Bruce Lee’s Crushing Grip Strength

| May 14, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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Bruce Lee was obsessed with forearm training – a mania shared by most martial artists. Lee spent a significant amount of time developing his grip and finger strength through various exercises some of which could be classified by normal people as borderline psychopathic.

According to some sources, Bruce Lee believed that the forearms should be trained every day since they are composed of thick fibers built for endurance. He used to do forearm exercises throughout the day. When he was talking on the phone, he was often doing the good old wrist curls. As a result, his forearms were developed quite well compared to the rest of his otherwise smallish physique.

Bruce Lee was also famous for his fingertip push-ups. He could perform push-ups only on his index finger and thumb. Similar strength is very hard to develop and most people would basically break their fingers if they were to try something like that.


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Lee designed some of his personal grip training devices. George Lee who was an old friend from San Francisco built them for him. “He used to send me all of these designs for exercise equipment,” recalls George Lee, “and I’d build them according to his specs. However, I wasn’t altogether foolish,” he says with a laugh, “I knew that if Bruce was going to use it, it must be effective, so I’d build one to send to him and another for me to use at home!” {source}

Here’s are some of those mysterious grip devices

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Final thoughts

Developing strong fingers and forearms is something that anyone can benefit from. However, there is no need for obsession. Just listen to your body and be persistent.

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