Superhero / supervillain

Discussion in 'Other' started by Waryrenn, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Waryrenn

    Waryrenn Triple-Digit Post Count

    There's a proliferation of superhero avatars on this forum.

    So, if your training goal was to be able to save the world, what would your training be like?

    And how much different would your training be if you were a super villain who's training goal is to be able to rule/destroy the world?
  2. Pavel Macek

    Pavel Macek More than 2500 posts Master Instructor

    Superhero: Stay strong, help at least one person, and make at least a little bit difference in the universe, doesn't matter that a tiny one.
    Super villain: I don't know... well, "all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing", so...
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  3. vegpedlr

    vegpedlr More than 500 posts

    Super villains have long haired white cats.

    Seriously, my image is a James Bond villain, highly refined and intelligent, but completely unhinged. Gets the job done by manipulating everybody else.
  4. Bro Mo

    Bro Mo Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I'll start with why my avatar is Superman. He fights for the right and sacrifice. Batman on the other hand fights out of anger and vengeance.

    As a superhero I want to be able to run fast enough long enough to catch anyone. I want to be able to lift heavy things off of people. I want to be able grab someone (good or bad) and never let go. And I want to be able to take a punch, like really well. and double overhand deadlift while being punched.

    As a villain, I would invent Facebook...
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  5. Chrisdavisjr

    Chrisdavisjr Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Superhero: I would train kettlebell swings and get-ups, barbell deadlifts and presses, and pull-ups (basically, what I'm doing at the moment) but I'd also throw some combat training into the mix.

    Supervillain: I would sell ab machines on TV.
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  6. WhatWouldHulkDo

    WhatWouldHulkDo More than 500 posts

    Clearly, the answer to both questions is the same: smash.
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  7. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Hmmm, first I need a superpower(s). Training would be to capitalize on that first.

    Second is going to be a lot of ab, jaw clenching, and awareness work, as super heroes tend to get hit first or they need to see some innocent bystander in harms way while still time to do something about it.

    For supervillain, have to work on charm and explosive power - while the smile disarms my opponent I strike.

    But really, without the superpower I'm going to just train for speed and strength and keep up on my health insurance. Maybe get a kevlar T-shirt, some sap gloves and keep a mouthguard on a lanyard under my shirt where I can pop it in quick. A cup probably a good idea too.
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  8. q.Hung

    q.Hung More than 300 posts

    hmmm, martial art is first thing on my mind. and one arm swing for the heroes. Quan Yu swings his 40-kilo blade, and Yang Guo swing his badbutt sword with one arm.
  9. J Petersen

    J Petersen SFG1/SFB Certified Instructor

    This topic reminded me of a page out of a fantasy horror/detective series I had enjoyed many years ago while it was still readable, in which the protagonist (Anita Blake was her name) was involved in a romantic triangle with a vampire (this was in the good old days before they were sparkly) and a werewolf. Her furry boyfriend was an avid weightlifter, and on one memorable occasion she asked if it wasn't redundant for him to dedicate his time to such a pursuit, since he could already bench press a Buick (or words to that effect). He replied that when everyone else in the pack can also perform that feat, it's all the motivation one should need.

    As such, if I suddenly found myself endowed with superhuman strength and durability, I would assume that I wasn't, for better or for worse, the only one so blessed. I would probably just maintain my present course, albeit with much more ponderous poundages.

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
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  10. Waffles03

    Waffles03 Triple-Digit Post Count

    I would keep the training the same, however I'll need some gamma ray.

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