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April 12, 2010

Why Diets and Exercise Programs Fail

Many people believe those who succeed do so because of a strong and determined will.

Especially when it comes to dieting and exercise.

Yet, success through a strong and determined will can only get you so far. Most of the time, the will quickly weakens and you end up snapping back to where you were before.

This is called the "snap back effect."

Like a rubber band that has been pulled to it's limit, if you release one side it quickly returns to its original position.

This is not to say that will power is never necessary or that you were given it for no reason whatsoever. Your will serves a function - just not as important a function as it's counterpart, which is usually ignored.

Long ago the truth was established:: "In a battle between will power and imagination, imagination wins every time."

Walk across a plank that is raised a foot off the ground and you'll most likely have no trouble. Raise the plank 100 feet off the ground and try again.

What do you think will happen? Most likely you'll begin to imagine falling - and at this point the fearful image you pictured takes over and your kidneys and adrenals begins to shut down. And when this happens you lose your will and your power to walk forward.

The same thing happens when people go on a diet or begin a new exercise program. At first, everything is gravy. But the plank is only a foot off the ground. Wait till it moves up about 20 feet and you begin picturing all the fearful images that drove you to gain weight in the first place.

Well, what to do?

Snap back or figure out a way to move forward?

I say move forward, but that begs the question - HOW?

If your body shuts down through fear - so does your will.

The only way left is using the part of your mind that you've either ignored or used in a negative manner.

Now you've got to coral your imagination and put it to work for you in a positive way. You need to picture effortlessly and easily moving forward. You need to see and feel yourself having others congratulate you on your success - and so on.

But even better than that - what if all you had to do was follow a series of psycho-physical exercises that made it easy for you to imagine what you wanted because the exercises eliminated the fear, worry, doubt and other negative emotions.

And what if you started with these exercises instead of with diet because the exercises would change your mind and make it so you craved good healthy foods instead of junk.

And what if all you remember is that you made a few simple changes, and these led to more simple changes, and then some more, and then some more - and the next thing you and everyone else knew - you were a different person.

Yet, you didn't try to be different. All you did was follow the exercises I gave you.

Well, my friend, what I've just described to you is very real. I've seen it happen many, many times and if you'll follow my suggestions, chances are excellent that you'll be another Fure-cat success story.

That's why I suggest you get started immediately with my Weight Loss Without Will Power Program.

This program is unlike anything I have ever put out before - and it will change your mindset about getting fit and losing weight - without you even trying to make yourself think that way.

Grab your copy now.

Matt Furey

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April 09, 2010

Samurai Breathing

"Deep breathing alone has made many a weak man strong and many a sick man well."

These words come from the immortal teachings of Martin "Farmer" Burns in his 1914 by-mail course, Lessons in Wrestling and Physical Culture but they could have just as easily come from the ancient Samurai of Japan - or the old-time Jiu-Jitsu masters.

For example, in a 1911 book on Japanese exercise methods that I read many years ago, I recorded the following:

"The ancient samurai was accustomed to going out into the open air as soon as he rose in the morning. There he devoted at least 10 or 15 minutes to continued deep breathing, standing with his hands on his hips in order that he might feel the play of his muscles."

Breathing in the open air was also recommended by Farmer Burns as well early American fitness pioneers such as Charles Atlas, Bernarr MacFadden and Paul Bragg. These men truly knew what they were talking about.

Today, in most fitness programs taught around the world, deep breathing is practically ignored. This is a major mistake as, to quote one of my former teachers, "Your breath is your power."

You can tell a lot about a person simply by observing how he or she breathes. In fact, I believe you can map out the structure of how the person lives life. Shallow breathers tend to be shallow people. Deep breathers tend to be interested in far more than the superficial.

The sound a person makes when breathing, especially while exercising, is also revealing. Does he or she have a problem with being seen or heard? You'll know by whether or not you can hear the person breathing. Does this person breathe in a way that says, "life is a struggle" - or in a way that shows how
they simply "flow?"

