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The Workout From Hell

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I got up at six this morning to start my day. Grabbed the Matt Furey Exercise Bible – (a carton-illustrated deck of poker cards that get you into the best shape of your life) and began cranking out the reps.

Sweat began to pour of me like water off a dolphin.

Within minutes I was drenched.

Here on Hainan Island it’s hot. And it humid. And the day starts and ends that way. We’re talking “the tropics.”

After 10 minutes I had a puddle of sweat and I didn’t know if I was going to finish or not.

But it was a battle between ME and the cards – and I don’t like losing to a deck of cards – even if they’re named after me.

So I continued.

Next thing you know I am sopped in sweat. I am blitzed from head to toe – and in between, too.

In my mind I went back and forth between “I can’t do this,” and “Doesn’t matter, you’re doing it anyway.”

I went through two bottles of water. I was grossly insufficient.

I wanted my mommy. I wanted my daddy. I wanted a nipple to suckle.

I became delirious. I saw Jesus walking across the water. That was nice.

Then I saw Beelzebub. I didn’t like him much.

Then a voice from within told me to picture my “Big Self.”

I got the image right – and I finished the workout – come hell, high water and the sky above me.

I walked inside and collapsed.

“Tomorrow it will be easier,” I said to myself.

“That will be good,” myself said to I.

This sort of workout is what makes real men great and weak man scared. But anyone who does it must become a superbly conditioned human being.

Anyone who does the Matt Furey Exercise Bible for his workout will soon learn that the mind and body are one. Yes, that’s easy to say when you’re sitting on a sofa watching the idiot box.

But when you get on the floor and PROVE it – even when it’s tough – even when you want to quit – that’s when you KNOW what you’re saying. You know it because you LIVE it.

If you don’t have the Matt Furey Exercise Bible yet – I can’t imagine what is running through your head. I’m giving them away for free when you enroll in the Furey Faithful.

Go here and pick up your Bible NOW. It is the ultimate weapon for defeating the demons of self-doubt, fear, worry and other negative emotions.


Matt Furey

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Can You Save Your Own Life?

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

“Every man should be able to save his own life. He should be able to swim far enough, run fast and long enough to save his life in case of emergency and necessity.”

The quote mentioned above comes from Earle E. Liederman, a renowned fitness pioneer back in the days of Charles Atlas.

In order to ‘save his your own life’ – as well as the life of a loved one, Liederman did NOT advocate

bodybuilding. Or powerlifting. Or massive muscles.

Much of Liedermans’ life-saving method evolved around the development of ‘strength-endurance’

with bodyweight calisthenics.

Let’s face it, big gigantic muscles may impress some people, but there is nothing more impressive than

having the functional strength-endurance to do things with ease – including saving your own life – or someone else’s.

Liederman’s life-saving prescription is almost the same as my own. He wrote that you should …

* Be able to swim at least half a mile or more;

* Be able to run at top speed two hundred yards or more;

* Be able to jump over obstacles higher than your waist;

* Be in condition to pull your body upward by the strength of your arms, until your chin touches your hands, at least 15 to 20 times;

* Be able to dip between parallel bars or between two chairs at least 25 times or more.

“If a man can accomplish these things,” Liederman said, “he need have no fear concerning the safety of his life should he be forced into an emergency from which he alone may be able to save himself.”

Okay, so is there anything I would add to Liederman’s prescription?

Yes. Consider the following:

Furey’s Personal Life Saving Prescription

* Be able to go without food for at least 24 hours

* Be able to run two miles in 20 minutes or walk 5 miles in 90 minutes

* Be able to do 100 Hindu Squats in less than 2 minutes

* Be able to do at least 25 Hindu Pushups in a row

* Be able to hold a bridge for at least 60 seconds

* Be able to breathe deeply and remain calm under stress

* Be able to pop someone hard enough with your fist, foot, elbow or knee to knock him out.

Is it a good idea to think about saving your own life?

Well, consider the alternative.

Matt Furey

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The Formula I’ve Been Secretly Taking

Friday, June 26th, 2009

10 weeks ago I began quietly testing a supposed “miracle” formula that you’ll never hear a regular doctor breathe a word about – at least not in the United States.

After getting my supply at a private meeting with a group of health and fitness insiders, I started taking it, and then brought some to China with me. My plan was to test the formula out personally before telling anyone my results.

Here’s what happened:

My energy improved as well as my workout performance.

I sleep an hour less and wake up ready to kick butt.

