Bruce Lee is famous for one reason – he worked hard. His training was brutal and he was very dedicated. In this post I want to look at a few things that Bruce Lee can teach us about reaching our muscle building goals.
Bruce Lee’s Muscle Building Secrets
Bruce Lee stressed repetition
If you want to be good at something you have to repeat it over and over again. When you are feeling tired you need to repeat it some more. There is an old martial arts saying that Bruce Lee often said to his students:
“It is not the 10,000 kicks you have practiced once that I fear. It is the one kick you have practiced 10,000 times.”
Bruce Lee was often seen to be performing the same punch or the same sidekick out on his heavy bag for hours at a time. Just one punch, over and over and over. This is how you become good at something.
You’ll be well on your way with the right sparring gear and a few good secrets from Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee tried new things
“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” – Bruce Lee
One of the great things about Lee was that he was open to trying new things. He always learned new martial arts from people and he even looked into other sports to better his martial arts. For example, he started fencing lessons because he thought that it would help him learn to spring forward faster to deliver quicker punches and kicks.
Bruce Lee made things thoughtful
“The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.” – Bruce Lee
One of the best things you can do for your workouts is to take them to a spiritual level. If you go to the gym everyday and spend hours working out it is a little silly to just leave it at the physical level. Fitness, martial arts, bodybuilding, etc. all need to be taken to a deeper level where you learn new things about yourself and the world. Bruce Lee was always looking at his martial arts as a microcosm of his life and as such learned how to deal with hardships and teach people wonderful lessons.
Bruce Lee made progress
“Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.” – Bruce Lee
One thing that bodybuilders often do is get stuck on a plateau. They forget to keep adding more weight, more intensity or more reps. It is important to make sure that you are always progressing and getting closer to your goal. Bruce Lee says that each day you should take one sure step closer to your goal. Make sure you do to.
Conclusion on Bruce Lee’s lessons
Bruce Lee’s life work was so vast that you could continue to study it for the rest of your days. It is important to look at great people like Lee and learn from their example. It will help you grow as an individual and it will help you take your training to an all new level.