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ISOMETRIC and FLEXIBILITY TRAINING

ISOMETRIC and FLEXIBILITY TRAINING PDF Author: Rahul Mookerjee
Publisher: 0 Excuses Fitness
ISBN:
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 168
Book Description
Dear Reader, The Great Gama of India needs no introduction, does he? Or Bruce Lee, perhaps. He needs no introduction either, does he? I dont think so my friend. But what is not known, or so widely known, is that Lee was an active advocate of the way the Gama trained, and an active advocate of the exercises I have put out in my books and courses. Hindu pushups. Fingertip pushups (which he is pretty much the only person that I’ve read of that came close to truly mastering this great, great exercise). Pull-ups. And so forth. But what is NOT known is that all these three men mentioned above, and ALL the strongmen of yore, or most – used a little known secret in their training that allowed them to catapult their already scary strength and fitness (and flexiblity) levels through the roof. This secret has been known throughout the ages by those that did it. In fact, it’s sheer efficacy is quite literally – the stuff of LEGEND (is it any wonder that the legends all practiced it?) It not only built freakish levels of strength, but strengthened one’s bones, muscles and tendons BEYOND belief. And above all, it … ah, but we’ll get to the REAL benefit and the reason YOU want this course the MOST soon enough! For now, suffice it to say that (much like a lot of the other training methods I advocate that are the best EVER when it comes to strength, health, fitness and conditioning from the INSIDE OUT (not the other way around! – it doesnt work that way!)) these methods have all been cast by the way side in favor of modern day “machine sheen” and boobybuilding. And the pumping and toning, and irrational “trying to outdo the other” in lifts that by their very nature are not just harmful to the body, but add little, if any, functional strength and fitness and benefit to YOU! Big mistake, my friend, and one I aim to rectify HERE, and RIGHT NOW. What is it, you might ask now. What are these methods? Well, I’ll tell you … but first, a bit of a blast from the past. This was known to me before, but a reader of my books and courses let me know what I already did in a manner way better than I could ever say it! I have to admit that I’m no “expert” when it comes to how Gama or any other Hindu wrestlers train/trained but I remember reading a book about Joseph Greenstein “the mighty atom” which details the conversation Gama had with Greenstein when they met in America when Greenstein was a young boy. Greenstein asked Gama how he got so strong and Gama replied that he wrestled a tree every day (isometric strength/endurance) and that he tried with all his might to throw that tree to the ground, to which Greenstein asked did you ever succeed in throwing that tree to the ground? Gama laughed and said “no” little one but, after you have wrestled a tree human beings are not a problem, which is probably a big contributor to why Gama retired undefeated. And it’s true, my friend! And whats more, the “Atom” himself did a lot of isometric training. For those not familiar with the Mighty Atom, here are a few of his feats – Pulling an airplane with his HAIR once Bending horseshoes for fun and at strongman events with his bare hands Driving spikes through … METAL with the PALM of his hand! Biting through NAILS Bending steel bars with his hand … He was also 5’4”, weighed in at 150 lbs soaking wet, and therefore got the name the “Mighty Atom” – and was pound for pound one of the STRONGEST men alive at the time, if not THE STRONGEST MAN! He was also a huge, huge advocate of isometric training. Alexander Zass, the “Amazing” Samson strongman of yore … and in case you haven’t heard of him? Zass was born in 1888. While still a young man, Zass’ strength training included “bending green branches” i.e. Tree branches! During World War One, heas taken as a prisoner of war four times, but ended up escaping EACH AND EVERY TIME! How? Certainly not by wining any pardons! As a prisoner, he quite literally worked out on a daily (and then some) basis by pushing and pulling against the STEEL bars of his cell (and they made ’em REAL back then to say the least!). And if you were to conclude that his escapes involved him ‘breaking chains and bending bars’ – – well, you’d be SPOT ON, bro! If it worked for the Gama, the Atom, Charles Atlas (him of the famous isometric training course), Bruce Lee, Alexander Zass and the Gama, will it work for you? Hell yes it will! You will not just build strength through these and get better at your existing exercises, rep counts etc. You will FEEL LIKE A BILLION BUCKS while doing it, and that alone is worth the price of admission! Not only that, you’ll feel more spiritually “connected” to the universe as you BREATHE right and “melt” into the stretches. Problems will fade away. You will become “at peace with yourself” and “at One with the Universe”. And just in case you think that was IT, here is a more exhaustive list of the BENEFITS you can expect from this course – Massive increase in brute STRENGTH over a period of time, and betteer performance in all your exercises. Increased FLEXIBLITY throughout your entire body, and vastly improved health and digestion as a result. Insomnia will be a thing of the past. Get on a regular program involving stretching, isometrics and LOOSENING the joints and you’ll sleep as well as you did when you were a BABY! (no, I’m not kidding!) Increased fat loss around the core and midsection. There is great truth to the saying “stretch and burn FAT!” Increased muscular definition all over the body. Improved bone strength. You’ll never have to worry about oesteoporosis or bone decay, for one, once you get on programs such as these! As stated above so many times, you’ll not only look good – great, actually – but you’ll FEEL GREAT – and you’ll radiate happiness all around you, but most importantly, YOU will be happy internally and relaxed! Yours muscles will become loose and limber – and STRONGER than ever at the same time, “coiled and ready”, “ready to pounce at a moment’s notice”, much like a tiger or other wild animals! Increased tendon and connective tissue strength and flexibility. It’s well known that this is a weak area for most, and is also the reason why there are so many injuries out there in many regards. Strengthen ALL weak areas. You’re only as strong as your WEAKEST link, my friend, and my programs/routines here will DO that, and then some. A sense of “sang froid” and “calmness” that attracts SUCCESS in all its shapes, forms and guises to you when you follow a regular stretching/loosening program such as I’ve laid out for you. It’s well known that excess stress in the muscles, joints etc affects not only the body, but the most important muscle the MIND as well, and when you get on this program – you can FORGET about stress, period. A few minutes of doing these movement will leave you feeling “loose and limber”, “light as a feather” and “cracking with energy” – and those are but a few of the descriptors I’ve used for myself after these exercises/routines! And much, much more my friend. You’ll find out for yourself soon enough! So, now it’s time to say what I should have at the start. Congratulations on your upcoming purchase, my friend. It truly is one of the best purchases you’ll ever make! Best, Rahul Mookerjee

