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Archive for March, 2012
‘Deep breathing alone has made many a weak man strong and many a sick man well.’
These words come from the immortal teachings of Martin ‘Farmer’ Burns – but they could have just as easily come from the ancient Samurai of Japan – or the old-time Jiu-Jitsu masters.
For example, in a 1911 book on Japanese exercise methods that I read many years ago, I recorded the following:
‘The ancient samurai was accustomed to going out into the open air as soon as he rose in the morning. There he devoted at least 10 or 15 minutes to continued deep breathing, standing with his hands on his hips in order that he might feel the play of his muscles.’
Breathing in the open air was also recommended by Farmer Burns as well early American fitness pioneers such as Charles Atlas, Bernarr MacFadden and Paul Bragg. These men truly knew what they were talking about.
Today, in most fitness programs taught around the world, deep breathing is practically ignored. This is a major mistake as, to quote one of my former teachers, ‘Your breath is your power.’
You can tell a lot about a person simply by observing how he or she breathes. In fact, I believe you can map out the structure of how the person lives life.
Shallow breathers tend to be shallow people. Deep breathers tend to be interested in far more than the superficial.
The sound a person makes when breathing, especially while exercising, is also revealing. Does he or she have a problem with being seen or heard? You’ll
know by whether or not you can hear the person breathing. Does this person breathe in a way that says, ‘life is a struggle’ – or in a way that shows how they simply ‘flow?’
Maybe you’ve never paid much attention to the subject of deep breathing before. For the first 25 years of my life I didn’t either. Yet, I assure you, life is much better when you’re in tune with how you breathe.
Pay attention to your breathing. Make sure it is deep and full.
Spend 10-15 minutes per day with the Combat Conditioning System and you’ll readily understand why your breath is your power.
P.S. One of the greatest things about the conditioning I teach is that it gets you to breathe deeply, even if you don’t want to or don’t know how. This alone is enough to do as Farmer Burns said, ‘Make many a weak man (or woman) strong and many a sick man well.’
Not sure if you’ve ever heard of the so-called Chinese ‘F.’
Let me tell you about a special report I put together
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In fact, the greatness of this secret is that you
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What’s more – I am only asking you to make ONE
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And if you listen to what I am going to reveal – and ‘do
the thing’ I’m recommending, you are going to be
absolutely stunned when you look in the mirror each
Old clothes that you haven’t been able to wear in years
will suddenly slide onto your body like they once did.
People on the street are going to approach and ask what
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Now, if you’re uncomfortable with dropping all the excess
flabbage, if you’d rather not be bothered by people complimenting
you, then – hey, no argument from me.
Maybe you’re not motivated by an improved appearance. Maybe
you’d rather have me scare the hell out of you, telling you that
failure to follow my suggestions may result in a heart attack, or
cancer – or some such disease.
But I won’t say such things because I cannot prove such assertions.
of the above.
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* The best-selling book, The Definitive Guide to Burning Fat and Building Muscle
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P.S. Already own the Combat Conditioning System – but still want access to the
Got an email from a lady who had suffered with shoulder pain for 3 months. But after following my instructions just one time, she was far better off. Read her email below:
“Hey Matt…I ordered your “How to Eliminate Shoulder Pain” . I did it once and it my shoulder felt better after the1st time! I still have a little pain on and off; but, I have done it again and will continue..I had an AC injury from ashoulder lock I was put into lasting 3 mos….just to let you know…it helped immediately☺ I was wondering if you had aprogram for KNEE PAIN for my husband?…his are pretty bad…”Michelle