The Chun Li Workout

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Another late post, but hey, we’re up!  Today is exercise according to Chun Li!  We build some thighs of steel, fast footwork, and quick hands!   Chun Li is all about explosive speed and power, so let’s take a look at how we can work on that!

Rememer, always warm up before exercising!  I did a video tutorial on how to warm up properly, so check it out!

Note: This workout is split into four levels, so it can be easily plugged into the RPG Fitness system!

Equipment Needed:
Sturdy Chair
Steep Hill 50-200 feet long
Field/flat road, 150 feet long

Cardio:
Level 1(Beginner):
10 Suicide Sprints(15 ft., 30 ft., 45 ft.)
5 Hill Sprints
20 Minute Cool-down walk.

Level 2(Intermediate):
10 Suicide Sprints(20 ft., 40 ft., 60 ft.)
7 Hill Sprints
20 Minute Cool-down walk.

Level 3(Advanced):
10 Suicide Sprints(30 ft., 60 ft., 80 ft.)
10 Hill Sprints
20 Minute Cool-down jog.

Level 4(World Warrior):
20 Suicide Sprints(50 ft., 100 ft., 150 ft.)
20 Hill Sprints
30 Minute Cool-down jog.

Strength:
Level 1(Beginner):
3×10 Bodyweight Squats
3×10 Pushups
3×10 Chair Step-Ups(stand on ground, place one foot on chair, step up onto chair pushing yourself up with the bent leg that’s up on the chair, once standing on the chair, step down with other leg so you switch legs.  Repeat so you end up on your first leg again. This is one set)
3×10 Calf Raises(stand on chair with toes on chair but heels hanging off below level of chair, raise up onto your tiptoes, this is one set)
3×10 Bicycle Crunches

Level 2(Intermediate):
5×10 Bodyweight Squats
5×10 Pushups
5×10 Chair Step-Ups
5×10 Calf Raises
5×10 Bicycle Crunches

Level 3(Advanced):
3×10 Bodyweight Squat Jumps
3×10 Clap Pushups
3×10 Jumping Chair Step-Ups(Same as before, but instead of just stepping up onto the chair, you jump as high in the air as you can when you “step up”, and you switch your legs in midair so you come down on your other foot)
3×10 Calf Bounces(same as the calf raises, but try to “hop” in the air every time you come up, and pause for a second after you come back down.  You may want a hand on the wall to steady yourself).
5×20 Bicycle Crunches

Level 4(World Warrior):
5×10 Bodyweight Squat Jumps
5×10 Clap Pushups
5×10 Jumping Chair Step-Ups
5×10 Calf Bounces 
5×30 Bicycle Crunches

Schedule:
Day 1: Cardio
Day 2: Strength
Day 3: Cardio
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Cardio
Day 6: Strength
Day 7: Rest

So yeah, that’s your workout, and your schedule!  Take it slow as you move up in workouts, especially with level 3 and 4 of the strength workouts.  Those are known as plyometric workouts, and they’re pretty rough on the body, so you might want to alternate them with a level 2 workout every other time.  As always, listen to your body, and if it goes “Ow,” back off a bit.

That’s it for today, tomorrow we take a look at the second part of fitness, the “fighter diet.”  Until then, continue to be awesome!

Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace

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Exercise References:
Suicide Sprints
Hill Sprints
Bodyweight Squats
Clap Pushups

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  6. spooky says:

    to get thighs like chun-li, bodyweight exercises are not enough. to build muscle mass at all, you need to lift heavy weights. body weight exercises will tone you but not build muscle like hers

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