This just in. A man in the U.S. Army took it upon himself to
test my program out in pursuit of making it into the Green
Beret. What happened? Read on. My comments to follow:
I found your products about two years ago based on an ad
with a title like “Ditch the weights, ditch the cardio” or something
equally obnoxious. Your claims and the very reasonable price
for Combat Conditioning made it worth my while to give it a shot.
Over the last year, I’ve decided to put Combat Conditioning to the
ultimate test. Since last January, I have been training for Special
Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), a 24-day course where
the Army tests your physical and mental fitness to determine if they
will train you to become a green beret. The course is intense and
tests your physical and mental limits, forcing candidates to move
over hundreds of miles on foot, perform strenuous physical tasks,
and operate out in the wilderness, Many do not complete the course
and of those that do, some still end up not getting selected.
As preparation for this course, I used Combat Conditioning as my
workout plan with the addition of a few, military specific activities
(mostly road marches with a rucksack) to prepare me for the
course. Below are some observations I had about my physical
fitness level and training program that you will most likely find
interesting as well, but probably not surprising:
1. Despite the strenuous nature of the course (that he was put
through), I never woke up with muscle soreness the next morning
from physical activities.
2. I never had any joint problems at the course (knees, ankles, back,
etc.) in spite of having several previous injuries from sports and other
3. I finished in the top 25% on all of the runs in spite of the fact that
the only running I did prior to the course was hill sprinting.
4. I was able to complete all of the varied physical events with ease.
5. I was able to double the number of pullups I can do in less than a
month using nothing but the pullup chapter in Gama-Fitness even though
everything else I had tried kept me at a plateau.
6. Out of the 296 who started the course, I was among the 119 who
Bottom line: Combat Conditioning works and it got me to my goal of
Thanks for putting these products together and sharing them with guys
like me who are looking for a better way to get into a$$ kicking shape.
1LT Brendan McManus
Det 1, 1st Bn, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
MD Army National Guard
M.F. Great work, Brendan. Thanks a million for sending this. Continue
to train and you’ll go far. I am thrilled you used my book to accomplish
your objective. No matter how many times people tell me things like
you have stated, I am happy each and every time. Guys like you have
made Combat Conditioning the int’l best-seller it is today. Now help the
Army “ditch the weights.”
If you don’t already own Combat Conditioning, I’d like
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by going to http://www.mattfurey.com/inner_circle.html
Kick butt – take names,
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