Most people, I mean geeks and nerds, always dream about having a body like Goku or other anime characters when they
workout play Dota. Some goals might be realistic, others not so.
While some of us have a hard time doing a simple workout during quarantine, anime fan and YouTuber, Mane Yousuf pushed himself to achieve the physique of one of the strongest fighters of all time in anime and manga – Saitama.
If you’re not familiar with One Punch Man, Saitama is just an everyday, blue-collar dude like everyone else until one day, when he had enough of injustice and trained like a god only to become one. When you think OP, you think of Saitama.
Saitama’s punishing workout regime in the show comprises of 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10km run every single day, 365 days a year, which transcends beyond human limitations (he became bald in the process) giving him a god-like physique and extraordinary strength allowing him to K.O. anyone with a single punch.
According to Men’s Health, it’s not recommended to do the Saitama routine because of the repetition and intensity of the workout, which only breaks down the same muscle group over and over without having any recovery. In the show, Saitama trained for 3 years.
Taking the advice into consideration, Yousuf did 50% of Saitama’s workout regime – 50 pushups, 50 situps, 50 squats and a 5km run for the first 2 weeks. After a while, he added planks and other workouts that could help him achieve his goals.
“The workouts had started to get a little easy, so I started making them more difficult,” Yousuf said after hitting the 40-day mark. He admitted missing out on day 94, but he pushed through and completed the rest of the challenge, hitting the 100-day mark as he promised.
You can clearly see Yousuf’s transformation – leaner body, more muscles, less body fat and good stamina and endurance. Apart from his physical gain, Yousuf said the challenge has given him mental strength he thought he’d never achieved. “The challenge has changed me mentally more than it has physically,” the YouTuber said.
“Once you commit to something for a 100 days, you will know from the bottom of your heart that you will be able to achieve anything that you commit to,” he continued.
Well said, Yousuf. Sensei Saitama would be proud.
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