Random Training with James Shiba: Workout #5 – Real Anime Training

Random Training with James Shiba: Workout #5

Random Training with James Shiba: Workout #5 (Extreme Practical Boxing)

  1. 5 Mile Run w/weighted vest, weighted backpack, or pulling a tire. (Weight for vest or backpack starts at 10# and increases as is comfortable in your sessions)
  2. 100 Jumping Hindu Squats (w/ vest if you can do the reps normally)
  3. 100 Yard Handwalk
3-4 Hours Later
  1. 10 Minutes Shadowboxing w/Punching Bands (Like the LifeLine USA Power Punch)
  2. 10 Minutes Heavy Bag w/Punching Bands 
  3. 10 Minutes Speed Bag w/Punching Bands 
  4. 10 Minutes Double-End Bag w/Punching Bands 
  5. 10 Minutes Mitt Work w/Punching Bands 
  6. 10 Minutes Jump Rope 
  7. 10 Minutes Footwork Practice
  8. 500 Non-stop Punches to Heavy Bag w/Punching Bands
  9. 10 Minutes Practical Boxing Sparring (vs. Other Styles and/or Multiple Opponents)
  10. 100 Push-ups
  11. 200 Sit-ups
  12. 200 Back Extensions


  • You may also wear a weighted vest for the shadowboxing, heavy bagwork, speed bag, double-end bag, mitt work, jump rope, footwork practice and exercises. Don’t wear it for the sparring sessions. 
  • You can make the push-ups even harder by using something like the Power Push-up from LifeLine USA. 
  • Obviously, this is a lot to do, so feel free to do it without the punching bands to begin with and even to scale the workout back a little if you can’t handle the volume. 
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.

  • ad98 says:

    Hey I love your boxig workouts and if you could maybe do a routine for Hayami Mashiba Ricardo or Vorg from ippo or even some workouts based on Ashita no Joe that'd be great

  • babyj says:

    Don't know if you're getting a lot of comments on it, so I just thought I'd let you know that I LOVE your workouts. This page doesn't supplement my work outs, my workouts supplement this page. Did this training one day and a variation on his strength training the next (had to use my own lifts) and this is the second day that I'm too sore to do any real training. I love it.

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