A couple days ago I received an email from long-time customer, Don Cummings, an old-time strongman, who recently bent 176 horseshoes, at an ALS charity event.
Here’s what he wrote:
I bought Power Postures a while back and really enjoyed it. I got away from the program for whatever reason. I was recently injured. I am an old time strongman. I was setting a world record for bending the most horseshoes ever at a charity event. I ended up tearing my pec and having pec repair surgery. I just started using the power postures program again. My training is really limited. I still have one arm in the immobilizer. I am really enjoying the power postures right now. I am concentrating on the warm up exercises and the first two postures. I can do them with my one arm immobilized. I am also trying to do as much training with the rest of my body as I can. I would like to know what your recommendation is for where to fit the power postures in with the rest of your training. Do you do it separate, for example power postures in the morning and the rest of your training in the afternoon? Do you do the power postures and then the rest of your training afterwards? I am really enjoying the postures and feel like I am getting a great deal of benefit from the program. I also brought back out your book the Martial Art of Wrestling and I’m doing the internal strength exercises in that book. Thank you for your help.
Damn! I’m torn between congratulating you on your record-setting performance and feeling sorry about the injury you sustained. As you know, sometimes when you “go where no man has gone before,” there are unintended consequences that ride along with the achievement.
I’m happy to see that you are getting back on the Power Postures and find them so valuable. They will help you recover from this injury much faster.
As for my own training with them, I usually do the loosening exercises first thing in the morning as they increase mobility and activate the spiraling energy that is part of every posture. Then I do the postures. After this I do my martial arts practice and what a difference they make. Everything flows so much better. Everything is so much easier.
Later in the day I practice other postures that are not in the first level program, along with a variety of calisthenics and isometrics. Some of them are variations of what I taught in Combat Conditioning.
I suggest we do a Zoom call where I give you more details (no charge as this will be a thank you for what you’ve done for the ALS charity).
WOW! A tip of the cap to Don for what he accomplished. Truly amazing. Hope to get him back to full throttle soon.
P.S. If you want greater mobility, faster recovery, more internal strength and power, and improved athleticism or martial skill – go to PowerPostures.com