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7th Feb '17 7:14:49 PM erforce
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-->-- '''Patches O'Houlihan''', ''{{Dodgeball}}''

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-->-- '''Patches O'Houlihan''', ''{{Dodgeball}}''
''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''



* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' does a version of this in every movie, chasing chickens, using whole cows as heavy bags, lifting logs, etc., usually done to an 80's Sports Montage. In ''Rocky IV'' his working out was juxtaposed with his opponent's high-tech training, contrasting Rocky's lifting boulders and chopping wood to Drago's using high-tech equipment with dozens of scientists surrounding him.

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* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' does a version of this in every movie, chasing chickens, using whole cows as heavy bags, lifting logs, etc., usually done to an 80's Sports Montage. In ''Rocky IV'' ''Film/RockyIV'' his working out was juxtaposed with his opponent's high-tech training, contrasting Rocky's lifting boulders and chopping wood to Drago's using high-tech equipment with dozens of scientists surrounding him.



* ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'' parodies this while playing it straight.

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* ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'' %%* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' parodies this while playing it straight.
14th Oct '16 4:09:09 PM nombretomado
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* {{Eyeshield 21}} had this trope going in the beginning. Ojou was so luxurious they owned a castle in Germany for the sole purpose of training in it. Deimon? They pushed a truck half way across the US in a month (part of the reason was also because they didn't have enough money for more gas).

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* {{Eyeshield 21}} ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' had this trope going in the beginning. Ojou was so luxurious they owned a castle in Germany for the sole purpose of training in it. Deimon? They pushed a truck half way across the US in a month (part of the reason was also because they didn't have enough money for more gas).
21st Nov '15 11:43:20 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''RurouniKenshin'' where Sano (a brawler) attempts to train while traveling to Kyoto by knocking down trees with his bare hands. Eventually however he admits, that this isn't really training and he's not learning anything useful by doing it. At least while he's lost in the forest he does meet a mentor who does train him and show him new techniques.

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* Subverted in ''RurouniKenshin'' ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' where Sano (a brawler) attempts to train while traveling to Kyoto by knocking down trees with his bare hands. Eventually however he admits, that this isn't really training and he's not learning anything useful by doing it. At least while he's lost in the forest he does meet a mentor who does train him and show him new techniques.
16th May '15 1:30:19 PM TooBah
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* In ''Film/McFarlandUSA'', the dirt-poor boys don't even own decent shoes, much less a facility. After seeing his team lose because they can't run uphill well, [[SuperCoach Coach White]] has them train by running up and down tarp-covered hills of almonds.
6th Feb '15 11:22:54 AM MisterNoh
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* ''AKnightsTale'' They used jury rigged contraptions to teach William to joust. Plus he had to wear a dead guys armor.

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* ''AKnightsTale'' ''Film/AKnightsTale'' They used jury rigged contraptions to teach William to joust. Plus he had to wear a dead guys armor.



* ''ShaolinSoccer'', a washed up pro soccer trainer converts a team of washed up kung-fu trained brothers into a team of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Super Soccer Kung Fu Monks]]. With such feats as eggs tossing and catching, and pitting them against a team that uses metal hand tools to bludgeon their opponents.

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* ''ShaolinSoccer'', ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'', a washed up pro soccer trainer converts a team of washed up kung-fu trained brothers into a team of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Super Soccer Kung Fu Monks]]. With such feats as eggs tossing and catching, and pitting them against a team that uses metal hand tools to bludgeon their opponents.



* Film/{{Rocky}} does a version of this in every movie, chasing chickens, using whole cows as heavy bags, lifting logs, etc. Usually done to an 80's Sports Montage and juxatposed with his opponent's high-tech training.
** The opponents high-tech training was only really done in ''Rocky IV'', where the contrast between Rocky lifting boulders and chopping wood and Drago using high-tech equipment with dozens of scientists surrounding him was played up to the extreme
** In ''Rocky III'', this was done with Rocky's opponent [[strike:Clubber Lang]] Mr. T, whos training montage was supposedly based on Mr. T's real life training.
*** Clubber Lang's workout is more like self-imposed TrainingFromHell and his "gym" has been compared to a dungeon.
* A variant in ''MajorLeague'' sees the ball players improvising ways to ''recover'' from the exertions of training, after the team's hostile owner takes away all their equipment. One player is seen lying in an improvised whirlpool bath made up of an aluminium horse trough, a garden hose, and [[NoOSHACompliance an outboard boat motor]].
* ''{{Dodgeball}}'' parodies this while playing it straight.

