Sunday, 25 January 2009

300 Workout

Now you may have heard of this workout but not seen what it actually entails. The 300 workout was created as a "Rite of passage" for the men who acted in the film 300.

While they did not complete this workout as part of their training regime week in and week out they did use this as a test of strength and endurance towards the end of their gruelling few months of trying to get ripped for the film.

The workout is called a 300 workout not only because the actors who carried it out were in the film 300 but also because the workout has 300 reps in total. The idea behind the workout is to complete it with no or little rest in the quickest time possible. From what I understand not all the actors managed to complete the full 300 reps but Andrew Pleavin who played Daxos in 300 completed the workout in eighteen minutes and eleven seconds.

The 300 workout

  • Pullups - 25 reps
  • Deadlifts with 135lbs - 50 reps
  • Pushups - 50 reps
  • 24-inch Box jumps - 50 reps
  • Floor wipers - 50 reps
  • Single-arm Clean-and-Press with 36lbs Kettlebell - 50 reps Pullups - 25 reps
This workout needs some practise to work up to the full reps. If your serious about getting in shape with muscle and fitness then I suggest incoorporating this routine into your regime once every week or two.


Nouman Bhatti said...

Indeed a good selection of exercises to be muscular and fit.

is necessary to keep your self in shape

Business blog said...

I never did see the film 300 - so not sure about the workout! Great blog by the way.

L. Connors, C.F.T said...

Not an actual workout. This selection was a time test only done by a few of the actors from the movie. Simply doing this workout will not give balanced results. I would suggest 1-2 times a week, max. Pretty tough to do all with no rest, but a very good way to measure your own progress.