Friday, July 30, 2010

Jack Hanma Workout #2: Fight Training

In the massive amount of training Jack did in his quest to best Yujiro, he fought continuously (although, he was in such a state of overtraining, that he could hardly stand, much less fight). However, after he starting taking the drugs, I'm certain that turned around very quickly.  Here's a workout for the fight training we see Jack do during the anime. Jack is a Pit Fighter- and he's very well-rounded and capable of learning many techniques just by experiencing them (must be a Hanma thing). He can punch, kick, and wrestle with the best of them... also, he bites... but, that's not important here. Anyway, here's the workout!

Jack Hanma Workout #2: Fight Training
  1. 3 Minutes Kickboxing Sparring
  2. 30 Seconds Full Power Striking on Heavy Bag
  3. 3 Minutes Grappling
  4. 30 Seconds Sprawling
  5. 3 Minutes MMA Sparring
  6. 30 Seconds Full Power Striking/Sprawl (Hit twice, then sprawl)
As Many Rounds as Possible. There are no rest periods.

Notes:
  • As always, wear your gear when sparring.
  • You and your partner don't have to try to kill one another, 50% is cool. Although, you are welcome to go full contact.
  • If someone is submitted during grappling or MMA sparring, reset and start again.
  • For the 30 seconds Full Power Striking/Sprawl, you hit the bag twice, sprawl, get up, hit the bag twice, sprawl, get up, hit the bag... you get the picture.
  • Alternatively, in the 30 second break, you and your partner can take turns, so there will actually be a 30 second period of recovery.
That's all for now. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jack Hanma Workout #1: Weight Training

Here's a workout that's sure to ring a bell with anyone familiar with Crossfit. This particular workout is known to Crossfitters by the dreaded name of "Linda."

I know that may not seem scary, but maybe its other name will have more of an effect: "Three Bars of Death." Do I have your attention now? Jack Hanma, Baki's older brother, is a monster born of literally nonstop training and modern (albeit fictional) sports science and this workout just seems like something he'd do.

Jack Hanma Workout #1: Weight Training
(AKA: Linda)
(AKA: Three Bars of Death)


Do 10 rounds of these three exercises:

  1. Deadlift- 1.5 Times Bodyweight
  2. Bench Press- Bodyweight
  3. Squat Clean- .75 Times Bodyweight
The first round is 10 reps, the second is 9 reps, the third is 8 reps, all the way down to a single rep. You should try to complete this workout as fast as you can, but realize that if you are not in shape you may not be able to complete it at all. If you are incapable of doing the prescribed weights, feel free to do less weight. This is pretty much the top level of the workout. After you get it to this point, the key is to do the workout faster. All in all, it boils down to 55 reps of each exercise.

Notes:
  • Bodyweight means that, including the weight of the bar, you are lifting whatever percentage of your bodyweight listed. If you weighed 150lbs, for instance, you would do a 225lb deadlift, a 150lb bench, and a 112.5lb squat clean (you can round up or down a pound).  
  • The movements can be difficult (especially the squat clean) if you aren't used to them, so really focus on getting the form down, even if that means just using the bar at first.






Hope you have fun! This workout is REALLY tough. That's all for now. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bowling King- Play the Game Workout

What's with all the sports workouts and... come on! Bowling?  Yeah, yeah, I know.  However, playing a variety of sports on top of all of your other training can increase your agility, accuracy, coordination, and it's just more ways to have fun and not get bored with training.

Aside from that, Bowling King is hilarious and I really recommend it. 

Bowling King- Play the Game Workout
  1. Jog for 5 Minutes.
  2. Small Arm Circles to Side for 1 Minute.
  3. Large Arm Circles for 1 Minute
  4. Play 2 Games Right-Handed
  5. Play 2 Games Left-Handed
  6. 15 Bowling Ball Curls Each Side
  7. Play as many additional games as you like
Notes:
  • Pick a ball that is comfortably-sized and not too heavy.
  • Don't use the bumpers.
  • Bowling Ball Curls are just like normal biceps curls, except that you have your fingers in the bowling ball and are curling with that instead of a dumbbell.

That's all for today. I'm really hoping to get another workout up tomorrow and one on Thursday. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Random Who Would Win #4: Ryu vs. Hanma Baki

In our fourth installment of the "Random Who Would Win" series, we see Ryu from Street Fighter vs. Hanma Baki from (of course) Grappler Baki. While Ryu is immensely strong and capable of using the Hadoken, Baki is skilled beyond measure, wielding the fighting skills of nearly every style on the planet, with a body capable of breaking nearly every sports record in existence.

