Go Dan Erickson!!! WOW I think you hit the sweet spot. Honestly guys and gals, Im not out to compare the actors of 300 to arnold, nor I am suggesting that their training emulates real spartan training. Im saying that this was one hell of a movie first off;) but try to remember why you started training.
Maybe not to be a spartan, but for possibly looks, bettering your body, team affiliation, or just as a hobby. These guys look pretty good compared to most of the population. Hey, what works, works. I dont really care for some types of training and others I really enjoy. I think that many of us get to caught up in the “perfect program superiorarity complex” thats a trademark disease!
Many of us loose focus, loosing that go gettem attitude or live or die mentality where were really stoked to be training. If running floats your boat, then run, if O lifts do it for you then O lift. Hey, and if watching 300 makes you gain 30 lbs of muscle then do that!
Maybe once in a while we should take a step back, analyize out results and progress and consider other options. The transformation some of those guys went through was incredible, their work ethic was incredible regardless of motivation, and what they pulled off was absolutley incredible, give credit where credits due, and the same motto should be applied to your own training. Dont BS yourself and enjoy training.