Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Baki's "Newspaper" Workout

This workout is a little different. Toward the end of the series, Baki, in a display of his grip strength, demonstrates his ability to close his fist entirely around a whole newspaper page. You couldn't see the paper at all. What's the big deal, right?  If you have ever tried to do this, it is extremely difficult. The method is a little more than that, though. You take a page of a news paper--just one page--and lay it flat on a table. Then, you place your hand in the center of the table and, using just the fingers on one hand, crumple the paper up and close your fist around it as hard as you can. After that, switch hands.

These are the pages where Baki demonstrates this amazing skill.

Repeat this until the entire newspaper is gone, or until you can no longer continue. But that's not all...

Baki's Newspaper Workout

  1. Grip Training w/whole newspaper
  2. Juggle newspaper ball on fists- 10 Minutes
  • You don't have to complete the entire newspaper, but just go until you can't. If you want to push yourself, wait until the sale paper comes out for the week. If you drop the ball, don't worry, just pick it up and start again. Don't stop the clock. 
  • What I mean by "juggling" a newspaper ball on your fists, I mean that you should attempt to keep the crumpled paper in the air for as long as you can, using nothing but your fists. Baki did this after he closed his fist around the sheet of newspaper. 
  • This workout is about grip strength and coordination. You probably won't get out of breath and literally anyone can do it, because you're only training with a piece of newspaper. 

That's all for today, until next time, good luck and train hard!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Yu Yu Hakusho: Yusuke's Manic Bike Ride

I've been re-reading Yu Yu Hakusho and there is a scene where Yusuke is using a bike to chase a truck to get back Kuwabara from Sensui's gang.  He passes a sports car in the process (which I imagine was very confusing for the driver) and chases his enemies for several miles. Since Real Anime Training does not have any cycling workouts, I figured this was the opportunity I needed to go ahead and add one. This workout should preferably be done on a real bike, but you may do it on a Spinning or stationary bike if that's all you have.

Yusuke's Manic Bike Ride

Bike 10 Miles as quickly as possible


  • This is an extremely simple workout, but the first bike workout for Real Anime Training probably shouldn't be outrageous. 
  • At the beginning, you'll have to focus on just getting through the miles, which shouldn't be too bad, since it equates to about three miles of running and you could always go very slowly or stop when you need to. 
  • The faster you do the workout or the more hills that are on your course, the more difficult it will be, so you can modify it as necessary. 
  • If you're on the road, I recommend wearing a helmet for safety. 

That's all for today! Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stephen Makes Stuff Up #2: Dead Rising

Yet another workout I made up. The point of this workout is to simultaneously tax muscular strength and endurance, while also keeping your heart rate relatively high. You'll start with a low weight and increase it as high as you can using the following format: (Please note that you can start wherever you like, but must follow the prescribed weight increments)

15#, 25#, 45#, 65#, 95#, 135#, 185#, 225#, 275#, 315#, 365#, 405#, 455#, 495#, 545#, 585#, 635#, 675#, 725#

The weights can go very high and I doubt many of you would be able to touch a 700+# deadlift, but it's there just in case one of you is a world class powerlifter and you want to make a point or something. The score on this workout is the highest weight you lifted without failing on any of the sets. Therefore, if you got to the fifth set of deadlifts and only completed three reps without stopping, your score would be whatever that weight was (as this will be an accurate gauge of your strength, endurance, and cardio combined). However, you should go ahead and attempt to complete the workout anyway. More on that in the notes.

On a side note, I like clever names for things. :P  Thus, the name of this workout.

