It is a well known fact that diets and workouts follow fads and trends of their own, and always have. Certain diets suddenly seem to take off in popularity for no apparent reason, and the same is said for workouts. Sometimes however, there is a very good reason for its popularity, and the 300 workout is one such workout.
Famously adopted by all actors on the set of 300, it has shown incredible results on each single cast member and many others who subsequently followed it, giving them a complete body transformation. Intensely grueling but just as rewarding, the question everyone seems to be asking is whether it is the best workout for them, and whether they too can expect to get the same results from it.
What Is The 300 Workout?
Basically, the 300 workout is a very high intensity workout that aims to build up as much muscle mass as possible, while at the same time cutting back on existing fat deposits. It also aims to increase stamina and body endurance. All of this is achieved by many repetitions of the same exercise – 300 reps in total to be precise – in a high intensity workout.
How To Perform The Workout?
Performing the workout is simple enough – a basic set of exercises, each repeated a different number of times. Depending on whether you are an intermediate, beginner or expert, you can change the number of reps you perform, or the basic exercises in the routine, but here’s the original workout, and the basic exercises you should be focusing on.
Hold onto an overhead bar, and pull your body up by the weights of your arms until your chest is at the bar. Hold this position and then come back down.
Stand on the floor with your feet a few feet apart, and bend down from your lower back towards a barbell on the ground. Making sure your lower back doesn’t curve, lift the barbell keeping your weight steady all along.
Push-ups are a very simple, common exercise and can be performed in any way you see comfortable.
This is a great fun exercise, which involves jumping onto a box and then jumping off it. The height of the box can be according to your stamina.
Is It Safe For Everyone?
This is obviously a very intense workout and so it can be highly taxing on the body and muscles, and can have physiological aspects like increased heart rate and breathing. So I recommend you ask an expert for their personal opinion before adopting it.
In general, if you can comfortably perform the exercises listed above individually for that many reps, then you should be fine with performing this workout too. But if you are a beginner with a short stamina then you should look into some other workouts that can be just as effective. In my opinion, it’s better to get slower results than exert your body in such a way that you can’t work out at all.
Kelvin wears many hats in the fitness and health industry. He believes in a practical, flexible and sustainable approach to bodybuilding. Initially Kelvin had started bodybuilding as a hobby which turned into passion and later, a successful career. He shares his expertise on strength training and body building to help the GFY community.
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