# Thread: Bruce lee

1. ## Bruce lee

Ted Wong - "Bruce would do a lot of different types of sit ups and bench presses. He was also using a technique like the Weider Heavy/Light Principle, working up to 260lbs in the bench press for three sets of 10 on his heavy days and then repping out for 20-30 reps with 100lbs on his light days. Bruce experimented successfully with partial reps, movements performed in only the strongest motion. He liked the fact that they were very explosive, sometimes he would do the bench press, using just the last 3 inches of the range of motion. It was the same range in which he would do some of his isometric
exercises. His one-inch punch could send a 300lbs man across the floor over 5 metres."

First off what were the set ammounts of the 260 figure? Let's just say the set ammounts were 3 reps is this reasonable? A set is a combined total of a certain number of reps. So 3 reps multiplied by 10 sets would be 30 reps. A rep is one complete bench press up and down. There is no way a man weighing 125 lbs can bench press 260lbs 30 times, you are full of smoke.

any1 know how a man weighin 125 lbs bench press 260lbs like anything that would give me an idea of how he used to train??

PS. I heard he could benchpress 360 lbs max out I mean wtf lol

2. Originally Posted by Loso
Ted Wong - "Bruce would do a lot of different types of sit ups and bench presses. He was also using a technique like the Weider Heavy/Light Principle, working up to 260lbs in the bench press for three sets of 10 on his heavy days and then repping out for 20-30 reps with 100lbs on his light days. Bruce experimented successfully with partial reps, movements performed in only the strongest motion. He liked the fact that they were very explosive, sometimes he would do the bench press, using just the last 3 inches of the range of motion. It was the same range in which he would do some of his isometric
exercises. His one-inch punch could send a 300lbs man across the floor over 5 metres."

First off what were the set ammounts of the 260 figure? Let's just say the set ammounts were 3 reps is this reasonable? A set is a combined total of a certain number of reps. So 3 reps multiplied by 10 sets would be 30 reps. A rep is one complete bench press up and down. There is no way a man weighing 125 lbs can bench press 260lbs 30 times, you are full of smoke.

any1 know how a man weighin 125 lbs bench press 260lbs like anything that would give me an idea of how he used to train??

PS. I heard he could benchpress 360 lbs max out I mean wtf lol
Bruce lee did mixed workouts. One day high repetitions. One day heavy weight low repetitions. I don't believe the numbers are accurate in what you presented.

3. Bruce lee was an actor. Oh lawd. And when did he ever knock a 300 lb man 5 metres with the 1 inch punch? Its a push. I can push you with my fist and you'll go 5 metres too

4. Yeah I would take any claims about bruce lee with a grain of salt unless they're really well documented, there's an incredible amount of mysticism and tall tales surrounding him.

A great example is the whole one inch punch thing. Sure he might have made his non-resisting assistant stumble back a few feet but no man is capable of producing any punch that could propel a 300lbs man 5 meters.

5. bruce lee was tiny though, he trained for speed and strength not aesthetics

6. but dude the guy could do push up with 1 finger n **** and he could like **** any1 up lol its like tyson got strong punchs big hs massive this dude was skinny as hell isit his teq~ ?

7. Honestly, any book or article which claims to tell you Bruce Lee's exact training regimen is most likely full of ****. I know he developed and altered his training style over the years, had a whole library full of books about human anatomy and exercise mechanics, and experimented with a lot of different things.

The things which most people agree on are that he had a big emphasis on sprinting / running, he used a bullworker and isometrics as well as calisthenics and free weights (injured his back badly doing Good Mornings at one point) and focused a lot on conditioning specific to his needs as a martial artist - finger and grip strengthening exercises, technique practice, Chi Sao, etc.

He also apparently stuck to an incredibly clean diet, made his own health drinks and so on, but if you're looking for his actual split, then you're pretty much out of luck

8. He was strong for his weight. Yes. But theres guys way stronger than him at his bodyweight. He weighed like 130 lbs. Finger push ups are probably more technique.

