Have you heard of the new series from Down Under, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”. I am watching it, and pretty much liking it for a few reasons.
I was introduced to Spartacus when it was featured in Gutterpost (the blog on sex and scandals). Lucy Lawless (Xena: the Warrior Princess) was involved in some scenes that required her to be naked. There were other sex scenes involving some other actors and actresses that I can’t seem to remember.
It certainly had more sex and bare skin as compared to True Blood (featuring Anna Paquin). This got me interested in what it has to offer.
Thanks to Gutterpost, it is the same way how I got hooked onto True Blood (thats another story on its own).
Spartacus: Blood and Sand certainly got my attention with its comic book style filming as well as its extremely gory scenes. I certainly love the fight scenes but most importantly, it got me pumping towards me being fitter and getting into shape like the gladiators in the series~!
Take a look at Spartacus for instance (played by Andy Whitfield).
Now look at that body. The chest, the abs, and the arms … and not the bulky huge types which looks kinda disgusting. Now this is the kind of body I am aiming for (and the girlfriend approves~!).
Taking a look at another gladiator, Crixus (played by Manu Bennett) who is the champion gladiator.
Now, he has a “muka garang” type of face which looks good on him as compared to Spartacus.
Another gladiator whom to me seems to have better defined body than the rest of the cast is Varro (played by Jai Courtney)
Very defined abs.
The entire cast of the gladiators have to endure rigorous training for them to build and maintain such physique. I’d like to have myself look like any of these gladiators.
Fortunately, the creators of the show or maybe the trainers involved with the training of the cast collaborated with Men’s Health and shed light on how to achieve the physique attained by the cast of gladiators in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. They had posted a video on it, as well as pictures and descriptions detailing regarding the workout regimen. They call it, the “Spartacus Workout”~!
It is a circuit training of 10 different workouts, whereby each workout would be done for a time of 60 seconds followed by a 15 second break before continuing on the next workout for another 60 seconds. After all 10 workouts has been completed, there will be a 2 minute rest before starting the circuit training again. 3 sets to complete the Spartacus Workout.
Men’s Health had also linked to a site which provided the music created just for the Spartacus Workout. Serious shit~! The music actually tells how long you have left for that particular workout so that you won’t have to check the time during the workout (its a distraction keeping track of time while exercising).
I would like to try it out, but unfortunately, my body isn’t capable of doing certain workouts shown on the workout sheet (which is also available from Men’s Health website) yet. So, I would need to build my upper body strength as well as my core muscle strength, before I could train using the Spartacus Workout.
I hope that I would be able to start on the Spartacus Workout in the next month or so. This would mean, that I would need to intensify my overall gym training. Lets hope, I myself would become a gladiator soon~!
Click HERE to head to the Spartacus Workout Sheet post.