The Spartan 300 workout and new variations for combat use

The Spartan 300 workout and new variations for combat use 1

Most everyone has heard about the Spartan 300 Workout developed for the actors in the movie 300 by the Gym Jones folks. If you have not seen this or tried it, be warned it is pretty advanced, but you can make your own variations with some creativity as the core of this workout is fantastic.

Regular 300 workout

The 300 is designed like this: Six exercises for 50 reps of each = 300 total reps. Now the original 300 is this specific series of exercises:

ExerciseReps
Pull-Ups25
Deadlift50 using 135 pounds
Push-Ups50
Box Jumps50 using 24″ box
Floor Wipers50 holding 135 pounds at arm’s length
Kettlebell or Dumbbell Clean and Press25 reps per arm using 36 pounds
Pull-Ups25

*You cannot start the next exercise until you complete the previous exercise for all 50 reps.

Spartan Run and Spartan Swim workout plans

During military training, sports training, we have used the terms Spartan Runs and Spartan Swims so the term is not new, we just mixed them with running and swimming in a superset fashion like this:

Spartan Run Sample (Run PT)Spartan Swim Sample (Swim PT)
Repeat 4–5 timesRepeat 5–10 times
Run 1 mileSwim 100m sprint
Pushups 50pushups 25
Situps 50situps or abs of choice 25
Pullups max repsflutter kicks 25

Custom (Build Your Own) Spartan Workout

But here is a great way to Build Your Own Spartan depending on the equipment you have available at the time:

(of course, adjust the weights as needed)

Build Your Own Spartan: Pick SIX exercises for 50 reps each: you cannot start the next exercise until you complete the previous exercise for all 50 reps.

Spartan 300 (Calisthenics only)Spartan 300 (with weights option)
pushups 50bench press 135# 50
situps 50thrusters — 75# 50
pullups 50pushup rows 50 (25 / arm in a pushup position)
dips 50military press/push press 50
V sit twists 50pulldowns 135# 50
burpees 50deadlifts 135# 50

What? A Double Spartan? Try it back to back!

Do both Spartans if you can…

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