Exercising is good, doing it correctly and safely is better: and Zoro’s training in One Piece is unlikely to be truly safe.
Training super-powered characters is a theme that comes up often. The unmistakable meditation under a waterfall, the Rocky montages to show that our hero spends all his time pushing his limits, Saitama’s “100 push-ups, 100 abs, 100 squats” in One Punch Man: the techniques are also varied than crossed out.
And not without reason! Because the goal is to prove that only the hero can reach such extremes – except for the Saitama routine, but that’s precisely the joke. However, there are always a few spectators and readers up for the challenge. This is the case of this Zoro fan, swordsman from Luffy’s crew in One Piece, whose training is Dantean.
The character pursues a goal that allows no rest: he intends to become the most powerful swordsman in the world. Obviously, his preparation must be up to the task, and the difficulty he imposes on himself reaches new heights.
One Piece’s Zoro-Inspired Training Methods Raising Concern Among Professionals
User Reddit FitQuit1977 shared his workout, including dangerous techniques heavily inspired by the triple-wielding swordsman, Zoro from One Piece. The video caused serious concern among its viewers. It seems that One Piece would lack a little warning like “not to be reproduced at home” .
Obviously, we do not find the disproportionate weights defying the laws of physics that Zoro manipulates in the anime. But One Piece fans still denounce the inappropriate, even dangerous, methods that the Internet user uses in order to strengthen himself (and promotes via his publication). Concerned about this uninspired sharing, a professional even wanted to intervene in the comments.
“Hi friend, I am a personal trainer, with 16 years of experience. I want to encourage you to continue training and use Zoro’s training as inspiration. However, there are a few points to keep in mind:
- Oda doesn’t draw based on exercise science/what’s legitimately effective, but on what looks cool.
- Even if his early drawings are correct, the movements performed in the anime may not be.
- Even if the movements are correct in both sources, that doesn’t mean it will be the most effective work.”
Fortunately, Internet users jumped at the opportunity to share techniques more suitable for training, offering alternative movements and advising to find realistic goals.
Zoro is indeed one of the most inspiring characters in One Piece, and his popularity is well established among fans. But we must not forget the sometimes absurd side that Eiichiro Oda adds to his universe – starting with the powers of devil fruits.