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2007/06/13 19:14:11 (permalink)

Bruce Lee

I know there are a few fans of his in here so this ones for you.

I need to strengthen up my core and I was told this guy use to have a great routine. Does anyone follow his routines with sucess or are they way to intense for a beginner. Obviously Id like to be able to move the following day so will need to build the intensity up. Alot of the stomach workouts just say what to do but I have no idea how to do them. Any help. need to work on my core as i say but im not sure what to do or how to go about it.

I guess doing it daily is to much and should allow recovery

please help

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    Osagi
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    RE: Bruce Lee 2007/06/13 19:39:11 (permalink)
    First of all, forget about Bruce Lee. Whatever he managed to achieve with his own physique, his training methods were very personal and tailor made, not to mention about 30 years out of date!

    Second, when you say you need to strength your core, what exactly do you mean? Do you need to improve core stabilisation abnd functional strength or do you just want a good set of abs?

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    bones
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    RE: Bruce Lee 2007/06/13 23:16:03 (permalink)
    Really I need to things that are going to help improve core stabilisation and functional strength as this sounds more likely to suit someone playing football (English version). Its quite interesting to hear that old bruces situp routines are so out of date, but I guess thingss advance and develop. Still I have to admit I would not have thought that in a million years.

    What are you thinking then osagi, and advise would be sweet mate
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    RE: Bruce Lee 2007/06/13 23:44:39 (permalink)
    core as in abdominal muscles?
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    RE: Bruce Lee 2007/06/14 01:00:57 (permalink)
    You can see some of his routines in 'The Art of Expressing the Human Body'.

    As osagi said however, these routines are out of date. Science has advanced a lot since these days.
    You can be sure Bruce would be doing something different.
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    RE: Bruce Lee 2007/06/14 09:49:23 (permalink)
    No idea about Bruce mate - but I do know that he was using cutting edge advice at the time, as mentioned above.

    There are entire books written on core workouts... to be honest bodybuilders usually "neglect" their cores. Hauling big weights around the gym helps, but it's not the same as real core strength.

    Maybe start with an ab-monster, followed by stomach pumps, then some assymetrics on the squat cage and bench press. Bloody dangerous exercises though, you're liable to bust a knee or pop a shoulder. On squat days, I start at just 20kg on a wobble board, and go up to 50kg doing a deadlift, and putting it behind my shoulders, all on the board (start by getting the weights in position off the board). Then I move onto the cage to go for heavy squats.
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    RE: Bruce Lee 2007/06/14 10:45:45 (permalink)
    Whats a wobble board?

    "You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on." Dean Martin

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    RE: Bruce Lee 2007/06/14 10:56:24 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Red Man

    Whats a wobble board?


    It's about 3 foot long with a curved underside, so you have to fight to keep your balance.

    We've got one very aggressive one, and one fairly tame one made by Reebok, which isn't curved but can still tilt. I think they actually call it a "core-trainer".
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