My skin is younger looking.

My eyesight is better.

And my joints have never felt better.

And my already good mood has improved.

What’s amazing is that the doctor who gave me this formula reported on its proven heart health properties – he didn’t even mention these other benefits.

Understand, there isn’t ANY formula in the world quite like this. Which is why I have my family on it.

I’m only revealing this formula to my trusted friends and dedicated subscribers. I assure you, a lot of people are going to be upset if I “go public” with this formula.

And so, If YOU want to discover the formula I’ve been personally taking for the last 10 weeks, go to the

small secret website here and sign up to get on the private list:

Once you sign up, check your email to CONFIRM you want to discover this formula and it will be emailed to you. I’m keeping this very private so you must follow the instructions I’ve laid out for you.

Go here – subscribe, confirm via email, then be amazed at what you discover.


Matt Furey

5 Things You Can Do To Maximize Metabolism

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

People often wonder why the exercises in Combat Conditioning are so effective in helping them lose unwanted fat. Especially when they were told that ‘weight training’ would do it.

Well, truth be told, the keys to dropping excess fat lie in maximizing your metabolism.

And the best exercises for cranking up your body’s metabolism are NOT barbell or dumbbell curls, tricep kickbacks, pec deck, leg extensions, leg curls, lat pulldowns and a host of other near worthless exercises that require you to buy and/or use expensive and totally unnecessary


Master your own bodyweight. It’s the best machine

ever made.

Now, do you want to know why Combat Conditioning works so well?

It’s because most weight training exercises are isolation movements.

Almost all weight training movements do not require a large amount of your body’s total muscle mass to move. Therefore, when doing these isolation exercises, you rarely if ever get out of breath.


Well, the ‘so’ is – if you don’t get out of breath while exercising, your body isn’t going to change very much.

And so, when you do Combat Conditioning, one of the first things you discover is how quickly you are huffing and puffing. The increased oxygen helps generate more body heat and more energy. Ultimately this leads to a fitter, stronger, healthier person.

Listed Below Are 5 Exercises That Maximize Your Metabolism by Making You Huff and Puff:

1. Hindu squats – these work all the major muscles of the legs, as well as the hips, arms and back. This exercise builds lung power along with lower body strength-endurance.

2. Hindu pushups – quickly get you out of breath; this exercise hits your chest, back, shoulders, triceps, forearms, abdominals, hips, thighs, calves – and so on. It also strengthens the internal organs of the body and gives flexibility to the spine, shoulders and hips.

3. Bridging – whether doing a bridge on your head and hands, your hands only or your head only – the bridge hits many major muscle groups. Once you master it, your body’s metabolism is in overdrive.

4. Hill sprints – running uphill sprints quickly gets you out of breath. This is one of the things I did to get into kick-butt condition on the way to winning a world title in China.

5. Rope skipping – 10 minutes of rope skipping are equivalent to 30 minutes of running. If you’re crunched for time, skip some rope and save 20 minutes.

Start on these exercises today and note the difference, immediately.

By the way, all of these exercises are covered in detail in my Combat Conditioning book and videos. I suggest you order a set right now and discover what people in more than 90 countries worldwide are raving about. Go here place your order.

That’s it for today.


Matt Furey

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How To Get More Results With Less Cardio

Friday, June 19th, 2009

If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard the following question, my house would be filled with them.

Here it is:

“Matt, your exercises are great – but what about cardio?”

What about cardio?

Are you kidding me?

Listen, when you’re doing Hindu squats and Hindu pushups, you’re getting cardio, and you’re getting it BIG time. Hindu squats help lower your resting pulse faster than any other exercise I know. Don’t believe this. Then test it out.

When you do Hindu squats and pushups, you are simultaneously increasing strength, endurance, flexibility. And the endurance you gain is both muscular as well as cardiovascular.

However, in addition to the incredible cardio benefits of doing bodyweight calisthenics, you can enhance further if you do hill sprints, skip rope, do bear crawls, crab walks and so on.

And, truth be told – if you’re still going out and pounding the pavement for an hour to get your cardio, you’re not up to date on current research. Your cardiovascular system gets more good out of a session of 15-30 seconds sprints than it does a long cardio session.

Not only that, but your muscles get more good out of the training, too.

Get your copy today of my International Best Seller, Combat Conditioning.

So the next time you think you need more cardio – start hammering out the Hindu squats and watch

your results soar.

All for now!


