A couple of flashbacks…
One, an ex (who once famously told me “honey, why do slimmest guys have the biggest *****?” – when I was phat – and then bitched up a storm when I claimed I was phat (I wasn’t really that fat then, hehe – anyway ) who kept telling me this.
“I keep having to ping the girls off like this”.
And she made a sound like mosquitos buzzing, and the “mosquito killing racket” or whatever they call it in China “buzzing them” off – or “zzing” them if you get my drift.
She was pure blue American, hehe – Southern girl. But what she said rang true years later in China as i heard the saying so many times…
Pang ren qiu dian i.e. Fat man have small penis.
Think about it.
The other thing , in 2017, I remember cussing up a storm when I was waiting for an appointment outdoors in typical hot muggy Guangdong weather … and the damn MOSQUITOES were eating me up!
I remember complaining about it to Marc the African Silverback Gorilla.
“They leave me alone, much like a lot of Chinese girls do”, he laughed.
For me it’s been the opposite in BOTH regards.
Same thing apparently at least mosquito wise for my buddy from the Marines, when we were sitting around drinking beer one night we had the “coil” burning full go , non stop, the smoke was THICK – but at least, as he later told me “well if I hadn’t done it, the mosquitoes would have eaten us up and that would have been unacceptable”.
True that, my friend(s).
Workout wise, my GOD – Magnum, if I might say so.
In China most of the year where I was it was hot and muggy – and though I sprayed and slathered on a ton of nasty mosquito repellant before going out – it didnt make much of a difference.
Well, maybe a little.
but I remember all those long pull-up and dip workouts – my legs were literally red and bleeding with all the scratching going on.
My apartment complex was better – they sprayed regularly, and so as soon as I got home – safe haven – back to 24/7 AC, and a long shower, cold beer etc “a man’s home is his castle” (indeed) … and I’d be fine.
But mosquitoes, gawd.
I just posted a picture of my mosquito bitten legs and feet on some social media I think – they seem to follow me around.
And it’s annoying as heck, aggravating as heck too …
Yet, even mosquitoes – there is something we can learn from them.
Not mosquito fitness, hehe.
And not irritating people like the Bozo does.
It’s persistence, those little suckers sneak up on you before you know it and are damn persistent arent they? Kinda like mice gnawing through pipes and stuff, they just KEEP AT IT – forever!
Kinda like a certain world event going on right now which I won’t even mention.
Point of me saying this isn’t that if you do 0 Excuses Fitness, you’ll never deal with skeeter attacks again.
In fact, the increased blood flow everywhere combined with the fact that some people are apparently genetically more “prone to being bitten by mosquitoes and such” (I dont know how true this is, but apparently people say this) … may actually excaberate the problem.
0 Excuses Fitness solves a lot, but unless it’s human skeeters like the Bozo is, we can’t solve that one for you.
But there’s a lot we can learn from animals my friend – and certain birds like the pelican as well, even with their pelican legs.
And Animal workouts combined with 0 Excuses Fitness will kick your ass into the best shape of your life.
I should know – I was FRIED the whole of yesterday and all I did was isometrics, day before that was utterly brutal with lots of animal kingdom workouts, pull-ups, bridges, best darn exercise, and so forth …
Try it out for yourself.
You’ll see what I mean!
Ps – Here is a review for Animal Kingdom Workouts –
This is one of your best books to date, clearly you understand what it takes to create the perfect beast.
Mastery of one’s own bodyweight is so much more important than some random goal of adding 10kg to your bench press.
Moving your bodyweight with strength, grace and power is how the human animal was built to move.
People, do yourself a favour and buy this book and learn the lessons in it so you too can join the ranks of the superhumans. Yet another masterpiece Rahul.
Glyn Schofield, you’re a clown and quite clearly you’ve never worked out in you pathetic little life, because if you had you’d know what’s important in a “training book” which is the training information it supplies not whether it has typographical errors, “I mean come on man training books are about training not writing style”.
Amen my friend. amen!