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A Little Late to the Party
You know, every now and then I have to go off the reservation.
About 2 years ago, a book called "The Kite Runner"
was published. It was a New York Times bestseller in
hardcover and is a paperback bestseller now.
I never heard of it. It's not that I don't read, or don't
appreciate literature. I do and my library is hard to match
Naturally, I'm a believer in the Jim Rohn saying: "The difference
between where you are today and where you'll be five years from
now will be found in the quality of books you've read."
Rohn also said that you'll instantly be able to tell how successful
a person is by observing how big his library is compared to his
Personally, I have four very large bookcases in my home filled.
Have four very large ones at my office filled as well. And
I have books and courses scattered all over Kingdom Come,
including an ever-growing collection that I keep in China.
Truth is, I have more books packed away in boxes than I have
in my bookcases. And from time to time I like to make a few
My brother Sean recently sent me "The Kite Runner" before I left
for China, along with a biography of Alexander Hamilton.
Now the Hamilton book looked like it might take some serious time
to get through, so I decided to read a few pages of "The Kite Runner."
2 pages in I was hooked. That doesn't happen very often, and in fact,
I can't remember being grabbed like that for a long time. 48 hours later
The book was written by Khaled Hosseini, a native of Afghanistan.
I'm not going to tell you what's in the book. There's nothing I hate
more than knowing the end of a book or movie, or too much of the plot.
I will tell you it's a tour de force, and you'll be a better person for reading
When I finished reading very early in the morning, the sun was just coming
up. I picked up a jump rope, headed out in back of the house here, and started
doing a little interval routine found in Combat Conditioning.
I gotta say I worked up a helluva sweat. I've been doing a lot of rope jumping
since I arrived in China; there's just something in the air here that lends
itself to that kind of training. But it can be done anywhere.
I'm also doing some stair sprinting (a close ally of hill sprints), and unlike
Florida, there is no shortage of hills here on the island. My brother-in-law and
plotted out a cruncher course for later in the week, the last hill being a
monster. It's about 200 yards with about an 7% incline. (Don't try this at home
unless you are already in very good shape.)
Kick butt - take names.
P.S. I got a letter the other day about why you shouldn't do Hindu Squats. The
guy's doctor told him he would get "Knee Shearing." This is one of the most
bogus myths ever perpetuated. And to have a doctor promote the myth is
really exasperating. I researched this years ago, along with several doctors who
use my program, and "Knee shearing" is a myth. None of us were able to find a
single shred of evidence that bodyweight squatting produced "Knee shearing." On
the contrary; many who once had bad knees now swear by them.
The key is to do them correctly. Yes, there are a lot of idiots out there teaching
"their" version of Hindu squats, pushups and so on. But those who really want
to learn the right way to do them .. well, they visit Furey Central and hit the