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Double or Nothing

September 17th, 2014

The more I speak to new members of the Furey Faithful, the more I realize the amount to “come aboard” is waaaay to low.

So I’ve decided to double the price.

Right now, there’s still time to enroll at the “beyond belief” fee being charged.

But very soon, it’s going to at least double – if not triple.

Tons of NEW, never-before-scene content going up this week – as well as “all year long.”

Jump on this NOW, my friend. You’ll be glad you did.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. It’s well worth your while to take a look at the avalanche of priceless information coming your way over the next 12 months. Go see what I’m talking about.

Your Check-up from the Neck Up

September 16th, 2014

Over a span of many years, I worked with a number of athletes who came to me with pain and stiffness all over their bodies.

After watching them move for a very brief period, it didn’t take a stroke of genius to see what some of the major contributing factors were.

One of the biggest was their inflexiblity in the spine. Whether we’re talking about the cervical, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae, these athletes never really
trained them.

What’s more – most of them have zero clues as to why it was important – and how it could help their performance.

But as soon as the understood the value – their performance improved. So can yours – even if you don’t consider yourself and athlete.

Why?

Well, let’s see. The spine is the center of your body. All movements in sports or martial arts that are rotational or directional, cannot be done without the spine. Whether you’re pushing, pulling, twisting, rolling, jumping or spinning, try doing it with a kink in your neck or back.

One seemingly tiny knot in the side of your neck makes a big difference when it comes to mobility. Everything about your game is thrown off.

Same goes for lower back pain – or pain anywhere else along the spine.

So think of this: How much sense does it make to NOT be regularly training the spine?

None.

Even so, most people just don’t get it because they’ve never FELT or experienced the benefits of having a neck and back that are looser, more flexible and consequently, more powerful.

As for those who aren’t competitive athletes, many think of their neck and back as something the doctor can help them with… when something goes wrong. And it does for about 80% of Americans. Not good odds.

Yet, experience shows me that the more time I spend exercising my neck with gentle, free-flowing Chi movements, the more I enjoy every part of my day.

Here are some of the many benefits – just to training the neck (I’ll cover the rest of the spine later on):

1. Increased range of motion in the neck, traps, shoulders and hips. Yep, the neck bones are connected to much more than “the neck.” Much of the tension and pain you have in your shoulders and traps directly ties into your neck. The more you train your neck, the more everything else in your body gets looser along with it.

2. Increased mental clarity and alertness. Who’d a thunk that exercising your neck would benefit your brain? The idea is preposterous. NOT.

3. Improved glandular function. You have three of your seven endocrine glands from the neck up: Thyroid, pineal and pituitary. None of those glands are important, right? Wrong. And moving your neck with a systematic exercise program may just “wake you” and your body up at a whole new
level.

4. Greater creativity. Nah, couldn’t be? Well, my experience is as follows: Increased blood flow to the brain equals a sharper, more creative mind.

There are many more benefits I can give – but I think you get the idea.

If you want to get the maximum out of life, you need to regularly train your neck. You need to continually give yourself a “check up from the neck up.”

I start my day with a series of standing neck exercises. And I’d love to teach them to you so that your days FLOW, too.

They make a HUGE difference in how you feel as well as how you perform.

These exercises will be going up later this week on the Furey Faithful member’s site.

All my students are going to go “ape” over these exercises. I’d love for you to be one of those who benefits as well.

Over the next 12 months, there’s going to be a ton more added to the member’s site – and there’s already thousands in value on the site already.

And each and every month, the content that goes up will easily equal (if not exceed) the annual fee. This means you’ll literally be getting at least the value of the membership.

Make sure you “take advantage” of this offer NOW, my friend.

Your neck – and the rest of your body/mind will thank you for doing
so.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. Make sure you read the offer on the site because there’s a seminar you can attend for no charge that’s currently available to those who “seize the day.” Be one of them.

Move Slower – Get Better Faster

September 15th, 2014

“If you want to get faster, you need to move faster.”

The statement above represents a common belief you see being advocated today in most fitness and athletic circles.

I think it’s B.S.

Moving faster is ONE way to get faster – and it’s a valid method.

But it’s NOT the ONLY WAY to get faster.

It’s not far removed from the belief that the ONLY way to get stronger is by lifting weights.

