Archive for October, 2008
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Being I live in Florida most of the year, I had the opportunity to cast an early ballot before leaving for China late last week.
Amongst the many choices – or lack thereof, my primary choice was to vote for myself.
That’s right. For ME, MYSELF and I.
Selfish me – making a choice to be free.
That’s my PRIMARY CHOICE.
No politician, regardless of how slick, is going to give me or anyone else health, wealth or witticism.
They can promise all they want – but placing your faith in them is sort of like casting emeralds into the sewer. It’s a rare day on earth when modern day politicians propose change for the better – and this year, despite all the rhetoric, is no exception.
So I’m in China right now – watching capitalism grow by leaps and bounds while the U.S. races sphincter-first into socialism.
It’s quite an amazing view. From the outside China is often depicted as nothing but a bunch of commie totalitarian thugs. Yet, from the inside, there’s no better display of the glories of capitalism, team work and creativity.
For example, last Sunday I went to visit the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. The BN is where the opening Olympic ceremonies were held. The WC is where Michael Phelps won his 8 gold medals.
The two places were jammed with customers paying to go inside and tour the facilities. Not only that but 100 couples paid big bucks to get married outside the BN that morning.
Inside and outside you can buy everything from t-shirts and caps to cell phones and fountain pens – all adorned with the logos of each respective place.
These two modern day places will be making fortunes for years to come – just like the Great Wall and Temple of Heaven park.
And you know what – they built them with this intention.
They consciously planned on creating places that did not become meaningless AFTER the Olympics.
Ever hear of anyone touring Atlanta or LA to visit the place where the opening ceremonies were held for the 1984 or 1996 Games. If there is such a thing going on – I’ve never heard about it.
Now get this: All the Olympic stores selling gear, coins and Fuwa mascots – none of them are closed. They’re still open and selling Olympic merchandise by the truckload. I’m wondering if it will ever stop.
Ah, the shameful greed of the Chinese.
Now in case you think me anti-American – think again. I love America. I just don’t like the direction it’s going – nor the empty promises of the politicians.
So I’ve voted to concern myself, primarily, with improving the things I can control.
Last time I checked, those were my health, my strength, my state of mind and my education.
Yes, I’m investing in me, myself and I – because that’s all any of us ever really have.
One thing I believe: No matter what happens this November, I’ll still have my mind and body to deal with – so that’s where I’m putting my focus.
What about you.
Are you voting for everyone else but yourself. If so, there’s still time to adjust your vote so that you include YOURSELF in the process.
Pull the lever for YOURSELF today.
Order the international best-seller, Combat Conditioning – and make a real difference in this world.
Go here and vote for yourself before this freedom is taken away from you.
P.S. Be true to yourself, my friend. Take care of thine own self – and as night follows day – you won’t be false to anyone – not even yourself. Go here and order NOW.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Tonight I’ll be sitting in center field during Game One of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies.
What a series between the Red Sox and Rays. It went the full seven games after looking like Tampa Bay was going to win four games to one.
While the Rays and Red Sox battled valiantly – the Phillies got a week off after slamming the Dodgers in four games.
And this, my friend, can be one of the biggest curses in baseball. Often the team that has a week to rest is RUSTED when the World Series begins. Too much rest and you’re in danger of losing “the edge.”
This is why I believe in daily training. Not three times a week. You don’t walk your dog three times a week. Animals in the wild don’t move a few times a week. They move each and every day.
In baseball, a week without a game is too long. So don’t be surprised if you see the Rays clobber the Phillies.
Later today watch for my video with sports psyching instructions for the entire Rays baseball team. These instructions will also be applicable to your situation – if you enjoy winning at whatever you do.
In the interim, make sure you get your Furey products today by visiting my online catalog
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
Check this email out:
OK, enough with stories about these 54 year old “teenagers” already.
I’m 62, stopped working out about 5 years ago due to my crazy work schedule and became almost completely sedentary – work – eat – sleep with way too much of the first two and not enough of the last.
I didn’t really get fat, just mushy/pudgy and slower and stiffer.
Earlier this year I came across your site on the web and frankly, I purchased Combat Conditioning out of curiosity; mainly to have a good laugh at this latest get fit snake oil sales pitch.
I won’t bore you with praise other than to say it was the best decision I’ve made in quite a while. I’m now a member of the Matt Furey Inner Circle, recently purchased Combat Abs/i> and at 6ft 1 in and 212 lbs I have about 12% body fat because of your workouts.
Plus the chronic joint pain associated with lifting is disappearing, lower back pain is gone and my flexibility is slowly returning. Not a bad deal for the price of a dinner at a mediocre restaurant.
