TopicGym Etiquette - Do's and Dont's
Roman gladiators fought lions, bears, tigers, and each other to the death. They often fought barefoot, with little armor, and bronze weapons. The gladiator you see glorified in the movies are ripped to the bone with huge muscles Pull-up Queen Review and the athletic skills that match some of the best combat athletes today.
It would take months, maybe even years to turn the average guy into a tough gladiator. Luckily, you don't have a need to fight lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!). However, training like a well conditioned athlete will prepare you for any challenge that may come your way - both physical and mental.
Get Tough like a Gladiator
The first step to turning into a Gladiator is to get mentally and physically tough. Circuits are your answer. Choose 3-4 exercises and perform them back to back with little to no rest in between each set.
Move from one muscle group to the next as smoothly as possible. Combining Dumbbells with Bodyweight exercises provide you with the opportunity to create easy, simple to perform circuits that are dangerously effective.
This is because there's not complicated equipment to set up. And you don't need spotters the way you would if you were using a Barbell. Also, Dumbbells very closely match some of the hand held weaponry used by Gladiators.
But don't just settle into circuit training. Experiment with other forms of training such as interval training, supersets, trisets, pyramid training, inverse pyramids, ladders, etc.