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Thread: why don't pictures like this exist for Convict Conditioning?

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    Taking Cattle is offline Senior Member
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    Default why don't pictures like this exist for Convict Conditioning?

    Méthode Lafay (this is the more thorough picture gallery, just scroll down)

    http://www.musculaction.com/forum/vi...=129041#129041

    It's the Lafay Method, not available in English. As someone who doesn't speak french, I had to do a bit of researching to figure out what it entails. it seems to be 12 progression levels, two different workouts: when you stop gaining on one, you switch to the other, and then back again when the second stalls.

    It seems to be HIT teachings - they go to extreme failure. After you hit your limit, you stay in the movement (ie. top of push-up or bottom of pull-up), give yourself five seconds to recover, rattle off as many reps as you can, and repeat (when you can no longer get any reps after 5 seconds rest you terminate the set). Higher rep ranges, ie. 3x25 for some push-ups and 500 total reps for some squats.

    Different types of progressions (leverage, rep ranges), etc. A huge emphasis on flexibility. All exercises done back-to-back without breaks.

    These pictures look really astonishing. I love CC, but I've always wondered why there are no results pictures. They would be very inspiring.

    Also, that random question in the searches irritates the crap out of me because I've been here for almost a decade and half the time still I get the questions wrong. I could understand if there was something before posting to eliminate spambots, but what's the point of making searches more difficult?
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    Very interesting find. Any idea how many workouts/week?
    "Imagine what you'll know tomorrow." - Agent K in MiB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postandspread View Post
    Very interesting find. Any idea how many workouts/week?
    No, I wasn't able to uncover that info. The basic stuff (frequency, exercises, sets, reps) doesn't seem to be talked about enough for me to nail it down.

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    The photographs were quite honest too. The kind of muscular development one would expect in real life to happen to "real" people in the sort of typical time-frames mentioned.
    "Imagine what you'll know tomorrow." - Agent K in MiB.

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    I do read French. The Méthode Lafay site doesn't describe the methods, exercises, and sets/reps. The website has some general exercise philosophy and a few success stories. The idea is to sell you the books, which teach the method. (Warning: The books are in French. lol) There's a new site at olivier-lafay.com, which has more information and some demonstration videos, but still not much concrete description.

    Dragon Door doesn't seem to do before/after pictures for most of its products. This isn't a bad thing: those pictures are easy to manipulate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Pegasus View Post
    Dragon Door doesn't seem to do before/after pictures for most of its products. This isn't a bad thing: those pictures are easy to manipulate.
    There is nothing funnier than the before and after photos with the little disclaimer "results not typical of average participant" or some such nonsense. It obviously works or companies wouldn't do it, but it is still ridiculous.

    I much prefer to give things a four week or so trial and judge them based off of my own results.
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    Lafay Lafay's (olivier-lafay) Library | Photobucket

    Here is a HUGE amount of amazing pictures.

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