Thursday, July 19, 2007

Movie "300" Workout

If any of ya have seen the movie "300", you've probably wondered how the actors got those incredible physiques. Let me tell ya, it came through a tremendous amount of dedication, perseverance and training. Master Trainer, Mark Twight, of Gym Jones - Gym Jones - Knowledge - "300" put these guys on a pretty serious program of old school strength training. In addition, there was a high degree of accountability. Staying at home in bed was not an option. Best of all was their motto, "appearance is a consequence of fitness!"

Many of their workouts were similar to the one's that you guys do with me on a daily basis. Unfortunately you don't have 10 hours a day to workout. If you did, you might look like that too. This stuff works. "Only through hard work, dedication, motivation and perseverance will you see the results that you want and deserve. Remember this, no one owes you anything. "You get what you work for."

If you or someone you know is up for the challenge, listed below is the "300" Workout. It was a right of passage for the actors and stuntmen of the movie. I gave it a try today. It's tough as hell. Took me 12 minutes and 10 seconds and I was hurting! You will have to hang in there, work hard and just keep going. You can do it. Give it a try!

“300” Challenge
-25x Pull-up
-50x Deadlift @ 135#
-50x Push-up
-50x Box Jump @ 24” box
-50x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count) -the link below has a video description of these
-50x KB Clean and Press @ 36# (KB must touch floor between reps) (I used a 35 lb dumbbell since I didn't have a Kettlebell)
-25x Pull-up
300 reps total

*Floor Wipers - Josh Hillis' Fat Loss and Fitness Articles: Video: Floor Wipers from the 300 Workout

This is definitely a keeper. Remember, if you can't do this on your first attempt, try, try again until you succeed. I'd love to hear your feedback concerning this workout. Drop me a line if you get a chance. Good luck!

Joe Decker

No comments: