I was just wondering if anyone is using, or has done, the Convict Conditioning program?
Yes and I enjoy it a lot.
Irrespective of the fact if the author actually exist, as some people doubt it, the program makes sense to me
I like being able to workout at home and having clear progression steps in the program. I started bodyweight training before, but this book helped me to put some more structure into it.
what is convict conditioning
it's a book with bodyweight exercises program, it has 6 main exercises
- leg raises
- handstand push-ups (you shouldn't start this one too soon!)
each exercise has 10 progression steps, from very easy ones - e.g. wall push-up to very hard one, e.g. one arm push-up
see more details at http://www.dragondoor.com/b41/ or I'll try to answer any question
hmmm i can see the logic in it from that basic summary i might look it up a bit more
would you use that with any other program or just on its own
I mostly use it on its own + CC2 book has extra exercises (calf raises, grip work and more). Occasionally I add some other BW exercise or a basic yoga routine. I also run a bit.
I don't do weights... The only "equipment" I got is pull-up bar and exercise mat.
Is it a lot like "The Naked Warrior"?
I haven't read this one, but looks like it's similar idea of using bodyweight exercises. From the TOC it seems a bit more advanced? CC takes you from absolute beginner level.
Naked Warrior goes into far more detail if I remember correctly, but only has the pistol and OAP.
CC is an ok book, but the info can be got on the internet pretty easily. In saying that it outlines progressions for more exercises. Some people take the outlined progressions as sacred, but there's more than one way to get to a OAP or HSPU etc.
If I was going to buy one, I think I'd get NW. I found the Dinosaur Bodyweight Training book to be better than CC. It goes into detail on grip strength etc.
But there are gyms in prisons so why not call it "currently between jobs conditioning"?
Have CC 1 + CC2, great books.
My new bible however is Overcoming Gravity by Steven Low. Must have for BW enthusiasts.
haha, maybe there are, I don't know the title and the story about the author spending time in prison might be only a story and is not really important
I just like the independence aspect of being able to train anywhere/anytime and not needing a gym.
Can that book be purchased here? Looks interesting.
available as ebook on http://www.easons.com/display.asp?K=565161
also on amazon or kindle, but not sure about country restrictions for kindle
Yeah, but prisoners can't just access it when ever they feel like. There isn't going to be a lot of resistance equipment, plus everyone will want to use it. To get stronger, you'll need to work much more, so the idea is to do stuff in your cell. Thats the USP of the program, but its not actually aimed at convicts of course.
Charles Bronson, was a fitness fanatic, despite spending msot of his time in solitary confinement. He wrote Solitary fitness, a similar idea.