Maybe you've never paid much attention to the subject of deep breathing before. For the first 25 years of my life I didn't either. Yet, I assure you, life is much better when you're in tune with how you breathe.

Pay attention to your breathing. Make sure it is deep and full.

Spend 10-15 minutes per day working on it and you'll readily understand why your breath is your power.

Kick butt - take names,

Matt Furey

P.S. One of the greatest things about the conditioning I teach is that it gets you to breathe deeply, even if you don't want to or don't know how. This alone is enough to do as Farmer Burns said, "Make many a weak man (or woman) strong and many a sick man well."

April 08, 2010

Amazing Abs Video - Watch it Now

Last week I told you how the Power Wheel was far more than a tool for advanced muscle heads who want amazing abs.

It's a tool that can help the total beginner make progress in the midsection really, really fast.

And I have a short video clip up to prove it to you. Watch me work with a 50-years young lady in my
private workout studio.

Go here and view it now.

Matt Furey

April 07, 2010

Unhealthy Health Foods

Just because someone shops for food in a "health store" doesn't mean that what he's putting into his mouth is healthy.

Two days ago I wrote about soy - in all its forms and guises. It's touted as somehow healthy - but I think not. And based on the emails I received, many people are in agreement. Their agreement, by the way, is based on real life experience.

Breast cancer in women. Decreased libido in men. And so on.

Remember, soy has worked its way into the food chain in a major way. It's not just soy milk, or tofu, or green beans, or soy flour you need to be concerned about.

It's also soy lecithin and soy bean oil.

Many frozen foods are cooked in soy bean oil, even in restaurants that serve health conscious food.

A few months back I asked the waitress at a local breakfast joint I frequent what oil they use for their
eggs. She said, "We use butter."

"Very good," I replied. "But what about the potatoes?"

"I'm not sure," she said. "They come to us already done, all we do is put them on the grill and warm them up."

"Hmmm, well could you check for me how the spuds come before you put them on the grill?"

"Sure," she said.

A minute later she returned to tell me they were cooked in "soy bean oil" before they were packaged and shipped.

Men, if you've put on extra fat and you're doing "everything" to get rid of it - then look again. Read your labels on every thing you have in your home - or everything you're about ready to buy. And don't be afraid to ask the waitress at a restaurant what oil your food was cooked in.

Most of the time you'll hear, "Uh, just vegetable oil." Or "just canola oil."

When I hear this I say, "Uh, okay, let me find something else to eat."

I don't want vegetable oil, corn oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, margarine, soy bean oil, cottonseed oil and so on in my body.

You may think this extreme - but all of these oils are toxic to the body. Meanwhile, there's one oil that was bashed to smithereens by the media for years- and this one oil is one of only four that I recommend.

Get it in your body and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel - as well as how quickly your health changes for the better.

Find out about this oil and more in my Weight Loss Without Will Power.

Now, there are many other so-called health foods that you need to be aware of in the health food store.

Agave nectar is one of them. If you think all you've got to do is avoid artificial sweeteners as well as refined sugar - think again.

Not only do you want to avoid the above, plus high fructose corn syrup - but the same goes for agave.

And let me tell you, they toss this junk into a ton of health bars - including those that are made from "raw foods." Agave nectar is worse for you than HFCS - yet it's being touted as a gift from the gods.

When it comes to milk, you already know how I feel about soy - so that's out.

But many of you wrote to ask what I thought about rice milk and almond milk. I think both are FAR, FAR better than soy. I enjoy almond milk - at the same time I still read the label on the carton before I buy.

Yes, I realize that the above may sound like you have to be a food cop in your own home. Well, look at the alternatives. If you think someone else is looking out for you when your food is prepared, think again.

More on this in future installments of this email.

In the interim, never assume that "health food" is good for you. A lot of it is just as bad, if not worse, than what you'll find in the big chain supermarkets.

