Last updated on September 30th, 2021 at 06:14 pm
We’ll learn more in Retsu’s insane strength and overwhelming abilities below in our research section, but he’s going to be a great addition to our Baki Workout Placement Quiz as well.
We’ve already seen some of the most powerful Baki characters, like Baki, Yujiro, Pickle and Doppo Orochi – and we’re going to continue adding to the list in the coming weeks as we await our new season to hit Netflix!
And then I’m sure from there we’ll need even more!
Kaiou Retsu Stats:
Real Name: Eishuu Retsu
Weight: 233 lbs.
Anime: Kaiou Retsu
I compared Doppo Orochi’s insane mass to Dwayne Johnson, and I’m going to do it again for Kaiou Retsu.
Dwayne Johnson stands about seven inches (more than half a foot) about Retsu, but they’re roughly the same weight!
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.
We write these routines to be utilized by anyone and everyone.
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Kaiou Retsu Diet and Nutrition
**Keep in mind: this section will be nearly identical for each hero.**
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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Kaiou Retsu 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 learn more about what we’re working with to build out this routine around Kaiou Retsu we’ll be pulling from his Wiki Fandom page.
Here’s how they start us off:
Kaiou Retsu is a fictional character in the Baki the Grappler anime and manga series. He was as a very accomplished fighter of Chinese Kenpo and a friend of Katsumi Orochi. At first, he was an antagonist in the series, but later became one of the main characters.
His real name is Eishuu Retsu. In his training days in Heilongjiang, Bailin Temple he was called Shaoron Retsu.
To fully understand the strength of Retsu, we have to move into his abilities and how he attained the rank of Kaiou!
They break it down like this:
Retsu was an accomplished fighter who attained the rank of Kaiou, strong enough to beat Mount Toba in less than a minute and Katsumi with just one punch. In fact, his punch was powerful enough to permanently damage Dorian’s brain, reducing his mindset to that of a child. His most impressive feat was pounding a boulder into a perfect sphere using only his bare hands. During his engagement with the convict, Hector Doyle, Retsu also demonstrated himself to be very skilled with a wide variety of weapons ranging from throwing knives, ropes, a nine-section whips, and even a dao.
They continue with more information, stating:
Retsu fights with dirty tactics sometimes, such as using his hair to blind his opponent, setting them on fire with alcohol, or using his shirt to throw dirt as projectiles. Retsu once used the “Mushin”, a mental state in which he automatically uses his techniques and reflexes to defend and fight. Despite this, he was defeated by Pickle’s strength. According to Yuujiro Hanma, Retsu was able to awake the “Hanma spirit” in Baki Hanma.
Ever since the first part of the franchise, Kaiou Retsu has been striving to become more and more powerful, even practicing non-Chinese martial arts. Later, he thrived as China’s second strongest, right after Kaiou Kaku, until his death.
They say he “thrived as China’s second strongest, right after Kaiou Kaku”, which also makes him one of the most powerful Baki characters of all time.
While his ability section doesn’t fully break down the extent of his power, I should point out that we are going to be training to unlock overwhelming strength, speed, and stamina.
For that I’m going to be combining tactics that we use in our 90 Day Systems, which have even been used to train new U.S. Marines.
We did something similar for our Doppo Orochi routine, but we’ll be switching it up a bit for Retsu.
So be ready for extreme intensity, tons of volume, and some heavy weights.
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Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine
5 days per week
We’re going to be training with 3 days of PPL (Push, Pull, Legs) and then 2 days revolving around intensity and endurance work. Your base weight training days will also revolve around intensity with trisets and volume.
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Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine: Sample Schedule
Monday: Kenpo Pull and Core
Tuesday: Kaiou Intensity Circuit
Wednesday: Kenpo Push Strength
Thursday: China’s Strongest Endurance Work
Friday: Kenpo Legs and Core
Saturday: Rest or Optional Additional Work
Sunday: Rest Day
Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine: Kenpo Pull and Core
5-15 Minute Walk/Jog or Preferred Movement
A. Kettlebell Deadlift
B. Bent Over Dumbbell Rows
C. Close to Wide Push Ups
A. Wide Grip Pulldowns
B. Dumbbell Bicep Curls
3×10 (each arm)
C. Chin Ups
A. Superman Hold
B. Sit Ups
C. Toes to Bar
Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine: Kaiou Intensity Circuit
2×25 Jumping Jacks
2×25 High Knees
2×25 Butt Kicks
Workout: Complete 4 Rounds for Time
50 Push Ups
40 Air Squats
30 Sit Ups
12 Pull Ups
Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine: Kenpo Push Strength
5-15 Minute Walk/Jog or Preferred Movement
A. Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
B. Incline Dumbbell Flys
C. Explosive Push Ups
A. Close Grip Bench Press
B. Overhead Dumbbell Extensions
A. Arnold Press
B. Kettlebell Swings
C. L-Sit Hold
Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine: China’s Strongest Endurance Work
For your endurance, HIIT or MMA/Parkour days you have quite a few options.
You can utilize enforced endurance training that I will program for you based on your fitness level like we do with other workouts here at SHJ…OR you can do 45-60+ minutes of varied cardio (bike, treadmill, elliptical, stairs, row, swim, etc.)…OR you can even use the HIIT resources I’ll provide.
I’ll break it down in that order:
Option One – Run Based on Overall Fitness Level:
Beginner: 1-3 Miles
Intermediate: 3-5 Miles
Advanced: 5+ Miles
Endurance Work 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 Continue Training After Your First 5K (Workout Included)
Option Two – Varied Cardio for 45-60 Minutes:
Split your cardio up however you’d like but complete 45-60+ minutes using:
- Treadmill Walk/Run
- Rower Machine
Option Three – Complete HIIT Training Using SHJ Resources:
Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine: Kenpo Legs and Core
5-15 Minute Walk/Jog or Preferred Movement
A. Back Squats
B. Cable Pull Throughs with Rope
C. Weighted Step Ups
A. Leg Press
B. Leg Press Machine Calf Raises
C. Double Unders
A. Hollow Hold
B. Cable Crunches
C. Hanging Knee Raises with Twist
Kaiou Retsu Workout Routine: Optional Additional Training Resources
Parkour Training Resources
- The Nightrunner Parkour Workout Routine
- The Assassin’s Creed Parkour Workout Routine
- The Robbie Amell Parkour Workout Routine
Main MMA Training Resources
- Anna Diop Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Ryan Potter Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Frank Grillo Boxing Workout
Other MMA Training Resources:
- Deathstroke Workout Routine
- Daredevil Workout Routine
- Moon Knight Workout Routine
- Sagat Workout Routine
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