We already have three Fate characters here at SHJ, Gilgamesh being the fourth, and the requests continue to pour in.
So much so that I even already made our Fate Inspired Workouts mini-database.
I actually really love that Fate is one of the next big anime that’s blowing up in our databases for the pure fact that there are also so many popular female characters that are coming in along with the guys.
Gilgamesh puts us at an even two girls and now two guys – and the requests that have been coming in are making it seem like we’ll be able to keep an even flow going.
When we hit ten Fate characters I’ll be posting our Fate Quiz, but for now Gilgamesh will live in our Anime Workout Placement Quiz if you guys need some help choosing your workout.
Real Name: Gilgamesh
Height: (fan-guesstimate) 5’10
Weight: 150 lbs.
Gilgamesh is actually a bit above average when compared to male anime characters.
Although he definitely doesn’t make it into the category or behemoths we’ve seen inside our Anime Workouts Database.
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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Gilgamesh 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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Gilgamesh 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 Gilgamesh I’ll be pulling right from his Wiki Fandom page, which leads us off with this:
Gilgamesh, Class Name Archer, is the Archer-class Servant of Tokiomi Tohsaka in the Fourth Holy Grail War of Fate/Zero. He later forms a new contract with Kirei Kotomine that lasts ten years later into the time of the Fifth Holy Grail War of Fate/stay night. He is one of the Servants summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru of the Grand Order conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.
From there we can move into his powers and abilities section which will really begin to break down what we’ll want to be working with when it comes to Gilgamesh in order to build out this workout.
Here’s how they start us off with his overall powers and abilities:
Gilgamesh is the strongest Heroic Spirit and thus the most powerful existence among the Servants in both the Fourth and Fifth Holy Grail War. While the energy of his soul is worth that of hundreds of thousands of souls, and taking him in is enough to fill a partially-full Lesser Grail even while it lacks several other Servants, Gilgamesh is only as physically strong as Saber or Heracles, if not weaker. The reason Gilgamesh has the advantage over most other Servants in combat is that he is capable of exploiting their weaknesses thanks to possessing the originals of all Noble Phantasms. All Heroic Spirits have things they were weak against in life, their greatest weak points, and he possesses all of the Noble Phantasms ever owned by mankind, including those that killed each hero. As a result, he could be called the “Servant Killer”. Gilgamesh does not display power as an “individual” soldier, but rather as a “war” that even the strongest soldier could not overcome by himself. Only those who are a “war” themselves will be able to compete against him. In terms of the “firepower” available to him due to the versatility of his weaponry, he can be said to have the strength of “5 Servants + a”, a force able to match all the Servants and Masters defending the town in Fate/hollow ataraxia, putting him at an advantage against those like Arcueid Brunestud whose strength is based on the “single entity ability” of the opponent rather than their weaponry. Although Gilgamesh possesses overwhelming, cheat-like strength, other servants such as Enkidu, whose combat strength is roughly the same as that of Gilgamesh do in fact exist.
So we will definitely be training around Gilgamesh’s strength, but we need to keep in mind that he is only as physically strong as Saber or Heracles (if not weaker).
What will be even more of a priority is the fact that he is the “most powerful existence among Servants in both the Fourth and Fifth Holy Grail Wars”.
That means we’re going to be stepping out training up a notch to train around an insanely versatile and powerful character.
They go on to talk about Gilgamesh’s power in comparison to Saber and other characters, stating:
Shirou Emiya claims that even Saber at full power as Rin’s servant would be no match for Gilgamesh. On the other hand, Saber says that although he is certainly a strong enemy, she would not lose easily against him if she went into defense. Even though Rin had seen Gilgamesh defeat Heracles without breaking a sweat, she also told Shirou that he seemed to be thinking pretty highly of Gilgamesh. In response, Shirou said that although he is sure that Saber is stronger than Gilgamesh, let alone in swordsmanship, he would defeat her thanks to her attributes not being fit to fight him. However, Shirou claimed this without having yet learned of the existence of Excalibur, believing Invisible Air was Artoria’s only Noble Phantasm. Taking all things into account, Saber believes there is a chance at beating Gilgamesh with her holy sword before he can use his Noble Phantasm. A fight between Saber Alter and him would be just a measure of their skills as a miracle wouldn’t happen due to Saber having lost “the protagonist’s compensation or the glimmer of the stars”. Back when they were alive, both had extraordinary magical energy output so it would be a measure of their firepower where Gilgamesh would gain a slight advantage due to his “omnipotence and cunning”. Should they fight as Servants, Saber Alter could win due to Gilgamesh not gaining any assistance from his master for fighting relying only on his own power, regardless of his Master being a first-rate or third-rate Mage. Gilgamesh could defeat her if his “Master’s charm as a human” is high.
From there they go on to talk about his pride and carelessness, which seems to come from being such a powerful being, but for the sake of building a routine around him we will keep it to what we have so far.
Here’s what we’re building around:
- Gilgamesh’s Physique and Aesthetic
- Gilgamesh’s Overall Strength
- Gilgamesh’s Versatility
So be prepared for high intensity being that he’s such a strong character; but also don’t be afraid to scale down as needed.
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Gilgamesh Workout Routine
3-5 days per week
For this one we’re going to be training with a PPL Split and then I’ll add in a Heroic Spirit Circuit Test (which you can take on weekly, biweekly or monthly and sub endurance work or accessory on weeks you don’t), and a final day per week devoted to Servant Endurance Work.
The Superhero Academy now comes with an Upgrade Your Workout Tool that allows Academy members to turn any SHJ workout into a 4-8 week fully planned regime detailing exact weights to lift and including reverse & traditional pyramid training, straight sets, super sets, progressive overload and more.
Gilgamesh Workout Routine: Sample Schedule
Monday: Gilgamesh Push Day
Tuesday: Heroic Spirit Circuit Test
Wednesday: Gilgamesh Pull Day
Thursday: Servant Endurance Work
Friday: Gilgamesh Leg Day
Saturday: Active Rest Day (Or Optional Additional Work)
Sunday: Rest Day
Gilgamesh Workout Routine: Gilgamesh Push Day
5 Minute Walk -> 10 Minute Jog
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
4×15, 12, 10, 8
Seated Arnold Press
3×15, 12, 10
Cable Rope Pushdowns
Gilgamesh Workout Routine: Heroic Spirit 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!)
Heroic Spirit Circuit Test: Complete for Time
Run 1 Mile
Complete 4 Rounds
25 Kettlebell Deadlifts
20 Plank to Push Ups
20 Kettlebell Swings
15 Box Jumps
10 Kettlebell Upright Rows
Gilgamesh Workout Routine: Gilgamesh Pull Day
5 Minute Walk -> 10 Minute Jog
4×15, 12, 10, 8
3×15, 12, 10
High Cable Curls
Reverse Cable Flys
Weighted Chin Ups
Gilgamesh Workout Routine: Servant 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:
- The Best HIIT Workouts
- Jump Rope Workout Database
- Academy Members: Insert a Benchmark Hero Workout (Circuit) or SHJ Core Circuit Test
Gilgamesh Workout Routine: Gilgamesh Leg Day
5 Minute Walk -> 10 Minute Jog
4×15, 12, 10, 8
3×15, 12, 10
Calf Raises on Leg Press
Hanging Leg Raises
Gilgamesh Workout: Optional 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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