Matt Furey

P.S. In my Weight Loss Without Will Power program I also cover a method of Internal Power Walking that melts fat from your body incredibly fast. Also included you'll find a series of 8 movements called "The Eight to Lose Weight." These exercises will crank your metabolism and make it mega fast - go here and order NOW.

April 05, 2010

Soy What?

Last week I made mention of soy and why men who are getting "moobs" ought to take a serious look at banning it from their food program.

Scores of emails came in supporting my position - a couple arrived telling me how wrong I was, that the studies on soy did not follow proper protocol, and so on.

Reminds me of the arguments in favor of aspartame, sucralose and other artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas, protein powders and everything else. I've sat and watched a medical man dump three packs of Sweet n Low into a single iced tea - then tell me that the attacks on artificial sweeteners are not "peer-reviewed."

What's a peer review?

You send me your article for publication. I read it. And if I agree or decide it has some merit, I publish it. It doesn't mean your position is correct. It just means that your findings got published.

I realize this makes it difficult to know which is which and what is what.

That's why I believe in SELF-TESTING.

Read the varying opinions, then find out for yourself by banning certain foods and drinks from your program to see what happens.

For example, if you don't think diet sodas are bad for you, then go 30 days without them - then reintroduce them into your diet and note the changes.

Oddly enough, when I first wrote about the perils of diet soda - we received hundreds of emails from readers who took my advice. Not only did they lose weight, but they stopped having headaches, seizures and all sorts of other health issues.

Tell this to some M.D.'s who don't believe what I've written and they'll roll their eyes in disdain and say that your stories are "anecdotal." Code for saying "moot point" or "don't bother me with your personal facts, my mind is already made up."

When it comes to soy, in all it's forms and guises, I think you'll be stunned with what you discover.

First, soy is touted as a health food - so it's tossed into a great
deal of our food supply. From the soy beans in Asian restaurants, to soy milk to soy sauce to tofu to soy lecithin and soy protein.

I even go so far as to say "read the labels on your supplements."

You may be shocked that soy is in your daily fiber mix - or that soy lecithin is in your fish oil. You'll find it in your protein bars - even mixed into certain smoothie formulas.

In an ACAI berry smoothie mix it says 100% pure on the front label. But if you read the ingredients, it isn't so pure after all because the final ingredient reads, "0.5% Soy lecithin."

Perhaps you don't think that's enough soy lecithin to do any harm. Think again.

Second, over 80% of soy worldwide is GMO - meaning it is genetically modified - or not exactly real. I was telling this to an Asian family recently who vehemently objected. "Soy in our country is good for you." The lady pulled a package of tofu from the refrigerator to show me how good. I looked at the bottom and read, in plain English, "genetically engineered."

Third, soy contributes to osteoporosis in women and a host of other hormonal problems in both male and female.

Anyway, there's much more I can tell you on the positive side of eating, especially about the art of making a kick-butt weight loss smoothie.

In fact, as a member of the Furey Faithful you'll be able to download a copy of the Furey Weight Loss Smoothie lickety split - as well as a copy of the Furey Fat Blast and other special reports that'll get you looking great for summer faster than ever before.

Make sure you become a member NOW and we'll also include a copy of my all new Combat Walking DVD. This DVD will present to you the fastest way humanly possible to lose weight fast from walking. It is like nothing you have ever read or heard. And the process is so fast you may note changes in the mirror within a day or two.

Even better, with this Combat Walking method, one or two miles per day will be enough to get the fat burners churning at break-neck speed.

Again, this program is unlike anything you have ever seen or read about. So subscribe to the Furey Faithful NOW by going to the Furey Faithful and get started on this "spring-has-sprung" program.

By the way, if you drop all soy from your diet while following my Combat Walking program, you'll be even more amazed.

Get this program NOW.


Matt Furey

P.S. Free copies of my book, Combat Conditioning, the Cartoon Edition, as well as a deck of playing cards to use with my program, come with every order as well.

April 02, 2010

Better to Break a Bone

There's an old Chinese saying, "Better to break a bone that tear a tendon."

