Someone Else Tried the ‘One Punch Man Workout Challenge’ and Broke His Ankle

One Punch Man

A Malaysian man found out the hard way that the “One Punch Man Workout Challenge” is not as easy as it appears.

In the hopes that this challenge could benefit his health – and possibly make him as ripped as Saitama, the lead of the hit anime/manga “One Punch Man” – Twitter user Aweeff’s friend did the workout challenge, but after a couple of months, he was forced to stop.

My office mate dropped his weight from 78kg to 65kg in two months’ time doing the One Punch Man workout challenge. Unfortunately, he had to take a break for eight weeks after fracturing his ankle,” the Twitter user said in the post, as translated by World of Buzz.

“This type of workout is very intensive because you have to do it every day. I just want to say: know your body’s limit and don’t simply do it (without proper guidance).”

To those who are unaware, the challenge requires the person to do a specific routine and follow it daily. It consists of: 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) run.

This routine is the same as the routine that One Punch Man main character Saitama did to become the strongest human being in the universe – or at least in the show’s universe.

While the workout may fail for some, others have still found great success in taking it on. A Singaporean man recently shared the fruits of his labor after he successfully following the same regimen for 30 days.

Featured image screenshot via YouTube / AnimeLab

Related Posts

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: info@nextshark.com