This is an amazing book! If you are a fan of Convict Conditioning (1 & 2) you need to get this training log. If you are preparing for the Progressive Calisthenics Certification then it's a must-have!!! The spiral bound format is a huge improvement over the regular binding and it makes it that much more functional for use in the gym. Great design, amazing pictures and additional content! Once again - Great job Dragon Door!
I thought what is the big deal about a logbook! Seriously mistaken. It is a work of art and with tips on each page that would be a great book all by itself. Get it. It goes way beyond a log book....the logging part of this book is just a bonus. You must have this!
This is not only a great companion to CC, but it keeps you excited and motivated. Each page has a very effective way to track your workouts, and each page has another bodyweight training tip and photo. Just last night I made it to the page explaining how to do bodyweight hypertensions; something I have not seen anywhere else.This really is a "must have" in my opinion. I have wasted time and energy making my own notebooks, spreadsheets, you name it, but the simple layout here combined with the daily tips and photos makes this truly the simplest, most effective tool I have personally used. It stays open on my kitchen table and each day I chart another day of progress.
Over the years I have used, bought and made my own workout logs. I didn't really like them because they didn't have all the features I was looking for. I was hesitant to order this because I am not doing Convict Conditioning. I downloaded the e-book and loved the format and layout but had no desire to download and print the log sheets. I decided to order the hard copy. This workout log has everything I was looking for. I love that it has plenty of room to input and log workouts, sets and reps. My favorite part is the bottom of each page has room to keep notes and a section for extras. Although it has some CC workouts and progressions, don't let that deter you if you are not doing the CC program. I am on my 2nd log book and it's almost full. I can go back and see any PRs I had as well as workouts I was not able to complete. Having this info in this format has really helped me progress.It is also small and easy to fit into my gym bag. Another added bonus is that there are really cool pictures on each page with tips and motivation.Since I am on this page, I might as well go a head and place my order for my 3rd one.
When Dragon Door first announced the pdf download-able version, I was immediately tempted to order it. However, I decided to wait a few more weeks unti the hard copy version was released. I'm so glad I waited! The hard copy has a spiral binding which makes all the difference in the world. Paper is glossy (another plus) and there are motivational tips throughout the log book which are extremely helpful! Another quality product from Dragon Door. A+!
Not JUST a log book. TONS of great and actually useful info. I really like to over complicate programming and data entries at times. And honestly, All one has to do is fill in the blanks... Well that and DO THE WORK. Great product.
This log book is one of a kind in the world. It is the only published body weight exclusive training log I have personally seen. It is well structured and provides everything for a log book in a primarily body weight oriented routine. The book is best integrated with the other books in the convict conditioning series however has enough information to act as a stand alone unit. It is a must have for anyone who is a fan of the convict conditioning series or is entering into calisthenics.
In the log section, each time you turn the page you get a page for the log itself and a page with a bit of exercise wisdom or inspiration. There are over one hundred days worth of logs, each with bonus advice of some kind. As it is, the book will last most people six months to a year.
Having grown up at the foot of a forest covered mountain in rural Vermont, Doug was active from a very young age. Hiking, running, and climbing were a part of everyday life in the Green Mountains. This culture of exercise led to dabbling in martial arts as a teen, and also getting work in a local powerlifting focused gym. Doug continued to pursue knowledge and training in exercise, becoming a certified personal trainer while still a teenager. Once in college he began his hand at the business side of fitness, taking a management position at a large local gym. During that time he became a founding member of the UVM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club, and was the first among their competition team. After only a few months he was assisting in coaching, and ran conditioning program for the club.Out of college Doug set up his own training center. He grew his list of clientele including several professional MMA athletes, eventually going so far as to corner a world title fight. He has continued to develop his business into today.
There are many pieces of advice, tips, and tricks for the maintenance of the body. The instructions are described in detail that results in a super-fit body and boosted stamina. The schedules of workouts and exercises given in the book are in a perfect ascend as the joints, ligaments, and tendons do not strengthen as the muscles. The instructions and workout schedules given in the book give slow and steady progress with amazing results reflected in life and body.
