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Anime Inspired Weight Training Workout: Shoulders

Shoulder Workout Routine

How do we build shoulder strength and muscular aesthetics like One Punch Man, Saitama? This anime inspired weight training workout, can help warriors improve shoulder strength and stabilization.

Fictional to Functional Fitness:

There's no doubt that Saitama has the strongest punch in the anime universe; he truly is the One Punch Man! Although a knockout punch does require a combination of both strength and technique, having strong and stable shoulders can improve speed, accuracy, power and can prevent injuries when we attempt to execute punches like One Punch Man. Through common, but yet effective shoulder exercises, we can improve the strength in our shoulders and stabilize it to help improve not only punch power but also withstand real daily activity stressors in our human world.


Increase shoulder strength

Improve shoulder mobility

Improve overall muscular aesthetics

Workout Implementation:

To maintain balance between all other training practices, it’s recommended to complete a specific muscle group workout at least 2-3x/week for a given amount of time. Depending on lifting experience, some warriors may see improvements in about 4-6 weeks.

Training Equipment Required:


Shoulder Day Workout Details:

Complete 8-12 repetitions for each exercise

Complete 4-6 sets for each superset

Rest 30-60 seconds between each superset

Shoulder Day Workout Routine:

Shoulder press

Shoulder front raises

Shoulder steering wheels

Shoulder lateral raises

Planche push ups

Exercise Alternatives:

If equipment is limited or if regression is required, here are some exercise regressions.

Planche push ups > standard push ups

Shoulder workout routine

Disclaimer: All information presented and written within this article are intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you should choose to follow or participate in any workout, program or practice, you do so voluntarily and do not hold Initial Mile and it's founder responsible for any cause of injury or death. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.


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