Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Call to Arms: The Prologue to the Fictional Fitness Revolution

Since 2007, the purpose of Real Anime Training has been to bring fitness knowledge and inspiration to anime and manga fans worldwide. And, either directly or indirectly, it has been fairly successful in doing so. We are the Original Anime Fitness Website. 

The first post on Real Anime Training ("Call to Arms") was posted May 9th, 2007.  It was me yelling out into the unknown, calling to those who would stand with me and shatter the stereotype of fat, weak nerds. It took some time, but people responded, little by little. 

Many people have gotten in shape while training like Goku, Ippo, Saitama, Rock Lee, or any number of other characters on this blog. Some of them have gone along to create their own Anime Training or Fictional Fitness content (JaxBlade and Blackeroni, for instance).  Some have used Real Anime Training as a resource in writing and for training motivation and inspiration. 

We've made workouts based on anime, cartoons, and video games, built to mimic the training of individual characters or inspired by those characters' personalities. These workouts include various types of weight training, martial arts, calisthenics and running, swimming, climbing, and cycling. There are hundreds of workouts with more being added all the time. 

This is a new call to arms to anime fans, gamers, and nerds of all types. When I started this in 2007, I was all by myself.  NerdFitness didn't exist. JaxBlade hadn't yet become a Super Saiyan. Be A Game Character wasn't a player. DareBee wasn't even a thing. I know for a fact that some of the people who are in the Fictional Fitness world are here in some way because of Real Anime Training and perhaps more are, but that's not important. What is important is that there are many more people out there being nerdy as hell and in-shape and that is super freaking awesome!

There is a revolution coming and I'm happy to have been here since the beginning. More is coming, so you'd better be prepared. 


Friday, January 22, 2016

SMASH Workout Get Ripped like Little Mac, Jump Rope | Tough Like The Too...

Get ready to burn some fat with one of my favorite exercises of all time as JaxBlade takes us through some great coaching queues for skipping rope!

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

Sunday, January 10, 2016

One-Punch Man Training Program- Week 2

This is the continuation of the One-Punch Man Training Program. You can find the first week here.  This week introduces "Monster Events" and "Hero Events," where you will have to perform tasks that a hero would perform to save the day. At this point, Saitama did not have the ability to OHKO bad guys, so those problems would be serious things for him to deal with at this stage in his training.

Day 8-

  1. 100 Push-ups (At whatever number you fail, immediately switch to knee push-ups. When you fail there, immediately switch to counter push-ups. Finish your push-ups here in as few sets as possible.)
  2. 100 Sit-ups
  3. 100 Squats 
  4. 10 km Running at Easy Pace 
--Complete in as few sets as possible

<<HERO EVENT- Save a child from fallen rubble!
  1. Deadlift a total of 5,000# in whatever number of sets, reps, or weights. (For example, you could do a 200# Deadlift for 25 total reps, spread out between 5 sets OR you could Deadlift 250# for 20 total reps)
  2. Carry 50# Sandbag for 400 Meters (imitating carrying the child to safety)>>

Day 9- 

1. 5 km Running, then 
  • 10 Push-ups w/5# (Vest or Backpack)
  • 10 Sit-ups w/5# (Dumbell or Plate)
  • 10 Squats w/5# (Dumbbell or Vest)
--10 Rounds of Calisthenics, then

2. 5 km Running

Day 10-
  1. 100 Diamond Push-ups
  2. 100 Straight-Leg Sit-ups
  3. 100 Close Stance Squats
  4. 10 km Running
--Complete in as few sets as possible

Day 11-
  1. 10 Diamond Push-ups
  2. 10 Sit-ups w/15#
  3. 10 Close Stance Squats
  4. 20 Close Push-ups
  5. 20 Sit-ups w/10#
  6. 20 Hindu Squats
  7. 30 Push-ups
  8. 30 Sit-ups w/5#
  9. 30 Squats
  10. 40 Wide Push-ups
  11. 40 Sit-ups
  12. 40 Sumo Squats
  13. 10 km Running at Easy Pace
<<MONSTER EVENT-  10 Minutes Shadowboxing or Heavy Bag Work >>

Day 12-
  1. 100 Push-ups
  2. 100 Sit-ups
  3. 100 Squats
  4. 10 km Running
--Complete in as few sets as possible

Day 13-
  1. 400 Meter Run x 5 as fast as possible, 1 Minute Rest Between Sets
  2. 30 Push-ups/Sit-ups/Squats
  3. 200 Meters x 5 as fast as possible, 1 Minute Rest Between Sets
  4. 30 Push-ups/Sit-ups/Squats
  5. 100 Meters x 5 as fast as possible, 1 Minute Rest Between Sets
  6. 30 Push-ups/Sit-ups/Squats
  7. 50 Meters x 5 as fast as possible, 30 Seconds Rest Between Sets
  8. 10 Push-ups/Sit-ups/Squats
  9. 25 Meters x 5 as fast as possible, 30 Seconds Rest Between Sets
  10. 6125 Meters Running at Easy Pace
Day 14-

Same as Day 7 from Week 1.

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