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The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior's Way

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  222 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In his loft in New york City's Greenwich Village, Sifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. A 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk from China's Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts—Yan Ming teaches the students at his USA Shaolin Temple that there is no better w ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 16th 2006 by Rodale Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Stan Mitchell
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The greatest book I’ve ever received (after the Bible, which you already know about).

DON’T stop reading if you’re over forty, or if you’re a woman. (Oh, I barely caught you, didn’t I? You were about to leave the page.)

The older you are, the more this book is for you. If you don’t care about self-defense or martial arts, this book is for you.

This book has given me peace, made me finally feel handsome, and removed all the cares from my life. It’s taught me incredible stretches, unbelievable exerci
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Pam
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sadly I didn't achieve my goal of working through the whole book before I had to return it to the library. But I did find it interesting, and I think that I might be tempted to get my own copy & keep trying to work through it.

I found that the first half of the book went quite smoothly but it does switch to pretty complicated sequences and starts to take up a good chunk of time. If you're looking for a really simple workout this may not be the book for you, but if you don't mind putting in a
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TallOrangeAngry
May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This books is worth reading just for the pictures. So beautifully shot.
Lee
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the best workout I've ever done. There's a bit of fluff, (or inspiration, depending on your tastes), but for the exercises, it's more than worth it. I did it for years and it served me well... I'm getting back into after a while, and I'm realizing that not sticking with it consistently is one of the stupidest things I've ever done. Getting a muscular physique is an important goal for me, and realistic self defense/close combat has always been an interest... This isn't for either o ...more
Ryan
Feb 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Nice beginner-level take on stretching, stance work, and basic strikes. Like any martial art, you can find endless challenge even within 'basic' movements, which this book does a good job of encouraging.
Etienne Melton
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent! These exercises have been incorporated into my daily training regiment. This book has a very good layout and the advancement (though a little slow for my taste)has a gradual progression, which is perfect for anyone interested specifically in the health benefits.
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You need to be too limber. Not good for me...or you!
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Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing



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Matias Leiva



Maybe for you the rating is not 5, but for me, of course in 5, and I am saying this because is a Shaolin Book and I don't think that you will like it. But if you what to read it, cool.

I feel really good finishing this book because in the USA and in Mexico there is a Shaolin temple so everyone there told me that I should read The Shaolin Workout, and know that I finished the book, i feel really good. I had heard the Shaolin master that is in the USA talk so I alread
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Grazyna Nawrocka
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! It boosts one's self-esteem, and gently develops habit of exercising, slowly increasing the complexity. It is so awesome that I actually bought myself a copy! Who would have thought, I enjoy following the routines, and miss something if I don't exercise. Not that I'll ever make a warrior.
Alaric Longward
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Try it. You will see a huge difference in your life.
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