As Saitama explains early on in “One Punch Man,” he attained his godlike stage of power by doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a ten kilometer (roughly 6.2 mile) run each day. This routine accountable each for Saitama’s signature power, able to vanquishing any foe in a single punch, and inflicting his hair to fall out, granting him his iconic bald head. Precisely how a exercise routine doable by a median human with the requisite time and willpower may each grant superpowers and induce hair loss, is, after all, the joke on the coronary heart of the very existence of “One Punch Man.”
Saitama is meant to own a swiss military knife of superpowers, thus parodying a variety of shonen protagonists. His power, due to this fact, manifests not in a form of signature assault, like Naruto’s Rasengan or Deku’s One For All in “My Hero Academia,” however as all-around fight proficiency. Saitama is, at numerous factors, proven to have the ability to transfer rapidly, soar excessive, stand up to highly effective assaults and, after all, hit arduous.
Some followers of “One Punch Man,” upon witnessing the fictional Saitama’s pedestrian clarification for his prowess, thought to check out his signature exercise for themselves. The outcomes have been shared extensively everywhere in the web (through Males’s Well being, Roam Sturdy, Calisthenicmovement). Whereas the spherical and unchanging numbers of Saitama’s routine underline its inherently comedic nature, it is however been described by proponents as an efficient exercise for sure health objectives. Although the routine might not grant real-life superhuman power, the justification for Saitama’s powers stays a punchline so well-written that it manifested in the actual world.