TACGYM is a program that I’ve been eagerly awaiting since I first started practicing biomechanical exercises (aka basic acrobatics) from the BodyFlow system back in 2006. Yep, that’s before TACGYM was even a thought. I guess my wish is coming true after all!
Tactical Gymnastics (TACGYM) is an upcoming fitness program that applies gymnastics-based movement skills within whole body conditioning workouts. At first glance, it appears to be comprised of a blend of bodyweight exercises with acrobatics. TACGYM was designed specifically for people with tactical professions: martial artists, servicemen, and shooters among others, but it’s still relevant for those of us who don’t have tactical needs. TACGYM is ultimately about improving your fitness level and unlocking your ability to flow using unique dynamic bodyweight movement drills.
The following video contains a demonstration of the TACGYM Spartan Challenge Workouts – beginner and intermediate levels. Below the video, you’ll see additional instructions for each workout, including the advanced level variation for those of you who are already well-conditioned and familiar with CST/TACFIT programs.
The goal of these specific TACGYM workouts is to “defeat the beast.” You do that by completing all 30 rounds in 30 minutes (more info below). Check it out…
Tactical Gymnastics (TACGYM) is an upcoming fitness program that applies gymnastics-based movement skills for tactical applications. It is scheduled to be released by RMAX International in the next few weeks.
I don’t know much about the program yet, but for those that are familiar with the Circular Strength Training System, it appears to be a BodyFlow-inspired TACFIT program. I started using BodyFlow years ago after reading the book and learning from the DVD’s, which are comprised of over 30 unique movements and several flow chains. Since that time, BodyFlow has evolved into Prasara BodyFlow Yoga (PBY). I know. It’s confusing!
My personal PBY practice has become a restorative module in my overall training program. I will often perform a short session of 10-20 minutes at the end of the day to wind down and relieve some residing muscular tension. PBY is also an outstanding tool for a cool down routine after a strenuous training session or for an active recovery session to release deeper tension every once in awhile. There’s a lot of information about Prasara here on Physical Living. Feel free to search the archives for more info.
The following video was taken during one of my evening Prasara BodyFlow Yoga sessions (the 1st half of the session). Though it has a different purpose from tactical gymnastics, it contains some similar movements to give you an idea of what to expect from the upcoming TACGYM program.
(you’ll just have to watch to see if that’s really a face-plant or not)
Tactical Gymnastics (TACGYM) During a BodyFlow Practice Session