Convict Conditioning book?

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    Oct 17, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    A friend recommended it to me, and I am reading it now. Haven't started doing any of the stuff in yet. Yes, it does have an unfortunate title...

    About a year ago, I got really bad tendinitis in my knee, and my crossfit routine came to a screeching halt. A year prior tore my shoulder labrum while doing crossfit pullups and had surgery. I am one of the many who have been injured (obviously more than once) while doing CF.

    My friend said doing the CC book would help me gradually get into shape and avoid future problems.

    Thoughts?
    -adam

    PS - I gained a bunch of weight since my injuries...i should take down my pictures. On top of not exercising, a nightly migraine preventative my neurologist put me on - main side effect...weight gain. argh!
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    I thought "convict conditioning" had more to do with learning to take a dick without lube.
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    What book? Is there a link for it on Amazon? Convict Conditioning? What does that even mean? Enquiring minds want to know.
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    Oct 18, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    adamscott saidA friend recommended it to me, and I am reading it now. Haven't started doing any of the stuff in yet. Yes, it does have an unfortunate title...

    About a year ago, I got really bad tendinitis in my knee, and my crossfit routine came to a screeching halt. A year prior tore my shoulder labrum while doing crossfit pullups and had surgery. I am one of the many who have been injured (obviously more than once) while doing CF.

    My friend said doing the CC book would help me gradually get into shape and avoid future problems.

    Thoughts?
    -adam

    PS - I gained a bunch of weight since my injuries...i should take down my pictures. On top of not exercising, a nightly migraine preventative my neurologist put me on - main side effect...weight gain. argh!


    I'm curious about the cross fit injury. I'm guessing you were not learning to listen to your body and just following a set plan of do x exercise y times for z sets? Was it the plyometrics (jumping)/ballistic exercises? I don't promote cross fit, but I have clients who are like "let's do cross fit stuff," which I basically interpret as "crazy stuff" that is non traditional, fun, effective, and can be abused if done too much without proper recovery. It's like I can only do about 10 reps of back flips per week before I start feeling the cartilage wear off in my ankles and knees. I speak as a non-gymnast doing this shit icon_razz.gif I'm sure real gymnasts actually have enough skill to land things perfectly every time and thus minimize injury, but I am not at that skill level yet. I'm sure it is similar with cross-fit--you have to be in great shape to tolerate it.
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought "convict conditioning" had more to do with learning to take a dick without lube.


    I thought the OP was moving to Australia.
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    ^^^ I'm curious, too, about the crossfit injuries. I have a hunch that a lot of other people will see their fitness routines coming to a screeching halt due to injuries sustained while doing crossfit. I'm a very fit guy, and I do a variety of different exercises to build strength and stamina and work my core, but I also do them knowing how my body will respond and what my limits are. I think the crossfit craze is a perfect storm where you get a combination of a lot of poorly trained instructors coaching weekend-warrior zealots, which unfortunately equals injuries.
  • Whipmagic

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    I have been on a crossfit regime for quite some time and it works for me, essentialy injury free. But we have some excellent instructors at our box who are sure to yell at me every time my form breaks down. I used my good conditioning from crossfit for obstacle running, and that worked well, too. But I got injured when I got into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; the strength from crossfit and my lack of martial arts skills was a deadly combination.
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    Convict conditioning = high rep body weight exercises (pull-ups, dips, push-ups, sit-ups, etc)

    Do a Google or YouTube search for: ghetto workouts
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    Oct 18, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 saidWhat book? Is there a link for it on Amazon? Convict Conditioning? What does that even mean? Enquiring minds want to know.


    http://www.amazon.com/Convict-Conditioning-Weakness-Survival-Strength/dp/0938045768
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought "convict conditioning" had more to do with learning to take a dick without lube.


    Why are you so goddam hilarious?
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    Oct 18, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    DanOmatic said^^^ I'm curious, too, about the crossfit injuries. I have a hunch that a lot of other people will see their fitness routines coming to a screeching halt due to injuries sustained while doing crossfit. I'm a very fit guy, and I do a variety of different exercises to build strength and stamina and work my core, but I also do them knowing how my body will respond and what my limits are. I think the crossfit craze is a perfect storm where you get a combination of a lot of poorly trained instructors coaching weekend-warrior zealots, which unfortunately equals injuries.


    I don't mean to put down CF as I loved it while I did it. I think that it was just a mixture of things that caused my injuries, and I do miss it for different reasons. Backstory on me fitness-wise... I was the chubby kid who couldn't do much athletically. The only time I lost weight and looked "non-stocky" was 12 years ago when I was training in Ju-Jitsu 3 hours a day/ 6 days a week and was no-carbs. When I stopped doing that, I gained 50 pounds back. Anyway... after recovering from 'frozen shoulder' on my right shoulder (which was horribly painful for months), I found crossfit (via Krav Maga), and worked hard at it. It was a krav maga / CF box and CF was new to the location. My instructor pushed me hard and she is huge on no excuses. She seemed big on proper form, but... After months and months, I finally got a pull up (first one in my life) and then got 20 in a row (kipping... not strict) a week later. Was just SO excited. The box is filled with fit people, and I finally was getting some strength. Was doing a back weighted squat and then into a shoulder press, and ... snap. There went my labrum.

    After surgery, I was out of CF for 8 months. Went back and started slowly. Extremely flat feet, and I would barefoot run in hopes it would help strengthen my arches. During an intense WOD with a LOT of running that day, the next day I could barely walk due to pain in my knees and ... patella tendinitis. Doctor said 3 weeks of PT it would be fine. Its almost a year later, and I wasted money on 6 months of PT without getting better.
    So... back to the chubby guy I started out as, and spirits are very down. While injured, I focused on other parts of my life - bought a house last month, bought cars last week (one for me, one for the boyfriend), looking for a great dog (going to shelters) and i trying to keep busy that way - but I was just put on high blood pressure meds and was told to lose weight asap.

    I overshared, but if anyone can relate, or share, or give advice. I even went through the CF Level 1 cert. - and yet, here I am. And I see all the other CF people i knew on FB, and I just watch from the sidelines...

    thanks for reading
    adam
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    Oct 18, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    So while being supported by the taxpayer, he built his body and learned his techniques. Now I'm supposed to reward him by buying his book. I don't think so.