Good for Basketball, Baseball, Football and Hockey
Last week a number of athletes wrote in, from various
sports, asking if the Combat Conditioning program will
work for them.
The answer is “yes” – if you practice the program.
Over the years I’ve received many testimonials from many
different coaches and athletes, from grade school to junior
high and high school, to college – and to through the pros.
Here’s one I just found, from Nick Nurse, who coaches an
NBA D League program in Des Moines, Iowa, and will
most likely be a top level NBA head coach within the
next couple years.
Here’s what Nick wrote when he was coaching a pro team
in Brighton, England – where he was coach of the year several
I have been coaching professional basketball in Europe for
about 10 years and just wanted to drop you a line to let
you know that we are getting excellent results using your
I initially read your daily email where you emphasised some
simple things that made a lot of sense to me as a coach –
and I thought they would translate well to pro hoops players.
Your prophecies of hill sprints and jumping rope is where we
started when we gathered for pre-season because we wanted
to get in shape quick.
The program worked in more ways than one.
It worked both physiologically and it worked psychologically.
Our guys knew they were working hard, (and probably harder
than other teams in the league) which made them think they
were in better condition than their opponents.
The key ingredient of a champion or a championship team
I know when I played that I was not faster or quicker than
most of the guys I went head to head with but I was stronger
and could wear into them over the course of the game with
superior mindset and conditioning.
We try to impress this upon our players and your methods
help us to do this.
The other things that we use are the Hindu’s as our guys
like to call them.
Both the Hindu squats and the Hindu push-ups are part
of our weekly routine. We do them regularly and we do
them as rewards for games that we play in practice.
The team that wins a game in training gets a reward
of watching the other team knock out set of Hindu’s.
We also do the Hindu poker on our workout days. We
bring a deck of cards to the gym and split the team
up in 2 groups and start turnin’ cards. Red for Hindu
push ups and black for the Hindu squats. We will rip
thru the deck a couple of times and then play a game
of “WAR.” Again, two teams and the higher card wins
and the lower card team has to do the amount of
squats on the card.
It moves pretty quickly and they get to talk a little
smack back and forth so they enjoy that while
getting a great work out which is what I care about.
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say thanks. Our teams
here are not always the most talented but we win year
We believe in being in great shape, and your Combat
Conditioning has been an invaluable tool for our club.
We like kickin butt and takin names, even on the basketball
Well, there you have it. Straight from the mouth of Iowa’s all-time
3-point shot king. Get Combat Conditioning today – http://mattfurey.com/conditioning_book.html
P.S. Don’t forget about my fitness seminar this May – it is going
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