Last updated on August 6th, 2020 at 03:29 pm
I think we’ve had as many requests for Gambit on the site as there have been for the Gambit movie!
Okay, I’m exaggerating, but we’ve had a lot!
We have seen a good handful of X-Men on the site, but we got sidetracked going through a ton of anime characters and also Marvel heroes that will be appearing on Disney+ down the road, but now we’re back to crushing requests.
For those of you interested, though, we did see Falcon, Winter Soldier, Kate Bishop, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and even Peggy Carter from “What If” had she taken the super-soldier-serum and become Captain Britain!
Weight: 179 lbs.
Real Name: Remy LeBeau
Gambit would actually JUST make it to our average height among male celebs at SHJ.
That range is 6’1-6’3, and Channing Tatum actually stands in at the same exact height.
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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Gambit 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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Gambit 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 Gambit’s, powers and/or abilities.
For those of you who don’t know much about Gamit, aka Remy LeBeau, we’ll start with a brief bio from his Wiki Fandom:
Abandoned at birth due to his burning red eyes, the mutant child who would one day become Remy LeBeau was kidnapped from his hospital ward by members of the New Orleans Thieves Guild who referred to the child as “le diable blanc” – the white devil. They believed he was the child that had been prophesied to unite the warring Guilds of New Orleans. Soon after, Remy was placed in the care of a gang of street thieves who raised the child and taught him the ways of thievery. Later, when he was around ten years old, Remy attempted to pick the pocket of Jean-Luc LeBeau, then-patriarch of the Thieves’ Guild. Jean-Luc took the boy off the streets and adopted him as his own son.
And there’s obviously a ton of extra information there (like, a lot..haven’t you ever been to a Wiki page?), but we’re mainly here for his powers and abilities so we know how to build the workout.
For this I’m actually going to go right to the source.
And by that I mean the Marvel site!
Here’s what they have to tell us:
Strength: Gambit is a mutant who possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.
Fighting skills: Excellent hand-to-hand combatant, utilizing streetfighting techniques and acrobatics.
Special skills and abilities: Bilingual in English and French, ability to throw small objects, including knives, throwing spikes, and playing cards, with extraordinary accuracy.
Known superhuman powers: Gambit has the mutant ability to tap into the potential energy contained within an object and transform it into kinetic energy. When Gambit thus charges an object with kinetic energy and throws it at a target, the object releases this energy explosively on impact.
Weaponry: Throwing spikes and playing cards.
Considering they even put it together in such a nice fashion I even decided to give you all the details at once.
Although, it’s the MARVEL site, and I had to correct a spelling error on “Strength” which they had as “Stength”.
I feel much better about my own typos.
I should also immediately mention that I can’t teach you how to throw spikes and playing cards like Gambit.
I played baseball up into college but that still in no way teaches me anything useful here.
SOOOO, the fun parts of this training are going to be revolving it around his streetfighting techniques (parkour maneuvers as well), and “intensive regular exercise”, which has up stepping it up in areas from strength all the way to cardio endurance and high intensity training.
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Gambit Workout Routine
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We’re going to focus on Gambit’s “streetfighting” abilities and all things related to his incredible maneuvers which we will actually be performing as Parkour and/or Freerunning. That means we’ll be utilizing the SHJ Parkour Guide that I worked on creating with Academy member Felix, but we’ll also be combining other high intensity training and calisthenics.
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Gambit Workout: Sample Workout Schedule
**Add in the SHJ Parkour Training wherever you’re able to.**
Monday: Calisthenics, Core and Circuit A
Tuesday: Long Distance Run to Work on Endurance
Wednesday: Calisthenics, Core and Circuit B
Thursday: Full Day Devoted to Parkour Training
Friday: Calisthenics, Core and Circuit C
Saturday: Long Distance Run to Work on Endurance
Sunday: Rest Day
Gambit Workout: Calisthenics, Core and Circuit A
Jog 5 Minutes
5×10 each leg
Hanging Leg Raises w/ Twist
Complete 3 Rounds for Time:
10 Triangle Push Ups
10 Regular Push Ups
10 Wide Push Ups
10 Plank to Push Ups
60 Second Rest
Gambit Workout: Calisthenics, Core and Circuit B
Jog 5 Minutes
5×10 each leg
3×30 seconds each side
Sit Ups w/ Twist
Hanging Leg Raises
Complete 1 Round for Time:
200 Jump Ropes
150 Second Wall Sit
100 Second Plank
50 Mountain Climbers
25 Plank to Push Ups
Gambit Workout: Calisthenics, Core and Circuit C
Jog 5 Minutes
5×10 each leg
3×60 seconds each side
Lying Leg Raises
Complete 5 Rounds for Time
10 Shoulder Taps
10 Inch Worms
10 Second Superman Hold
10 Push Ups
10 Second Reverse Superman Hold
Gambit Workout: Long Distance Run for Endurance
For your running, it’s okay to work your way up to “long distance”.
