to extend him a most generous discount every time he makes a repeat purchase.
He is the sort of person - and Paula is the sort of affiliate - that makes all of this so worth it!
Anyway. Lots of life lessons here.
And please don't do butterfly pull-ups - I knew when I was going to write about it last night - some idiot would get back saying "but they work!".
Well, if you think they work, do 'em - but dont come whining back at me is all I ask.
Really, all I ask from this sort - continue on your merry way - just leave me alone and out of it, I want no part of it.
And thats that. Lots of life and business lessons for those that care to pick 'em up ...
PS - A lady just told me something I already knew - well, she told Twitter - about inspiration striking "at any time". So true, Madam. It struck me as I dropped into the best damn exercise ever for the lower body - the SQUAT!! Hehe.