Shaolin Fitness Secrets: Hardcore Training Secrets of the Ancient Chinese Monks (Ring-bound) by Robert LaPointe (Author)
The Shaolin Temple in China is famous for developing training techniques which improved the physical and mental strength, focus, and endurance of the monks who reside there.
In his book, "Shaolin Fitness Secrets," martial arts instructor and gold medalist Rob LaPointe does an excellent job of explaining how to perform these time-honored strength training exercises.
Along with background information, tips for getting the most out of the exercises is included. La Pointe has an fascinating ability to motivate people and get them excited about the program he is teaching.
These maneuvers require practially no equipment, and can be done in a fairly limied amount of space too. Each exercise is explained, and accompanied by pictures; LaPointe himself demonstrates the techniques. There is elegance to these traditional exercises not to be found in simple calisthenics or other traditional workouts. As such, the student is less apt to become bored.
Part of the tradition actually involves using novel workout methods and approaches. You are meant to involve your mind and spirit in the workout, and use your imagination by making some of your own training equipment.
A bonus included with this program is a 7 day diet plan suggested by LaPointe to shed extra pounds and detox the body.
There are several other bonuses included - a Qi Gong Cool Down technique, some principles of speed-hitting, and tips about preparation and mental discipline.
All in all, Shaolin Fitness Secrets is a well-rounded course for conditioning and toning the body based on the time-honored and proven methods of traditional Shaolin teachings.
The Great Mind Review Team
Great Mind Inc