Batman’s Approach to Fitness:
Batman is a super-athlete, combining agility, flexibility, and gymnastic-like strength. Flexibility and mobility are pivotal to prevent injuries, both in training, and ‘in the field’. Stretches are part of every workout, with recovery sessions like yoga, foam rolling, and massage in between high-intensity days.
Cardio conditioning is the basis of Batman’s fitness. To be able to patrol nightly in Kevlar body armor takes a low-intensity cardio base. To be able to fight multiple attackers or one supervillain takes a high-intensity cardio peak. Alternating sessions of low-intensity cardio with small bursts of high -ntensity cardio will cover both.
Agility and Quickness is incredibly important for someone who has to fight multiple attackers at the same time. The drills used for Speed, Agility, and Quickness also make great high-intensity cardio sessions.
While strength is incredibly important, maximum strength isn’t as important. No need to train like a powerlifter when your friend is Superman. The more important strength is called relative strength, which means strength relative to bodyweight. Olympic Gymnasts are known for high levels of relative strength. Functional strength tools like bodyweight exercises and dumbbell/kettlebell workouts do great for this style of training.
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