Dead Rising
  1. 10 Deadlifts
  2. 25 Push-ups (One Minute Limit Each Set)
  3. 9 Deadlifts
  4. 25 Push-ups
  5. 8 Deadlifts
  6. 25 Push-ups
  7. 7 Deadlifts
  8. 25 Push-ups
  9. 6 Deadlifts
  10. 25 Push-ups
  11. 5 Deadlifts
  12. 25 Push-ups
  13. 4 Deadlifts
  14. 25 Push-ups
  15. 3 Deadlifts
  16. 25 Push-ups
  17. 2 Deadlifts
  18. 25 Push-ups
  19. 1 Deadlift
  20. 25 Push-ups
  • So this means that if you started with 15#, you would do 10 reps with it. Then you would complete 9 reps with 25# and 8 reps with 45# and so on. 
  • You may need to use a smaller bar for the 15 and 25# sets, because a normal Olympic bar is 45#.
  • If you get up into higher weights during the workout and need to break up the listed reps into smaller sets of 1 or 2, that's perfectly fine. However, your score for the workout will be the heaviest weight you completed in an unbroken set.
  • If you are unable to pick up a listed weight for a set at all, your workout is over and your score reverts to the heaviest weight you lifted prior to that set.
  • Pay attention to the fact that you will also be completing 250 push-ups during this workout. Don't worry about failing on a set of push-ups, because you are allotted a full minute to complete all 25. If you are not able to complete 25 push-ups in one minute, your score will revert back to the heaviest weight you lifted prior to that failed set. Go ahead and attempt to finish the workout, however, in order to push your endurance. 
  • It will obviously take a little time to change your weight in between sets, but that's fine and has been taken into account. 
  • Once again: Your score is the heaviest unbroken set of deadlifts you completed. 

That's all for today! Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Naruto Workout Master Post

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Ninja Movement

  1. Naruto Ninja Movement: The Challenge
  2. Naruto Ninja Movement
  3. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #1
  4. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #2
  5. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #3
  6. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #4
  7. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #5
  8. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #6
  9. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #7
  10. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #8
  11. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #9
  12. Naruto Ninja Movement 2.0- Workout #10

Uzumaki Naruto

  1. Naruto's Early Training

Rock Lee

  1. Rock Lee's Conditioning
  2. Rock Lee Workout Add-On: Weighted Clothing 
  3. Rock Lee Workout Add-On: The Green Beast of Konoha
  4. Rock Lee's "Springtime of Youth" Workout
  5. Rock Lee's "Curry of Life" Workout
  6. Rock Lee: The Self-Imposed Rule

Misc. Characters

  1. Maito Gai's Basic Training
  2. Maito Gai's Handstand Training
  3. Kakashi's Rock Climbing Training

Workouts will be added to this list as they are made.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One Piece Workout Master Post

Luffy's Early Training
Luffy, the Rubber Man
Straw Hat Luffy's Training
Luffy's New World Training

Zoro's Training
Pirate Hunter Zoro's Training

Sanji's Training
Black Leg Sanji's Training

Misc. Workouts
Marine Headquarters' Marine Training
Coby and Helmeppo's Determined Training

Workouts will be added as they are completed.

Hajime no Ippo Workout Master Post

Makunouchi Ippo

Takamura Mamoru

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HSDK Workout Master Post

Shirahama Kenichi

  1. Kenichi's Vacation Workout- Getting There
  2. Kenichi's Seikuuken Training
  3. Ryouzanpaku's Fundamental Training
  4. Ryouzanpaku's Regular Training
  5. Ryouzanpaku's #1 Disciple Workout
  6. History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

Takeda Ikki

  1. Good Luck, Takeda
  2. Random Training with James Shiba: Workout #1
  3. Random Training with James Shiba: Workout #2
  4. Random Training with James Shiba: Workout #3
  5. Random Training with James Shiba: Workout #4

Fists of Ragnarok

  1. Hermit's Training 
  2. Thor's Basic Training (Chiaki Yuma)
  3. Valkyrie's Training (Kisara)

Masters of Ryouzanpaku

  1. Ryouzanpaku Master Workout #1: Apachai
  2. Ryouzanpaku Master Workout #2: Sakaki
  3. Ryouzanpaku Master Workout #3: Ma
  4. Ryouzanpaku Master Workout #4: Akisame
  5. Ryouzanpaku Master Workout #5: Apachai Hopachai, the Muay Thai God of Death
  6. Ryouzanpaku Master Workout #6: Sakaki Shio, the 100-Dan Brawler