ISOMETRIC and FLEXIBILITY TRAINING

ISOMETRIC and FLEXIBILITY TRAINING PDF Author: Rahul Mookerjee
Publisher: 0 Excuses Fitness
ISBN:
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 168
Book Description
Dear Reader, The Great Gama of India needs no introduction, does he? Or Bruce Lee, perhaps. He needs no introduction either, does he? I dont think so my friend. But what is not known, or so widely known, is that Lee was an active advocate of the way the Gama trained, and an active advocate of the exercises I have put out in my books and courses. Hindu pushups. Fingertip pushups (which he is pretty much the only person that I’ve read of that came close to truly mastering this great, great exercise). Pull-ups. And so forth. But what is NOT known is that all these three men mentioned above, and ALL the strongmen of yore, or most – used a little known secret in their training that allowed them to catapult their already scary strength and fitness (and flexiblity) levels through the roof. This secret has been known throughout the ages by those that did it. In fact, it’s sheer efficacy is quite literally – the stuff of LEGEND (is it any wonder that the legends all practiced it?) It not only built freakish levels of strength, but strengthened one’s bones, muscles and tendons BEYOND belief. And above all, it … ah, but we’ll get to the REAL benefit and the reason YOU want this course the MOST soon enough! For now, suffice it to say that (much like a lot of the other training methods I advocate that are the best EVER when it comes to strength, health, fitness and conditioning from the INSIDE OUT (not the other way around! – it doesnt work that way!)) these methods have all been cast by the way side in favor of modern day “machine sheen” and boobybuilding. And the pumping and toning, and irrational “trying to outdo the other” in lifts that by their very nature are not just harmful to the body, but add little, if any, functional strength and fitness and benefit to YOU! Big mistake, my friend, and one I aim to rectify HERE, and RIGHT NOW. What is it, you might ask now. What are these methods? Well, I’ll tell you … but first, a bit of a blast from the past. This was known to me before, but a reader of my books and courses let me know what I already did in a manner way better than I could ever say it! I have to admit that I’m no “expert” when it comes to how Gama or any other Hindu wrestlers train/trained but I remember reading a book about Joseph Greenstein “the mighty atom” which details the conversation Gama had with Greenstein when they met in America when Greenstein was a young boy. Greenstein asked Gama how he got so strong and Gama replied that he wrestled a tree every day (isometric strength/endurance) and that he tried with all his might to throw that tree to the ground, to which Greenstein asked did you ever succeed in throwing that tree to the ground? Gama laughed and said “no” little one but, after you have wrestled a tree human beings are not a problem, which is probably a big contributor to why Gama retired undefeated. And it’s true, my friend! And whats more, the “Atom” himself did a lot of isometric training. For those not familiar with the Mighty Atom, here are a few of his feats – Pulling an airplane with his HAIR once Bending horseshoes for fun and at strongman events with his bare hands Driving spikes through … METAL with the PALM of his hand! Biting through NAILS Bending steel bars with his hand … He was also 5’4”, weighed in at 150 lbs soaking wet, and therefore got the name the “Mighty Atom” – and was pound for pound one of the STRONGEST men alive at the time, if not THE STRONGEST MAN! He was also a huge, huge advocate of isometric training. Alexander Zass, the “Amazing” Samson strongman of yore … and in case you haven’t heard of him? Zass was born in 1888. While still a young man, Zass’ strength training included “bending green branches” i.e. Tree branches! During World War One, heas taken as a prisoner of war four times, but ended up escaping EACH AND EVERY TIME! How? Certainly not by wining any pardons! As a prisoner, he quite literally worked out on a daily (and then some) basis by pushing and pulling against the STEEL bars of his cell (and they made ’em REAL back then to say the least!). And if you were to conclude that his escapes involved him ‘breaking chains and bending bars’ – – well, you’d be SPOT ON, bro! If it worked for the Gama, the Atom, Charles Atlas (him of the famous isometric training course), Bruce Lee, Alexander Zass and the Gama, will it work for you? Hell yes it will! You will not just build strength through these and get better at your existing exercises, rep counts etc. You will FEEL LIKE A BILLION BUCKS while doing it, and that alone is worth the price of admission! Not only that, you’ll feel more spiritually “connected” to the universe as you BREATHE right and “melt” into the stretches. Problems will fade away. You will become “at peace with yourself” and “at One with the Universe”. And just in case you think that was IT, here is a more exhaustive list of the BENEFITS you can expect from this course – Massive increase in brute STRENGTH over a period of time, and betteer performance in all your exercises. Increased FLEXIBLITY throughout your entire body, and vastly improved health and digestion as a result. Insomnia will be a thing of the past. Get on a regular program involving stretching, isometrics and LOOSENING the joints and you’ll sleep as well as you did when you were a BABY! (no, I’m not kidding!) Increased fat loss around the core and midsection. There is great truth to the saying “stretch and burn FAT!” Increased muscular definition all over the body. Improved bone strength. You’ll never have to worry about oesteoporosis or bone decay, for one, once you get on programs such as these! As stated above so many times, you’ll not only look good – great, actually – but you’ll FEEL GREAT – and you’ll radiate happiness all around you, but most importantly, YOU will be happy internally and relaxed! Yours muscles will become loose and limber – and STRONGER than ever at the same time, “coiled and ready”, “ready to pounce at a moment’s notice”, much like a tiger or other wild animals! Increased tendon and connective tissue strength and flexibility. It’s well known that this is a weak area for most, and is also the reason why there are so many injuries out there in many regards. Strengthen ALL weak areas. You’re only as strong as your WEAKEST link, my friend, and my programs/routines here will DO that, and then some. A sense of “sang froid” and “calmness” that attracts SUCCESS in all its shapes, forms and guises to you when you follow a regular stretching/loosening program such as I’ve laid out for you. It’s well known that excess stress in the muscles, joints etc affects not only the body, but the most important muscle the MIND as well, and when you get on this program – you can FORGET about stress, period. A few minutes of doing these movement will leave you feeling “loose and limber”, “light as a feather” and “cracking with energy” – and those are but a few of the descriptors I’ve used for myself after these exercises/routines! And much, much more my friend. You’ll find out for yourself soon enough! So, now it’s time to say what I should have at the start. Congratulations on your upcoming purchase, my friend. It truly is one of the best purchases you’ll ever make! Best, Rahul Mookerjee

Isometric and Flexibility Training – The COMPILATION!

