As I progressed through my heavy bag routine this evening, I felt a sense of exhilaration – – mixed in with CALM – dawning upon me.
It was a great, great workout, and the BIGGEST takeaway from my workout was not the actual workout itself – or the sweat fest (I was dripping sweat galore even AFTER the routine) – or even the upper body benefits.
The biggest benefit by far was the sense of “peace” and “all is well with the world” that descended upon me after this workout, and though this often happens to me after my 0 Excuses Fitness workouts as well, today was even better – and just that little bit different.
You may find it strange that a workout as intense and “aggressive” as a boxing workout would leave me “at peace” once done, and yet that is precisely what happened not just after the workout – but towards the end of it as well.
As I hit the bag over and over and over again, it was like an ocean wave splashing up across the shore.
Back and forth, back and forth, each wave contained full of graceful, coiled energy – not unlike a coiled spring – or depressed accordion – or what have you.
I could almost hear the waves crash against “my” shore as I continued with my routine, and curiously enough, although I was focusing upon FORM for most of my routine – – I was hitting the darn bag harder than ever before, and in a fluid, relaxed, calm sort of motion.
It didn’t even feel like I was punching half of the time. The arm just “sprang out” and “sprang back”, which is good technique – but most of all, it just felt like a “natural extension” if that makes any sense.
Now don’t get me wrong. The workout DID contain several bits where I went all out, and power was the focus – – but this was only PART of the workout.
Not the entire deal by far, and while these intense boxing workouts are admittedly not for the beginners, or even intermediate or advanced level folks if you’re not used to it – the fact is that one of the best “in the flow” or “zero resistance” workouts you can do doesn’t even require a heavy bag.
I’ve often mentioned the analogy I mentioned above (ocean waves) with regard to Hindu pushups, a great, great exercise unto itself in my writings, blog posts as well as the videos in the System.
The picture on the sales page shows me doing a Hindu pushup, and it is with good reason that I chose THAT particular image to place on the page.
The exercise itself resembles an ocean wave cresting and receding, back and forth, back and forth … and while there are other visualizations you can use for this type of workout, I find the ocean one to work the best for me.
Folks have often asked me why I have that silly “Cheshire cat grin” on my face after doing the reverse pushups – and the best darn exercise ever (specifically the latter).
And the reason is mentioned right here in this email. The feeling you get from doing just that last exercise I mentioned properly is INDESCRIBABLE (especially when you combine it with proper breathing).
Blows runner’s high, or the “gym pump”, or any other such feeling right OUT of the water, my friend. You’ll feel – and look – and act high – NATURALLY high as opposed to a 4:20 A.M. high feeling if you get my drift, hehe.
Now, as for a workout that makes you feel on top of the world like I just mentioned?
Well, try a workout consisting of NOTHING other than Hindu pushups and reverse pushups – and the best darn exercise ever – all done in proper form.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll probably plonk out after 5 or 10 reps combined. Even intermediate / advanced folks who haven’t done these exercises before will be hard pressed to get to 25 reps – if even that.
Believe me now, and trust me later, it’s NOT an easy thing to pump out reps of the best darn exercise ever like I do in the Videos – – and yet, once you master this skill, you’ll be all the better off for it – and will FEEL like a billion bucks as well.
If you’re interested in feeling this way, then my course on the “best darn exercise” ever is the best thing that happened to you since sliced bread. Grab it right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/products/pushups-reverse-pushups-the-best-darn-exercise/, and get cracking ASAP.
Try an “in the flow, zero resistance” workout today, my friend – and experience the feeling for yourself!
P.S. – I was feeling kinda down before my workout today and was certainly encountering “resistance” in various shapes and forms before commencing the actual workout. Good thing I noticed these signs – and then did some visualization to BANISH said resistance – and – well, the rest is history! BTW, one of the most powerful visualizations you can do in terms of fitness and life as well is mentioned in the 10 Commandments of Physical Success in the System – something you absolutely must learn how to do – and you can learn by grabbing the System right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
P.S #2 – Quote of the evening – – “Let things happen. Transmit your desire to the Universe – – and let things FLOW thereafter”.
P.P.S – Quote #2 — “I am not blessed because everything went right. I’m blessed because cause I got FIGHT!”.