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Gladiator Workout For Extreme Fat Loss

gladiator workoutWe’re going for the gold with this gladiator workout and my goal is to get you on the track for extreme fat loss with it.  I wanted to do an official follow-up to the Spartacus Workout that I created before and thought this would be the perfect sequel to the original fat burning workout.

I first hit inspiration to create this gladiator workout routine after watching the film starring Russell Crowe on TV.  It has to be one of my all time favorite movies and I remember watching it non-stop when I first picked it up on DVD a few years ago.

But make no mistakes about it, even though this workout is inspired by a movie named Gladiator it’s still going to be intense.  Extreme fat loss is going to be the goal with this workout and it’s so intense that I wouldn’t do this kind of a workout every single day of the week.

In fact, I would only do this gladiator workout at a maximum twice a week.  I would try to do it on Monday and Thursday if you’re planning on doing it twice per week.  Also check out my Gymboss review for my take a cool little fitness gadget that will keep track of the interval timings for you so you can focus everything on the workout and not keeping time.

Get Extreme Fat Loss With This Gladiator Workout Routine

For each exercise in this Russell Crowe gladiator workout you should be going for 50 seconds and then only resting 10 seconds while in transition to the next exercise.  After you complete all 10 exercises you’re allowed to take a 60 second rest period before repeating the 10 exercise circuit for 2 more rounds.

This extreme workout is high intensity interval training in its finest form.  Very intense periods of exercise followed by a very short rest periods.  If you’re just beginning and can’t hang out with this workout because it’s too hard then I suggest decreasing the work time and increasing the rest time.

So if you’re ready for some extreme fat loss then this workout for gladiators is going to be right up you’re alley, without further ado here is the full workout video…

Exercises For The Gladiator Workout Routine

1. Burpees

2. High Knee Runs

3. Dumbbell Push-up Rows

4. Exploding Jumping Jacks

5. Split Squat Dumbbell Presses

6. Lunge Hops

7. Side Lunge to Dumbbell Curls

8. Skater Plyos

9. Dumbbell Balance Touch to Side Raises

10. Cross Body Mountain Climbers


If you’re looking for more ways to lose fat fast then read my Xtreme Fat Loss Diet review to get my opinion on the ultimate fat burning system.

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  1. Rachelle

    January 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I am so excited to do this tomorrow! Thanks!


    • Josh Schlottman

      January 10, 2011 at 8:50 am

      Go for it Rachelle!


  2. AmyCakes96

    January 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    [..YouTube..] looks like a great workout 😀 keep it up, your inspiring lots of people 🙂


  3. belle893

    January 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    [..YouTube..] Great workout!!!
    Some ppl think after one workout
    They should lose weight. They’re just lazy and want the easy way out!


  4. Kentucky Dan

    January 10, 2011 at 6:59 am

    This is a great post! I love being able to see how to complete the exercises and the routine in correct fashion and form. I send these videos on to people I know who like to try new workouts. Thanks so much for the information.


    • Josh Schlottman

      January 10, 2011 at 8:50 am

      @Dan, Glad you like it Dan! Thanks for spreading the word too, I really appreciate it.


  5. babyface043

    January 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

    [..YouTube..] Trust me Josh your workout doesn’t suck. Be encouraged and continue to make these videos knowing that you are helping someone out there. I just brought a medicine ball. I looked all over the Internet for a vid showing me how to use it and I couldn’t find any but yours with great detail. I thank you. Can you upload some vids of how to tone up the flab under my arms. Thanks.


  6. Flexmeister

    January 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

    [..YouTube..] great glutes Josh


  7. Rachelle

    January 10, 2011 at 11:35 am

    OK, so that was totally awesome! I know it is awesome when I am gasping for breath and shaking all over! Thanks! I used 5lb. DB for the push up rows. I would have loved to use 10, I am still building my core. For all the other DB exercises, I used 10lb.. I did the exploding star jumps (wow!), and did speed skater instead of skater plyo because I wanted another cardio push. I also kept the mountain climber straight instead of cross because my abs are separated. I have already posted this for all my friends and on some groups I am a part of!


  8. Jason M

    January 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Your Comments Wow! What an awesome workout this workout literally broke me! I had to up the rest time to 20 seconds on the last round. Keep up the great work Josh and please we need more workouts like this one!


  9. gettinlaid

    January 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    [..YouTube..] absolutely love it, Thank You


  10. hulse865

    January 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    [..YouTube..] Awesome workout Josh! I think I may have a man crush on you! LOL


  11. James

    April 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Whats the weight of the dumbbells you use? And how many sets and reps should we do? Thanks


    • Josh Schlottman

      April 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      Hey James,

      For men I would suggest using 8-15 pound dumbbells depending on your level of fitness.


  12. muuraap

    May 5, 2011 at 2:53 am

    [..YouTube..] whooo


  13. Gianluca

    June 23, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    About how many calories will this burn? Great workouts!


    • Josh Schlottman

      June 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Gianluca, it depends on a lot of factors but I would say that you’ll easily burn 500kcal


  14. Keith Marran

    August 5, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I love this workout and have been doing it for about 3 weeks now. I have a problem with lunge hops – I tend to feel pain in my knees. Is there a common mistake people make with lunge hops that might be causing that? Or is there another exercise you would recommend to swap out with the lunge hops?


    • Josh Schlottman

      August 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Hi Keith,

      I would just do reverse lunges in place of them, it could be because the muscles/tendons around your knee joint are tight.


  15. Paul Liu

    September 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Hey Josh,I am a bit overweight and still have fat around my waist so if i do this workout for 6 days with HIIT on treadmill for 15-20 mins,will i lose my fat belly?Is it proper?


    • Josh Schlottman

      October 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Paul, make sure you’re also using metabolic resistance training in addition to HIIT for maximum results.


  16. Stacey

    October 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Hey Josh, I love this workout! Can’t wait to try it out! 🙂


  17. Will

    November 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I’m going to start this cause I’m quite out of shape but I need to know what can I eat on this diet


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