Okay, we’re really missing Game of Thrones.
And, now that I started adding in characters that aren’t strictly comic/cartoon/animated, with the start of Gimli last week, we can get going on some of the GOT characters.
Although we have seen a ton of the actors…if you didn’t know. I mean, I don’t mean to give you a full list…
BUT, being that we’re on the topic…we’ve seen:
Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, Finn Jones, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (The Mountain), Jason Momoa, Jessica Henwick, and more!
Man, that’s even more than I thought.
Arya Stark Stats:
Height: N/A (Maisie is 5’1)
Weight: N/A (Maisie is 115 lbs.)
Real Name: Arya Stark
So the non-cartoon characters heights have proven slightly hard to gauge.
But, if we base it on Maisie Williams, Arya is quite short!
But don’t worry, either way.
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Arya Stark Diet and Nutrition
**Keep in mind: this section will be nearly identical for each hero, unless I mentioned differently (for example someone like The Hulk 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.
BUT, there are a thousand different ways to reach your goals, so finding the most sustainable way is what’s important.
Which is why our Academy utilizes multiple different Nutrition Classes (Greek Gods, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Monks, Samurais, Minimalists, SuperHumans) to allow people to choose what is right for YOU!
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Arya Stark 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 Arya Stark’s, powers and/or abilities.
To be clear, we’re going to be talking about Arya Starks character in the TV series, and restrict it to sources from there.
That being said, Arya immediately showed her interest in training to be a fighter. Wiki demonstrates that by telling us information on some of the very first appearances of Arya’s character:
Arya is being taught how to sew by Septa Mordane, but finds the exercise tedious and difficult, in contrast to her sister Sansa, whose stitching is praised by Septa Mordane. She looks on enviously as her brothers Bran, Jon, and Robb practice archery in the courtyard with their father. She grabs a bow and annoys Bran by out-shooting him.
Which eventually follows up with her training under Syrio Forel:
Eddard discovers Needle when he comes to Arya’s room to talk to her while she is practicing. When he realizes she is serious about learning, he hires Syrio Forel, a master sword-fighter who was formerly the First Sword of Braavos, to train Arya in the art of combat.
I’d say that was a step up, but Arya definitely had hidden talent all along.
Okay fine, it was definitely a step up. But it gets better.
Eventually Arya begins training as a Faceless Man, an assassin being trained under Jaqen H’ghar. And, to our surprise, and some complications, she seems to have even completed her training:
Aware that Jaqen sent the Waif to kill her, Arya points Needle at him in an accusatory manner, though Jaqen claims that she has finally truly become “no one”, indicating the completion of her training as a Faceless Man.
Arya continues her growth as a character, re-meeting Neymeria, and also showing off her skills to get revenge on the Frey house (in absolute badass fashion).
But, what was possibly one of my favorite scenes (which is honestly very hard to say, so don’t hold me to that), is when Arya duals Brienne and has everyone in awe as they watch on from the side.
So, let’s shoot for that. Let’s train to be badass assassins.
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The Arya Stark Workout Routine
3-5+ days per week
There’s obviously no way for me to tell you an exact volume for how you would like to train for this one. If you want to be a Faceless Man, you’re likely going to be training 7 days a week with varied styles. BUT, we’ll also get you in great shape with a bodyweight routine that I’m going to be giving you, as well as some bonuses.
**Variation One is much easier than Variation Two**
Arya Stark Workout: Bodyweight Variation One
Jog 1-3 miles
3×10 Knee Push Ups
3×15 Chair Dips
3×20 Air Squats
3×25 Sit Ups
3×5 Inch Worms
3×20 Mountain Climbers
3×25 Jumping Jacks
Arya Stark Workout: Bodyweight Variation Two
Jog 1-3 miles
Circuit One: 3 Rounds
10 Jumping Lunges
15 Mountain Climbers
20 Push Ups
25 Air Squats
30 Second Plank
Circuit Two: 3 Rounds
5 Pull Ups
15 Jump Rope
25 Plank to Push Ups
30 Second Side Planks (15 each side)
Arya Stark Workout: Fencing Strength Workout
**After researching Olympic fencing workouts, this workout was found and it’s awesome!**
Fencing Practice (if possible)
Hanging Leg Raises
One Arm DB Snatches
3×10 each arm
10 min run
Stretch and meditate
Arya Stark Mixed Martial Arts Training
All heroes should know how to defend themselves.
Just ask MMA Coach Derek in The Academy.
For some Thai Boxing fun check out Anna Diop’s routine.
**And the Daredevil workout also has some beginner Parkour as well.**
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