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Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss, and Bulletproof Joints

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  531 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
In his sequel, Convict Conditioning 2, Coach Wade takes us even deeper into the subtle nuances of training with the ultimate resistance tool: our bodies. With an amazing understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, Coach Wade explains very simply how to work the smaller but just as important areas of the body such as the hands and forearms, neck and calves and ob ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Dragon Door Publications
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Jacob Aitken
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
by the eponymous Paul Wade, whether he exists or not.

Wade's first book, Convict Conditioning, was an awe-inspiring classic. Because of his teachings, I can do things now at 32 than I could at 18 when I was bench pressing almost 300 lbs (not a lot, I know, but I'm a little guy). This book is awesome, too, but not in the same way.

In the first CC Wade taught you how to work the big muscle groups using body weight training. This book focuses on the unseen, yet in some ways more important aspects lik
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Alain Burrese
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed “Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics For Muscle Gain, Fat Loss And Bulletproof Joints” by Paul “Coach” Wade. Like the first book, I could have done without a lot of the “prison” aspects and talk, but I did like the information presented on training. I've been incorporating some things from this book and the first one into my own training.

This book is a continuation of the first, and it will help readers if they have read the first book and understand the training p
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David
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
This is a great supplement to the superb advanced calisthenics course outlined in the first Convict Conditioning book. You should absolutely, positively read the first book before reading this one. Not only does the previous book outline the principals involved, but it has the indispensable Big Six exercises. The exercises in Convict Conditioning 2 are compliments, not substitutes for those Big Six. In context as a follow-up, it is very good. It covers the muscles of the neck, calves, forearms, ...more
Ryan
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: strength-fitness
An improvement on CC1.

Coach Paul Wade advances and improves upon the basics lay down in convict conditioning one, but without neglecting the fundamentals that he preached in the original. I like his emphasis on these fundamental, basic exercises for strength and health. His philosophy is extremely consistent and his training methods are guaranteed to work, if you have the patience and humility and consistency to make them work over a long period of time. I appreciate his insight that real stren
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Pete Aceves
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shotgun Muscle

Neck work, calf work, fingertip push-ups and grip work. This what everyone needs in their calisthenic workout. Definitely more challenging and proves why calisthenics are king.
Justin
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Meant for more experienced lifters.
Richard Fuller
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great addition to the first book
R4zor
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I own Convict Conditioning and love it! The brutal simplicity of the book and the insights into “old time” training philosphy make it enjoyable to read. I really enjoyed how your whole body can basically be trained to any level you aspire to with 6 basic bodyweight movements. I always enjoy reading about Paul Wade!

With CC 2 You will be able to find training information for forearms and grip, calves, lateral muscle chain, neck, joints, mobility/flexibility, stretching, tendons and ligaments stren
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Ramón Nogueras Pérez
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fitness
Una continuación del anterior, que se centra en aspectos complementarios del entrenamiento, que no por ello son menos importantes. El libro añade, a los 6 grandes ejercicios anteriores, varios ejercicios para trabajar el agarre y la fuerza en las manos y antebrazos, la cadena de músculos de los lados del cuerpo, y multitud de métodos para fortalecer el cuello y las articulaciones. La parte final del libro es una serie de reflexiones sobre tratamiento de lesiones, dieta, y otras cuestiones donde ...more
Jaroslav Tuček
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating book, although in a much different way than the original Convict Conditioning was. This is advanced material, do not kid yourself that you'll be able to do any of the described exercises unless you already are well on your way towards mastering the contents of the first book. Also worth keeping in mind is that while Convict Conditioning focused on just a handful of exercises involving major body parts, CC2 introduces a relatively large number of new ones, this time for the peripher ...more
Mark Austin
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
★ - Most books with this rating I never finish and so don't make this list. This one I probably started speed-reading to get it over with.
★★ - Average. Wasn't terrible, but not a lot to recommend it. Probably skimmed parts of it.
★★★ - Decent. A few good ideas, well-written passages, interesting characters, or the like.
★★★★ - Good. This one had parts that inspired me, impressed me, made me laugh out loud, made me think - it got positive reactions and most of the rest of it was pretty decent too.
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Ion
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
The book is quite incomplete. There are a lot of exercises aligned altogether but there is no actual program/routine.

There are 10 exercises for every muscle group along with multiple variations for the same group but there is no daily program routine or combo of exercises that can or can not be done on the same training session.

After reading both Convict Conditioning 1 and Convict Conditioning 2 i can say that the book has altogether, around 20 useful pages of information and like 75..100 pages
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Mary Ann Merlin
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
definitely must have.

I've started calisthenics with the old man, an x football player with more injuries than my fingers and toes. He's done with weights. Just reaching our sixties, the aches and pains can be annoying even w/o the injuries. Trust me on this one Convict Conditioning 1 and 2 will make you strong and it will reduce much of the old persons aches. For me the big thing is the amazing balance I now have.
Coach Wade is the way to go. What's cool to his approach is he has "helpers" to he
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Tim
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Valuable information if this kind of stuff is what you are seeking. Very much in the same vein as Pavel's and Brook's books. Serious workout stuff for those who just want to be monstrously strong and don't need to impress the gym crowd. Admittedly, I can't fully say I have finished this book. I'll be using what I have learned so far and moving through the progressions, but I see this book as needing tobe something of a reference. And if I am still working through the material (the rest of my lif ...more
Sohaib Khan
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Part 2 of a much needed expansion to the CC way of building your best Framework, I particularly enjoyed the simple and straightforward 'Trifecta' of active stretches listed as an addendum to the regular strength circuits. The exercises are few in number, but infinitely expanded into progressive variations that will have you gym free and jacked, for Life. A motivational read to a system that you can maintain and enjoy well past your retirement. Can't wait for CC3!
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Htb2050
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Didn't have much stuff for fat loss or muscle gain because almost all of that he described in the first book however it did have a lot of stuff for working on the smaller muscles such as neck, calves, hands and forearms which aren't given any importance in body weight books. So, if you are an intermediate then give this book a try. You won't be disappointed.
Daniel H.
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: exercise
A good book also fills in some gaps the CC had that the Naked Warrior by Pavel didn't pick up. Mostly about training muscles that need special attention to develop strength like grip, calves, obliques, and neck as well as including some recovery information that seems helpful. There is good progression with everything but can be broken down more and ramped up with Naked Warrior principles.
Damien
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Très bonne suite au vol. 1.
Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 added it
Well, I just want to have this book appear on my FB.
Marin Boroe
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good supplement
Andrew
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Andrew by: Alex Zinchenko's Rough Strength
Uses prison as a marketing scheme. Expands on the previous edition for those who want something more about bodyweight exercises and simple progressive without getting into the theory.
Fest
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Still reading. Its for whole life. ...more
Mr RB
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best book on exercising EVER.
Mike Lepree
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great follow up to the first book, with ton's of more added info that can be added to anybodys training arsenal.
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