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Compiled and Edited by John Little
"I suggest you read this book and use it to motivate yourself to pursue whatever goals you strive for in life. Here is the record of a man who had to overcome his own obstacles in life, and who achieved success because he believed in himself. Perhaps you can use this inspiration to achieve your own success. Even now, I feel Bruce's presence and he still motivates me to this day. When I'm lifting weights...I "max out" my workout by doing one more rep for the "old man upstairs," and then do one more for Bruce. It never fails!" - from the Foreward by Allen Joe
The Art of Expressing the Human Body, a title coined by Bruce Lee to describe his approach to martial art, documents the techniques he used so effectively to reach his potential. Drawing directly from Bruce Lee's copious training records and notes, rather than from anecdote, John Little has set out in meticulous detail the ever evolving regimen employed by the most popular martial artist of our time. With prefatory comments by Bruce's friend and training partner Allen Joe and Linda Lee Cadwell, this book sets out Bruce's general thoughts on perfecting the body for superior health and dazzling muscularity. Included are Bruce Lee's specific routines to attain those goals, as well as thoughts on nutrition and fueling the body, stretching, running, interval training, and cardiovascular development.
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.
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 currently 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. Little's articles have appeared in almost every martial arts and health and fitness magazine in North America. He is the author of The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee, and co-author of Power Factor Training, The Golfer's 2-Minute Workout, and Static Contraction Training For Bodybuilders.