Politically Incorrect Musings
on Health, Fitness and Success
March 8th, 2014
The other day a good friend and long-time practitioner of Combat Conditioning asked my why I’m so big on Chi Kung.
There are many reasons, but perhaps the most sensible and easiest to understand is this: there’s only so much you can do physically before your body breaks down. And when it breaks down – it breaks down HARD.
From the NFL running back to the big league pitcher to the professional boxer, hard-style martial artist, amateur wrestler or weight lifting or dancing enthusiast, there will come a point in time when your body is so racked with pain that only the moronic will continue regardless.
Whether you’re Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali or Dan Gable – whether or not you’re considered a “god” in your sport or martial art – eventually Nature will force you out of the game.
Before that happens – though – you could add years to your game and quite possibly retire from it relatively unscathed – if you knew and practiced Combat Chi Kung.
Fact: at nearly 51 years of age I can still kick butt in many ways. With very little training I threw a fastball close to 70 mph this past fall. I can still get on the mat and crush – and my skills continue to advance without even working on the physical.
That’s right. I’ve improved the physical while working on the energetic. Earlier in my life I stopped all the hard, mostly physical exercise and replaced it with Chi Kung, most of which was taught to me in China.
As a result I have a body that is loose, quick, powerful and flexible. This is not something most 40+ athletes can say. Many are so stiff they get injured while sleeping or while engaged in pick-up games.
There’s something wrong with this picture.
Personally, I believe that hard style exercise is good till around the age of 40. And after that, if you don’t heed this message, you will age faster and become less functional with each passing year.
Because the hard exercise depletes your body of energy. You don’t notice it when you’re younger – but at some point it’s pretty obvious. Unless you choose to block reality.
Losing energy and function is not something that happens with Combat Chi Kung. You continue to gain – even in your 50′s, 60′s and beyond.
That’s why I’m so excited about my Combat Chi Kung Seminar. And it’s why I sincerely hope you can make it.
Always remember that water wears away rock. Water is supposedly gentler – but it carries tremendous force. And when you combine breath (air) with water, you can blow down steel bridges, like we saw with Hurricane Katrina.
March 7th, 2014
A quick heads-up.
I’m holding a Combat Chi Kung™ Seminar later this month and although many people are confirmed via “word-of-mouth” – I still have some seats remaining – so I’m letting you know about it as well.
This event has very limited seating. Only 36 people MAX.
If you want to go way beyond Combat Conditioning and all the other courses I’ve previously taught, if you want to train your “spirit” – not just your body – if you want to develop INTERNAL POWER – then this event is definitely for YOU.
Jump on this NOW, my friend, as the remaining seats won’t last long.
January 30th, 2014
When I was 13 years old I got hit with the hardest punch I’ve ever felt.
But it wasn’t a physical punch. ‘Twas verbal.
“Ya know Furey, you oughta lift weights,” said the college athlete from my home town, whom I admired.
“Why’s that?” I questioned.
“Because you’re just about all fat,” he answered.
That night I went home and began training in earnest. I did just one exercise. It was with a barbell set with hard plastic plates filled with cement.
Three times per week I followed the same routine I started that night – and six weeks later I was built like streaming steel.
When I first met Karl Gotch in 1999, he told me he only recommended two exercises with weights. One of the exercises was the one I began doing in my basement at age 13.
It’s an exercise I taught my son a couple years ago – and it’s one I’ll teach you NOW – with and without weights – with and without a barbell – on the Matt Furey Inner Circle.
I’m having a 20-minute video clip put up NOW that’ll show you how to do it in great detail. I highly recommend you view it right away by becoming a Member.
And once you’re in – you’ll see thousands more in value from books, reports, video and audio.
This exact offer is only going to be valid for the next 24 hours, So jump in now so you’re not left out in the cold.
January 28th, 2014
There’s a myth about Testosterone that doctors are very eager to perpetuate. And that myth goes as follows: Your testosterone naturally decreases as you age and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Some doctors recommend natural supplements to boost low-T levels. Others head straight to the syringe, injecting their patients with steroids.
It would be a RARE incident to find a doctor who says, “Look, there’s a way to raise your testosterone levels naturally, without injections or supplements of any kind.” If you find a doctor who says the above – he probably lives in Asia – and practices a rare form of qi gong (chi kung) – or he’s an internal martial artist.
Don’t think you can raise your testosterone levels naturally? Think again.
And I’m going to reveal how this week in a teleseminar that will given to members of the Matt Furey Inner Circle, aka Furey Faithful.
There’s still time to be privy to this teleseminar – but in order to get in on this secret information – you better act quickly and you better be one of the next 97 people to say “YES” to maximum manhood.
Additionally, in order to add a boiling hot incentive to this offer, you have less than 24 hours to climb aboard – and the clock is ticking for you and everyone else to SEE.
So Jump on this offer NOW – before it’s sold out.
P.S. In addition to the teleseminar, “How to Raise Testosterone Levels Naturally – Without Drugs or Supplements” – you’ll be privy to thousands of doll-hairs worth of books, videos, special reports and MORE on the member’s site. Check in NOW.
