So I think it’s time for a Red Hulk workout as well.
Especially because there’s been announcement that Red Hulk will be making his MCU Debut in our upcoming She-Hulk Disney+ Series!
And the coolest part?
As of now it will be William Hurt reprising his role as General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, AKA Red Hulk.
We’ve been seeing more and more heroes where strength is the MAIN superpower, which is why we’ve been mixing it up a bit with our programming and hosting outside resources at SHJ.
Red Hulk Stats:
Height: Ross: 6’1, Hulk: 7’0-10″
Weight: Ross: 245 lbs., Hulk: 1200-2000 lbs.
Real Name: Thaddeus Ross
Six foot one, two hundred forty five pounds is actually pretty freakin’ big.
Our average height at SHJ among male celebs is 6’1 to 6’3 but they’re usually MUCH lighter.
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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Red Hulk Diet and Nutrition
**Keep in mind: this section will be nearly identical for each hero, unless I mentioned differently (for example someone like Hulk 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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Red Hulk 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.
Although brief, Marvel.com gives us a quick biography for Thaddeus Ross’ Red Hulk:
As a young man, Thaddeus Ross enlisted in the military and received his nickname from his troops because he “struck like a thunderbolt” when leading them into action. Now he has become the very thing he hated most in life. He is the Red Hulk.
His Wiki Fandom goes a bit deeper by stating:
General Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross, the man who would become the most frequent nemesis of the superhuman monster known as the incredible Hulk, born to the Rosses, a New Hampshire family with a proud tradition of military service. As a boy, Thaddeus Ross immersed himself in the study of military history. As a teenager he learned how to fly by barnstorming at county fairs. He then attended the United States Military Academy, and did well when he graduated. His first duty station was stateside under the command of Captain Lee, an officer in the Army Air Corps. Ross had regarded Captain Lee well as a leader, and his respect was cemented when he fell in love with and eventually married Karen Lee, his daughter.
This can obviously be expanded on, but I think we’re ready to jump to the real reason we’re all here: his powers and abilities that we’ll be using to build our Red Hulk workout routine!
His Wiki also tells us a bit about those, which they state as follows:
Red Hulk has superhuman strength, durability and endurance, comparable to that of the Hulk. He is capable of absorbing radiation, which his body can metabolize for increased strength. However, unlike the Hulk, when he becomes angrier, he does not become stronger, but emits increasing heat.
Do you like the way I made the strength portions nice and bold for us?
That’s because those are precisely what we’ll be building this workout around.
Get ready to get strong…
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Red Hulk Workout Routine
3 days per week
For this one we’re going to be using Bill Starr, AKA Madcow’s 5×5 Program. We’ll be training 3 days per week but hitting multiple compounds each day and then rounding it off with assistance work. Please read the explanation on both the compounds and accessory lifts below.
Madcow’s 5×5 is a workout program that increases total body strength and begins with 4 sets of 5 reps with weight that gradually increases until the final heavy, 5th set.
1×5 denotes 1 heavy set of 5 reps, after using 4 sets to gradually increase to this heavy weight.
As seen on Wednesday’s Squat, 2×5 means 3 sets gradually increasing to a heavy weight and doing 5 reps of this weight for 2 sets.
Squat 1×3 (Friday) involves 4 sets of 5, gradually increasing weight until the last, heavy set of 3 for the final set of the exercise. However, on Friday, you also perform a light set of 8 reps.
These are the lifts you perform that will assist your primary lifts. There is no need to max out on these or aim for continuous progression like you do on the main lifts. Pick a weight you can do comfortably in the rep ranges suggested and make increases when you can. Quality reps and resistance is what we’re going for with these. These are also what Bill called “Beach Work”. DO NOT DO MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT FOR ASSISTANCE WORK.
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Red Hulk Workout: Sample Workout Schedule
Monday: Squat, Bench, Bent Over Row and Assistance
Tuesday: Off Day
Wednesday: Squat, Overhead Press, Deadlift and Assistance
Thursday: Off Day
Friday: Squat, Bench Press, Bent Over Rows and Assistance
Saturday: Off Day
Sunday: Off Day
Red Hulk Workout: Squat, Bench, BB Row and Assistance
Bent Over Rows
2 Sets of Weighted Hyperextensions
4 Sets of Weighted Sit Ups
Red Hulk Workout: Squat, Incline or Military Press, Deadlift and Assistance
3 Sets of Sit Ups
Red Hulk Workout: Squat, Bench Press, BB Row and Assistance
Bent Over Rows
3 Sets of Weighted Dips (5-8 rep range)
3 Sets of Barbell Curls
3 Sets of Tricep Extensions (8 reps)
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