Work Out Like You're In The Slammer: Try These No-Space Prisoner Routines

Work Out Like You're In The Slammer: Try These No-Space Prisoner Routines
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Getting locked up is no joke. But it might just be a good way to get in the best shape of your life. There's a reason guys walk in thin as a beanpole (is that phrase still a thing in 2016?) and walk out super effin’ swole.

But how do they get there? Let's take a look at some workouts they do. The following routines need the amount of space you'd have in a jail cell and just your bodyweight. Try one of them for a month and see what happens. Just don't take it a step too far and start committing crimes, okay?

Bodybuilding's Jailhouse Strong Workout

Bodybuilding's Jailhouse Strong Workout

Bodybuilding chose to split their workout into 3 days: upper body, lower body, and cardio. There are a variety of different exercises that you can mix and match so that you don't get bored. Unfortunately, 1 routine does require a pull-up bar, so you might have to do some exploring to find something comparable in your area. If you can't find one, there's always inverted rows.

The Art of Manliness Prisoner Workout

The Art of Manliness Prisoner Workout

Check out the variety of exercises that The Art of Manliness has put together. Various bodyweight exercises are listed, along with variations on each to keep things interesting long term. The article offers some suggestions on how to pair exercises, but you can feel free to mix and match however you want.

Men's Fitness 15 Minute Prison Workout

Men's Fitness 15 Minute Prison Workout

This workout from Men's Fitness is short but not so sweet. It amps the sweat factor by making the traditional bodyweight movements extra hard. For example, instead of just squatting, you'll be kicking your feet forward, bringing them back and jumping up. It adds power to the workout, which will really get your heart rate up. 

Get Your Fit Together's 8x6 Prison Cell Workout

Get Your Fit Together's 8x6 Prison Cell Workout

Get Your Fit Together has focused on the space issue many convicts face when trying to workout. Their list of four exercises can be done with as much or as little space as you have. Convenient, right? Try doing their extra tough version of a burpee before you agree with that statement.