January 22nd, 2014
This morning Denise Ford posted the following on my Facebook page:
“Dear Matt and Sean,
A thousands hugs… sharing this Hopi poem – which I know you know, to be so:
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight
On the ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.
My Spirit is still alive…
Thank you, Denise. And now I’d like to share a picture
of my Mom’s favorite hero – (aside from all of her children
and grandchildren – and the Obvious Others).
He has his arm around her in this photo – taken in 2007,
at one of my seminars.
He was my coach at Iowa, Dan Gable.
Thought all of you would like to see this one.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
Pictured in photo: Top row, L to R, Sean Furey, James Furey (Dad), Dan
Gable, Kathleen Furey; Bottom row, L to R, Frank Furey, Matt Furey, Zhannie Furey
January 21st, 2014
At 7 a.m. yesterday, as I sat holding my Mom’s hand, I gazed deeply into her fading eyes as I sent loving energy to her.
Being trained in the internal martial arts, it was only natural for my focus to be inward as well as outward. The “dan tian” area, located a few inches below the navel center was one internal focus point. And as I kept this focus energy streamed through my body, connected to my core and flowed into my mother’s body via our connected palms.
On two separate occasions Mom looked at me and smiled. Despite her agony, she still found a way to express the joy she embodied.
Before my eyes I saw how our roles were now reversed. It wasn’t that long ago that Mom was helping a newborn baby come to life in this world – and stay alive. It was “only a flicker” ago that I was in the hospital bed with her, and it was my lips that were shaking. It was I who couldn’t speak. It was I who needed love more than anything else.
Now I was “Mom” and she was “me.”
And in a strange twist of the cosmos, for the very first time, my arm was an umbilical chord sending love to my mother’s soul. I felt the energy pulsing so strongly from my center and through her arm that I realized: “HA. Birth and death – same-same.”
They may not feel the same – but they really are.
There is no “loss” in my Mom’s exit from this earthly plain. Only gain.
As I told my Dad yesterday, “To go out on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a victory. She’s singing, ‘Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I’m Free at Last.”
I thank all of you for your kind emails, text messages and Facebook comments. They mean a lot to me.
In particular, I cherish the message that read, “I feel honored to have met your Mom.”
Yes, it was an honor to know my Mom. Even more to be raised by her.
January 20th, 2014
I got up yesterday morning at 10 a.m. Slept in a bit after teaching for two straight days.
Looked in the closet and put on a jersey I only wore once. It was when I attended Super Bowl 43.
I wore it all day – and wondered why.
Then late yesterday afternoon I sent out an email entitled “The Battle for Your Life.” Strange subject line. Wondered why I chose that one.
Three minutes after the email went out my father called. Before I answered I heard a voice say, “Your mother died.”
I answered. My dad could barely speak. I kept saying “hello” and then he said, “Mother is in emergency.”
My wife and I, along with my friend, Mark, rushed to my Dad’s home and picked him up.
As soon as my father saw my mother’s condition he called the pastor. I knew the end was near but she survived the night.
At 5:30 am I was awakened by an angel telling me to go NOW to the hospital.
I was greeted by an open-eyed mother, glad to see me. I held her hand until nearly 8 am – then left to pick up my father.
Before leaving I told my Mom I was going to get Dad and bring him to see her.
“Is that okay?” I asked. She shook her head no. Nah, couldn’t be.
On the way to the hospital I told my Dad that Mom was hanging on for him and he needed to give her permission to transition Both of us began to cry. Then we recovered and he nodded and prayed that God could have her now if it was best for her.
When we walked into my Mom’s room we were greeted by the nurse who told us “she just died.”
After our initial reaction, my Dad and I acknowledged that she didn’t want her husband of 63 years to see her last moments. Always the private person. Right to the very end of her physical journey.
This one began on 4/30/1927 – so now you know why I wore number 43 yesterday.
Mom, I’m so thankful that you were my Mother. I love you – and we’ll stay in touch. You’ll be hearing from me – often.
I’ll never forget you and now pass back to you what you would always write and say to me, “I love you – but Jesus loves you more.”
You’re now with Him – then again you always were.
P. S. Last night Frank said, “You always made the best waffles.”
Kathleen Rose McGrath Furey
4/30/1927 – 1/20/2014
January 19th, 2014
Today’s a big football day. A couple different championships are on the line – and no matter who you’re rooting for – another title is at stake. It’s called “The Battle for Your Life.”
Chances are you’re surrounded by bad food forces, lazy people, do nothings and “know-it-alls.”
Truth is that all of the above are conspiring against you, doing everything imaginable to keep you from living a healthy life wherein you have the energy to create what you want in your life.
Well, I’m doing everything I can to give you the opportunity to launch yourself into a whirld of lifelong health and good times. And that’s exactly why I’m literally giving away a treasure-trove of best-selling and/or jealously guarded information on my new member’s site. We’re talking about thousands of doll-hairs worth of product for a ridiculously low fee.
