Saturday, March 31, 2012
Today was not really too bad with this workout. I am still getting back into the higher intensity, but I'm really enjoying the intervals and pushing myself. I really cannot wait to get into the later workouts to see how much I've improved, because I can already see a marked improvement in my movements, strength, and stamina. Although, I'm also supplementing the training with other workouts.
Also, on Shinogi Kureha's Power Workout, I added some weightlifting, so that workout just got a lot more fun.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Starting the Journey- Level 1
Kamishiro Yuu's Basic Training- Level 2
I always do all the jabs in a single session, so let me say this... Oh, my God, my shoulders hurt! XD
Surprisingly, my left foot started to go numb after a bit. I think it says something about the way I'm stepping. I'm not sure if I'm stomping my foot a lot on the left side or if it's how I'm shifting my weight. I'll try to figure it out as I go. One more hard training day left in the week!
Let's train hard, everyone!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Starting the Journey- Level 1
30 Knuckle Push-ups
I am pretty sore after the last three days of training, so I thought I'd use today as a day to recover and work on some non-muscular training. Back to the grind tomorrow and on Saturday.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Was a little sore from Monday and Tuesday, but all in all, it was a very good day. I was very excited to get back into sprinting after spending so much time just doing even pace running. Surprisingly, the sprints weren't too much of an obstacle, but I think that's because of the interval training I was doing prior to starting Ippo's Training Program.
Also, my good friend Allen has offered to do a Spartan Sprint with me, so look forward to some updates on that in the future. :D
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
2. "Song Sets" (1 exercise for length of song)
-Handstand practice for 1 song
-Pull-up and bar-playing for 1 song
-Footwork practice for 1 song
-Shin, forearm, and hand conditioning on striking post for 1 song
-Balance-walking for 1 song
3. Ryou Narushima's Basic Training- Level 1
I'm going to be pretty sore tomorrow, I think, because DOMS hadn't set in quite yet from yesterday when I did the workout. Hopefully it's not too bad, especially since I'll be starting Phase 2 tomorrow for Ippo's Training Program.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Ippo's Basic Training
Balance Kicking: Roundhouse- 3 x 10 Each Side
All in all, I'm very satisfied with Phase 1. I pushed very hard in the push-ups and sit-ups today and was pleased with the outcome. However, due to an abdominal cramp and some mild dehydration, I ran the 3 miles a full minute slower than I anticipated, which was slightly bothersome. In any case, I'm looking forward to Phase 2, especially because I'll be spending 5 months on it.
For the first month of Phase 2, I'll most likely use Kamishiro Yuu's Basic Training and Narushima Ryou's Basic Training for most of my supplemental training, but I'm sure I'll throw some other things in there as well. :P
Looking forward to it. Hope you guys enjoy all of the updates!
In reality, it would've been better for me to just watch both of them back-to-back and do one review, but I didn't and here we are. In an effort to say something interesting about the DVD, then, let me say that I was a little disappointed that it was so similar, but I understand, given that fact that HIT is putting his more difficult moves, including those using a pull-up bar, on other DVDs. I get the concept behind it. On one side, we have a DVD that is "all abs" and, on another, we have a DVD that is "exercises that just so happen to also work your abs."
You're sure to get quite the burn out of this program, so if HIT does a multi-DVD buying promotion again, I would really think about taking advantage of it in order to maximize your spending. I can't say that I'd buy the program on its own, but (then again) I research exercises as one of my main hobbies. At some point, I just end up seeing stuff I've already seen before.
For those just starting and those wanting to learn more, I definitely recommend any of the Calisthenics Kingz programs I've review thus far.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Itagaki is a young Featherweight who joins the Kamogawa squad after Ippo is already the Japanese Champion. He's fast, he's technical, and he's a little quirky (mostly because of his family). However, he's a brilliant boxer and quickly begins to advance his skills once joining the Kamogawa gym. If you haven't read Hajime no Ippo, stop reading this and Google somewhere to read it right now... I'll see you back here in a few weeks when you've caught up on the series... no, seriously, why are you still reading this? (Just kidding)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this workout!
