You 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 most complex piece of equipment.

As a martial artist, you make special demands of your body. 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? Making weight for a tournament? Losing five pounds fast? Eating better? Changing weight classes? Are you confused about supplements, vitamins, and protein shakes? Don’t know where to start? Start here. 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 OK to splurge on “dirt day”
  • How to safely make weight for a tournament
  • Why HIIT 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 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.

About the Authors
Loren W. Christensen has been involved with martial arts since 1965. He has earned an 8th dan in American Free Style Karate, 2nd dan in Jujitsu, and 1st dan in Modern Arnis. Loren has authored over 50 books (a couple non-fiction), and has written popular articles for numerous martial arts magazines during the past 30 years. Loren was inducted into the 2001 Masters Hall of Fame for a Golden Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a retired Army MP and Portland Police Officer. Loren Christensen resides in Portland Oregon.

Wim Demeere began training at the age of 14, studying the grappling arts of judo and jujitsu for several 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 Word 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, endurance, and martial arts. Wim Demeere lives in Belgium.

Biography of Wim Demeere
Wim Demeere is a dedicated martial artist and self-defense teacher. He started training at age 14 and never stopped. He works as a personal trainer/consultant for companies and private clients.

He started writing martial arts books in 2002, collaborating on several books with bestselling author Loren W. Christensen. Since then he has gone on to release more instructional material, including many instructional videos.

His fiction includes horror and military thriller short stories, with a collection in the works. The list of books he plans on writing is extremely long.

He has a popular blog, and can also be reached at

Wim lives in Belgium, near Brussels, where he fights every day to not eat too much chocolate. When he isn’t writing, he is either working out, reading or having the most fun possible.

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