Jiraiya is one of my favorite Naruto characters.
Jiraiya will also be another character that brings us closer to lists showing off both the most popular Naruto characters AND the most powerful.
So, it’s safe to say our Anime Workouts Database is definitely looking better with his company.
Real Name: Jiraiya
Weight: 192 lbs.
Jiraiya is actually quite tall and heavy (well-built) compared to many anime male characters we’ve seen.
Obviously he doesn’t compare to characters like All Might and Endeavor, but the average is much shorter.
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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Jiraiya 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.
AND, there are a thousand different ways to reach your goals, so finding the most sustainable way is what’s important.
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Jiraiya 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.
Starting off with Jiraiya’s Wiki Fandom bio we can gauge a bit about his character before moving into his powers and abilities section.
Jiraiya was one of Konohagakure’s Sannin. Famed as a hermit and pervert of stupendous ninja skill, Jiraiya travelled the world in search of knowledge that would help his friends, the various novels he wrote, and, posthumously, the world in its entirety – knowledge that would be passed on to his godson and final student, Naruto Uzumaki.
So we saw Naruto’s father and godfather back to back.
And both are extremely powerful as well.
Here’s what his Wiki Fandom has to say about his overall powers and abilities:
Jiraiya was an exceptionally powerful shinobi, hailed as one of the greatest ninja of his generation and that Konoha ever produced. His true recognition came during the Second Shinobi World War when proved able to compete against Hanzō and his giant salamander Ibuse, and was dubbed a Sannin. Renowned groups like the Uchiha Clan and Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist paled in comparison. Kisame Hoshigaki viewed Jiraiya as being leagues above himself, while Itachi Uchiha says if he and Jiraiya fought it would be a stalemate, even with assistance. He was offered to become Hokage three times, and would have been offered a fourth one had he lived longer. Kakashi, also among the most powerful shinobi Konoha ever produced, found the idea of Jiraiya being single-handedly defeated absurd. In truth, the assumed Akatsuki leader Nagato openly admitted that he would have lost had Jiraiya prior knowledge of the Six Paths of Pain, which Tobi felt is a major testament to the Sannin’s abilities. Upon death, he became one of the individuals Kabuto Yakushi most wanted to reincarnate for war. Decades later, Jiraiya’s might was still revered as a clone was made of him.
They also continue on to talk about his Chakra and physical prowess:
Jiraiya has chakra reserves large enough to summon Gamabunta and chakra potent enough to use senjutsu. He was masterful with his chakra control, able to perform a Rasengan in both hands at the same time, or even carve messages with his chakra despite it being disrupted. He also was knowledgeable enough of genjutsu to teach others how to break free from it. His raw might is also considerable, able to fling Naruto several metres with a single finger tap. In the anime, he is shown lifting and throwing large boulders, as well as kicking away some of the Giant Multi-Headed Dogs.
Jiraiya was also remarkably resilient, able to withstand a lot of damage before going down. He could survive a full on kick from Might Guy with barely a scratch, and even attacks from summons as big as Gamabunta. Due to this resilience, he has only been brought to the brink of death twice: against Naruto Uzumaki’s Four-Tailed Form and Tsunade’s monster strength, and even Nagato had a difficult time inflicting lethal damage on his old master using the Six Paths of Pain.
So for this one we’re going to be trying to get big and strong like Jiraiya.
Instead of training with calisthenics like we’ve done in the past with a handful of Naruto characters we’re going to be using weight training for both size and strength, and then tack on a day for endurance and/or optional ninja-style training.
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Jiraiya Workout Routine
5 days per week
We have 4 days a week devoted to strength and core, and then one day per week for a long run to slowly build up our endurance.
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Jiraiya Workout Routine: Sample Workout Schedule
Monday: Hermit Strength Chest and Triceps
Tuesday: Hermit Strength Legs, Calves and Core
Wednesday: Shinobi Endurance Training
Thursday: Hermit Strength Shoulder, Traps and Core
Friday: Hermit Strength Back and Biceps
Saturday: Optional Mixed Martial Arts, HIIT, Parkour or Active Rest Day
Sunday: Mandatory Rest Day
Jiraiya Workout Routine: Hermit Strength Chest and Triceps
4×12, 10, 8, 5
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
Tricep Cable Pushdowns with Rope
Seated Dumbbell Overhead Extension
Chest Fly Machine
Jiraiya Workout Routine: Hermit Strength Legs, Calves and Core
4×12, 10, 8, 5
Bulgarian Split Squats
3×12 each leg
Hanging Leg Raises
Jiraiya Workout Routine: Shinobi Endurance Training
Your endurance training is running based on your fitness level, but you can also swap it out for parkour training or other variations of high intensity interval training. I provide resources for both at the end of this routine.
Beginner: Run 1-3 Miles
Intermediate: Run 3-5 Miles
Advanced: Run 5+ Miles
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)
Jiraiya Workout Routine: Hermit Strength Shoulders, Traps and Core
4×12, 10, 8, 5
Shoulder Front Raises
Lying Leg Raises
Jiraiya Workout Routine: Hermit Strength Back and Biceps
4×12, 10, 8, 5
Alternating Dumbbell Curls
3×12 each arm
Jiraiya Workout Routine: Optional Additional Training Resources
Alternative Training HIIT Resources:
Parkour Training Resources:
- The Nightrunner Parkour Workout Routine
- The Assassin’s Creed Parkour Workout Routine
- The Robbie Amell Parkour Workout Routine
MMA Training Resources:
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