Last updated on December 4th, 2019 at 12:20 pm
We’ve been on a bit of a roll with our TMNT workouts.
So how could we not come to the end of the roll without having our sensei?
The answer is that we obviously couldn’t finish up this TMNT flurry without seeing Splinter.
Okay, kind of kidding, kind of serious.
Weight: 150 lbs
Real Name: Splinter
All things considered, it makes sense that Splinter is the shortest male character we’ve seen at SHJ.
He’s even shorter than our turtles, who stand in at 5’2!
Vegeta were tied Wolverine for the shortest spot among comic characters we’ve seen at 5’3, prior to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming in at 5’2, (and Gimli even shorter) – but Damian Wayne (Robin) is only 5’4. Goku isn’t that tall either, though, standing only 5’7, with Miles Moralesonly an inch above him.
We’ve had Superman and Eddie Brock’s Venom at 6’3, and Captain America, Scorpion and Batman at 6’2, and Carnage at 6’1. Thor and Cyborg are towering over them at 6’6, Thanos and King right there with them at 6’7, Bane at 6’8, and Deathstroke right below at 6’5, and Black Manta at 6’4.
But, don’t worry if you’re not the same height or weight range.
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Splinter Diet and Nutrition
**Keep in mind: this section will be nearly identical for each hero, unless I mentioned differently (for example someone like Hellboy may get something specifically different)**
Every hero needs to still have a good diet.
Unfortunately we can train like them, but I don’t think any of us are suddenly getting their powers, or the ability to magically stop caring about nutrition.
You can’t out train your diet, so I want to still give some pillars for nutrition.
You can start by checking out The Nutrition Pillars on the site, but I’ll break down some more information for you guys as well.
Guys like Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hopper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting (something I use daily as well), Ariana Grande, Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
It’s all about sustainability.
AND, there are a thousand different ways to reach your goals, so finding the most sustainable way is what’s important.
Which is why our Academy utilizes multiple different Nutrition Classes (Greek Gods, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Monks, Samurais, Minimalists, SuperHumans) to allow people to choose what is right for YOU!
And then we built The SHJ Legacy Program to help you achieve it!
Splinter Workout Routine Research
We’ve made it to “the fun part”.
And, if you don’t know by now, I say that every single time we get to the workout routine research section for character workouts.
This is where I get to break down the “how” and “why” of the workout we’re going to build based on the characters, in this case Splinter’s, powers and/or abilities.
What I should say before we start (and what I said for multiple TMNT characters) is that Splinter has multiple story lines throughout the different TMNT series.
For his TMNT 2012 series, his Wiki Fandom lists his weaponry and abilities as:
- Enemy Detection
- Enhanced Strength
- Enhanced Speed
They also have even more to list for his skills and powers:
Ninjutsu, Fighting Skills, Enhanced Senses, Stealth, Stamina and Endurance
And combining those two lists it begins to sound like we’re describing our Coach Derek (our MMA Coach inside The Academy).
Okay, minus the fact that Coach Derek doesn’t need a cane or staff to walk around with; although I’m sure he could whoop someone with them.
Before we jump right into the workout, though, here’s a brief background for Sprinter:
Master Splinter is the teacher and adoptive father of the Ninja Turtles. He has trained the Turtles in the art of Ninjutsu, but they are not ninja masters yet. Splinter is mature, serious, and defensive. He engages with various ninja weapons and fights with many ninja skills. Any villain wishing to harm his sons will have to go through him first.
In most variations this stays the same, but there are some changes here and there depending on the specific comic, show, or movie that you’re referring to.
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Splinter Workout Routine
6 days per week
For this one we’re going to be training like Coach Derek. Coach Derek is to us what Splinter is to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; so it only makes sense that we have a workout that revolves around the training protocols that he has shared with us.
The only addition to this training protocol that I will be adding is some extra meditation and yoga (which we’ve seen Splinter practice enough to know it should be added).
Coach Derek’s 10 Minute Or Less Training
Coach Derek often throws in some of the 10 minute or less circuits that he has programmed for us. Sometimes he’ll do one or two of these in the morning; sometimes that takes place after a jog or some shadowboxing; and sometimes he is quick and off to work and gets back to some extra training later on in the day.
For this reason I’ll be sharing the link that takes you to ALL of our 10 minutes or less programs for you to add in like our Coach.
Coach Derek’s Mixed Martial Arts Programs
So unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen us show off Coach Derek’s MMA programs that we have here on the site.
He has programmed a handful of character workouts, and also helped create celebrity programs better as well.
That’s all on top of the programs he has created for us within The Academy, which I will also list below.
Coach Derek Character workouts:
Coach Derek’s Celeb workout additions:
I’m curious if he’s watched the new Point Blank with Frank Grillo that just came out on Netflix…
Coach Derek’s Academy Paths:
Fighter’s Path and Fight Camp Path
Coach Derek’s Article:
Make sure to utilize these bonus additions in your training.
Splinter Additional Yoga and Meditation
Splinter is shown meditating in TMNT pretty often.
For that reason we’re going to step it up a notch and add additional yoga and meditation on top of Coach Derek’s training protocol.
You can use resources like The Academy, YouTube, or, as Coach Derek would likely tell you is your best bet, a local gym (for both MMA and yoga).
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