- 3 Mile Run, Sprint at the End
- 25 Push-ups
- 50 Sit-ups
- 3 x 3 Minutes Bagwork or Mittwork
- 3 x 3 Minutes Jump Rope
- 3 x 3 Minutes Footwork Practice
- 3 x 3 Minutes Shadowboxing
- 5 x 40 Yard Sprints (30 Seconds Rest Between Sets)
- Rest 1 Minute
- 4 x 100 Meter Sprints (30 Seconds Rest Between Sets)
- Rest 1 Minute
- 3 x 200 Meter Sprints (1 Minute Rest Between Sets)
- Rest 1 Minute
- 2 x 400 Meter Sprints (1 Minute Rest Between Sets)
- Rest 2 Minutes
- 800 Meter Sprint
- Rest 2 Minutes
- 5 Sets of 30 Seconds Speed Punching (30 Seconds Rest Between Sets)
- I intended this workout to mimic the kind of training I thought that Itagaki would have done in high school, before reaching the Kamogawa Gym.
- I'm not having you do both of these things on the same day, because I really want you to focus on speed one day and the other boxing skills on another, since Itagaki is such a speed demon. The good part of this workout is that you can always push the intensity of the rounds, the 3-miler in the morning, and the sprints to another level.
- Itagaki's not really a powerhouse, so there's not much in the way of physical strength here, but there will be a bit more of this in the next incarnation.
- Remember to stretch after this workout and remember to warm up beforehand. I wouldn't want for you to pull something with all this high-speed movement.
- It would be best to do this workout on a track somewhere, but if you don't have a track, you can always measure out these distances yourself. Also, remember to push yourself and have someone time you, if possible. We're going for speed, speed, and more speed!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Almost done with the first phase and I've been fairly satisfied with the results. I'll be looking forward to my final training session on Monday for Ippo's Basic Training. I did Kamishiro Yuu's Basic Training right after Ippo's Basic Training, so I definitely felt the fatigue in my shoulders. I always do my punches back-to-back, even though I say that it's acceptable to do it over the course of a day.
Really looking forward to starting Phase 2 and pushing myself to get ready to fight again.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
- Starting the Journey
- The Real Anime Training Warm-up
- Ippo's Recovery Time
- Bowling King- Play the Game Workout
- Prince of Tennis- Play the Game Workout
- Crossover- Play the Game Workout
- Eyeshield 21- Play the Game Workout
- Any of the 72 Arts of Shaolin (They start off at your personal level)
- Baki's Trainer Workout
- Kenichi's Vacation Workout- Getting There
- Issei's Beginner "Devil's Pawn" Training
Monday, March 19, 2012
- 16 Tire Flips
- 10 Sledgehammer Swings (per side)
- 1 Minute of Sprint 20 Yards/Jog 20 Yards
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
(It's really just a checklist so I don't forget, mostly.)
