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Convict Conditioning: Catastrophe and Recovery

Convict Conditioning bridges and squat progression

“What happened Steve?” you may well ask, “You were all set to bring us up to date with your progress, we were on the edges of our collective seat and then, like Keyser Soze, you vanished.” You’d be right on all counts, too. I was all set. I had a …

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Convict Conditioning: Understanding Crow Stands, Bridge Progress and More

“Dedication is everything.” Welcome back regular readers. After a brief hiatus to deal with some urgent project work I have returned, ready to rock and share my headway with you. Don’t worry, I didn’t stop conditioning! As we’re a little way behind my progress I’ll be posting month long updates every …

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Convict Conditioning: Shifting Gear

“Weeks 5-8 were a maelstrom of activity and progression!” Welcome back regular readers, I can say that now I’m on article four, right? If you’re new to the series it will probably feel more coherent to read from the start. So, weeks 5–8 were a maelstrom of activity and progression, …

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Convict Conditioning: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Trust The Coach

crow stand convict conditioning

After a wonky (but ultimately successful) first fortnight I’d hit my stride with the Convict Conditioning plan and so the next two-to-three weeks came fairly easily. I graduated from the first step of pushups and pullups whilst digging further into the tougher terrain of leg raises and squats. Along the …

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Convict Conditioning: 336 Hours Later – Beginner Mistakes and Reprogramming

Steve Harvey Convict Conditioning

After fourteen days of unleashing Convict Conditioning on my world, what had I learned? Hell of a lot it turns out, I’d picked a plan of attack, started from scratch, twice, and discovered those six simple looking disciplines* were deceptively complicated and interconnected. Furthermore not one kneecap was harmed in the production …

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Convict Conditioning: An Introduction and Personal Journey into Calisthenics

Convict Conditioning Beginners

“Convicting Conditioning? I’m going to give you a big fat spoiler up front – I like it a lot. It’s really helped me.” Hello, I’m Steve. I recently took up Convict Conditioning, a programme of bodyweight exercises, or calisthenics, as practised in some of the tougher prisons on the North …

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Primal Retreat Interview, Part Two: Fitness Routines, Sleep and Saving Money

Lorraine Biddle

Welcome to part two of our interview with Primal Retreat owners, Stuart Daniels and Lorraine Biddle. Read part one now: Primal Retreat Interview, Part One: Safe Starches, Paleo Holidays and Natural Movement. Stuart is Co-Founder and Fitness Trainer at Primal Retreat. He has been an avid health and fitness enthusiast for …

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Primal Retreat Interview, Part One: Safe Starches, Paleo Holidays and Natural Movement

Stuart Daniels Primal Retreat

“The Paleo-centric approach is really at the heart of our own personal practice too. From food and exercise, to growing our own vegetables, to rest and relaxation.” We recently caught up with Stuart Daniels and Lorraine Biddle, the masterminds behind Primal Retreat, to talk about a whole host of topics …

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PM 004: Michael Dally on EarthRunners, Barefoot, Earthing and Minimalist Footwear

Michael Dally Earthrunners

In this episode Michael Dally, founder of EarthRunners, talks about barefoot living, minimalist, footwear, earthing and much more.  I have always had an interest in how things work along with and a curiosity of the phenomena that make up our human experience. These traits have naturally steered me in the …

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Hiking Mount Ōyama

Up Mount Oyama

I’ve always said that one of the most important things with regards to fitness is finding something you enjoy. That way compliance is much more likely and the act itself is a pleasure rather than feeling like a ‘workout’ or chore. It also means you’re much more likely to simply …

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