The beginning of the fight would obviously be very fierce, but Baki would gradually gain the upperhand as he learned how Ryu moved and he would eventually overcome the gi-wearing striker. Even if Ryu used the Dark Hado to increase his power, it would very likely push Baki into awakening his "Hanma blood."  It's generally up for debate on who would win, but this time, the Son of Ogre is champ.

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Crossover Workout- Play the Game

Sorry for the lack of new workouts and such, but here's another sports workout. When work slows down a little, I'll put up another Ippo workout and maybe a Baki one. It's a beginning workout, so it's not very complicated, but like the Prince of Tennis workout, it should be fun.

Crossover Workout- Play the Game

1. 2 Minutes Jogging
2. 2 Minutes Dribbling Practice
3. 2 Minutes Shooting Practice
4. Play Basketball for 1 Hour

Notes:
  • Basketball will really work on your hand-eye-body coordination and improve your overall athletic skill.
  • Initially, if you can't dribble the ball, just work on staying stationary. Later, work on walking and dribbling and then running while dribbling
  • You can play one on one or on teams, it doesn't matter which.
  • Have fun!


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

Friday, July 16, 2010

Prince of Tennis- Play the Game Workout

This is the first Prince of Tennis workout I've done and is pretty much the first sports manga workout we've had on Real Anime Training, but it will not be the last. In any case, this workout is very, very simple, but can be fun if you let it. It's a nice change of pace for us and all you'll need is a partner, two tennis rackets, and a tennis court.

Why tennis? It will improve general and hand-eye coordination and your reaction time and it's a nice change of pace every now and again.

Prince of Tennis- Play the Game Workout


1. After your normal warm-up, do 5 minutes of light jogging, then stretch lightly.
2. Play Tennis for 1 hour.

Here's a link for how to play.

That's all! The next one should have a little more involved in it, so enjoy the simplicity. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Random Who Would Win #3: Master Roshi vs. The Third Hokage

In the Battle of the Old Men; in the War of the Geriatrics; in the Clash of the Elderly, Master Roshi has emerged victorious over the Third Hokage. "The Professor" of the ninja village of Konoha was rumored to know every technique in the village and was powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with the fiendish Orochimaru; however, he falls to the wiles of the perverted Turtle Hermit, the Master of the Kamehameha.

Roshi may not be as versatile as the Third (although he does have quite a few techniques), but he's massively powerful and able to demolish an entire mountainside with his full-powered Kamehameha. The fight would probably be mostly the Third's battle at long range, but Roshi would take it in terms of power and combat skill up close. Therefore, with the Third forcing a long-range battle, Roshi would resort to the Kamehameha. The first would probably miss, due to the Replacement Technique or something of the sort, but the wiley Roshi would find a way to make sure the second (and, most likely, Full Power) Kamehameha would meet its mark.  A single shot from the this massive blast would end the fight without a question. I would actually really like to watch this one.

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

All Anime Sparring SPECIAL!!!! (Workout)

This is a compendium of all the different kinds of sparring in anime. You may or may not be able to do them all, but do as many as you can.

All Anime Sparring SPECIAL!!!!

1. Shadowboxing
2. No-Contact Sparring
3. Light Contact Sparring
4. Full Contact Karate Sparring
5. Full Contact Boxing Sparring
6. Full Contact Kickboxing Sparring
7. Judo Randori
8. Submission Grappling
9. Medium Contact Mixed Sparring
10. Light Contact Multi Person vs. 1 Sparring
   --3 to 5 Minutes per Spar, depending on your fitness. The Spars have a 1 minute rest in between. If you're really looking for a challenge, cycle back through the rounds a second or third time. However, I doubt you'll be up for that.

Notes:
  • We've covered shadowboxing and no-contact sparring.
  • For all the spars, you should where at least a cup and a mouthpiece.
  • Gloves are optional for light-contact sparring.
  • Karate sparring is full contact, with no punching to the face, elbow strikes, or open-handed blows.
  • You should wear headgear and 16 ounce gloves for your boxing and kickboxing spars.
  • You should do your Judo randori with mats. You win your randori if you throw your opponent decisively to the mat once, or take him down twice, or submit him. I'll try to post some videos on Judo randori. Don't stop because someone wins, just continue until the time is up.
  • With the mats, you can also practice submission grappling. Don't stop when someone submits, just reset and continue until the time is up.
  • You'll only do medium contact on your mixed sparring, since you'll be doing both striking and grappling. Use MMA rules and MMA practice gloves (not the match gloves, because they are too thin). Also, since you are sparring, keep your strikes light when you are on the ground. If someone gets mount and starts raining punches down, you should stop and reset if the person on bottom is unable to reverse the position in five seconds, as it will be a TKO.
  • For the multi-person vs. 1 spar, don't do any more than four on one and try to go easy on the single fighter, so he can get the hang of it. Reference early Baki posts for notes on Multi-person sparring.
That's all for now. Hopefully you enjoy this cross-anime workout. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Schedule

I just started a new job this week, so I'm having to adjust my training/posting schedule. I'm probably going to be doing most of my training in the early morning and then trying to post in the evening. We'll see what comes of this. I'm also going to experiment with a new hard day/easy day schedule to see if that helps with recovery and strength.

Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Great Ippo/Rocky AMV

I found this AMV on YouTube quite some time ago, but it got flagged and taken down. However, I just found it again, so let's celebrate by posting it!  This video is a fusion of Hajime no Ippo and the Rocky movies. It's marvelously well-done and I hope you enjoy it.



That's all for now. I'm hoping to get you guys some more stuff by the end of the day. I've got church, gonna spend some time with my son, and maybe workout, but hopefully I'll have enough time to get a post up for you guys.  Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dragonball- The Super Saiyan Workout

This is kind of a combination workout of Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Future Trunks, Goten, and Trunks. It focuses on the training they did just before and beyond becoming Super Saiyans.

The Super Saiyan Workout


1. MAX One Arm Push-ups
2. MAX Handstand Push-ups
3. MAX Hanging Sit-ups
4. MAX Push-ups
5. MAX Sit-ups
--3 Rounds, then
6. 3 Minutes Punching
7. 3 Minutes Kicking
8. 3 x 5 Minutes Shadowboxing
9. 3 x 5 Minutes Sparring
10. 3 x 3 Minutes Dodging Practice
11. 3 x 3 Minutes Agility Practice

Notes: 
  • The One Arm Push-up should be done with your feet together and your shoulders parallel with the floor. Place the hand that is not pushing behind your back. If you have to start with your feet spread apart, that's fine, but work your way to having them together.
  • Your Handstand Push-ups should be done freehand (that means no support). If you can't do any like that, practice staying in a handstand for as long as you can.
  • We've covered Hanging Sit-ups, Push-ups, and Sit-ups previously.
  • You may do any punches or kicks for the Punching, Kicking, and Shadowboxing Rounds
  • If you don't have a sparring partner, you may use a heavy bag, shadowbox, or merely skip that part of the workout.
  • If you don't have a partner for your Dodging Practice, you can skip that portion. You may either do Dodging 1, which is essentially dodgeball, or Dodging 2, which is pretty much having someone throw tennis balls at you while your back is against a wall.
  • Agility is essentially practicing flips, rolls, and other "flashier" movements while punching and kicking. It also applies to practicing your techniques while running and jumping.
  • If you start banging out this workout with 100s of reps of the exercises and beasting your way through the rounds, you can start wearing weighted clothing such as vests, ankle weights, or wrist weights, but please advance slowly.
That's all for now. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Naruto's Early Training

For the record, this workout is NOT in the anime or the manga, per se. However, it is on the front page of Chapter 10 of the manga. The workout is hanging on the wall, behind Naruto's right shoulder. It's simple, straightforward, but still hard. I'm going to start looking a little harder for workouts in Naruto, but that's going to be rough considering a lot of the training has to do with Chakra and learning Ninja Techniques. Hopefully, though, we can get some more good stuff out of one of the most popular manga/anime in the world.

Naruto's Early Training

1. Run 10 Kilometers (Approx. 6 Miles)
2. 100 Push-ups
3. 100 Sit-ups
4. 100 Pull-ups
5. 30 Minutes "Ninjutsu Training"
6. 100 Punches to Kakashi Doll, i.e.- Heavy Bag

Notes:
  • In general, we're going to use "Time" as a function, so try to do the run, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups as fast as possible, while keeping good form.
  • Your "Ninjutsu Training" can be whatever kind of martial arts training you want. You may do forms/kata, shadowbox, hit focus mitts, practice Iron Palm skills, or whatever. The point is that you are training some sort of skill or ability relevant to combat. Heck, you could even blindfold yourself and walk through your house, if you think that ability would be useful. I'm leaving this one up to you guys-- build your own skill set!
  • The punches to the heavy bag can be from whatever stance you want, using whatever style of punch you want, but do no more than 100 total punches.  I would also recommend bag gloves, so you don't tear the skin off your knuckles.
That's all for now. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

P.S.- Here's the link to Chapter 10- http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/10/01/

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ryo Narushima's Lethal Fight Training

We're doing another Shamo workout. There aren't going to be very many of these, especially since the authors decided to bail on the project during a really good story arc, but that's another story. This workout is patterned after the training Narushima did to prepare himself for fighting in the professional ring. He fought a fierce Muay Thai fighter and the King of Fists, Naoto Sugawara. I would go on my steroid rant here, but I think I'll wait for Jack Hanma's workout in Grappler Baki.  In any case, here's the workout.  It can be rough, so scale it back if needed. This is a day workout, so space it out accordingly.

