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To be honest, I’m sick of writing workouts for myself. It’s tough to stay motivated because I try to re-write the workout while doing it!

Today, I decided to do a pre-written workout that became popular in 2007, the 300 workout, inspired by the movie 300.

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This is the original 300 workout:

  • Pull Ups – 25 reps
  • Barbell Deadlift with 135-lbs – 50 reps
  • Pushups – 50 reps
  • 24-inch Box Jumps – 50 reps
  • Floor Wipers – 50 reps
  • Single-Arm Clean-and-Press with 36 lbs Kettlebell – 50 reps
  • Pullups – 25 reps

As you can see, the entire workout consists of 300 total reps.

It’s been a long week and I didn’t want to go to the gym today, so I created my own version using my 30-kg Ultimate Sandbag and chin up bar.

Here is my version:

  • Pull Ups – 25 reps
  • Ultimate Sandbag High Pull – 50 reps
  • Pushups – 50 reps
  • Squat Jumps – 50 reps
  • Floor Wipers – 50 reps
  • Ultimate Sandbag Push Press – 25 reps
  • Ultimate Sandbag Bent Over Row – 25 reps
  • Chin Ups – 25 reps

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Here is the version of the Floor Wiper I did – lie on your back with the Ultimate Sandbag just above your head. Hold the neutral grip handles and straighten out your legs. Lift them off the floor together and bring them at a diagonal toward your left hand. Return them to the starting position and then lift them toward your right hand. That is one rep.

You can set your timer and complete the entire workout as fast as possible. That way, the next time you attempt this workout, use the same weight and see if you can beat your time. I call these time trial sets.

Good luck!

Let me know how you do,

-JK

PS. Don’t have an Ultimate Sandbag?

Get one here: https://jkconditioning.com/USB

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I started at JKC because my colleagues that go to JKC all look and felt fit and healthy thanks to Jon and Thomas – if JKC helped them, I knew they could do the same for me! I think JKC stands out from other gyms because of their personal touch! They listen to you and help motivate and support. They always believe in my ability progress and learn new exercises. I’ve been training at JKC since January of 2019 and recommend them to anyone looking to learn how to lift weight properly, feel stronger, and improve their health.

I had signed up for other gyms in the past and never went or rarely went. Something always got in the way or I was just too tired and lacked motivation to go. This way I’ve made a commitment to Jon or Thomas and I try very hard to keep my sessions once I’ve booked in. JKC is different from other gyms that I’ve tried in the past because no one is there to be “seen”. We are all there to get a good workout in and go on with our lives. And it’s a small gym so you get to know everyone and it’s like a big family. When I joined JKC, I couldn’t do a chin up with an elastic band, but I’ve slowly worked up to 10 free hanging chin ups. That was big because I hate chin ups.

I joined JKC because I wanted to better care for my physical health, but didn’t really know how, or where, to begin.  Seeking help from a trainer seemed like a wise choice, and I had heard great things about the staff at JKC. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate exercising.  So, I’ve only ever tried sticking with a gym routine twice in my life.  Each experience consisted of me wandering around, not knowing what to do, and settling for an elliptical machine or something else that seemed comfortable and non-threatening.  Each session was the same, and I felt like I was wasting my time.

Each session at JKC, however, is specifically crafted for me.  I don’t have to think about what to do, because I’m told what to do.  I don’t have to worry about how to do things properly, because I’m shown (sometimes multiple times!) how to accomplish each task.  I don’t have to be concerned about slipping into a comfortable routine, because Jon and Thomas won’t let that happen.

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A few of my wonderful friends and colleagues recommended JKC. I was told by one colleague that “It’ll be the best thing you ever do for yourself” and she was right! To be honest, I didn’t have much experience in any gym setting. And NO prior weight training experience. It was always so overwhelming! But from the first day, nothing was intimidating about JKC. Each workout is set up just for me, and with my specific skills and goals in mind. There are no stupid questions, you learn as you go, and what I really love, I always feel included and important, regardless of my skills/experience.

I’ve always been a gym rat, but was getting tired of the same ol’ routine. My better half was attending JKC and encouraged me to try it out. My favourite part of JKC is that is isn’t a gym – it’s a community. Jon and Thomas are awesome, and I love that every time I go I know who’s working out with me and we can socialize while working on our health. Everyone is supportive, encouraging and genuinely looks out for one another. It’s an upbeat and positive experience and I can honestly say that I look forward to each and every workout.

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