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Yes, as a student of the Classics and of history it always amazes me at how COMPLETELY WRONG the general public's idea about history is.For the readers of the Convict Conditioning it is going to be even more mysterious and weird because you would think that Greeks did not do
much more than push-ups and squats to be "Big, beefy, scary-looking muthas with bulging arms, plate-armor pecs, thick, wide lats and dangerous delts."
It was quite clear to me while studying ancient exercise that the ancients prized INTERACTIVE exercises the most. When you went to the gym there were other people there to play catch with, wrestle with, etc. They really liked ball games, and the balls were heavy and didn't bounce since they didn't have rubber. Playing catch with what we today call a "medicine ball" was good exercise!
Us moderns are loners.
If there is one "secret" of the Ancients when it comes to exercise it is: do it with someone else!!! Don't exercise alone if you can help it!!!
That's a paradigm shift from our current thinking.