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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Prison

    This is something that I've been wondering about for a little while now.

    We all know that to get big you need calories calories calories. A good amount of fats carbs and plenty of protein. You need to eat regularly and eat right.

    So how do people lift and stay/get big in prison without a rich full diet? Someone please explain this to me.

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    1. They mostly sit all day long
    2. They usually just use freeweights (never seen a treadmill in a prison the few times I have visited)
    3. They don't consume junk food like candy or other crap
    4. I am pretty sure they get at least 2000 calories of pretty healthy but not quite good tasting food
    5. "There ain't anything else to do in the pen" - Ice Cube, Boyz in the Hood

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    Drugs help, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman- View Post
    1. They mostly sit all day long
    2. They usually just use freeweights (never seen a treadmill in a prison the few times I have visited)
    3. They don't consume junk food like candy or other crap
    4. I am pretty sure they get at least 2000 calories of pretty healthy but not quite good tasting food
    5. "There ain't anything else to do in the pen" - Ice Cube, Boyz in the Hood

    there are no freeweights in prisoin only treadmills and such.
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    Are we talking guys in a real prison, or guys in the prisons you see in movies and on TV?

    In the movie and TV prisons, every inmate is a hulking monster. Have you been to an actual prison to verify that the same is true in real life?

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    I was wondering about the same thing. Maybe it is because of the movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie500 View Post
    I was wondering about the same thing. Maybe it is because of the movies.
    Its is because of the movies. My dad works at FCI Elkton. and there are no free weights at, all they have are treadmills and other cardio stuff. Why would a prison want to make stronger more dangerus inmate?
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    There are some prisons with some weights, usually a bench or two and a crappy cable station, and I mean crappy. I remember seeing it in a documentary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey4402 View Post
    Its is because of the movies. My dad works at FCI Elkton. and there are no free weights at, all they have are treadmills and other cardio stuff. Why would a prison want to make stronger more dangerus inmate?
    It's not just because of the movies at all. Just because your dad's prison doesnt contain freeweights it doesnt account for ALL prisons. My dad worked at a prison before he retired and they had freeweights.

    Weights can be an incentive for good behavior, the can relieve stress and frustration. it's not as easy to explain as 'if the criminal gets stronger he'll try and break someone's legs'. If a psychopathic inmate wants to try and kill a guard he'll go straight ahead no matter how big he is. It's the crazy bastard's ability to use extreme violence that's dangerous, not his physical conditioning (although of course that would help).

    The last example of someone I saw who looked big is jay-z's old buddy who's just got out of jail and is now writing a book discrediting him. I saw a clip of him talking saying how he'd just got out, and he was pretty big. I think the fact that they do nothing all day as superman pointed out must help, and if weed/crack and whatever is available inside, then anabolics must be too.

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    All the prisons I've seen on MSNBC lockdown have free weights.
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    If they have money on the books they have a endless supply of ramon noddles,crackers and other stuff.
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    There is an article on T-Nation, in which one of their writers interviews a prison bodybuilder or powerlifter about his training, diet, etc. I don't remember who it was by.
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    yeah man, its usually the trustees who get to lift, and they can get food plus what ever drugs are on the streets are in thr prisons
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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB View Post
    All the prisons I've seen on MSNBC lockdown have free weights.
    Yeah, any max security prison thing on whatever channel (Discovery?) those shows are on always have free weights. I remember watching a guy get stabbed by a bunch of other guys while doing dips.

    It totally screwed up his form on those last reps.

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    Here in Ottawa, Canada...they've recently taken all the weights out of the prison. Kind of makes sense...why would you want inmates getting big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garjagan View Post
    It's not just because of the movies at all. Just because your dad's prison doesnt contain freeweights it doesnt account for ALL prisons. My dad worked at a prison before he retired and they had freeweights.
    there was a bill passed in congress in 1989 that said federal prisons can not purchase new freeweights. And that goes for ALL US federal prisons. i guess there could still be some really old stuff still in the older prision. But once its broken they cant buy new. only cardio machines are allowed to be purchesed new, for the reasons i have spoke of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outshine View Post
    Yeah, any max security prison thing on whatever channel (Discovery?) those shows are on always have free weights. I remember watching a guy get stabbed by a bunch of other guys while doing dips.

    It totally screwed up his form on those last reps.
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    i was watching a special on discovery about this and weight lifting was used as a way to reward the inmates. If they messed up, the weights got taken away.
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    There is an obvious explanation for why prisoners get bigger without a good diet... newbie gains!! HAHAHAHAH...

    Seriously, the dudes in Prison Break don't have many weights, and I believe everything I see on TV...

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    Here is soemthing nobody seems to want to consider:

    MAYBE some of these guys were big going into prison? So even if they just maintain or lose a little they are in fact, still big!

    MOST prisoners are not big strong guys. SOME get bigger and stronger than when they come to prison. Even without weights, these guys will make use of anything in their cells to workout with. One guy literally rolled up his matress and stuffed it with objects to make it heavy so he could squat with it. Prisoners are very resourceful when it comes to ANYTHING they want.

    And believe it or not, these guys are eating better than 90% of the free world.
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    wouldn't it be dangerous to allow the inmates to hold heavy objects in their hands?

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    depends on the object, and the inmate.
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    State of Ohio I think has a policy on no free weights in prisons. I good friend of my family was the head warden for 15 years of two different maximum security prisons and I had the opportunity to visit one of them for a day before he retired. The only way they were allowed to do anything is if they were on good behavior for an extended period of time. Spending the day at that prison was one of the most interesting and eye opening things I've ever done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redFury View Post
    State of Ohio I think has a policy on no free weights in prisons. I good friend of my family was the head warden for 15 years of two different maximum security prisons and I had the opportunity to visit one of them for a day before he retired. The only way they were allowed to do anything is if they were on good behavior for an extended period of time. Spending the day at that prison was one of the most interesting and eye opening things I've ever done.
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