I initially became interested in the Convict Conditioning System when I read about the grip training portion from Convict Conditioning II on the DragonDoor Forum. As a bodyweight strength enthusiast with an emphasis on grip training, my curiosity got the best of me and I purchased Convict Conditioning II. I was absolutely blown away by the quality of this book and decided to purchase the original Convict Conditioning book. Once again, I was not disappointed! The theory, exercises (and the reasons for their selection), progressions and the joint mobility segment were amazing. The aesthetic quality of the books were great as well!
I could go on for a long time about these books but this review is about the Pushup Series DVD. This video is exceptional (the filming, lighting, sound quality, John’s voice over, etc.). The manual that accompanies the DVD is beautiful! The idea to film the DVD at Alcatraz was brilliant!
I had already studied and implemented the pushup exercises from the first book and had a very good understanding of the progressions and techniques but thought that it was very helpful to have a video to follow. It helps to be able to view the whole technique in addition to the sequence pictures and written descriptions that are available in a book.
The exercises were expertly demonstrated by two exceptional athletes (Brett Jones and Max Shank). I highly recommend this DVD to anyone that is serious about mastering the pushup!
Paul Wade has an absolute wealth of knowledge about bodyweight strength training and physical culture. I have become a huge fan!
Very Well Done!
Brad Johnson, author of Bodyweight Exercises for Extraordinary Strength
Find it here: http://www.dragondoor.com/dv083