6 Common Misconceptions About Convict Conditioning

In Core & Abs Training, Leg Training, Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Push up Trainingby Matt

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I’ve been reading and applying the lessons in Convict Conditioning for over 7 years now and I couldn’t be happier with the results. That’s why I continue to recommend it to anyone who’s interested in building muscle and strength through bodyweight training.

Over the years, I’ve noticed a few common misconceptions about Convict Conditioning that pop up within our fitness culture. Some of these have to do with what the program actually is and other false ideas concern how to apply the basic principles Paul Wade describes in his book.

That’s why I decided to bring some of these misconceptions to light in this week’s edition of the Red Delta Project Podcast. While some of these false ideas are harmless, some could potentially hold you back.

The main points of this week’s podcast include:

  • Why the Convict Conditioning method may not be some universal prison training plan that every convict understands.
  • Why Convict Conditioning is more about an approach to bodyweight training rather than a strict system you have to follow the letter.
  • Why you don’t have to force yourself to practice only one step or variation of any of the exercises.
  • Why the 10th “Master Step” is by no means the end of your progressive calisthenics journey.

Keep in mind that I’m not Paul Wade, nor have I ever met him in person. The points I touch on are simply my understanding and beliefs surrounding what Coach Wade was talking about that I’ve formed over years of reading his other works and applying them.