Last updated on December 5th, 2019 at 05:00 pm
Did you know Ash Ketchum is officially a Pokemon Master?
After all these years Ash finally defeated The Pokemon League and became a true Pokemon Master!
For those of you who have been following along since the beginning like me, that’s over 20 years of adventure to get to this point!
And, it’s safe to say that they’re absolutely amazing.
By the way, if you don’t already know, this is our new category that I announced I’ll be starting due to the high demand in cosplayers we have hitting the site, but it’s also an opportunity for me to give you secondary options to the main character workouts that will be slightly more generic and beginner-intermediate oriented; whereas the character workouts get pretty high volume when we begin talking about our overpowered characters!
Ash Ketchum Stats:
Weight: 95-120 lbs.
Real Name: Ash Ketchum
Ash is only 10 years old when he sets out on his journey to become a Pokemon Master.
There’s a theory that he is aging, and another that says he can’t; but his height and weight generally falls in the same category nonetheless: short and light.
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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Ash Ketchum Diet and Nutrition
This is normally where (in the character workouts at least) I’d throw you guys a nice copy paster to give you some links to awesome dietary guidelines.
The celebrity workouts get their own custom planning based around what that celebrity does, but the characters are very contingent on specific goals/starting points.
The same is going to be done here, but I’m going to be making some changes to help you out a little bit more. So I’m going to start by suggesting what I think is the best Superhero Program for this cosplay if you choose to step it up a notch. Of course, you can really step it up a notch and join our Academy to get access to everything we have to offer, but if not, you might want to check out The Program Shop for other options or even take The Program Selection Quiz to help you out.
Either way, my suggestion would be: The Cut and Shred
Which brings us to our information from the character workouts if you’re looking to go the free-route (which is totally fine):
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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Ash Ketchum Cosplay Information (and Options)
Now it’s time to not transform your body, but rather your attire.
That’s right, it’s the NEW fun part.
As you can tell from the picture above (and throughout the article as well), Ash Ketchum cosplay has a couple options.
You can definitely have some fun with this.
Here’s some suggestions, and I tried to diversify it:
The Good Stuff:
**These are not the budget options. These are from our friends over at EZCosplay and are NOT simply “Halloween Costumes” but cosplay outfits that are made to transform you into these characters.**
Amazon Budget Route:
**These are budget options that are from Amazon and may be simply Halloween Costume items, but are also the top options we suggest from the platform.**
And there you have it.
Along with this killer workout I’m going to build for you to turn you into Ash Ketchum, these are our favorite options for his outfit.
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Ash Ketchum Workout Routine Information (and Research)
So we have some more fun (although may not as much) in this section.
Here I’ll be giving you a bit of a bio and also utilizing what we’ve discussed in the section above (and some more) to break down what we’ll be looking to achieve with this workout routine I’ll be building for you.
So let’s start at Pokemon Wiki Fandom with a bit of a biography for Ash Ketchum (although if you don’t know it by heart, shame on you!):
Ash Ketchum is the main protagonist of the Pokémon anime series who has always dreamed of becoming a Pokémon Master. As soon as he turned ten years old, he rushed to Professor Oak’s Laboratory to get his first Pokémon. He is the first human character to be introduced in the series. Originally wanting to choose Squirtle, Ash ended up receiving the Pokémon Pikachu, as he arrived late leaving him with no other starters to choose from. He sets onto his adventure later in the day. He is currently also the only character shown to have been to all of the regions. In the Sun & Moon series, he becomes the first Champion of the Alola region’s Pokémon League.
Now that you know what we’re workin’ with here, we can get into a bit more (mainly because I want to).
Here’s a bit more of his appearance information:
Ash wears a few outfits, as seen in the Pokémon anime, he also has black hair and brown eyes, and always wears a cap. Over the past regions, he had different caps.
Ash has two lighting bolts-like markings underneath each eye.
Ash has a narrow, triangular, edgy, tuft of hair in the middle of his forehead, that comes to point on the right side. Without the cap, Ash has a cowlick.
Ash’s pupils were not visible during the “Indigo League” through the “Diamond and Peal series”, until the “Black and White series” made them more profound and distinguishable.
