Deadshot is one of our characters that doesn’t have powers and is still absolutely incredible.
Although it is implied, as we’ll see in his powers and ability section, that he has enhanced senses…
We recently had Deadshot portrayed by Will Smith in Suicide Squad, but for the follow up “The Suicide Squad” it was originally rumored that Idris Elba was going to take the role, but later came out that he’s in the movie, just not as Deadshot.
So, ambiguity here is fun.
And for those of you who read the headline to this article “Train like The SECOND Most Lethal Assassin in All of DC Comics”: the first is Deathstroke!
Weight: 200 lbs.
Real Name: Floyd Lawton
Deadshot comes in just making it to what we’d consider is the average height among male celebs we’ve seen at SHJ.
Will Smith and Idris Elba actually both stand in at 6’2, one inch above Deadshot, and right in the center of that 6’1-6’3 range we consider the average.
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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Deadshot 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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Deadshot 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 Deadshot’s, powers and/or abilities.
First I want to start with some background information on Deadshot, though.
Here’s what his Wiki Fandom tells us about him:
Floyd Lawton is Deadshot, known as the world’s deadliest marksman. His weapons of choice are two guns mounted on each wrist. He began his career as a vigilante in Gotham City, but he later became a highly-priced assassin and mercenary. He has been a core member of the Secret Six and the Suicide Squad.
And for a time Deadshot even replaced Batman.
Here’s more about it:
Floyd Lawton moved to Gotham City where he started living as a millionaire playboy. Wearing a domino mask, top hat, and tuxedo, he became the gun-toting vigilante Deadshot. Deadshot worked closely with Commissioner Gordon during Batman’s absence. He became popular enough that they build a “Deadshot Signal” to replace the Bat-Signal. Batman investigated Deadshot and found that he was in cahoots with criminals to distract police from more serious crimes. During the final confrontation, Deadshot is unable to kill Batman as the Dark Knight had tampered his weapons. Like this, Lawton was arrested and sent to prison.
And, Deadshot missing a shot in this series is huge considering he gloats to having never missed!
Here’s some of Deadshot’s origins:
Floyd Lawton grew up as a member of the idle rich. His father George Lawton made money in real estate, and his mother Genevieve Pitt belonged to a family of wealthy bankers. His brother Edward Lawton was a golden child, described as the opposite of Floyd. Both parents doted on Edward while treating Floyd poorly, but Floyd still grew up idolizing his older brother. George was unfaithful and cruel to Genevieve, so she asked her sons to kill their father. Eddie locked Floyd in the boathouse when Floyd tried to warn his father. Floyd broke out and grabbed his hunting rifle. Eddie had already shot their father in the second-floor library, paralyzing George for life, and was preparing to kill him. Floyd climbed a tree and aimed to disarm his brother, but a branch snapped and he shot Eddie between the eyes. He killed the brother he loved to save the father he hated. This incident was covered up to avoid dishonoring the family name. George denied Genevieve a divorce and forced her to live alone on a small stipend.
Some time after that, Lawton sought the training of the professional assassin David Cain, who instructed Lawton and taught him his marksmanship abilities.
Which leaves us with his powers and abilities (what we’ll use to put together this routine) as:
- Marksmanship: Deadshot is said to “never miss.” He once shot an apple off of Captain Boomerang’s head with his eyes closed. He is able to intentionally graze the skull of a flying Enchantress when asked to take her down non-lethally.
- Enhanced Senses: It’s implied that Deadshot possesses senses far beyond a normal human being. He mentioned off-hand that he could keep track of each beat of a hummingbird’s wings and could easily keep track of the movements of Captain Boomerang’s son who was moving in short bursts of super-speed.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
But if you know anything about Deadshot, which you might even know enough just from reading his brief bio I shared, his assassin skill-ship is not just from his marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat.
He’s also incredible at positioning and maneuvering.
He can make his way around a city, or a target in a way that normal human can.
So we have to train to be able to do the same.
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Deadshot Workout Routine
5 Days Per Week
You’re going to be training 5 days per week focusing on endurance, calisthenics, parkour evasive maneuvers, and hand-to-hand combat/intensive training.
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Deadshot Workout: Sample Workout Schedule
Monday: Calisthenics, Core and Cardio A
Tuesday: Long Distance Run to Work on Endurance
Wednesday: Parkour and Mixed Martial Arts
Thursday: Long Distance Run to Work on Endurance
Friday: Calisthenics, Core and Circuit B
Saturday: Rest Day or Parkour and Mixed Martial Arts
Sunday: Rest Day
Deadshot Workout: Calisthenics, Core and Cardio A
1 Mile Run
Practice rapidly changing body positions (standing to kneeling)
1. Prone to standing, ducking, crouching to squatting )
2. 100 yard low crawl (3 sets)
3. 100 yard bear crawl (3 sets)
4. Zig Zag sprints (5 minutes)
5. Hand to hand combat (practice low kicks, knee strikes, knee to groin, elbows, open hand strikes, (to chin and face ), open hand cupped behind the ear, throat strike, grappling drills, arms bars and chokes from standing and guard positions (10-20 minutes)
150 Push Ups
100 Double Unders
50 Pull Ups
50 Lunges Each Leg
Hanging Leg Raises
3 Rounds for Time:
30 Second Sprint
15 Kettlebell Swings
20 Ball Slams
15 Kettlebell Deadlifts
20 Squats w/ Ball
15 Kettlebell Snatches each Arm
30 Second Rest
Deadshot Workout: Calisthenics, Core and Cardio B
1 Mile Run
(10 each side) 3 sets
40 reps 3 sets
Squat jump with floor touch
Plank to Push Ups
30 Double Unders
15 Push Ups
20 Box Jumps
15 Wide Push Ups
20 Jump Squats
15 Pike Push Ups
30 Second Rest
Deadshot Workout: Long Distance Endurance Training
If you have ammo cans (or empty 5 gallon buckets) fill them up halfway and do the following:
- Hill sprint: run up the hill and walk back down 5 times
- Wind sprints 5 times
- Zig Zag sprints 5 times
Workout: Long Distance Endurance Training
Or start with this based on your fitness level:
Beginner: 1-3 Miles (Walk/Run)
Intermediate: 2-4 Miles (Jog)
Advanced: 3-5 Mile Run
Deadshot Workout: Mixed Martial Arts Training and Parkour
Deadshot was trained in Karate, Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Krav Maga, and an expert in Knife Fighting.
Here are some resources if you’d like to add in some mixed martial arts training (but keep in mind there’s no better way to train MMA than to get into a local gym and have a partner/coach):
As for Parkour, which will definitely be made easier with your endurance training, and necessary to embody Deadshot, you can utilize our SHJ Parkour Guide which comes in the form of our Nightrunner workout which was made by myself and Academy member Felix!
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