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* Film/{{Rocky}} ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' does a version of this in every movie, chasing chickens, using whole cows as heavy bags, lifting logs, etc. Usually etc., usually done to an 80's Sports Montage and juxatposed Montage. In ''Rocky IV'' his working out was juxtaposed with his opponent's high-tech training.
** The opponents high-tech training was only really done in ''Rocky IV'', where the contrast between Rocky
training, contrasting Rocky's lifting boulders and chopping wood and Drago to Drago's using high-tech equipment with dozens of scientists surrounding him was played up to the extreme
** In ''Rocky III'', this was done with Rocky's opponent [[strike:Clubber Lang]] Mr. T, whos training montage was supposedly based on Mr. T's real life training.
*** Clubber Lang's workout is more like self-imposed TrainingFromHell and his "gym" has been compared to a dungeon.
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* A variant in ''MajorLeague'' ''Film/MajorLeague'' sees the ball players improvising ways to ''recover'' from the exertions of training, after the team's hostile owner takes away all their equipment. One player is seen lying in an improvised whirlpool bath made up of an aluminium horse trough, a garden hose, and [[NoOSHACompliance an outboard boat motor]].
* ''{{Dodgeball}}'' ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'' parodies this while playing it straight.
4th Feb '15 5:39:54 PM eroock
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-->--'''Patches O'Houlihan''', ''{{Dodgeball}}''

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-->--'''Patches -->-- '''Patches O'Houlihan''', ''{{Dodgeball}}''
1st Feb '15 11:38:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''{{Lagaan}}'' the new Indian cricket team chases chickens and the like. Half of their special skills originate from ordinary tasks that they do in their day jobs too.

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* In ''{{Lagaan}}'' ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}'' the new Indian cricket team chases chickens and the like. Half of their special skills originate from ordinary tasks that they do in their day jobs too.
26th Dec '14 4:20:00 PM LentilSandEater
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* Sort of subverted in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', in that Trev Likely can manipulate a kicked tin can six ways from Sunday, yet has never actually kicked a soccer ball in his life. [[spoiler: When he finally does join a game, he can only manage near-miss shots until a friend engineers a "lost" ball and tosses a tin can onto the field as a substitute.]]

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* Sort of subverted Subverted in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', in that Trev Likely can manipulate a kicked tin can six ways from Sunday, yet has never actually kicked a soccer ball in his life. [[spoiler: When he finally does join a game, he can only manage near-miss shots until a friend engineers a "lost" ball and tosses a tin can onto the field as a substitute.]]
19th Aug '14 5:10:19 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Xavier uses whatever he can find on or near his estate to train young mutants.

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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Xavier uses whatever he can find on or near his estate to train the young mutants.
27th Jun '14 3:10:10 AM ninjacrat
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So you have a RagtagBunchOfMisfits from the WrongSideOfTheTracks who want to win a contest or sporting event. Well, they get a trainer, but have no money or equipment, what are they supposed to do? Get creative! Their trainer will think up WaxOnWaxOff techniques, the players will jury rig ingenious improvised training equipment, and get a lighter form of TheSpartanWay / TrainingFromHell.

You can tell a group got Improvised Training because they will absolutely marvel at the luxury of well funded professional teams and arenas. The richer, posh kids will sneer at them, while these kids will reply they didn't need sissy advantages or buy success with money.

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So you have a RagtagBunchOfMisfits from the WrongSideOfTheTracks who want to win a contest or sporting event. Well, they get a trainer, but have no money or equipment, what are they supposed to do? Get creative! Their trainer will think up WaxOnWaxOff techniques, the players will jury rig ingenious improvised training equipment, and get a lighter form of TheSpartanWay / TrainingFromHell.

You can tell a group got Improvised Training improvised training because they will absolutely marvel at the luxury of well funded professional teams and arenas. The richer, posh kids will sneer at them, while these kids will reply they didn't need sissy advantages or buy success with money.
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