Last July, after a baseball game ended, I heard a coach telling the players that they had six weeks off before fall ball began.

“You guys need to live in the weight room,” he advised.

The coach adamantly believes that the key to being a better hitter and pitcher is weight training. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Yet, because that’s the only whirld this coach understands – based upon his knowledge base, he’s “right.”

As a practitioner of internal martial arts, I’ve worked with men and women who look like an “average” Joe and Jane – yet they have incredible strength and power.

Their balance keeps their bodies aligned. They’re never out of position so the strength and power flows through their structure with ease.

At the same time, these men and women have allowed their breathing, their focus and their ability to relax be the keys to
greater strength. Nothing is forced.

I remember one day when I was training in China with my teacher, Master Liu. One of his students was a thin, wiry looking woman of about 45 years. He first had me watch her train. My oh my, was she ever graceful.

Liu remarked how she had a lot of power, but from the outside, she looked soft and flowery. When she finished her routine he had me stand before her. He positioned her “soft” palm on my upper chest.

He asked me what it felt like.

“A heavy stone,” I replied. “Very heavy.”

This was a huge awakening for me.

You can look soft but be very strong. At the same time, you can look strong and be weak.

Oddly enough, many people you see with the big strong “look” – aren’t really strong. They just look like they are.

Over the past several years, behind the scenes, I’ve trained in a completely different manner than when I first came out with Combat Conditioning.

The goal is no longer doing 500 Hindu squats in under 15 minutes – or cranking out a ton of pushups – or holding a bridge for several minutes.

There’s nothing wrong with having the above as goals – and I’m all for it if you do.

But for me the goal is not what I can do on the outside. It’s what I can do INSIDE.

Can I adjust my spine, shoulders, elbows, ankles, knees, wrists and ribs – by myself as I train?

Can I feel my tendons, ligaments, muscles and spine as I train?

Can I adjust my breathing as I train to make myself calmer, more powerful and more connected?

Can I do what I used to do (let’s call that Combat Conditioning 101) with 90% less effort?

Can I get stronger and healthier and more flexible – and appear to be growing younger – by training my tendons and “energy” body more than my “physical” body?

The answers to all the above are … YES.

So now it’s time to bring people a WAY of training that goes beyond my earliest courses. As good as they were and ARE – what I have to offer NOW is way, way better.

I think of my training as a WAY of Strength through Relaxation. If I am relaxed, then the strength, flexibility and so on take care of themselves.

At any given point, I can still demonstrate the exercises that gave me a measure of fame and fortune – and I do from time to time for those who must “see to believe.”

For example, members of the Furey Faithful wanted to know if I could still bridge and touch my nose.

So I created a video of me quickly getting into a “lips-to-the-mat” bridge and put it up on the Member’s site.

Okay, great. But what I have to teach my students NOW, is in my
opinion, far more important.

Later this week, my students will see and learn from several videos that demonstrate how to get a flexible, pain-free and strong neck – by doing a series of flowing Taoist longevity exercises I learned in China.

All of these exercises are done standing on your feet. All of them are done slowly. Nothing is done fast. Yet, improvements come fast.

How can that be?

Well, when you’re most relaxed, you’re most powerful, in anything that you do.

Show me a powerful golf swing, and it has to be a relaxed, effortless swing.

Same goes with the way I train today.

I’m looking forward to passing this knowledge on to my students. And it would be really, really cool, if you’re one of them.

We had so many new members enroll last week that we had to get a new server for all the videos. Their exuberance literally shut down the system for a few hours.

Now that we have that fixed, I’m getting blasted with questions. Really good questions, I might add.

Anyway, due to the number of questions flying my way, I’m going to limit the number of new students I can take each month. Right now, I think we can handle another 200 – but then we’ll need to take a breather for a brief integration period.

So here’s the situation: If you want to get started now with my new program, then jump on this offer right away. Remember, beginning is half-done. Getting started is more than half the battle. So if you feel the urge to get going on this NOW – then go with that urge.

Don’t delay – do it To-Day.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. The benefits of enrolling in the Furey Faithful (aka the Matt Furey Inner Circle) are enormous. We’re talking about 12 solid months of digitally delivered videos and more – that you aren’t going to get anywhere else. Additionally, those who get in under the deadline will be able to attend my next Longevity Seminar for no charge. That alone is worth 10X the fee to be a member. Enroll today.