Ryo Narushima's Lethal Fight Training
  1. Run 3 Miles
  2. Bench Press- 3 x 15 Reps (1 Minute Rest between sets)
  3. Squats- 3 x 15 Reps (1 Minute Rest between sets)
  4. Biceps Curls- 3 x 15 Reps (1 Minute Rest between sets)
  5. Sit-ups- MAX REPS (Do on a decline bench if available, increase decline with progress)
  6. Heavy Bagwork- 3 x 3 Minute Rounds*
  7. Sparring- 3 x 3 Minute Rounds*
  8. Climbing- 50 Feet
  9. Waterfall Punching- 100 Punches
  10. Candle Striking- 100 Strikes
  11. Bag Work- 500 Total Strikes
  12. Sparring- 3 x 3 Minute Rounds
Notes:
  • We've covered running, bench press, squats, sit-ups, and curls. If you have questions, check back to some of our other workouts.
  • For the Heavy Bagwork and Sparring,  you may increase your round time and number of rounds according to your level of fitness or as you get better at this workout.
  • For the climbing, I recommend using a rock wall (please don't do this unsupervised, especially if you are new to climbing) at a climbing gym or something like that. If you don't have that, a rope will have to suffice. We've covered that on another post as well.
  • Waterfall punching is essentially standing under running water while throwing punches. The key is to try to keep your eyes open the entire time, while the water is stinging your eyes.
  • For Candle Striking, you'll light at least one candle and throw punches, kicks, or whatever at it, trying to make it go out. At first, just use one candle and only punch. You'll probably have to get very close to it to make the candle go out, but you should be able to increase the distance over time. Then, you can add other strikes and, eventually, more candles to strike at. Please be careful not to burn your house or dojo down. It is recommended to do this training either outside or in a concrete-floored room with nothing flammable around.
  • For the second Bagwork, throw whatever strikes you want as long as they add up to 500.
  • You'll be pretty blasted in your last spar, so go easy if you're tired. Also, if you can't spar, because you have no partner, you can shadowbox or do more bagwork.
That's all for now. Hope you have fun with this one. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Best in the World #6: Georges St. Pierre

If there is a fighter who is the pinnacle of learning, it is Georges St. Pierre. He's always getting better and, if he's met with a challenge or is beaten, he evolves and comes back to take the victory. He's stood at the top of the 170lb division of the UFC for a while now and I sincerely doubt he's going anywhere any time soon. He's known for being an extremely hard worker and tireless in his training. So, check out this highlight reel-- hope you enjoy it.



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

Sunday, July 4, 2010

UFC 116 Thoughts- SPOILER ALERT!

This was one of the most exciting events I've had the opportunity to watch! Every fight was explosive and every fighter did very well. Congratulations to all who won!

The most anticipated Heavyweight match-up in quite some time, Lesnar vs. Carwin, kept me on the edge of my seat. In the first round, Carwin took an early lead with some amazing striking and Lesnar appeared several times to be in trouble, however he managed to defend himself and get to a better position by the end of the round. The second round, however, Lesnar took an apparently winded Carwin to the ground and transitioned to a head-and-arm triangle choke to remain the Heavyweight Champ.

The other fights were great as well, with George Sotiropoulos, Chris Leben, Stephan Bonnar, and Chris Lytle all winning in some fantastic displays. All-in-all, I enjoyed this event very much and I am happy to see the UFC putting such great match-ups together.

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

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Random Who Would Win #2: Makunouchi Ippo vs. Takeda Ikki

In the Battle of the Boxers of Makunouchi Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) vs. Takeda Ikki (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi), Ippo has come out on top 13 to 6. Ippo is a massively powerful Featherweight boxer, capable of ending a match in a single blow or pummeling you into submission over several rounds. His never-say-die attitude has driven him to endure hellish training to become one of the world's greatest Featherweight fighters.

Takeda Ikki (pre-Yami), was a former pro who had to end his career because of an injury during a street fight. However, he subsequently recovers after meeting Kenichi's Master, Akisame and begins training again. Later, he finds a Master of "practical boxing," and begins a bit of his own hellish training.

Makunouchi gets the fight in terms of experience, as far as boxing is concerned. However, if the fight we a street fight, Takeda might win since, he has more experience in that realm. Therefore, we will assume this is a fight with boxing rules, in which case, Ippo has the advantage. It would probably be a long fight and Ippo would be in pretty bad shape if he won. Whatever the outcome, though, there is no doubt that the fight would end in a KO.

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