TACFIT Survival is a comprehensive, plug-and-play fitness training program that will help you develop a high standard of fitness by burning stubborn fat, building functional muscle and improving your conditioning level using a variety of movement skills and training protocols that were specifically created to improve performance in high stress situations such as competitive fighting.
Note: I just got a copy of TACFIT Survival this morning. So, naturally, I have not used the entire program, and this TACFIT Survival Review is based on my first impressions.
The TACFIT entourage just released a new training program called TACFIT Survival. Truth be told, I have been looking forward to this for a number of months, but I didn’t know it was being released today until this morning when a few of you wrote to me about it (thanks!). I have not used TACFIT Survival before, but in my travels, I’ve spoken with a few people that have attended a TACFIT Survival seminar, and I’ve heard comments ranging from “it’s freaking awesome” to “I thought I was going to die, and then I was done!” Needless to say, I’ve gotten mixed feedback, but overall, everything has been really positive.
Anyways, I just downloaded the entire program a few hours ago, and have had a quick looksee at all the materials. I took one session through a test drive (video forthcoming). As can be expected from a TACFIT program, it’s good stuff as far as I can tell, but it’s not necessarily RMAX’s finest from a product quality standpoint – in my humble opinion. That said, there’s no doubt in my mind that this is a solid program and I bet many of you will enjoy using it as I will in the future. I thought I’d give you my initial thoughts while the launch sale is still running (31% off until Sunday, April 15. Yep, that’s THIS Sunday!). So, hopefully, this review will help you figure out if TACFIT Survival is right for you and your goals.
In case you’re already familiar with the other TACFIT programs out there, TACFIT Survival is very much like TACFIT Commando. So, if you’ve enjoyed TACFIT Commando (I know that at least several dozen of my readers have from all the messages and comments I’ve received over the years), then you’ll also enjoy TACFIT Survival. They are certainly not one in the same, but they are quite similar in many ways. So, in that case, if you want more training materials to work through, TACFIT Survival will be right up your alley.
But for those that aren’t familiar with the other TACFIT programs, what’s all the fuss about TACFIT Survival? What’s inside the program, what do you have to do, and most importantly, what can it do for you? Well, now that you’ve asked, let’s have a look.
What is TACFIT Survival and what do you get in the package after you buy?
TACFIT Survival is a bodyweight strength and conditioning program that was created as a complementary fitness program for a martial art known as Hisardut (aka survival jiujitsu) using the TACFIT system as a delivery model. In other words, TACFIT Survival is a complete workout program for those who would like the conditioning and movement health of a fighter from using one of the most sophisticated physical fitness systems in the world.
It was created by a man named Alberto Gallazzi, whom I’ve met and trained with twice, but really don’t know all that much about. He’s been a trainer to special operations units and has also made a living as a high-profile bodyguard for clients like Madonna, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others. Yeah, I know, I haven’t heard of any of them either! (kidding)
Anyways, from the couple of times I’ve learned from Alberto, he has been an excellent instructor and seems like the real deal. He also has a, how shall I say… badass look and feel about him, which naturally lends itself well in the TACFIT enterprise. Needless to say, Alberto is an excellent instructor, and more importantly, he walks the walk. I think that alone is enough to ensure the value contained within TACFIT Survival.
So, in regards to what you’ll actually get when you buy TACFIT Survival, it’s a digital/downloadable product (no need to wait for shipping) with 3 different workout programs at varying levels of difficulty. Each program is 28 days long. So, you’re getting about 3 months worth of workouts total. You’ll actually be purchasing a couple PDF files and several video files – both instructional and follow-along workout videos. They can be viewed on a desktop, tablet, phone, etc.
TACFIT Survival Sample Workout
What I Like About TACFIT Survival
I’ve reviewed several TACFIT programs now, and so I’ll start off this section by saying that I like that TACFIT Survival is a TACFIT program. If that doesn’t make sense to you, then allow me to explain. You see, I’ve liked almost every TACFIT program that has been released because TACFIT is a superb system for health-first fitness and strength and conditioning, among other things. There’s a lot to love about TACFIT programs, including, but not limited to, the following:
-TACFIT Survival has different levels of difficulty built right into the program, so anyone regardless of fitness level can benefit from it.