Right now I’m allowing 197 more people to get involved in this program – AS IS. This includes a gratis tele seminar on how to raise your testosterone levels naturally, without P.E.D.s.
Here’s the situation though: You’ve got 24 hours to make up your mind – and
the clock is not only ticking – it’s ticking on the website – for YOU and everyone else to SEE.
Make sure you WIN your battles – each and every one of them. And who but a champion on the world’s stage, can help you do so?
Jump on this offer NOW – before it’s sold out. Don’t let anyone ever beat you down again. Take charge.
January 16th, 2014
You know how it goes when someone starts a phrase with the words, “I don’t mean to be rude” – then proceeds to use the “but” word – which tells you he absolutely does intend to be rude.
But then there’s me. Would I do such a thing?
Nah. Never. But I know a lot of people who do. Just for “yuk-yuks” here are some other ways to contradict your “but:”
“I don’t mean to sound like an a-hole, but
“I don’t mean to tell you what to do, but
“I don’t want to come off like I know it all, but
Okay, aside from the above, what’s the point of “this-here” email.
It is this: Last night I thought I made you an offer that only an idiot would refuse. But I guess I was the idiot, not you. I was dumb beyond belief. Why? Because I didn’t attach the element of TIME to the equation.
Here’s the situation: I’m literally giving away a treasure-trove of best-selling and/or jealously guarded information on my new member’s site. We’re talking about thousands of doll-hairs worth of product for a ridiculously low fee.
Even so, there are some holdouts and it’s all my fault because I forgot to tell you that I’m only taking 197 more people in this program right now – AS IS. This includes a gratis tele seminar on how to raise your testosterone levels naturally, without P.E.D.s.
Someone call A-Rod right now. Ooops. Too late. He done gone and got himself busted. [Note: for those who want to karekt my Engrish, i writ that stuff rawng on porpoise.]
Anyway, not only am I limiting this exact offer to 197 more people – but you’ve got 24 hours to make up your mind – and the clock is not only ticking – it’s ticking on the website – for YOU and everyone else to SEE.
So don’t make me look bad again. Hehe.
Jump on this offer NOW – before it’s sold out – or the cock crows – whichever comes first.
January 13th, 2014
The verdict is in. And Alex Rodriguez is guilty. Very, very guilty.
Yet, I contend, A-Rod is innocent.
Innocent of taking performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)?
He’s “innocent” of knowing how to increase his testosterone and along with it, his performance levels, naturally.
Think about it for a moment. There are martial art masters who can do things that defy all logical and rational systems of belief.
For example, Master Liu, my teacher in China, can break bricks with his fingertips, can send you flying with a light touch and can take hard kicks to the nuts.
He’s in his mid-50′s and shows no signs of slowing down. And he’s never taken a steroid in his life. He wouldn’t even consider doing such a thing because he knows how to increase T-levels through the internal power generated through the practice of internal martial arts.
Most in the west don’t believe you can boost testosterone without drugs, so it’s only logical that players who have goals to hit 800 home runs, choose to take it synthetically. They get stronger faster. They recover sooner from their workouts and games. Their bodies heal quicker. And I’m certain they enjoy a strong manhood in the bedroom.
But, once they start using the drugs, their nuts shrink. And unless they know someone who understand the internal game – they cannot get them back. So the only way to keep their T levels up is to continue taking the PEDs.
What may have started as an experiment becomes a dependency. The athlete can’t function without them.
Despite what the commercials on tee-vee tell you, despite all the anti-aging doctors who are HAPPY to inject you with steroids, and will tell you there aren’t any alternatives, especially if you’re in your “middle-years” – you can still raise your testosterone levels naturally, and enjoy the benefits of doing so for the rest of your life.
The only catch is that you’ll need to continue to practice the exercises and techniques that raise it in the first place. Yet, this is hardly illegal. Nor does it qualify as a P.E.D.
Having higher levels of testosterone can be “normal” for you if you train your body in a certain way. There are many exercises that fitness authors will tell you raise your T levels.
But they are totally unaware of the ones that I’m going to be revealing very soon to members of the Matt Furey Inner Circle – aka, Furey Faithful - in a bonus teleseminar.
In fact, if you didn’t already know about it, I might as well tell you now. As a member of this illustrious group of DOERS, you get immediate digital access to a treasure-trove of books, videos, audios, special reports and more – for a tiny fraction of what all of these programs would run you if you got them separately.
Moreover, as I’m continually adding content, you can expect to see much more added to the site during 2014, and none of the additions will cost you a red cent. Your up front fee, which is ridiculously low, entitles you to ALL of it.
So make sure you enroll in the MFIC today so that you are guaranteed access to the tele seminar I’m going to be conducting on raising your T levels naturally.
You can expect sports performance and more to go up with the information you’ll be learning.
P.S. You’re literally getting thousands of dollars worth of content for a fraction of the original cost by joining the MFIC right NOW. Let’s get it on so that 2014 is the achievement of a huge milestone reached during your lifetime.
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