Interval training, was one of Bruce Lee’s favorite endurance training techniques.
It always surprises me– the more I learn about Bruce Lee. The more I realize how far ahead he was for his time. Today, high-intensity interval training has been proven by research to burn more calories and create more muscle growth than any other training protocol — currently known.
Let’s say you were training to run for a mile… You would begin by running 440 yards in 60 seconds, you would then rest, for an interval of about five minutes. You would slow down your pace to a restful jog or walk.
At the end of this interval you would then run another 440 yards in 60 seconds, followed by another five-minute rest interval and then again another 440 yards– continue in this manner for a predetermined number of runs.
The Bruce Lee workout for endurance training should begin this way-
In the beginning jog easily– then gradually increase the tempo and the distance– finally include sprints to develop your wind.
Here are some reasons why you should follow the Bruce Lee workout for endurance training —
It’s quick — for beginners you can jog 30 minutes a day three days a week approximately 90 minutes per week.
Safety — jogging is very gradual, you do not overexert yourself and you can begin your own level of fitness
Improves your heart and lungs — not only your heart and lungs but also your circulatory system is increased by the expanding capacity to process oxygen handle stress. The greatest benefit is the increased efficiency of the heart and lungs.
You will look and feel better — this type of exercise stimulates circulation, tones the muscles and gives you a more positive outlook. Running/jogging also reduces fat deposits around the hips and thighs and firm signing muscles and helps to flatten your stomach.
You will lose weight — jogging is an effective way to lose weight.
A flatter stomach and a smaller waist — this type of exercise helps to shape your body and redistribute your body fat. In recent studies male joggers reduced the size of their waistline and female joggers reduced their dress size by one full size.
These are just some of benefits that the Bruce Lee workout for endurance training can provide you. Using this method along with Bruce Lee’s interval training is one of the most effective ways to increase your speed power and strength.