Last updated on August 3rd, 2021 at 06:02 pm
How could we do JoJo with no Dio?
This week we’re continuing on with our anime frenzy, and I already have more queued up for next week!
At first I did some My Hero Academia characters (Deku, Asui, Shoto Todoroki, Ochako Uraraka) and Demon Slayer characters Nezuko Kamado and Inosuke Hashibira last week (after seeing countless other anime characters on the site; which you can search by typing in the show they’re from), but then I did a survey and people said they wanted more!
So here we are with a week of more Demon Slayer and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure!
Dio Brando Stats:
Weight: 240 lbs.
Real Name: Dio Brando
Dio Brando comes in at the same height as JoJo.
Which, as I said in JoJo’s article, is built like a damn tank!
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.
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Dio Brando 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.
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Dio Brando 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 Dio Brando’s, powers and/or abilities.
The first thing we should talk about, and get out of the way, is the fact that Dio is a vampire.
Let’s go over a bit of a bio for him before we even touch his powers and abilities (which I’m pulling from his Wiki Fandom):
Dio Brando, is the main antagonist of both Phantom Blood and Stardust Crusaders. However, his influence is felt through all of the first six parts of the series up to Stone Ocean, with major characters such as Giorno Giovanna or Enrico Pucci being directly connected to him.
Originally a man of low birth but peerless ambition, Dio is a villain of little conscience, vast cunning, and an insatiable hunger for power. After becoming a vampire and later a Stand user, Dio has gathered around him many minions and is responsible for many major events of the series, from the death of Jonathan Joestar to the Joestar Family’s sudden acquisition of Stand power, and his legacy persists throughout the series.
Dio is the father of Giorno Giovanna, the protagonist of Vento Aureo, as well as a handful of other illegitimate offspring.
And for Dio we’re going to focus on his vampire abilities.
His Wiki Fandom also lists things like: Stand, Intellegence, Toughness, Knowledge, Charisma, and Spiritual Connection, but for the same way we focused in on athleticsm and Rugby for Jonathan Joestar, we’ll focus in on Vampiric Ability for Dio!
Here’s what powers come with him being a vampire (there’s more, but these are the ones we can train around):
- Superhuman Strength: Dio attains massive strength as a Vampire, allowing him feats such as forcibly walking on walls and single-handedly deflecting attacks such as Hierophant Green’s Emerald Splash (volleys of substantially-sized emeralds flying at almost bullet speed). After absorbing Joseph’s blood he is powerful enough to pick up and drop a steamroller on Jotaro.
- Superhuman Speed: Dio also possesses superhuman speed and agility. At one point he was described by Speedwagon being faster than a cheetah.
- Superhuman Senses: Demonstrated when placing his head on the ground to hear Jotaro’s heartbeat, despite being a few meters away, Dio appears to have senses beyond human level.
- Regeneration: Dio can regenerate his body faster than fire can consume it. His incredible vitality is maintained by consuming human beings (or their blood), which he commonly does by piercing them with his fingers. Like all JoJo Vampires, Dio sucks blood through tentacles in his fingers and has been seen at least once drinking blood from an unnamed girl. His body is able to live even after having vital body parts amputated and he can also control his detached body parts. The extent of Dio’s own survivability is demonstrated when he could continue as just a head.
And I made sure to add regeneration because while we can’t regenerate, we can train for this by training for endurance/recovery.
The SuperHuman Senses will come from the extra MMA and Parkour training I will add like I did for JoJo’s workout.
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Dio Brando Workout Routine
5+ days per week
We’re going to be focusing in on strength and speed for this one, but I’ll also give you some extra training for endurance and senses. These will come in after your initial 5 weight training days that are focused around building SuperHuman Strength!
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Dio Brando Workout: Sample Workout Schedule
Monday: Bench Press Focus
Tuesday: Squat Focus
Wednesday: Speed Training
Thursday: Overhead Press Focus
Friday: Deadlift Focus
Saturday: Extra Training Options or OFF Day
Sunday: Extra Training or OFF Day if none were taken
Dio Brando Workout: Bench Press Focus
Incline Walk 5-10 Minutes
Barbell Bench Press
Close Grip Bench
Incline Dumbbell Bench
Reverse Grip Tricep Cable Pushdown
Cable Chest Flyes
15 Close Push Ups
25 Standing Incline DB Chest Flyes
15 Overhead DB Extension
25 Push Ups
Dio Brando Workout: Squat Focus
Incline Walk 5-10 Minutes
Hamstring Curl Machine
15 Cable Pullthroughs
26 Jumping Lunges
15 Goblet Squats
26 Bulgarian Split Squats
Dio Brando Workout: Overhead Press Focus
Incline Walk 5-10 Minutes
Barbell Overhead Press
Seated Arnold Press
Barbell Upright Rows
Plate Front Raises
15 Standing DB Side Raises
25 Standing DB Front Raises
15 Kettlebell Swings
25 Second Battle Ropes
Dio Brando Workout: Deadlift Focus
Incline Walk 5-10 Minutes
Wide Grip Lateral Pulldown
Barbell Bent Over Rows
Lateral Raises w/ Cable or DB
DB Bent Over Rows (Alternating Arms)
Weighted Chin Ups
15 Wide Push Ups
25 Face Pulls
15 Push Ups
25 Straight Arm Pushdowns
Dio Brando Workout: Speed Training
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Dio Brando Workout: Extra Training Options
**These options are in no specific order**
Option One: Sprints
20-30 Minutes of Sprints:
- 30 Second Sprint 8-10 mph
- 1 Minute 30 Second Cooldown Walk 2-3.5 mph
Option Two: Parkour
Use Parkour Training From:
Option Three: Long Distance Endurance Training
Long Distance Running:
- 3-5 Mile Run
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