Last updated on October 14th, 2021 at 06:20 pm
This week we’re getting Lust, Greed and Envy all added to our Fullmetal Alchemist Inspired Workouts.
You guys have been really enjoying the addition of our FMA workouts within our Anime Workouts Database, so we’re going to keep it going.
Greed is a character that definitely deserves a spot among both databases.
He also has some great abilities to be building out a routine around.
Which means he’ll definitely be a fun character to have in our Workout Placement Quizzes as well.
Real Name: Greed
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist
Greed’s height is a guesstimate based on a character height chart, but it seems pretty accurate after I based it on other charts as well.
And at six feet he falls into an above average category among certain male anime characters, average among celebs and superheroes, and below average compared to all our behemoths!
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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Greed 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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Greed 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 get us started with our research we’re going to be pulling right from Greed’s Wiki Fandom page.
They start us off with this bit of his bio:
Greed is the embodiment of some of Father’s greed. He is called the “Ultimate Shield” because he can rearrange the carbon in his body to make his skin as hard as diamond, thus making him impenetrable by most weapons. As his name implies, he is a very avaricious character, who likes living in luxury, surrounded by powerful minions and beautiful women. He also has a habit of flipping people off in the manga. Despite his generally greedy nature, he is shown to care for his subordinates, as detailed below.
So we’re training to become the Ultimate Shield!
When we move into his powers and abilities section his Fandom page gives us a ton of information.
Here’s what they state with the the exception of the Ultimate Shield description, which we’ll save for later:
Immortality: He does not age beyond his youthful prime.
Rapid regeneration: Any injuries he suffers immediately heal, even if he is decapitated, disintegrated, blown up or completely incinerated, he will still return to life in perfect condition.
Contamination Immunity: He is immune to all poisons, toxins, venoms, viruses, bacteria, allergen, diseases, etc.
Self-Sustenance: He does not need to eat, drink or breathe.
Enhanced Physiology: He possesses strength, speed, reflexes, stamina, durability, senses, agility, coordination, willpower, intelligence, and instincts superior to any human. He possesses limitless physical energy, stamina, vitality and virility; he can keep working, fighting, and moving almost indefinitely. Even without training, his muscles are brawny and his perfect body shape doesn’t change. He has the ability to see perfectly even in low light conditions or even total darkness.
With Ling Yao’s body: While sharing the same powers, these advantages are further enhanced by Ling’s abilities such as the knowledge of Wrath’s sword skills. Though he prefers to use his Ultimate Shield to form claws covering up to his shoulders (thereby summoning makeshift weapons at will), leaving much of his body vulnerable to attack (only using his shield on other areas to protect them from attack temporarily, as seen when Wrath attempts to slice Greed’s head off with his sword only to have it broken in two by Greed’s shield), in Chapter 100 of the manga, Ling requested more power from Greed and finally assumed a fully armored, presumably invincible form. Furthermore, being fused with Ling’s body enables the two to conveniently switch during battle (though he dislikes having to do this, as he fears that Ling will simply “run off with this body”), allowing them to compensate each other’s weaknesses with the other’s strength (i.e. as Greed, he can summon the Ultimate Shield, while Ling can sense the presence of people and differentiate them from Homunculi).
We’re familiar with this enhanced physiology from seeing Lust this week and now we’re going to be working around it again for Greed.
