But that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down on MHA Inspired Workouts anytime soon!
Actually, we’re going to be seeing a handful this week because I’m prepping for another awesome listicle.
I recently wrote about the Top Ranked Pro Heroes in My Hero Academia, but now you’ll notice I’ll be adding a bunch of villains to prep for a powerful showdown!
While Nine isn’t the most powerful villain (actually there are far more powerful villains), he still does deserve a spot among some of the most powerful characters in the entire show.
Real Name: Nine
Anime: My Hero Academia
As we’ve seen among My Hero Academia characters, Nine’s weight isn’t actually listed.
That being said, he is quite tall when compared to anime male characters; although that’s not too uncommon among villains.
Wolverine was 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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Nine 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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Nine 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.
To start us off, before we even get to Nine’s powers and abilities (mainly his Quirk), I want to pull a super brief bio and appearance description from his Wiki Fandom.
Here’s what they have to say:
Nine was a Villain and the main antagonist of My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising.
Nine was a man of reasonable height with fair skin and thin, rectangular gray eyes with white pupils. He also had white hair that reaches just past his shoulders, worn swept back away from his face. In the past, Nine wore black shoes, black pants, and a tattered white jacket.
For those of you who don’t know: My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising is the MHA movie that came out in 2019.
The synopsis Wiki Fandom for the movie describes it as such:
“A must-see story full of passion!! In this movie, Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Shoto Todoroki, and all the other members of Class 1-A will make an appearance!
Even though All Might was admired by many all around the world, it was with a sad heart that he had to give up his hero role as the Symbol of Peace. Because of this, a dark force who was moving behind the scenes, a villain named Nine who can be considered the greatest villain thus far.”
Jumping back to Nine’s powers and abilities, they actually have a ton to tell us. Here’s how they start off:
Overall Abilities: Nine was an extraordinarily powerful villain, who possessed a great handle on his Weather Manipulation Quirk, which he used to overwhelm his opponents with tornadoes and lightning strikes, and cause widespread destruction. His Quirk however came with a serious drawback: cellular degeneration from repeated use. This toll kept Nine from fighting prolonged battles. In an attempt to cure this detriment, Nine donated his body to the League of Villains and underwent a procedure wherein he was injected with the DNA of All For One, acquiring the same ability to steal Quirks as a result, although his variant limited Nine to taking 8 other powers. The operation made Nine even more dangerous than he already was, and, like All For One himself, having multiple Quirks rendered him an unpredictable combatant that can switch between powers amid battle. Having escaped his containment pod, Nine, with the help of his comrades Chimera, Slice, and Mummy, stole the Quirks of 4 Pro Heroes and Mr. Shimano, ahead of travelling to Nabu Island to gain possession of the Cell Activation Quirk belonging to Katsuma Shimano.
Among his leadership and intellect skills they name, his Wiki Fandom also mentions:
- Enhanced Reflexes
- Immense Durability
Nine’s second Quirk also allowed him to steal other character’s Quirks, including All For One, Air Wall, Scanning, Bullet Laser, Hydra and more.
But, for the sake of training around HIM as a character we’re going to focus in on his inherent abilities, aesthetic and powers.
His main Quirk is:
Weather Manipulation: Nine’s Quirk allowed him to control the weather; allowing him to summon destructive thunderstorms in an instant and even create a powerful tornado with himself at the epicenter. However, according to Nine, his Quirk was too powerful for him to wield and it resulted in the destruction of his body’s cellular tissue.
Now this doesn’t actually help us out too much in terms of training, but it’s important to note that Nine is extremely powerful in controlling his Quirk and in general, so we’re going to be keeping that in mind with our own training.
For this one we’re going to be mainly focusing in on the fact that he needs to still fight around his abilities, utilizing his enhanced reflexes, and clearly trains around them to become more powerful, judging by his overall aesthetic.
Be prepared to train mainly utilizing calisthenics to focus in on aesthetic and body control for enhancing our reflexes while building strength; but also for a high volume routine to account for Nine’s overall power level.
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Nine Workout Routine
5+ days per week
We’re going to be training with calisthenics/bodyweight training, which will give us three days of training and then another two days which will revolve around endurance work and a mix of endurance and high intensity work to really round out our villainous hero-training. I’ll also be adding in our resources for mixed martial arts, and parkour to give you some other options to train with as well if you’d like to tack on some extra.
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Nine Workout Routine: Sample Workout Schedule
Monday: Weather Manipulation Calisthenics Day One
Tuesday: Heroes Rising Endurance Training
Wednesday: Weather Manipulation Calisthenics Day Two
Thursday: Villainous Leader Intensity Training
Friday: Weather Manipulation Calisthenics Day Three
Saturday: Optional Mixed Martial Arts, HIIT, Parkour or Active Rest Day
Sunday: Mandatory Rest Day
Nine Workout Routine: Weather Manipulation Calisthenics Day One
A. Air Squats
B. Jumping Lunges
A. Narrow to Wide Jump Squats
B. Sit Ups w/ Twist
C. Russian Twists
A. Alternating Pistol Squats
B. Hanging Leg Raises
C. Glute Bridges
Nine Workout Routine: Heroes Rising Endurance Training
For your endurance work you’re going to be running based on your fitness level like we normally program for running in our character workouts.
I’ll also be providing you some resources that’ll help you work your way up if needed.
Beginner: 1-3 Mile Run
Intermediate: 3-5 Mile Run
Advanced: 5-10+ Mile Run
Endurance Training Resources:
- Constance Wu Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Ewan McGregor Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Kid Flash Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Grant Gustin Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- How To Train After Your First 5K (Workout Included)
Nine Workout Routine: Weather Manipulation Calisthenics Day Two
A. Decline Push Ups
B. Mountain Climbers
C. Planking Shoulder Taps
A. Close to Wide Push Ups
B. Sit Ups
C. Flutter Kicks
A. Plank to Push Ups
B. Lying Leg Raises
C. Inch Worms
Nine Workout Routine: Villainous Leader Intensity Training
Complete 4 Rounds for Time:
100 Boxer Skips
30 Push Ups
25 Air Squats
10 Pull Ups
Nine Workout Routine: Weather Manipulation Calisthenics Day Three
C. Close Grip Push Ups
A. Skullcrusher Calisthenic Style
B. Superman Hold
C. Wide Push Ups
A. Chair Dips
B. Hollow Hold
C. Regular Push Ups
Nine Workout Routine: Bonus Training Resources
MMA Training Resources:
- Deathstroke Workout Routine
- Daredevil Workout Routine
- Moon Knight Workout Routine
- Sagat Workout Routine
- Anna Diop Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Ryan Potter Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Frank Grillo Boxing Workout
Parkour Training Resources
- The Nightrunner Parkour Workout Routine
- The Assassin’s Creed Parkour Workout Routine
- The Robbie Amell Parkour Workout Routine
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