Tuesday night this truth really hit home. Here's why: My daughter was at gymnastics class and she sustained what the coaches thought was an elbow injury. It happens all the time.

Even so they advised us to get an x-ray and make sure.

Upon looking at the x-ray I spotted a break in her humerus (upper arm bone). I immediately phoned Dr. Bill an orthopaedic surgeon of the highest order - who also has some fabulous materials on avoiding knee surgery (be sure to check them

Using my i-Phone I took a photo of the x-ray and emailed it to him. As soon as he saw the film he said, "Oh, this is great. It's the best break you can ask for. She won't need surgery. She won't even need a cast. They'll probably just put a splint on it and gravity will heal it perfectly."

What a relief that was.

And true to his words, the docs in Emergency confirmed, almost verbatim, what Dr. Bill said.

So my daughter is inconvenienced for a few days with a splint - and my wife and I are grateful the injury wasn't worse.

At a young age you don't often hear of kids tearing tendons - but as we get older, tendons and ligaments are very common injuries.

Elbow tendonitis is a perfect example. So is plantar fasciitis. Then there's carpal tunnel pain - and so on.

I've personally dealt with a number of tendon injuries - and learned how to "fix" each of them on my own without drugs, surgery or any other medical procedure.

Just tried and true tendon exercises that I've learned in China or from Chinese kung fu masters. These exercises have not only gotten me out of pain - they've done the same for the people I've shown them to in my DVDs.

Wouldn't you like to be the next person to rid yourself of a nagging tendon injury?

If so, then be sure to check out the links listed below - as Mother Nature herself, along with the Zen Master of Exercise, may have the best news you've heard in a long time.

For carpal tunnel go to

For heel, achilles or plantar fasciitis go to

For elbow tendonitis go to

And if you want to learn how to avoid knee surgery, be sure to visit Dr. Bill here

Otherwise, have a great, great day.


Matt Furey

P.S. Make sure you're tuning into my tips at as well. Especially if you've got a son or daughter who is an athlete.

March 17, 2010

Green & Gold For You

A Happy St. Patrick's Day to YOU.

And to make it even better than what you may have planned, today you can join forces with me in an unprecedented opportunity to spread the message of physical, mental and spiritual health - and be financially rewarded for doing so.

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Matt Furey

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March 16, 2010

St. Paddy's Day Announcement

Being of Irish descent, I thought tomorrow would be the perfect day to make a major announcement that can positively effect your bank balance.

So tomorrow when you're wearing your green and gold - look for a message from me about having more green and gold - and how I'm prepared to help you get more of it.

Look for the "Green and Gold" email tomorrow morning - and make sure you're one of the first in line, ready to
act quickly.


Matt Furey

P.S. I'll be holding a special teleseminar at no charge for those who are accepted in this extraordinary opportunity.

March 08, 2010

The Best Thing About Losing

Last Saturday afternoon my son's baseball team was leading 7-3 in the third inning. Both sets of grandparents were watching the "sure-thing" victory.

Two innings later, the game ended 11-7. The kids were crushed.

But their coach knew just what to say to lift their spirits - and I took note.

"Men, the best thing about losing games like this is you get to forget about them. But when you WIN - you get to remember those moments FOREVER."

WOW. What a great message. Focus on your victories. Forget about your losses.

Two weeks ago when I was coaching a group of men and women in Phoenix, Arizona, I put everyone through an exercise where you go back into your past and find your "winningest moment." Once found, you relive it with even greater emotion and glory than the day it happened.

Before doing this exercise, a 53-year old Canadian man came forward to tell a story about "the hit" he got in a baseball game when he was 12.

His team was down by a run - with two outs and the bases loaded. As he took the plate he overheard people in the stands saying, "Ah, we got this one. This guy's our home run hitter."

And he was. That year he'd slammed 14 home runs.

He swung and missed the first two pitches. Then on the third pitch he connected with all his might and the ball sailed into the outfield. Deep, deep into centerfield.

