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    Convict Conditioner is offline Senior Member
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    Lightbulb Convict Conditioning! 100 rep squat challenge

    From another post (courtesy the great Mark Snow, RKC) I have read a really brilliant idea for training the CC movements for both stamina and strength together!

    Check this thread:

    Convict Conditioning - My Review

    This is a CC method used in an actual martial arts school (thanks, Karate Pipes!) Without stopping, the class attempt:

    • Shoulderstand squats x 10
    • Jackknife squats x 10
    • Supported squats x 10
    • Half squats x 10
    • Full squats x 10
    • Close squats x 10
    • Half pistol x 10 (left side)
    • Half pistol x 10 (right side)
    • Pistol x 10 (left side)
    • Pistol x 10 (right side)
    If you cannot make the full ten reps, you have to quit the attempt...

    This sounds like one AMAZING challenge!

    My questions: one, can any of you guys here actually make the hundred reps? And two, does anyone know of any similar Convict Conditioning-based gauntlets like this?

    Thanks guys!

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    How do you do Jack Knife squats?

    And supported squats?

    What is close squats?

    What is shoulder stand squats?

    Shouldn't the pistols be the first exercises since those are the most difficult?
    rephore

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    Default Convict Conditioning! 100 rep squat challenge

    All these exercises are from the convict conditioning book from dragon door.

    Doing it in the opposite order would make the challenge easier. Will give this a go tomorrow and post a video of my attempt.

    Are there any additional requirements, eg time constraints? Do all the reps need to be done using the cc cadences?

    Thanks,

    -Ifor

    Ps. For additional challenges, you could try this for the other progressions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rephore View Post
    How do you do Jack Knife squats?

    And supported squats?

    What is close squats?

    What is shoulder stand squats?

    Shouldn't the pistols be the first exercises since those are the most difficult?
    Jackknife squats are squats where you bend your torso right over, hands on a stool or chair, so less of your wieght goes through your legs.

    In supported squats your torso can be upright, but you get to hold onto something to help pull yourself up.

    Close squats are full squats with the feet together.

    Shoulderstand squats are "yoga" squats; get on your back and bend your legs. It's an alignment therapy/phantom rep warm-up really.

    For anyone who wishes to see how these squats are really done, check out this wonderful Youtube contribution by a Dragon Door guy on this forum. It's the closest thing to "official" we have:

    YouTube - ConvictConditioning's Channel


    Tried this challenge yesterday and the half one-legged squat was so wobbly on my right leg, I threw in the towel. But man, I feel my quads today. (And, strangely, my calves). A great idea...Once in a while.

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    i will give it a shot soon and post my progress. we have to do it with the 2 ,1,2 count right?

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    Default Woa!

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineMotivatedMe View Post
    i will give it a shot soon and post my progress. we have to do it with the 2 ,1,2 count right?
    i should add that when we originally did this at our class, it was done to what id call a 'natural' pace. Regular speed, a little momentum. I think if we tried it the CC way we'd all have just collapsed on the hard floor, clutching our searing, pumped up quads!

    No direspect to anyone who trains at that kind of pace but its WAY too tough for this hombre. So when I posted about the achievements with this, it was done withOUT the severe prison-style count you describe, MarineMotivatedMe

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    I think its very possible to do. Granted I've never tried it but about a yr ago I did 500 Hindu squats non stop so 100 is very doable. Best of luck to you in your challenge.

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    Default Convict Conditioning! 100 rep squat challenge

    Had a go last night. Took just under 8mins. Not the prettiest technique, let me know what you think...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upVfYUdhGcA
    Last edited by iforwms; 06-15-2010 at 04:07 AM.
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    Default This Chap's Impressed

    Quote Originally Posted by iforwms View Post
    Had a go last night. Took just under 8mins. Not the prettiest technique, let me know what you think...

    YouTube - 100 squat challenge
    Mate, you must've bought your legs from the same place as Bruce Lee!

    Seriously, most people watching this won't realise just how impressive this was.

    Eight minutes of nonstop cumulative squatting...even the thought makes me sweat, but you didn't even seem to be breathing heavy.

    I'd like to see the average bodybuilder take a shot at this.

    (Because I'd like to see him fall over.)

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