-Both recovery and injury-prevention techniques are included in the program design to ensure optimal results.
-All of the workouts are short and sweet and don’t require a large time commitment, and there are different scheduling options available, so you can customize it to your individual needs. This can be used by all but the busiest of people. And if you’re even too busy for this, contact me and we’ll talk.
-The training sessions are challenging, but manageable, and they are also scalable to not just your conditioning level, but also to your skill level. So, no matter who you are, this program will meet you where you are and take you to your edge, and no further.
-TACFIT Survival is user-friendly and truly plug and play. Although, it is missing some of the key features that other TACFIT programs have included before, such as progress tracking materials (ie training calendars, workout journals, etc.). Regardless, you can literally begin this program within minutes of reviewing the materials (after downloading all the Gigabytes of data, that is).
-You don’t need any equipment to perform TACFIT Survival, which I always think is a nice touch in a do-it-yourself workout program. So, if you have a little bit of floor space, you can do the entire program – no further investment required. No gym, no dumbbells, no nothing!
-For CSTers and TACFITers, there is also a good bit of new material (at least, new to me). The instruction manual is yet another evolution in the TACFIT model and will provide you with some new insight into the system. But that’s not nearly as exciting as the fact that you’ll even learn some new cool movements, that I assume Alberto came up with himself. Much of this is NOT rehashed, which is a big plus, in my book. I’m always happy to learn new ways to train!
-And as is typical with TACFIT products, this program is a very high value for your money. Even at the full price, you’re getting three months of complete training programs for less than the cost of a couple personal training sessions. This is dirt cheap folks, and you’re getting a lot of value for your dollar. If you actually use the program, you’ll be more than happy that you spent the money.
TACFIT Survival Cons
My main gripe with TACFIT Survival is that most of this program was filmed during a live seminar at Wolf Fitness Systems in Salinas, CA. The instructional and follow-along videos are essentially a collection of clips that were taken during the seminar itself (with live participants). So, this product was not necessarily originally meant for video instruction, and thus, isn’t optimized for this learning medium. It’s been put together using bits and pieces from the seminar, which has its downsides and limitations. For example, Alberto’s English is excellent, but the audio quality in the instructional videos is only marginal, and sometimes poor. You won’t be able to hear everything he is saying, and it’s too bad because his instruction and coaching cues are excellent. Also, some of the camera shots aren’t all that great, and the overall video quality is so-so. If you’re a complete beginner and have never done any of these exercises before, you may have trouble figuring out exactly what to do.
Also, when I said this program is very much like TACFIT Commando, I meant it! There is only one training protocol included for the moderate and high intensity training sessions – the 20/10×8 protocol (20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times). I’m one who wishes there was more variety, and I’m not a fan of using just one primary training protocol for months at a time, but as long as you know about this ahead of time, it’s not a big mark off.
All that said, the content and information is solid, as is the instruction. So, if you don’t care about the formatting issues, then there really isn’t much to not like about TACFIT Survival.
The Bottom Line: Who is this product best-suited for?
The bottom line is that TACFIT Survival is a superb fitness program. Overall, I think the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages when taking an objective look at the entire product and evaluating what it can do for you. There is a lot of value delivered with this simple program, and the price is unmatched in an industry stuffed with over-priced, useless training programs that don’t cater to an individuals needs like TACFIT programs do.
Now, again, I haven’t used TACFIT Survival myself (outside of one training session so far), but after taking one look at the program, I am beyond sure that you will burn fat, build muscle, and improve your conditioning while injury-proofing your body and fine-tuning some tactical-specific movement skills. Obviously, you’ll also be gaining all of the other benefits that come along with an exercise program.
So, if you’re a TACFIT veteran or a martial artist who is looking for a new conditioning system to try out, then TACFIT Survival is a no-brainer. You’ll be well-served and you’ll probably love it. It may even rock your world, or something like that. That said, I think anyone who is interested in a high standard of fitness would enjoy TACFIT Survival as well. It’s just another solid program that will provide you with good physical training folks – plain and simple. But as I often say, that doesn’t mean that TACFIT Survival is the right product for everybody, which is why you need to see it for yourself.
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