You don't study for a
role like Nick E. Tarabay's
in Spartacus: Gods of
the Arena
; you TRAIN
for it. If you think he
works hard on
screen, wait'll you
try his workouts!
The Road To Glory Begins!

The word "cut" doesn't just describe the vast amount of slices and dices in the hot new Starz original TV series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

American actor and star Nick E. Tarabay (The Sopranos, Crash) worked hard with trainer George Mitropetros to forge an arena-worthy physique for his role in the series as Ashur, a man who brings new gusto to the phrase "survival of the fittest."


From the coliseum to your computer, we're giving you the Spartacus workout video and training program. Workouts that build agility, stamina and strength training, combined with a gladiator's diet -- these are the tools Nick uses to build Ashur's battle-ready body. We're giving you those tools for free. Nick challenges you to become a god of the arena in your own right. The road to glory is at your fingertips. Will you cower or stand strong?

The choice is yours. If you accept the challenge, prepare to run, lift, jump, flip and slam every training session. This is a program fit for a warrior, containing unique exercises designed with brutal fitness in mind. When the time comes and the crowd sees you step onto the sand in the arena, your body will tell them to bet on you, not against you.

This program doesn't require you to buy a replica gladiator sword and suit of armor (you can if you want), but it does require you to train like a warrior. Don't worry, there's a huge payoff ...


Building A Gladiator Body Isn't Easy ... But It Can Be Done!
Watch These Videos to Learn How!

Perform the four circuits below once a week, with one day's rest in between.

Spartacus Circuit 1
Warmup Circuit: 3 rounds, 45 sec rest between rounds
Jumping Jacks
3 sets of 10-12 reps
Running in Place
3 sets of 30 sec
Jump Squats
3 sets of 10-12 reps
Push Ups
3 sets of 10-12 reps

Exercise 1
Box Jumps
1 set of 30 reps
45 seconds rest
Exercise 2
Plank "with a twist"
1 sets until failure
45 seconds rest
Exercise 3
Arc Wheel
1 sets until failure
45 seconds rest
Exercise 4 Circuit: 3 rounds, 45 sec rest between rounds
Ab Wheel
3 sets of 20 ft
Push Ups
3 set of 5 reps
Pike Ins
3 set of 3-5 reps
Reverse Ab Wheel
3 set of 20 ft
Exercise 5
Rotary Leg Raise
3 sets until failure
45 seconds rest
Exercise 6
Spartan Flip
3 sets until failure
45 seconds rest
Exercise 7
Spartan Slam
3 sets until failure
45 seconds rest
Spartacus Circuit 2
Spartacus Circuit 3
Spartacus Circuit 4
Watch Our Exclusive Interview With Nick E. Tarabay

The actor talks about nutrition, supplementation, and forging the mindset of a warrior, on screen and off.


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Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena © 2011 Starz Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Feb 18, 2013 1:06pm | report
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This looks like an awesome, core/endurance/all-around workout, I'm going to try it in two weeks!

Mar 20, 2013 10:20pm | report
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1/3 of a cup of olive oil on menu 1 meal #4 seems incorrect?

Jul 8, 2013 11:22am | report
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I bought that ab wheel after reading this article. It's really awesome, serious core stabilization with that thing. Makes a simple pushup gruesome.

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