Wednesday, March 30, 2011


In the spring of 2007, the movie "300" hit theaters and one thing was evident: The actors were in amazing shape! In preparation, they had done integrated circuit work that focused on metabolic training, gymnastics, and weighlifting & throwing exercises to effectively prepare them for this intense role. If those parts sound familiar they are some of the core foundations of CrossFit and Bootcamp: Metabolism.

Following the popularity of the movie, the television series
Spartacus: Blood and Sand premiered on the Starz network to rave reviews. But what became even more popular was the training routine used by the stars of the show. Rachel Cosgrove, owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California, created the amazing routine called The Spartacus Workout which became featured in Men's Health in 2010. It was a huge hit and became one of the more notable "celebrity workouts" in Hollywood. This cutting edge, fast-paced workout helped thousands of people torch fat and sculpt their body.

With the immense popularity of The Spartacus Workout, Rachel created a second version for 2011 called The Spartacus Workout 2.0. Having loved the first version, I was excit
ed about testing out this one, and I must say.....IT'S EVEN MORE BRUTAL THAN THE FIRST!

So with that, I took the design (and added some of my own "fu
n" twists to it!) and now I'm bringing it to Bootcamp: Metabolism this April! If your looking to totally break down your body and build it to something completely different then this is your month!

Are you ready to train like a Spartan?

Jeff McDaniel, C.P.T
FastFit Training & Fitness


  1. I'm excited to try this! You already train us like gladiators, so I know we can do it!

  2. haha...Hey I'm just trying to get you fit enough in case you wanna try out for the next season of American Gladiators! ;)

  3. Abdominal exercise three to five times a week. Initially a person should start with exercises and repeat them as long as they are comfortable performing it. With the increase in the fitness level the number of exercises can be increased along with the repetitions.

  4. @Jeff - I dressed up like Zap for Halloween a couple of years ago... American Gladiators here I come!

    Exhibit a:

    Exhibit b: