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You guys have likely heard the name.
The man who started with nary a pot to piss in, and went on to become a multi-millionaire and has two home in two continents (and probably counting as we speak, hehe).
And then some.
A man that has motivated MILLIONS of peope globally.
A MAN that yours truly looks up to, admires, and always has.
And a man that was the basis for 0 Excuses Fitness in terms of a FEW of the other exercises – the main ones – and a man that I made my mind up to get better at certain exercises than he likely is. ;)
Hey, it's always about the “student” besting the teacher!
That is what I tell ALL my customers.
I don't care if it is Gautam who I once told could do pull-ups BETTER than I could if he just buckled down and did the thing! (which he DID DO).
Or if it's Charles Mitchell whose furiously working the exercises in Pushup Central (especially the fingertip versions ;)) ...
(As I told him – you can best me at them!)
He said he wasn't quite up to par as yet, but hey.
And I'm sure he'll get ther e(but I WILL be training too in the meantime, hehe. ;)).
But the point stands.
And as I've been comunicating with John Walker, the customer I speak so highly of, and the custommer that left me many a glowing review (with reason – and this is important – you'll see why beneath) ... a recent communique from him left me speechless.
Again in a good way!
He literally compared me to the legend.
Something I've often done privately (including with Ben Settle, another genuis and legend if there ever was one – not fitness related tho).
And something I never thought despite my books reachin thousands of people globally anyone would say.
Matt Furey, my friends, is truly a LEGEND.
Along with a few others I could name (Brooks Kubik being one!).
Anyway ... enough babble from me.
Here is the email and followeth my response too.
Dear RahulYou are most welcome my friend, I just hope that I've done you justice as I don't write a lot of reviews, that's because I do not put much faith in other peoples opinions (opinions are like arseholes "everyone's got one") and I do not take anything I'm told at face value whether it's good or bad.I tend to think most people are like minded and wish to make their own mind up about whether a product has true merit or whether it's just overhyped garbage.With regard to your books I'm more than happy to shout from the rooftops how great they really are, whether anyone will be interested in what I have to say is "unknown" but if it helps you in any way then I'm more than happy to write as many reviews as you want.I know there seems to be a lot of sceptics out there these days and if you try to give people your honest opinion they automatically assume you've had some kind incentive if the review is a positive one.Your books on your training methods are unique I have never read anything like them, the closest being Combat Conditioning by Matt Furey, however, Matt's book could only be considered "basic training" compared to the "advanced methods" you proscribe in your books and although I don't own them all (yet) I know from what I do have that they are the best training books on the planet bar none, thank you for publishing the best training material in the world.Warmest RegardsJohn.
REsponse beneath -
Once again, thanks!! Yes those reviews did justice and then some ... and well ... enough said on that - I'm equally eager for them books to reach you so you can start cranking the workouts, and DO THEM justice too! ;)
(As I'm sure you agree, hehe).
Yes, I agree. Opinion are indeed like A-holes, but when that opinion is backed by FACT (as yours are) and has the RING of TRUTH to it (as a buddy of mine once told me) - well - then they do count!
Yes, do keep writing reviews - either on Amazon or to me personally (whichever works better for you is fine - although Amazon etc is probably the best best as "more people" would see it there) ...
And last, but not least, thank you again! To be compared to Matt Furey and as you rightly say, the workouts being more advanced than what the LEGEND (Furey) put out - well - I am left speechless for one. In a good way! But yeah, thats why I mentioned Matt in 0 Excuses Fitness - he deserves the mention and then some!
And so it goes. Thanks again my brother - you truly DO make all of this worth it!
Well my friend, enough said on that one eh.
I'm out for now – back soon!
PS – I was just telling my daughter how to do Math (something about addition – the question was a great one) – and the first thing I told her ? Handstand pushups solve all problems!
(and those of you paying attention on the other site KNOW WHAT I MEAN! ;-))
Next thing I know, she's in a handstand, hehe, and the four “sums” seem to be over and gone by the wind.
Again enough said!!!
PS #2 – Pick up Kiddie Fitness for your kids right now, my friend. It truly is a better gift than smartphone, endless inane videos, and other such “nonsense”. Get them started now. Get them started on the right PATH EARLY – I did mine at the age of 6 months on the monkey bars, and have never once looked BACK!!
PPS - It isn't often that my hands "shake" while writing, but really. Matt Furey. He is a legend!
PPS #2 - Just remembered, you ADVANCED trainees will love the ADVANCED book on pull-ups - pick it up right here - Pull-ups - from STUD to SUPER STUD within WEEKS!
I saw the following (and fantastic!) quote from Mark Twain this evening.
The two most important days of your life are . . .
. . . the day you’re born, and the day you figure out WHY you’re born!
This rang true the minute I read it, and here I am now, writing to YOU about it.
Napoleon Hill often spoke about having a central purpose in life, the #1 thing you want to do ABOVE all!
Something you really, really want to do. Were meant to do. Are so good at that NOT even your most ardent detractors have criticized you while you’re doing it . ..
. . . your true purpose in life, as it were!
Napoleon Hill speaks of this a lot in “Outwitting the Devil” when he details the trials and tribulations he went through in life, all because (as the “voice” told him!) “he was neglecting his major purpose in life”.
And for me that would seem to be writing.
And, working out!
As Cindy once famously told me, you’re a writer, and a FIGHTER.
And as my buddy from the Marines once told me in 2018 I believe it was . . . “That’s all you do! Working out is your LIFE!”
And being that I was writing 0 Excuses Fitness and certain other books at the time, yes, it was!
The diet was pure, and the workouts were intense and then some.
And I understood what Stallone for one meant when he got into the sort of awesome shape you saw him in 1980’s (not to say he’s not in good shape NOW! Stallone is a living legend bar NONE) when he said “after a certain point, my body started to eat away it’s own fat”.
Might sound horrible, but it’s a good thing in SOME ways (not all - - Stallone’s routine then was extremely unhealthy, but not mine).
Anyway, point of all this is to ask you, my friend, if YOU have found your true purpose in life.
I don’t mean the job you’re working at, or the two cars you own, or any other material possession.
Speaking of which, I remember a meme I once posted on Wechat, which went something like - -
I can measure a man’s true character by how he stands up when he is stripped of his house, car, college degrees . . . (and a host of other things that “don’t really count in the grand scheme of things”).
What were YOU put on this earth to do, my friend?
Only YOU can answer that question, but I’ll tell you this much – when you find the answer, you’ll be one satisfied customer at the end of the day!
And on that note, I’m out. Back soon!!
PS – Got into it again in the park today with some bozos hell bent on interrupting my workout. Ugh!
PS #2 – I’ve always loved doing pushups, and ‘twas but a matter of time before I just HAD to put out the best damn course there is on pushups (I challenge you to find a better one out there! ?) – Pushup Central.