Felon Fitness

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In The Guardian How do prisoners get so fit?
It is not the point of it, exactly, but there is no doubt that prison is an excellent place to get fit. Whenever lawyer William Kroger went to visit his clients inside, he noticed what great shape they were in. Eventually he set about collecting exercises and routines from all over the California state prison system. The result is Felon Fitness, the complete guide to getting a body just like a convict serving 20 years to life.
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I always thought it had a lot to do with fending off Big Ed in the shower or wanting to be just like Big Ed after you'd failed.
 
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Screw_The_Nut

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I reckon it's the same reason as why squaddies get ripped on tour - sheer bloody boredom and nowt else to do during time off!
 
#3
Always wondered how they manage to get so bulked up on what would appear to be a pretty meagre diet
 
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Mark The Convict

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'getting a body just like a convict serving 20 years to life'

Complete with multiple strains of hepatitis, trackmarks, shiv scars, shit tattoos, HIV, and an ******** like a windsock?
 
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'getting a body just like a convict serving 20 years to life'

Complete with multiple strains of hepatitis, trackmarks, shiv scars, shit tattoos, HIV, and an ******** like a windsock?
Experience speaking?
 
#8
In The Guardian How do prisoners get so fit?
I always thought it had a lot to do with fending off Big Ed in the shower or wanting to be just like Big Ed after you'd failed.
Two points. 1)It's a rip-off from a book called, "Convict Conditioning" that was released(see what I did there?)at least six months ago. 2)The reason prisoners, at least in the UK, are in great shape is that the untermenschen have free access to state of the art gyms provided at taxpayer's expense.
 
#9
I watched one of those crappy 'Gang Inmate' type of programs on one of the minor sattelite channels a few months ago and basically the fitness is all based around gang culture

If you join a gang, as a fair amount do for protection etc, then one of the codes within the gang is to maintain and achieve maximum fitness, and those slacking are frowned upon and retirbution is taken by others members of the gang.

They showed inmates doing circuit training incessantly whenever they're in the excercise yard, all the time keeping an eye on the other gangs.

So, I supppose it shows that if you get released from the nick and you're fitter than a butchers dog, then chances are you were in a gang and so should be shown the Respect innit!
 
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Mark The Convict

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Experience speaking?
No, just imagination, although the only thing I can really imagine about being imprisoned is that I'd be climbing the walls within about 3 days.

Two points. 1)It's a rip-off from a book called, "Convict Conditioning" that was released(see what I did there?)at least six months ago.
I thought it might be - the book's crap, too. Basic bodyweight calisthenics that could be thought up by anyone with a bit of PT experience, plus a LOT of repetition and padding. I also wonder how genuine the author's 'prison credentials' really are - I can't see career crims (murderers/rapists/armed robbers etc) calling an exercise 'Kissing the Baby' FFS.
 

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