Weight lifting was one of the key points of BruceLee’s workout methods.As is well known, Bruce had a very strong urge tobe as physically fit as possible.He was always working out some body part or doingcardio work by running, skipping rope or riding anexercise bike.
He was really way ahead of the times with some ofthe things he was doing that concerned obtainingfunctional strength or doing whole body workouts.
Bruce had always worked out with weights, but oneperiod of his life he concentrated more on this.He normally believed in lifting heavy weight, but notto the point of over exertion.
With the help of two body building friends, he workedout a three days a week program and used simpleexercises like squats, dead lifts, curls and bench press.He used the other days to do workouts that were notoverly strenuous.Using this program his body weight went from 130pounds to about 160 pounds.
Having gained this extra body mass, Bruce felt itwas too restricting to his style.It was too much bulk for the speed of movement thathe needed, so eventually the weight came down.
He continued working out with weights but changed hisroutine.He also used weights during his martial arts training.For example he would hold small weights in his handswhile practicing punches.He could even be found using a dumb bell at any time,even while doing other things like watching T.V. orplaying with his son Brandon.
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