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My Two Math Teachers
My Two Math teachers
Now, right off the bat you might be wondering what Math has got to do with fitness, correct?
And I wouldn’t blame you. Though Math was one of my favorite subjects and one in which I excelled, I don’t use much Math in my daily life other than adding up reps while working out, and counting moneeeee, hehe.
Actually, speaking of which I don’t use much of what I learned in college or school anyway in my real life. Personally I think most “commercialized” education systems feed you a crock about life in general, not just education.
Anyway, my Math teacher in 12th grade took me aside once and said “Your good at Math. Why don’t you work harder to improve?” (this after I scored a C on the examination. Could have probably got an A+, and he probably saw that).
Fast forward a few years later and my Math prof (CAL 102) takes me aside into his office and asks me why I dont attend a single class of his.
And more to the point, how I consistently aced all the examinations he gave out without attending a single class.
Well, one reason was that I knew a lot of the stuff already, although I had forgotten it to be honest. But, his class was more like a primer for me, and boring as heck. While the rest of the students were flummoxed about how to equations etc, or whatever they have in Calculus (I forgot again), I was banging through the problems and getting straight A’s.
“You need something more challenging”, were his words as he walked straight through the door, waving an “A” exam paper at me.
Fast forward a couple of months, and it was midterms. I failed the midterm he gave me.
Prof called me in again, and – get this – handed the test paper back to me without grading it.
“You can do better”, was all he said.
He then looked at his watch, and said “there are a few hours until this needs to be finally submitted” (was about 1/2 a day IIRC). “Go home, and work on this again”.
All this said mildly, and yet something struck a chord.
I went home – and redid the whole darn thing within the space of a few hours and ended up with a B on the midterm, and an A in the class.
And NO, my prof did NOT tell me to go on and get a degree in Math, although I myself chose to get a minor in Math. ALL he said was “you should try and get a Master’s degree”.
And thats it.
Thanks for the advice, Dr. K. You were more right than you knew, althought NOT because you advised me to get a Masters degree.
Now, and again, what the heck does this have to do with fitness?
But it does, my friend. And NOT just the “challenge” part.
It sure as hell does.
See if you can find the lesson in it.
Deep breathing VS holding the breath
Man oh man, am I ZONKED! WHAT A RUSH!
I just got done with 50 reps of my favorite
exercise, BAR NONE.
BAR NONE, and I’ll repeat that until pigs fly out my
ass or until I’m six feet under, whichever comes
I’m also way rushed for time. I’ve got about 10-15
minutes top to write this, and that includes finding
and installing a plug in to “auto post” to Facebook
when I post something on my new blog.
This “best” exercise isn’t purely a pushup btw. No,
its NOT a “wrestler’s pushup”, or “Hindu” pushup.
And NO, it is NOT a squat.
All of these are great, but they don’t hold a candle
to what I’m mentioning.
It is NOT climbing hills, by the way, although I
highly recommned hill training for superior fitness.
It is NOT, I repeat, NOT yoga, though it involves
stretching. I’ve however been told by a certain
idiot that it “resembles” yoga, but isn’t real yoga.
Well, I never said it was, did I now????
And truth be told, most of the people who espouse
this sort of garbage couldn’t even get into the
initial position required to begin with, much less
pound out the reps.
Yes, I “be speaking in forked tongue”. Lesson to be
learnt? Never use a translator when trying to learn
a foreign language. More on that later though.
Ah yes, deep breathing. VS holding the breath.
Would you believe it if I told you that though deep
breathing is key to improving not just in workouts
but EVERY aspect of your life, one of the best
things you can do for yourself is actually – HOLD
your breath – when – GET this – your OUT OF breath?
Yes, you heard that right. Now I’m not telling you
to hold your breath while exercising, by the way.
NO. Thats NOT what I’m saying, and neither is this
“pure breath control”, although it kind of is in a
I did not even mention this in my latest fitness
manual as most people either won’t believe it,
period, or will not apply the advice given
But, done correctly this one little tip, combined
with the “best” exercise ever will leave you ZONKED
and “buzzed” for the rest of the day, and I am NOT
shitting you there.