Grappler Baki Workout Master Post

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Hanma Baki

  1. Baki's Technique Workout- "50 Reps"
  2. Baki's Shadowboxing Extravaganza
  3. Baki's "Upside Down" Workout
  4. Baki Does Bagwork
  5. Baki's Worldwide Training Menu
  6. Baki's Sledgehammer Workout
  7. Baki's Mountain Training
  8. Baki's Trainer Workout
  9. Baki, the Sportsman
  10. Baki Squats A and B
  11. Baki's "Iron Will" Workout
  12. Baki's "Newspaper" Workout
Hanma Yujiro

  1. Hanma Yujiro: "Demon in the Back" Workout

Retsu Kaioh

  1. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 1
  2. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 2
  3. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 3
  4. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 4
  5. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 5
  6. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 6
  7. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 7
  8. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 8
  9. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 9
  10. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 10
  11. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 11
  12. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 12
  13. Retsu Kaioh's Training- Part 13

Biscuit Oliva

  1. Oliva's Training- Part 1
  2. Oliva's Training- Part 2
  3. Oliva's Training- Part 3

Jack Hanma

  1. Jack Hanma Workout #1: Weight Training
  2. Jack Hanma Workout #2: Fight Training
  3. Jack Hanma Workout #3: Athletic Training

Shinogi Kureha

  1. Shinogi Kureha's Flexibility Workout
  2. Shinogi Kureha's Endurance Workout
  3. Shinogi Kureha's Power Workout
  4. Shinogi Kureha's Speed Workout
  5. Shinogi Kureha: The Ultimate Athlete

Misc. Workouts

  1. Himokiri Karate Workout
  2. The Chained Patriot's Training (Karelin)
  3. Hanayama's Workout: A and B
  4. Japanese Pro-Wrestler Workout
  5. Orochi Doppo's Training
  6. Gaia's Basic Military Training
  7. Sikorski's Prison Climb Workout

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Stephen Makes Stuff Up #1: Burpee Workout

I made this workout for a class I teach and it turned out pretty awesome, so I figured that I wouldn't let this one just float on by without passing it onto you guys. I'm going to start posting some of the workouts that I have previously made or make for the classes that I teach, just to give you guys some variety and because I can! :P
See? I just kind of make stuff up as I go along!

I'll be listing all of those workouts under "Stephen Makes Stuff Up," so there won't really be any association with an anime or anything, but I hope you enjoy them anyway.

Stephen Makes Stuff Up #1: Burpee Workout

  1. 10 Burpee Pull-ups
  2. 10 Burpees
  3. 10 Manmakers w/25# DBs
  4. 8 Burpees
  5. 10 Double Burpees
  6. 6 Burpees
  7. 10 8-Count Bodybuilders
  8. 4 Burpees
  9. 10 Wall Burpees
  10. 2 Burpees
  11. 10 Squat Thrusts
  12. 1 Burpee
  13. 10 Mountain Jumps

