The Spartacus Workout 2.0 is the latest version of the hugely popular Men's Health Magazine workout. Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S. and co-owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California designed this updated version to help the stars of Spartacus - Gods of the Arena get in amazing shape before the new season. One question you might have is why on earth I'd be doing a workout from Men's Health? Men's Health is one of my favorite magazines. I love to review the buzz about certain workouts and a recent conversation with a physician friend of my prompted me to take a look at this program and check it out. This program consists of ten exercises performed in split circuits. The first five exercises are done for 40 seconds with a 20 second rest; then the circuit is repeated for two sets or four times total. The next five exercises are done in a similar fashion. The entire workout takes approximately 40-45 minutes.
I've completed my first three workouts and so far I've experienced some muscle soreness but that's all. The program requires a lot of endurance since you're doing things like jump squats (no joke!) but I've been jumping rope recently and it has helped me tremendously in this area. The Buddy Lee jump ropes are a must-have! The other training tool I use to assist me with the work and rest periods is the Gymboss - another must-have; you don't want to leave home without it!
Check out some of the trailer from the show. Ignore the blood and gore and just focused on the ripped bodies!
Next week I'll post my Week 2 experience. I'm looking forward to another warrior week!