Why We Get Old Too Young

September 12th, 2014

There are many factors that contribute to people getting older far too young.

One of the most obvious factors is the lack of movement. If you sit or lie around all day, every day, your body is going to get old really fast. As the saying goes, “Rest is rust.”

But the polar opposite is also true.

Most people who exercise do so in a way that accelerates the aging process. Look at marathon runners and you’ll see what I mean. And if that’s not convincing, take a gander at former athletes. Many of them are “shot” in their 30’s and 40’s.

Most peoples’ bodies are full of tension to begin with – and they add to it by training in a way that creates even more.

On top of this, most people who exercise don’t know much about “recovery” after training. About all they can tell you is, “Get some sleep and eat plenty of good food.”

That’s not how you recover, my friend. There are many ways to recover fast that have nothing to do with food or sleep.

Almost everyday I work with someone who is either under-exercised or who trains with no way to release the tension that is causing him or her to age so fast.

Adding years to your age doesn’t mean you need to get older.

You can get younger as you get older – giving yourself the ability to do the things you did as a youth – only better. 

In my yearly voyages to China, I’ve met seemingly countless numbers of men and women who are defying the aging process.

And now, I’m teaching what I’ve learned to a select number of men and women who realize there’s more to aging than knowing what year it is and comparing it to the date you were born.

Chronilogically speaking, I’m in my 50’s – but those who’ve been around me are continually amazed at how I look as well as what I can do.

It’s my mission to help people defy the aging process. Why not be one of them?

Become a member of the Matt Furey Inner Circle today – and let me coach you out of the downhill slide.

Grow Younger today – astound your friends tomorrow.

Yours,

Matt Furey

P.S. Those who enroll in this program over the weekend are guaranteed a ton of bonuses, including a LIVE LONGEVITY SEMINAR. Make sure you’re in the loop.

 

 

Top 3 Reasons You Get Nothing Accomplished

September 12th, 2014

Sometimes the best way to teach someone what to do is by revealing the polar opposite. In this case, instead of learning how to get things done – let’s look at how to get nothing accomplished.

Yes, let’s look at three seemingly valid reasons you don’t achieve your goals – and none of them, conveniently, are your fault. None of them have anything to do with YOU.

The way I see it, there’s nothing you cannot accomplish provided you do ONE THING.

“What’s that?” you ask.

“Identify and systematically eliminate all distractions.”

That’s right. Once you’ve freed yourself of all distractions, what else is there for you to do? You’re down to one thing staring at you, nudging you to “get ‘er done.”

Okay, so what would I classify as a distraction?

Well, do you want me to be brutally honest or soft-pedal the answer to be politically correct?

Brutally honest, you say. Alrighty then, here goes the list of distractions/reasons you can’t get anything major (or minor) accomplished:

1. Family – uh oh, that wasn’t very nice, was it? But it’s the truth. You’d have all your goals accomplished 100x over if it wasn’t for your parents, spouse, teenagers, middle schoolers, toddlers and babies.

So blame your family. They got in your way. They’re the biggest reason you’re getting nothing done.

2. Social Media – well, that was nicer than blaming your family – but come on, you love chit-chatting and posting your opinions, pictures, videos and so on – and people like it. Don’t they? Okay great. How much of what you contribute is helping you get what you want out of life?

3. Television and talk radio – just think how much you’d get done each day if you didn’t have to watch your favorite program or listen to two or three hours of radio?

Okay, so now you know the top 3 reasons – but there are millions more. These are what I’ve observed to be foremost in helping you accomplish the least.

So what to do about these distractions? How do remove ‘family’ as a distraction? And social media? And television/radio?

It’s really quite simple.

In fact, the “way out” of the mess is so easy most people won’t pay it any head. Only those who want wisdom and the rewards that go with it.

So you need to make a decision to either “get smart” – or live your life on everyone else’s terms.

And the answer isn’t to get rid of your family, to stop using social media and throw out your tee-vee.

Ahhh, you can breathe. Feels good, eh?

Alright, so what’s the answer then?

