Book title : CONVICT CONDITIONING SECOND ED: How to Bust Free of All Weakness – Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength
By : Paul Wade
Category : Books,Guidebooks,Health & Medicine
Wordcount : 166
Rating : 4.6
Publisher : DRAGON DOOR; 2nd edition (19 July 2018)
Language : English
Paperback : 294 pages
isbn13 : 978-1942812159
Dimensions : 17.27 x 1.52 x 23.88 cm
Best seller rank : 183,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) 1,118 in General Health & Medicine Guide (Books) 2,852 in Fitness Training 4,577 in Fitness & Exercise
Salesrank : 183881
Chances are that whatever athletic level you have achieved, there are some serious gaps in your OVERALL strength program. Gaps that stop you short of being able to claim status as a TRUE man.The good news is that—in Convict Conditioning—Paul Wade has laid out a brilliant 6-set system of 10 progressions which allows you to master these elite levels. And you could be starting at almost any age and in almost in any condition!Paul Wade has given you the keys—ALL the keys you’ll ever need— that will open door after door after door for you in quest for REAL physical accomplishment. Yes, it will be the hardest work you’ll ever have to do. And yes, 97% of those who pick up Convict Conditioning, frankly, won’t have the guts and the fortitude to make it. But if you make it even half-way through Paul’s Progressions, you’ll be stronger than almost anyone you encounter.If you’re a 3-percenter, in particular, then this book is for you. Have at it!
I got the ebook version of this book: Layout and pictures were all working well on my kindle…My background: I’ve been training with Mark Laurens Yayog since a few years and I am very happy with the results, but every now and then I am looking for more variety and read books by other authors…I almost did not buy this book because of its title, but the good reviews convinced me. I am glad I did …The beginning of the book explains about why this kind of training is popular in prison, how it has a long tradition and how it is almost forgotten on the outside. Given the title this kind of introduction is reasonable, however, it is too long. A little historic reference is also added, which is nice…Before the actual training approach is described the author also points out the advantages compared to training with weights and machines. This is also a very lengthy part and for my taste the author’s thinking is too black and white: Every kind of training with weights of “machines” doesn’t provide real strength and is bad for the joints… I understand his point and there is some truth to it, but the section is far too long and his statements are too absolute for my taste.3 stars for this part of the book.The author describes his approach to body weight training which is based on 6 major exercises, which he calls the Big Six. For each of the exercises he provides 10 step progressions. Each progression step is explained in its own chapter and pictures illustrate what needs to be done.The author always puts a focus on why this exercise is useful, how it influences the muscles, etc… sometimes this part is a bit too long.5 stars for his approach and its explanation.The downside:The Big 6 times 10 progressions leads to 60 exercises plus variations and it feels like in every description for each progression the author explains why training with weights is bad. This adds pages and pages … much too long for my taste. This could be added as a separate chapter for reference…I also can’t count the references to how bad steroids are (I fully agree, but how often do I have to read this).I think the book offers a good approach and the exercises are explained well, but there is too much stuff in between which makes this book an unnecessarily long read… 4 stars, because I believe the approach is sound and reasonably well explained, despite the other 60% of the book.Sorry for some of the hard words above, but that’s how I feel about the book.Best Regards,
Dieses Buch ist das wertvollste Werk über Bodyweight Fitness, das ich je gelesen habe. Nicht nur sind die Erklärungen des recht erfahren wirkenden Autors sehr plausibel und umfangreich, die empfohlenen Übungen sind einsame Spitze. Der Autor hat hier sehr viel richtig gemacht, was in den meisten anderen Büchern misslungen ist. Während man sonst oft schier von Übungen überflutet wird, gibt es in diesem Buch eine geradlinie Progression von verschiedenen Schwierigkeitsgraden der “Big Five” (Push, Pull, Leg Raise, Squat, Bridge). Das Prinzip nach dem Paul “Coach” Wade vorgeht ist eine schrittweise Steigerung. Motiviertes, regelmäßiges Training, Übungen nicht bis Failure sondern nur kurz davor, denn wenn der Muskel versagt zahlen Sehnen & Knorpel drauf. Es resultieren Haltungsschäden, fehlerhaft durchgeführte Übungen, oder Verletzungen die einen teilweise für Monate außer Gefecht setzen können. So ist außerdem die Regeneration schneller, und man gerät nicht in den mentalen Stress, den ein Training zum Failure auslöst. Soll heißen, man kann seine Willenskraft stattdessen für die korrekte Ausführung der Übung investieren, und man beginnt nicht den Sport zu hassen. Nach Jahren des Fitness-Trainings bin ich zu der Ansicht gelangt, dass diese Einstellung auf Dauer am besten für Körper & Geist ist. Wenn man Spaß am Sport hat, kommen die Ergebnisse nämlich wie von selbst! Empfehle hierzu auch den Joe Rogan Podcast mit Firas Zahabi.Coach bringt mit diesem Buch ein paar interessante Konzepte in die Kraftsport-Welt. Und da sein schrittweiser Plan so schön aufgebaut ist, hat mir das Buch nun schon zum zweiten Mal geholfen, nach einer Verletzung wieder in die Bodyweight-Fitness einzusteigen.
I started Calisthenics triaining almost 2 years ago. For the first year my training plan has been a patchwork of different exercises guided by rather wishful thinking than reality.As consequence I developed several problems – impingement, irriation of the Achilles tendon, severe straining of my shoulders.When I came across CC I found every problem that I encountered actually described by the author and he also gave the reason for it – I did too much too soon and eventually faced reality (in my case – with over 40 my body needs more time to heal and does not develop muscles as fast).And he described this in a way that was easy to understand and without the fitness-lingo you see and hear nowadays everywhere .So I started to trust the author to also provide the cure to my problems, namely to do basic exercises, progress steadily but at a slower pace, prefer quality over quantity, i.e. give your body time to grow!I am doing it now since ca. 6 months and I am feeling fantastic!The bridging exercises are especially awesome – I should have done this years ago and I am still at stage 2!One side remark – I added some exercises from CC2 into my routine – grip, calf, trifecta – and am very pleased with the results (see also my review there).Summary – if you want to develop strength, if you like simplicity and are willing to cut back your ego – then this is for you.In addition – I am pretty convinced that this program will keep me busy and happy for the next 2-3 years – at least – and will provide me with the foundation to progress into more advanced Calisthenics thereafter.For an initial investement of a few bucks and very reasonable follow up costs (basically the cost for the gym and some fitness equipment) this is an amazing return!Thank you very much Coach Wade (and it does not matter to me at all whether you are who you claim to be or not – this is a small wiseguy/insider comment)!