Bane is the perfect villain for Batman. He is strong, quick, and smart. Here is how to get massive like the masked mercenary. The Bane workout is inspired by Bane in the Dark Knight Rises, focusing on muscle groups that make Bane’s physique so intimidating.


As you should know by now, this all revolves around one epic villain – Bane. We helped break the news when Tom Hardy was announced to become Bane. We were also sure to keep you updated on rumors and more recently, separated the rumors from the facts. In some sick way, it almost seems like we’re obsessed with Bane. And we are. In the comic books, Bane was an incredibly intelligent adversary. Genius, strategist, and phenomenally strong – and this was all before even receiving the venom. In the Dark Knight Rises, while following a different story line than the comic books – Bane is incredibly strong, ruthless, and very tactical. In many ways, Bane is like Batman. Bane has accomplished something that we strive to by training to our physical and mental peak.

Aside from the similarities of being expert fighters and strategists, Batman and Bane both share a very advantageous trait – intimidation. Batman’s revolutionary gadgets, ninja-like elusiveness and horrifying costume make him a figure that terrorizes his villains. While just as intimidating, if not more, Bane is intimidating for a very different reason.

Before even witnessing his penchant for carnage, Bane’s physique is frightening. The bulky trapezius muscles, the rounded deltoids, and boulder-like pectoralis muscles. One look at Bane’s traps, shoulders, and chest and you already know not to mess with this guy. Even if Bane does also have monster hamstrings and horse-like quads, it’s the above mentioned vanity muscles that make him terrifying. To keep things simple and straightforward, we are going to go over these vanity muscles that intimidate, along with some of their complimentary muscles; however, this is not a full body program. Rather, this is something that you can add to your routines to bulk up. In exchange for this highly effective routine, we ask one thing of you: to use it for good. If you dare to gain mass in hopes of harming the innocent, we will hunt you down.

Batman and Bane are perfect enemies. Each one’s dedication to being at their peak drives the other to aspire higher. If you do not have a nemesis, you should make one up. As crazy as that sounds, knowing your “opponent” could be training on days that you’re too lazy to may be just what you need to not only drive yourself to your goal, but completely destroying it and taking yourself to an entirely new level.

Odd, isn’t it? How hard we can push ourselves when we imagine that somebody is capable of stopping us. Yet, if somebody is challenging us, we can somehow shift gears and competitiveness takes over. This is your calling. We are calling you out and challenge you to rise to the occasion. Will you become fit to be a hero? Don’t tell us your answer – show us.

Here are very specific workouts to building mass for the most intimidating body parts of a man’s physique. Perform the given routine and you will definitely see results fast.