Martial artists require a unique physical training program, one that ensures that powerful attacking and rapid counter attacking techniques can be used in self-defense performed over the full course of any contest or practice. In Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters , trainer, author and fighter Christoph Delp presents a fitness training program expertly tailored to the martial arts. The book, amply illustrated with spectacular photographs from rewned photographers, details the basics of martial arts fitness training and offers an in-depth description of its various elements: flexibility, stamina and power. The exercises are described in detail and presented step-by-step by leading martial artists. The book focuses on planning and monitoring one's training and includes complete training programs as well as extensive advice on the proper diet. With this guide, martial artists at all skill levels, from newcomers to those at an advanced level, vastly improve their ability to perform in training and competition.
Christoph Delp's books include Muay Thai Basics and Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Kickboxing Techniques,and his articles on martial arts and fitness have appeared in publications all over the world. He lives in Germany and Thailand.