Product DescriptionYou have an owner’s manual for your car, your stereo and even your blender, so why not your body? The Fighter’s Body is exactly that, an owner’s manual for your body, the most complex piece of equipment you will ever own. 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 weigh. . . More >>

The Fighter’s Body: An Owner’s Manual : Your Guide to Diet, Nutrition, Exercise and Excellence in the Martial Arts

  1. Johannes says:

    Bagels (!) on the cover of a book about healthy eating, lots of fruit, no meat, no fish, no fats, this is going to be bad. The contents: low-carb diets are bad diets, ok. . . “you can eat healthy at a fast food joint”. . . , that’s really new to me. I know I can skip this one.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. So much of this book is dedicated to competition. The exercises given are pretty basic, a few new and interesting ideas, nothing tremendous or special. I’ve read through it cover to cover and while the writing is entertaining it just wasn’t suited for me personally. I was looking for more extensive and dynamic exercises, ways to improve all around performance that I wouldn’t see other places. This book gives you ideas and tips on improving your performance, but they are run of the mill ideas that you would get from an averagely knowledgeable person.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. There’s a lot of fluff and useless opinions littered through out the book. Some references to researched material were made but the author didn’t expand on them too much. For a person who had never done any reading on this subject matter will find this very easy to read and will have a general understand of what book they should buy next :). For the rest of us that demand more, this book doesn’t cut it.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. NoMOARplz says:

    This book doesn’t really provide anything of substance. It’s written in a rather specious style interspersed with occasional bits of humor.

    It could’ve been made better by actually making reccomendations rather than providing generic advice about things. I didn’t come away from the book feeling like I actually learnt anything new.

    This book has more than a few pages, and probably could’ve been used more constructively rather than endless anecdotes. Not so much ‘an owner’s manual’ as the title suggests. More of a: we’ll tell you what you’ve already been told before, and has been printed many times before, except we make a few jokes here and there.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. R. Frey says:

    This book is ok. Through out the whole book they talk about how their opinions are wishy-washy. They never give a clear answer and are very unsure about giving you a definite answer. They leave out important formulas about calories and many other things. Not a terrible book but not a good one either. Maybe very confusing for some and lacks any backbone or definite answers. Some of the stuff in this book has been proven bad or even good for you, but they say the opposite. There is no fight preparation diet plans or any true relevance to Fighting. Would not recommend you buy.
    Rating: 3 / 5