I wrote about going to Hong Kong about a week ago, I believe – and I believe I also wrote about having to send over a few items via post, no?
Not sure if I mentioned that last bit about the post, but either way, yes, I had to get some items delivered and I was carrying these items with me in my red backpack – packed to the brim as well I might say, hehe.
Now, Hong Kong being a major city, getting anywhere involves plenty of subways.
Not only that – what I did was to “truck” on over to the Kong via train and subway from mainland China – so there was subways galore – and … of course, STAIRS galore.
And that brings me to the point of today’s dispatch – that most of us, if not ALL have a tool that we can use to get in super, super shape – all without spending a single PENNY – and all without disrupting our normal routines!
Its amazing but true – the stairs at the subway stations around the world are usually and often ignored in favor of the escalators.
Even so called “fitness maniacs” or those that spend hours on the treadmill at the gym shy away from a brisk walk up these stairs – and if they do DO it, it kicks them in can each and every time – guaranteed.
I’ve written plenty about subway stairs and associated workouts in my other blog at www.rahulmookerjee.com in the past, but for now?
For now, let’s just say that I’m a certifiable “madman” according to some – and why?
Well, let’s just say that every time I visit Hong Kong – or go anywhere at all that requires me to climb stairs I do NOT use the escalators.
I don’t care if I’ve got a heavy backpack on my shoulders or not – I don’t care if I’m “feeling tired” or not – I don’t care if it’s raining or snowing outside, et al.
You get the picture – I avoid the escalators and elevators – and make it a point to take the stairs every time I can, and usually TWO at a time.
And that’s what I did this time as well, much to the “surprise” and curiosity of the “sane” folks “parked” on the escalators etc.
I don’t need to do this, of course. My home workouts keep me in excellent shape, but guess what – I still do it – and guess what – my workouts right now have got my legs in such super super shape that even climbing a long, long flight of stairs from “underground level 3” to “ground level” feels like a stroll in the pack – and thats WITH a backpack on.
Quite literally, my friend – and the key to this is the SQUATS that I teach in 0 Excuses Fitness. In fact, they are so important that I’ve dedicated an entire segement of video (and then some) to this one exercise.
I’ve mentioned in the past that I used to climb hills on a regular basis to stay fit – but guess what – though climbing hills is a tremendous conditioner and overall fitness builder/booster, nothing, I repeat, nothing gave me the “legs that don’t quit” – along with stamina to boot – like deep breathing done with these exercises I teach now do.
Believe me now and trust me later, my friend. These exercises WORK – and work better than anything you’ve likely EVER tried in the past.
On a side note, I still remember the gaping onlookers (back in 2008) when I used to “race” up the subway stairs (think stair sprints) on the way to work in the A.M. and then back again from work in the P.M.
Picture THIS …
A guy dressed for office as opposed to dressing up in jeans and sneakers – and with the “formal shoes” to boot – sprinting up flights of stairs like a madman …
… with a laptop on his shoulder to boot!
I still remember those looks, my friend. Oh yes I do!
Crazy you say? May be.
Does it work though? Heck YES!
Is it something YOU can do? I’d say heck YES again!
And the first thing you need to start doing to get yourself up to these “crazy levels” and then some are “Hindu” squats, my friend.
After you get good at these start cracking out the pushups and the very best darn exercise there is.
After a month or so of doing these – write back about the legs that don’t quit.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
P.S. – Oops! Forgot to mention the order link for the 0 Excuses Fitness System – it’s right HERE – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/