I’m not in a situation where I need to lose weight. I’m actually quite fit I try and train Tai chi for 90
minutes/day. but I would like to eventually have a six pack.. is Combat Abs for me?
MJF: Hi Mark. Yes, I think you can benefit from Combat Abs in a big way – and I would also recommend the Power Wheel – which is pure dynamite.
Hindu Push ups, bridging, and especially the Hindu Squats work exceptionally well just as you said. Today at work, I had to put a fire all the way out in the parking lot. As soon as I heard the news, I called in central security, grabbed the nearest fire extinguisher, and ran about 400 yards with a large, heavy ABC fire extinguisher.
Now, before I ran, I expected isolated muscles to burn more and not really be in sync with each other. Instead, I felt everything working together on the same level, nothing was weaker than the other. I made it there before security in their vehicle and I extinguished the fire myself. I wasnt even fatigued neither. WOW.
I was put to the test and did it in a fast amount of time. I have been working on the Royal Court for almost a year now, and i do 70 Hindu Squats currently.
I love it. Matt, without you, I would be in worrysome shape.
MJF: Awesome, Larry. You’re a life saver and a great example to others. Keep it flowing.
Matt, my name is Jim and I’m 47 years old and have been in the construction industry for well over 26 years and for most of that time doing suspended ceiling work that is of course primarily overhead work that involves a lot of repetitive wrist work.
I was diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome well over 15 years ago and just wore a wrist brace or hung my arm off of the side of the bed to relieve the pain so I could get some sleep.
Also in that time frame I took up archery as a competitor and a hunter. In the last four years my shoulders began to hurt so bad that the CTS seemed to be a thing of the past as well as my competitive shooting. I had tried a new mattress, chiropractic help, Cortisone shots, and massage therapy to little avail.
I remembered that sometime ago I had ordered your DVD How to Eliminate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in 30 Days as well as a DVD for shoulder rehab. WOW. What a difference it has made.
I’m still early in my rehab (2 weeks) and the flexibility is doing so much better that I just had to write you. Granted I’m not ready to throw a baseball with any muster on it yet but I can sleep without waking all through the night in pain and am looking forward to dusting off my bows and familiarizing myself again with my Zen Archery techniques and breathing.
For a person of my age that would like to keep some of the flexibility of our lower back and legs (I can feel the loss and lower back and gluteus strains that go down the hamstring) what routine of exercises would you recommend?
MJF: Jim, glad to know your Carpal Tunnel and shoulder pain is going away. If you’re feeling this good in two weeks – then you are right on schedule to be pain free.
As for your tight hamstrings and lower back, I could recommend Combat Stretching – but I think because you’re into archery and such – which have a highly meditative quality – that you’ll benefit more, physically as well as mentally – from the Dao Zou program. Go check out the video on this page and see if it’s for you.
All for now.
Have a brilliant day.