Matt Furey

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Results in 2 Days – Or Less

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Take a look at a couple emails I recently received about my Chinese health and fitness programs – along with my uncensored comments:


Just wanted to touch base with you on the phenomenal results from the Dao Zou program I recently ordered. I am suffering with sciatica, and have used exercises from some of your other exercise programs, but these have not alleviated my problem. But, to my amazement, after just 2 days of Dao Zou with my thumbs positioned in my back and the hands clasped energy position my pain is almost nil.

And believe me, if you have ever suffered from sciatica this is a big deal. My concentration and energy levels are also up along with a happier disposition. I can’t wait to utilize the full program and reap

all the benefits. If someone does not believe any of your programs will not help them with a particular ailment, all they have to do is get off the couch and try your programs and be prepared to be amazed.

Thanks again


P.S. Matt, I noticed in the video you used the “f” word and it caused me to be embarrassed and I am certainly glad my children weren’t around to hear what you said. In the future I was wondering if you could offer a “G” rated version for us goody-2-shoes. I certainly appreciate you and your efforts of enlightenment in the exercise world. Press on.

MJF: Sam, thanks for the kind words and for the scolding about my language. I cannot recall using the ‘F’ word in this series as I was doing my best to be mainstream – HA. Perhaps there was a recording error. Or because the DVDs were recorded in China, maybe it was a weird sound effect from someone tossing food out the window at me. Not sure. I’ll do my best to curtail any and all swearing in the future – uggh.


I ordered and quickly received the materials in the Dao Zou and the Chinese Long Life System.

I want to share with you what happened next and please understand as I do, that I’m not usually one for testimonials. However what happened to me in such a short time is worth noting.

I watched and practiced the programs for ONLY TWO DAYS.

On the morning of third day, my wife and I embraced after our morning routines as we met for our breakfast. She leaned back in my arms and looked at me, as if studying my face and volunteered “You are looking younger.”

OK the compliment was nice, especially from someone who normally does not give them out freely. What fascinates me though is this: My wife did not know that I ordered, received or had started the course. She was away during that period. So I really took note when she made her comment/compliment after only two days practice. I’m looking forward to her further reactions as I continue to practice and progress.

Thank you for making these important materials available.


Age 59

Kirkland WA

MJF: That’s awesome, Daniel. I was almost inclined to think your wife was psychic – but I know better. When you follow these programs, the change is dramatic. Yet, it is somewhat counter-intuitive to what the average Americano is exposed to. I’m thrilled you have the programs and am certain you’ll be receiving more and more comments in the future – including ones about how calm, stress-free and poised you are.

Get your copies of Dao Zou

and the Chinese Long-Life System today.


Matt Furey

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52 Year Old Loses 38 lbs. in 2 months

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Hey, check out the following that was 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.

Respectfully Yours,


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.

Matt Furey

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5 Second Abs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I’m sure you’ve seen the ads for ‘eight minute abs.’ Then seven minute. Then six. And so on.

Sounds absolutely ludicrous, doesn’t it? Especially if, as I mentioned before, you’ve developed an

idea that a workout should take a long, long time for it to be effective. Simply not true.

As the saying goes, ‘T’aint how big the dog is in the fight – tis how much fight there is in the dog.’

Same goes for how you train. It’s not how long – it’s what you put into the time.

The truth is that you don’t need a 30-minute abdominal workout each day, as some people think. You simply need to give your abs the training they need.

There are many ways to accomplish this. One way is to do the Farmer Burns deep breathing exercise, as taught in Combat Abs.

In this exercise you integrate deep breathing with isometric contractions – and the squeezing on each one lasts 2 to 5 seconds. It can last longer – but the key is that you put a few powerhouse seconds into the exercise and your body will immediately get the message and go to work to shed all those unwanted inches.

The Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener alone – which I learned in his 1914 by-mail course, Lesson in Wrestling and Physical Culture when done for about 10 reps per day – which will take you a couple minutes, will do more for your midsection than virtually anything else.

The Farmer Burns deep breathing exericise is just one of seven exercises that comprise ‘The Magnificent

Seven’ of Combat Abs.

Altogether, you can blast through the entire routine in a matter of minutes. The routine will make you stronger and more limber throughout your core and tighten your midsection in a big way.

If you haven’t already gotten this program, there’s no time like NOW to get on the stick.

For more information on this program be sure to visit here.

One last thing: Don’t forget about your bridging. The bridge is a superb exercise, not just for strengthening the neck and back – but for making your abs like granite. You’ll find these exercises in my book Combat Conditioning.