So count me as a Raving Fan.
MJF: Woooaaah Tom, you had me going there for a moment. I’m thrilled to hear about all your success with my programs – and that you’re a member of the MFIC. Let me know your t-shirt size – I’ll have a present sent to you by mail.
Now, for y’all who’ve been hemming and hawing about doing as Tom has done – nab my book and some other gifts for nothing. I’ll tell you how when you visit the web page.
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
If your hands feel weak and wimpy – you can make them much, much stronger without using weights or other mechanical devices – most of which end up beneath your bed or covered in a closet somewhere.
Moreover, if you’ve got wrist pain, carpal tunnel, elbow pain or stress in your upper traps – then the key to reversing this is the same for you.
Several years ago I created a course that was mostly for people in pain. It’s called How to Eliminate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain Within 30 Days.
Thing is the course works for MORE than carpal tunnel. If you want killer grip strength, and you want to accomplish the task while driving to and from work – or while waiting at a stop light – then this course is definitely for YOU.
Here’s what one reader of this daily e-letter had to say:
I bought this course from you (well my wife did, for me) a couple of years ago. Out f**king standing. I do at least some portion of the course everyday. I had instand relief in my wrists immediately. Have a great day.
MJF: Thank you, Tim. I’m glad to know this.
Want rip-roaring grip strength. Want to eliminate nagging wrist, hand or elbow pain – then follow the instructions in my carpal tunnel program.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
After the email a couple days ago about the 52 year old who dropped 38 pounds in 2 months, a competition started. Several readers of this daily dispatch wrote in with similar stories. Here’s one I think you’ll dig:
I’m not sure if you’ll get this, but I think I can beat the story of this 52 year old. I’m 54. After many years of using free weights – which I’ve now completed stopped using – I’ve been using your Combat Conditioning program daily for
almost two years.
As someone who also does considerable reading on issues related to natural health and healing, I’ve recently been reading the two most recent books by Dr. Barry Sears – THE ANTI-INFLAMMATION ZONE, and TOXIC FAT. Being very impressed with this work, and rather gratified that the changes I’ve long made to my own diet were almost perfectly complimentary with his recommendations, I finally visited his website to learn more about his work and products. While there, I found a very convenient body fat calculator. Having long been curious about this, but having never known the procedure, I took the opportunity to assess myself. Result?
For men, healthy is 15%, ideal is 12%, average is 23%.
A Triathelete will read 8% body fat. My reading?
9% body fat.
I often tell friends and people I meet who express shock to learn my age, that I will be doing Combat Conditioning as my primary fitness program for the rest of my life; a life that I intend to be very long, vital and productive. I may add some yoga and/or Pilates elements as I go along to add a little physical spice and further variety to my workouts, but with these kind of results the core will remain Combat Conditioning.
With much gratitude and respect.
MJF: Hello Mark. Great email. Glad to hear about your results. I’m most inspired by the fact that you have the long-term vision. With YOU it is NOT just to get in shape. It’s to be healthy for LIFE. Good thinking. The average person is afraid of ill health, death, dying and so on. You’re not. You’re moving forward with a vision of greatness. Very smart. Very very smart. All the best to you.
My friend, help spread the word about Combat Conditioning.
Also, if you’d like to purchase additional copies in bulk to give to friends, family or other organizations, please contact our office for details. We do offer substantial discounts for bulk purchases.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Patience is a virtue. So is speed. And in our fast-paced world it is so easy to say ‘I don’t have time’ instead of ‘I’ll make time.’
But making time for exercise is hard when you have an internal conflict.
What is that internal conflict.
It’s two competing thoughts:
‘Yes, I’d like to get fit but … I don’t have time for exercise.’
Well, I have a quick and easy cure for this type of thinking, and lest you think it’s a boot to the arse – or the head – you’d be wrong.
All I do is try to get people to live life in the smallest chunks they can.
Let me explain: I hate flying. Yet, I go on some extremely long flights. Los Angeles to Shanghai is one of them, and that puppy is 13+ hours.
For a man who likes everything ‘now’ – for a man who is not what I’d call patient – that’s a long flight. So how do I stay sane on the flight.
Very simple. Whenever the issue of time comes up, I ignore it – or I focus on living ‘one minute at a time.’ Not one day. Not one hour. One minute.
‘Can I get through one minute of flying’ I ask myself.
‘Yes, I can do that.’
‘Good, then let’s focus on that one minute, right now – not the other 12 hours and 59 minutes that haven’t come yet.’
This same way of thinking works great for exercise, too.
Get up in the morning. Think about exercising. When you do so, if you feel resistance, tell yourself, ‘Let’s just do one minute of wall chair. Can you do that?’
