Lt. Colonel Robert Schutz just put up a superb post on the disccusion
He gave the details on how he accomplished his feat of 100,000 Hindu
squats in one year. While those details are confidential, I will
reveal a few things the good Colonel had to say about Combat Conditioning and
what it will do for you. See his comments below:
Hey Matt, Your email today brought back a lot of memories of my 100,000
Hindu Squat year of 2005. Ever since you put that up on your website,
I get at least a few emails a week from Marines asking if I am that guy;
they look me up in our global listing and shoot me an email. The questions are
always the same, “How did you do it – Does Furey’s stuff really work?” I
always tell them the same thing, “Just do them – EVERY DAY, and yes it really
The squats got to be routine, just like brushing your teeth. Just get
them done. but I NEVER became complacent with them. I came to recognize that it
is a healthy habit that is easier done, and done well, rather than wasting the
effort required to make excuses and avoid doing them. Along the way you also come to
realize that the repetition is not boring or dull, but stimulating and teaches you
mental focus in a way that the occasional all out effort can not.
There were some variations in the monthly totals due the fact that
some days operational commitments just did not allow me to exercise – there was
still a war to fight and a Squadron to run, and that always came first.
Fitness is to help you maintain your focus and keep you fit for those things that
require being done, not the other way around.
Overall, I missed very few days, (9 to be exact) from start to
finish. Lastly, I did miss a few days in June do to a very nasty case of salmonella
poisoning. Amazingly, other than that I was not sick a single day in Iraq. Do ya
think that the consistent exercise and deep breathing that go with the Hindus
had anything to do with keeping my immune system tuned-up and keeping me healthy –
A few facts about working out there. I did almost every single
workout outside. The extremes in temperature ranged from 118* in the summer to 28* in
the early morning of the winter months. I worked out in a large maintenance
tent we set up out front of our barracks that serves as the unit’s gym. There is no
air conditioning and no heat, but we did have a nice industrial fan, and temps in the
tent hovered around 105* for a normal day from May through early September.
I addition to the Hindu Squats, I set a goal of 20 chin-ups while
wearing my basic combat gear – that is uniform, boots, helmet, Interceptor vest with
armor plates, pistol, first aid pouch, knife and extra ammo – this all weighs in at
around 42 pounds. It took me 8 months to attain, and I could already do 26 dead hang
chin-ups when I started the effort.
Matt, I am Marine Corps Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor. I taught
two 14 week martial arts classes while we were out there. I always stress to the
Marines that there is more to aerobic conditioning than running. In fact, it is in
my opinion one of the poorest modalities for achieving combat fitness.
I have no beef with those who wish to run because they enjoy it, but
I know there are more effective ways to get really fit. Trust me the Marines here
have all become very acquainted with Hindu Squats and push-ups, but bear crawls,
grasshoppers, crab crawls and duck walks have forever changed their minds on the
effectiveness of body weight exercises.
I have lent my Combat Condition and Combat Abs book out more times
than I can remember over the last couple of years, and without exception all
those Marines who have made these exercises the focus of their training, instead of
running and lifting big weights, have came back and told me how much better off they are
That about wraps it up Matt. I guess everyone is wondering if I kept
up the effort this year. The answer is yes, but I did not count them like last
year. I will be headed back to Iraq very early in 2007. I am not sure what the goal will be
for the upcoming year, but does the term ‘handstand push-up’ mean anything to ya? I
have not set a hard and fast goal for them, but I will in the next week or so before
Thanks for the great books, and newsletters and putting the truth out
Train hard, do what is right and remember, “Without a vision the
people shall perish.”
Semper Fi & God Bless,
M.F. Lt. Col. – absolutely awesome. Thanks so much for posting this
for us and – most of all – for your service to our country. Your example of doing these
numbers in EXTREME heat is an example that “no one can beat you except yourself’
when you make up your mind to “do the thing.” Hats off. Best to you in 007 –
and look me up once again next time you’re in Tampa.
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