Isometric and Flexibility Training – The COMPILATION! PDF Author: Rahul Mookerjee
Publisher: 0 Excuses Fitness
ISBN:
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 336
Book Description
Dear Reader, I’m excited, so I’ll keep this short and “brief”! My first book on isometrics “Isometric and Flexibility Training” was VERY well received in many quarters. It is truly, as a reader commented “the missing link in your training”, and if you’re looking to learn how the old time strongmen built their incredible strength and flexibility – then you’ll want to get this book NOW. Lots did (the DOERS). And the reviews kept pouring in, but yet, as I myself kept training, testing new techniques, taking my own flexibility to NEW levels – I always wanted to put out MORE. Remember, you’re never a master at anything until you are, which usually doesn’t happen to most people, and Masters like the Great Bruce Lee – or the Great Gama of India – would be the first to tell you that. You keep learning, improving, simple. And it is in that spirit that I then put out “ADVANCED, PROFOUND Isometric and Flexibility Training“, another very well received book indeed! And NOW? I’m putting out BOTH books – in one, as it were! Thats right, you dont need to buy “two” books to learn the secrets of real, superior strength and flexibility that have been KEPT from you by the mainstream – so the modern day gyms can prosper, while you LANGUISH. These exercises require no gym, but they give you results better than any gym ever could. These are the exercises, all 102 of them – that the oldtimers ALL used to build their extreme strength, flexibility – and most importantly, ROBUST overall health. We didnt see the old timers complaining about aches and pains, constantly being sick and so forth – did we? I dont think so. If you’re interested into going deep – and learning – the secrets the old time strongmen used – the secrets I use – the secrets that have been used by the centuries, but KEPT from you by the mainstream (so the gyms can prosper, while you shell out big bucks for memberships usually unused, and even when they are – you never really benefit like you want to, eh – sound familiar??) – then youll want to get this book NOW. Some of the secrets modern day gyms have kept from you – note, this is by NO MEANS exhaustive … And that they will NEVER tell you, so they can keep FATTENING THEIR OWN WALLETS at YOUR EXPENSE. You’re all well aware, or should be, at any rate – that pull-ups are far superior to the monkey (uh, lat) pulldown machine – but did you know that pushing and pulling against an IMMOBILE object builds far more strength than yanking the cords on some moronic machine in the gym? In this book, you’ll see why – and how. You’ll see how isometrics builds the tendons and ligaments of the upper body far more than the PROFOUNDLY idiotic bench press does – and how. The gyms will never tell you that though, they’d rather show you pictures of so called monsters benching up a ton to get you to “buy”. You’ll find out how to train the core isometrically – and train the muscles that really make up the core, as opposed to the “for show” six pack that most gym goers target. The gym, of course, would rather sell you the gadgets you see on late night TV and claim “you can easily spot reduce” and other utter B.S. (hint – you can’t). (And the proof is in the pudding) You’ll find out why Hindu wrestlers for one are a huge proponent of isometrics and why the Great Gama for one did isometrics the way he did. The Gym-Bozos will, on the other hand tell you that the tricks and secrets that the man who went UNDEFEATED in real wrestling, not WWE pantomines in FIFTY YEARS – are “too simple”. And perhaps most importantly, the #1 secret the Gyms want to keep from you – is this – you dont need to be “strong naturally” – or do “Extreme” stuff to build the sort of strength the old timers did. Thats right, I’ll say that again. Nigh anyone, even if you’re a beached whale that cannot do a single pushup now – or a person with the grip of a limp fish and four year old rolled into one – or someone that cannot climb a flight of stairs without collapsing (I’ve been there) – can DO these – and benefit IMMENSELY. Of course, that would mean the gym’s revenues go down, eh! The gyms will never tell you to use your fingers to build the grip. Instead, they’ll sell you fancy shmancy so called equipment to do it. They’ll never, for one, tell you that towels – or thick grips – can be used to build the grip ISOMETRICALLY in a manner that anyone, even if you’ve got the grip of a limp fish – can do – and build solid, superior strength throughout the arms to boot. The gyms will always try and separate isometric and flexibility training – saying both are separate. Yet, they aren’t. The gyms do it so they can sell you expensive training “packages” for each of them – yet, what they dont tell you (but know deep down inside) that both go together, and both can be done IN the privacy of your living room – with NO Trainers required whatsoever (this ain’t lifting heavy weights where you can injure yourself, this ain’t Jassy, a girl I know who likes her trainer to “massage” her after every repetition, and so forth).. The gyms will never … Ah, but we have covered enough of that already. Skip the modern day nonsense that doesn’t work, period. If you’re at this page, you want to learn about the secrets of the oldtimers – how they bent iron bars – how they pulled aeroplanes by their hair (no kidding) – how they routinely broke tree branches – and how they literally turned their upper bodies into “indestructible iron” as it were … And the secrets ain’t what are taught by the gym i.e. bench a ton, lat pull a monkey, and deadlift an elephant. Its about training your own body, the way it was MEANT to be trained. With your own body. If that sounds “contradictory”, well, read the book, and you’ll see what I mean. Your body is not only all you need to get a great workout in, it’s also all you need to build strength, flexibility, inhuman “pulling power” – or pressing power – conditioning – animal like ligament/tendon strength … Without further ado – The Benefits you can expect to achieve from following the routines, tips, exercises and WORKOUTS in this compilation! Extreme “animal like” flexibility and “Trance like”, “cat like” grace, agility and fluidity in all your movements, exercises, and “in general”. These stretches improve overall well being and flexibility beyond any sort of BELIEF! Massive increase in brute STRENGTH over a period of time, and betteer performance in all your exercises. Increased FLEXIBLITY throughout your entire body, and vastly improved health and digestion as a result. Insomnia will be a thing of the past. Get on a regular program involving stretching, isometrics and LOOSENING the joints and you’ll sleep as well as you did when you were a BABY! (no, I’m not kidding!) Increased fat loss around the core and midsection. There is great truth to the saying “stretch and burn FAT!” Increased muscular definition all over the body. Improved bone strength. You’ll never have to worry about oesteoporosis or bone decay, for one, once you get on programs such as these! As stated above so many times, you’ll not only look good – great, actually – but you’ll FEEL GREAT – and you’ll radiate happiness all around you, but most importantly, YOU will be happy internally and relaxed! Yours muscles will become loose and limber – and STRONGER than ever at the same time, “coiled and ready”, “ready to pounce at a moment’s notice”, much like a tiger or other wild animals! Increased tendon and connective tissue strength and flexibility. It’s well known that this is a weak area for most, and is also the reason why there are so many injuries out there in many regards. Strengthen ALL weak areas. You’re only as strong as your WEAKEST link, my friend, and my programs/routines here will DO that, and then some. A sense of “sang froid” and “calmness” that attracts SUCCESS in all its shapes, forms and guises to you when you follow a regular stretching/loosening program such as I’ve laid out for you. It’s well known that excess stress in the muscles, joints etc affects not only the body, but the most important muscle the MIND as well, and when you get on this program – you can FORGET about stress, period. A few minutes of doing these movement will leave you feeling “loose and limber”, “light as a feather” and “cracking with energy” – and those are but a few of the descriptors I’ve used for myself after these exercises/routines! “2 minutes to improving your flexibility by leaps and bounds”. YES, you CAN dramatically increase your flexibility within the space of TWO minutes – or less – even on stretches you’ve NEVER been able to do before. This course will show you HOW! If my previous course on isometrics gave you a feeling of “sang froid” and being “on cloud nine” all day, then this one gives you that x 10 and SPIRITUAL benefits like you’ve never imagined. Let me tell you, some of the groin, hip and hamstring stretches do more than open the muscles and body up. They literally open your LIFE up. Watch results in EVERY area of your life flow effortlessly to you once you get on the routines herein, and watch your performance in every physical activity SKYROCKET. Achieve extreme, elastic, animal like “martial arts style” flexibility in your entire lower body – and open up the back and traps like never before. You may have trained the back of your body before, but anything you’ve done before will PALE in comparison to the profound exercises and workouts listed herein Ever wondered how some people can do extreme stretches with little to no effort? While others STRAIN – and FAIL? In this course, you’ll learn it’s about RELAXING, and BREATHING, and you’ll learn how to harness the power of your BREATHING, and the GROUND to achieve things you previously thought impossible to do “you dont want to stretch like that, you might want to have kids one day!” – dangerous – painful – or simply “not doable”. Not only THAT, you’ll be kicking, moving, and sliding into these positions with EASE, and PEACE. Your extreme flexibility combined with the increase in strength (lets face it, no-one wants a wet noodle – or sock) will make you not just the “star of the party” – but will also result in dramatically, and drastically improved physical health and appearance on the outside – and the inside. The pounds will fly off you at record “warp” speed once you stretch the fat away; literally. Your conditioning will improve like NEVER before once you combine these movements with other workouts I teach (and even if you just follow the “workouts” section in this book). You’ll build a core of super rebar – strong, tough, durable – yet CAT LIKE FLEXIBLE to the extreme! Your toes, fingers, neck and other extremities will stretch and strengthen beyond BELIEF. Improved sleep, superior digestion, and a massive boost to your lungs and cardio system. And thats just off the top of my head, I’m sure I could think of a 1000 more to write here! Get this NOW, my friend. You owe it to yourself to do so. Best, Rahul Mookerjee