[ The wall chair is on pages 42-43 in Combat Conditioning. ]
After that, ask yourself if you’d like to do one minute of pushups – or just one minute holding the pushup position. Or one minute of bridging. Or one minute of deep breathing.
And if a minute is too long for you – how about 5 seconds with the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener. My goodness, everyone has 5 seconds, right.
Now what if you did 10 reps of the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener.
That would be how long. About a minute.
Can you dramatically affect change in your body in one minute.
The answer is: Hell yeah.
And the good news is that when you can conquer one minute – and you enjoy that minute, you’ll want to go for a second and a third minute – and so on. Yet the desire for you to do more comes organically.
No pushing, prodding or flogging yourself to be motivated.
Use this method and I assure you that you’ll be kicking butt in no time flat.
Well, that’s all for now.
Catch up with you later.
P.S. For more information on Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener – 5 seconds of this exercise can dramatically change your waistline.
Monday, October 6th, 2008
Hey, check out the following that was just forwarded to me:
I know you will probably never get this but I felt compelled to at least write this and thank-you for all the great training exercises.
I am 52 years old and I ordered your course a year ago. I did not even bother to use it until 2 months ago. What a mistake.
I started using the Combat Abs and Combat Conditioning books and I lost 38 lbs. in 2 months. I am eating properly and not eating anything that comes in a bag or package. My cousin has the oldest registered organic farm in the state of Ohio (25 minutes south of Dayton). He has a great multitude of produce, Chicken, beef, and pork. I tend to stay away from the pork and beef right now and really eat a lot of salmon and chicken.
In my youth I was a Division I football player at Miami University (Ohio). I was a two-time captain and played defensive back. I was a four year starter on highly ranked top 20 teams. If I would have had your training I would have probably played in the NFL. That is how good I think your training is.
MJF: Thanks so much for writing. I’m thrilled to hear of your success. I’m also glad you found your copies of Combat Conditioning and Combat Abs and dusted them off and used them. Keep up the fine job and keep in touch.
There you have it, my friend. Even more evidence that proves Combat Conditioning and Combat Abs are changing lives all over the planet. They truly are the best of the best.
Go here and order NOW.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
In the video clip I sent out a few days ago, you may have heard me say to the audience at my seminar, that my dad and I would go have a beer after the event was over.
This, my friend, was a joke. I told it, in part to drive home a point that lawyers (my father’s profession), are great at slicing one another to ribbons in the court room – then going for a drink together afterward. Same thing goes on in Washington, D.C.
Wonder why. Most politicians are… lawyers.
Anyway, my dad hasn’t touched a drink of alcohol in at least thirty years. As for myself, if I was going to
have a drink – beer would be my LAST choice.
Here’s why: Beer – the kind manufactured in the U.S. is loaded with chemicals. Many brands are filled with over 100 different ingredients – including the diabetes causing high fructose corn syrup.
HFCS is enough of a reason to avoid beer – but there’s another. Most beer – especially U.S. beer – weakens your kidneys. And the more you drink the greater the chance that your “little brother” is rebelling.
After hammering a few cold ones, your wife or partner wonders why your member is snoozing. Not good, my friend. Not good.
As I say in my Chuang Shang de Gong Fu course (that’s Chinese for Seksual Kung Fu or Bedroom Kung Fu) – “Don’t be a stud in the gym during the day and a dud in the bedroom at night.”
Just like the other areas of your body, your seksual organs can be developed and strengthened. And if you want to reach the highest levels of physical, mental and spiritual health – a great seks life is one of the fastest methods.
The other day I was talking to the producer of a tee-vee show about my program. She said, “It takes the average woman 20 minutes to be aroused enough to have an ORgazm . Yet, the average man can only last 2-4 minutes.”
“There’s a serious time lag, huh,” I said.
“Yes.” she said.
I added: “A man who isn’t good for at least 1,000 strokes has a serious
“Oooh, I like the sound of that,” she said.
I laughed: “I think most women would.”
Well, if you drink a six-pack of beer – or even a few cans – don’t expect prolonged bedroom intercourse afterward.
On the other nut, if you want to know WHAT to eat or drink to ramp your seks drive into over-drive, as well as a series of mind-blowing exercises that will increase staying power and FEELING 1000% – then go here.
Take a look at the course that will teach you how to drive your woman wild all not long.
She’ll love you for knowing this.
P.S. This course is not designed for women. It was created to teach MEN how to strengthen their seks drive so that they can please themselves and their woman at the same time. Also, in case you’re wondering, NO, we do not mark the package in any way to describe the contents being ordered. As they say is Australia, “No worries, mate.”
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