I am Batman

by Irma Arkus

E. Paul Zehr, a movement researcher, estimated the qualifications of Batman, and stated in his Q&A session on Scientific American, that you too can be Batman…in merely 10 to 15 years time.

Since Batman does not wield any real super powers, rather only years of martial arts training honed by incessant practice, Zehr suggests “decathlon” as a primary training ground for future Batmans: “most of what you see there is feasible to the extent that somebody could be trained to that extreme. We’re seeing that kind of thing in less than a month in the Olympics.” Zehr has a point. We’re slobs who “watch” sports, not “do” sports.

In Zehr’s opinion, Bruce Wayne’s physical qualities can be summarized as following:
“Bruce Wayne started off at about six-foot-two and 185 pounds. I gave him a body fat of 20 percent (slightly below average) and a body mass index of 26. Let’s say after 10 or 15 years, after he’s become the Batman, he’s weighing about 210 pounds and has a body fat of 10 percent. He’s probably gained 40 pounds of muscle. His bones will actually be more dense, kind of the opposite of osteoporosis.”

Apart from physical prowlice, there is also the question of gear. Bruce Wayne, as we all know, is a multi-millionnaire. So, technically, in order to become Batman, you too would need gillions of dollars, and a great R&D team.

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