If we jump back in and discuss his Ultimate Shield before moving on, this is what they say about it:
Ultimate Shield: Greed can convert his skin into hard but still prehensile graphene, leaving everything else underneath malleable so as not to compromise his overall movement. He usually uses this ability to partially strengthen the density of selected parts of his body during battle, but can extend the effect to its entirety. In this form, he resembles a demon with a malevolent facial visage. His finger nails become razor sharp while under this form, capable of slicing through rock and metal alike with little effort. Because Greed has control over the configuration of his body’s carbon atoms, the substances that he can convert his skin into can vary based on his intentions. He can choose to convert his body into the indestructible substance, or he can turn his skin into weak graphite. The latter was seen in his fight against Father. While in its Ultimate Shield form, Greed’s body is completely indestructible and possesses absolutely no internal or external weakness. This defense cannot be breached by any attack, giving him protection from all attacks, regardless of types, magnitude and directions; thus, he is immune to any/all kind of damage, and his indestructible body does not hinder his speed or mobility. He is able to survive and adapt to any environment at optimal efficiency under any circumstances and for an unlimited duration, with no hindering discomfort on account that he does not require such superfluous necessities like respiration and sustenance. His “shield” is so strong that he was able to take Father’s nuclear-level attack at point-blank without harm.
As a downside to his Ultimate Shield power, skilled alchemists can transmute his skin from graphene to graphite, which allows for his shield to be breached with excessive force. Edward once exploited this weakness during his battle with the Homunculus. Another disadvantage of Greed’s is that he cannot harden his skin and regenerate simultaneously. During their fight together, Wrath constantly dismembered and sliced Greed. Before hardening his skin, his intervals of regeneration left Greed open for more of Wrath’s sword attacks.
So knowing what we know we’re going to be training around Greed’s enhanced physiology and his Ultimate Shield ability.
For that we’ll be training with weights to build up our strength, speed, and overall body comp and aesthetic – while also keeping in mind we’ll need to tack on some endurance work as well.
Be ready for heavy weight training, endurance work, and even some increased intensity.
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Greed Workout Routine
5+ days per week
For this one we’re going to be working around 3 days of full body training that will also work on muscle endurance while building tons of strength with supersets, and then we’ll also tack on Father’s Circuit Test and a day devoted to endurance as well.
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Greed Workout Routine: Sample Workout Schedule
Monday: Enhanced Physiology Full Body A
Tuesday: Enhanced Endurance Training
Wednesday: Enhanced Physiology Full Body B
Thursday: Father’s Circuit Test
Friday: Enhanced Physiology Full Body C
Saturday: Optional Bonus Training Day
Sunday: Rest Day
Greed Workout Routine: Enhanced Physiology Full Body A
A. Dumbbell Incline Bench Press
B. Dumbbell Skull Crushers
A. Leg Press
B. Calf Raises on Leg Press
A. Cable Rows
B. Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curls
3×10 each arm
A. Arnold Press
B. Kettlebell Swings
Greed Workout Routine: Father’s Circuit Test
In a perfect world our Academy members or 90 Day System members will use this day to work in our Benchmark Workouts to continue testing and improving scores and tracking them against other members; especially our SHJ Core Benchmarks (although our Hero Benchmarks are just as awesome).
If you are not an Academy member or you don’t have access to a 90 Day System, you can also sub in different circuits here from some of the HIIT resources I provide.
(Another note: You should continue coming back and re-trying to workout every so often to see how much you can improve your score!)
Father’s Circuit Test: Complete 4 Rounds for Time
25 Kettlebell Swings 1.5/1 pood
10 Kettlebell Goblet Squats 1.5/1 pood
**This is the same for all of Father’s embodiments.**
Greed Workout Routine: Enhanced Physiology Full Body B
A. Chest Flyes
B. Cable Pushdowns
A. Goblet Squats
B. Seated Calf Raises
A. Wide Grip Pulldowns
B. Chin Ups
A. Standing Dumbbell Front Raises
B. Hanging Leg Raises
Greed Workout Routine: Enhanced Endurance Training
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:
- The Best HIIT Workouts
- Jump Rope Workout Database
- Academy Members: Insert a Benchmark Hero Workout (Circuit) or SHJ Core Circuit Test
Greed Workout Routine: Enhanced Physiology Full Body C
A. Chest Dips
B. Seated Dumbbell Overhead Extension
A. Hamstring Curls
B. Quad Extensions
B. Hammer Curls
3×10 each arm
A. Upright Rows
B. Sit Ups
Greed Workout Routine: Bonus 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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