Is the 300 workout for you?
Those of you who have seen the movie 300 (or even a preview for that matter) have seen the physical shape of the actors. The question many have is “What do I have to do to get into that kind of shape?”
Believe it or not, the concept behind the training the actors went through, is a lot easier than one might think. Mind you the “Concept”.
In reality the actors had to push themselves through a grueling transformation. However, since we’re not prepairing for a hollywood role or getting paid for it, your task is far easier.
The design around the 300 workout very closely resembles circuit training, defined by wiki as “a form of conditioning combining resistance training and high-intensity aerobics/cardio”.
The combination of resistance training and cardio not only burns those fat calories (low impact cardio) but also builds the muscle tone to maintain your physical health for a long time to come. Please see : The skinny on Cardio vs Fat Burn – Part 1
I highly recommend taking the 300 workout and modifying it for a real world application.
Starting this workout without already having an incredibly healthy system will leave you very prone to injury. Even the one who designed the workout for the actors noted that this was not a daily workout routine, but moreover a championing of the ones who had excelled to actually complete the workout in an aloted amount of time. It was like the Gold medal at the end of the race.
So what does the 300 workout look like?
- Pullups – 25 reps
- Barbell Deadlift with 135 lbs. – 50 reps
- Pushups – 50 reps
- 24-inch Box Jumps – 50 reps
- Floor Wipers – 50 reps
- Single-Arm Clean-and-Press with 36 lbs Kettlebell – 50 reps
- Pullups – 25 reps
Now mind you, this was all done without rest. So yeah…..if you can do that without rest and complete it, you deserve a medal.
Once again the concept of this workout is a new style of training i’m recently taking on myself. (I’ll let you know how it goes and will show the results)
Conclusion: Find a full body workout routine that follows along the IDEA of the 300 workout,but be my guest to save whats noted above for your Gold medal finale.