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Convict Conditioning Machine????

Com. Stefan

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Gah! If I see another "signup to my newsletter and get all the secrets"-popup I will kill someone!

But thanks for posting ;)

Looks like a complete apparatus for training. The only thing I'm missing is a way to do glute ham raises. And oh, can it make coffee too?
 

KDubya

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Maybe I am missing something but it does not look that impressive to me. I would think a pull-up bar would do almost everything that it does, the addition of a set of adjustable rings would have it beat hands down.

Push-ups on the bars or using the floor? - The floor would allow for infinite customization and also allow fingertip or fist or fins. - Advantage Ground

Pull-ups on the machine or on a self standing (as in a self supported post and bar system, not a door mounted system) push-up bar? - About the same but you could do muscle-ups on a normal self standing system, all the bars at the end might get in the way if you were kipping your legs. --Pretty even, possible advantage normal self standing system.

Handstands in machine or against wall? I would think it would be easier to kick your feet up against a wall where you could use whatever height you wanted. - Advantage wall.

Not wanting to hammer on this guys new invention, just having a very slow day here in Kabul after the excitement last night. Did get a chance to see an Apache gunship light up that building where the Taliban were holed up. That chain gun in the dark is pretty damn cool :) The other cool part was watching live TV outside your house showing rpg hits on your street.
 

TonyC

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This just looks like a modified squat station with some foam rollers, so he's hardly designed it himself. Plus, buying a piece of equipment for CC. Isn't that kinda missing the point :)
 

Wooden Leg

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It's an interesting idea. But there are only 2 things that would make CC workouts easier to perform for me - an easily adjustable bar for horizontal pulls at varying heights (as I intend to keep doing them despite moving on) and a pull up/leg raise bar which I can hang from with feet clear of the floor. This doesn't seem to provide either, so is not something I would be splashing out on.
 

JLB

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I don't think the point is to NOT use any equipment, but perhaps to use a minimum of equipment. I've found using a jungle gym xt useful for horizontal rows, and I anticipate using a weightvest for some cc steps. And a strength band has been helpful to me as I worked on pistols.

JLB
 
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Yorkshirecomrade

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Lol @ Com. Stefan... You sound like my dragon!


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DTris

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It's an interesting idea. But there are only 2 things that would make CC workouts easier to perform for me - an easily adjustable bar for horizontal pulls at varying heights (as I intend to keep doing them despite moving on) and a pull up/leg raise bar which I can hang from with feet clear of the floor. This doesn't seem to provide either, so is not something I would be splashing out on.

I made my own adjustable bar out of pvc pipe and a small width ratchet strap. Hook the ends on a bar or tree limb and adjust the height to whatever you want. Cheap and versatile ;)
 

Taking Cattle

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Ridiculous. Why build a machine to mimic components that you can find anywhere? something to dip on? easy to find. something to do pull-ups on? easy to find. something to do handstand push-ups against? easy to find.

A really useful bodyweight machine would:

-assist you in doing pull-ups, dips and pistols -- preferably by actively assisting you, but I would settle for an easily adjustable resistance (kind of like the Total Gym) -- until you've mastered them

-have a glute-ham-raise device (and devices for any other bw lifts requiring uncommon or difficult-to-jury-rig equipment)

-have a static assembly that would let you work presses, pull-downs, rows, floor presses, squats and deadlifts isometrically while *measuring the force exerted*
 

Com. Stefan

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Ridiculous. Why build a machine to mimic components that you can find anywhere? something to dip on? easy to find. something to do pull-ups on? easy to find. something to do handstand push-ups against? easy to find.

While you're suggestions are good ideas I don't get the part above. Sure you can find a pull up bar, there's one in the kids playground 15 minutes away from where I live, but if I want to train at home? Yeah, I can buy a portable one. But I want to do dips, yeah I can buy a portable one. Why not just have one of these in the garage? Seems like a good idea for some.
 

Chris Hansen

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That's the irony of bodyweight training, you still need equipment to get the most of it: Pullup bar, dip bars, rings, ab wheel, stall bars if you're lucky, maybe a natural glute-ham set-up, even furniture gliders can be useful.

If you really do have no equipment there are still alternatives but they're not ideal.
 

rlex

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If one needs to buy equipment to do bodyweight training, you might as well buy an olympic set IMO.
 

Taking Cattle

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While you're suggestions are good ideas I don't get the part above. Sure you can find a pull up bar, there's one in the kids playground 15 minutes away from where I live, but if I want to train at home? Yeah, I can buy a portable one. But I want to do dips, yeah I can buy a portable one. Why not just have one of these in the garage? Seems like a good idea for some.

Because dip/pull-up bars already exist. Why someone needed to reinvent their structure, while adding nothing useful but radically increasing their complexity, seems ridiculous.
 

jlq

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It's an interesting idea. But there are only 2 things that would make CC workouts easier to perform for me - an easily adjustable bar for horizontal pulls at varying heights (as I intend to keep doing them despite moving on) and a pull up/leg raise bar which I can hang from with feet clear of the floor. This doesn't seem to provide either, so is not something I would be splashing out on.

I've found a decent solution for horizontal pulls. I have one of those pullup bars that goes on a doorway and has two bars sticking out perpendicular. At Dick's Sporting Goods, I found a stretching strap that has 12 loops for feet and such. The two closes straps fit over the bars that stick out perfectly. Then on each side I have 5 loops so I can gradually build up to horizontal pulls (I'm nursing a biceps and elbow injury so going slow). A broom handle stuck in the loops makes a simple lower bar.
 
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