Advanced, PROFOUND Isometric and Flexibility Training

Advanced, PROFOUND Isometric and Flexibility Training PDF Author: Rahul Mookerjee
Publisher: 0 Excuses Fitness
ISBN:
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 175
Book Description
Dear Reader, Everything seems so much more … PROFOUND! Everything, my friend. Everything. I was going to make this one about pushups (although I KNEW it was going to be the opening part in the sales letter for this product), but that would be doing a very gross disservice indeed to the rest of it. Meditation. Mental visualizations. Women. (yes, hehe). LUST (ties into the above). ATTRACTION (ties into it all). Back to the physical, PUSHUPS. They just feel – each rep feels DIFFERENT internally, as I feel my heart and cardio system not even getting out of breath, but when it does, oh boy. I can literally FEEL the fat burning, and new muscle forming. I can literally FEEL myself sliding into advanced stretches I have never done for years. (not in the initial book Isometric and Flexibility Training, but in THIS ONE). I can feel my joints moving in a natural manner and getting LUBRICATED with not just each stretch, but each movement. Life – everything – just seems much more profound when you remove the “attachments”, and just BE – just DO. Ive always done that. Now, I’m taking it to the very next level. I highly suggest YOU too follow my lead if you so choose, and truly feel what it feels like to be an ANIMAL, free and UNFETTERED, and so forth. Speaking of which … My ELASTICITY has improved, and I was already pretty flexible so thats saying a lot. It ain’t even been 48 hours into the fast, 40 and 15 minutes thus far. I’m going to tell you one damn thing. People say the effects start to kick in after 24 hours, so do the hunger pangs, and all the negative so called side effects. For me, a whole new world is opening up, both mentally, spiritually, and PHYSICALLY. That isn’t to way I plan on, as my “wife” likes to say “Hawa Pani pe Jeena” i.e. live on air and water. Hehe. Though certain saints meditating on one leg in the Himalayas seem to do it … I’ll stick with the saintly (truly – crack the book open, you will see what I mean) – “meditation” pull-ups I describe in Pull-ups – from STUD to Super STUD – within WEEKS! It’s an exercise that has not been put out by anyone out there, period. It’s a style of pull-up that will CHANGE your life – if you just DO it. And it’ll give you flexibility in the groin and lower back that you can only dream of now, not to mention “build control” down there. Anyway ……. I highly, highly suggest YOU to do – if you so choose – what I am – occasionally. You dont have to go for as long as I like, even a few hours without stuffing your gourd, and if youre in tune with your body, you’ll see and feel the results (provided you exercise normally otherwise). Well, my friend, thats it for now. The only other exercise combo I can think of that gives you this PROFOUND feeling – without any change in diet whatsoever – are the combos mentioned in “Profound 70% Gorilla 30% Human Handstands“. Get this book NOW if you have not already. Oh and, Pushup Central is a must grab, if just for the sheer plethora of movements in it. You’ll never ever get bored with exercise again! Combine with Kiddie Fitness if you have kids. YES! And, remember one thing; if you haven’t got my initial book on Isometrics i.e. “Isometric and Flexibility Training”, then get that NOW. That book is a must and pre-requisite to master before you jump into these stretches here. Lets dive into it now! PRE-REQUISISTES Well, my friend, just what the heck was the above about? Well, for those in the know, it was about a fast I was on – completely unplanned – and it was DURING that fast that I literally made quantum leaps in my flexibility, endurance, muscle strength and much more , not to mention feeling like a billion bucks all over again. People think fasting is supposed to be a period where you “lose”, feel deprived, “feel weak”, have no energy … and so forth …. Well, I’m here to tell you the REVERSE is true. I should be fatigued, exhausted, “have nothing left”, and so forth. Yet, it’s the polar opposite. So I thought 36.5 hours into the fast (at the time of writing this bit, it’s almost 44). I’m truly FEELING It. Not what the neighsayers kept telling me for years about complete fasts i.e. NOTHING at all eaten for > 24 hours, the only thing I did make an allowance for was black tea – with no milk, obviously – but thats only because the idea for the fast never came to me until about 14 hours into it anyway. Which is usually when I break most of my fasts, which in itself sends the purists into a tizzy given my extreme workout routines. As I wrote about earlier today though, and as several old time strongmen have gone on record saying. “If you cannot go for 24 hours eating nothing and NOT feeling exhausted, run down, or anything like that – there is something wrong”. Naturally, this don’t need to be taken to extremes. (and I paraphrased this, obviously, but the sum and substance of it remains the same). In fact, you dont need to do it at all if you dont want i.e. fasting – the body obviously has it’s own systems to cleanse, etc. But I’ll tell you this much. Almost 26 hours into the impromptu fast – NOT planned – if there is one thing I can tell you about now – it is MENTAL clarity – my mind has never ever felt clearer. Not that it doesn’t normally anyway, which is key, but now? It’s like mind x 100 – on steroids, and I’m only 26 hours into it! I thought of food, tried thinking of all different types of FOOD, which by now, if you go by what people say “I’m supposed to be starving to death”. Oddly enough, if you put a plate of most of it in front of me NOW? I’d probably inhale it at most. Hehe. Do I feel cravings? Do I feel “starved”? Do I feel deprived? Any of that nonsense? A huge fucking NO. I DO however, as I write this, feel my body starting to CLEANSE internally – more so than it does with the isometrics and everything else I do. Which in and as of itself is just HUGE, my friend … you have to feel it to believe it. Now, the one thing I didnt mention before is I didnt (not by design) do this fast “cold turkey”. (ie I didnt gorge for weeks, and then suddenly drop it all cold turkey) You (at least those on the list) will remember me ending the last email on a note of “the subconscious mind works in wonderful ways!”. So I did. Over the last couple of days (but NOT before that) – either by design or not – I’ve been eating fruits for one. Oranges it was the day before yesterday, plenty of potatoes too – and a bit of wheat. Yesterday was “Bulgarian oats” (not as fancy as it sounds!) – and the infamous, by now, Ramen noodles adventure. Ugh. Today, ZERO. And while I wrote to you earlier after lots of workouts till this evening, I’ll have you know I just got through more club swinging – pull-ups – and 100 solid Hindu squats – which the last one felt like I literally FLEW through them. So much for loss of strength, or conditioning, or “I have nothing left!”. I remember my friend Rueben once getting antsy while moving. “Gotta eat, Rahul!”, he just paused in the middle of it all. “Can’t keep going like this!” Admittedly we then ate a hearty meal at “Albertson’s” I believe, or brought the chicken back home or something. But just like my fitness routines, both my eating habits – and it seems, now, my fasting habits – throw the rule book outta the window, and then some. I’ll keep you posted on it tomorrow, of course – probably a good 35 or so hours post start fast. But I’ve got a feeling I’ll be feeling AWESOME – and exercise wise too, it will show. And if you haven’t yet gotten the 0 Excuses Fitness System as yet, the only fitness system out there that builds WARHORSES – with all the strength of an ox – and the flexibility and agility (and power) of a jungle cat, along with the sixth sense too – well, you’re missing out. If you choose to rectify that, I’m HERE for ya. Now, after reading all this, I have one more thing to do, or – tell you, actually. Fasting – in any of it’s guises, shapes and forms is NOT a pre-requisite for this course. The goal of this course is to give you extreme and advanced flexibility – with all the benefits of the previous course x 10 – without necessarily changing your daily routine one damn bit. Sure, you COULD change up if you wanted to, and watch the quantum leaps you make, and how quickly you do so. You COULD follow what I do to the letter, and watch your fitness abilities EXPLODE through the roof – and your agility and strength, conditioning, all of it. But following my lead diet wise ain’t a pre-requisite here. Neither is fasting. Do it if you want, or must, or so choose, I recommend it, but you’ll still get all the benefits of what I got by getting on the exercises and programs herein – and not lose a lick of strength while you’re at it – while on your REGULAR diet and other routines. Sound incredible? It won’t. Not once you get on these exercises, my friend, and not if you’ve read “Eat More – Weigh Less”, my books literally give you results – by the hour, as it were, with proof attached. Onward, to the benefits. But first, a bit about what makes this book “that much different” from the rest of the books I’ve written (well, not different, I emphasize those principles in all the books, but it really stands out in this one). 500 slow steps, easy peasy … Back in the day, for shits and grins, I’d often wear this dinky little “wristband” put out by Xiaomi (a girl next to where I worked then, I’d often show up to flirt with her, gave it tome) – when I went for my walks. It tracked the total number of steps you took, not more, not less. No heart rate monitors or anything, just steps. On an average, and I have got the results to prove this, it was “30,000” odd steps DAILY – simply during the workout – that isn’t considering all else I did throughout the day, because I wouldn’t wear it after the workout. I was just curious, but I must admit the number stunned me, the hill, for one, I think it was 1000 non steps steps … Of course, this was counting the entire workout, the walking when I did the pushups, pull-ups, the walks DOWN, to and fro the hill, all of it. But anyway ……….. 500, the magic number. Yesterday, I did 500 SLOW AND EASY reps – well, i should say SLOW – of an exercise in an animal like manner that we often did in Taekwondo class back in the day (except there not for that many reps). Its the frog walk, my friend, a great, great exercise, and I mixed in stretches for the entire lower part of the body and CORE in while I was doing ’em, and also advanced animal like plyometrics after every 100. Let me tell you,after my squats, it got me breathing like nothing else can. More importantly, it got me WORKING my body – my entire midsection for one – in a way very few exercises can. MOST importantly? I didnt time myself. That is right, I keep telling you about quick workouts, but for this one, I didnt time myself, I just did it. If you’re just starting out, I dont care if you time yourself or not, probably about ONE of these is all you’ll be able to do. That is one of the great, yet unsunng benefits of animal like training. You can move FAST, or you could choose to move SLOW. Either way, the workout is hellatious, and you not only burn fat, but develop springy, stellar, superior, animal like strength throughout the entire body – especially the legs – and you build your tendons and ligaments in a manner you couldn’t even with regular bodyweight exercises. Choose to walk the way the animal does, my friend, part of that is focusing on the BACK of the body. When you lift your leg up, for one, how many of you focus on the back of the leg when doing so? I’ll bet not very many people at all … An animal moves on it’s TOES – or the equivalent thereof. An animal pays attention to both slow – and QUICK, explosive movements. An animal, the tiger being one example, can go from 0 to 60 with very little warming up at all. THAT is the sort of fitness you want, my friend, and while you’ll never become a tiger, gorilla or bear when training the way these animals move in the wild, you will certainly turn into a human beast – or as close to it as it gets. Move the way an animal does, my friend, it is well worth it. I realize much like with isometrics, there’ll be idiots complaining it’s too simple. If you’re part of that group, please dont bother. But if you’re part of the group that truly gets it, then pick up my book on Animal Kingdom Workouts NOW my friend. This book will not only change you – it will TRANSFORM you in a manner you’ve never seen before. Get it now (if you have not