With the prequel to the movie 300 (titled 300 Battle of Artemisia) on its way to movie theaters in the next year or so, you can be sure that there will be more men with finely-chiseled physiques taking centre stage this time, much to the delight of women everywhere.
The last time around, it was the bodies that got the attention of both the men and the ladies as these 300 men fought gallantly to their death in defending Sparta from being overrun by Xerxes’ army. However, it wasn’t just the movies or the bodies that garnered a lot of attention but a test for fitness that is now commonly referred to as the 300 workout.
No matter what your first impression is, it actually isn’t a workout at all…
And while some people think that it is a hoax (read this article on the 300 workout program) to generate mass publicity amongst the men who want such bodies, it seems that there is some degree of truth to the fact that you cannot get such fine bodies in a matter of four months or so.
In fact, if you are a bodybuilder, you will find that the 300 workout “test” is actually quite difficult, and to get to this level of fitness, you can be sure that it takes a few years to do so.
First of all, this test actually consists of 300 repetitions in all – which might deceive many people in being simple. Secondly, you cannot rest between exercises as per the limitations that have set for those who are to take this test. But whether or not this “test” is really all hype and all and which should be answered adequately when you visit Mark Twight’s (the creator of the 300 workout) website, Gym Jones.
So, here is the list of exercises that you have to complete in order to ‘pass’ the 300 workout test:
#1: Pull ups – 25 reps
#2: Barbell Dead lift with 135 lbs. – 50 reps
#3: Pushups – 50 reps
#4: 24-inch Box Jumps – 50 reps
#5: Floor Wipers – 50 reps
#6: Single-Arm Clean-and-Press with 36 lbs Kettle Bell – 50 reps
#7: Pull ups – 25 reps