“I’d give up after first day” – Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee’s ‘1960s workout routine’ has fight fans in shock

Martial arts legend Bruce Lee's intense workout routine from the mid 1960s goes viral on social media leaving fans baffled.

“I’d give up after first day” – Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee’s ‘1960s workout routine’ has fight fans in shock

Bruce Lee training routine (Image via X)

Martial arts icon Bruce Lee had an intense training regimen. A list of Bruce Lee’s workouts from a 1960s gym card was reportedly discovered. The intense workout routine left fans on social media in utter shock. Here is what happened:


Bruce Lee‘s workout routine was intense and focused on developing strength, endurance, and agility. Lee’s workout routine included: squats, french presses, incline curls, con curls, two-handed curls, tricep stretches, wide grip pull-ups, deadlifts, high-intensity interval training, wind sprints, jump rope training, and others.

Meanwhile, Lee also added a lot of cardio into his training routine. He ran three days a week for much of his career. Bruce Lee would typically run four miles and alternate his pace mid-run. However, he also paid close attention to his diet.

Bruce Lee is considered a pioneer of modern martial arts. His martial arts journey began at age 13 when he learned Wing Chun. Lee trained for about five years and reportedly earned a third-degree black belt in Wing Chun. Lee’s martial arts journey lasted almost 20 years. However, he ended up developing his own martial art, Jeet Kune Do. Jeet Kune Do is a combination of kung fu, fencing, boxing, and philosophy.


Fans react to Bruce Lee’s incredible workout routine

Bruce Lee’s training routine went viral on social media. Bruce is an icon of martial arts and probably one of the most famous martial artists of all time. Fans were baffled by his intense workout routine and the sheer volume of his workouts. Fans took to X to react to his training routine from the mid-1960s. Here are some of the reactions from X:

The Bruce Lee scene from Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (Image via X)

People’s reaction to Bruce Lee’s training regimen is purely justified. He was also a prominent actor, filmmaker, and cultural icon. Lee usually gets the credit for changing the way Asians were portrayed in American films. After his death, his films gained a massive cult following. However, Bruce Lee died in 1973 at the young age of 32. The cause of death was cerebral edema, which is a buildup of fluid around the brain.

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