As he was telling this story I noted water in his eyes, 41 years after the fact.

I wondered why. Then he revealed the rest of the story...

The ball sailed and sailed. It was going to be the game winning walk-off home run. He would be the hero of the day.

But at the very last moment, the outfielder leaped high enough for the ball to hit his glove.

And caught it.

Game over.

"You told me you got a HIT," I said "In the U.S. that's not a HIT - that's an OWT (trying my best to speak Canadian)."

The man smiled for the first time - but was still a bit choked up about his memory.

"How many home runs did you hit again," I asked.

"Fourteen," he said.

"Could you tell me about the best one you hit."

"Actually, I can't remember any of them."

"Huh? You hit 14 home runs in one season and you can't remember any of them?"


"Well, your assignment for right now then is to remember your home runs. ALL of them."

I then turned to the others and said, "And the same assignment applies to you. Remember your home runs - and create more of them. Stop focusing on the losses - unless you want more of them."

Over the next few hours our Canadian brother began to recall his REAL hits - his home runs - and then he relived them in his Theatre of the Mind. And when he left the meeting he was all the better for having done so.

Focusing on your victories is basic and fundamental to your success. And like anything, the basics and fundamentals are the keys to victory.

If you haven't updated and/or reviewed your WIN LIST - do so immediately. Then focus on your victories and forget about your losses.

The best thing about your losses is you get to leave them behind.

The best thing about your wins is that you get to remember them for the rest of your life.

Matt Furey

P.S. In Zero Resistance Living you learn how to focus on your victories in a way that will catapult you onto success, day after day. Year after year.
Discover how by going to here.

March 03, 2010

Are You a Natural?

Last weekend my son struck out the side in a Little League baseball game.

On Sunday a friend came over to work out with me. He asked how the game went and I gave him the
scoop about how my youngin' whiffed three batters in a row.

He then turns to my son and says, "You're a natural."

I immediately recoiled and said, "He's a natural at knowing he better practice if he's going to be good."

There are two extremes when it comes to coaching kids - or adults, for that matter.

One is to criticize severely and never offer anything positive.

The other is to flatter and praise too early and too often, which can and often does cause the person being stroked to lose interest. After all, if you're being coddled before victory, what's the point in striving to succeed?

I prefer the middle path. It's called teaching those you love and those you coach to practice, practice,

Regardless of who praises you and for what - you practice.

Regardless of who criticizes you and for what - you practice.

I believe in praising others for that which deserves praise and can be duplicated. Telling someone he's
a natural is not one of those situations. It's feedback that does nothing to move you along the path. It
makes you stop and think, "Am I really?" instead of thinking, "What can I DO to get even better?"

Earlier in my life I was told I was a natural writer.

Later on I was told I was a natural speaker.

Neither statement led to anything positive. Neither statement helped me grow in either field. Neither
helped me succeed in the slightest.

"You're a natural," someone says.

"So what?" I reply.

Show me how you practice - and later still, how you play - and even more so, how you react to victory -
as well as defeat - then we'll see how 'natural' you are.

When you are at your best, when you're most natural at what you do - that's the day when you know you've put in your time and paid your dues via the power of repetition.

That's the moment in time when you know what it really feels like to be Unbeatable.

Fortunately, I've seen those moments - those unbeatable times. And I've written about how I got there in a way that will inspire you or your children to overcome the odds and make more out of yourself than any 'natural' label can ever bestow.

When you order a copy of my new book you'll never forget the day you pick up the book and begin reading. You won't be able to put it down until you're finished. And afterward you'll keep thinking about it - and passing this powerful message on.

Order now and as a special bonus I'm going to toss in a copy of an audio CD entitled The Power of Thought Vibration - a $39 value - yours gratis because you went for it NOW.


Matt Furey

P.S. You may be born with natural gifts and talent - but as Mark Twain once wrote, "Talent is useless without training, thank God."



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