Today I’m going to reveal even more reasons
why it’s not a good idea to become part of the
sub-culture of bodybuilding.
Before I do, let me be perfectly clear about one
thing. I am NOT a bodybuilder – nor do I teach
bodybuilding exercises. Yes, the exercises I teach
can and do BUILD and improve your body – but they
are NOT bodybuilding from the standpoint I’ll be
elaborating on today.
The exercises in Combat Conditioning and Combat
Abs – just two of my international best-sellers, are
fitness, conditioning and health exercises. They can
and do strengthen your arms, legs, chest, shoulders,
back, neck, abs and so on. They give you endurance
galore. They improve your flexibility. They greatly
improve your physical appearance.
But they are NOT designed with the primary intention
of making you look like you’re fit, healthy and vibrantly
alive – when you’re really not.
There you have it, my friend. The above paragraph gives
you the way most bodybuilders think – and the way they
want YOU to think.
They want you to be obsessed with every morsel of body
fat. They want you to count the number of veins you can
see when you flex. They want you to to have symmetry
and a host of other artsy-fartsy terms.
And they could care less about how strong you are, how
athletic you are, how healthy you are, how flexibile – nor
Shave body. Apply lotion. Stand before mirror – primp and
Get into tanning bed.
Workout with weights that would embarrass a five-year old.
And when you train – remember, pump is more important than
Build your muscles as big as you can – but never ask yourself
questions like: How strong am I, really. How much endurance do
I have. How flexible am I. And most importantly – what can I do
with this body I’m creating – other than pose and flex.
I am not embellishing the truth in the least when I tell you that there
are champion bodybuilders who cannot walk up a flight of stairs without
being out of gas.
One of my favorite eye-witness accounts was when I spoke to a
bodybuilder in a gym. He was pedaling an exercycle. It was a
computerized device made by a top company. Yet, the amazing
fact was the bodybuilder was pedaling without it being turned on.
I asked him what he was doing. I thought the machine might be
broken. But it wasn’t. This was the man’s “cardio workout.”
“I burn more fat when I train this way,” he said.
“Yeah, I’m SURRRRRRE you do,” I replied. “You just better hope
that you never have to be fit enough to save your own life someday.”
And therein lies another truism exposing the fallacy of bodybuilding.
These guys are not fit enough to save their own lives. They’re not
fit enough to even fight. Yet they’ll take enough roids that they can
growl and groan and scream as if they’re tiger-claw tough.
Believe me, they aren’t.
Most bodybuilders are massively insecure; have weak self-images –
and all you need do to make one upset is say, “My goodness, your
arms are looking a bit smaller. Are you okay.”
Men who get fit the Combat Conditioning way love to compete against
bodybuilders in a functional way – especially in a combat sport or
martial art. When we do, we quickly discover what we already know:
All those big muscles, rips, cuts, nips, tucks and striations – they don’t
amount to a hill of … well, anything.
Despite the size, the striations and the low, low, low bodyfat – the truth is
that bodybuilder muscles are “counterfeit.” They’re the antithesis of
functional strength – of core strength.
All of the above represents reason after reason why you’ll love Combat
Conditioning. You get fit in a natural way. You acquire strength, endurance
and flexibility that you can USE.
You don’t need to shave your chest. You don’t need a tanning bed or a
set of posing trunks.
Much of the time, you don’t even need a mirror – even though from time to
time the mirror can and should be used as a training guide and measuring
stick – just not in the obsessive/compulsive way that bodybuilders use it.
Most importantly, with Combat Conditioning, you build the internal and
external strength and health that can save your own life. And along with
this comes confidence and courage.
So reach out and grab the authentic, the real, the genuine training that
truly DOES improve your life. And leave the counterfeit muscles to those
whose bodies gradually become so racked with pain that they can barely
move at all.
Take the next Combat Conditioning flight. Ride first class on your way to
real health and fitness.
Come fly with me – NOW – today.
Go to http://www.mattfurey.com/conditioning_book.html and make this
summer the season you turn back time.
Kick butt – take names,
P.S. Before I forget, you can get Combat Abs by going to