One out of six women and one out of eight men will suffer
from depression sometime during their voyage here on
Some people will tell you it can be controlled without
medication. Others will tell you it cannot.
All I know is that exercise can and does help – and many
students have written to tell me that the exercises
in Combat Conditioning were the only form of exercise
to do the trick.
Let’s take a look at what one reader of this daily newsletter
had to say:
I just wanted to write and tell you that your program is really
making a difference. Just to let you know I went though the
last two years of hell in a divorce and suffering from extreme
I went from 198lbs to 282 lbs.To give you an ideaI have
during the last year. And I am really progressing.
I am down from 282 to 238. I am building muscle, but the most
important thing I wanted to share with you is that your program
is also a kick-butt solution for a man diagnosed with depression.
My physician explained that the reason a lot of men suffer from
depression – lack of motivation – focus, etc is that their dopamine
and serotonin levels are out of whack. Well I decided that I was sick
and tired of being sick, tired … and depressed.
I found out that exercises like the Hindu Squats, jumping rope, sprints,
and many other of the exercises in your program are great for battling
depression. YOU ARE SO RIGHT ON THE MARK.
The first thing I am doing in the morning isgetting my body warmed up
using the breathing exercises in Combat Abs.
At first I could only muster the motivation for 5 minutes.
Well now I am up to twenty minutes in the morning before I do my Hindu
squats. What is great is that it sets me up for the entire day.
For the first time in my life, I understand how to fight and overturn the
effects of depression. In the beginning it was very difficult, but like you
said ‘Even if you can just do one minute, it will make all the difference.’
Yeah, I still have another 35 lbs to work off, but at least I am regaining my
focus and energy. I am involved in a groupof people who are fighting
back from depression.They are all noticing the changes not only physically,
but mentally as well.
I can’t thank you enough for the work you do. I am sharing your techniques
and what I have learned about fighting back from depression with as many
people I know. Thank you for helping me get my life back ‘one minute at a time.’
Signed– Half-way there with only half way to go.
West Jordan, Utah
M.F. Robert, this is tremendous. You are on a great and noble path and your
results are and will be an inspiration to many. I am thrilled to hear of your
success and the successes of those around you. Please tell them that
‘Matt Furey says hello.’
Also, just so you know, although all the exercises in Combat Conditioning and
Combat Abs can help, the exact exercises that I am told help the most with
elimination of depression are as follows: Bridging – front and back, headstands,
handstands and the tablemaker. Not only that, any exercise you do instead of
spending time worrying or feeling fearful is a step toward conquering those
negative emotions as well.
Well, my friend, that’s all for now.
Kick butt – take names,
P.S. Nothing in this email message is intended as medical advice for anyone
suffering from depression. Although many people have successfully battled
depression with my exercise programs, results can and do vary. There is no
guarantee that exercise will work for you – but there is an increased probability.
Always consult a physician before making any lifestyle changes, including but
not limited to the beginning of an exercise program