Why pulling is so damn important…
- Elementary, my dear Watson

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Some people (admittedly a minority) have this idea they state publicly on occasion as well “pull-ups are not important”.

This includes famous fitness authors, laymen – just about anyone, really – and of course, FAT MEN.

All of whom WANT to do the almighty pull-up at a level that yours truly and many others do.

Many years ago, in one of his “Combat Conditioning” (a famous book) videos Matt Furey went on record stating this – if memory servers me right –

“You hear people talking about pull-ups and stuff, but the pushups are really what build strength, conditioning through the entire body and the legs” (I’m paraphrasing what the dude said, and his “meaning” – extempore – so pardon me if I get certain words wrong).

“You dont see the Hindu wrestlers doing pull-ups”, he went (which was actually wrong – they do plenty of ’em).

Of course, he padded that by saying “I’m not saying they’re not good – they ARE good – and you DO need to figure out a way to include them into your routine”.

Matt was basically saying what I have been for ages, if you aint got the strength (or conditioning more importantly) to do pull-ups, then chances are excellent and second to none you’re fat – and weak in a lot of key areas required for the pull-up – grip being one huge area.

(and the Indian wrestlers part, he simply “meant” that the exercises most commonly associated with them are the dand and baithak, and the clubs etc – and he’s right there. Thats how it is when you speak extempore).

My books Gorilla Grip and Pull-ups from Dud to STUD within a matter of WEEKS! show you how to address a lot of the weak points – but really speaking, and this applies to fat GUYS the most who claim they’re “big but not fat” (I am sorry, but if you’re fat, you’re not BIG – a truly big guy – Vince Gironda, Arnold, the list goes on and on and on – CAN do pull-ups, and do ’em well).

There’s a reason the Marines for one pride themselves on their ability to knock out one pull-up after the other.

I’ve even had an idiot tell me “pullups aren’t required” and if you look at dancers, they do pushups to tax the mid back.

That was that fat boy’s rationale for not being able to do a single pull-up and justifying the whale blubber around his midsection.

Look – the great Brooks Kubik said it in Dinosaur Bodyweight Training too.

“If you’ve got a big gut hanging over, you’re simply not going to look like an athlete. I’m sorry if I’ve offended anyone, but it’s true”.

There’s a reason true fitness studs do pull-ups, and plenty of ’em.

None of that takes away from what is arguably the world’s oldest and most diverse exercise, the almighty PUSHUP – you can, and should do plenty of ’em daily.

But you work at pull-ups too.

Think about it, when you fight, when you wrestle, when you pick up something off the ground, when your hoist your little girl who isn’t so little now, hehe – onto your shoulders, what motion do you use?


You BACK it up.

There’s a reason those expressions are there in English.

Nothing, my friend, nothing at all replaces being able to pull your own bodyweight up for reps – chin comfortably clearing the bar, pause at the top, then at the bottom.

Except maybe doing it with WEIGHT around your midsection.

And doing advanced versions of the pull-ups and other core movements.

They build strength and conditioning in a manner NO other exercise or workout can.

And there’s a reason my book “Pull-ups – from STUD to super STUD within WEEKS!” is not only the most “abandoned” product around here, but it’s also one of the books that sells the MOST.

Think about it, THAT sleek back you see in the gym or wherever slowly going up and down, muscles standing out in stark relief against the skin, the X shape, Greek God like shape, and so forth …

My friend, this is a truly an exercise where WANT and NEED are one and the same thing.

And you, regardless of your fitness levels owe it to yourself to learn from the very best out there at pull-ups, and GET better at it yourself.

My most sincere wish in this regard is for one of you to BETTER me at pull-ups. Hehe. Thats what this is all about.

Pull, my friend.

Be the best version of yourself.

Show up daily.


And thats really all there is to that.


Rahul Mookerjee

PS – If you’re an idiot that reads this email and shrugs off your lack of conditioning and complete inability to do pull-ups by saying “I’m big, but not fat” or “I’ve got a different body type” and so forth, then my only request to YOU is this – please do not buy this book. Troll it, spread the word, do what you like actually – sit on the damn machines at the Jim and pretend you’ve got real man strength while the WOMEN outdo you (indeed, as John Walker, a past customer once spoke about a guy’s girlfriend outdoing him on pull-ups easy peasy, hehe) … but dont get the damn book.

Other hand, if you’re able to take a look at the mirror, and be REAL about where you are at in all aspects (fitness wise, life wise, everything, it all goes together) – then DO pull out the wallet – again – and DO invest in these courses, as they’re the very best thing you can do for yourself today or any day my friend.

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