Goals for Real Anime Training (and Myself)
- Be invited to a major Anime Convention to speak or host an event
- Reach 50 Patrons on Patreon
- Post 1,000 times to Blogger
Reach 100 Followers on Blogger12/16/13
- Reach 300 Followers on Blogger
Reach 500 Likes on Facebook9/04/15
- Reach 1000 Likes on Facebook
Reach 100 Followers on Twitter5/24/15
- Reach 500 Followers on Twitter
- Reach 50,000 readers per day on the Real Anime Training main blog
- Make enough money from ad-revenue and future projects to support myself and my training (Big one)
- Post 100 Videos on YouTube
Reach 1,000 Subscribers on YouTube11/28/2016
- Reach 5,000 Subscribers on YouTube
Reach 500 Followers on Tumblr9/5/2013 Reach 1,000 Followers on Tumblr1/7/2015 Reach 2,000 Followers on Tumblr5/13/2015
- Reach 5,000 Followers on Tumblr
- Become a professional athlete (More on that in another post)
Do a collaboration video with another fitness/martial arts YouTuberYang Jian Hou Taiji
- Run a marathon
- Do 100-Man Kumite
- Get a black belt in Brazilian Jujitsu
- Train gong fu in China
- Train Muay Thai in Thailand
- Train Karate and Judo in Japan
- Train Brazilian Jujitsu in Brazil
- Go on a nationwide roadtrip for Real Anime Training (seminars, conventions, whatever)
Be interviewed by a news station or newspaper11/30/16 (Kotaku)
- Fight in a major MMA promotion in a live, televised event
- Meet a famous manga artist (preferably the author of a series I've made workouts for) and get their opinion on the blog
- Take a few of my readers on a training camp
- Do a Tough Mudder
Do a Spartan Race(Carolina Spartan Beast- November 9th, 2013)
- Achieve Spartan Race Trifecta
- Deadlift 500#
- Squat 405#
- Weighted Pull-up w/bodyweight
- 25 Pull-ups
100 Push-ups12/16/13 200 Sit-ups8/19/13 300 Squats8/19/13
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Iroh's Prison Workout
- 5 Handstand Push-ups
- 25 Pull-ups
- 50 Push-ups
- 100 Sit-ups
- 15 Minutes of "Firebending"
- 10 Handstand Push-ups
- 50 Pull-ups
- 100 Push-ups
- 200 Sit-ups
- 30 Minutes of "Firebending"
- 25 Handstand Push-ups
- 25 One-Arm Pull-ups (each side)
- 50 Clapping Push-ups
- 100 Hanging Sit-ups
- 45 Minutes of "Firebending"
- 50 Handstand Push-ups
- 50 One-Arm Pull-ups
- 100 Clapping Push-ups
- 200 Hanging Sit-ups
- 60 Minutes of "Firebending"
- This training starts out pretty easy, but quickly escalates to insane. Once again, like most Real Anime Training workouts, it will take a very long time to get to the highest level.
- Make sure to complete all of the listed reps in the workout, even if you can't complete them without stopping. If you have to break it into sets, do so. If you are unable to complete an exercise or the reps listed, attempt an easier version, such as wall push-ups or handstand push-ups with your feet against a wall.
- Iroh hooked his feet over the iron bars in his cell in order to do hanging sit-ups. This is probably not a good idea, because most people lack the requisite foot and ankle strength for that. I would recommend anti-gravity boots or tying your feet to a bar. Make sure you have a spotter so you don't get stuck in that position.
- If you need a middle ground for One Arm Pull-ups you can use your other arm as a support by grabbing your wrist.
- "Firebending" is essentially just martial arts practice. Since not everyone knows Northern Shaolin, I'm going to say just practice whatever art you know for the time period. Don't waste any time, though. Drill techniques, shadowbox, do your forms, or practice your footwork. Whatever. The only things are that you have to practice alone and you cannot use any equipment (heavy bag, focus mitts, makiwara, etc).
- Check out Iroh's training here.
That is all.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Push-ups and sit-ups from Ippo's Basic Training
-Pull-ups- 6, 6, 8, 6, 8
-Running from Ippo's Basic Training
-10 Hanging Rows
-Chasing Isaiah around for 20 minutes
-Random practicing of blocking/parrying techniques
The fight would most likely take place in the giant arena where Bumi fought Aang, so there would be quite a bit of ammunition for both of the fighters. Bumi would, in my opinion, take an early lead, due to his sheer strength. Toph, though a powerful Earthbender, would most likely not be able to whether Bumi's onslaught if she continued to take it head-on. Toph would take to using her unconventional Earthbending style to redirect some of Bumi's attacks until she could figure out what to do. The benefit here is that Bumi would not be able to sneak up on Toph by going underground, because she can "see" everything in the ground through her feet.
