These 2 Bodybuilders Took a 1960s-Inspired High School Gym Class

YouTube’s Buff Dudes, aka the Brandon and Hudson White brothers in bodybuilding, tackle all kinds of workout challenges in their videos, including subjecting themselves to rigorous military fitness tests and recreating intense training montages from classic action movies. Their final challenge is just a bounce, seeing as they try out some of the most famous exercises of the ’60s in the decade-inspired old-school “gym class” that their father, Duke, coaches, based on the workout he actually did back when he was in high school.

The first exercise is “Fish out of the water”, which they perform for 20 times. “It was hard,” Brandon says. “That’s a lot of basic activation, you have to pull yourself up, a little bit in the quadriceps, a little bit in the triceps…definitely harder than it looks.”

Next up are some heavy cardio circuit exercises, which consist of jogging in place, sprinting, and jumping. Given that cardio is where the brothers struggled in their previous challenges, it’s perhaps no surprise that they were both gasping for air by the end of this round. As Hudson said, “I won’t be cynical until I get my breath back.”

The third event is bending the arm on the pull-up bar, which you must hold for the full 60 seconds. They both finished this round successfully, and both earned an A from Duke. Round four is a grueling upside-down bike set, and round five involves co-op where each partner must do a handstand. “You are Try to hold a 250-pound guy,” Hudson says.

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