Bruce Lee Weight Training Workout

Background

According to various sources on the internet, a 1996 article in Iron Man Magazine revealed Bruce Lee's workout. In addition to his cardio and karate workouts, Lee lifted weights three times a week and performed the following routine. Unfortunately, he injured his back doing good mornings, which nearly ruined his career. Otherwise, his weight training was successful in that it is credited with helping him add 30 pounds of solid muscle to his relatively small frame.

Exercises

Exercises Sets Reps
clean and presses 2 8
squats 2 12
barbell pullovers 2 8
bench presses 2 6
good mornings 2 8
barbell curls 2 8

Training Protocol

  • 3 days per week
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