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5.0 out of 5 stars REALLY REALLY HARDCORE HOME TRAINING!!, 18 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Spartan Warrior Workout: Get Action Movie Ripped in 30 Days (Paperback)
I've been waiting for this book for ages! It's finally arrived and it was well worth the wait. Based on the workout routines followed by the actors from the "300" movie, these two 30 day workouts are pretty immense. Hundreds of push ups, pull ups, kettlebell lifts, barbell lifts certainly will have the desired effects after a while.
One thing that is slightly misleading is that it claims to get you ripped in 30 days. Just incase you believe the hype...this isn't going to happen.
it consists of two 30 day workouts that you should do in a cycle. Once done over and over again it it going to work. just don't expect to start and then 30 days later to look like Gerard Butler.
The extra equiptment you'll need is quite random. Tractor tyre, sledge hammer, resistance bands etc can be got easily but quite expensivly. The exercises that require these items can be easily substituted with other exercises though.
This workout is to be taken as an ongoing thing, with the "300 workout" as a test every now and then to see how far you've come. The workouts are different everyday, keeping the body guessing so that it is ready for anything.
Thats why you could complete the 30 day cycle and start again and just keep going for the rest of your life, still seeing improvments!
I will repost another review after the first 30 days. I'm starting out on the 30th august so check back end of september time and i'll let you know how i've got on.
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Initial post: 26 Jan 2011 13:30:16 GMT
Hey, just bought the book myself, and started out with the 2nd cycle. Man, it's tough! I did martial arts for 4 years, stopped May last year because of an injury, and haven't trained systematically since then. So this KILLS me, but it feels good. My question to you is: did you get the results? did you keep training, and did you actually train everyday, as the book suggests? To me, it seems like asking for trouble to train the same muscle groups several days in a row with no rest, so I'd like to hear your opinion as you (may) have been doing it for a while. Thx, Jesper

Posted on 26 Jan 2011 13:30:59 GMT
Hey, just bought the book myself, and started out with the 2nd cycle. Man, it's tough! I did martial arts for 4 years, stopped May last year because of an injury, and haven't trained systematically since then. So this KILLS me, but it feels good. My question to you is: did you get the results? did you keep training, and did you actually train everyday, as the book suggests? To me, it seems like asking for trouble to train the same muscle groups several days in a row with no rest, so I'd like to hear your opinion as you (may) have been doing it for a while. Thx, Jesper

Posted on 22 Feb 2011 14:43:04 GMT
Hi, can you tell me how important the kettlebells are for this book? Is it still worthwhile if you don't own any or are dumbellls a sufficient alternative, cheers, Tom

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2011 16:34:30 GMT
Hi Tom, in my opinion, it's definitely possible to do the workouts with dumbbells. I think there are 5 exercises that are done with kettlebells in the book: Dead Clean, Press, Renegade Row, Swing and Windmill. You should definitely be able to do all these with dumbbells. Cheers, Jesper

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2011 16:38:53 GMT
Hmm...with the possible exception of the swing.... Jesper

Posted on 17 May 2011 16:47:15 BDT
SO by the end of September wre you ripped? Just wondering as it would be a good indication whether this book does as it says on the tin...?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2011 16:19:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Dec 2011 16:20:54 GMT
I have written a book about getting ripped and its more about diet to be honest. Workout yes, but diet is key. its 80% diet rippedness. Getting bigger is easy but its the tightening on the skin and fat loss that i'm good at

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Posted on 26 Jul 2012 12:10:02 BDT
P. DAWN says:
Hi Folks,
I totally forgot i said i'd post again with results after a while. I've been in and out of the training due to life and work and stuff. I havn't been following the spartan workout religiously but i've used it to base all of my training on. I am now training every day, constantly changing my routines so that i'm not using the same muscle groups day after day. I am however, trying to use as many muscle groups as quickly as possible each time i work out, getting my cardio in that way too. Also i have to agree with the diet thing. It's like 85% diet 15% what you do as a workout. I'm finding a variation of the Paleo diet is working for me. I seem to be eating loads but the weight is dropping off more than it has done before. Hope that helps! Paul
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