Showing posts from August, 2010

Find the Dragonballs Workout: Run, Climb, Swim (Remix)

This isn't so much a re-do of the Run, Climb, Swim workout as it is an evolution of the previous workout.  That doesn't mean you'll stop doing the other one, but just as we made a harder version of Master Roshi's workout, we're doing the same thing here.

As Goku searched for the Dragonballs, he covered a lot of distance over hills, mountains, and long stretches of land and water.  He used this opportunity to find new ways to train, constantly trying to push himself, so that's where I tried to take this workout. There aren't any levels to it, just like The Turtle Hermit Workout, so it's at your own pace. So, let's find those Dragonballs, shall we?

Find the Dragonballs Workout
Handwalk 200 YardsRun 5 Miles Bear Crawl 200 YardsClimb 250 FeetCrab Walk 200 YardsSwim 1 MileSparring Notes:
For the Handwalk, try to get to the point where you can do the 100 yards without your feet touching the ground. When you get really good at it, you can try to do it on unev…

Tell Your Friends!

We're starting a readership drive for Real Anime Training. Our first goal is we want to have 100 fans on Facebook and 25 people following the blog. We'll set our next goal from there. So tell your friends, your family,   any one you talk to online, your neighbors, your classmates, whatever! Just get the word out in any way you can... but, keep it legal, of course.

I'm going to try to have a set schedule for posting:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Unfortunately, my work schedule is probably going to keep me from posting any more than that; however, I'll try my hardest to do more, if I can.

Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Ryouzanpaku #1 Disciple Workout

Here's a workout for Kenichi, Ryouzanpaku's #1 Disciple!


Run 2.5 Miles (Same rules as Fundamental Workout)

4-6 Hours Later
-50 Weighted, Feet-Elevated Push-ups- 25 lbs (weighted vest is preferrable)
-Handwalking- 500 Steps (can take breaks)
-Muay Thai Mitt Work- 3 x 3 Minute Rounds
-Muay Thai Bag Work- 3 Minutes
-50 Punches to Striking Post
-20 Front Kicks in Waist-Deep Water (Each Side)
-Sparring- Until one partner is too tired to continue.


Run 2.5 Miles (Same rules as Fundamental Workout)

4-6 Hours Later

-50 Weighted, Feet-Elevated Push-ups- 50 lbs (weighted vest is preferrable)
-Handwalking- 500 Steps (Non-stop)
-Muay Thai Mitt Work- 3 x 3 Minute Rounds
-Muay Thai Bag Work- 2 x 3 Minute Rounds
-100 Punches to Striking Post
-30 Front Kicks in Waist-Deep Water (Each Side)
-Sparring- Until one partner is too tired to continue.


Run 2.5 Miles (Same rules as Fundamental Workout)

4-6 Hours Later

-50 Weighted, Feet-Elevated Push-ups- 75 lbs (weighted vest i…

Updates for the Weekend

Tomorrow is the next UFC event, so I'm going to post a summary on that and I'll also try to put another workout up tomorrow. 

For those of you who read Naruto and Bleach, it seems like they are finally getting interesting again. I'm really looking forward to the next few chapters.

In any case, until next time, good luck and train hard!

Who Would Win #5: Kurosaki Ichigo vs. Urameshi Yusuke

Ok, so this is a little late, but here it is, anyway. If these two fight, it's gonna get crazy, because both of them have "darker" sides, although Yusuke is kind of in control of his demon blood, with Ichigo not-so-much with his Hollow powers.  In any case, Ichigo comes out on top for a few reasons.

First of all, he's got a sword, which improves his reach and ability to inflict damage. Second, he's got a crap-ton of reiatsu (which he will need against Yusuke) and the ability to use Bankai and activate his Hollow powers. Essentially, it would start out evenly, but Ichigo would gradually gain the upperhand as he changed forms, before finally finishing it with Getsuga Tenshou. Unfortunately, the Spirit Detective's Spirit Gun falls a little short against the the Shinigami's Zanpakuto.

