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9th Apr '17 4:00:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Charles Bronson's ''Solitary Fitness'' is just how to work out in a cell (see Real Life below).

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* Charles Bronson's ''Solitary Fitness'' is just how to work out in a cell (see Real Life below).cell.
9th Apr '17 3:59:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'': In the second season, Kingpin is shown bench-pressing large amounts of weight in between his plotting.
5th Feb '17 4:53:16 AM DeadpanLeap
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* During the 1800s there existed such a thing as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_treadmill "Penal treadmills"]], which were large human-powered wheels similar to water wheels, that were used for punishment. These treadwheels were the precursor to our modern treadmill.
6th Jan '17 3:48:13 PM Morgenthaler
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** Sideshow Bob does this one episode, in a ShoutOut to CapeFear.

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** Sideshow Bob does this one episode, in a ShoutOut to CapeFear.Film/CapeFear.
9th Dec '16 12:04:47 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:240:Iroh lost 43 pounds, thanks to 5 to 20 Nautilus!]]

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4th Dec '16 11:35:46 AM eroock
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* In ''Webcomic/AntiHeroForHire'', Baron Diamond elects to forego the weight training and instead improves his running speed by taking up [[http://www.antiheroforhire.com/d/20050119.html jogging]].

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* In ''Webcomic/AntiHeroForHire'', Baron Diamond elects to forego the weight training and instead improves his running speed by taking up [[http://www.antiheroforhire.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20160620084010/http://antihero.keenspot.com/d/20050119.html jogging]].
21st Nov '16 6:53:46 PM PaulA
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* ''{{Porno}}'' (the sequel to ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''): Begbie comes out of prison after doing 8 years for manslaughter looking "like he'd been at a health farm".

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* ''{{Porno}}'' ''Literature/{{Porno}}'' (the sequel to ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''): Begbie comes out of prison after doing 8 years for manslaughter looking "like he'd been at a health farm".



* The Gordon R. Dickson short story [[http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743471741/0743471741___1.htm "Danger—Human"]] is built around this trope.

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* The Gordon R. Dickson Creator/GordonRDickson short story [[http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743471741/0743471741___1.baen.com/Chapters/0743471741/0743471741___1.htm "Danger—Human"]] is built around this trope. The protagonist's captors make an explicit effort to improve his strength and well-being because they don't want him to die before they've got what they want from him; after he escapes from the supposedly inescapable prison, one of them immediately goes off to get drunk after realizing that their own efforts are going to contribute to their downfall.
17th Nov '16 4:54:41 AM Bissek
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Prison is a brutal environment, where [[SocialDarwinism "survival of the fittest"]] is in full effect. The generally violent nature of prison life also gives inmates a major incentive to stay in as good a shape as possible; their lives might very well depend on it. In Real Life, Prisons, even the Maximum Security ones, festure gymnasiums, and sports fields such as basketball courts. However, this trope usually involves the prisoners working out in their own cells, often in secret - ''especially'' if it's preparing for busting out.

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Prison is a brutal environment, where [[SocialDarwinism "survival of the fittest"]] is in full effect. The generally violent nature of prison life also gives inmates a major incentive to stay in as good a shape as possible; their lives might very well depend on it. In Real Life, Prisons, even the Maximum Security ones, festure feature gymnasiums, and sports fields such as basketball courts. However, this trope usually involves the prisoners working out in their own cells, often in secret - ''especially'' if it's preparing for busting out.
14th Nov '16 11:53:34 PM Grade0
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* Seen in the first episode of ''Anime/RokkaNoYuusha'' for Adlet, who's stuck in a solitary cell. However, Nashetania busts him out using her blades.

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* Seen in the first episode of ''Anime/RokkaNoYuusha'' ''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers'' for Adlet, who's stuck in a solitary cell. However, Nashetania busts him out using her blades.
5th Sep '16 5:30:49 AM REV6Pilot
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** ''So they send you packing… to the federal pen. For the rest of your natural life. No computer, no gear, nothing. Total drag. Cement and bars, and the other guys inside aren't exactly your average beefcakes. They catch a glance at your cyber-jockey derrière and get a wet gleam in their eye. So what you do for the next twelve months is hit the weight room--hard and fast! You pump iron like your life depended on it--and it does. You learn to sleep with one eye open. Punching the heavy bag becomes your breakfast; tae-kwon-do your lunch, and for dinner… well, you gotta eat sometime. And practice? Plenty. 'Cause these boys got a gleam in their eyes that won't go away. But how you've changed! Over once scarecrow arms, muscles wrap tight and heavy, and you've got a fu-kick that makes the boys call you "Sir". Before you were just an average pencil-necked geek, now you could grace the front of Muscle and Guns Magazine. And just in time, too.''

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** --> ''So they send you packing… to the federal pen. For the rest of your natural life. No computer, no gear, nothing. Total drag. Cement and bars, and the other guys inside aren't exactly your average beefcakes. They catch a glance at your cyber-jockey derrière and get a wet gleam in their eye. So what you do for the next twelve months is hit the weight room--hard and fast! You pump iron like your life depended on it--and it does. You learn to sleep with one eye open. Punching the heavy bag becomes your breakfast; tae-kwon-do your lunch, and for dinner… well, you gotta eat sometime. And practice? Plenty. 'Cause these boys got a gleam in their eyes that won't go away. But how you've changed! Over once scarecrow arms, muscles wrap tight and heavy, and you've got a fu-kick that makes the boys call you "Sir". Before you were just an average pencil-necked geek, now you could grace the front of Muscle and Guns Magazine. And just in time, too.''
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