[I:http://martialarts.surrey-sussex.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/AlCase45.png]The Bruce Lee Work out Routine was an amazing accomplishment, and it resulted in Bruce being able to do superhuman feats of strength. (See part two of this article for a list of these accomplishments.) That Bruce Lee did it day after day, month after month, year after year, describes a human toughness that is amazing.
To start, one should understand that the Bruce Lee Workout Routine depended upon one simple idea. The mind is stronger than the body. In spite of doctor’s advice, Bruce pushed himself through his daily work outs with an unbelievable zeal.
From 7 to 9 every morning Bruce would train in abdominal exercises, flexibility, and running. From 11 to 12 he would weight train and cycle. This was the base of his training, and he would spend odd times throughout the day training in specialized techniques.
For basic weight lifting Bruce would do reps of things like push ups, squats, reverse curls, concentration curls, reverse wrist curls, wrist curls and French presses. He believed in working on both fast twitch and slow twitch muscle movement. In the beginning Bruce was of a mind that bigger muscles were stronger muscles, but later on in his career, towards Bruce Lee’s death, he came to believe that this wasn’t so.
He was a true believer when it came to ab exercises. He focused on the abdominals every work out, but he also did them at odd times throughout the entire day. People would often come to see him and find him doing sit ups, crunches, Roman Chair exercises, V ups and leg raises.
Another favorite exercise with Bruce was running and cycling. He would regularly run two to five miles, usually in fifteen to forty-five minutes. He would also ride a standing bike for 45 minutes, usually putting in 10 miles.
Some of Bruce Lee’s secondary exercises were totally beyond belief. He loved jump roping, and after doing the stationary bike he would do as many as 800 jumps. He also loved to thrust his bare mitts into buckets of sand, and he would do as many as 500 repetitions of this ancient toughening drill.
In summation, one should be careful when trying to do a physical regimen such as described in this article. Remember that even Bruce Lee took things one step at a time, he didn’t just blast it and put his body in danger. Once you have worked up to a high level of the Bruce Lee Workout Routine, however, maybe you’ll be ready for superstardom, too.