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Bruce Lee Birthday Celebration Workout

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” – Bruce Lee

Today would have been Bruce Lee's 72nd birthday - his influence on martial arts, fitness and entertainment continue to this day without showing any signs of slowing down.  Bruce Lee's approach to training is an inspiration to my own training in an odd indirect sort of way, most of which is summed up in the quote below:

Above all, never cheat on any exercise; use the amount of weight that you can handle without undue strain.” – Bruce Lee

 So, with that in mind, we each chose 2 kettlebells - 1 which could be pressed well for reps, 1 which was moderately heavy.

We began with a Primal Move warm up, a few kettlebell swings and deadlifts before beginning, we tried to keep breaks between exercises to a minimum if possible:

5 Minutes Get Up practice - alternating sides, using the lighter kettlebell or no weight.  Either way, a very mindful approach is necessary to maintain proper form.  Then we returned to....

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. ” – Bruce Lee

We then did a very short but intense little ab circuit (who can forget those Bruce Lee abs!) a few times.

  • 30 seconds lying leg raises (or Hanging leg or knee raise practice as seen in Convict Conditioning)
  • 30 seconds V-sit hold (Bruce Lee could apparently hold this FOREVER.  We had to take breaks)
  • 30 seconds lying trunk twists (legs bent or straight, hands out on either side pressing into the ground for balance.  Leave shoulders on the ground and be safe with this movement)

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. ” – Bruce Lee

We finished up the workout with a few extra joint mobility exercises as our cool down.   Have you been inspired by Bruce Lee?  Share your story - or let us know if you came up with an workout too.

 

Also, today an article by Lauren Brooks came out on BreakingMuscle.com about women and intermittent fasting, I am honored to be included in the list of people she spoke with on this subject.   You'll probably recognize the other people featured in the article - many of who I look up to and have looked up to for some time. 

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Rings of Power by Mike Gillette Cool new book from Mike Gillette about Ring Training for all fitness levels. Being on this shoot with Mike was like working with a real live action hero! (And I got to put a cinderblock on him too!) Mike knows his stuff and shares everything you need to know for his versatile go-anywhere ring training.  Full progressions of every exercise, workout plans, and all the know-how to take the training as far as you wish. Good stuff, and yes, that's me on the left side of the cover  :)

 

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