The author believes in safe and slow progress, so he has emphasized avoiding injuries and burnouts. The safest way to make progress is going slowly and steadily. That is the main concept behind this book, and the exercises are based on this concept
The design and the layout of the book are simple and straightforward. The writing style is unique. The things are kept apart that they are easy to understand. The illustration and explanation are very well described in the book that helps the reader better understand everything. The postures, diet, and exercises are very well explained that they can be implemented right away. The reader can easily understand everything the author wants to tell.
This book is a life changer and is recommended to people who want a change in their life, from thin to fit, slow to fast, and low energy to energetic. Everyone can read this amazing stamina booster book. You can get the ebook pdf free from below.
Paul Wade went into the California prison system in 1979 to serve a long sentence among the nation's most hardened criminals. He emerged more than two decades later with a sentence for the rest of us, in the form of his acclaimed 2009 book Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weakness Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival. His decree: Do six moves: Push-ups, pull-ups, squats, handstands, a forward abdominal bend, and a backward spinal bridge. That's it. And if you do them with "the right knowledge and a big bucketful of determination," that's enough.
The biggest mistake people make about bodyweight-only training is the idea that it is good for basic conditioning, but cannot build high levels of muscle and strength. To people who think this way, I say: Yes it can. You just need to know how to use the exercises progressively.
While most of us will thankfully never end up behind bars, I think we can all take a lesson from convicts on how to not let your circumstances be an excuse for your fitness goals. Below we highlight bodyweight exercises used by prisoners the world over to get strong and stay strong.
According to the book he wrote in prison, Solitary Fitness, Bronson performs 2,000 push-ups a day. If you start doing 10 push-ups a day and add 5 more each day, in a little over a year, you can get up to that level.
Convict Conditioning is unquestionably one of the best selling books out there about calisthenics. Newcomers into bodyweight fitness start utilizing it and its BIG 6 system with the promise of real growth. I admit that the book is well written, organized, and polished, so many get inspired by the convict Paul Wade and his tale.
FOBEWOlm III ~()Ill~" r()lll) S ome time in 1969. A brash Cambridge undergraduate sat hunched in the reverent silence, as two saffron-clad Tibetan Buddhist monks lectured on the mysteries of meditation and enlightenment. The monks radiated gentle peace and ease. Their eyes crinkled with humor, as if sharing a perpetual inside joke. "Everything is beautiful, nothing matters," they seemed to hint. Their words washed over the young man's head-mostly wasted-as his mind darted from restless thought to restless thought. One monk began to speak of the inner freedom that arises from the practice of deep meditation. The monk used an analogy: "You can be locked in a prison cell-apparently in bondage-and yet you remain free inside. Nobody can take that inner freedom from you." The undergrad exploded out of his seat with an angry rebuttal. "How can you say that Prison is prison. Bondage is bondage. There can be no real freedom when you are being held against your will!" A deep button had been pushed, the knee-jerk response out of all proportion to the monk's analogy. The fellow monk smiled beatifically at the angry young man. "It is good to question your teachers," he said with absolute sincerity and no hint of irony. And the monks continued with their talk, flowing like a river round the jagged boulder in their midst. Forty years later. Some time in 2009. The volatile young Cambridge undergrad is now a somewhat wiser and a whole lot more mellow fellow. He's running a dynamic and rapidly expanding venture called Dragon Door Publications-a vehicle for those with a passion for the cultivation of physical excellence. . And I'm about to introduce the world to one of the most exciting books I have ever read. It's a book about prison. It's a book about freedom. It's a book about survival. It's a book about humanity. It's a book about strength and power. It's a book that belongs in the hands of our military, our police, our firefighters, and all who protect our country from harm. It's a book to circulate in our high schools and colleges. It's a book for the professional athlete and for the out-ofshape desk jockey. It's a book for stay-at-home moms. It's a book for boomers seeking to reverse the sands of time. It's a book for anyone seeking the secrets of supreme survival strength. 2b1af7f3a8