What Charles Bronson had to say about handstand pushups.
Or something of that nature said Charles Bronson, apparently “THE” or one of the , at any rate deadliest prisoners in the UK.
I’m not going to get into what he was originally put in for, or whether or not he’s a “Reformed character” now. Thats for another day (but quite frankly I could care less either way — this is about FITNESS).
And Bronson’s a PRIME example of a truly fit, strong and rugged individual, or at least so he was when he wrote “Solitary Fitness”.
Now, the book (a friend lent it to me) wasn’t really as advaned as Id have expected.
But from a man that can reportedly “do 1700 odd press ups in an hour”, for one and knock out press -ups with “two men on his back” — amongt other mind boggling feats if the reports are to be believed, well, as I said in an email or so prior to this.
SIMPLE AND BARE BONES IS USUALLY — and often times — the very BEST !
And Bronson had this to say about “hand stand press ups” (one of his favorite exercises apparently, and I d o NOT blame him one damned bit either!)
“I love these! Every time I do ’em, the workout is better!”
The quote isn’t verbatim, but I believe he did say that.
As probably did Herschel Walker every time he undertook a workout (before it).
As probably did Tyson.
Anyone’s that has ever done anything of NOTE in life, or fitness wise, or anything really.
You keep improving, bro.
I dont care if you add half a rep to your “10 rep pull-ups” per set for instance
Or even if you hang on for a little bit longer.
Key is improvement in some way, shape or form.
And if you ain’t improving, you ain’t doing it right bro.
Same thing holds true for cardio — or strength training — or a combo of the two if you’re doing it right (and if you are, combo is what it’s after).
Life goes one way, bro — or two.
Either UP or DOWN. No in between’s — and thats what I gotta tell you for now!
Back soon, I’m sure.
PS- All the DOERS above and indeed DOERS down the ages including yours truly have more than one thing in common in their training, but the OVERRIDING common factor — pushups!
And the most comprehensive manual on pushups is right here — Pushup Central. Check it out now, my friend. Truly the best EVER course on pushups out there — I challenge you to find one better!
PS #2 — And here is a review from a true DOER — a former Samurai — on this course …
The Bodyweight Guru has done it again, 55 ways to bring on the pain, a magnum opus on how to really use what is possibly the world’s oldest and “most diverse” exercise.
If you’re like me, you live for that pain, the feeling of your muscles as they stretch and contract and how your body screams at you to stop but your mind will not allow you to quit, you have that target in your mind and you cannot stop until you hit that target, yes my friends this is training “brutally effective” training.
Buy this book and take up the challenge of Push Up Central.
The Bodyweight Guru is waiting for you, let him show you how with this (innocently sounding) book you can become more than you could ever have imagined, this is hard training at it’s absolute best.
Originally published at https://rahulmookerjee.com.