Train like an athlete…workout like Bruce Lee here!

Perhaps nobody symbolizes the word athlete more than Bruce Lee. With his legendary workout routines and feats of strength, Bruce Lee has become an inspirational workout icon and someone we all can learn how to workout from. In this video, I’m going to cover the 5 main principles of Bruce Lee’s workout and diet routine as well as show you some of his favorite exercises.

The first principle of Bruce Lee workouts was using muscle tension to your advantage. With total body tension, Lee was able to create more core and abs stability which allowed him to be more powerful from head to toe. Perhaps his most amazing display of this was his fingertip pushups (shown in this video).

Next, the iso tension principle was one he incorporated after completing a set of an exercise. For example, following his finger tip pushups, Bruce Lee would attempt to contract all of the muscles involved in that exercise in order to extend the time under tension and develop mind muscle control. The ideal time to use this is for 10 seconds after completing a set, and it’s exactly where he included this in his weightlifting routine.

Third, Lee believed that you should never attempt to lift a weight that you couldn’t actually lift with your own muscles. Momentum is not the fastest way to building more ripped muscle. He proved this with his barbell curl and launch exercise where he was able to show off his strength and control in his workout routine.

Next, we can’t talk about a Bruce Lee workout without mentioning his ab workout. Known for his dragon flag exercise, Bruce Lee used this demanding core exercise to carve out ripped six pack abs. If you want your own set of Bruce Lee six pack abs though, you’re going to have to start training your core more often…daily. I’ll show you how to build up to the dragon flag even if you aren’t able to hold one right now.

Finally, no Bruce Lee workout video is complete without addressing what he felt was one of the most important workout principles…recovery. He believed that you grew away from the gym and not in it. With attention to a good diet, proper sleep, protein supplementation and rest days…Bruce Lee was able to accelerate his muscle growth and stay ripped year round.

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Ninja Man says:

I’m 5’8 at 138 and that legend gives me light

Soumyodeep Ghosh says:

bruce showed the push with single hand………

GaussElim says:

Thank you so much for reminding me of these things. Great Video!

Nicholas Sanjay says:

I’m 6ft at 122lb I was proud that I could bench 105lbs, but it means nothing if I can not master the dragon flag!

Ninja Man says:

I’m 5’8 at 138 and that legend gives me light

Vegeta Uchiha says:

Gotta love these guys that just talk and don’t show you anything

Saisinksonite says:

im sure this video has made him the most subs out of any other athlean x material

feint yaji says:

nobody can do the same training of bruce lee he is a legend!

JDBeYoNd says:

hey jeff whats your thoughts on carb cycling? ??video pls

Vijay kumar says:

No doubt Bruce Lee was very strong
but the size of his biceps or chest or shoulder seem to be very less than Jeff .Why?

Derrian Bolds says:

your not on your finger tips

Dragonpokerface B.D. says:

dude pls stfu

Temujin Khan says:

Just be water.

DjoleCooL says:

Training was so hard that’s why someone miss like button 🙂

tapolna says:

Bruce Lee – 135 lb or 61 kg and 5 feet 6 inches or 1.71 meters tall
Lee could hit with 350 pounds of pressure, the same as Muhammad Ali who weighed almost twice what Lee did. Lee could do 1500 pushups with both hands; 400 with one hand; 200 with two fingers and 100 with one thumb. He could hold a 32 kg dumbbell with one hand, stretch arm for 20 seconds. … It is said he could throw rice in the air and catch with it chopsticks – I don’t believe it.

Francesco Gioia says:

you are one of the best Jeff …… i really mean it ………i had on my i phone the 6 pack promiss …..i never practice or traning as i could …properly………..i dont have an amazing body like DON Bruce ……but i traning and study martial arts since I was 6 years old …………and I grow up watching BRUCE LEE movies what i want to say is that i m small person … and my strenth is incredible thats what my friends saying …… and trust me my traning is very strange for normal people …..and i love to eat ……….everyone should watch your videos because you are passionate in your life achiviments and what you doing…… streanth come with meditation and real will power .

Esther Langi says:

Much respect.

Joseph Eid élève says:

Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one~Bruce Lee

LV DF says:

Alguien que hable español me puede explicar si realmente sirve tensiones los músculos así después de entrenar ?

Ahmed Jaber says:

at 4:35 he look like samurai jack lol

Jhon Soap Mac Tavish says:

really appreciate your help

Abel Walker says:


Alex Ander says:

love this video but lets be honost i think bruce had some special dna. Not everyone’s body is made for this

Peyton Buxton says:

Excellent rules of thumb from Bruce Lee himself. When you’re sitting on that bench or about to squat with the bar on your back, think about what you’re about to do. Focus on your muscles doing the work. Don’t cheat the lift or it will cheat you out of growth or strength.


You are doing a great job man,I appreciate it!! You’re training videos are awesome!

Frans Tammo says:

Bruce lee died because God needed a bodyguard

alexis seijas says:

what type of protein supplement you taking what brand is it ?

Danny Browne says:

What’s a Sensu bean?..

BROGAINS Fitness says:

Did Bruce Lee do his Isometric training before or after his normal lifting?

Nick Canton says:

Hey, I broke my finger doing the pushup, not cool.

what the fuck says:

tried Bruce Lee’s finger pushup….broke both fingers

superknight says:

You say he said never lift a weight you can’t actually life but from what I’ve seen he did just that to give extra tension to his muscles. He used to attempt lifting weights he couldn’t actually lift and did it to the point he attached a chain to the floor and with a pole attached he used to pull up on it.

Stephen Keary says:

Where’s the workout?????

Benedict DCXVI says:

Am I the only one who could only do one 4-finger-pushup? Its not really harder but it hurts.

dnyaneshwar Mahadik says:

very nice

Vengeful unicorn says:

Bruce lee is godlike

Dhanraj Gurung says:

nice video

Johnny Kool says:

Using BL name to promote his workout system…shame on you

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