So, I think I mentioned the movie Rocky – IV and the inspiring training montage included in that movie a few emails ago …
And whether or not you’re a fan of the Rocky series – you have to admit that the training scenes in each and every one of them are pretty awesome – you’d have to be completely devoid of any emotions to say, for example, that Rocky’s famous “run up the stairs” doesn’t inspire even the most ardent of couch potatoes to get off his / her ass and do something fitness wise.
Something – anything!
And whether its Rocky II (Stallone pumping out one arm pull-ups) or Mr. T hitting the bag in Rocky III – or Rocky climbing the snowy peaks of the Russian Tundra in IV, it’s ALL pretty inspiring.
Conditioning is HUGE in the training montages in Rocky IV. We see Stallone running through knee high snow – we see him lifting heavy odd objects – we see him performing advanced gymnastics – and most of all, we see him ascending the steep, steep peaks I just referred to, and at the end of it?
Well, I’m sure anyone that’s seen the movie remembers the nigh CARNAL BELLOW at the end of it all!
DRAGO……..! shouts Rocky, and anyone with a pulse can easily pick up on the emotions therein and we FEEL how the character feels at that point – which i s- on TOP of the world.
As I finished my own conditioning routine today – four quick jaunts up a pretty darn tough hill – I felt much the same.
The sweat was POURING. The heart was ROARING. And the legs felt huge, pumped and WORKED TO THE BONE – and at the end of it, all I could say – and feel – was a version of what Stallone yelled out in the movie, but the FEELING was nigh same, my friend!
And thats exactly how you feel after a great workout involving BOTH strength and conditioning at the same time!
Not just hill climbs – Hindu squats do it too, perhaps even more so, and the first time you hit 100 in a row, you will know what I’m talking about.
When you hit 250 in a row, you’ll FEEL it – and when you hit 500 in a row – watch out – you’ll BE on your way to greatness – and you’ll literally FEEL like that as well!
Believe me now and trust me later, if there is one thing that is so good about the System and the exercises therein its the conditioning plus strength benefits you get – and those cannot be beat by the gym my friend.
Move over treadmills, chest presses, and the utterly useless lat pulldown. NONE of it can hold a candle to a TRUE workout done right – a workout involving both strength and conditioning – and fat frying galore – and I should know my friend – as do all of YOU 0 Excuses faithful!
And this good feeling – this GREAT feeling – and the positive vibes last throughout the day, my friend – and it’ll impact you positively in EVERY area of your life as well.
Man oh man, I am buzzed – and on that note, I’ll end today’s missive. If you haven’t already – make sure to grab the System now – and if you work out today, make it a super one!
P.S. – A reader recently asked me if I’m still putting out the Fast and Furious book – in hardcopy. Well – no, but I’ve still got a few copies lying around – and if you want it – well – shoot me an email, and we’ll see what we can do in that regard. For all the rest of you, here is it in downloadable format – – https://0excusesfitness.com/fast-and-furious-fitness/