This article will discuss the various aspects of the Bruce Lee workout routine and diet.
Quite possibly the greatist martial artist ever, Bruce Lee is not only known for his incredible movies, but also his extremley lean and ripped physique.
The man is truly a physical specimen, and even today, few actors have come close to matching speed, strength and muscular density. Yes, it’s true that Bruce Lee doesn’t have the same amount of muscle mass like Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel, but the muscle he does have is ridiculously lean and dense.
The Bruce Lee workout routine
Bruce Lee was a fitness fanatic. His workouts were made up of a little bit of everything. He incorporated bodybuilder style movements, cardiovascular exercises, mobility drills, and muscular endurance exercises. By incorporating all aspects of fitness into his routine, Bruce was able to create one of the most badass physiques in the world.
Bruce’s weight training routine
When Bruce lived in Hong Kong in 1965, he would train at a local gym. His weight training routine placed a heavy emphasis on his arms. Bruce Lee would reportedbly to do the following:
- Dumbbell curls with an 80 pound dumbbell – 3 sets X 8 reps
- Reverse curls – 3 sets X 6-12 reps
- Concentration curls – 3 sets X 6-12 reps
- Lying tricep extension – 3 sets X 6-12 reps
Although Lee mainly focused on his arms, he also incorporated compounds movments like the clean & press, bench press, and barbell squat.
What he did for cardio
Bruce Lee’s workout also had a huge cardio component. Every day, he would perform 2 hours of cardio consisting of about 60 minutes of running and 60 minutes of interval training on a stationary exercise cycle. Bruce Lee would also sometimes jump rope for 800 reps after his cycling sessions.
His ab workout routine
Bruce Lee believed that the abs were the most important muscle group in the human body since virutally every single movement involves the abs to some extent
To get his super strong and ripped abs, Bruce would do the following exercises every day:
- Sit ups
- Leg rasises
- V raises
Some of his insane physical feats
By working out in this fashion, Bruce Lee was able to perform some absolutely crazy physical feats, such as:
- 50 1 arm chin ups.
- 50 1 arm push ups with only his thumb and index finger.
- He could snatch a dime off a person’s hand and replace it with a penny before the hand closes(weird but crazy).
Bruce Lee’s diet plan
When it comes to nutrition, Bruce payed as much attention to it as he did to his workouts.
Bruce would eat fruits and vegetables every single day. He would also supplement his diet with multivitamins and protein shakes to help him build muscle.
In addition to eating fruits and vegetables, Bruce was also known for juicing(no, I’m not talking about steroids). He would make his own juices made of apples, celery, carrots, and other fresh produce.
And like most modern day Hollywood celebrities, Bruce tried to cut out all forms of refined carbs and sugars since he believed they didn’t provide his body with any sort of benefit.
The secret technique to getting Bruce Lee’s abs
I think I speak for everyone when I say that Bruce Lee’s most incredible physical asset are his abs. His abs are tight, dense, and just really really slick looking.
In order to get abs like his, you not only have to diet down to a super low body fat percentage(less than 8%), but you also have to make sure your skin is super tight around your muscles. The “skin tightness” factor is was separates good looking abs from great looking abs.
A good way to do this is with the shrink wrap effect, which is a part of Visual Impact Muscle Building For Men. Check out the video below on how to shrink wrap your abs like Bruce Lee.
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