Friday, 11 December 2009

Ninja Assassin

Rain, the star of Ninja Assassin, gets it together for his new film. Credit where credit is due. This is an impressive transformation.

MunFitnessBlog lists the 300-based workout Rain apparently which Rain also incorporated:

25 pull-ups
50 deadlifts at 135 pounds
50 push-ups
50 box jumps with a 24-inch box
50 “floor wipers” (a core and shoulders exercise at 135 pounds)
50 “clean and press” at 36 pounds kettle bell (a weight-lifting exercise)
25 more pull-ups

Although the results are impressive, the volume of work and the frequency required for Rain to achieve this kind of physique would not appear to be appropriate for him as a 'lifestyle choice' as it involved "four months of every day six days a week, twelve hour days" training. (This will include skill and strength work).
Rain himself said he will never workout like this again unless the film is a hit (in which case he will be expected to turn up for a sequal way-honed again).

His diet was largely low carb ("Rain hasn’t eaten rice since the end of last year and has been living on chicken breast, raw fish, sweet potatoes and salad.") - and further details can be found on Ninja Assassin's official blog site here.


Chris said...

Great physique

Asclepius said...

Rain's physique is quite an attainable goal - lean and mean. Not too large and pretty ripped. Still, I reckon he paid a high price for this.

My experience is that you can get (I guess) around 70-80% of the cosmetic appearance of his physique without much more than a paleo diet and two 30 min HIT training sessions a week.

Chris said...

It is attainable as you say - al abotu leanness. I need to tighten up on the diet next year I think. It would be good to really go for it and see my abs again....

Asclepius said...

Yeah - with Xmas round the corner I think the wheels might come off some time soon for me as well!

I was thinking of a 'ketogenic cycling' approach over the festive period but will probably just gorge on crap for two weeks solid then return to paleo next January.

Methuselah said...

I am going to attempt a Paleo Christmas. Last weekend I hit 11% for the first time since the summer and I am determined, now that I have lost all the party flab, to spend some time following my appetite and allowing my body to use a slow supply of excess calories to maximise recovery rather. That's the theory anyway. We'll have to see how persuasive my Mother is.

Lightning said...

Yep , he's in really good shape . I would still kick his ass ! Even if I am carrying a few extra pounds ;-)

Asclepius said...

Lightning - can't fault your bravado! Reckon I'd nail him as well - at 6'3 and 81 kg I reckon I'd open a whole can of wupp-ass on him*.

Kickboxing - what style and for how long?

*maybe not as much wupp-ass as I'd like/need TBH! ;)

Asclepius said...

Meth - if you manage a paleo Xmas I will be most impressed. I have been pretty tight with paleo for some weeks/months now and having read about the MANS diet (see todays link to Muscle Hack), reckon I am due a feast!

I don't recall being tempted out of paleo for some time - but once I am surrounded with xmas goodies in Dublin at Mrs Asclepius-In Laws I will surely crack. Plus I might need a few fat layers for the wild dip!



Lightning said...

sankukai karate many years ago . Then a few of us started doing sport Karate/kickboxing and a bit of full contact stuff . I've tinkered with other stuff a bit grapling , MMA , thai , JKD ,bla bla bla . It's all the same really , kicking punching , getting kicked and punched (more of the later these days). I've never been any good (like the fell running) but I do enjoy it (like the fell running).
You ?

Asclepius said...

Lau Gar Kickboxing and Lau Gar Kung-Fu. I suck at both (but am getting better). The better I get, the more I realise that I suck!

I did Hsui Lung Tau in my late teens but got sidetracked in to climbing (and since then snowboarding).

Climbers often fall out of pubs drunk and go climb stuff - which is an early form of Parkour as far as I can tell. I have climbed both Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Council House drunk along with a big bridge in Warrington and numerous scaffold towers in the UK!

The climbing (and associated bodyweight tricks), has lead to an interest in gymnastics which is ongoing. I supplement my training with martial arts but do it for grace and fun rather than to be 'ard.

Lightning said...

Nice . I remember the Lau Gar lot being pretty good when I was doing tournaments . Cory Caine , in particular , I used to enjoy watching . It's a continual learning process . When ever you think your getting good , some one comes a kicks your ass . I never won anything of any significance but lost to some fantastic fighters .

Asclepius said...

There is nothing quite like having to 'suck it up' for another round when you are exhausted AND on the receiving end.... !