How do they do it in Jail???

  • D972

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    Oct 21, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    Some of the most muscular and built people I've ever seen have come from Jail (I'm from a fairly poor and previously crime infested neighborhood in Queens, New York City).

    They
    1) Have no protein shakes
    2) Eat very badly and three meals a day max
    3) Have limited access to weights (one to two hours of free time a day).

    However,

    The fact that they gain muscle without all the supplements and extra aids that we use makes me rethink the whole eating 4-6 meals a day.

    Are we over doing it with the supplements and the meals? Do we just need to rest more to get the gains that people in jail seem to get?

    Ideas, thoughts?
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    Oct 21, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    one of my ex-friends, did a 4 year stint in jail..he told me, since they have a lot of down time, he did 1,000 reps for each exercise a day. 1,000 pushups, crunches, pullups, squats, dips, so I guess with all that time. your body is put in constant muscle building mode, I assume.
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    Oct 21, 2008 4:38 AM GMT
    do we look like a bunch of ex-cons how would anyone here know the answer to that. c'mon, post an intelligent question. icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 21, 2008 5:53 AM GMT

    LOL, I hear that in jail, the big criminals pick one or two guys and steal their food on a daily basis, so scratch that 3 meal a day thing. However, I really think there is a mental link to how big they grow. THEY HAVE TO GET BIG. Simply put, your body will do what it needs to help you when you need it the most. So, when you complain that you aren't big enough, just be glad that your size doesn't determine how many times you do or donot get raped this week.
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    Oct 21, 2008 7:58 AM GMT
    notsoomuch23 said...since they have a lot of down time, he did 1,000 reps for each exercise a day. 1,000 pushups, crunches, pullups, squats, dips...


    whoa...
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    Oct 21, 2008 9:29 AM GMT
    They have a lot of spare time. I work around people that are in the industry and that is the main reason. Also there is a pecking order in prisons. The strong get what they want, while the weaker get pressured. The laws of the jungle are alive and well behind bars. The only exception about the weaker? Bikers (e.g. The Hells Angels). Any prisoner with good survival instincts knows to leave the bikers alone.
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    Oct 21, 2008 9:43 AM GMT
    with lots of spit?
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    Oct 21, 2008 10:47 AM GMT
    Yeah I agree with you, I dont think the caloric intake is high. I have heard stories about the food as well. so food quality. you have to wonder. probably get lean pretty quick.
    some of these guys have good genes as well.

    3 hots and a cot. one hour of fitness a day.

    well the prisoner pushups are great. working out for hours a day not a bad routine. I figure that's what I would do.
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    Oct 21, 2008 11:21 AM GMT
    They get their protein by eating each other alive. icon_twisted.gif Plus they have allot of spare time to workout constantly.
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    Oct 21, 2008 12:29 PM GMT
    fogos saidYeah I agree with you, I dont think the caloric intake is high. I have heard stories about the food as well. so food quality. you have to wonder. probably get lean pretty quick.
    some of these guys have good genes as well.

    3 hots and a cot. one hour of fitness a day.

    well the prisoner pushups are great. working out for hours a day not a bad routine. I figure that's what I would do.


    It depends on the jurisdiction. In Ontario it is 3,200 calories a day which is pretty high. Matter of fact some inmates do not fit into their old clothes when they leave due to weight gain.

    As for the myth that guys are having sex with each other in prison, forget it, it does not happen often, at least in the remand facilties. In the federal pens it is more likely to happen (longer serving inmates). I am sure there is a lot of jacking off going on though. Several hundred guys with nothing to do at night whose average age is in the high 20s or low 30s. Well you can figure it out.
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    Oct 21, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    Yeah,

    Okay so they might steal someone elses food, but it is still 3 meals a day, just a bigger meal.

    I thought 1000 reps counts as cardio, more so than resistance/strength training. I don't know something sounds a little fishy in that respect.

    Sureal life, not sure what you mean by remand prisons? Why would that differ from federal prisons?
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    Oct 21, 2008 2:07 PM GMT
    D972 saidYeah,

    Okay so they might steal someone elses food, but it is still 3 meals a day, just a bigger meal.

    I thought 1000 reps counts as cardio, more so than resistance/strength training. I don't know something sounds a little fishy in that respect.

    Sureal life, not sure what you mean by remand prisons? Why would that differ from federal prisons?


