Thursday, November 8, 2007


I've been regularly working out for about six weeks now. It feels good. I like going to the gym and I like how I feel afterwards. I sleep better. I have more energy when I'm awake. I feel healthier.

I've already got a challenge against my brother-in-law for a mile run over Christmas, but now I have a new goal for myself. The 300 workout.

The 300 workout is, as the name implies, the workout that Gerald Butler and the other actors who starred in the film 300 did to get into shape. It's perhaps the most daunting gauntlet I've yet seen when it comes to physical exercise, with maybe an exception to the Ironman Triathlon. The gauntlet is as follows:
  • 25 pull-ups
  • 50 deadlift reps with 135lbs
  • 50 push-ups
  • 50 24" box jumps
  • 50 floor wipers (hold the 135lbs weight over your head and touch your feet - with legs as straight as possible - to the right weight, then the floor, then the left; that's one)
  • 50 single-arm 36lbs kettlebell press-and-cleans
  • 25 pull-ups (again)
All of that with no breaks or recovery time in between. My goal is to complete it. I don't care if it takes me 4 minutes or 4 hours. (The current fastest time I've heard of anyone completing it was 18:11, done by the actor who played Daxos in the film 300.) I don't intend on starring in any films soon, let alone any where the wardrobe consists of boots, a cape, and a speedo, but I would still like to complete this workout.

My goal: To beat Brady in a mile run race and to complete the 300 workout once by Christmas.

I have a feeling I'm going to be in very good shape by January if I actually pull this off...


Liquids5 said...

I have to try this.

Becky said...

When I first saw the title of your post, I thought it was referring to your weight again, and I was really surprised. So I am glad that you are not 300 pounds and I hope that you don't kill yourself while attempting this workout.