The answer is contained in the following Fureyism: 

“Anything you’re not getting done, anything you think is too difficult, can be accomplished with far greater ease if you’ll do two things: One, go to bed. Two, get up at least an hour before anyone else in your home.”

Additional details: When you get up, you exercise for 15-30 minutes to get your engine humming, then you sit down and work on your goal in total silence.

This means: No tee-vee. No Internet. No Facebook. No Twitter. No checking emails. No text messaging. No radio. And no music.

Silence.

My friend, let me tell it to you straight. If going to bed earlier and getting up before everyone else doesn’t work for you – then there’s a very good chance that nothing will.

Now, a confession.

For much of my adult life, I refused to follow the advice spelled out above. I went to bed late and I was definitely NOT “early to rise.”

Then one day I came to a startling realization. For the first time in my life, I had goals that weren’t getting accomplished.

I got up when my wife and children got up. Then I had other “obligations.” And then some more. And on and on.

By the end of the day, I’d helped everyone else except myself.

So I got to thinking about all the “monks” and “nuns” of all religious faiths and spiritual traditions, wherever they may be, all over the whirld (God loves the way I spell that word), and how they got up EARLY in the morning.

3 AM.
4 AM.
5 AM.

Some even earlier.

And what did they do at that hour?

They took care of their mind/body/spirit in some way.

The Tendai marathon monk, Sakai Yusai, who ran 1,000 marathons in 7 years – was declared a Living Buddha – but asked to be challenged again – the second time running 1,000 marathons in 6 years – got up before 3 AM – showered in a freezing cold waterfall (much harder than the ice bucket challenge), donned his robe and began to run the mountains of Mt. Hiei, in Kyoto, Japan.

How many marathons would he have run if he started at noon? Or 3 PM?

So after pondering this, I started going to bed much, much earlier. Not midnight or 1 or 2 AM.

And I got up at least a couple hours before anyone else in the house.

Guess what happened?

Got my workout and my reading and my meditation/visualization done before anyone else opened their eyes.

The rest of the day was a bonus for doing something rewarding early on.

I took care of number one – and when that was complete – I had time to take care of the other “number one’s” in my life.

This means your family is NOT a distraction – unless you run your life on their schedule.

It means social media is not a distraction – provided you use it to achieve your goals instead of using it to hide from them.

And tee-vee and talk radio – well, so long as you take them in spurts – and you’ve got what’s important to you done “for the day” – then no problem.

So I guess Kipling was right when he said, “There are six million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.”

Go to bed earlier. Get up before anyone else in your house. Start your day with exercise – the very best are what I teach to members of the Matt Furey
Inner Circle
.

Why? Because you don’t need to go anywhere. You start where you are – at home – with just YOU and your own Bodyweight.

Put some petro in your tank first with exercise – then you’ll have plenty of fuel for the rest of the day. You’ll be happier and more productive – as well as an inspiration to others who’d like a bit of your wisdom.

So you have a choice – Wisdom or Whizdum.

What’s it gonna be?

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. Just heard from a lady who learned my Neck Chi Kung exercises a few days ago. She’s down 7 pounds already with no change in diet. How can that be? Well, I told you a few days ago that your thryroid gland is in your neck. So perhaps that has something to do with it. Ya think? The full set of these neck exercises will be going up on the Matt Furey Inner Circle very soon.

Humor: Mispelingz that Make Cents

September 11th, 2014

Received many tremendous emails over the last few days – most of which complimented me on the direction I’m taking with exercise, health and fitness. Had a few that were less than flattering. Goes with duh territory.

For example, yesterday a man wrote to ‘splain a thing er two about writing copy. Here’s his note:

Hello Matt,I like your Inner Circle ad — and you have many great points — but whoever wrote it for you needs a spell checker.  Better yet — get a human to proof-read your ads.  You will get a lot more respect for your product.  For example, the word “world” is misspelled as “whirld” several times — and what is “abs of reel”?  For your new play on words – don’t you mean “abs of real” — like the “real” thing.Anyhow — just trying to make a great ad better.Rich

My reply: All misspellings or deliberate!!! Tru dhat!
Sent from Eye-fone

Ya know, I got to thinking about Rich’s email. As enticing as being “professional” in my spelling iz – I opt out of his para-dime.

