Workout Like A Spartan With 300 Reps

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You know something? Probably a good 5 times out of 10 I really don’t want to workout. Yes, I kid you not. I know you think I’m different than you and I’m some sort of fitness queen that prances into the gym sprinkling poofs of chalk dust everywhere I go. (OK, I couldn’t think of something a gym queen would sprinkle!) The opposite is true most days. Even after all this time.

I left work today talking myself into going when I’d rather just go home and sit or knock out some things on the To Do List. I work full time. I’m a single mom. I have chores galore. What gets me to do my workout? I love the act of working out itself. I know how great I’ll feel afterwards. The sense of accomplishment. The feeling of tired satisfaction. Some nights I’m even more energetic after I workout. The way I feel afterwards gets me there and through the workout. Honestly I also like the way working out makes me look but that’s a bonus on top of everything else. 😉

Why am I telling you this? Some of you are new to working out. Some of you have done it for a while. I don’t want you to think that something is wrong with you if you don’t rush to the gym with a sense of excitement every day. Even those of us who do it daily don’t always want to. It doesn’t make a difference if I’m hitting the gym or working out in my living room either. It takes work but the results both mentally and physically are worth it. I promise you if you just do it, you’ll be glad you did. 🙂

So after that pep talk, who’s in the mood for a fast and furious workout today? How about a 300 rep full body workout? Yeah! Imagine how you’ll feel after killing this one! It’s sure to get your heart rate up and challenge your muscles with bodyweight training. Push yourself and don’t just go through the motions. Make sure to use a timer and keep track of the total time it takes for you to complete all reps.

I like to do this every couple weeks to see how much I’ve improved my time. Competing with myself is enough of a motivator for me. I love breaking personal records. Always do a 5 minute warm up including dynamic stretching to get your blood flowing before you start. Do the 300 reps with good form and rest when you need to. Never choose speed over form!

300 Rep Who Needs A Spartan Workout

All of the exercises can be modified by doing them slower or faster based on your fitness level. You can do the planks and push ups on your knees to make them easier. Instead of jumping in the burpees, you can step back. This workout can be as easy or as hard as you make it. You can also mix it up if you like – do 5 supermans then 5 heel clicks, etc until you reach 300 total.

Get the kids involved if they’re home with you. Make a game with it and see who can do it faster. Leave a comment to let me know what you think of the workout and your time. I’d also love to hear your thoughts on workout motivation. Do you race to the gym sprinkling chalk dust or do you do it for the feeling afterwards? Do tell.

PS – Read the follow up to this post here for more on why I don’t want to workout.

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