YouTube stars Buff Dudes are no strangers when it comes to testing out new workout challenges. In a new video uploaded on their YouTube account, Hudson and Brandon White took on the Hotshot 500 high-intensity training hike.
Brothers Brandon and Hudson of fitness sensations Buff Dudes like to try new challenges. Recently, they tested out the effects of running every day for a month. While many bodybuilders shy away from doing much cardio due to the fear of muscle loss, Whites reported that they did not lose any gains and only weighed a pound less at the end of the month.
They dismissed another notion earlier when they tried a vegan diet for 30 days straight. Plant-based diets get a bad rep in the bodybuilding community due to a lack of enough protein. Many athletes believe that eliminating meat from their diets might result in losing muscle mass. Buff Dudes made sure to get vegan foods that were high in protein and were happy with the results they achieved.
The Buff Dudes try the extreme Hotshot 500 workout
In a recent video uploaded on their YouTube account, the bodybuilding duo, Buff Dudes shared a video of themselves trying out the laborious high-intensity training hike. Hotshot 500 is a physically demanding training program created by wildland firefighters from the Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC).
“50 pushups have never felt so hard in my life.”
“This is so much harder than I thought it would be. I’ve done hikes, I’ve done elevation, of course I’ve done squats in the gym but I’ve never done both at the same time. This is taxing man. I’m hitting muscle fatigue. My muscles are burning, they are failing. It really pushes you to the limit… It’s definitely kicking our a**.”
“My traps have never felt so exhausted in my life. That was one hell of a workout. Legs, traps, shoulders, chest, arms, that was everything. Huge respect to those hotshots, those wildland firefighters, the kind of training they are doing, I mean those guys are bada****. Tried it out, we finished it, just barely. I don’t know if I would do that again honestly. That was rough.”
The Buff Dudes shared the exact details of the workout:
- 6 miles
- 50-pound backpacks
- 1,500-foot ascension
- 100 pushups
- 100 squats
- 100 flutter kicks
- 50 shoulder presses
- 50 rows
- 50 bicep curls
- 50 burpees
As if the run was not challenging enough, they also had to carry a 50-pound backpack throughout the workout even when performing the bodyweight exercises. They complete the first 50 pushups after crossing the half-mile mark. Then, they performed 100 air squats upon hitting a mile. Whites reported an incredible amount of soreness in their traps.
Buff Dudes recently created the world’s deadliest dumbbells with the help of a professional blacksmith named Matthew, who constructed their idea and added 32 spikes onto each dumbbell. They performed bicep curls, shoulder presses, bench presses, and a variety of exercises using the newly welded lifting equipment.