already). And back to “backing it up”, which I should titled this post. There is good reason the saying is there in English i.e. “Can you back it up”. Your body derives it’s power from the BACK of the body (and the core). If you’re a boxer, your punches and sleek, cat like jabs come from the core – back – and TRICEPS. If you’re a marital artist, those stupendous kicks come only with hamstring and groin power and flexibility (sure, thigh strength counts, but not as much as you think). If you’re not a combat athlete, but just an “ironman” in general into doing thousands of Hindu squats daily, guess what. You’ll never get to that level if you think its all about quads. It’s not, it’s about the BACK of the body. Your BUTT. Your hamstrings, and the entire BACK of the body. While this course focuses on the whole body, you’ll notice the movements are meant to be done through the BACK of the body – specifically. Your hamstrings and butt in particular will feel sore, sore, sore once you get on these routines. And funnily enough, you don’t need to POWER into any of the stretches mentioned. The goal is to SLIDE into them. And you will, if you pay attention to your breathing, stay in tune with your body, and so forth. “Oh so simple” isometrics to build AMAZING LEVELS OF “unheard of” strongman strength! The great Gama of India, UNDEFEATED in over 50 years - used ISOMETRICS, the "oh so simple" kind as one of the tools in his toolkit to build his PRODIGOUS STRENGTH. One fine day, there I was in the park around 330 PM or so, watchin the “Evenings” sink in. Or, I should say, watching afternoon turn into evening. ’twas a peaceful afternoon, very much so, and I kept remembering another park – the one I CLIMB the mountain in – the one where I have spent some of the best and more pleasurable hours of my life thus far – and no doubt will keep doing. In all my travels, I dont know , that park stands out! Maybe it’s because it’s near where I lived, it’s near where I lived when I FIRST went to China in 2003, maybe, I dont know, the workout is so solid, so severe, yet, it’s not that huge a hill to completely wipe you out for days (although most first time climbers like yours truly with Ann Lee in 2004 – yes, you’ll feel like a Mack truck ran over you the next day). Anyway … So I was so relaxed, at peace with the world and so forth. Suddenly, my eye chanced upon a STICK. Hiding in the grass, it was one of those “rattan cane sticks x 10” i.e. a short, stout, bamboo stick you could say. Or, an “extra thick” twig – almost a branch. Instantly, I picked it up. I knew this was going to be good! I looked around for its owner. There was none. No Glyn Bozo around either to shove it in his rear end. Ugh. The movie I saw yesterday, Statham literally puts the end of a gun into a lard ass’s back side while wanting info from him, and “rams it in” – big time! (ya’ll on the list know who Glyn Bozo is, hehe) Crank 2 is truly one of “those” movies. Ugh. Before doing that, Statham even dips the gun barrel in some icky black construction sludge … The look on his face when he sees Bozo’s ass (I mean, the Bozo in the movie who had man tits flapping down to his ankles like Glyn does) – just priceless! Anyway …….. I started doing isometrics with it. I tried to bend it as hard as I could. Couldn’t! Then I tried doing it behind my back. Couldn’t! Then, I employed different gripping techniques. Same thing! The stick fighting scenes from Rambo III came to mind – I did some imaginary moves (believe me, stick fighting is very real, very deadly too if you do it right). Then, I took it home with me. My wife and daughter were at the time in another park, so I ended up going to that other park to “find em”. First thing my wife said? “We’re not cows to herd home!” Hehe. But of course, as I knew, my little girl, who loves collecting stuff from parks would LOVE it, and she DID. She appropriated it almost instantly. Much to my surprise, so did my wife! She instantly did stretching exercises with it. My wife grew up in an area where grown men pound the heck out of each other and where “honor killings” etc occur regularly – and they dont use these sticks – they use massive thick BAMBOO sticks – oiled too. So she knows a thing or two about Nature in that regard. But anyway … You, or some of you reading this might be inclined to yawn and say “so what”. “So simple”. Indeed, idiots, Bozos and morons globally will say that – some who have bought Isometric and Flexibility Training and complain about it being too simple. And I didnt even put “trying to bend a stick ” in the book – the Bozos would have coronaries instantly. Yet, the smarties? Ever hear of Alexander Zass, who performed feats of strength like breaking thick iron chains with his bare hands, or bending steel prison bars to literally escape from prison during the War? The great Alexander Zass, performing one of his world famous STUNTS - guess how HE built that prodigious strength? Yes, oh so simple isometrics! Or, maybe the Mighty Atom Joseph Greenstein who once pulled a plane by his HAIR? You might think the above two instances are heresay, but they ain’t either. There’s videos out there on it, and I just watched a couple of them before writing this to you I’ve got a video out there on training like this too, if you go to my Youtube Channel . . . Now, a lot of you – even those of you that pooh poohed the style of training above as being “too easy” might love the video above. I know I did. (as much as I did creating it) But – back to Zass and the greats did you know how these guys all trained? Did you know the Great Gama did isometrics to build his nigh prodigious pushing strength – and what he did was this – he simply pushed against a massive oak tree for a while daily. That is all. If I put that in the book, idiots have coronaries, yet, here we have one of the world’s best wrestlers period, swearing by this, and several other training methods I teach. “When I can push that tree down, a man will be easy!” The Gama often said. Now, he never did push the tree down as far as I know. Neither did I manage to break that branch. But my grip was singed, my shoulders, triceps, chest, all were worked in a way they were NEVER worked before when I Did this, my friend. In China, there is a tool which you can actually bend in this way behind your back in various positions – a rubber springy kinda thing, its great. But doing it with a stick you cannot break – far better! Anyway, so how did the great Zass train? I commenced now to think a lot about developing great strength in my fingers. Many things I tried, all helping, some of which I will tell you. I bent thick, green twigs with my hands, these being better than dry wood, which would not bend much before it would snap. I practised this a good deal until my hands became so strong that I could bend even small boughs of trees till they broke. Also I tried lifting stones off the ground with my thumb and fingers, carrying them in my grip for some distance. Or, this – The Russian Training Secret Alexander Zass was very innovative and started bending green branches and twigs to develop his grip strength. Perhaps this was the start of his great belief in the application of isometrics and “maximum tension” (a concept that is present in Russian training methods to this day) for the development of strength. He believed such an approach superior to the use of weights in developing strength. While a POW he continued to develop his strength with the use of isometrics by pulling on the bars and chains that imprisoned him. This episode and the knowledge that he obtained from it later became the basis of his mail order course which featured isometrics in the form of pulling on chains of various lengths. Alexander Zass lived a very full and exciting life on many fronts. In addition to being a strongman, he was also an accomplished animal trainer. as well as a superspy. Again, Bozos globally complaining the book on isometrics is too simple would be well served by reading the above. And to these Bozos, I wonder – have they even DONE the thing before commenting? Have you FELT the soreness in your hamstrings with some of the stretches I teach in the book – have you GOTTEN in the patented Rahul Mookerjee squat – have you TRIED pushing against a wall till the back of your arms literally feel swollen and the triceps are screaming out loud? In most cases, the answer is NO. A resounding NO at that! Here is one of those silly rants from an idiot in Italy who was apparently ticked off that Sylvester Stallone’s photographer didnt do the photos… Awful! Honestly, one of the worst fitness ebooks I’ve ever read (and I’ve read quite a few); it’s a simple bunch of static stretches and bodyweight exercises. A shallow recommended programming, and the photos quality is simply unwatchable. And never, never all of this for € 46! Not recommended ’nuff said on the bozos. (I do not know where he got the 46 Euro figure from – maybe I was offering the book at a discount then – and this is also precisely I price my books high, period to ensure Bozos in general dont get at them). My friend, this book goes ABOVE and BEYOND what a lot of the greats did. And I’m just getting started – there is far more to isometrics than what is in this book, i.e. the 51 exercises and then the workouts I give you, but for most people, it is also MORE than plenty to get you in great shape – loose, limber, and improve your strength by leaps and bounds. Obviously, isometrics are not the ONLY workout you should do – but you’d be amazed at how getting better at isometrics improves rep counts and performance on other seemingly unrelated exercises – like pushups, for one. Combine isometrics with the workouts in the 0 Excuses Fitness System, or any of my other books – and you simply cannot go wrong, period. And below, you’ll see just why in the “stick isometrics section”. BENEFITS (manifold and PROFOUND!) Extreme "animal like" flexibility and "Trance like", "cat like" grace, agility and fluidity in all your movements, exercises, and "in general". These stretches improve overall well being and flexibility beyond any sort of BELIEF! "2 minutes to improving your flexibility by leaps and bounds". YES, you CAN dramatically increase your flexibility within the space of TWO minutes - or less - even on stretches you've NEVER been able to do before. This course will show you HOW! If my previous course on isometrics gave you a feeling of "sang froid" and being "on cloud nine" all day, then this one gives you that x 10 and SPIRITUAL benefits like you've never imagined. Let me tell you, some of the groin, hip and hamstring stretches do more than open the muscles and body up. They literally open your LIFE up. Watch results in EVERY area of your life flow effortlessly to you once you get on the routines herein, and watch your performance in every physical activity SKYROCKET. Achieve extreme, elastic, animal like "martial arts style" flexibility in your entire lower body - and open up the back and traps like never before. You may have trained the back of your body before, but anything you've done before will PALE in comparison to the profound exercises and workouts listed herein. Ever wondered how some people can do extreme stretches with little to no effort? While others STRAIN - and FAIL? In this course, you'll learn it's about RELAXING, and BREATHING, and you'll learn how to harness the power of your BREATHING, and the GROUND to achieve things you previously thought impossible to do "you dont want to stretch like that, you might want to have kids one day!" - dangerous - painful - or simply "not doable". Not only THAT, you'll be kicking, moving, and sliding into these positions with EASE, and PEACE. Your extreme flexibility combined with the increase in strength (lets face it, no-one wants a wet noodle - or sock) will make you not just the "star of the party" - but will also result in dramatically, and drastically improved physical health and appearance on the outside - and the inside. The pounds will fly off you at record "warp" speed once you stretch the fat away; literally. Your conditioning will improve like NEVER before once you combine these movements with other workouts I teach (and even if you just follow the "workouts" section in this book). You'll build a core of super rebar - strong, tough, durable - yet CAT LIKE FLEXIBLE to the extreme! Your toes, fingers, neck and other extremities will stretch and strengthen beyond BELIEF. Improved sleep, superior digestion, and a massive boost to your lungs and cardio system. And thats just off the top of my head, I'm sure I could think of a 1000 more to write here! Get this book NOW, my friend.

