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And yeah, those buff bodies? They’re real.

In Movies on April 6, 2007 at 11:12 am

Check it out. Those bodies are REAL. Dammit. According to Josh Hillis, the way to achieving what those Spartans had in 300 involves something like this:

The average celebrity trainer would have trained the actors to look like Spartan Warriors – Mark Twight put the actors in 300 through workouts that would create the kind of strength and power they would need to be Spartan Warriors.

Mark is a world class extreme alpinist. He climbs mountains that no one else in the world has ever climbed before. Mark believes that there is something that happens on a mountain – when you are totally exhausted and when your life is on the line – that strips away all of the pretense of our modern existance and all that is left is your humanity. That only through pushing yourself to the absolute limit do you truly find out who you are. He strives to create workouts that have that same kind of impact. Hence the Gym Jones tagline: “Power, Speed, Endurance, Suffering and Salvation”.

The workout involves: 25 pullups, 50 deadlifts with 135 pounds, 50 pushups, 50 jumps on a 24-inch box, 50 floor wipers, 50 single-arm clean-and-presses using a 36-pound kettlebell, and 25 more pullups.

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