  • To perform a burpee pull-up, you'll need a pull-up bar at least a couple of inches higher than your hands can reach when fully extended over your head. Ideally, it should probably be about 8-12 inches, so you have to put some effort into your jumping. You begin doing a standard burpee, including the push-up and then, at the top, you jump up and do a pull-up. That's 1 rep. Repeat until the listed rep count is completed. 
  • A Manmaker begins with a Dumbbell in each hand pressed over head, followed by the squatting motion of the burpee, placing the weights on the ground and then you jump your feet back just like a burpee, but with your feet wider than shoulder width. However, this is where the movement deviates. With your hands still on the handles of the weights, do a push-up. When you reach the top of the first push-up, perform a row with one of the dumbbells, making sure your shoulders stay parallel with the ground. Then, when the weight is lowered to the ground, perform another push-up and then row on the other side. You will then perform one more push-up. That's three total push-ups and a row on each side. Then, you hop your feet back in and return to standing with the weights pressed over your head. That is one rep. Have fun!
  • A Double Burpees is the exact same movement as a normal burpee with the push-up and jump, but each move is done twice before moving onto the next one. Squat down twice, legs out twice, two push-ups, legs in twice, two jumps from the bottom of the movement. 
  • We've covered 8-Count Bodybuilders in Gaia's Basic Military Training.
  • Wall Burpees are the exact same as a normal burpee, except that you will stand with your back facing a wall and when, you shoot your feet out, your feet end up going up high on the wall instead of the ground. The closer you get to the wall, the harder the movement.
  • Squat Thrusts are just a burpee without a push-up or a jump. Squat down, feet out, feet in, stand up. You're welcome.
  • Mountain Jump are just the bottom portion of the burpee. Start from the squatted position, hands on the ground and shoot your feet out to the top of the push-up position and then return to the start. That's one rep and probably a welcome exercise after all of the burpees from before. 
  • Rest as you need to, but try to get through this as quickly as possible. 

That's all for today! Hope you guys enjoyed this one. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Baki's Sledgehammer Workout

Baki is known for putting himself through insanely tough workouts. Going through "New Grappler Baki," I noticed that some chapters began with Baki performing some feat or activity. Therefore, I decided to save those that seemed appropriate and turn them into workouts.

Awww, yeah!

Baki works all day, railroad or no railroad.

Baki's Sledgehammer Workout

  1. 25 Sledgehammer Swings (each side)
  2. 100 Meter Sprint w/Hammer
  3. 50 Sledgehammer Swings (each side)
  4. 50 Meter Lunge Walk w/Hammer
  5. 100 Sledgehammer Swings (each side)
  6. 100 Meter Sprint w/Hammer
  7. 250 Sledgehammer Swings (each side)
  8. 50 Meter Lunge Walk w/Hammer
  9. 500 Sledgehammer Swings (each side)
  10. 100 Meter Sprint w/Hammer 
  11. 1000 Sledgehammer Swings (each side)
  12. 50 Meter Lunge Walk w/Hammer 
  13. 100 Waist Twists w/Hammer (each side)
  14. 50 Side Bends w/Hammer (each side)
  15. 1 Mile Run w/Hammer
  16. 1 Mile Walk w/Hammer
  17. Alternate 25 Sledgehammer Swings each side until failure.


  • This is pretty high volume, but would you expect from Baki? If you can't handle this workout right off the bat, you can stop at any time. You could stop after the first couple of exercises or in the middle. Just do what you can. You could also use a lighter sledgehammer, like a 6 pound sledge and then work your way up to 8, 10, 12, or 20 pounds. 
  • With the Sledgehammer Sprint, it's probably best to alternate how you hold it between sets, so you are working both sides equally.
  • For the Lunge Walk with the hammer, you can hold the handle in one hand and put the head on one shoulder and then alternate every step or you can hold it out in front of you, underneath the head, with the handle pointed down. 
  • For the waist twists you can hold the hammer parallel to the ground, but you'll need to switch sides at the half way point or you can hold it underneath the head with both your hands and have the handle pointing down. 
  • For the side bends, you can either hold the hammer above your head and bend to either side or you can hold the hammer underneath its head on one side of you and then do one side at a time. 
  • For the run and walk, it's probably best to hold the hammer in both hands in front of you, one high and one low or to have it resting on your shoulder. Either way, you'll need to change sides periodically. 
  • The last portion of the workout is to push your endurance and toughness. You could just not do it at all, do one last set of swings on each side, or see how long you can go. Potentially, the workout could go for hours, if you could handle it, but it's certainly not required. 
That's all for today! Until next time, good luck and train hard!

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