This is how most of the fight would go and there wouldn't be much opportunity for Toph to use her Metalbending, because the arena appears to be entirely cut from stone. However, after a time, Toph would notice something as Bumi moved about... the vibration he put off having a familiar ring to it. As she got close to the old Master, Toph would reach out with her powerful hands and fingers and in the midst of the two's close-quarter combat, Toph would Metalbend the metal studs on Bumi's arm and leg bands to each other, maybe one arm to each leg or both legs together, before knocking Bumi on his ass.
Ordinarily, this would not be something that would stop the All-powerful King Bumi, but I'm fairly certain that once Bumi saw the young Toph's special skill, he would be so intrigued with it that he would immediately forget they were having a match and want to know more, thus making Toph the winner by default.
I honestly thought Bumi would win the fight, but the votes took it the other way! If Toph won the fight, it would most likely be in this fashion.
Hope you enjoyed the play-by-play!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
- Ippo's Basic Training
- 10 Front Levers w/5# (Held DB on empty side)
- 10 Side to Side Levers w/5#
- 10 Reverse Levers w/5#
- Gripping Jars- 2.5#/hand for 1 Minute
- Wrist Curls- 30 Reps w/5#
- Reverse Wrist Curls- 30 Reps w/5#
- Twin Lock Training
- Balance Kicking- 15 Each of Roundkick, Front kick, Side Kick, Hook Kick, Back Kick
- Twin Lock Training
Aokimura's Basic Training
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 40 Minutes)
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 38 Minutes)
-25 Reps Chest Fly Machine w/50# or Dumbbell Chest Flys w/25#
-15 Reps Headstand Neck (each side)
-3 Minutes Jump Rope
-3 Minutes Shadowboxing
-3 Minutes Mitt Work or Heavy Bagwork
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 36 Minutes)
-35 Reps Chest Fly Machine w/50# or DB Chest Flys w/25#
-2 x 3 Minute Rounds Jump Rope
-2 x 3 Minute Rounds Shadowboxing
-2 x 3 Minute Rounds Mitt Work or Heavy Bagwork
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 35 Minutes)
-50 Reps Chest Fly Machine w/50# or DB Chest Flys w/25#
-3 x 3 Minute Rounds Jump Rope
-3 x 3 Minute Rounds Shadowboxing
-3 x 3 Minute Rounds Mitt Work or Heavy Bagwork
- I picked 5 miles for the run, because Aoki and Kimura were given a time for the run of 40 minutes (which the failed miserably), while Takamura was able to run it in 35 Minutes, already.
- Do not advance to the next level until you reach the goal of the run and are able to complete all the exercises with the listed reps and/or weights and able to complete all the rounds without failing.
- Very basic, obviously very similar to a lot of Ippo stuff, but it is a little different... also, in general, it's a little more of an even pace, unlike the high intensity of a lot of Ippo's workouts.
Monday, March 5, 2012
(20 Reps Each Side)
- Jab-Cross-Rear Leg Round Kick
- Jab-Rear Leg Round Kick to Opponent's Leg
- Lead Leg Round Kick to Opponent's Leg-Cross
- Jab-Cross-Step Back-Spinning Back Kick
- Jab-Cross-Switch Kick
- Jab-Jab-Double Leg Takedown
Street Fighting Practice
-Jog 10 Minutes, then
- 3 Minutes Sparring
- 100 Meter Sprint
- 3 Minutes Wrestling
- 100 Meter Sprint
- 3 Minutes Walking
- You can do the combinations in the air, on a heavy bag, with a partner holding mitts or pads
- For the jog, you're just going to get your body moving and loosen up.
- In the sparring, it's best if you wear gear. You can just box or just kickbox or do mixed sparring.
- For the wrestling practice, you can use Greco-Roman rules or collegiate. Basically, all we want is to focus on positioning and controlling and throwing. Don't worry about submissions.
- You don't have to do this all back-to-back. You can, but you don't have to. You can do the first part in the morning and the last part in the evening or vice-versa.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
-Holding mitts, teaching boxing- 20 minutes
-3 x 3 Minutes Shadowboxing
-3 x 6 Reps of LifelineUSA Chest Expander, with Red Bands
Took yesterday off, since it was my son's birthday.
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