The Aiden Pearce Workout

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The Aiden Pearce Workout


So, Aiden isn’t a huge dude.  He’s wrapped up in a trench coat basically any time we see him, but it’s safe to assume that he doesn’t put a lot of value on “getting big.”  He’s definitely more of a “force multiplier” guy, what with The Profiler and his various firearms (and holy crap the Profiler is a heck of a force multiplier).  So, with that in mind, we want to keep him trim, limber, able to infiltrate, exfiltrate, and generally move around as necessary for his vigilante agenda.

Keeping in mind his penchant for minor parkour, and being a slippery bastard in general, we’re going to put in a lot of cardio work geared towards running.  Additionally, we’re going to look to build as much strength as possible into that small frame.  Aiden would certainly like people to underestimate him in combat, and there’s nothing more surprising than a slim guy with a ton of strength behind him.  Additionally, Aiden seems like the kind of guy that would want to get the most bang for his buck, so we’re going to look at simple, concentrated workouts.

Note: This workout is split into four tiers in order to easily plug into the RPG Fitness workout system.

Required Equipment
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Weighted Backpackbackpack(or weighted vest)

Pull Up Barpullupbar




Level 1 (beginner):

3×3-5 Chair-assisted pull ups
3×3-5 Kneeling push ups
3×3-5 Bodyweight squats
3×5-10 Second planks

Level 2 (intermediate):

5×3-5 Pull ups
5×3-5 Push ups
5×3-5 Bodyweight squats
5×5-10 Second planks

Level 3 (advanced):

5×3-5 Pull ups (with 10 lb backpack)
5×3-5 Push ups (with 10 lb backpack)
5×3-5 Bodyweight squats (with 10 lb backpack)
5×5-10 Second planks (with 10 lb backpack)

Level 4 (Watch_Dog):

5×3-5 Pull ups (with 15-??? lb backpack)
5×3-5 Push ups (with 15-??? lb backpack)
5×3-5 Bodyweight squats (with 15-??? lb backpack)
5×5-10 Second planks (with 15-??? lb backpack)

Strength Notes:  

Okay!  If this seems simple, it is!  Aiden’s not a guy for overcomplication, vanity, or wasted time.  This workout will make you freaking strong.  As soon as you get to the point where you’re adding weight to your workout, your goal is to try to up that weight by five pounds every week.  This may not always be possible, but you should try to accomplish it if you can.  If you want to add more to this workout, I’d recommend looking to the Faith, Ezio, Sam, or Edward workouts for ideas.  That said, this by itself, combined with your cardio exercise and some parkour practice, will get you in excellent shape all by itself.


Level 1 (beginner):

20-30 Minute brisk walk

Level 2 (intermediate):

20-30 Minute walk/jog (jog when you can, walk when you have to)

Level 3 (advanced):

20-30 Minute jog
6×10 second wind sprints (sprint all-out on flat ground)

Level 4 (Watch_Dog):

30-45 Minute jog/run
6×10 second hill sprints (sprint all-out up a steeply graded hill)

Cardio Notes:

Your sprints should always be performed after your long form cardio.  You want to already be kinda gassed out, and then drive every last bit of energy reserves from your body.  You’re trying to simulate a point where you’re already tired from completing your objective, and now you still have to evade pursuers in order to make it to safety.  This should build good endurance, as well as very good short-distance speed.


Day 1: Strength
Day 2: Cardio
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Strength
Day 5: Cardio
Day 6: Strength (or rest, if necessary)
Day 7: Rest

That’s it for today folks!  Check back tomorrow for a video!  Unfortunately, no video walkthrough for this workout, my knee isn’t 100% yet.  Soon!  But tomorrow’s video will be fun anyway =D  As always, remember to live boldly, change the world, and continue to be awesome.


Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace

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12 thoughts on “The Aiden Pearce Workout

  1. Pingback: Character Spotlight: Aiden Pearce | Be a Game Character

  2. Emerald says:

    I am SO glad I found this. I have been beating myself over the head about getting a workout routine and this has got to be the coolest thing ever. I was so excited to read this and the character spotlight on Aiden! Definitely will be doing this! <3

    Your new fan,

  3. VonKrieg says:

    The way this workout is described reminds me of Saitama from One Punch Man. Simple workouts with scary results.

  4. ethan says:

    i know you say to us how many times we do the exersise before going to next exersise, but how many times do we rotate through all of them? just once or more than once?

    • DaRatmastah says:

      3×3-5 means do three sets of three to five repetitions. So, using the first level as an example, do 3-5 pull ups, then 3-5 push ups, then 3-5 squats, then one 5-10 second plank. Rest for a minute, then repeat that order two more times, so you do three sets, total, of each exercise.

  5. I need TIME! says:

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening! I’ve been working on the Desmond Miles workout for a while, but I’ve recently got a new job that eats up a majority of my time. By the time I wake up I have to leave, by the time I get back I have reports to finish and the workout ends up keeping to pumped to sleep. I noticed Aiden Pearce here has a similar workout, but seems to be quicker. Would this be a good alternative atleast until I can get a better schedule working? Thanks again dude!

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