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Bruce Lee Exercises

Bruce Lee Bodyweight Exercises

There are very few people that had as much influence on the world of sport and competition as the famous Bruce Lee. There are many now famous fighters and sports people that were inspired by this man such as Fedor Emelianenko rated as the greatest MMA since Bruce Lee.

Bruce is not only famous for his legendary movies that he made but also for things like doing 50 one arm pull-ups or sitting in an elevated V position for an hour without moving an inch. Doing a single arm push-up using only an index finger and a thumb are just some of these feats.

Bruce used many different types of exercises to get his body into that terrific shape that made him so famous, from Calisthenics to Isometric exercises all his exercises were done without using any weights. In fact it is now well known that the only time he was ever injured was when he tried weight lifting.

Bruce was very aware of using full range of motion and flexibility which is probably what got him that complete power look. Dynamic exercise was also something that he believed in and natural movements and not constant repetition just like his style of martial art called Jeet Kune Do.

The way that Bruce would train was not by splitting his workout at any stage as all his workouts were for the complete body workout. For lower body and upper body one can still train with your own bodyweight and reach the point of failure and even beyond failure.

Each day Bruce Lee would train to improve his physique and his martial ability. However, Bruce Lee also stated that it was important to never train the body so hard on any given day, to the point where the body is too weak on the following days to train more or to fight.

It is important to note that from a martial perspective it is essential to never over-train, as although in the long term intensive training can make the body stronger quicker, in the short term it is not a good martial practice to leave yourself weak to fight.

A famous quote of Bruce lee that has often been taken out of context was “..above all, never cheat on any exercise; use the amount of weight that you can handle without undue strain.” – Bruce Lee. This may sound like a bit of a paradox when you think of the “no pain, no gain” formula of Arnold.

However it is important that you choose bodyweight exercises that will firstly be using your core body strength to perform the exercise correctly. Just like any of his isometric routines where he would demonstrate the importance of stopping half way through a movement.

For example doing a squat he would say that the weight is not important as one needs to feel the movement by stopping half way and moving slowly through the squat.

In my book "The Muscle Experiment" I talk about how I was able to put on a solid 39lbs of solid muscle in less than 6 months with bodyweight training, and exactly how YOU can do it as well. In case you haven't downloaded The Muscle Experiment, I suggest you download it immediately and start implementing the little known techniques. This alone should put you on the road to massive size and strength.

To your success,

Mike Thiga

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