9. Originally Posted by -SLIX-
Bruce lee was an actor. Oh lawd. And when did he ever knock a 300 lb man 5 metres with the 1 inch punch? Its a push. I can push you with my fist and you'll go 5 metres too
Also, that's not how the 1 inch punch works. I've been on the receiving end, and it sure as hell isn't a push (if done properly) it's a punch that will leave your rib cage screaming like hell, even when padded. It relies on generating power with body torque and all that good stuff

 You should bear in mind, strength wasn't what he trained for - so obviously he wouldn't be outlifting any champion powerlifter, he trained for Power, i.e. the amount of energy transferred over a distance in a set period of time, aka. explosive force. If you're going to be a martial arts striker that's what you rely on to knock people to the floor. Strength is what you want if you're planning on grabbing someone and bending them into a pretzel

10. [QUOTE=qwertyui213;272367891]Also, that's not how the 1 inch punch works. I've been on the receiving end, and it sure as hell isn't a push (if done properly) it's a punch that will leave your rib cage screaming like hell, even when padded. It relies on generating power with body torque and all that good stuff

screamin is nothing tho look what tyson can do
Close examination of Tyson?s punches has shown that just one punch has the potential to knock out and hospitalize the average man. In fact the force of Tyson?s knock out punch has an 85% chance of giving his opponent severe brain damage and is easily great enough to fracture any bone in the average human skull. In his research Dr Pain compares this to the average man, who has a 2% chance of inflicting this kind of injury - no wonder people fear the force of Iron Mike?s fist.

11. Originally Posted by qwertyui213
Also, that's not how the 1 inch punch works. I've been on the receiving end, and it sure as hell isn't a push (if done properly) it's a punch that will leave your rib cage screaming like hell, even when padded. It relies on generating power with body torque and all that good stuff

 You should bear in mind, strength wasn't what he trained for - so obviously he wouldn't be outlifting any champion powerlifter, he trained for Power, i.e. the amount of energy transferred over a distance in a set period of time, aka. explosive force. If you're going to be a martial arts striker that's what you rely on to knock people to the floor. Strength is what you want if you're planning on grabbing someone and bending them into a pretzel
How is it possible to punch 1 inch away from someone and hurt them, like seriously.. Is that even possible? Physics wise?

12. dude bruce lee is the kinda of guy that has the power to stick his finger in ur body

13. Originally Posted by -SLIX-
How is it possible to punch 1 inch away from someone and hurt them, like seriously.. Is that even possible? Physics wise?
It's possible.

Have someone try it on you. It hurts like a mother****er.

14. [QUOTE=Loso;272369751]
Originally Posted by qwertyui213
Also, that's not how the 1 inch punch works. I've been on the receiving end, and it sure as hell isn't a push (if done properly) it's a punch that will leave your rib cage screaming like hell, even when padded. It relies on generating power with body torque and all that good stuff

screamin is nothing tho look what tyson can do
Close examination of Tyson?s punches has shown that just one punch has the potential to knock out and hospitalize the average man. In fact the force of Tyson?s knock out punch has an 85% chance of giving his opponent severe brain damage and is easily great enough to fracture any bone in the average human skull. In his research Dr Pain compares this to the average man, who has a 2% chance of inflicting this kind of injury - no wonder people fear the force of Iron Mike?s fist.
Haha... well trust me, when I say "padded" I mean I had a padding vest and a phonebook over my chest - if someone (say in an enclosed space, which is what the 1 inch punch and Wing Chun short power generation are used for) executed the technique properly on someone unprotected, odds are the guy on the receiving end would have broken ribs. If the punch was to the throat or head, he'd be out.

When you start talking about Mike Tyson's punches you've got to bear in mind that he's going from a completely chambered position to throwing his punch, gathering momentum, and putting his weight behind it - obviously you could expect some devastating result.

But remember, force = mass x acceleration. Mike Tyson had size but not a huge degree of speed, in relative terms. Bruce Lee had a huge amount of speed but not much mass

15. Originally Posted by Loso
dude bruce lee is the kinda of guy that has the power to stick his finger in ur body
Gay guys have that ability too brah. LOL

16. Originally Posted by -SLIX-
How is it possible to punch 1 inch away from someone and hurt them, like seriously.. Is that even possible? Physics wise?
less distance=more power

17. Originally Posted by -SLIX-
How is it possible to punch 1 inch away from someone and hurt them, like seriously.. Is that even possible? Physics wise?

That's the first video I found on youtube, it's not great, and obviously he's breaking the board along the grain like your average Karate student, but it gives you a rough idea. Normally you'll pull back immediately after the technique instead of hanging there - which is what gives it the impression of being a push, also you can do it from just about any angle as long as you're in the stance

18. [QUOTE=qwertyui213;272372941]
Originally Posted by Loso

Haha... well trust me, when I say "padded" I mean I had a padding vest and a phonebook over my chest - if someone (say in an enclosed space, which is what the 1 inch punch and Wing Chun short power generation are used for) executed the technique properly on someone unprotected, odds are the guy on the receiving end would have broken ribs. If the punch was to the throat or head, he'd be out.

