In the immortal words of Bruce Lee:

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

There can be no doubt that Bruce Lee stands for everything that is cool about getting fit and staying in good shape. When he tragically died, he had the body of a 17 year old. He was famous for performing pushups – on one finger!

And he did it all without needing to ever step into a gym, use expensive equipment or use miraculous supplements.

Bruce Lee

Here’s how to become a fitness rockstar like Bruce Lee

  1. Use your own bodyweight:
    • Lunges and squats
    • Push ups
    • Pull ups
    • Shoulder press ups
    • Crunches and reverse crunches
  2. Go isometric:
    • V-sit
    • Frog sit
    • Horse stance (as seen in endless Kung Fu movies)
    • Plank (for core strength)
    • Hanging from a horizontal bar
  3. Get flexible and get great form:
    • Yoga postures
    • Balance exercises (stand on one foot etc)
  4. Move as much as you can doing what you enjoy doing:
    • Running
    • Jogging
    • Walking
    • Team sports, tennis or squash
    • Swimming
  5. Keep it interesting:
    • Do something different every day
    • Use your creativity
    • Have fun with others

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

Related Posts