Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baki's "Iron Will" Workout

During the fight with Yujiro, Baki talks about the amount of training that he put himself through to develop his ability to endure pain. It showed him doing various exercises, drenched in sweat, and grimacing in pain. This workout is taken from those exercises shown and also with a little elaboration. Like most Baki workouts, this is NOT a beginner workout. This is supposed to break you down no matter how tough you are.

Get ready for pain, pain, and more pain.

Baki's "Iron Will" Workout

Go as far as you can, following this same pattern (please see notes):

  1. 5 Handstand Push-ups*
  2. 25 Hindu Squats
  3. Run 400 Meters
  4. 10 Handstand Push-ups
  5. 50 Hindu Squats
  6. Run 800 Meters
  7. 15 Handstand Push-ups
  8. 75 Hindu Squats
  9. Run 1200 Meters
  10. 20 Handstand Push-ups
  11. 100 Hindu Squats
  12. Run 1600 Meters
  13. etc.

  • For the Handstand Push-ups, the ultimate goal would be to do them on your thumbs and without any wall support. Now, I understand that this is unreasonable, so please start just on your palms and feet against the wall if necessary. The progression would be palms-->palms, with no support-->five fingers-->minus pinky-->minus ring finger-->minus middle finger-->minus index finger.
  • During the workout, there will come a time that you are not able to do any more Handstand Push-ups. You may transition to Fingertip Push-ups at this point to get you ready for Fingertip Handstand Push-ups. 
  • You may stop the workout at any time you feel like you can't go on. Please stay hydrated and, if you are going longer than 30 minutes, take in some carbs, too. 
  • You do not have to do the exercises unbroken to continue the workout and you can break them into sets. There will come a point that you will eventually say, "I'm done. I can't do it anymore." That is the end of the workout, unless you find the will to push through that. 
  • This will wreck your back, your arms, your legs, and your lungs. Be prepared.

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

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pokemon Workouts #07-#09: Squirtle-Blastoise

Hello, there! Welcome to the world of Pokemon workouts! My name is Stephen. People call me the Anime Trainer! This world is inhabited by workouts inspired by creatures called Pokemon! For some people, Pokemon workouts are a hobby. Others use them as a way to get in shape. Myself... I create Pokemon workouts as a profession.

Your very own Pokemon workout legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokemon workouts awaits! Let's go!

Pokemon Workouts #07-#09: Squirtle-Blastoise

  1. Run 200 Yards w/10# pack or vest
  2. 10 Squirtle Squats w/10# pack or vest
  3. 10 X-Crunches/side
  4. 10 Squirtle Squats to Push-up w/10# pack or vest
  5. 10 Squirtle Dips w/10# pack or vest
  6. 50 Yard Shallow Swim w/10# pack or vest
--5 Rounds

  1. Run 200 Yards w/16# pack or vest
  2. 16 Squirtle Squats w/16# pack or vest
  3. 16 X-Crunches/side
  4. 16 Squirtle Squats to Push-up w/16# pack or vest
  5. 16 Squirtle Dips w/16# pack or vest
  6. 50 Yard Shallow Swim w/16# pack or vest
--5 Rounds

  1. Run 200 Yards w/36# pack or vest
  2. 36 Squirtle Squats w/36# pack or vest
  3. 36 X-Crunches/side
  4. 36 Squirtle Squats to Push-up w/36# pack or vest
  5. 36 Squirtle Dips w/36# pack or vest
  6. 50 Yard Shallow Swim w/36# pack or vest
--5 Rounds

Mega Blastoise Add-on (If you are able to complete the Blastoise workout in its entirety without stopping, you can add on this workout.)
  1. 100 Squirtle Squats to Push-up w/36# pack or vest
  2. 100 Yard Farmer's Carry w/50# per hand and 36# pack or vest
  3. 100 Yard Shallow Swim w/36# pack or vest

  • You may not advance to the next workout until you are able to complete the current level without rest. (Grabbing water is okay, just don't hang out.)
  • Make sure that your vest or pack is secured tightly so that it doesn't bounce around or slide during the workout.
  • Squirtle Squats begin as a normal squat. As you reach the bottom of the squat, rock forward onto your hands, arms slightly bent and in between your legs, placing as much of your weight on your hands as possible before rocking back into the bottom of the squat and standing up. That is one repetition. To do the push-up variation, when you place your hands of the ground, move your feet back and perform one push-up before returning to the previous position and completing the remainder of the motion.
  • X-Crunches require you to lie on your back with arms flat and legs flat on the ground so your body looks like an X. You will raise one arm and the opposite leg up and toward each other until they touch, before returning them to the ground. Repeat on the opposite side to complete one rep. 
  • Squirtle Dips require you to climb into or jump into a pool with water at waist or chest height water. After this, place both hands on the edge of the pool and, without leg motion, press yourself out of the water fully and then climb out of the pool completely and come to standing. 
  • The Shallow Swim is in waist or chest height water, so that your feet will always be able to touch the bottom of the pool firmly. Swim as best as possible, but walk if you need to. Please do this workout with a spotter or lifeguard.
That's all for today! Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Luffy's Early Training

When Luffy was a kid, he wasn't all that strong and even when he ate the Gomu Gomu no Mi, he had a really hard time controlling the ability. This workout is the beginning of Luffy's path to being one of the strongest pirates in the world. It is simple, but it is a good build up to be able to handle the other Luffy workouts.

Look how damn cute he is! 

Luffy's Early Training
  1. 5 Pull-ups
  2. 10 Dips
  3. 20 Push-ups
  4. 30 Squats
  5. Run 800 Meters

If you can complete the workout in less than 10 minutes, do another round. Continue to do rounds until you fail to do the workout in less than 10 minutes. If you cannot do the workout in less than 10 minutes, complete it in however long it takes you. At the end, cool down with a 10 minute walk and stretch for 15 minutes.

  • This is simple, but for some of you, it still might be difficult, so you may reference Level 0 if you need to scale it down. 
  • If you are really looking to improve your flexibility and mobility as well, I would recommend doing Luffy, the Rubber Man before and/or after this workout.
Until next time, good luck and train hard!

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