I can not freakin’ wait for Guardians of the Galaxy 2
I love Drax as a character, and only wish I could be as awkwardly funny as him in real life…
Batista is a beefy fella, so for those of you who are looking to cut weight more-so than build muscle and get JACKED, you should probably head over to the workout database and choose a different routine.
Oh, don’t get all mad, there’s plenty to choose from in there.
Weight: (approximate) 285 lbs.
Oh, did I forget to mention: Batista is an absolute monster!?
But don’t worry, regardless of height, we’re all friends here…
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Batista Nutrition and Diet Research
I’ll jump right into the research before blasting you with what you should go and do to incorporate the findings.
This is a piece of an interview from Muscle and Fitness:
M&F: What was your nutrition like while you were in rehab? Did you stick to your normal workout diet?
Batista: I ate the same as I usually do… Healthy foods.
Also in my research I’ve found that Batista always runs a high protein diet.
Makes sense I guess :P.
So, that being said, we’re going to head over to the Nutrition Pillars as usual.
We know we’re going to have to eat above our maintenance level of calories in order to put on mass, and we also know we want to eat “healthy foods”, as Batista says, while keeping our protein count up as well.
Lucky for us, we have a pillar for every single one of those things. We are going to utilize calorie counting to make sure we’re eating enough to grow, in conjunction with making sure we get enough protein, and also choosing the right healthy foods.
Easy enough, right?
Batista Workout Routine Research
Okay, before I even start going over some of my findings, I want to just go out on a limb and say that there are some pretty cruddy articles on Batista’s workout routine out there. I was actually a bit surprised.
One interesting quote I found from a Bodybuilding.com interview that I felt was worth sharing was this:
[ BB.com ] What are your main strengths as a wrestler?
[ Batista ] My main strength is my body; that’s how I got my job and I don’t kid myself in that regard. I owe the way I look to bodybuilding because I pursued it for so many years. That’s why even today my physique is easy to maintain. When I was bodybuilding I weighed 350 pounds. Now I am at 275 as a wrestler, and can easily maintain my strengthand physique.
Batista was even more of a monster when he was bodybuilding, before he hit the ring as a wrestler!
Could you imagine that?
Digging further, I found a bunch of routines that portrayed Batista’s workout to be extremely high volume. I found some that said he works out 4 days a week, and another few that have him training 5-6 days. For that reason we’ll be creating a workout routine right around those days, knowing that we have to train (and eat properly) to grow anywhere near the size of Drax the Destroyer.
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The Batista Workout Routine
4-5 Days per Week
If you want to stay lean, you’re going to need to work heavily on your diet, but this routine will help you grow!
Day One: Chest and Triceps
Overhead Tricep Extension
Cable Tricep Pushdowns
Incline Chest Press
Close Grip Bench
Day Two: Shoulders and Traps
Shoulder Front Raises
Weighted Chin Ups
Cable Front Raises
Day Three: Light Full Body Circuit
Machine Chest Press:
Machine Shoulder Press:
Machine Preacher Curls:
Tricep Push Downs:
Day Four: Back and Biceps
Dumbbell Bicep Curl
Wide Grip Pull Ups
Lateral Pull Downs
Day Five: Legs and Calves
Standing Calf Raises
Weighted Step Ups
Seated Calf Raises
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