Here’s why: It takes a bit of genius to deliberately misspell a word. Most people misspell words because they can’t spell. But a trade mark of higher thinking means you forego the neurosis of pleezing English teachers and get on with the bizness of doing what flows.

Now, as much as I like Rich, he oughta examine a couple companies that are doing berry, berry well.

Like Chick-fil-a.

Shouldn’t the name of this franchise be spelled correctly? Not
to mention all their billboards.

Damn – the copywriter oughta be fired. Everyone knows it should read “Chick Filet.”

And then there’s Wendy’s. The joint should be called “Windy’s” because the food blows. Hehe.

Then there’s Publix Super Markets. Another misspelled company.

And Dick’s Sporting Goods. To be politically correct – I’d spell it Dix – otherwise some people might get the wrong idea.

Whole Foods would be much more interesting if it were “Hole Foods.”

CarMax should really be KarlMarx.

Quicken Loans should be Quicker Loans.

And so on.

Let’s face facts: English is a brutally stupid language. It’s so bad it causes most people who could be writers to give up because a teacher pick-nitted her to death instead of inspiring her to be more CR8IV.

I also find it funny that Rich ass-umes someone else wrote my horrible copy. Nope. All the type-o’s – are mine. I claim them. I love them.

Okay, well, what about the term “Abs of Reel?”

Didn’t I really mean abs of “real” – as my friend proposed?

The answer: NO.

I meant “reel” – as in “reeling” – a term widely used by practitioners of Chinese internal martial arts.

Again, you gotta be broad-minded here. I know it’s not easy to ponder outside the potty, but it’ll do you and others a lot of good when the bowel retentiveness flows into the “John” instead of staying lodged within.

Now, to balance things out a bit – here’s another email I got yesterday:

Dear Matt,
One morning I was sitting at my kitchen table reading your latest email post where you referenced “The Tao of Email Marketing.” This piqued my interest because at the time I was at the beginning stages of starting an online self defense course with one of my former students. One of my problems was writing copy. I always felt like I was spinning my wheels – when I sat down to write, nothing would come out.After reading the sales letter I decided to order “The Tao of Email Marketing.” As soon as it arrived I put the CD into the player. When listening to CD #2, the light went off in my head when you revealed one of your secrets. Now I feel like I’m on a roll – the words just keep pouring out of me.  I can’t write fast enough to keep up.

What a great feeling.

Writing really is EASY when you know how. Over the years, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on other products I found online and most of them fell short on their promises. Even after reading your emails and sales letters I was skeptical. I wasn’t convinced you could help me. I’m not sure why I changed my mind and it doesn’t matter because taking action turned out to be the right thing.

Whoever said, “The teacher appears when the student is ready” was right.

I also purchased “Theater of The Mind” and I couldn’t be happier. Many thanks and keep up the good work.

Best regards,
Ed Bishop

P.S. – By the way, this letter took 12 minutes to write, just like you promised in your email copywriting course.

MJF: That’s awesome, Ed. Continued flow and success to you. But I am a bit disappointed that you had ZERO tie-poz in your email. Dang-nabit.Well, my friend, it’s all good. Cheers to Rich and Ed. You gave me something fun to do for “this-here” email.

P.S. – By the way, this letter took 12 minutes to write, just like you promised in your email copywriting course.
MJF: That’s awesome, Ed. Continued flow and success to you. But I am a bit disappointed that you had ZERO tie-poz in your email. Dang-nabit.Well, my friend, it’s all good. Cheers to Rich and Ed. You gave me something fun to do for “this-here” email.Yours,Matt “Coach” FureyP.S. BTW, Ed, you spelled Theatre wrong. And Rich, proofread doesn’t need a hyphen. C – I can be a Dix, too.

Exercises that Age Your Body Faster

September 10th, 2014

25 years ago, I read a non-western point of view about exercise that I’d never heard before.

The point of view seemed completely and totally untrue, implausible and biased.

To summarize, exercises like running and weight training – as well as all sports, cause you to age faster.

Can’t be true, I thought. There’s just no way that making your body physically fit can cause you to age faster. After all, what happens to a body that never gets any exercise?

It atrophies and ages faster than can be imagined.

If you’ve ever been in a cast for a few weeks, you know what your arm or leg looks like when it’s freed.

Not good.