When you start talking about Mike Tyson's punches you've got to bear in mind that he's going from a completely chambered position to throwing his punch, gathering momentum, and putting his weight behind it - obviously you could expect some devastating result.

But remember, force = mass x acceleration. Mike Tyson had size but not a huge degree of speed, in relative terms. Bruce Lee had a huge amount of speed but not much mass

So mikey power + bruce lee speed = worlds end of the opponent guy

19. Originally Posted by Hengman
It's possible.

Have someone try it on you. It hurts like a mother****er.
I need to work on my left hand. Its pathetic. And feels weird punching. But my bro took my boxing bag. My rights pretty good

20. well im a rl good fighter considering i never had any training n **** fuked all my friends up in the boxing ring so far

21. [QUOTE=Loso;272374451]
Originally Posted by qwertyui213

So mikey power + bruce lee speed = chuck norris

fixed

22. those arent good claims. Ive heard he hated bench press because it involved decelaration-bringing the bar back down which had negative effects on explosive power. No one will ever know man

23. Originally Posted by Loso
Ted Wong - "Bruce would do a lot of different types of sit ups and bench presses. He was also using a technique like the Weider Heavy/Light Principle, working up to 260lbs in the bench press for three sets of 10 on his heavy days and then repping out for 20-30 reps with 100lbs on his light days. Bruce experimented successfully with partial reps, movements performed in only the strongest motion. He liked the fact that they were very explosive, sometimes he would do the bench press, using just the last 3 inches of the range of motion. It was the same range in which he would do some of his isometric
exercises. His one-inch punch could send a 300lbs man across the floor over 5 metres."

First off what were the set ammounts of the 260 figure? Let's just say the set ammounts were 3 reps is this reasonable? A set is a combined total of a certain number of reps. So 3 reps multiplied by 10 sets would be 30 reps. A rep is one complete bench press up and down. There is no way a man weighing 125 lbs can bench press 260lbs 30 times, you are full of smoke.

any1 know how a man weighin 125 lbs bench press 260lbs like anything that would give me an idea of how he used to train??

PS. I heard he could benchpress 360 lbs max out I mean wtf lol
Bruce lee was ridiculous in his own ways.

He would perform 2 finger one handed push ups.

He has performed 50 one armed pull ups. Only using one arm.

Most of all he focused on all the areas of physical conditioning that no one else does. Muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility.

The weight training program that Lee used during a stay in Hong Kong in 1965 at only 24 years old placed heavy emphasis on his arms. At that time he could perform bicep curls at a weight of 70 to 80lbs for three sets of eight repetitions, along with other forms of exercises, such as squats, push-ups, reverse curls, concentration curls, French presses, and both wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. The repetitions he performed were 6 to 12 reps at the time. While this method of training targeted his fast and slow twitch muscles, it later resulted in weight gain or muscle mass, placing Bruce a little over 160 lbs.

Lee's phenomenal fitness meant he was capable of performing many exceptional physical feats. The following list includes some of the physical feats that are documented and supported by reliable sources.

* Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.
* Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot in 32fps to put Lee in slow motion. Normally martial arts films are sped up.
* In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
* Lee would hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer.
* Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks.
* Lee performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger
* Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups.
* Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.
* Lee could cause a 300-lb (136 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a side kick.
* Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150-lb (68 kg) punching bag
* In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso perfectly horizontal midair.

Basically if Bruce Lee kicked you it was comparable to being hit by a car.

24. hey my name is bruce lee
well its actually julian bruce lee...lol

25. Originally Posted by qwertyui213

Mike Tyson had size but not a huge degree of speed, in relative terms.
I totally agree

26. Originally Posted by fknwcko
bruce lee was tiny though, he trained for speed and strength not aesthetics
He looked damn good for 140 though.

27. Originally Posted by hgainer8
I totally agree

imagine being in the ring with mike

holy ****

28. Originally Posted by hgainer8
I totally agree

I lol'ed IRL, strong sarcasm

29. Originally Posted by -SLIX-
How is it possible to punch 1 inch away from someone and hurt them, like seriously.. Is that even possible? Physics wise?
The force is generated from the elbow and
a "push" type of punch is applied.

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