The Fighter's Body by Loren W. Christensen and Wim Demeere

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  • As a martial artist, you have special needs. Have you ever wondered how that latest fad diet might affect your performance on the mat?


Binding Paperback
Publisher Turtle Press
Country of Origin USA
Number of Pages 287
Pubilcation Date 2003
Condition New

Product details

  • Martial Arts Book
  • by Loren Christensen
  • and Wim Demeere
  • Loads of Photos
  • Great Book

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As a martial artist, you have special needs. Have you ever wondered how that latest fad diet might affect your performance on the mat? Ever wanted to take off a few extra pounds? How about putting on muscle without slowing down? Make weight for a tourna-ment? Lose 5 pounds fast? Eat better? Change weight classes? Confused about supple-ments, vitamins and protein shakes? Can't make sense of the food pyramid? Don't know where to start?
Start here. Author Loren Christensen and personal trainer Wim Demeere combine their knowledge of martial arts, weight training, nutrition, diet and exercise to answer your questions and put you on the road to becoming the best martial arts athlete you can be.
This book will answer your questions about important topics including:
* Why some diets are harmful for martial artists
* How to calculate your protein needs for training
* When and how to use supplements
How to eat at fast food places and not ruin your diet
Why it's okay to splurge on "Dirt Day"
How to safely make weight for a tournament Why HIlT training is essential to weight loss
What to eat on competition days
• How to create a plan that works and stick to it
Loren W. Christensen began studying the martial arts in 1965. Over the years, he has used his training as a military policeman in Saigon, Vietnam, a police officer for 25 years in Portland, Oregon, and as a karate tournament competitor, capturing 53 wins. He has authored 25 books including best selling titles such as Solo Training and Fighter's Fact Book. He has recently starred in five instructional martial arts videos.
m Demeere began training at the age of 14, studying the grappling arts of judo and jujitsu for veral years before turning to the kick/punch arts of traditional kung fu and full-contact fighting.
He won four national titles and a bronze medal at the 1995 World Wushu Championships. In 2001, he became the national coach of the Belgian Wushu fighting team. Wim instructs both business executives and athletes in nutrition, strength and endurance, and a variety of martial arts styles.
"The Fighter's Body analyzes why some diets work and others don't, how to find one that works for you, and how to use your diet to maximize your martial arts training. This book is essential reading for top competitors and weekend warriors alike." ~ Martina Sprague, Author of Fighting Science


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