That's all for that.

So far, the battles have been:
Hanma Yujiro vs. Furinji Hayato (w)Makunouchi Ippo (w) vs. Takeda IkkiMaster Roshi (w) vs. The Third HokageRyu vs. Hanma …

Hermit's Training (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi)

Hermit, Tanimoto Natsu, is one of Kenichi's rivals, former enemies, and uncertain friends. His style is kung fu, although he specifically uses Piquazhang, a style utilizing broad and sweeping movements and is more long range in nature. It is likely that he also knows Bajiquan since he's familiar with Kenichi's use of it during their second encounter and since he's practiced Iron Palm skills. Bajiquan is ultimately a close-quarters combat system that is linear and very forceful. The two arts are complementary toward one another and are referenced as being quite unstoppable when added together.

Although my knowledge of these two arts is cursory at best, I will attempt to relay, through the anime and what research I have done, a decent workout based on the arts and their principles. This workout is based on Piquazhang and Bajiquan. So... here we go.

Hermit's Training

Small Arm Circles- 25 Each DirectionArm Swinging (Shoulder Height)- 25 RepsArm Swinging (High…

Thoughts on Steroids

You don't see steroids being used very often in anime or manga, but the times they are used, they are not fairly represented. Steroid use is one of those things that is the subject of much controversy and quite a lot of propaganda.

For instance, in Shamo, Narushima Ryo uses steroids to add more muscle mass before his heavyweight Lethal Fight match. However, apart from doing that, in the short time he uses them, Ryo's body almost collapses under the strain. Apparently in this universe, even short-term use of steroids causes massive liver damage and moderate insanity. 

Also, in Grappler Baki, Jack Hanma uses steroids (and I'm sure a lot of other drugs) to be able to train non-stop and still get stronger. Although, I'm certain it would be physically damaging to take oral steroids like they were Skittles, the sheer stigma surrounding "doping" leads one to believe that it's the worst thing in the world. One is essentially "giving up tomorrow" when …

Baki's Shadowboxing Extravaganza!!

This workout is based on Baki's training to defeat Retsu Kaioh. I realize that we're skipping the workouts of some of the other Maximum Tournament characters, but we'll get back to them.  This workout is simple, but can be very tough if you give 100% the whole time. You can cater this workout to your needs: if you want to go hard the whole time, by all means do so. However, if you need an easy day and want to slow it down a little bit and focus on perfecting the techniques in your shadowboxing, you can do that, too.

The goal here is to build your imagination, which is important, so you can imagine what an opponent is going to do. You need to see your opponent. Baki went so far as to feel his opponent's strikes and his image of the fighter was so crisp, the audience could even see it. Now, I realize this is a bit crazy, but if you can form an image that is so believeable people think you are fighting an invisible man, you've got one heck of an imagination and you un…

No workout today... long day.

Ok, so I'm not going to put up another workout today, because work/family/errands are really keeping my time for posting down, but I'm gonna try my hardest to get something good up for you guys tomorrow.

Until then, good luck and train hard!

Updates Tomorrow

Hey, guys! Just want to let you know I'm not dead, just working a lot. I'm gonna try to get up another workout tomorrow night.

Until then, good luck and train hard!

Class A Tournament- The Finals

The Finals of the Class A Tournament pit Ippo against Vorg, a merciless fighter who ruled the world of amateur boxing with his vicious style and power. In order to beat Vorg, Kamogawa had Ippo learn a new punch: the Gazelle Punch. This punch is built on the spring of the fighter's legs and was used by Heavyweight Champ Floyd Patterson. To build this spring, Kamogawa pushed Ippo to his limits, but through massage and proper rest, he was able to forge a weapon against the White Fang of Russia.

