Remember the movie 300?
It was the bloody and comic book-ish movie about the Spartan warriors and their battle against the Persian Empire that had everyone amazed about how that many actors can have ripped abs in one film!
Well, there is a very good reason those actors and actresses were in such amazing shape! They had been doing the “300″ workout!
It was a 300 rep workout designed by Mark Twight, a record holding mountain climber and lead personal trainer at Gym Jones in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The original 300 workout is a combination of Olympic lifts, functional training and high intensity metabolic body movements.
Being that at Way Of Life Boot Camp we don’t integrate Olympic lifts due to their high technical skill level, we’ve omitted them and simplified the 300 with all bodyweight exercises so that we can perform them in our boot camp…and really anywhere!
That’s the great thing about bodyweight exercises! You can do them at home, at a gym, at the beach, in a warehouse, a park…really anywhere you can imagine.
…And so we’ve developed the Way Of Life Boot Camp 300 Challenge to push YOU to the limits of the Spartan warrior!
MANDATORY DISCLAIMER: BEFORE PERFORMING THIS WORKOUT OR ANY OTHER WORKOUT OR DIET PROGRAM, PLEASE ADVISE WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
WARNING: THIS IS A VERY HIGH INTENSITY WORKOUT AND SHOULD BE PERFORMED WITH SUPERVISION OF A QUALIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER. IF AT ANY TIME YOU FEEL SICK, FEEL PAIN OR FEEL DIZZY, PLEASE STOP IMMEDIATELY. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY…IT’S THE ONLY ONE YOU’VE GOT!
Here are the RULES of the Way Of Life 300 Challenge!
1) Perform each set of exercises with perfect form and control in order as they are listed. You cannot skip around!
2) Take breaks as necessary. Pace yourself and don’t overdo it! Listen to your body! Take water breaks often, and take walking breaks to keep your heart rate balanced.
3) Count your reps accurately. We’re using the honor system here. To Spartans, honor in battle was the most important thing…if you cheat you’re only cheating yourself!
4) Time the workout. This is how you measure your progress over time. This isn’t the kind of routine you would do every day! Rather, use it as a progress marker…a fitness test of sorts. Every 30 days you can repeat the 300 to see how you’re strength and cardiovascular conditioning is improving!
Here is the Way Of Life 300 Challenge:
25 – Burpees w/ push-up
50 – Walking lunges (each leg)
50 – Push-ups
50 – Jacknives
50 – Mountain climbers (each leg)
50 – Super squats
25 – Burpees w/ push-up
Remember everyone starts somewhere…
Don’t get caught up in comparing yourself to others. Although a little competition can be fun, don’t make that your main focus.
Instead, your focus should be on doing your best, and visualizing how you will improve the next time around.
That’s really who your battle is with. It’s not with the person next to you, it’s with yourself. Can you beat yourself in 30 days? That’s the real challenge!
That said, we’re pretty amazed at the top scores of our Way Of Life Bootcampers. We’ve listed the top 10 below!
Listed below are the top 15 scores at Way Of Life Boot Camp!
1) Carlos R. – 12:45
2) Ashley S. – 13:01
3) Will F. – 13:05
4) Gaby J. – 13:09
5) Patty R. – 15:20
6) Jorge M. – 15:41
7) Quinn G. – 15:44
8) Mitzi S. – 16:10
9) Darno – 16:32
10) Priscilla – 16:52
11) Jordan L. – 16:42
12) Kristin R. – 17:17
13) Augie C. – 17:44
14) Jakeh F. – 18:42
14) Cindy F. – 18:42
15) Seniorina R. – 18:59
…and a BIG shout out to everyone who completed the challenge! It wasn’t easy, but if you finished, YOU ARE A WINNER!!
As you lose weight, as you condition yourself, as you increase your strength and stamina, you will improve!! Trust in yourself and trust in the process!!