3 years ago#1
piesore
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There are many people where I work, two of them martial artists, who claim that Lee had bench pressed 500lbs. I find this hard to beleive considering elite Power-lifters at his body weight(with bench-shirts) would have a hard time doing this Funny thing is , is that these people can give me no written proof of this. From what I've read of Lee he did weight-train, and from what I've read he never mentions much about how much weight he used in his excercises, except curl.....which was listed as 80lbs for 8 reps.....I would think that someone who benh-pressed 500lbs would be doing more than this. If any one has information on this please inform me....I am curious as to the amount of weight he used in the excercised he trained with

Thank you for your time

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3 years ago#2
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http://www.usapl-ca.org/records/mensmaster1pl.html

There are many people where I work, two of them martial artists, who claim that Lee had bench pressed 500lbs. I find this hard to beleive considering elite Power-lifters at his body weight(with bench-shirts) would have a hard time doing this Funny thing is , is that these people can give me no written proof of this. From what I've read of Lee he did weight-train, and from what I've read he never mentions much about how much weight he used in his excercises, except curl.....which was listed as 80lbs for 8 reps.....I would think that someone who benh-pressed 500lbs would be doing more than this. If any one has information on this please inform me....I am curious as to the amount of weight he used in the excercised he trained with

Thank you for your time
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3 years ago#3
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Bruce Lee weighed over 319 pounds?

Wow. The man looked much smaller on screen.

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3 years ago#4
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Well, there is A Bruce Lee who benched 500 lbs. Of course, he lifts in the 145 kg (319 lb) weight class, and did it this year:
http://www.usapl-ca.org/records/mensmaster1pl.html

However, there is no way that THE Bruce Lee benched 500 (unless that was cumulative, over more than one rep). According to
http://www.bruceleedivinewind.com/feats.html

Ted Wong - 'Bruce would do a lot of different types of sit ups and bench presses. He was also using a technique like the Weider Heavy/Light Principle, working up to 160lbs in the bench press for three sets of 10 on his heavy days and then repping out for 20-30 reps with 100lbs on his light days. Bruce experimented successfully with partial reps, movements performed in only the strongest motion. He liked the fact that they were very explosive, sometimes he would do the bench press, using just the last 3 inches of the range of motion. It was the same range in which he would do some of his isometric exercises'.

Benching 3 sets of 10 at 160 is well below the class of something special, so I presume he could do more than that. But not 500 lbs.

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3 years ago#5
dfstevens
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Oops...missed that small detail

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3 years ago#6
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I find it hard to believe he could bench /half/ that much.

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3 years ago#7
Skyfox 56
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The camera adds 235 lbs you know.

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3 years ago#8
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This is the type of thing that causes me to laugh. Day in day out. Was Bruce fast? Yes. Very. Would most people in his weight class absolutely get their **** kicked with the types of ballet and artsy moves that are common in martial arts? Yes. Quickly. I laugh when I read about the mysticism and the magical powers of Bruce and 'one zen master that my dojo master studied under' or of course a strange derivative of the basic martial arts, with a name that isn't as mainstream. I am not convinced that these names aren't made up.

But a Tae shung gi pong sega 20th degree black belt once cured me of cancer.

There are many people where I work, two of them martial artists, who claim that Lee had bench pressed 500lbs. I find this hard to beleive considering elite Power-lifters at his body weight(with bench-shirts) would have a hard time doing this Funny thing is , is that these people can give me no written proof of this. From what I've read of Lee he did weight-train, and from what I've read he never mentions much about how much weight he used in his excercises, except curl.....which was listed as 80lbs for 8 reps.....I would think that someone who benh-pressed 500lbs would be doing more than this. If any one has information on this please inform me....I am curious as to the amount of weight he used in the excercised he trained with

Thank you for your time

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3 years ago#9
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I laugh when I read about the mysticism and the magical powers of Bruce and 'one zen master that my dojo master studied under' or of course a strange derivative of the basic martial arts, with a name that isn't as mainstream. I am not convinced that these names aren't made up. Weren't they all, at one time or another?

regards,

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1 year ago#10
KC
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bruce lee NEVER lifted 500lbs. he did however lift 2500lbs using tai chi and various other martial artsy techniques...

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1 year ago#11
copper
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2500lbs?

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1 year ago#12
mockingbird
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2500 pounds is just over a TONNE. are you guys serious? the current bench press record is around 1074 pounds...maybe you meant 250 pounds

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