Paul Wade
Paul Wade
Featured Coach
Bodyweight Exercise
Strength and Conditioning
Strength Training

While we normally interview our featured coaches, that was not possible with Paul Wade. In fact, Paul Wade does not do interviews and does not allow photographs of himself. Why? Because the "convict" in Convict Conditioning is no joke.


Paul first entered prison in 1979 and spent nineteen of the following twenty-three years behind bars. During that time he amassed a unique knowledge of how to build body strength through calisthenic movements. Paul had to get strong to survive; he knows firsthand that his methods work.


To learn more about Paul, read an excerpt from Convict Conditioning:

How I Learned My Craft: Doing Time

The Forgotten Art of Bodyweight Training

Old School vs. New School Calisthenics