300 creator Frank Miller recently discussed his follow up work titled Xerxes in this interview with the LA Times and 300 Director Zack Snyder has expressed interest in bringing Miller’s latest work to the big screen. While this project is still far from being complete it reminds us of the fitness craze 300 brought on in 2007.
The “300 workout” first appeared on the Men’s Health website in video form as demonstrated by Craig Ballantyne of Turbulence Training. Contrary to popular belief Ballantyne did not create this workout but his YouTube video demonstration of the workout has been viewed over 1 million times.
“You know that every bead of sweat falling off your head, every weight you’ve pumped — the history of that is all in your eyes,” says Butler of his dedication. “That was a great thing, to put on that cape and put on that helmet, and not have to think, Shit, I should have trained more. Instead, I was standing there feeling like a lion.”
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“One actor from 300, Andrew Pleavin, completed the workout in 18 minutes,11 seconds,” says Ballantyne. “He didn’t practice this workout…and neither did I. My time? 19:07. My butt was kicked by a Hollywood actor!”
If you’ve ever tried the 300 workout let us know what you thought and post your time in the comments.