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Stephen Richards Goodreads Author Editor. Charlie Bronson has spent three decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process. Now, in this no-nonsense guide to getting fit and staying fit, he reveals just how he's done it. Forget fancy gyms, expensive running shoes and designer outfits, what you need are the facts on what really Charlie Bronson has spent three decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process.
Forget fancy gyms, expensive running shoes and designer outfits, what you need are the facts on what really works and the motivation to get on with the job. From his cell at Wakefield Prison, Charlie has complied this perfect guide to show you the best way to burn those calories, tone your abs and build your stamina giving you the know-how you need to be at the peak of mental and physical form.
Without the use of fancy gym equipment, steroids, steaks, supplements, or pills you can pack on pounds of muscle, lose weight fast, and gain superhuman strength. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Solitary Fitness. Jan 14, Dan Lurie rated it it was amazing. The most bizarre fitness book I've ever read. Covers exercises for every part of a man. Dec 20, Jack rated it really liked it.
Do not get this book if: You give up easily. You are faint hearted. You are expecting an easy fitness program. Then again, what do you expect from a book by Charles Bronson? The man that can punch through bulletproof glass and do push-ups in a minute didn't get his strength overnight.
By the end of his 30 day program, you will be hurting, but you will be a fitter and stronger you than before. This is not for the light skinned. Charlie shamelessly insults overweight persons, claiming they should b Do not get this book if: You give up easily. Charlie shamelessly insults overweight persons, claiming they should be shot and that they are repulsive to look at.
He also brags about his strength from time to time. But if you can look past this, I assure you, you will find a workout like no other. His exercises cover all parts of the body.
I MEAN all parts. Even your, as he puts it, "manhood", and female breasts. What he says works, however. Before completing the workout I was skinny and not very strong, but now there has been significant muscle growth in my arms, chest, etc. This is a hard workout plan but not an impossible one. For a man who has such unbelievable feats of strength he does not expect too much; burpees, star jumps, squats, sit ups, press ups, they make up the exercises you undergo over the thirty day workout.
Pictures drawn by Bronson as well as diagrams are littered throughout this book, as well as explanations of all the exercises. Instructions are clear and easy to follow.
And he's right about you not having to pay for anything expect for the book, which ironically costs eight pounds , as he didn't have any excess equipment inside his cell. To conclude, if you're looking for a no nonsense workout that works, buy this book. I thought this would be a great insight to someone who has spent an insane amount of time behind bars on keeping fit, pushing boundaries and getting strong. Bronson constantly drives the message of not needing fancy gyms and protein shakes, which is good, but then carries it over into some kind of pissing contest bragging about his achievements, its just the way he writes about it.
I got half way through this book and I was sick of these idiot people that kept popping up in the book, s Terrible. I got half way through this book and I was sick of these idiot people that kept popping up in the book, shit training methods and constant gloating about how many times he has done 1, press ups.
Great book! I was advised to stop lifting weights as I suffer with back problems so was afraid what I would do instead because I love keeping fit. I received this book for Christmas and devoured it!! For around a month or so I haven't lifted any weights. I've just done most of the exercises in this book and I tell you it bloody works!!! Jan 30, Michelle Felt rated it liked it. An amusing book for sure. Picked this up after watching Tom Hardy's portrayal. Much of the advise around fitness and weight loss is spot on which kind of surprised me.
Oct 18, Joe Green rated it liked it. This is without a doubt the most entertaining and arguably the most practical fitness book I have ever read.
It makes me want to read Bronson's other books. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is I'm skeptical about the efficacy of dynamic tension exercises, which is the primary paradigm espoused by the book. I have heard good things about such an approach, but I'm too scared to give up my current workout routine to try these techniques, so I should probably at least give it a shot before kno This is without a doubt the most entertaining and arguably the most practical fitness book I have ever read.
I have heard good things about such an approach, but I'm too scared to give up my current workout routine to try these techniques, so I should probably at least give it a shot before knocking it, but I probably won't. Also, if you follow the program, some days you'll have some very long workouts. And, I, for one, am lazy and the only way to get motivated to actually get off my ass is to know that I won't be working hard for more than minutes. Other than that, it's a very comprehensive book with lots and lots of pragmatic advice.
There is something about these people who spend their lives pushing the limits of their physical abilities that lends them to having spiritual awakenings see also: Joseph Greenstein, The Great Gama, various martial artists. In short, this book is a great gift from a complex man. Get it. Read it. Put it to use. Apr 05, Oliver Sime rated it really liked it.
As we've all been locked in our respective living spaces and forced to deal with the physical and mental challenges of being quarantined, Bronson's book should be as topical as ever.
The notoriously vicious prisoner, Charles Bronson, curses the commercialism of today's fitness work and instructs readers on how to get stronger while confined with no more than a towel and a floor. When writing this book, Bronson assumes the reader has the freedom we used to enjoy, but now we are indefinitely livin As we've all been locked in our respective living spaces and forced to deal with the physical and mental challenges of being quarantined, Bronson's book should be as topical as ever.
When writing this book, Bronson assumes the reader has the freedom we used to enjoy, but now we are indefinitely living like Bronson in solitary confinement.
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First things first; I'm far too lazy to actually DO any of the excercises in this book for more than about ten minutes before getting bored and having a cake. However, I think this is a great guide for people who Please sign in to write a review. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details. Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
By Telegraph Men. His violent exploits over the last forty years have made him one of the most notorious criminals in Britain, but Charles Bronson's latest admission takes the biscuit, literally. A piece of the letter Bronson released last week. The year-old, who last year changed his surname to 'Salvador' and resides in solitary confinement at HMP Wakefield, has placed himself on a strict diet and exercise regime, cutting out chocolate bars and replacing them with healthy snacks. He also claims to drink 8 pints of water "with a squirt of lemon juice" a day, and consume 18 egg whites every week. In a letter written from his cell and posted on Facebook last week, Bronson says his chocolate habit caused him to balloon to nearly 18 stone last year, a weight at which he felt "slow, out of steam, sluggish. Some of Bronson's prison artworks were revealed last year.