Over the years I’ve pondered this notion of aging again and again. And I’ve come to a number of conclusions.

To me, it’s not so much that most exercises or sports age you faster. It’s the simple fact that most people are continually adding tension to their mind-body on a daily basis. And this tension causes blockages in the flow of energy in your body. These blockages then lead to pain, injury or disease.

Now, what do most forms of exercise ask you to do?

Answer: Add tension.

From my own experience and the experience of those whom I’ve trained in recent years, they will gladly tell you that this build-up of tension gradually causes your body to wear out faster.

Believe me now and listen to me later, you can find plenty of martial arts masters who need new hips by the age of 40. The same goes for elite wrestlers.

That’s a little young, don’t you think?

If you’ve been around former football players – many of them are physical wreaks. One of my good friends was hobbling around on bad hips in his mid-20’s. Plenty of other former football players aren’t doing so well mentally, either. All the helmet-to-helmet crashes don’t do much for your memory, that’s for sure.

As for those who lift weights, they’ve often touted the idea that bigger and stronger muscles mean reduced chance of injury.

Not so fast, Sonny. Ever take a look at the injury reports in the NFL, MLB, NBA and so on? At the professional level, you’re supposed to be the biggest, strongest, fastest – most ELITE of them all – and yet, breakdowns are happening all over the field – in practice as well as games.

Think about this for a second. When you train with weights you intentionally shorten your muscles (the tendons shorten, too)  – and whether you realize it or not – the “pump” you seek is tension that makes you less mobile. It also ages you faster.

So how on earth can this tension, as well as this shortening lead to an injury-proof body or a body that is less likely to get injured?

It cannot.

Now, unlike years ago, I will no longer say that you should never lift weights. I think weights have a time and place. I also believe there is a way to train with them that can be helpful, provided you know how to release the tension and lengthen the shortened muscles/tendons through other means.

But you’re not seeing that in the strength whirld.

On the other hand, the exercises I teach, increase your strength without increasing tension. They lengthen your muscles and tendons – giving you MORE flexibility and greater access to your athleticism.

Do they guarantee a life that is longer than someone who trains another way?

Guarantee?

I don’t think so. You cannot guarantee the length of someone’s life.

But what you can come much closer to is the ideal of defying the aging process.

“Defying the aging process.”

Yes, that’s what I’m all about.

And that’s what I’m prepared to teach you over the next 12 months (and beyond), with your membership in the Matt Furey Inner Circle.

Right now, you can become a member for a ridiculously low amount. Each of the 17 “downloads” I have planned for you over the next year are easily worth the fee to be a member. This means I will easily exceed the value of the program by more than 12X.

And, because there are already a TON of books, special reports, videos and audio on the site that you can begin downloading immediately – you’re already getting a massive value.

The fee to become a member also includes a free pass to one of my forthcoming longevity seminars. But that offer is not available forever. Make sure you enroll now to ensure you get this bonus as well.

Jump on board NOW, my friend. And start working toward the ideal of a timesless and ageless body.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. Looking forward to helping you become “The Fittest You’ve Ever Been, NOW.”

Are You Neglecting this Body Part?

September 9th, 2014

This morning I was up before the sun rose, out in nature, taking in fresh air and quietude.

Once I felt grounded and focused, I began to work on my neck – doing a series of 9 exercises that get your brain, body and nervous system functioning at a high level.

By the way, if you’re into “mind power” as well as improved functioning of your brain – I highly recommend you begin training your neck on a daily basis.

Previously, the only way I taught my students to train their necks was the bridging exercises in Combat Conditioning. And it’s still a valid way to train your neck. I still bridge and teach it to my clients.

At the same time, I now START my day with neck exercises that I learned in China several years ago.

When I first learned them I compared them to bridging and discounted them.

That was a big mistake because this series of neck exercises is not just about building a bigger, stronger neck.

These neck exercises are part of a longevity training program.

Longevity?

Yes, you got that right.

Here’s the story: In China, the tortoise is revered because it lives such a long life.

And why does it live so long?

Well, the Chinese say the tortoise lives a long life because it’s always moving its neck.

Let’s consider the above statement for a second and apply it to the human body.

Is there anything from the ‘neck up’ that is ‘sort of’ important to our health and well being?