    Remand means in prison awaiting trial. Have not been found guilty yet. To dangerous to be out on bail.
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    Oct 21, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    genetics and evolution. these guys haven't come from nice middle class families for generations, sitting on their increasingly fat arses. oops controversial! icon_wink.gif


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    Oct 21, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    dakuk saidgenetics and evolution. these guys haven't come from nice middle class families for generations, sitting on their increasingly fat arses. oops controversial! icon_wink.gif




    Are you related to a Greek named Jimmy? icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 21, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
    onejock saiddo we look like a bunch of ex-cons how would anyone here know the answer to that. c'mon, post an intelligent question. icon_twisted.gif


    seems like a good question to me.
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    Oct 21, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
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    onejock saiddo we look like a bunch of ex-cons how would anyone here know the answer to that. c'mon, post an intelligent question. icon_twisted.gif


    seems like a good question to me.


    Some people work in the industry. Prisons are big business, especially in the USA.
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    Oct 21, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    High reps would work towards endurance muscles not the more bulky type that is being talked about here.

    The reason for doing a higher number of meals a day is to allow you to eat more, it isn't technically essential, just that if people are bulking it's easier to eat six small meals than three very large ones. So long as you get the calories, the number of meals doesn't matter.
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    Oct 21, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    D972 saidSome of the most muscular and built people I've ever seen have come from Jail (I'm from a fairly poor and previously crime infested neighborhood in Queens, New York City).

    They
    1) Have no protein shakes
    2) Eat very badly and three meals a day max
    3) Have limited access to weights (one to two hours of free time a day).

    However,

    The fact that they gain muscle without all the supplements and extra aids that we use makes me rethink the whole eating 4-6 meals a day.

    Are we over doing it with the supplements and the meals? Do we just need to rest more to get the gains that people in jail seem to get?

    Ideas, thoughts?


    They have the ability to eat other meals and they are actually fed well at those 3 regular meals. I have heard it has a lot to do with the yeast intake while in prison and also most are not as active besides the gym. They also have the ability to get drugs into the prisons too.
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    Oct 21, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    Wow, a whole lot of assuming and speculation going on in here.icon_rolleyes.gif

    My brother did a 4 year stint in a state prison in Idaho. I visited him many times.
    Yes, they got 3 meals a day. He said the food wasn't all that bad. They usually had a few choices of things. There were also vending machines (with protein shakes) and a store where they could purchase many different things. Prisoners were allowed to receive money from the outside, and also worked for credits doing laundry, yard work, etc. They were allowed 6 hours of outside time a day, with access to the gym equipment in the yard (he said there was a LOT). When they were inside, there was a full gym as well. They only had to stay in their cells at night. Since there wasn't a lot to do, he said many of the prisoners worked out most of the time. He did as well. He would work out 5-6 hours a day and run the perimeter of the yard for an hour.

    He came out of prison in the best shape of his life. We have an on-going, good hearted competition now, to see who's arms are bigger, who has a smaller waist, etc. He is also a marathon runner now.

    He says all in all, it wasn't so awful.
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    Oct 21, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    Wow that's a pretty nice prison, but I'm guessing it was low security
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    Oct 22, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    Greygull saidWow that's a pretty nice prison, but I'm guessing it was low security


    Well, it was in the middle of no-fuckin-where, Idaho. LOL. If they escaped, there were miles and miles of miles and miles! icon_lol.gif There were 12 foot fences with razor wire and many armed guards. It was mostly drug dealers (cuz that's all there is to do in Idaho), but there were a few violent crime offenders and a couple murderers.
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    Oct 23, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    well I worked in one prison early on in life- a summer job in Norrtälje, Sweden.

    Max security prison, hour a day exercise. guys were 99% non Swedes. Food was adequate nothing special. Prison breaks were attempted never successful.
    Nothing like the Idaho resort prisons. "prison break fun runs"? I understand the marathoner as well.You'd have top form to be able to go the distance.

    Yes the remand centres in Ontario are overcrowded, poor infection control, the orange jumpsuits are blinding, space is tight. I guess ya wait till the lights are low and go for it.

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    Oct 23, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    a lot of it is genetics. don't be fooled
  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 23, 2008 1:42 AM GMT
    This is just a repeat of some of the comments above. The the story I got from a friend who had a friend who went to jail and got big was the 1,000 reps, and that prisoners know how and what to eat and what to do to get big quick because their survival depends on it.

    Intuitively, it sounds true.
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    Nov 02, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    Fable saidwith lots of spit?



    Ahhhh Hahahahaha! Well played, sir.