Well, my friend, that’s all for now.


Matt Furey

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Get Fit in a Minute

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

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, ed, that’s all for now.

Catch up with you later.

Matt Furey

P.S.S. For more information on The Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener go here. 5 seconds of this exercise can dramatically change your waistline.

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Big Muscles Over-Rated

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

I don’t care what body part you’re talking about, just because it’s bigger doesn’t make it better. And yes, that includes the big teets and schlongs – whether they are natural or paid for.

Bigger often has a hypnotic effect. You see a woman with big knockers and it’s hard to take your eyes off her – especially if she’s got the contrast of a slim waist going for her.

Same goes for people with big biceps, pecs, lats, foerarms, thighs, calves and so on. Even big hands and feet will grab attention. As will a tongue two sizes too long.

About the only time that bigger tends to discourage you from looking closer is when it’s a big fat gut or a crack-exposed plumber’s boot-ocks.

Well, on second though, a head that’s too big is hard to gaze at, too.

Anyway, I think you get the first point I’m trying to make. Yet, here comes the kicker – in the world of fitness, strength and combat – a lot of people think that bigger means stronger, that it means you’ve got more power.

In some cases this is true – but you’d be amazed at how many people there are with big muscles

who are not strong. And you may also be stunned to discover how many people who are not big

muscular specimens are, for some odd reason, incredibly strong.

So I always get a good laugh when I read about how “important” it is to add size to your arms – or some such non-sense.

When I was young and dumb I thought having big pecs and biceps was cool. I learned to jiggle my teets on command via muscle control, as well as my biceps and thighs. And when I competed against others I looked at the size of their guns, shoulders, back, legs and so on – and then I compared their muscle size to mine and tried to figure out who was the better athlete.

I turned out wrong so often I don’t want to go into greater detail. As a wrestler at the U. of Iowa and later on, Edinboro, I learned that gun and pec size had almost nothing to do with how tough someone was. Or how strong.

One of the ultimate lessons came from none-other than Dan Gable himself, the head wrestling coach when I was at Iowa. He didn’t have big biceps, thighs, calves or pecs – yet he beat the living crap out of everyone in the room who did.

When it came to running stairs with someone on your back, I remember struggling to cart Gable to the top – and he weighed about 155 pounds. Then when it was his turn, he carried me to the top like I was no heavier than a feather.

Put our legs side by side and if you came from the big muscles school of hypnosis – you’d assume I was stronger. Not a chance.

Why is this?

I believe, based on my study of martial arts, that muscular size is way, way over-rated. But I wont’ stop there. I’ll even go so far as to say that muscular strength is over-rated.

What? How can I say such a thing?

I can say it for a few reasons:

1. Your internal organs have more to do with the strength of your muscles than you realize. Take the guy with big guns and give him a kidney stone and we’ll see how freaking tough he is. Every time you pull, curl, twist, jump or squat, you’re not just using your muscles, your kidneys are working as well.

And that’s just one of the main organs that dictate overall body strength.

2. Your tendons – when properly trained and strengthened, will give you a massive advantage over anyone with big muscles. Just because your muscles are large doesn’t mean your tendons and ligaments are strong. In fact, regardless of their size, a little inflammation in the elbow and knees can sink your game pretty low very fast.

3. Breathing – almost all people with big muscles don’t know the first thing about how to regulate their breath in such a way to maximize their strength and endurance. Sure, they know how to inhale and exhale when doing a bench press – but that’s about as far as it goes.

How much further can you go? A helluva lot further. In fact, by proper training of the breath, mixed with tendon strengthening, mixed with exercises to harmonize and tone your internal organs, you’ll do your body as well as your mind, far more good than picking up a dumbbell or barbell to do a set of curls.

Nothing wrong with doing some curls, if that’s your bowl of cereal, but let’s get serious. Big muscles don’t make the man – or the woman. They may look nice – they may draw a crowd – but when it comes to real battle – mental as well as physical battle – they won’t help you much.

Far more important is what you cannot see – that which won’t draw a crowd, that which very few people have any grasp of.

It’s the difference between external appearances (most of which are deeply shallow) versus internal strength and power.

And no, I’m not talking about mind power. I’m talking about physical/mental or psycho-physical internal strength and power.

If this subject interests you, let me know and I’ll consider creating a product that shows what I’m talking about.

Have a great weekend.

Matt Furey

Author of Combat Conditioning – the #1 book in the world on functional fitness for fitness and combat sports

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