I’ve literally been buzzed for MORE than a day from
doing a 100 reps of this exercise, and thats NOT an
exaggeration, my friends.
More on that later as well. 12:49 P.M.
I’m out. Time to deal with the plugin and jump in a
PS: 1:00 PM. Couldn’t quite figure out the auto post. Project for later!
0 Excuses Fitness
Well, I forgot to add that the book is available for purchase on this site as well, but as a PDF for now until I figure out the Kindle options. Click “book”, and you should be taken to a page where you can buy.
The Amazon link is here: – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074M62Z1Z. That’s for the US marketplace if I got it right, and folks in other countries should be able to do a search for “0 Excuses Fitness” and get to the right location.
I’m out for now. Back later with more.
0 Excuses Fitness
We are BACK!
And yes, it’s been a pretty long time. I don’t really want to get into the “whys and wherefores” of that here, but for now – we are BACK – and with a BANG.
We are also revamping under a new brand “0 Excuses Fitness”. The name enough should be self explanatory given that EXCUSES are the # 1 thing people “think of” when asked to do anything remotely resembling “a hard workout”.
The biggest problem with people is that they are lazy, and this applies equally to men and women.
Ah, why pound out those endless sets of pushups when I could be “babe watching” in the gym?
Oh, I know climbing hills is good for weight loss, but, but … I will SWEAT too much! I don’t want to look “ugly” and “sweaty”!
Laugh or simmer away as you choose, but both those above comments are true, and I’ve heard them bazillions of times along with others I’m not going to mention.
Oh, there was one about “stair climbing” being bad for the knees which I quoted in my blog a year or so ago. Amazingly enough that lady was actually in good shape and doing many of the right things, but had been fed a “bill of goods” by the so called experts (some overweight doctor in this case).
Now, I don’t know about it, but I’d take advice from someone whose been there and done it, and looks it (or at least looked it at a certain point in his life).
I wouldn’t take advice on growing hair from a bald dude, and neither would I want to take advice on fixing “creaky” knees from a doctor so overweight that his chest quite literally morphs into his stomach if you get my drift.
And here’s the kicker, folks. I’ve BEEN THERE AS WELL, and the pictures in the new fitness book I’ve just released on Amazon PROVE it.
And no, I’m not coy about where I was and where I am now. The bottom line is that the info I’ve included in the book works, and the pics are PROOF.
The last book didn’t have as many pictures as I liked, but this one DOES.
Last, but NOT least, this book is written in a direct, brutally honest, “straight from the heart”, “pull no punches whatsoever” way.
If that offends some, so be it. I’d rather be upfront and say it like it is than pussyfoot around the bush and get nowhere.
You’d be well advised to do the same, but thats a topic for another time.
And there it is, my friend. You have NO EXCUSES now.
GET TO WORK – and keep me posted!
0excuses fitness – JUST DO IT!
P.S. – I’ll be migrating over from the old blog to the new one as soon as I get some tech glitches figured out. Too much to do, way less time in which to do it all…
Welcome to 0 excuses Fitness! This first post will be a short one since I’ve slept like three hours in the past two days (nights?) and have been busy at “work” pounding out a couple of new books, “0 excuses fitness” being one of them which will be sold through this website as well as on Amazon etc.
Actually, the last week has seen me crank out around SIX books. Such is life when one is in “flow”. Things just start to flow automatically, and one thing happens after the other. And regardless of physical exhaustion, the “words” just keep POURING out like chocolate syrup out of a vending machine, thick, creamy, delicious – but most of all, with SUBSTANCE.
And no frills whatsoever. A quick gander at the “description” page for 0 excuses fitness will likely explain what I mean.
Those who know me personally are well aware of my brutally honest, down to earth and DIRECT communication style. That same style is in evidence on my personal website at www.rahulmookerjee.com, and will be evidenced in my blog writings here as well.
I do eventually plan on moving all the old blog material from rahulmookerjee.com on to THIS site, but for now, head on over to the blog at that location for some GREAT fitness related reads.
Other hand, stay tuned for new posts here as well. I’ll be trying to update as frequently as possible – thats for sure.
And now I’m off for some much needed ZZZ’s. My fingers just don’t have their own life anymore – time to RECHARGE!
Ciao for now!