A few months ago I spent time with a medical doctor
whom many people think really knows his stuff when it
comes to nutrition.
Truth is, he probably knows too much. I say this
because he doesn’t have a lick of fat on his body –
yet, he doesn’t have any strength or power, either.
Being lean is a goal for many people. But in and of
itself, being lean is undesireable.
Here’s why: A lot of very lean people think they’re
healthier than others because they don’t have much
body fat; yet these same weenies have very little
LIFE FORCE. They have almost zero power.
Much of this can be gauged from a simple handshake.
When a weenie shakes your hand pay attention to
what you feel. No, I am not checking to see if he can
or cannot crush your hand. That only tells you how strong
his hands are. What I’m checking for is the level of vibrancy or
electricity in the person’s hand.
Case in point is the health care guy I mentioned. When I
shook his hand he gave a fairly firm handshake. But there
was no electricity. In fact, his hands sent out a numb, chilly,
lifeless energy. That’s saying a lot when it’s 100 degrees out,
don’t you think.
At another time the guy put his hand on my shoulder to
make a point about nutrition. Once again, the hand was
darn near lifeless. Might as well have put a skeleton’s hand
on me. It wouldn’t feel much different.
So you might wonder, why is this. How can someone who
eats nothing but the perfect diet and does a ton of cardio,
running, cycling, etc. – be so devoid of vibrancy.
There are many reasons but the soundest one of all is as
follows: The guy doesn’t do deep breathing exercises. When
you breathe deeply and fully and do so from various stances
and positions, you quickly change the vibration level of your
mind and body.
Yesterday I had a group of men in for some coaching. I taught
them some deep breathing exercises and we did them together
for a few minutes. Afterward they felt energy running up and down
their spines, tingling sensations in their hands and heat coming from
the bottoms of their feet.
Two hours after we did the exercise they were still feeling the effects.
These men were learning the meaning of the Farmer Burns saying, ‘Deep
breathing alone has made many a sick man well and many a weak man
He was right.
You cannot ONLY eat your way to vibrant health. That’s like putting fuel in
a tank and never starting the engine. Exercise is king – but it’s got to be
the right kind of exercise.
I have nothing against long-distance running. If that is a person’s goal
I am all for him. But I will point out the truth, it reduces overall lung
capacity and power.
You’re far better off doing hill sprints and the other dynamic exercises
as well as the vaccuum and Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener – as taught in
Combat Abs – http://www.mattfurey.com/combat_abs.html
I teach, your focus in on the breath.
The breath leads everything. Sure, you focus on proper form, getting
a good stretch, working the muscles, and so on … but the primary focus in on
breathing. Your breath is your power and your connection to the winds of the
Feel the wind entering your lungs then moving throughout your entire body.
That’s the key to building life force. That’s the key to vibrancy.
All for now.
Kick butt – take names,
Author of the Int’l best-seller, Combat Conditioning and a plethora of power house
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