Saturday, February 9, 2008

That which doesn't kill you... The 300 workout begins

In June I'll be 40. And assuming I don't drop dead from the workout, I'll be in the best shape of my life when I'm done. Here's the story.

My wife is hot. That's a given. She's a year younger than me and looks a decade. She's always been gorgeous, and likely will always be gorgeous.

My son is built like a brick shit house. It comes from almost a solid decade of being pretty damned serious about playing ice hockey. In fact, he's in better shape than I ever was in high school. He puts in the effort to look good. I was too busy partying to give a frog's fat ass.

Not meSpeaking of fat asses, I heard about the 300 Workout from He Who's Stink Don't Stank, and finally decided to look it up, as 6 months of fairly regular (well, there for a while) trips to the gym for 30 minutes on the cross trainer gave me more energy, but hadn't impacted the ol' bod one iota.

Enter this video. Watch it to the end. Hey, I'm no early-20s Filipino, but dammit, I'm willing to give that a shot. And it may be one of those "results not typical" things. There's more to it than exercise, I know.

It started today. NJ has done it since Wednesday and is acting as personal trainer to The Lovely Wife and me. This. Workout. Kills. Ugh. Surprised I have the energy to type. Must get beer. And the will to do it again tomorrow.

Photographic before and after evidence will be provide -- yes, for both of us you pervs -- at the successful end of the regiment. Six weeks. Mark your calendars. That is all. And no, that's not me. Close, but less facial hair.


  1. Good luck with that!

    After seeing your post about the 300 Workout, I was intrigued and decided to look it up myself. You might want to note the following disclaimer on the guy's website:

    "Warning: You do NOT do the 300 workout everyday. It is NOT even a once a week workout routine. Please do not attempt to perform this workout everyday. It is meant to be a ONE time workout challenge."

    So, if it kicks your ass too bad, there's the reason. ;-) He has a crapload of other exercises on his website, too, like the Four Week Quick Start Workout Program, and variations on the 300 Workout; so if you ever feel like you need to switch it up, never fear.

    Looking forward to seeing the before and after!

    *off to try the 300 Workout myself*

  2. Ah, screw it. This one kills me, but it works damn near everything. I can't do 30 reps of most of them, so I'll keep going until I can. Then I'll see how I look/feel and evaluate from there.

  3. Evo,

    I'm a couple years older than you (44) and I've been active my entire adult life karate,cycling,hiking, swimming, chasing rugrats... Anyway, I turn 40 that September nothing's changed I poo-poo the whole mid-life issue and carry on as before.

    Fast forward to Thanksgiving, a mere two months later, and I'm having my achilles tendon re-attached after blowing it playing touch football with my son's Boy Scout Troop. Hey, it's an athletic injury! Right? Lots of guys in their twenties pop their achilles. I heal up and back on track.

    Two years later, bi-lateral meniscectomy (trimming up the meniscus in my knees on both sides). Fairly quick recovery and back on track.

    So, the point I'm making? Mind the pains while you make your progress on the six week trek to shirtless wonder. Muscle aches, ah who cares?! While you're doing all those squats and bounces, listen to your joints.

    Best of luck! Looking forward to the pick's of Sheila! :)

  4. Grahame from the UKAugust 14, 2008 at 7:29 PM


    Whatever became of your 300 workout? Did you try it for long?

    I can't remember seeing any follow-up posts.


    Grahame from the UK

  5. Grahame from the UKAugust 14, 2008 at 7:31 PM


    Whatever became of your 300 workout? Did you manage to do it for the six weeks? I can't remember ever seeing any follow-up posts.


    Grahame from the UK

  6. Hi Grahame,

    Still doing it! Working quite well. Hitting the gym up to 6 times a week. Haven't lost a pound, but shape is changing!


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