Bruce Lee Extreme Workout routine & Diet

Bruce Lee The Legend was a well known martial artist and action film actor. He is best known for Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, The Big Boss. He is also known for having a lean body, yet he was full of strength and nimbleness. "When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body!" - Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee's philosophy was to train hard as much as possible. Bruce would through punches at the bag as if it was his worst enemy, always with full extreme force and stressing the importance of never letting your guard down, even in training. "Don’t allow your goals to be superficial. Think deeply about your motivations, and pursue them in ways that elevate your performance. Accept what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is essentially your own, and apply it to your workout"- Bruce Lee. Let us look at Bruce Lee's Body Fitness Workout training.

Bruce Lee Workout routine

"Since weight training involves repetitions, a great deal of energy must be exerted. Therefore, weight training should be practiced only every other day."- Bruce Lee

Weight Training:
  • Barbell Curls: 2 sets of 8 reps
  • Bent-Arm Pullover: 2 sets of 8 reps
  • Squat: 2 sets of 12 reps
  • Bench Press(medium Grip): 4 sets of 5 reps
  • Sit-ups: 3 sets to failure 
  • Hanging Leg Raises: 3 sets to failure
  • Side Bends: 3 sets to failure
  • Running: 30 minutes
  • Jump Rope: 2 minute sets, 5 times
  • Cycling: 30 minutes
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In addition to above Weight training, Core and Cardio exercises he also does punches and kicks training routine.

Day 1/ 3/ 5: Punches 
  • Jab 
  • Cross
  • Hook
  • Overhand Cross
  • Combinations
  • Speed bag workout
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Day 2/ 4/ 6: Kicks
  • Side Kick 
  • Hook Kick
  • Spin Kick
  • Rear and Front Thrust Kick
  • Heel Kick

"Above all, never cheat on any exercise, use the amount of weight that you can handle without undue strain." – Bruce Lee
 Bruce Lee Diet plan

"When you are a Martial Artist, you only eat what you require and do not get carried away with foods that do not benefit you as a Martial Artist" - Bruce Lee

  • He was highly particular about his diet, never consuming foods that he suspected could harm his body or impair his performance.
  • He would eat up to 5 meals a day but didn't eat large portions.
  • He resisted Western cooking as he claimed it contained too many empty calories.
  • He put coffee on his banned list, favoring tea instead.
  • His favorite drink for energy was 'Royal Jelly' (a drink apparently comprised of honey of the Queen Bees) mixed with Ginseng.
  • He also took regular vitamin and mineral supplements.
Balanced Sources of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats:

Carbohydrates: Pasta, spaghetti and rice
Proteins: eggs, milk, cheese, soy beans, nuts and quorn
Fats: egg yoke, peanut butter, avocados, Brazil nuts, mackerel, cheese

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