Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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
(Note: This is a gradual build-up and these are long workouts.)
  1. Level 1: Run 3 miles, then walk for 1 mile. If you failed to run the whole 3 miles, bear crawl 50 yards at end of workout. Goal Time: 31 minutes, 30 seconds
  2. Level 2: Run 5 miles, then walk for 2 miles. If you failed to run the whole 5 miles, bear crawl 50 yards at end of workout. Goal Time: 52 minutes, 30 seconds
  3. Level 3: Run 7 miles. If you failed to run the whole 7 miles, bear crawl 50 yards at end of workout. Goal Time: 1 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
  4. Level 4: Run 10 miles. If you failed to run the whole 10 miles, do 2 sets of 50 yard bear crawls with one minute rest in between. Goal Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  5. Level 5: Run 12 miles. If you failed to run the whole 12 miles, do 2 sets of 50 yard bear crawls with one minute rest in between. Goal Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  6. Level 6: Run 15 miles. If you failed to run the whole 15 miles, do 2 sets of 50 yard bear crawls with one minute rest in between. Goal Time: 2 hours, 37 minutes, 30 seconds
  7. Level 7: Run 17 miles. If you failed to run the whole 17 miles, do 3 sets of 50 yard bear crawls with one minute rest in between. Goal Time: 2 hours, 58 minutes, 30 seconds
  8. Level 8: Run 20 miles. If you failed to run the whole 20 miles, do 3 sets of 50 yard bear crawls with one minute rest in between. Goal Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  9. Level 9: Run 23 miles. If you failed to run the whole 23 miles, do 3 sets of 50 yard bear crawls with one minute rest in between. Goal Time: 4 hours, 1 minute, 30 seconds
  10. Level 10: Run 26.2 miles. If you failed to run the whole 26.2 miles, do 4 sets of 50 yard bear crawls with one minute rest in between. Goal Time: 4 hours, 35 minutes

Notes:

  • This will take a long time, especially if you are doing other Real Anime Training workouts.
  • Your walking for the first couple of levels is not part of your time.
  • Your Goal Time is the time required for you to move on to the next level. Level 10's Goal Time is merely a recommendation of your time if you've been following the program up to this point. A time better than this is great, but just completing the marathon distance is incredible.
  • It is not advised to do this workout every day. This workout is designed to push your endurance limits and should be mixed in with the other Real Anime Training workouts or your own workouts. For instance, your training for a week could include Ippo's Basic Training, Goku's Gravity Room Workout, Hanayama's Training, and this workout. Don't worry about losing your ability to run, because you'll be running in other workouts, albeit not as long.

That's all for today. Good luck and train hard!

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