It’s funny to watch people “try” to stretch. And how they do it all wrong.
Before getting started, for example, you’ll see the familiar frown etched upon the face. This is the first indicator that the “stretchee” doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Then you’ll see the breathing stop. This is the second indicator that the stretchee is clueless. Most people stretch like they’re afraid something is going to break. When this fear circumnavigates the brain, breathing comes to a halt. As if this will help.
After this the stretchee locks his muscles and refuses to give them a command that will let them unwind. This third indicator is how the muscles freeze. You want them to relax and let go – but your frown, lack of proper breathing and emotional state cause you to accidentally send the wrong message to your central nervous system. So despite trying to gain flexibility, you get nowhere.
All of this can be corrected in minutes.
If you simply paint a smile on your face, breathe deeply and see your muscles letting go, that will get the ball rolling. You’ll start to instantly drop the excess tension and go where you’ve never gone before.
I teach all this in great detail in my Combat Stretching course. In the promo for the course I promise that you can double your flexibility in one evening. The truth is this: You can double it in 20 to 30 minutes if you follow what I teach. But people will think this is hype, so I dumbed the copy down and said “one evening.”
While in Tokyo I met with an American man, Brad, whose also in my MasterMind. He told me how he didn’t believe it was possible to double his flexibility at all, much less in one evening. Yet, when he followed the program, he was shocked at how quickly the improvements came.
Another man, Bob, began making fun of what he calls the “Famous Furey Couch.” When the DVDs for this program were made I sat on a green couch when I explained the details of the program and how it works. Although he liked the down home feel of me doing this, he said he laughed out loud at the awful ugly green color. “I couldn’t quit laughing,” said Bob. “I figured you could afford something a bit more upscale than THAT.”
Then Bob commenced making fun of the shag carpet I sat on to do the stretches. He didn’t call it the “Famous Furey” shag carpet – but he did say that after buying every one of my DVDs he noticed how the carpet got thicker and thicker with each new product. Sure, he was exaggerating a bit, but it was funny.
One of the drawbacks, or selling features (depending on your point of view) of the Combat Stretching series, is my use of colorful language throughout. There have been a few people who’ve taken offense at my carefree use of the English language – especially because they bought the series to listen to it with their young kids. If this is the case for you as well – and you don’t want to blame me for your child’s swearing habit – then it’s probably better to not get this series. Probably also a good idea to not let your child out of the house.
I learned my swearing back in Iowa, where I’m from. I’ve curbed the habit during almost all of my products, but Combat Stretching, for whatever reason, was a series in which I unlocked more than a few tight muscles. I unleashed the profanity and expletives as well. I’ve often thought of coming out with a ‘G’ version of the same program, but always decide against it at the last moment. In the Book of Furey, there’s a time and place for all forms of language – even that which is off-color.
So you know, my swearing habit is not quite a bad as General George S. Patton’s – you can’t go beyond possibility, me thinks. And I think if you keep this in perspective when viewing the DVDs, then you’ll find a way to forgive me for the few times where I let ‘er rip.
Anyway, remember the three keys I gave you in this tip when you have the program playing in your home or office. Paint a smile on your face. Breathe naturally. Don’t hold your breath. And see a mental image of your muscles opening up and letting go.
You might even want to visualize yourself jumping up and down shouting out a few expletives when you finally have a breakthrough. It feels good to let it all out once in a while, and that’s part of what I’ll be teaching you in this series.
Unlock those tight muscles. Inhale – exhale and …
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P.S. In next month’s edition of the Matt Furey Inner Circle – expect to read about the simple posture you can hold while breathing deeply, and how this will bring you to the next level of success.
P.P.S. Next month I’m having my world famous email seminar. For more information on this program, go here NOW.
Power Quote of The Day“There is no joy but calm.”
— Alfred Lord Tennyson