Over a span of many years, I worked with a number of athletes who came to me with pain and stiffness all over their bodies.
After watching them move for a very brief period, it didn’t take a stroke of genius to see what some of the major contributing factors were.
One of the biggest was their inflexiblity in the spine. Whether we’re talking about the cervical, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae, these athletes never really
What’s more – most of them have zero clues as to why it was important – and how it could help their performance.
But as soon as the understood the value – their performance improved. So can yours – even if you don’t consider yourself and athlete.
Well, let’s see. The spine is the center of your body. All movements in sports or martial arts that are rotational or directional, cannot be done without the spine. Whether you’re pushing, pulling, twisting, rolling, jumping or spinning, try doing it with a kink in your neck or back.
One seemingly tiny knot in the side of your neck makes a big difference when it comes to mobility. Everything about your game is thrown off.
Same goes for lower back pain – or pain anywhere else along the spine.
So think of this: How much sense does it make to NOT be regularly training the spine?
Even so, most people just don’t get it because they’ve never FELT or experienced the benefits of having a neck and back that are looser, more flexible and consequently, more powerful.
As for those who aren’t competitive athletes, many think of their neck and back as something the doctor can help them with… when something goes wrong. And it does for about 80% of Americans. Not good odds.
Yet, experience shows me that the more time I spend exercising my neck with gentle, free-flowing Chi movements, the more I enjoy every part of my day.
Here are some of the many benefits – just to training the neck (I’ll cover the rest of the spine later on):
1. Increased range of motion in the neck, traps, shoulders and hips. Yep, the neck bones are connected to much more than “the neck.” Much of the tension and pain you have in your shoulders and traps directly ties into your neck. The more you train your neck, the more everything else in your body gets looser along with it.
2. Increased mental clarity and alertness. Who’d a thunk that exercising your neck would benefit your brain? The idea is preposterous. NOT.
3. Improved glandular function. You have three of your seven endocrine glands from the neck up: Thyroid, pineal and pituitary. None of those glands are important, right? Wrong. And moving your neck with a systematic exercise program may just “wake you” and your body up at a whole new
4. Greater creativity. Nah, couldn’t be? Well, my experience is as follows: Increased blood flow to the brain equals a sharper, more creative mind.
There are many more benefits I can give – but I think you get the idea.
If you want to get the maximum out of life, you need to regularly train your neck. You need to continually give yourself a “check up from the neck up.”
I start my day with a series of standing neck exercises. And I’d love to teach them to you so that your days FLOW, too.
They make a HUGE difference in how you feel as well as how you perform.
These exercises will be going up later this week on the Furey Faithful member’s site.
All my students are going to go “ape” over these exercises. I’d love for you to be one of those who benefits as well.
Over the next 12 months, there’s going to be a ton more added to the member’s site – and there’s already thousands in value on the site already.
And each and every month, the content that goes up will easily equal (if not exceed) the annual fee. This means you’ll literally be getting at least the value of the membership.
Make sure you “take advantage” of this offer NOW, my friend.
Your neck – and the rest of your body/mind will thank you for doing
Matt “Coach” Furey
P.S. Make sure you read the offer on the site because there’s a seminar you can attend for no charge that’s currently available to those who “seize the day.” Be one of them.