What this workout is about
In Naruto, Rock Lee is a ninja who is almost always seen training. His training regime encompasses many methods from push-ups, handstand walkins, to rope jumping.
The workout might look extreme. But as Rock Lee’s motto says: “If I can't do this, I must do this!” The regimen is all about doing the impossible.
The good thing about Rock Lee’s workout routine is it includes the five components of physical fitness. The exercises cover muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. Coupled with the right diet, the routines will give you the perfect body composition!
Sample Rock Lee workout
As a rule of thumb, anything goes as long as you strive to do the impossible! But I’ve listed a routine that’s as close as to what Rock Lee does in the anime. You can try this workout to condition yourself for Rock Lee-level hardcore workout.
50-yard (45 meters) hand walk
500 times jump rope
50 straight punches
50 roundhouse kicks
Either 5 x 50 yard (45 meters) or 2 x 90-degree sprints
100-yard (90 meters) hand walk
1000 times jump rope
100 straight punches
100 roundhouse kicks
Either 6 x 50 yard (45 meters) or 3 x 90-degree sprints
For the pro:
150 push-ups or 25 push-ups with 1 leg in the air
150-yard (90 meters) hand walk
1500 times jump rope
150 straight punches
150 roundhouse kicks
Either 8 x 50 yard (45 meters) or 4 x 90-degree sprints
Diet and rest
Eating a balanced diet is necessary. You require food to build muscle, not just exercise.
To make sure this workout is effective, you might want to avoid taking 3 large meals a day. Instead, take 5 or 6 small meals. It will keep your blood sugar level more consistent throughout the day.
You’ll need sufficient protein too. This can come from two protein shakes a day, preferably after working out.
And don’t forget to rest too! Doing the impossible doesn’t mean not having any rest. In fact, resting helps your body to build strength and endurance.
Now you’re ready to do your own Rock Lee workout!