Get Ragnarök ready with Alex Volkanovski and Jono Castano and train to be a God

Celebrating the launch of God of War Ragnarok, PlayStation Australia put “one of Australia’s most elite athletes, Alex Volkanovski” together with “celebrity personal trainer, Jono Castano” to get Volkanovski ready to face the Nine Realms.

Volkanovski, the world’s greatest pound-for-pound fighter, becomes Kratos during his training session and takes everything Castano throws at him.

In the video below, you’ll see Volkanovski take on a special training circuit, designed by Castano, designed to challenge his “endurance and combat with exercises including wall climbing, boxing, battle ropes, sledgehammer slams and more.”

God of War Ragnarok

Volkanovski said of the training;

Getting Ragnarök Ready is all about staying calm. Composure is key. You never know what’s going to happen in there and you have to prepare for the worst. Before battle you have to prepare and remember what you’re fighting for.” 

If you want to tackle the workout yourself, we’ve got the full circuit here;


You’re gonna need to have the stamina and endurance to sprint, climb, jump and row your way through the Nine Realms. 

  • Blazepod Agility test – 3 rounds of 60 seconds, 45 second break between rounds
  • Interval Sprints – 3 x 30 second jog above 16.0 speed into sprints of max for 15 seconds, 45 second active recovery
  • Versa Climber – 3 x 30 seconds work, 15 second sprint climb, 45 seconds off


To survive Ragnarok, you’ll have to take on enemies much bigger and much stronger than you. Kratos has a wide range of combat styles so that enemies never know what to expect. 

  • Battle Ropes – 4 x 30 second rounds, 30 second break between each
  • Hammer Slams – 3 x 30 second slams, 30 second break
  • Tyre Push – 3 x 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off
  • Boxing – 3x 60 second rounds, 30 second break

God of War Ragnarok is now available on PS4 and PS5.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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