Duh. 

Okay, tell me what’s so important.

The thyroid, pineal and pituituary glands for starters. These have a lot to do with hormone secretions for the entire endocrine system – including metabolism, sleep, creativity and higher awareness. Then there’s the brain stem – which is more than a little important. And of course, there’s the brain itself. 

Alright, in addition to the tortoise moving his neck – there are three other things about the tortoise that are significant to living
a long life.

First, the tortoise moves slowly. He is not frantically hurrying everywhere he goes.

Second, the tortoise takes time to practice stillness.

Third, the tortoise has protection. If another creature attacks, the tortoise can retreat into his shell and hang out until the attack subsides.

Last weekend, when I conducted a private training with my Chi Kung group, we began each day with long-life neck exercises that are done slowly while focusing on your breathing.

The results were off the chain.

People were euphoric. Pain and stiffness went away. Energy increased. Mental clarity and focus sky-rocketed.

Some reported being able to see better.

Hmmm? Wonder why? Guess what’s located in your head along with your brain?

Your eyes.

Anyway, these long-life neck exercises are going to be made available exclusively for Members of the Matt Furey Inner Circle – aka Furey Faithful, very soon.

Not only that, those who enroll will get access to a treasure-trove of information that is already on the site – AND over the next 12 months, you’re going to be flat-out flabbergasted about how much NEW material I’m practically giving away.

My friend, what I’m coming out with is information you don’t want to learn second-hand or third-hand. You’ll want to get this straight from the horse’s (er, Zen Master’s) mouth.

Make sure you go to my new site and see all the Off-the-charts health, fitness and longevity information that you’re going to get when you’re a member.

Over the next 12 months, the ONLY people who will get access to this information will be members of the Matt Furey Inner Circle. I suggest you jump on board NOW because this information is almost too good to believe.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. For a limited time, everyone who enrolls will be receive a bonus seminar, LIVE and in person, wherein I teach you The Next Level of Bodyweight Calisthenics.

7 Years of Retirement

September 8th, 2014

For the past seven years, I’ve been involved in what I like to call an unannounced ‘meditative’ retirement.

Beginning with a detached retina in August of 2007, which required surgery, I gradually cut waaaay back on my involvement in business and began to look at life with a different set of eyes.

I had many valid reasons to do so. Here they are:

1. Taking time off was good for my overall health. Instead of my first priority being everyone else – which is NOT what I taught my students – I really did put myself first. Instead of beginning the day with a race to send out an email or create a new product – I began it with my own training. Instead of feeling “I must do this” and “I must do that” – I allowed myself to relax.

“I must do nothing,” I said to myself, and I challenged myself to remain happy and have peace of mind even if all I did was stretch and breathe.

Sounds a bit odd, I know, but that’s where I was. Instead of thinking you can only be happy when you’re busy, busy, busy – instead of thinking that you can only be happy when you’re constantly pressing the envelope – I did the opposite. I challenged myself to be happy when I did almost nothing but study and train in other areas of interest.

2. Taking time off allowed me to spend more with my wife and children. I often said to myself, “If I have time to give everyone else some of my wisdom (or whizdum) – I better make sure I pass the grand majority of it on to my son and daughter.” Yes, this is still a work in progress – but at least my children have a decent understanding of the “mental game.”

3. Although not initially by conscious esign, taking time off gave me the space to be with my Mother, who was saying a “long goodbye” with the onset of Alzheimers. Two years prior to her passing, my Father and I moved her to a home where she could receive full-time care. And my Dad, just like a young boy who began courting, would call me everyday and ask if I’d drive him to see his lady. I’m happy to say that 90% of the time I was able to do so.

It was rough at times. It’s not easy going to see the Mother who gave you birth, who gradually loses yet another chunk of her brain. First she could no longer cook or clean; then could no longer bathe herself; then could no longer get dressed or comb her hair; then could no longer walk; then could no longer remember your name; then could no longer feed herself; then could no longer do much of anything but sit and wait.

I’m thankful that the ONLY thing my Mother never forgot was her SMILE. Even after she’d taken her final breath and her heart was done beating, a positive expression was still upon her face.

For well over 18 months, I’ve been telling myself that “I’m coming back.” Why? Because I see people who are not only totally out of shape – but they’re being given the exact opposite approach and advice of what I know and believe is a much better way.

