Art of Expressing the Human Body, The

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Tuttle Publishing, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Learn the secrets to obtaining Bruce Lee's astounding physique with this insightful martial arts training book.

The Art of Expressing the Human Body, a title coined by Bruce Lee himself to describe his approach to martial arts, documents the techniques he used so effectively to perfect his body for superior health and muscularity.

Beyond his martial arts and acting abilities, Lee's physical appearance and strength were truly astounding. He achieved this through an intensive and ever-evolving conditioning regime that is being revealed for the first time in this book.

Drawing on Lee's own notes, letters, diaries and training logs, Bruce Lee historian John Little presents the full extent of Lee's unique training methods including nutrition, aerobics, isometrics, stretching and weight training.

In addition to serving as a record of Bruce Lee's own training, The Art of Expressing the Human Body, with its easy-to-understand and simple-to-follow training routines, is a valuable source book for those who seek dramatic improvement in their health, conditioning, physical fitness, and appearance.

This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:
  • Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts
  • Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon
  • Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu
  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
  • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
  • Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

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Amazing insight into the training methodologies and mind of one of the greatest MA pioneers of all time. Read full review

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Points for presenting accurate source material, but decent amount of duplication and the tl;dr is he was a fitness nerd who tried everything. Read full review

About the author (1998)

John Little is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee, his training methods, and philosophies. Little is the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations. He is the Associate Publisher of Bruce Lee magazine and the managing editor of Knowing is Not Enough, the official newsletter of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus, the official Bruce Lee martial arts organization. Little's articles have appeared in every martial arts and health and fitness magazine in North America including Muscle and Fitness. He is the author of The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee, and co-author of Power Factor Training, The Golfer's Two-Minute Workout, and Static Contraction Training for Bodybuilders. A native of Canada, John is an expert in the fields of martial arts, bodybuilding, and physical conditioning.

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