Bruce Lee Could Lift His Entire Body On Just Two Fingers

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The legendary martial artist Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940. He was an action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. The feats he performed are astounding, even by today's standards. Not only would he do two-fingered pushups and one-armed pullups just to show off, he required custom-made punching bags because he would destroy standard ones. He was also famous for his one-inch punch, which could hit a person so hard from an inch away-with no retracting of his arm whatsoever-that the person would collapse.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. It is reported that Bruce Lee would throw rice into the air and catch it with chopsticks to increase his reflexes. 01:23

  2. Bruce Lee could do one-fingered pushups and one-armed pullups. 02:55

  3. Bruce Lee's movements were so fast, the action scenes from his movies had to be slowed down so the film could pick it up. 06:16

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