Class A Tournament- The Finals Workout

3 Mile Run, 7 Sprints Throughout (Shadowbox 15 seconds at the end of each sprint)4-6 Hours Later
20 Push-ups20 Sit-ups20 Squats 8 Rounds, then
200 Jump Hindu Squats (or Jump Hindu Squats in water)3 Minutes Neck Bridge3 Minutes Headstand Work8 x 800 Meter Sprints (Goal: 3 Minutes/Set)4 x 3 Minutes Non-stop Mitt/Bag Hitting3 Minutes Jump Rope3 Minutes Shadowboxing3 Minutes Heavy Bagwork3 Minutes Taking Body BlowsPushing to Failure Lastly,
2 Mile Run (Shad…

Class A Tournament- First Round Workout

In the Class A Tournament, we get to see some really talented boxers. The first fighter Ippo faces is Saeki, also known as "The Speed Star." He's an extremely fast fighter who relies on dodging, counters, and outpacing his opponent. Ippo took a little bit of a break before this fight, because his mother was ill, but he came back on strong to meet up with his first opponent of the Class A Tournament.

On a side note, we're kind of skipping the fight with Okita Keigo, just because we really didn't see anything new.

Class A Tournament- First Round Workout

3 Mile Run, 7 Sprints Throughout (Shadowbox 15 seconds at 1, 2, and 3 mile marks.)4-6 Hours Later
20 Push-ups20 Sit-ups20 Squats 6 Rounds, then
3 Minutes Neck Bridging3 Minutes Headstand Work3 Minutes Jump Rope3 Minutes Shadowboxing3 Minutes Footwork Practice3 Minutes Heavy Bagwork3 Minutes Mitt Work 3 Minutes Footwork Practice Lastly
2 Mile Run: Cycle through 1 Minute of Running, All-Out Sprint, 10 Seconds of Sh…

UFC 117 Thoughts (SPOILERS)

Ok, first of all, the card was very nice. There were some fabulous displays of striking, wrestling, submissions, and just plain heart.

Roy Nelson, Ultimate Fighter 10 Winner, went up against Junior dos Santos in a Heavyweight match-up and, although Nelson was mostly outmatched, he stood toe-to-toe with dos Santos and never gave up, forcing Santos to win by decision. He took a hell of a beating and I tend to agree with Joe Rogan that Nelson should probably lose his gut and drop a weight class. That kind of power and toughness in the 205 division would be amazing, not even considering that he has a black belt in BJJ.

UFC Hall-of-Famer, Matt Hughes went up against Ricardo Almeida (student of Renzo Gracie, whom Matt Hughes recently defeated). Almeida sought to avenge his Master's loss (man, I love the sound of that-- it's so old school kung fu movie), but his attempts were frustrated when Matt Hughes choked him into unconsciousness in the first round. Looks like Hughes might be m…

UFC 117 Thoughts (Preamble)

All in all, UFC 117 was an amazing event. Congrats to all who won, especially the two fighters who won with comeback victories. I'll post more in depth thoughts on it tomorrow, along with a workout, and maybe that steroid rant I keep talking about.
In any case, it was a good night for fights! Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Jack Hanma Workout #3: Athletic Training

For the third workout for the monster known as Jack Hanma, we have athletic training. It's kind of CrossFit-ish, but I figured that kind of fits for Jack.  I'm trying to figure out if I want to do a final workout for the eldest Hanma boy, but we'll see.

Jack Hanma Workout #3: Athletic Training
Run 400 Meters21 Muscle-upsRun 400 Meters21 Handstand Push-upsRun 400 Meters21 Box Jumps (24")Run 400 Meters21 Burpees w/Push-up and Jump Notes:
You should try to go through this workout as fast as you can. Obviously don't sacrifice form for speed, but zoom through it, nonetheless.Muscle-ups are crazy. You do a pull-up and, at the top of the movement, you pull yourself above the bar and push up like you are doing a dip. That's one rep. If you can't do muscle ups, do 21 pull-ups and 21 dips. When you can do 21 pull-ups and 21 dips, do 42 pull-ups and 42 dips. At this point, you should be able to do a muscle-up. You should be able to do the 21 pull-ups straight before the…