Statement: Batman is the most badass superhero of all time.
Don’t agree with me? Well let me try and persuade you then…
Being a person of extremes I can relate to Batman, because that’s exactly what he is. He technically isn’t a “superhero” because he has no real superpowers. He’s just one hell of an extreme dude. Unlike Superman who was born with his mystical abilities (talk about picking the right parents) or Spiderman who just got lucky because he forgot to put on bug-spray, Bruce Wayne actually had to work his ass off to become Batman. For years he trained his body to reach a peak state of physical preparedness and studied under the most accomplished and knowledgeable martial arts masters to acquire the skills necessary to hand out some serious ass-kickings.
So how did he do it? How exactly did The Dark Knight get into such great shape to be able to withstand the daily grind of cleaning up the corrupt streets of Gotham City?
This is not an easy question to answer, because Bruce Wayne unfortunately never kept a training log!
But wait! I have the solution…
The problem is clear:
You want to be Batman. Who the hell doesn’t? But you don’t know how to train like Batman.
I have spent many a years reverse engineering the physical culture of Batman, and I am here to share my findings with you!
Holy Metcon Batman!
Somnath Sikdar RKC once told me “Never let someone beat you because they are better conditioned then you”.
Sometimes you get beat because someone is better than you at that certain point in time. Tough luck,but it happens. But never accept defeat because someone had better conditioning than you, that is unacceptable!
Batman knew the importance of this and took his conditioning very seriously. If you’ve ever seen any of the Batman movies you just wonder how this guy just keeps coming back again and again and again.
The answer is metabolic conditioning aka metcon.
As I describe in my “Power of Complexes eBook”; metabolic conditioning is when you simultaneously engage the cardiovascular system and the muscular system.
So Metcon = Heavy Strength Efforts + Elevated Cardiovascular Stress.
Metcon aims to hybridize strength and cardio work, all while pushing your entire system past it’s normal work capacity. The result? Any incredible amount of systemic stress and fatigue, which yields incredible metabolic response. Metcon is by far one of the most effective means of full body conditioning and is my preferred method for hacking off unwanted bodyfat.
Here is an example kettlebell complex that I feel Batman may have used quite regularly for metabolic conditioning when lifting bells down in the Batcave.
Get Abs Like Batman
“Have You Ever Danced With The Devil In The Pale Moon Light”
– Pat Flynn
COS Bodyweight Challenge Update
Speaking of Batman, here’s Batgirl (Jessica Brady) with her second attempt at this challenge, beating her previous record by two reps. Awesome stuff