When someone is resistant to a new idea, one of the things
he will do to stall, procrastinate and delay is ask the question
I know this tactic very well .. and so does my wife.
We went through the ‘why’ stage when we were
learning each other’s language.
When I was learning Chinese, instead of simply
absorbing the material like a child would, I wanted
to know ‘why.’
Why does the person’s name have to come first, followed
by the time, followed by the verb, and so on.
‘Wo mingtian chi fan tai duo.’ Translated literally, I yesterday
eat too much.
I’d much rather say it my way, ‘Wo chi fan tai duo mingtian.’
I ate too much yesterday.
Zhannie went through the same, only in reverse. ‘Why do I
have to put an ‘s’ on the end of some nouns but not on others?
Why not just put the number before the noun so we know how
many of something? Isn’t saying five car the same as saying
When you think about it, we don’t need the doggone ‘s’ at the end
to understand. But we insist on it in English. Why. Who the hell
cares. Just the way it BE (yes, twas an intentional Furey mistake).
We accept it and move on.
Whenever something is NEW, many people literally demand to know
‘why, why, why.’ Yet, deep down, they really don’t want to change.
Here are some examples sent to me by email: Why are bodyweight
exercises better than weights. Why does excess fat on your waistline
disappear with Combat Abs. Why does back pain go away with bridging.
Why does your metabolism crank up the heat so much more when
you train this way instead of with weights or aerobics.
Why are pushups safer shoulders than the bench press. Aren’t they
really the same thing.
And so on.
Often, trying to explain ‘why’ is futile because the person asking
‘why’ doesn’t really want to know the answer. He simply wants to
argue and hold onto a current belief.
And so, the only real way for someone to be convinced of the validity of
or Combat Abs – http://www.mattfurey.com/combat_abs.html – is to get
the programs, use them and discover the truth for yourself.
Even though that is the real truth, I’d like to give you a few reasons why
the exercises work so well and so fast anyway – so here goes:
5 Reasons Why Bodyweight Exercises Work Like Magic
you are working major muscle groups. Most people who train with weights
do isolation exercises. The person who works major muscle groups beats the
isolation exercise dodo 16 ways from Sunday.
2. Because bodyweight exercises are ‘natural’ movements that require deeper
self-concentration, neurological connections are stronger than they are when
your focus is on something other than yourself, i.e. ‘weights.’
3. Bodyweight exercises allow you to train your body from virtually any angle
or position. The same cannot be said of weights, especially all those ridiculous
4. Bodyweight exercises simultaneously increase strength, endurance and
5. Bodyweight exercises attack the muscle at a deeper level than weights, thereby
giving you greater ‘functional strength.’ The person who does a set of pullups, for
example, works the muscles of the back and arms far more than the person doing
a lat pulldown on a machine.
There are more reasons ‘why’ – but again, none of these reasons mean a doggone
thing if a person is resistant to the idea.
It is not my job to pound through the mental and emotional debris that stops someone from making the decision to go ahead. All I can do is present my
point of view and move on.
On second thought, tis probably a good idea to end today’s message with a
hearty ‘thank you’ to all the Furey Faithful, who now occupy some 139
countries – we just added ‘Ghana’ to the list – and have been kicking butt and
taking names with my superior programs.
You are the BEST!!
Author of Int’l best-sellers Combat Conditioning, Combat Abs and a slew of
other kick-butt products – go to http://www.mattfurey.com/products.html
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