Being in top physical shape is not an easy thing to do… it takes dedication and the right type of training. Bruce Lee is well known for showing off his martial arts skills in many films and always maintaining a ripped physique.
He was an actor, martial artist and maintained the body he wanted for his entire life.
These are just a few reasons this highly dedicated man stayed in such excellent shape for most of his life.
He always stayed motivated with different types of workouts. When Bruce was young he took up the study of Gung Fu (Cantonese pronunciation of Kung Fu) and set out to change his body and future. At the age of 13 he started to train daily and focus on bettering himself. To be so motivated at a young age, it was obvious he was going to go somewhere in life. In a time when most young men would rather be playing and enjoying downtime he was already pushing himself with these types of workouts that continuously challenged his body.
He worked out with unconventional training. A surprising tool that gave him a chiseled physique was actually dancing! He was very passionate about it and just as dedicated to dancing as he was to his Kung Fu. Dancing helps keep the body limber, flexible, and ripped. He loved to dance and later used his skills to teach the Cha Cha on a cruise ship (true story). And as a man of many talents it is not surprising that he won competitions showing off his dancing skills and was well known for it in China.
He practiced discipline in all things. As an actor Bruce kept his body in top condition, and showed discipline in this career just like in his martial arts. He was required to get up in the middle of the night or early morning to go to the studio. While he was working in the acting world he also taught private lessons in Jeet Kune Do which was something he created and wrote about. Bruce wrote about his process and how the individual processes and uses martial arts. And he even taught celebrities the art of Jeet Kune Do.
He had a strong determination that followed him his entire life.
When you look at the reasons Bruce Lee has stayed so ripped, it all comes down to him being very dedicated to it and challenging himself with different types of training.