The more I see all the misinformation out there, the more I say to myself, “Fure-cat, you gotta come back and start teaching fitness again – but do it with ALL the new information you have. Do it in a way that gives people far more than ripped muscles. Give them the quiet, calm strength they want and need.”

Coming back sort of started with the release of Theatre of the Mind in February – but even with that – I was still straddling two whirlds. One of meditative retirement – the other of being fully engaged teaching health and longevity exercises.

I realized over the summer that I was NEVER really going to be OUT of my CAVE until I began teaching all I’ve learned and studied over the past seven years.

I said to myself, “There’s a lot more to Combat Conditioning than the physical exercises. You don’t do any of the exercises in your book the way you used to do them. And they’re much more powerful and effective the way you do them now. Plus you’ve got a TON that you’ve NEVER taught anyone. Especially the stuff you learned in China. Start putting it out there.”

Last night the transition from “meditative retirement” to being back into teaching health, longevity and fitness was carved upon the walls of my cave when my all-new site went live.

Over the next 12 months, all my Members are going to be continually in AWE of all the wonders they’re going to behold in their minds and bodies.

Without a shred of doubt or uncertainty, I can honestly say, if you’re not a Member – you’re going to miss out in a big way. Missing what I’m now beginnng to teach, as well as what I’ve already taught – could very well represent one of the biggest missed opportunities of your lifetime.

If you want health, if you want longevity, if you want a body that’s free of aches and pain, if you want peace of mind through movement – then you owe it to yourself to become a part of the Matt Furey Inner Circle right NOW.

Go get the details on this extraordinary offer right quick. You’ll be forever grateful you did.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. Oh yeah, so you know, I was up early this morning and training whilst most of the country slept. I took care of myself first – just as I’m advising you to do.

Light Up a Room

August 27th, 2014
There are two kinds of people who enter a room: those who brighten it with their positive vibration and those who darken it with their negativity.

Make no mistake about it – you’re one or the other.

Some people brighten the room a tad more than it was, others darken it a smidgeon. Some people really light it up in a big way while others leave the room infested with sludge.

Every morning when you open your eyes, you’re either moving in a positive direction toward positive goals – or you’re going downhill, usually toward goals someone else chooses for you.

There are many goals you can choose for yourself – and just as many you can let others give to you. Being happy, being vitally alive and having a glow that lights up a room, almost always comes from having a goal that YOU CHOOSE. Conversely, being down, feeling depressed, is usually accompanied by the sense that you’re not in control of your life or your destiny.

This is precisely why physical exercise is so helpful to people who’ve got the blues or who want MORE out of LIFE. For once, the person is doing something he or she knows can be controlled.

You can set a goal to get into the best shape of your life.

You can start your day out with a BANG.

Instead of sleeping in and hitting the snooze button over and over – you get up 30 minutes earlier than you normally would, and you train your physical body and your consciousness as one unit.

This means you tune into your breathing. You follow your inhale and your exhale. You breathe full and deep – and you let it out.

The deep breathing alone will raise your vibration.

The great “Farmer” Burns said, “Deep breathing alone has made many a weak man strong and many a sick man well.” 

How true. And when you combine deep breathing with the exercises I teach, it will also make you more energetic, more flexible, happier and more alive.

For the past 15 years I’ve been teaching a powerful and extraordinary way to breathe deeper and get fitter through my best-selling book and DVDs on Combat Conditioning.

And starting NOW, over the next 12 months, all my online students can “go where no man has gone before” – to quote Star Trek.

Over the next year I’m presenting new videos with my latest teachings on health, fitness, longevity, strength and flexibility.

What I’m going to be presenting over the next year is going to make you the type of person who LIGHTS up a room – every day of your life.

You’ll light it up because you’re physically fit as well as energetically balanced. You’ll light it up because you’ve purged the stress and negativity from your system and rekindled the flow that makes life worth living.

Come join me over the next year. It’s going to be an incredible ride.

Whether your goal is weight loss, stress reduction, increased strength, flexibility or endurance – I’ve got a LOT for you – and it’s going to get even better with each passing day.

Come train with me, my friend. You’ll be ecstatic you did.

Matt Furey


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