It’s funny to watch people “try” to stretch. And how they do it all wrong.
Before getting started, for example, you’ll see the familiar frown etched upon the face. This is the first indicator that the “stretchee” doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Then you’ll see the breathing stop. This is the second indicator that the stretchee is clueless. Most people stretch like they’re afraid something is going to break or tear. When this fear circumnavigates the brain, breathing comes to a halt. As if this will help.
After this the stretchee locks his muscles and refuses to give them a command that will let them unwind. This third indicator is how the muscles freeze. You want them to relax and let go – but your frown, lack of proper breathing and emotional state cause you to accidentally send the wrong message to your central nervous system. So despite trying to gain flexibility, you get tighter.
I teach how to correct all this in great detail in my Combat Stretching course. In the promo for the course I promise that you can double your flexibility in one evening. The truth is this: You can double it in 20 to 30 minutes if you follow what I teach.
While in Tokyo I met with an American who told me how he didn’t believe it was possible to double his flexibility at all, much less in one evening. Yet, when he followed the program, he was shocked at how quickly the improvements came.
One of the drawbacks, or selling features (depending on your point of view) of the Combat Stretching series, is my use of colorful language throughout. There have been a few people who’ve taken offense at my carefree use of the English language – especially because they bought the series to listen to it with their young kids. If this is the case for you as well – and you don’t want to blame me for your child’s swearing habit – then it’s probably better to not get this series. Probably also a good idea to not let your child out of the house.
I learned my swearing back in Iowa, where I’m from. I’ve curbed the habit during almost all of my products, but Combat Stretching, for whatever reason, was a series in which I unlocked more than a few tight muscles. I’ve often thought of coming out with a ‘G’ version of the same program, but always decide against it at the last moment. In the Book of Furey, there’s a time and place for all forms of language – even that which is off-color.
So you know, my swearing habit is not quite a bad as General George S. Patton’s – you can’t go beyond possibility, me thinks. And I think if you keep this in perspective when viewing the DVDs, then you’ll find a way to forgive me for the few times where I let ‘er rip.
Anyway, remember the three keys I gave you in this tip when you have the program playing in your home or office.
Unlock those tight muscles. Inhale – exhale and …