Over the weekend I received a surprise in my email inbox.
’twas from Phil Campbell, a master speed coach and author of Ready, Set Go! Synergy Fitness – a book I have raved about for years, as well as his more recent Sprint 8: Maximum Results. Minimum Time, which is another gem on sprint training and its profound positive effect on fat loos and muscle gain.
In his books, Phil teaches how he transformed his middle-aged body and ran a 4.7 40-yard dash at 50 years of age. Absolutely phenomenal, eh? So I think the man knows what he’s rapping about.
Anyway, the big surprise was what Phil wrote about my Combat Stretching program. Here goes:
“Matt Furey’s Combat Stretching gets results! Every athlete needs to get it and follow it to improve performance.
In recent years, a few studies have been taken out of context in an attempt to prove static stretching is not beneficial. This is a ridiculous conclusion.
Matt Furey doesn’t go with the crowd. He teaches what works and his Combat Stretching works.
As a speed technique coach for 40 years, I can tell you flexibility is the secret weapon in speed improvement. If you want to help a young athlete improve performance by improving speed, get “Combat Stretching.” It works, and you’ll physically see and feel flexibility improvement within days.
I didn’t say you will like stretching. I personally dislike it. No, I hate it. But the truth is athletes will not live up to their potential unless they are doing a flexibility program like Combat Stretching.
If you are an aging adult like me (age 70 next year) and your aren’t combat stretching, stop taking the pain supplements and follow Matt Furey’s Combat Stretching. Your lower back, shoulders and knees will thank you.”
Phil Campbell, M.S., M.A. FACHE-R, ACSM C-PT.
Thank you so much, Phil. I’m thrilling you are using Combat Stretching and getting results. Your email made my month. Keep me posted on your progress.