The Evolution of Bruce Lee's Training with John Little | The Kung Fu Genius Podcast #25
In this 25th episode of the Kung Fu Genius Podcast, the KFG (aka Alex Richter) will speak again with Bruce Lee and bodybuilding expert John Little. Lots of gems, lots of interstitial water weight, lots of rusty old Marcy Machines in the basement! Let’s get to it!
4:04 - Bruce Lee’s early physical training (Seattle-era)
5:49 - Introduction of cardio, Oakland/LA eras
7:33 - Introduction of weight-training/heavy-bag training
8:31 - Upgrades in flexibility training
9:20 - Context for “backyard footage”
9:52 - Hong Kong period
10:10 - The Marcy Circuit Trainer
17:25 - Isometric raining
20:34 - “Good Morning” exercises and back injury
24:14 - Did Bruce Lee’s body composition change in Hong Kong?
33:10 - Was Bruce still training cardio in Hong Kong?
35:26 - The Kung Fu Genius admits he was wrong on Bruce Lee’s body comp
37:40 - Allegations of diuretic use
38:05 - Allegations of steroid use
39:20 - Cortisone as a “steroid” allegation
46:30 - Did Bruce drink cow’s blood?
48:10 - Supplements Bruce took
51:14 - Weight training
52:36 - Kettlebell training
53:12 - Lats
55:54 - Myths about his weight training practices
59:10 - Training various planes of motion (rare for that time)
59:44 - Bruce avoided “big muscles”
1:01:56 - Did Bruce do “split training”?
1:03:30 - Specific training schedule
1:06:09 - How long were Bruce’s weight training sessions
1:07:09 - Genetics and looking like Bruce Lee
The Bruce Lee Drug Letters Video: https://youtu.be/myP9DrKgZ_I
This John Little interview was shot before the recent revelations about Bruce Lee’s potentially extensive cocaine habit while he was living in Hong Kong. This revelation may explain further the loss of interstitial water weight (and/or body fat loss) during Bruce’s final Hong Kong phase.
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