“Look at the muscles on that dude!”

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Dear Reader,

Many years ago, I was a nineteen year old “sophomore” in college – and my then girlfriend made this remark while watching a movie.

I believe it was on cable TV – I’m not sure – or perhaps Blockbuster? (remember those days? hehe) …

Anyway, this movie opened with a scene of a guy doing pull-ups.

Not just any guy though – it was a guy that chiseled. Lean, mean, a fighting machine – and you could literally see the muscles in his back ripple, shake , and TAKE ON A LIFE of their OWN as they powered his body up RELENTLESSLY – one perfect pull-up after the other.

I think he did 10 in total before the scene shifted away – – and for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the movie.

In fact, I have not been able to remember the name of the movie for YEARS. Perhaps it was “Red Dragon” (the Sequel to “Hannibal”?).

I’m really not sure – but for whatever reason, that visual STUCK in my mind, my friend.

At the time I wasn’t anything near the sort of shape I’d later get in. I had been swimming regularly for a while, but pull-ups? Forget about it – ’twas all I could do to hang on to the bar and bang out some half ass chin-ups before my arms would start to ache.

Proper form? Double forget about it!

And yet – that visual stuck in my mind – for years and years and years!

Today, when I do pull-ups – it is EXACTLY in that same style that I do ’em, and anyone that’s seen me do ’em will attest to this.

Not for me the quick jerky reps. Or kipping, which is useless and something I detest. Or any other sort of “half baked pull-up.

No, it’s a slow, RHYTHMIC “all the way up and all the way down” motion done with the correct breathing – and I literally have the visual of that guy’s back IMPRINTED in my mind when I do these (ditto for when I was on the path to doing over a 100 pull-ups at one go).

‘Tis the power of the subconscious, my friend.

Though we might not realize it, there are images in our mind that we’ve affixed as we go through life.

If these images are positive, chances are your life has been mostly positive. If the images are predominantly negative, chances are there has been a lot of negativity in your life.

If exercise wise you’ve got a visual of a FIT YOU – or a fit IDEAL to aspire to – and you BELIEVE you can get there – chances are you have – and if you haven’t already, you will!

In the “Magic of Believing”, Claude Bristol speaks about this when he says “every thought materializes after it’s kind”.

See yourself actually doing the thing you visualize, and it will all work out, because every thought sooner or later materializes after its kind.

And I should know, my friend. I should know!

This has proven to be true in life on ALL occasions – throughout my life – and even when I’ve not consciously been aware of the fact that I was actually visualizing and therefore attracting.

Many years ago in 2005, when I  left my beloved mountain park – I turned out and made a silent vow to myself that I’d be back.

No-one knew about this – not even my closest friends (well, perhaps “General” Michael – him of eating Lieutenants for lunch had a clue), but no-one else.

A comment he made stuck in my mind as well “You will find a way back!”

And though I forgot all of this shortly after leaving, my subconscious didn’t.

Our deepest desires are what our subconscious goes to work – nay, TOWN upon and though the park was part of it (there was more that I’m not going to get into here), little did I know that a few years later I was … BACK!

I left – and yet, mysteriously enough something kept drawing me … BACK!

At times, the occurings were nothing short of miraculous. Believe me, when you have zero cash one day – and then enough to take you back to China and REBUILD – and set NEW PLANS into motion the next – a “miracle” is the only way I can think of to describe it!

It isn’t for nothing that I named Zero to HERO what I did …

And fitness wise, the same thing holds true for you, my friend.

If you want “muscles like that dude” – well – hold that thought in your mind long enough, and with enough intensity, and you’ll get it.

If you want to become a STUD at pull-ups, follow the existing studs and do what THEY did on their path to get there – and you’ll get there as well.

There’s no hidden secret in any of this. It’s as simple as holding a thought in your mind – and then taking ACTION – the right action – but remember this – it all starts with a THOUGHT!

Thoughts truly are things, my friend – and I’ll leave you be on that note for now!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – More than pull-ups, what most folks really want is a CORE that looks and feels as if it’s made out of steel. And if you’re not sure how to get there, well, read what I’ve written above. The same thing holds true, and in terms of the implementation we’ve got you covered right here – – http://0excusesfitness.com/corrugated-core/


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