Hello Mr. Furey,
I’m curious after reading your copy for your new product, Power Postures, how long your workouts are and whether you can still do all the exercises you promoted in Combat Conditioning. It sounds like you are taking the easy path now and not working out much at all.
Great question and quite the contrary to what you are thinking.
First, YES, I can still do all the exercises in Combat Conditioning, and I still teach them. But I incorporate the Power Postures-Tiger Tendon exercises in a big way and they’ve made the exercises I have promoted for over 20 years much easier.
As for how long my workouts are, that depends. Two nights ago my workout lasted 2 hours 5 minutes. Last night I only tracked the final part of my workout. It lasted 1 hour 35 minutes. I probably did 15 minutes of training prior to that, plus I had a 20-minute workout yesterday morning.
Now here’s the kicker: I don’t set out to train this long, and I don’t track or time any of my exercises. I get into a flow and just go. Many times I begin by suggesting to myself that I am only going to train for a few minutes, but what inevitably happens with this approach is that I feel so good doing this workout that I keep going.
This is not a model I suggest you begin following immediately.
I suggest you start small, with simple goals. Make yourself comfortable in your workout and allow this zone of comfort to expand way beyond what you would have believed possible. If you start out big, training becomes a chore, and chores turn into bores you’d rather put off.
With my current approach, I enjoy every second of the training, and as a result of it, I am stronger, more flexible and quicker than I used to be. THAT is saying something, me thinks.
Additionally, I sleep sounder and recover faster.
Here endeth the lesson.