There’s some continuation for each one of the series, consisting of Original, Advanced Gen, Diamond and Pearl, Best Wishes!, XY, Sun and Moon, and Sword and Shield, but if you’d like to swap the variations up more-so than what I added above you’ll have to specifically find each of those minor changes to his appearance.
The variation 2 of his cosplay is actually specifically the Pokemon XY Series outfit!
Also, normally these workouts are based solely around the appearance, which allows us to build beginner and intermediate programs around some characters that might otherwise get advanced programs if we built it around their powers.
That being said: Ash is young and more-so a skinny kid than anything else.
For that reason: I’m still going to be building you a workout to embody Ash, but I am going to be Pokemon-ifying it!
Here’s some of the things we know and have seen about Ash throughout the course of the series:
- He walks A LOT. Similar to a Lord of the Rings quest!
- He frequently has to run (like the first episode running away from Spearows!)
- He swims throughout the series as well (we see him take to the sea multiple times)
- We HAVE seen him do push ups with Pikachu and plank with Oshawott as well as throw in other training methods when his Pokemon need to step it up a notch!
So for this one we’ll be incorporating all of it!
You’re going to be tracking your walking daily as your main training for this cosplay, but you’ll also be adding in some other forms of training on top of that as well.
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Ash Ketchum [Cosplay] Workout
3-5 days per week
You’re going to track your walking every single day, but you’ll also sub in different training variations 3-5 days a week on top of that training as well if you’d really like to lose some weight and tone up to embody Ash!
When we do our celebrity and character workouts we base the difficulty level off of their routines/their powers. For this one it’s just a judgement call on how I believe we can best get you looking like each character. For that reason I’m providing a level for each.
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Ash Ketchum Cosplay Workout: Sample Workout Schedule
This is just a sample. This can be done 3 days with add-ons, or even 5, but the point is that it can vary a bunch!
Monday: Walk 10K + Optional Add-on Program
Tuesday: Walk 10K + Optional Add-on Program
Wednesday: Walk 10K + Rest
Thursday: Walk 10K + Optional Add-on Program
Friday: Walk 10K + Optional Add-on Program
Saturday: Walk 10K + Rest
Sunday: Walk 10K + Rest
Ash Ketchum Cosplay Workout: Walk 10K & Tracking!
We’ve seen some celebrities actually do this being that they’re traveling and can’t get workouts in.
They’ll make sure they’re active enough throughout the day to get 10,000 steps in.
If you’re Ash Ketchum, you probably get a ton more than that! So if you’re really utilizing this walking plan, and have the time to get in all the steps, the embodiment and cosplay should be a breeze.
If you hate reading:
Track 10,000 Steps Per Day
Ash Ketchum Cosplay Workout: Calisthenics Optional Add-on Program
We have a handful of calisthenics guides on the site, but we’re going to keep it super simple for this one and utilize some things on-the-go.
So that means, while I would usually push pull-ups pretty hard, I’ll opt to cut them from this one in favor of ease-of-use!
Here’s what you’ll be adding in on top of your walking:
**This is the total number of reps and can be broken down into multiple sets throughout the day or done in one shot**
150 Push Ups
100 Chair Dips
100 Sit Ups
50 Bodyweight Rows
5 Minutes of Forearm Planks
Ash Ketchum Cosplay Workout: Swimming Optional Add-on Program
This is the ONE add-on program that can actually count towards your daily walking.
If you want to get some long distance cardio or even some sprints in there, you can count it towards your 10K of daily walking.
Here’s two options for your cardio add-on:
30 Minute of HIIT Training:
1 Minute ON: Run 5.5-8mph
1 Minute OFF: Walk 2.5-3.5mph
Long Distance Run:
Ash Ketchum Cosplay Workout: Swimming Optional Add-on Program
Ash isn’t THE BIGGEST swimmer, but we have seen him dive down and take on the water.
Plus, he has Misty as his friend to push him in and get him going, so he has to be pretty good, right?
Either way we’ll be utilizing a beginner program that we have had shared among celebrities (and continue to use at SHJ).
The Beginner Speedo Swim Training: Click here.
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