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24th Feb 2023

Andrew Tate says he walks 10km and does 500 squats and 500 pushups inside prison every day

Steve Hopkins

‘If my days in this cell are more productive than yours, you should be furious with yourself’

Andrew Tate has boasted about just how “productive” in days in prison are after his detention was extended for a third time on Tuesday, meaning he will remain in custody until at least the end of March.

The 36-year-old former kickboxer-turned-influencer and his brother, Tristan Tate, are being detained on alleged rape and human trafficking offences since their arrest – along with two Romanian women – in December.

According to Tate he has “extremely limited freedom of action” while incarcerated, but still has time to “practice my tiger paw technique”.

He also hit out at anyone less productive than him: “If my days in this cell are more productive than yours, you should be furious with yourself. It means you are failing.”

Tate continued in his tweet thread: “How will you ever reach greatness when you do not even outperform a man in a jail cell? Work harder. You cannot afford to fail any longer.”

According to Tate, along with his tiger paw practice, he does – every single day – 500 push-ups and 500 squat, walks 10km, reads and responds to 100s of letters and writes and completes lessons “for the students inside the real world”.

He also reads his Quran and performs long sessions of meditation.

“You have your freedom of movement. You have unlimited information and accessibility at your fingertips,” Tate wrote, as he urged readers to be more productive. Like him. To achieve “greatness”.

Tate’s followers ate up the advice, but not everyone on social media took it in so freely.


One user wrote: “Ha…. But you are in jail! And we’re not. Enjoy being locked up.”

A second added: “‘Day of strict long meditation’, like you have a choice.”

Tate, who has reportedly lived in Romania since 2017, was previously banned from various prominent social media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.

He claims there is “zero evidence” against him in the case and alleged that his arrest is a political attack to silence him.

After the Tates and the two women were arrested, Romania’s anti-organised crime agency, DIICOT, said in a statement that it had identified six victims in the human trafficking case who were subjected to “acts of physical violence and mental coercion” and were sexually exploited by the members of the alleged crime group.

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