Plausibility of Thug Workouts yielding results?

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  1. Skeletor

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    I recently saw a documentary on San Quentin prison, which is one of the many that have removed their weight training facilities for inmates. Despite the lack of weights, a lot of dudes there were pretty massive and very muscular.

    This is where the question of plausibility of calisthenics building mass comes into play... I noticed serveral dudes who were interviewed had very large, well-shaped pecs. As far as lats, biceps, and triceps go, I think it wouldn't be too difficult to get a nice amount of mass from calisthenics such as pullup variations and dips... but as far as chest, all that is really available is pushups, which is something these guys do a shitload of. Is it actually possible to gain significant pectoral mass through pushups?

    There were a few dudes shown doing bench press type exercises by laying under a picnic table, and pushing it up while another inmate lay on the table... This would obviously work pecs to some degree, so that could serve as an explanation... But if you're laying on the ground, your arms can't go past 90 degrees, therefore any bench press type exercise being done in that setting would be really more like the higher half of a bench press, which is what hits more triceps than chest from my understanding.


    Anybody got any ideas on this?
     
  2. pt

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    Of course it will work... it just may not be optimal that's all...
     
  3. Marix

    Marix OT Supporter

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    You could do pushups and maybe get a friend to sit on your back.

    Either way, when you have unlimited time to work out you're bound to get some results.
     
  4. BillyJackNCoke

    BillyJackNCoke I've got something to say, I raped your mother tod

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  5. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Thats bassiclly a floor press and it still hits your chest pretty good since you cant use that much back or leg drive
     
  6. 007

    007 Riden, sliden, whipin and dippin, my chrome strips

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    dont forget the wildly superior genes.
     
  7. -wasabi-

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    considering that drug use is common in prison systems, wouldn't it be feasible that many of these inmates would be using some sort of juice?

    not saying that roids alone would develop well-shaped pecs, but it couldn't hurt...
     
  8. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Also consider that the reason a lot of these guys are in prison is for violence.. they've found that a large section of inmates that are incarcerated for violence have MUCH higher natural production of testosterone (which they think leads to the aggression).... so bodyweight + other inmate weight exercises + enhanced test production = swole ass niggas.
     
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    I can't wait till someone comes out with Prison Camp :mamoru: "GET IN SHAPE THE WAY INMATES DO!"
     
  10. 007

    007 Riden, sliden, whipin and dippin, my chrome strips

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    nope there just superior to you, and would still look better, and be stronger if they never touched a weight in there lifes.
     
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  12. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Your spelling could use a little bit of that superiority. :mamoru:
     
  13. TZ

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    :bowrofl: just what i was thinking
     
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    Calisthenics are quite effective. In fact most of my lat development came from pullups. Also, I saw significant chest/front delt/tricep developemnt when I used to just do pusups in 10th grade. :mamoru:
     
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