Anyone doing the One Punch Man workout?

Well, it’s been almost a month and I know that my gym, Orangetheory, has been closed because of COVID-19. Most of us are in that camp now where we are on our own for home workouts. Running wise, that hasn’t really impacted me. I still throw on my runners and head out on the trail. It is actually nice because I am seeing more runners and starting to see frequent faces. Exercise wise, however, I’ve had to change things up a lot.

I don’t have any weights at home. My gym memberships over the years gave me a good reason to give them up. Saving space at home and always having a great set of equipment to use, the gym equation just worked for me. Without the gym, that means I got to do body weight exercises. That has led me to doing a variant of the One Punch Man workout.

One Punch Man is a hilarious anime about a super hero that can defeat his opponents with a single punch. One episode, someone asked him how he got so strong and he shared his daily workout which is:

  • 100 Push-Ups
  • 100 Sit-Ups
  • 100 Squats
  • 10 km Running

The page I linked to earlier goes into way more detail than one should about how to work up to the One Punch Man routine and even talks about what you should eat… So on my off days, I’ve been doing this variant:

  • 100 Push-Ups
  • 100 Sit-Ups
  • 100 Side Crunches
  • 100 Squats
  • 100 Lunges
  • 1 Hour Walk

I’ve been doing 5 miles twice during the week and a 9 miler on the weekend. The weather has been hit or miss but if we end up getting a good stretch of sunny days, I’ll probably add another 5 miler. It isn’t Orangetheory and I do miss my gym buddies but this simple routine is working for me.

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