The Complete Holistic Guide to Working Out in the Gym

The Complete Holistic Guide to Working Out in the Gym PDF Author: Yigal Pinchas
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 155238215X
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 218
Book Description
The comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your gym workout. It includes detailed information on planning, executing and maintaining a fitness regime. More than simply an instructional manual, The Complete Guide is also a valuable resource on nutrition, attitude, and the development of a personal training program that fits every lifestyle. Building on years of research and experience as an educator, personal trainer and government official for fitness accreditation, Yigal Pinchas has integrated the theory and practice of health and wellness to address the physical, mental, and emotional demands of an effective fitness regime. Accompanied by over 200 illustrations, the text includes instruction that range from step-by-step guides to performing the exercises and reaching your training goals without injury to balancing training with proper eating habits and keeping yourself motivated over the long term. The book is structured to allow readers to progress all the way from the first tentative steps to the more advanced stages of independent and effective exercise. This book is a must for professional trainers, kinesiology specialists, and the general fitness enthusiast.

Flexibility: A Concise Guide

Flexibility: A Concise Guide PDF Author: Laurence E. Holt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 160327104X
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 166
Book Description
Here is a definitive guide to flexibility that revises the conceptual framework of the field. From the conceptual foundations of research to the practical applications of stretching techniques in a number of domains, this book provides a fresh perspective on flexibility, one that challenges current thinking and professional practice. It covers all major types of flexibility technique and training, with an emphasis on when and how to use each method safely and effectively. Specific applications to rehabilitation, sport, fitness, and dance make this book an invaluable resource for all practitioners and professionals in the field of human movement.

Research Abstract In Physical Education And Sport Science (2 Vols.)

Research Abstract In Physical Education And Sport Science (2 Vols.) PDF Author: Dr. C. Ashok
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
ISBN: 9788178356488
Category : Physical education and training
Languages : en
Pages : 564
Book Description
The book covers all the dimensions of Physical Education and Sports Sciences through nine major branches namely, Anthropometry, Biomechanics, Endurance, Flexibility, Hormones, Psychological Variables, Rehabilitation, Speed and Yoga. Each branch contains minimum fifty research abstracts. The abstracts contain introduction, methodology, results and conclusions. The author did not manipulate anything in the abstracts, since it may create big problem to him. A researcher can use it for his/her thesis as a review or even he/she may contact the corresponding author for seeking help in their respective research. The author has given the abstracts with variable index, thus, a reader can choose variables or find a particular variable without undue strain. The book contains the chapters: 1. Anthropometric Variables, 2. Biomechanical variables, 3. Endurance variables, 4. Flexibility variables, 5. Harmones variables, 6. Psychological variables, 7. Rehabilitation variables, 8. Speed variables, 9. Yoga variables.

Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness PDF Author: Pamala D. Larsen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763715700
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 634
Book Description
Focuses on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes.

