Ashita no Joe- Joe’s Basic Training – Real Anime Training

Ashita no Joe- Joe’s Basic Training

Ashita no Joe is a manga about a trouble-making, brawler of a kid. He really likes to fight and he LOVES to cause trouble. Along the way, an old, broken down boxer tries to take him under his wing and train him. Unfortunately, things don’t go exactly as the old man plans. Check it out, it’s worth a look.

This workout is based on the first training regimen given to Joe… whether or not he actually did this workout or just screwed around the whole time is up for debate, but (nevertheless) here’s the workout.

Joe’s Basic Training

  1. 3 Mile Run
  2. Jump Rope 3,000 times
  3. 100 Sit-ups
  4. 3 x 3 Minutes Heavy Bag Work
  5. 3 x 3 Minutes Mitt Work
Notes:
  • This is a very simple workout, but it’s supposed to be. It’s going to focus on your cardiovascular and muscular endurance, while building your midsection for taking punches and starting the skill work for boxing. 
  • The run is a steady pace run.
  • You should try to do all 3,000 without stopping. 
That’s all for today. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

About the Author Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross is a Certified Personal Trainer with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina and author of Real Anime Training since 2007. He has been studying various modalities of fitness for 20 years and is greatly interested in helping people improve their lives, both in the gym and out.

  • Finnegan says:

    I really stink at jumping rope. Can't do it very many times without getting caught up in the rope. Do you have any words of wisdom to help?

  • Stephen Ross says:

    @Finnegan, Sure! I used to be terrible at jumping rope, so I completely understand. First, you can practice jumping up and down without the jump rope. Imagine that you are swinging the rope and jump once for every revolution of the rope.

    A lot of people, when they are first learning how to jump rope, jump twice for every revolution and that's just because they don't have the rhythm down yet.

    You need to think about jumping rope as a single movement. One jump for one swing of the rope. To help thisyou can do is slow down the jump rope a little bit and practice with the jump rope by jumping only on one foot. (Do 15 on one leg and then switch. Repeat as necessary.) It will make you think more about the movement being a single movement, instead of you just jumping in place with a rope randomly going under your feet.

    These two things really helped me get used to jumping rope. It took about three weeks, practicing about twice a week to really get it. Probably somewhere around 600-700 practice jumps. I'm a slow learner, but it might not take you as long.

    Thanks for reading! Hope that helps!

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