Seems like a lot of prisoners are muscular, right? Do you ever think about why? There’s more to the story than an abundance of ‘down time.’ I’m reading “Never Let Go” by Dan John. In this book, he posits prisoners work out all the time because their physical body is the only thing they have control over. I agree with Mr. John. I’ve seen this in my practice as a therapist.
Prison heavily restricts choice. Mind and body are all the prisoner has left to control. Some prisoners choose to gain knowledge, some smear feces on the walls, and some work out so damn much they look like comic book heroes. All three choices have to do with control.
Here’s what I’m getting at. You, my dear reader, are fat because you have too many choices in life! Incarcerate yourself. The mindset of “I don’t have time” is pure rationalization. You have time, and you have choice. Too much choice. Restrict some of that choice. Drop free agency, pick up a barbell, and press it.