If you’ve been following our blog, you would know that we have a hidden love for anime. Just like Sataima’s Workout, we are back with a workout that is sure to push you to unbelievable levels. The Super Saiyan Workout
Saitama was good, but anyone that has watched anime knows that there is nothing like a Saiyan, let alone a Super Saiyan. After reading this blog, you will be well equipped to reach a power level of OVER 9000!
For those of you that aren’t aware what the true meaning of a Super Saiyan is, here’s a quick rundown.
What is a Saiyan?
I could talk about what a Saiyan is all day, but let’s turn to a reliable source to explain to us what a Saiyan is. Take it away Dragon Ball Wiki.
“The Saiyans (サイヤ人 Saiyajin) are a fictional extraterrestrial race of humanoids in the Dragon Ball manga by Akira Toriyama. The Saiyans are a naturally aggressive species who are, purportedly, the strongest warriors in the fictional Dragon Ball universe. Saiyans display a wide array of special abilities, possessing incredible natural strength, ki energy manipulation, superhuman agility, and reflexes, heightened sensitivity to smell, hearing, and vision. Except for their monkey-like tails, all Saiyans have an outward appearance identical to humans but with a larger, muscular build.”
So in simpler terms, Saiyans are jacked and a species you do not want to mess with. If a Saiyan is that OP, what is a Super Saiyan?
Back to you, Dragon Ball Wiki.
“The pinnacle of Saiyan power is the Super Saiyan evolution and its subsequent levels, all granting increasingly enormous power to the Saiyan who achieves this extraordinary feat. Hybrid Saiyans also possess the potential to transform into Super Saiyans, but it is unclear how many generations removed from their Saiyan ancestor a hybrid individual can be before the transformation becomes unavailable to them.”
Now I won’t bore you with the details of the different kinds and levels of Saiyans but if you still want to know, here’s a short video that explains it all.
Steps towards Becoming a Super Saiyan
The most vital part of any training, especially training as intense is this, is discipline. You can’t go into a gym and expect to come out with a body like Goku and the power of Broly. You need to have a plan on how you are going to reach your goals.
Step 1: Train to get stronger, not bigger
The best part about Saiyans is that they don’t just train to become huge (Minus Broly, that dude is Hench). They train to be stronger and are more focused on endurance training. Take for example Goku doing 10,000 pull-ups in the gravity chamber before going for his battle.
If you want a body like that, you will need to do more than just lift heavy weights. It is essential to incorporate full-body exercises, like push-ups, which will help materialize your strength physically.
Step 2: We all need a Piccolo
Piccolo was the trainer for Goku’s kid and let’s just say he was tough on a child; you can only imagine how he would be to grown-ups.
Getting a personal trainer can seem expensive and pointless when you have all the information you need online, but there is no substitute for motivation. Think of it this way; you pay your personal trainer so you might as well make full use of it. Also when you have someone breathing down your neck the entire time you’re working out will push you to test your limits.
Step 3: Find the Vegeta to your Goku
If you followed the anime, Goku and Vegeta displayed the most iconic rivalry in anime history. The reason that this rivalry is credited as the greatest of all time is that Goku and Vegeta were continually competing to outperform each other.
This is precisely what you need in the gym. Your gym partner shouldn’t be just someone that spots you; he should be someone that you compete with every day. This will benefit both you and your partner if you take them as your competition.
Step 4: Find the Intensity
Seems pretty obvious, right? If you want to go hard, you have to disregard pain. That is where High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) comes into play. This means that you alternate between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity during your workout.
The benefits of HIIT are too good to neglect:
- HIIT training preserves muscles while ensuring fat-loss
- It is time efficient. HIIT doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes to complete making it perfect for your busy daily schedule
Step 5: Get some shut eye
You can be the most powerful being in Universe 7; it still doesn’t mean you can keep going without getting some hours of sleep in the tank. Science has supported this notion and rest is especially necessary if you are working out.
Getting seven to eight hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep can do wonders for your body. You produce growth (muscle) hormones while you sleep, you avoid sugary treats since your body doesn’t require that extra energy and you have an improved immune system.
The point is, you can’t become a Super Saiyan in a day. Pace yourself!
Step 6: Chow Down
When we say chow down, actually have some nutritious food, and no that does not mean you gorge down on protein shakes, but actual food. You have to have a sound understanding of calorie surplus and deficit (Find out here).
The ideal ratio for your diet should be 2:2:1 of protein, carbohydrates, and fats respectively. You can always use protein shakes to appropriate your intake, but it should be relied on as less as possible.
The Workout Routine:
Now we get to the real task, the actual grind.
Here’s a workout that you’ll definitely need a Senzu Bean to get past.
Now you know what to do and how to do it, go out there and stand in the ranks with the universe’s mightiest force. Lead the Pack!