You might have seen the latest movie remake of the Spartacus story. Spartacus was a Thracian warrior, turned slave, turned gladiator. He is famous for escaping from his gladiator school and leading a slave revolt that kept the Romans busy for years.
Many people are interested in how the ancient gladiators used to train. I wrote an article on ancient Roman gladiator training techniques.
Unfortunately we only have partial information on how the Roman gladiators really trained, so all the modern “gladiator” workouts are really just inspired by the ancient gladiators or just use the word “gladiator” to sound more hardcore. Most of these workouts incorporate circuit training and focus more on functional exercises.
Here is how the stars of the “Spartacus” series trained:
Bodybuilding.com Spartacus workout: