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Shinogi Kureha's Endurance Workout

Why so many workouts for one character when he's not even the main character?! Well, that's because he's the Ultimate Athlete and if anybody should have this many workouts besides Baki, it's this guy (and Oliva, but we're not there yet). Apart from boasting the incredible athletic power and speed, Shinogi Kureha also possesses the endurance of a marathon runner. That's absolutely incredible, because of the sheer size of the man. Normally, when you see marathoners, they are not exactly the picture of strength. That's because their bodies have adapted to run long distances: shedding excess body weight, strengthening slow-twitch fibers, while minimizing the growth of muscles not necessary for running those long distances.

Kureha punches that concept right in its face. By training all aspects of fitness, he has managed to take the best of all worlds and combine them in his body. Next up, the endurance workout.

Shinogi Kureha's Endurance Workout
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Shinogi Kureha's Speed Workout

Apart from world class strength, Shinogi Kureha also possesses the speed of a world-class sprinter, allowing him to run circles around his opponents. One moment he's on the other side of the ring, the next, he's punching you in the face. Developing this sort of speed requires diligent and rigorous training. So, let's get started! Remember to stretch after your warm-up.

Shinogi Kureha's Speed Workout

5 Minute Light Jog4 x 40 Meter Sprint3 x 50 Meter Sprint2 x 100 Meter Sprint200 Meter Sprint400 Meter Sprint40 Meter Carioca Sprint (both sides)40 Meter Backward Sprint5 Minute Light JogNotes:It will be difficult to complete this workout if you are not in some measure of shape, so start at the top and do as much as you can and then STOP. You don't want to pull something or drop dead because you sprinted straight into cardiac arrest. After each set of sprints, walk back the distance you sprinted. When you get back to the start, turn around, take a couple of slow, deep brea…