I’m pretty sure that “Spartan toughness” is bred from something more than just being in really good shape.
Don’t get me wrong - I think it’s pretty cute that you think you can approach the Spartan ideal and approximate the toughness of a Spartan by being able to run a lot and do this nifty yet useless trick, while still paying attention to practical considerations, but I think you need to pull your head out of your ass on this one.
Only 3-5 days a week? Heck, talk about Spartan inefficiency. You can approximate their entire culture, lifestyle, training, and breeding by cramming 2.5 - 3 hours a day of calisthenics somewhere between waking up to a pot of hot coffee, going to your 9-5 desk job, driving your kids to soccer practice, eating a big 'ol family dinner, catching the latest episode of ‘Lost’ and hitting the hay in your big, soft bed and cuddling with Wifey.
Your post had potential, but come on. Sure, it’s an interesting exercise, and I don’t argue that perhaps we can all learn something from Sparta’s dedication and drive, but don’t cheapen their “ideal” by saying you’ve somehow stumbled across the “Easy Mac” of becoming a Spartan.
If you wanna say you embody the Spartan ideal, then you really do have to live it. Otherwise it’s lame. Really lame, actually, considering the ‘300’ craze right now. My suggestion is that you’d be better off joining the military, but, of course, you wouldn’t want to do that…you just want to play dress up.
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Wow! Did you try the handstand clap pushups and fall down? Is that why you’re grumpy?
Tell you what — try it tomorrow. Run 90 minutes, do a 15 minute EDT (say, benches and rows), then do 4 or 5 HS clappers.