Shilling To Get In Shape

You may have noticed a "BlogAd" in the right column, telling you that you can "get fit fast" and "master your own bodyweight." I now have a copy of the advertised book, Matt Furey's Combat Conditioning: Functional Exercises for Fitness and Combat Sports, and so far it looks pretty good. The claim -- calisthenics can get you in better shape than weights or other equipment training -- is a bold one. Since I can't currently afford a gym membership, and would dearly love to be able to get into solid shape without having to go someplace special to exercise, Matt's claim is one that I'd like to prove true. So I'm going to give it a shot. I'll report back in a week or two and let you know how it's going. I doubt I'll have a washboard belly or tree-trunk neck before the ad stops running (it expires on July 12th), but I'll let you know how things are while there's still time to click. --Howard