Monday, July 02, 2007

Spartan 300 Workout

Spartan 300 Workout

25 Pull-Ups
50 Deadlifts
50 Push-Ups
50 Box Jumps
50 Floor Wipers
50 Single Arm Clean and Press with Sandbag
35 Pull-Ups

Completed in 28 Minutes


Alright, after an email exchange with the now non-powerlifting Harold T. Estes, I decided to try this Spartan 300 Workout. This was apparently inspired by the movie "300" and the actors that were in the movie used this as a sort of measuring stick.

Well at first galnce the spartan 300 workout seems like a walk in the park. Quite the opposite as I found out. You start out and think, pffttt...this aint nothing, but by the end of the Pulls you are thinking otherwise as a pool of sweat lies on the ground beneath you. My fat ass had to modify the sequences and basically performed super sets to get all completed reps.

The Deadlifts were a bit of a joke on the intensity side, and if I were to do the spartan 300 workout over, I would bump the weight to like 225. This workout is not to gain strength, but more to test your cardiovascular and muscular endurance. And being a big dumb powerlifter, I had none of the above.

Box jumps were another that muscle wise were nothing, but my friggin lungs were singing a different tune. i was gasping, huffing, puffing, and every other description under the sun. My Cardio Sucks!!! But luckily that is not what I am after.

Floor Wipers were an interesting exercise that I had never heard of. You basically hold a 135lbs Barbell at the full extension of a bench press and perform leg lifts to the left, center, and right. Again, Muscle wise these were nothing, but those friggin Lungs kept screaming.

Single Arm Sandbag Cleans and Pull-Ups rounded out the Spartan 300 Workout, and thank god!!! This was about the most grueling 28 minutes I have had in a long time.

As much as I wanted to say this workout was gay and useless I really cant. For Strength Gaining purposes it has no use, but if you want to strip some fat off your body and look like one of those kids Sally Struthers feeds paste to, then the Spartan 300 Workout may be for you.

Maybe all us fat powerlifters can use this for GPP or apply it to trim down to a certain weight class, I myself was thinking of using it on my De-Load weeks in lieu of Speed days, just combine the Bench and Squat sessions for a full body workout and simultaneously burn some extra calories....who knows.

Anyway, thats about it from here. Until next time, Keep it Dark, Keep it Heavy!!!

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