Last updated on December 30th, 2020 at 10:13 am
If you missed it: this workout is designed for paraplegics.
It has been asked for by members of The SHJ Army, and here it is.
Oh, and they didn’t JUST ask for workout for paraplegics, they specifically asked for “The Professor X Workout“!
So here it is.
For those of you who don’t know, paraplegia is (as told by Google) “paralysis that affects all or part of the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.”
We’ve seen a younger Charles Xavier, prior to being restricted to a wheelchair (or other awesome form of getting around), but this routine will specifically be geared towards movements you can do without the use of your legs.
Professor X Stats:
Weight: 190 lbs.
Real Name: Charles Xavier
Powers: Yes (Mutant)
Professor X is actually pretty tall.
He isn’t one of the tallest we’ve seen, but he’s not in the shorter range either.
Vegeta were tied Wolverine for the shortest spot among comic characters we’ve seen at 5’3, prior to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming in at 5’2, but Damian Wayne (Robin) is only two inches taller. Goku isn’t that tall either, though, standing only 5’7.
We’ve had Superman and Eddie Brock’s Venom at 6’3, and Captain America, Scorpion and Batman at 6’2, and Carnage at 6’1. Thor and Cyborg are towering over them at 6’6, Thanos and King right there with them at 6’7, Bane at 6’8, and Deathstroke right below at 6’5.
And, of course, Hulk is up there with them, and sometimes even portrayed much taller.
And I say “was” because Doomsday came in at 8’10, and I doubt any characters are touching that anytime soon.
But, don’t worry if you’re not the same height or weight range.
We write these routines to be utilized by anyone and everyone.
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Professor X Diet and Nutrition
**Keep in mind: this section will be nearly identical for each hero, unless I mentioned differently (for example someone like Bane may get something specifically different**
Every hero needs to still have a good diet.
Unfortunately we can train like them, but I don’t think any of us are suddenly getting their powers, or the ability to magically stop caring about nutrition.
You can’t out train your diet, so I want to still give some pillars for nutrition.
You can start by checking out The Nutrition Pillars on the site, but I’ll break down some more information for you guys as well.
That being said, I also recommend tracking and paying attention to protein intake.
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Professor X Workout Routine Research
We’ve made it to “the fun part”.
And, if you don’t know by now, I say that every single time we get to the workout routine research section for character workouts.
This is where I get to break down the “how” and “why” of the workout we’re going to build based on the characters, in this case Professor X’s, powers and/or abilities.
Well, I should really say: we’re still going to examine Professor Charles Xavier’s powers and abilities (and what makes him Professor X), but this workout is mainly going to revolve around him being our hero that is restricted to a wheelchair.
Let’s take a look at some Professor X’s power and abilities from his Wikipedia page:
- Genius level-intellect
- One of the most powerful psychics in the Marvel Universe, with incredible ESP, telepathy, and mental-manipulation powers
I’d also like to share Charles Xavier’s education from his Marvel Wiki page. It’s going to be pretty important to be a genius if you’re truly looking to become Professor X. Check it out:
Ph.D.s in Genetics, Biophysics, Psychology, Anthropology and Psychiatry at Oxford University and Columbia University. Undergraduate studies were conducted at Harvard University, where he graduated with honors at the age of 16.
Yes. That’s five different Ph.D.s.
Can’t say the same.
But, let’s not forget that, aside from Professor X’s amazing abilities, this routine will be for paraplegics and focus on movements that can be done by people who are not able to use their legs.
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The Professor X Paraplegic Workout Routine
3-5 days per week
I’m going to write up a program that can be utilized 3 days a week.
I also suggest getting in some form of cardio 2+ days a week on top of this. This could be as simple as going out and about around your neighborhood or a local town/city. But some other options are high intensity wheelchair workouts (some can be found on YouTube), some adapted CrossFit, or even Wheelchair Boxing.
See your doctor before trying this workout if you have any injuries, illnesses or other conditions that may cause a problem with exercise.
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If possible, complete a 20-30 min row or arm-bike
Wheel Chair Push Ups
Arm Raises (Shoulder Raises)
Bent Over Rows
Chest Press w/ Resistance Band (around the back of chair)
Seated Resistance Band Lateral Pull
Overhead Tricep Extensions w/ Single Dumbbell
Seated Rotation for Abs and Obliques w/ Single Dumbbell
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Another mention I would like to include in the article is an athlete named Kevin Ogar. He is a paraplegic CrossFit athlete that loves to bench press and train hard!
I suggest checking out his Instagram and reading more about him if you’d like motivation for other movements and exercises that can be performed.
Be safe, and again, check with your doctor. You should also always have a spotter when performing new movements.
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