SQUAT 101

SQUAT 101 PDF Author: Rahul Mookerjee
Publisher: 0 Excuses Fitness
ISBN:
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 140
Book Description
DISCLAIMER The exercises, workouts, and routines in this book are meant for people in good physical condition. Stop if you experience any pain or other discomfort while doing these, and visit a medical practitioner if you have any doubts. The author is not a medical professional, and is not responsible for injuries (or other maladies) that may arise as a result, either direct or indirect of following the routines and exercises in this manual. That said, this book is probably, along with 0 Excuses Fitness which didn’t devote near as much attention to squats as it should have – and Gorilla Grip, and Pushup Central – and my books on pull-ups – a MUST have for any serious trainee. The exercise in this book will REHABILITATE – not harm. That has been the case for EVERYONE that has followed these routines – and … Dear Reader, Man! I gotta tell you, I feel so damn ANNOYED when I write disclaimers of the sort I just did above, which I didn’t copy and paste from a template (I should have one). I gotta put it in though because no doubt there will be SOMEONE who tries these exercises, does them wrongly, and then turns around and in a typical trigger happy manner blames the author and the book for “causing the problems” when the reverse is actually true. Legal disclaimers and all that, I didn’t pay much attention to these things before, I rarely do even now, but since we’ve grown to a certain level “I gotta put it in”. And I almost done made the disclaimer into the introduction! You that is reading this likely KNOW who I am, Rahul Mookerjee, the “Stella Artois of Bodyweight Training Culture” as this shi fu is called – brutally honest to a T from day one, and continuing on in that vein now. “If you ain’t squatting – you ain’t training”. Period. In Matt Furey’s classic book Combat Conditioning, Furey once penned something similar along the lines of “if you’re not doing Hindu squats, you’re not really doing Combat Conditioning”. Maybe, maybe not, but I get his drift. To me, I’d say squats – period – not necessarily just Hindu squats. My book 0 Excuses Fitness which is the baseline for any serious fitness trainee has been called the “very best there is in fitness out there, there is NOTIHNG else that even comes CLOSE” contains instructions on squats, and an entire video (digital download) dedicated on how to do Hindu squats. And a whole plethora of pushups – indeed, if you do what I did in the workout video the rest of your life, you’ll quickly get in great shape and advance beyond your wildest dreams. But all along, I had this niggling feeling I wasn’t devoting “enough attention to squats”. I did to pushups, yes. But even then I came out with Pushup Central – another classic manual with 55 different ways on how to perform “the world’s oldest exercise” and that was both very well received and very warranted (and a classic example of DOING the thing first even though “no-one asked for it”). Sometimes you gotta DO first. The customer – YOU – sometimes has to be SHOWN the final product – FIRST. And back to squats, for some reason, a lot of the great books on bodyweight training culture don’t talk a lot about ‘em. I would be remiss to leave out Brooks Kubik’s Dinosaur Bodyweight Training here, in it he says you should do squats daily, and do ‘em for the rest of your life. He provides detail on them too, but again, nowhere near what this great exercise deserves. And again – as Rahul Mookerjee says, if you ain’t squatting, you aint training, period. I don’t care what else you do, I don’t care if you climb hills for four hours a day straight (as I did, and continue to do, and it keeps in SUPER CONDITION) – I don’t care if you bang out 250 straight pushups in the morning, and then repeat in the evening, I don’t care if you’re a stud at pull-ups, I don’t care if you can bridge for hours on end – all those things are great, you SHOULD work up to those levels, but again. If you ain’t squatting, you aint training. Sprinting doesn’t replace squats. Step ups don’t even come close (to me, they are the lazy man’s equivalent of leg training – though don’t get me wrong, they are a great SUPPLEMENT). But again. There is a reason the ancient Hindus did squats galore for thousands of reps a day. There is a reason the Gama swore by BOTH Hindu Pushups – and Hindu SQUATS. He was reputed to have done over 5000 squats and 3000 pushups daily, and while these numbers are probably not entirely accurate – the fact remains that bodyweight exercises were the cornerstone of his routine – and ultimately what brought him PHENOMENAL SUCCESS (he once lifted a 1200 kg stone that TWENTY FIVE regular people failed to budge on their “collective”). That’s an example of the power that bodyweight training can give you. Look, as I’ve said repeatedly in my training newsletters – there is nothing that beats the up and down motion of the body you get with squats – it works the core and entire body like NOTHING ELSE! Lots of folks think squats are just an thigh exercise. Wrong. Done right, they work the thighs yes, but if thats all you think you’re working – you ain’t doing ‘em right. Squats tax the HAMSTRINGS – a hugely ignored part of the body – the calves (obvious) and also the entire back and CHEST. They tax the BUTT muscles when done right! The deep breathing you do (or should do) when doing squats enlarges the rib cage and improves functioning of the entire body – improves assimilation and digestion of the FOOD you EAT – gets rid of extra fat around the midsection and entire body quicker than almost any other exercise will – and is an “all in one” exercise that you can do even when you’re pressed for time. Steve Austin “oh hell yeah” (we all know him!) once made the comment of “if you do squats, I don’t care what else you do, youre going to grow!”. For a wrestler on the road almost 365 days a year, and a beast incarnate, I’d listen when someone like him says something. Ditto for dips, often called the upper body equivalent of the squat, and pull-ups, but this book focuses on SQUATS. Again, if there was one flaw that I personally believe 0 Excuses Fitness had, it did not devote near enough space in the 300 plus pages of the book to squats. I believe it got close in terms of pushups, but I put out two more books on pushups anyway! And now, I’m doing the same with SQUATS. Enjoy! Some may get back to me at this point with “well, I squat with weights”. And thats great if you choose to do so. However, this book is about bodyweight squats, which I truly believe tax the body FAR more internally at a deeper level than simply “5 sets of the heaviest squat” you can do. Indeed, a lot of these guys that can squat Everest fall flat on their face – or butt – when asked to do 100 straight Hindu squats, for one (and we ain’t even getting to the tougher versions you’ll see in this book). If they can even do them to begin with – most flop out at 20 when they start and cannot walk properly for DAYS on end. Remember, it “aint just bodyweight squats”, there is a whole ART to squats if you do ‘em RIGHT! I cannot tell you how much it irritates and annoys me – aggravates the living hell out of me when someone approaches something with that “its just this” attitude, if thats the attitude you got, then don’t do the exercise in the first place. It doesn’t need you – you need it. Period. And last, but not least, if you have pre-existing injuries, rods in your legs – wonky lower backs and shoulders from years of either heavy squatting or lifting or (even worse) “body building” (boobybuilding) …. some of you might think “well, high rep will kill me”. No, my friend, it wont. The way I teach you to do these exercises is UNLIKE any other you’ve seen out there – those that have read my books know this “I’ve never seen anything like your books out there”. The INTENSITY is unparalleled – like with me. And all these squats REHABILITATE – they don’t tear down. If you’re currently in good shape, they will get you in BETTER SHAPE – and how? Because they tax you from the entire out. Your fasica, your BREATHING, your TENDONS, joints, ligaments, all those ignored parts of the body will be worked heavily and to the bone, not just your muscles!! In fact, done right, bodyweight squats have been proven to increase BONE density too my friend – much like upper body exercises like pull-ups etc have. Best part though, as I’ve said before ……….. You’ll FEEL like a billion bucks! NOTHING trains the body and makes you feel better than heavy duty LEG WORK! Trust me on this one, when you’re walking around with that “thighs rippling” (without you consciously doing it) … you’ll know what I mean. Lets keep the focus on fitness though, not “looks”. Those are a distant by product, and as I’ve said tons of times before, train for FITNESS, train for functional STRENGTH, not “looks”. Train for something useful, train for something that can save your life (and ass) when you really, really need it, when no-one else will help, when it’s YOU, and just YOU against all of ‘em, train to have the gumption to beat the odds even when they’re staggeringly against you, train to have WILL, train to have SOLID, superhuman POWER – and so forth. In short, training should be practical and useful, bottom line! And way too many people make it otherwise. Anyway, I could write tomes all day on this, and do on my site … But for this introduction, we’ve gone on all enough, so I’ll stop here. Hehe. But as a last reminder – – remember, if you ain’t squatting? Then you ain’t training, period. Onward! LEG RIPPLING SWAGGER! Without you even trying, my friend. I dont know if you know what I’m talking about, but maybe you do … In 2002, I went to China for the first time – at the age of 23, supposedly my “best time” when I was supposed to be in the “best shape of my life”. Yet, for me, it’s been the opposite most of my life. When young, I was never in good shape – though I wanted to be – and got ridiculous advice from all and sundry in terms of training such as “lift pink 10 kg dumbbells” for half an a hour day, thats how the big guys build muscle! Or, the “he thinks he’s so strong” comments made by family members who did not know any better that tore me down mentally. This isn’t me castigating family here. This is me being brutally honest with you about my LIFE and fitness – and ME – in general as I always am, and telling you a story as I always end up doing – all true, hehe. REAL LIFE! Perhaps no other book fits the “real” (keeping it real) category better than THIS one, the words BE flying out of my mouth as I speak – phew! Deep breath. But anyway, so I went to China, climbing the stairs to my fourth floor apartment left me dizzy (almost) and breathing hard, when I had to lug suitcases up there? My! It was like I had to climb Everest! And dont get me wrong. I did other things back then – I was a weight lifter – I lifted real weights, not 10 kg dumbbells! People in the office would squeeze my forearms and say “he’s STRONG!” I still remember my mother, who once made the “he thinks he’s so strong” comment when I was young say the reverse when she saw me lug their suitcases up – heavy ass 25 kg suitcases, one hand at a time up to my apartment. “I’ll never forget how you did that”, she exclaimed. But even with all that, a lot was missing. I was strong, but not anywhere NEAR fit. And I could use my strength ONCE – but nowhere near what it needed to be ie. “repetitively”. It was really in the September of 2003 or I believe 2004 (I Think I first went to China in 2003, not 2002 as I said up there) that my life changed … Anyway, I’ll get the dates clear later. … when I met a certain Ann Lee! The first time I dated her in the park – right smack next to my house, with a huge mountain in it I could SEE from my apartment, yet for some odd reason I ignored this free fitness tool right in front of me (we often do that!) … the date was her idea, the park? I didnt even know it was there! – and we climbed the mountain, I remember what a MESS I felt like when doing it! I remember STRUGGLING up that damn hill like it was Everest (right now I can slink up it easy peasy five times a day, and it ain’t an easy hill to hike, trust me!) … I remember how out of breath I was, I remember my legs turning to jelly – my lower back wonking out – and calves burning … and all along, I remember a PUMP, a massive PUMP in my forearms of all things I had NEVER felt with anything else! I still remember the girls there giggling in that cute Chinese way and pointing at the fat lao wai (foreign devil, or “wai guo ren” – old man from from foreign land) climbing the hell …. Or was it hill. Hehe. It felt like the former! I remember thinking “when will this damn torture end”. Hehe. That hill felt interminable! I was going to put the picture from Advanced Hill Training here too, maybe someday. For now – back to it – THAT, as a certain Kelly was to say “years later” – is REAL TRAINING! REAL HILL climbing! I had experienced it before when climbing the Indian Himalayas, so steep that when I asked my father to do it again once after a day the very vehment “NO WAY!” was all the answer I needed Hehe. Anyway – where was I. Swashbuckling thighs, eh. The hill caused a revolution in my life, fitness wise, most of it is here for you to see! It CHANGED my life – till this day, I credit Ann Lee for doing this. If she had not come into my life, none of this would have happened. Of course, I credit my work on a certain Dongguan Expat website as well for that, but thats another story! Anyway, I quickly got in better shape climbing that hill on the weekend, then after Ann Lee kicked my rumpus again (I was making excuses about not climbing after work “it’s too late” or something) – I started doing it daily, and a fitness machine emerged. The lower back that had felt so wonky for DAYS after that first climb – became STRONG. The legs – thighs especially turned into rippling pillars of STEEL from that climb. My upper body fat disappeared, my strength improved, my PULL-ups shot through the roof, most of all, I was seeing my GRIP strength improve by leaps and bounds which amazed me! An idiot once wrote back on Gorilla Grip saying “he claims he’s improved his grip by NOT doing a single pull-up for months, but he doesnt say how he’s done it!”. Actually, I did say. He was just too dumb to read between the lines. My core strength increased x 10, my digestive issues went away, but all of that is different, another story, what I’m going to tell you about is one night I was walking to the bank to get some cash for a trip out of China, and the way I was walking, with my thighs bulging out naturally – well, I dont know if you guys have ever experienced that, but it makes you feel like a BILLION BUCKS! I repeat, a billion bucks, untouchable, confidence like nothing else, and it usually comes with a toned swagger to your CORE too, strength you will NEVER lose! I’ve often tried to replicate this “without having it”, and it showed. People told me “dont splay your legs out like that!” But when you have it naturally, it shows too! In the movie Get Carter, Sly Stallone walks into see the owner of the pub where his brother Richie died – now, he’s dressed in a full suit, typical “mob enforcer”, calm, menacing, quiet, viper ready to strike if need be … goateed to a T, and so forth, as my friend Lily once said, “looking like a bad ass!” He was. But that walk to the desk, much like my walk to the ATM that night, the way the thighs rippled, that understated SWAGGER that comes from being in SUPER SHAPE – I’ll never forget that! You have to FEEL IT to UNDERSTAND! And squats, my friend, are the ONE exercise that will give you this x 10000! Sure, you can climb stairs, you can hike hills – all of that is great. But like I’ve said above, nothing replaces squats. You that can hike hills for hours might be amazed when you first get on some of the squats in my program, you might not be able do more than 25, and you might not be able to walk for days after wards either. Trust me on this one! Squats do what NO other exercise does, my friend, and back to swashbuckling SWAGGER, and machismo, and feeling great… well, thats the icing on the cake, but also the reason you should be DOING these in the first place! On one last note – some of you might ask though, “why do I need squats” (given what I’ve said about other forms of training). You might as well ask me “why do you need to breathe – or train – or live in the first place”, it’s that obvious. Look, like I’ve said before, nothing beats the up and down motion your body makes, and the internal changes that go on your body, the strength it builds, the functional strength it builds throughout the whole body that you simply cannot get from any other movement. When you wrestle, for one, what sort of positions do you have to constantly fight your way out of ? I dont think you’re climbing a hill or stairs in that motion, are you? Squats have a CIRCULAR sort of motion, my friend, not just Hindus, all squats, that ensure you return back to where you started, “full circle”, a motion used in EVERYDAY life, fighting, walking, all of it, and again, you have to squat first to truly understand it. Sure, the other methods I’ve mentioned work, but they dont work nearly as well as squats, and NOT in the same manner. Does that mean you dont do them? Of course not. You do BOTH. You have ALL the fitness tools you need in your fitness toolkit, not just one, but you dont neglect the most basic and important one as most people DO. Squats build EVERYDAY strength and functional fitness – and I’m talking BODYWEIGHT squats in a way nothing else can, that is the most simple and concise answer I can give you. There is a reason the old timers did these daily without fail and in high reps, and if even that isn’t enough for you, you’re at the wrong page, and probably better off pumping and humping the leg press at the Jim. FEROCIOUS SQUATS! Way too many idiots and morons think and will say the bodyweight squat – or the Hindu squat or any of the variants I’m going to be teaching you in this NEVER SEEN BEFORE COURSE “just a warmup”… Or, it doesnt build muscle. Or, the real deal is weighted squat, and those should really be focused upon, while the others? Blah. “Just do it” to get them over with, and usually in a haphazard half hearted manner. I’m here to tell all these sort of people that they’re grade A buffoons. Not only are they choosing the path of most injury as opposed to least, but they’re also depriving themselves of the valuable tendon and ligament benefits you get from bodyweight work – not to mention strength, that can be used repeatedly without your legs giving out as opposed to 5 reps, or 20 reps while squatting a cow or what not. Dont believe me, take the cow squatters, ask them to pump out 100 – hell, 50 ferocious squats, and we’ll see. FEROCIOUS SQUATS. Maybe I should rename the book that … Hehe. Or maybe I’ll leave it the way it is! But really, my friend. When you do these, remember too many people go through the motions and nothing else, do NOT be one of those people. I was resting this afternoon, then I said to myself – lets do some squats, and let’s AMP THEM! FEROCITY! You really put all you got into them, you dont pause for long breaks either to catch wind, you … are a man – or a woman – on a MISSION basically. The sort of mental strength this sort of workout builds is beyond comparison, you cannot get it from anything else, weights or not included, but why just believe me? Take it from the old time strongmen, all of who had legs of pure steel. Not all squatted an elephant, or even bothered, but they all, right from the Gama, to Bruce Lee, to modern day legends like Herschel Walker were DAMN good at the bodyweight squat, and did tons of reps daily, often throughout the day. There is a reason to the so called madness, or a method, and a reason behind doing what they did. REALLY put all you have into it. FOCUS – I repeat – focus on breathing in and out with every repetition consciously, this will make the workout far tougher, and bring way more results than if you do it without focus on the breath. You should REALLY feel the heart thumping after around 100 reps or so, if you can even get that far. Ass to grass – on every rep. No excuses, pally. And STRAIGHT back up, no bent knees on that one. And there it is. FEROCIOUS squats, and boy do they bring results and then some. Anyway, enough on that. On to the … (and yes, thats one of the secrets to squats getting you in ferocious, awesome shape, but there’s plenty more in the BOOK) BENEFITS you can get from this course – I think we’ve covered a lot above already! But here they are again in bullet format for you … Build a BULLETPROOF, rock solid body with squats, a “son of the soil” look that comes only from having a sturdy foundation beneath you, a foundation that cannot be ROCKED. Build the sort of SWASHBUCKLING “thigh” swagger (and swagger in general) feeling you get when you have those ripping, FIT legs and a toned midsection (they go together). The feeling cannot be beat, it cannot be replicated, and it, or the lack of it SHOWS when you walk – or STRIDE around the place – and believe me, THIS feeling alone is worth a BILLION BUCKS and the price of this course MANY TIMES OVER!! Build massive thighs that ripple with functional muscle by doing this course – NO, “rippling” with muscle is NOT an exaggeration! Build MUSCLE on your entire body and lose weight quicker by doing squats, yes, just squats, I repeat, JUST SQUATS!! and nothing else quicker than almost ANY OTHER EXERCISE. If you ain’t squatting, you aint training, and thats a maxim that holds true my friend – so does the maxim of “if you squat, I dont care what else you do”, youre going to GROW! Increased lower back strength without doing a single exercise for the lower back, the squat taxes EVERYTHING when done right. Improved – VASTLY improved performance on all your upper body exercises, including pull-ups. (especially pull-ups, I should say). Perhaps the most amazing benefit of this sort of heavy duty LEG training is the indirect gains you see in GRIP Strength – writing this makes me feel literally light headed thinking about it, trust me on this one. You can forget about digestive issues like IBS, constipation, flatulence and such the general population is afflicted with – squats are the best medicine ever, natural, and you dont need no doctor for them either (and neither the bills, hehe). A sense of calmness and sang froid when you get good at this that will translate over into your daily life, work, relationships, all of it. Improved performance in the BEDROOM – especially when you combine squats with isometrics and pull-ups. You’ll build mental focus and gumption like NOTHING else. A lot of lazy fools will tell you high rep squats are boring. When you hear that, think “ah, yes. They require FOCUS and dedication, so these idiots think it’s boring!”. You’ll build FEROCITY from the inside out like nothing else you’ve done before, you’ll truly understand, comprehend the meaning of being a TRUE BEAST! And many, many more that I have not mentioned here as yet, but will as I go along. This course is worth its weight many times over in GOLD. And if you're IN ANY way serious, or even CLAIM to be serious about physical training done right, you'll want to get your mitts on this nigh invaluable course NOW. Just do it, my friend. NOW! Best, Rahul Mookerjee

