I’d been a member of Matt Furey’s mailing list for nearly a year. And anyone who has received emails from Matt knows that he is a highly proficient marketer.
In contrast to many though, Matt isn’t just another Internet marketer trying to sell you a fitness product, he’s a champion wrestler, martial artist, and president of the Psycho Cybernetics Foundation with 30 odd years experience in body conditioning.
Despite all this, I still refrained from buying one of his products for a long time, but never unsubscribed from his list, mainly because I always found his emails interesting and at times entertaining.
One day, however, Matt started sending me emails about his Combat Stretching program, and suddenly his verbiage started to hit a personal note, it was as if he was talking directly to me. That might sound a little cheesy, and like good marketing on his behalf, but he described me to a ‘T’.
The strong guy who has spent time building a desirable physique in the gym, yet lacks flexibility and is subsequently picking up injuries when participating in sports.
Building lower back strength
I never could sit crossed-legged in assembly at school, I never stretched before a soccer match in my teens, and I have never been able to touch my toes.
And with age, being tall, I have started to stoop over, my posture is awful, and I have been sidelined for 2 soccer seasons due to persistent hamstring injuries, which I am convinced are connected to my lack of flexibility. All this for a supposedly strong, fit guy who does martial arts just like Matt does; it’s all quite embarrassingly really.
So it was time to address this lack of flexibility and try out Matt’s critically acclaimed Combat Stretching, and boy am I glad I did. I am not kidding you, after just part 1 of the 4 part video series I was feeling re-energized. I felt like I was stretching internal muscles I hadn’t used for years.
Not bad for a big guy, huh?
Matt starts off with a mixture of eastern and western style stretching techniques, drawing on sumo wrestling and Tai Chi techniques, and mixing in the more familiar western bridge and shoulder rolls using a towel.
One thing I noticed straight away, particularly from the shoulder rolls, was that my body was pumping up like I was working out, but without the weights.
The pain in my lower back left over from Tuesday’s deadlifts had disappeared by the morning, and for the first time I got out of bed feeling like a 32 year old instead of a 50 year old that had run a marathon the day before.
I can honestly say that no product has had such an instantly powerful affect on me like this did.
Of course I can only do about 50% of what Matt is asking, but as the days go by I am becoming more flexible and feel a million dollars for it.
For anyone that lacks flexibility and is suffering injuries and or pain because of it, I highly recommend Matt Furey’s Combat Stretching.
All the exercises are doable in the comfort of your own home, and Matt encourages you to go at your own pace. It’s all step-by-step easy to memorize stuff that you can take with you on the road to hotels, friend’s houses, the gym or the park.
For me this gets 5 out of 5,simply because it has really changed my life for the better. I can touch my toes now and I hope to return to soccer next season, fingers crossed!