Why pushups are MORE a test of internal health and strength than pull-ups – and LOWER ab strength, though it’s close.
- It's not a foregone conlusion, my friend. Hehe.

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Years ago, my buddy from the Marines once exclaimed upon hearing of my 100 pull-up workouts and 75 handstand pushups – before the hill climb – “thats tough for anyone!”

He was referring to 100 pull-ups.

“Youre goddamned right”, I still remember him saying when I said 100 pull-ups are not necessarily that tough, but 100 handstand pushups per workout, day in and day out, man thats something.

A few days later or perhaps earlier, then we were talking about how no-one, not even me could beat Trump when it came to being BRUTALLY HONEST.

My buddy looked at me quizzically.

“It’s not a foregone conclusion, Rahul!”


Anyway – PUSHUPS.

And Pull-ups.

The latter being a prime indicator of your physical fitness, strength to bodyweight ratio, conditioning and overall core health in general – and upper body strength.

So is the pushup.

Yes, I tell you in Pullups – from STUD to SUPER STUD within a matter of WEEKS! that pull-ups can give you immense cardio if done right.

And they can, and do.

Yet, with Pushups my friend, the very nature of the exercise – with the chest muscles being close to the heart, that cardio is amped more. Dont get me wrong here. It’s a very close call, but when it comes to LOWER abs? Problem area for most?

Although it might not seem like it, especially if you’re fat and unable to do a single PROPER pull-ups, or too weak to do it – – pushups hit the spot more.

Internally and externally.

Y’all that are constipated or have other digestive issues like bloating etc might naturally notice the lower back “sagging” a bit on high rep pushups.

You’ll also notice how the lower abs get stretched during the famous “floor humper” pushup which Ive popularized based on what Jack La Lanne did – all over again.

And in general, with pull-ups, you need a very strong core yes, but beyond a certain POINT, and only those that DO will get this – if your lower abs already have some degree of strength and internal health, then your lats and grip will take over eventually.

With pushups, that FORM dictates your lower abs never really get a break…

Something else that is great for lower abs is isometric stretches which seemingly dont target the lower abs at all. They target the HAMSTRINGS, my friend.

I wrote about these in the famous book “Advanced, PROFOUND, Isometric and Flexibility training“. These stretches are stretches, positions and movements that those that get it, the DOERS, like Jean Claude Van Damme for one, spend literally HOURS on daily. And so they should!

You might not think that taxes the lower abs.

But trust me, stretching the hamstrings and lower back FORWARD, which most ignore in favor of backwards (dont get me wrong – backwards is very required too) – is how you literally open your life up – the MERIDIANS of your body – deeper than you ever thought before.

The blockage on the highway of your body often without even knowing it happens in hamstrings and LOWER abs. And, your inner thighs to a degree, but first off, the above two.

And stretching this part of your body can do wonders for fat around your lower abs to go away – and overall strength and health as well.

Ok, thats it for now, my friend.

Shoot me an email if you have any questions. I’ll try and answer all I can ,though I might forget some things. Hehe.

Back soon!!


Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Pick up Corrugated Core if you want a core corrugated, lean, mean, 12 pack beyond your WILDEST DREAMS! The cover says it all. Haha.

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