Long distance for some of you might be a mile, while for others it could be 5+.
Your goal on this day is to total 3-5 miles of “running” which could mean getting outside or on the treadmill and accumulating a total of 3-5 miles whether that’s running or a mix of running and walking.
Gambit Workout: SHJ Parkour Guide
The SHJ Parkour Guide is actually in the form of The Nighrunner Workout.
For that reason, you can always stop there and read the full article and the bodyweight/calisthenics that comes with it, BUT, I’ll be taking the parkour portion of the guide out of it and pasting it below for you.
10 minutes of cardio (chose between Option A and B)
Option A: Jogging or running
Option B: Quadrupedal movement such as bear crawl, crab walk, spider-man walk, backward and forward (try to mix them a bit this will help for your mobility)
5-10 Parkour Rolls (both sides)
How you should roll: (example on right shoulder) get down on your left knee, put your left hand on the ground in front of your left knee, beside your right heel, then put your right hand on the left one. DO NOT CROSS YOUR FINGERS. Put your head down and roll on your shoulder, you should roll diagonally from your shoulder to the other side of your waist.
Note: Start by doing them on soft surfaces like grass, when you feel more confident while doing it try to practice them from walking, jogging and running. Then start to practice dive rolls.
5-10 back rolls
Flow out/safety vault: as you come towards the obstacle, place your outside arm on the obstacle, then put your outside leg on the obstacle, pass your inside leg under your outside leg, release your outside arm as you push with your outside foot to pass the obstacle.
Speed vault: very similar to the flow out vault except that your outside foot does not touch the obstacle, instead just kick in the air with it.
Lazy vault: this one is more useful to get over a rail. Come towards the obstacle from a diagonal or parallel direction, put your inside hand on the obstacle, swing your inside leg then your outside leg in the same motion, before placing your outside hand on the obstacle.
Note: the flow out vault as well as the lazy vault are two movements that you can practice without momentum.
Kong vault: press with both of your hands on the obstacle, at the same time, tuck your legs on your chest to pass over the obstacle, don’t forget to raise your hips.
Note: this one is the most known and most used vault in Parkour, however it is a very scary and tricky vault, so here’s a few steps you can do to break it down.
Step 1: practice it on the floor, crouch and dive into a kong vault, this will get used to the movement, you could also practice with your quadrupedal movements as a warm up.
Step 2: plant plyos/monkey plant; put both hands on an obstacle and use your legs to get on it
Step 3: following the plant plyo keep your hand on the obstacle and go down into a squat position.
Under bar: as you come towards a bar or rail, jump feet first and place your hands on the bar, swing under the bar and extend your body while arching your back.
Tips: one exercise that you can do to practice it and test yourself is to find a park with bars, like a calisthenic park, put and elastic band between two poles parallel to the pull up bar, grab the bar and jump trying to pass your whole body between the elastic band and the bar, raise the elastic band as you get better.
Wall run: run towards a wall, when you’re at the right distance (not to close, not to far) make a small jump at the same time plant the ball of your feet on the wall, a bit higher than hips level, push upward with your leg that is on the wall then try to reach with your arms the top of the wall.
Tik Tak: Similar to the wall run, run towards the wall then jump putting your other leg (feet facing upward) then push with the leg that is on the wall, then push away from the wall transferring your momentum wherever direction you need to go.
Arm jump: this one is like a long jump but you use it to grab the edge of a wall, or a bar as you jump.
Note: when performing this jump your legs should land slightly before you grab the bar. as you might hurt your knees on the wall. just don’t over do it so you don’t drop kick the wall.
Tips: this works for precision jump as well as arm jump, when you’re not sure if you can execute the jump as the jump might be high for example, go down and practice it from the same distance, if you can cover the distance, that means you can do it, if you can’t maybe you should wait. of course there’s always the height difference between the two objects that is important.
Balance: to practice your balance, you can practice it pretty much anytime anywhere, for example you can stand on one leg as you wait for the bus then to the other leg, you can also walk on the road lines (just not in the middle of the road please) there’s literally a lot of things you can do to practice your balance.
Now that you know a few movements for parkour try to find places where you can try them (bench, picnic tables, etc). This really depends on your surroundings, as you get better you will also be able to see more things you can do: this is called The Parkour Vision. For example where others might see a wall, you might see a wall run, etc..
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