The 300 Workout
This workout gets its name from the total number of repetitions, because duh. These 300 reps weren’t done daily, but rather performed as a finale after months spent training. It served as a kind of graduation test; to prepare, the actors weight-lifted and trained with medicine balls and Kettlebells (cast iron weights with handles).*
*Read the full write-up on WebMD
Not for the faint of heart, nor the out-of-shape — experts caution that creator Mark Twight is not certified as a trainer by conventional organizations.
50 deadlifts at 135 pounds
50 box jumps with a 24-inch box
50 “floor wipers” (a core and shoulders exercise at 135 pounds)
50 “clean and press” at 36 pounds (a weight-lifting exercise)
25 more pull-ups — for a total of 300 reps
There’s no rest between movements and the score is based on total time.
Part of me thinks I’d die if I had to train hard enough to be able to pass the 300 Fitness Test; the other part is like hey I’m no sissy boy. Well, you know. Prissy maybe, but not a wimp.
It would be interesting to see if it’s even possible to get past the first benchmark. Because, like, pull-ups are hard. Rilly rilly hard. Totally.