This weekend, Michal will start his Gladiator Abs Workout and we thought it would be a good idea to give you some idea of what is going on in this workout and what we had in mind while designing it. The workout is a product of a number of members who wanted us to push the ancient theme. Michal is a perfect trainee for this very special routine: first, he really needs a good abs training and second he enjoys to be pushed hard in his workout.
Part 1: Posing and Warm-up
One of the main tasks of the gladiator is to entertain. It is not only the fight and training but skill to show himself off that is important. So we start the training by stress exercises where the boy needs to show off his abs:
Part 2: Bear Crawl
Part 3: Intense Reps (1)
What follows now is 3 consecutive sets of intense abs exercises:
After this the boy lay down on the mat, keep his arms behind his head and receive 25 gut punches. Again, he receives his pain tolerance training without breaking the set and without any complaint.
Part 4: Stress Pose
The next set combines training and entertainment. Here, the goal is to present his body while under considerable physical stress. We borrow the pose from our very popular “Double-sets Challenge”: the trainee lays on a bench legs stretched, holding a small ball behind the legs. At the same time he must also keep weights in his arms, which must stay at 90 degree angle. This pose works almost all muscles at the same time and is extremely strenuous. The boy must hold this pose for 5 minutes, which he fails. He takes 2 breaks.
Breaks mean 25 punishment push-ups.
The set again ends with pain tolerance training in form of gut punches. To keep it interesting, we have the boy change positions where his gut punches are administered. This time it will be on the knees, arms around an empty weight bar. One of the hardest things in this training is to keep the arms away from the abs. That is considered breaking the pose – so the empty weight pole comes as a great assistance.
Part 5: Intense Reps (2)
After relatively calm stress training, it is time to do some intense reps again and keep those abs working:
Again, the set ends with gut punches while lying on the floor.
Part 6: Penalty
The penalty is in line with the Gladiator theme: first gut punches while on medical ball and second, gut punches while standing against the wall.
We hope that you will enjoy this new addition to our workout routines as Lukas and AJ are already lined up to go through the very same!
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