These dudes can't get more that 100 grams of protein a day. 3 meals - MAYBE 30/35 grams a piece.
How do they get such physques with no supplemental help, a crappy diet, etc?
I was watching a program on TLC and it seemed they were all jacked LOL
Well all prisons are different, but I know up here in the Canadian ones many inmantes work and get paid a stiped. They can put that towards buying items at the "Canteen", which includes food + many other amenities. Also study and study again have shown the athletes really don't require that much extra protein.
When your locked up what elese to do but lift??
As far as the food goes it sucks.
In any given day you get around 2800 cal's, but like Steveoph said there is a "Canteen"
Where you have acess to buy snacks and stuff VIA your prison account.
You can make money in jail but it is only like 29 cents per HR.
However, family and friends can add cash to your account.
That and we all know the best job in jail is to be on the mess hall staff
Which supports some peoples points that you don't need a solid diet to get ripped that you can also train heavily like I'm sure inmates do and pack on muscle I'm sure they don't care about doms because honestly do u think prisoners are using splits and caring about rest?
The food is prison/jail isn't all that bad. It's a lot more nutritional than hospital food anyway. The canteen/commissary/store has pretty good stuff in there, depending on where you're at of course. There's beef jerky, pork rinds (pretty good protein there), protein bars maybe, etc.
But doesn't this fly directly in the face of all the bogus, unsubstantiated and over-hyped protein advertisements crammed down our (bodybuilders) throats all the time?!
Furthermore, while I am certain you are correct about stipends, I have a hunch these guys in prison are using them towards ANYTHING other than protein supps! Wouldn't you if you were locked in a box with no life???!!
Again, some of these guys are straight-up jacked.
To further my point, IF they are working out like nuts, and only getting in 100 grams/day of protein - doesn't that only dispell the over-hyped protein myths EVEN MORE - because IF it was "so necessary" to get in all this protein daily (~250 grams a day), these guys would be in catabolic hell with all these extra work-outs and certainly not thick and swole....but...they are!!
Ya but its not like they lead active lifestyles...burning tons of calories doing daily tasks. Other than lifting, aren't they seditary in thier cells?
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These guys sleep a ton., and conserve energy sitting around all day.
Hmmmmm, so in your example, they would need LESS protein.
Now, add the possibilities in that:
1) they work out harder / with more intensity
2) they work out more often (even multiple times per day) + perhaps daily with zero breaks
3) have zero micronutrient/supplementation help (no creatine, no amino's, nada!)
.......and you quickly offset the theory that they have less protein requirements. Given the above, I'd argue they need more. Regardless, it's "close" so, the question remains - do we need as much protein as OVER-HYPED (Supp companies make $$$ cramming this mindset down your throat).
Yup. I dont disagree with any of the points being made, and I want to just add
2-regulated/steady sleep(wake?) times
3-consistent training days/times
4-nothing to do but grow
I doubt the old lmberjacks or railroad workers got proper protein intake, but those fuggers were strong as hell, and likely built for it
this goes with my idea that your growth depends alot on your job or daily activities. Look at some of these guys coming out of basic training, no free weights, but they come out 15-20 lbs heavier and built.
guys..dont loose sight of the fact that in the big prisons (and even smaller county jails) all types of narcotics are being smuggled in. weed, crack, meth, any kind of pill known to man.....whose to say that these guys arent actually getting their hands on real gear?
One of our running backs used to eat 5-6 Taco Bell burritos and drink half a two liter of Cheerwine 1 hr. before a practice or game- he would bring that crap in the locker room with him- and he was 5'9" 200 lbs. and under 5%....another dude I ran track with (a 10.0 s in the 100 guy) used to eat about a lb. of gummy bears before practice or a race- and none of these guys got anywhere near a gram/lb. of bodyweight- the further I get into this game, the less I am seeing that this guideline holds true.....
Guys ate like complete crap, but had physiques that would put most bodybuilders to shame
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Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals
Both prisons that I am familiar with and have friendships with several guards have told me steroids are "smuggled in" quite frequently. I was told a lot of guys look like they are on juice because they are.
Steroids as in actual pinning? Or are we talking a bottle of spawn or such?