Last updated on December 4th, 2019 at 12:23 pm
Time for some Green Beret and Navy Seals.
This week we’re going in for the kill and training like Sam Fisher and Solid Snake.
These are requested routines from SHJ Army member Joseph, but he’s definitely not the first to bring up the names for routines.
We’ve seen a ton of video game characters as well, like our Mortal Kombat characters (Scorpion, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Shao Kahn, Kitana, Johnny Cage); Tekken and Street Fighter (Anna and Nina Williams, Zangief, King, Ryu); and so much more (Resident Evil’s Claire Redfield, Tomb Raider, and the list goes on and on).
Most are fighters, but now we’re taking our training to a different place and headed back to military style.
Solid Snake Stats:
Height: 5’8-5’10 (depending on the year of citation)
Weight: 140-165 lbs (depending on the year of citation)
Real Name: David
Game: Metal Gear Solid
Solid Snake is pretty short.
Technically he’s even shorter than Sam Fisher by a couple inches depending on which year of citation you go by.
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, (and Gimli even shorter) – but Damian Wayne (Robin) is only 5’4. Goku isn’t that tall either, though, standing only 5’7, with Miles Morales only an inch above him.
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 Black Manta at 6’4.
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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Solid Snake Diet and Nutrition
**Keep in mind: this section will be nearly identical for each hero, unless I mentioned differently (for example someone like Hellboy 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.
Guys like Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hopper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting (something I use daily as well), Ariana Grande, Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
It’s all about sustainability.
AND, 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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Solid Snake 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 Solid Snake’s, powers and/or abilities.
Actually, though, Solid Snake doesn’t have “abilities” in the normal way we’re used to seeing. Instead we’ll go through some of his background to give you a more clear cut answer on who he is.
For starters, his occupation is listed as this on his Wiki Fandom:
Spy, Soldier, Mercenary and Musher
And his affiliations are:
United States Army, Green Berets and FOXHOUND; CIA; Philanthropy
That tells you a bit right off the bat.
He’s also been in five different Metal Gear games, and then also appears in Super Smash Bros as well.
You know, for all you gamers like me out there who like to have these facts thrown in.
But okay, let’s jump back a bit to his background information:
Solid Snake, real name David, also known as Old Snake, and briefly known as Iroquois Pliskin, or simply Snake, was a former spy, special operations soldier, and mercenary. Possessing an IQ of 180 and fluent in six languages, he was known as “the Man Who Makes the Impossible Possible” and his exploits made him into a living legend among the military black ops.
A product of the Les Enfants Terribles project, Snake was a clone of world renowned soldier Big Boss, along with his brothers Liquid Snake and Solidus Snake. Initially a Green Beret, Snake was later inducted into High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUNDin the mid 1990s while it was commanded by Big Boss. Repeatedly tasked with disarming and destroying the latest incarnation of Metal Gear, a bipedal nuclear weapon-armed tank, Snake would thrice avert potential nuclear catastrophe, becoming a famed war hero.
Following the Shadow Moses Incident and subsequent smear campaign by the Patriots, the secret organization behind American politics, Snake was labeled a terrorist. He faked his own death in the Manhattan Tanker Incident, though he re-emerged years later to assist Raiden in the Big Shell Incident. During this time, his body entered a state of accelerated aging, due to intentional genetic changes made during the cloning process, causing his health to decline.
In 2014, Snake performed his final mission, during which he defeated Liquid Ocelot and destroyed the Patriots. After one last encounter with Big Boss, Snake chose to live his remaining days in peace.
I apologize that it’s a bit long but I figured if you were into it you’d want all the information, and if not you can easily get the gist of where we’re going with this from the first small paragraph there.
We’re about to train like Green Berets.
You better get ready.
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Solid Snake Workout Routine
5+ days per week
For this one we’re going straight to the source. We know Solid Snake is a Green Beret, so we’re going to train like one. Who better to tell us how to do that than Military.com? The source. I’m going to be sharing a workout provided for the first test which is Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course (SFAS). We’ll call this the beginner workout before the Green Beret workout. From there I’ll be sharing a much more advanced routine that is based around the Q Test to become a Green Beret after you are chosen for the test (called Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)).
Solid Snake Workout: Beginner Workout for SFAS Test Prep
The actual test is as follows:
- Complete the 2-mile run in at least 12 to 14 minutes
- 100 sit-ups in 2 minutes
- 100 push-ups in 2 minutes
If you complete this in it’s entirety (within the time) you get a score of 300.
You need minimum of a 260 to pass.
So here is your prep work:
3-5 days per week of the following:
- 1-3 mile run (make sure to switch distance each time)
- 250 Push Ups
- 200 Sit Ups
- 150 Air Squats
- 100 Pull Ups
These can and should be broken down into individual sets.
Solid Snake Workout: Advanced Workout for SFQC Test Prep
This is a direct workout for test prep from Military.com. This is advanced and high volume so keep that in mind when you work your way up to it.
Swimming: NEVER Swim Alone
- Two to three times a week, 1,000 to 2,000 meters each time.
- One day a week, try to swim wearing cammies and boots for 100 meters.
- Wear fins when swimming half the time as well.
- Four to five times a week, 3 to 5 miles as fast as you can.
- Twice a week, do rucksack marches carrying a 30 to 50-pound load marching 5 to 15 miles at a fast walking pace.
PT: Every Other Day
- Pull-ups, 75 to 100 repetitions (seven to 10 sets of 10 reps).
- Push-ups, 200 to 300 repetitions (10 to 15 sets of 20 reps).
- Sit-ups, 200 to 300 repetitions (five to 10 sets of 40 to 50 reps).
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