I Will Get Fit This Time! Workout Journal

I Will Get Fit This Time! Workout Journal PDF Author: Alex A. Lluch
Publisher: WS Publishing Group
ISBN: 1887169970
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 328
Book Description
Maximize your workout with this fitness guide and daily journal! This book is an essential companion for anyone about to embark on a new exercise program. Or for any sports/fitness enthusiasts who want to improve or maintain their physical fitness. The book is designed to work with all personal training, sports conditioning or weight loss programs!

Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting - E-Book

Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting - E-Book PDF Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323070698
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 848
Book Description
Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting! Includes a DVD with: Two hours of video showing specific applications, featuring author Sandy Fritz. A complete general protocol for massage. State-of-the-art animations depicting biologic functions and medical procedures. 700 full-color illustrations accompany procedures, concepts, and techniques. An integrated healthcare approach covers the healthcare environment and the skills necessary to be a contributing member of an integrated healthcare team. A research-based focus emphasizes research, clinical reasoning, and outcome-based massage application — for effective massage application in conjunction with healthcare intervention. A complete general protocol provides a guide to treating disorders and maintaining wellness, with recommendations for positioning and interventions, using a step-by-step sequence that can easily be modified to meet a patient's specific needs. A palliative protocol helps you temporarily relieve a patient's symptoms of disorders or diseases. Case studies focus on outcome-based massage for individuals with multiple health issues, detailing assessment, medical intervention, justification for massage, and session documentation. Coverage of advanced massage therapy skills and decision-making skills includes specific themes for effective massage application, allowing you to consolidate massage treatment based on the main outcomes — useful when working with individuals with multiple pathologies or treatment needs. A discussion of aromatherapy provides safe recommendations for the use of essential oils in conjunction with massage, to promote healing of the body and mind. Descriptions of illness and injury include relevant anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology, as well as strategies and massage applications to use for pain management, immune support, stress management, chronic illness, and post-surgical needs. Coverage of insurance and reimbursement issues relates to you as a massage professional. Strategies for general conditions such as substance abuse, mental health, orthopedic injury, and cardiovascular disorders help you specialize in clinical massage. Expert authors provide knowledge in research, massage therapy in healthcare, and manual therapies. Learning resources include chapter outlines, chapter learning objectives, key terms, and workbook-style exercises. A companion Evolve website includes: PubMed links to research supporting best practices and justification for massage application. More information on topics such as insurance, pharmacology, and nutrition. More information on anatomy and physiology and other subjects. A comprehensive glossary with key terms and some audio pronunciations.