Convict Conditioning

How to Bust Free of All Weakness—Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength

by Paul “Coach” Wade

How Do YOU Stack up Against the 6 Ultimate Measures of a TRUE Man?

It’s a book by an ex-con—a man stripped of his freedom over a twenty-year period; a man confined in some of the harshest prisons in America. Forced into strength by the brute needs of base survival. A man stripped of all but his body and mind—who chose to cultivate himself against all odds and create a private freedom no one would be able to prize from him. The freedom of a strong body and a strong mind.

According to the tenets of Convict Conditioning a TRUE man can achieve:

  • AT LEAST one set of 5 one-arm pushups each side—with the ELITE goal of 100 sets each side
  • AT LEAST one set of 5 one-leg squats each side—with the ELITE goal of 2 sets of 50 each side
  • AT LEAST one set of 1 one-arm pullups each side—with the ELITE goal of 2 sets of 6 each side
  • AT LEAST one set of 5 hanging straight leg raises—with the ELITE goal of 2 sets of 30
  • AT LEAST one set of 1 stand-to-stand bridges—with the ELITE goal of 2 sets of 30
  • AT LEAST one set of 1 one-arm handstand pushups—with the ELITE goal of 1 set of 5
  • Well, how DO you stack up?

Chances are that whatever athletic level you have achieved, there are some serious gaps in your OVERALL strength program. Gaps that stop you short of being able to claim status as a TRUE man.

The good news is that—in Convict Conditioning—Paul Wade has laid out a brilliant 6-set system of 10 progressions which allows you to master these elite levels. And you could be starting at almost any age and in almost in any condition!

Paul Wade has given you the keys—ALL the keys you’ll ever need— that will open door after door after door for you in quest for REAL physical accomplishment. Yes, it will be the hardest work you’ll ever have to do. And yes, 97% of those who pick up Convict Conditioning, frankly, won’t have the guts and the fortitude to make it. But if you make it even half-way through Paul’s Progressions, you’ll be stronger than almost anyone you encounter.

If you’re a 3-percenter, in particular, then this book is for you. Have at it!

Convict Conditioning gives honor and respect to body-weight training. This book is an old step in a new direction and I welcome it. I feel Convict Conditioning provides the progression, precision and clarity that is necessary to combat our cultural decline in simple body knowledge.”

Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, Functional Movement Systems, author of Body in Balance

Convict Conditioning is a fantastic text crammed with solid information, and tons of vital nuggets and powerful insights that when followed will pack your frame with rock-hard, functional muscle. Like a hard thrust with a razor-sharp shank, ex-con Paul Wade’s writing style rips through all the nonsense that fill the glossy muscle mags, to get to what’s real: You don’t need free weights, fancy machines, spray-on tan and carefully torn T-shirts to build powerful muscle. All you really need is your own body, a few simple exercises and a plan. You provide the body, Convict Conditioning gives you the rest in a highly readable, easy-to-understand format that teaches you what to do and how to do it. As a guy who has written extensively on exercise, I highly recommend this book.”

Loren Christensen, author of Solo Training and The Fighter’s Body

Convict Conditioning?! How and why would a company of Dragon Door’s stature dare publish a book with such a title? Surely, this has to be some glib celebration of the criminal—hardly deserving of one of the world’s premier fitness publishing companies?

Many of our country’s leading fitness experts have read preview copies of Convict Conditioning —and loved the contents. In fact, in many cases, raved about the contents. But in many cases, they balked and winced at the title. Convict Conditioning?! “John, the contents are superb, but they deserve a better title. This book belongs with every member of the military, every law enforcement officer, it should be given to every child by their parents…but how many of them are going to read it, with a title like this?”

I did waver, I admit. Not about the book, but the title. Would I be selling America—and even the author, Paul Wade—short by such a title? Would those two words, “Convict Conditioning“, somehow turn away the hundreds of thousands who stand to benefit from the strength strategies within its pages? Would the title relegate these wonderful secrets to just a small band of enthusiasts who grasp the brilliance of Paul’s Big Six progressions—and could care less about the title?

But the more I thought about it, the more absolutely convinced I was that the title had to stand. Because Convict Conditioning is about exactly that: a strength-survival system born from one of the most daily-dangerous environments any man can be placed in. Convict Conditioning is about taking your strength and power to a level where no predator would remotely consider attacking you. Convict Conditioning is about achieving an aura of strength and power that sends a dramatic and entirely unambiguous message to other limbic systems: “Don’t even think about it!”

- John Du Cane, author and manager of Dragon Door Publishing