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Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 25 Jun 2016, 12:40
by 0518
"Children, gather round! No retreat, no surrender; that is Spartan law. And by Spartan law we will stand and fight... and die. A new age has begun. An age of freedom, and all will know, that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it!"

3 years ago i started re-prioritize my life. I wasn't happy with what i saw in the mirror. A friend of mine got me into crossfit (ha ha.. yeah.. i've heard all the jokes. And no.. i'm not here to recruit) and i started to see the results i wanted. So after about a year of training i realized that i needed to set some goals. And i set my goal to be "King Leonidas" from the movie 300 since the workouts that the actors went through in prep of the movie highly resembled by Crossfit (in fact their trainer is one of the original founders of "Crossfit")

Training, eating healthy and making conscious choices about what i eat and when, as well as taking responsibility for the sometimes bad choices and accepting them, became part of my life.

I went from 100kg and 23% bodyfat to now 85kg / 15% BF. I've lost more than 20kg of pure fat. (That is a lot of butter packages. next time you are in the store go a head and count)
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I went from barely being able to run 10k to doing it under 1 hour, I've doubled the weight i'm able to bench press up to 100kg. I can squat over 100kg and deadlift close to twice my weight. I can do more pull-ups, sit-ups and push-ups now at 35 than i could at 15, 20 or 25.
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During the sci-fi convention in gothenburgh 2014 i spilled the beans to a few friends and one caught on immediately. So now we are at least two fully geared Spartans. But we need more..

And not just Spartans... Gladiators, Immortals, Senators, Queens, Persian warriors or even vikings! Come join and join! Or if you are looking for inspiration, tips or guidance to get a healthier lifestyle.. send me a pm and i will invite you to our facebook page.

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Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 25 Jun 2016, 15:18
by 5956
awesome! very very awesome!

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 26 Jun 2016, 00:37
by 3664
That's great!

Just a comment: How does this add up?
I went from 100kg to 85kg. I've lost more than 20kg.

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 26 Jun 2016, 11:20
by 0518
3664 wrote:That's great!

Just a comment: How does this add up?
I went from 100kg to 85kg. I've lost more than 20kg.
As I lost fat I've also gained muscle mass.. So net loss is less than 20kg. But loss in pure fat is more than 20kg.

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 26 Jun 2016, 15:08
by JonathanRL
Since I am still a fat bastard, I think Roman Senator would be the best choice for me. Fight for my amusement, Gladiators! ;-)

All joking aside, that is a really cool outfit! Hope to see it at an event soon!

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 16:18
by 11767
Having a "sport-specific" body (176cm/72 kg) I think I'm too skinny to be a credible looking Spartan.
A gladiator costume would be nice too but I think the same "problem" goes with that too.

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 18:51
by 0518
11767 wrote:Having a "sport-specific" body (176cm/72 kg) I think I'm too skinny to be a credible looking Spartan.
A gladiator costume would be nice too but I think the same "problem" goes with that too.
That shouldn't hold you back.. It's not like I got the super fit body of Leoniads either.. (Yet.. ;) ).

But there are plenty of other characters to choose from. I've already mentioned senator, Persian immortal... The list goes on.

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 18:58
by 7959
An I thought I should make Ephialtes of Trachis, the hunchback in 300. :)

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 19:01
by 0518
7959 wrote:An I thought I should make Ephialtes of Trachis, the hunchback in 300. :)
That would be most impressive!

Re: Spartans! What is your profession?!

Posted: 01 Jul 2016, 03:41
by 7995
But can you cook??


:)