TACFIT Warrior Review: Reinvent Yourself One Workout at a Time

TACFIT WarriorUpon first glance, TACFIT Warrior, is just another great bodyweight exercise program to add to your collection. After further inspection, you’ll quickly realize that there’s a lot more to TACFIT Warrior than just some unique and effective workouts. If you look deeper, you’ll learn that TACFIT Warrior is actually an entry-level, experience-based fitness program for rewiring your conscious and unconscious thoughts and behaviors through physical exercise. It’s a how-to template for achieving mental clarity and perpetual success, using your body as the channel for expressing that success.

Anyone can take the TACFIT Warrior workouts and receive exceptional physical results from them. This type of program will absolutely help you burn fat, build muscle, and develop remarkable conditioning levels. This is to be expected from any TACFIT or Circular Strength Training product that Scott Sonnon has released. But the physical results are only the beginning of this potentially life-changing program. Scott has also interwoven a mental component directly into the programming. This is the hallmark feature of TACFIT Warrior because it teaches you how to apply the lessons you learn in training to help you achieve positive results in other areas of your life, too.

Pro’s and Con’s

TACFIT Warrior (TW) shares many of the same advantages with other TACFIT products (especially with the TACFIT Commando program):

  • In comparison to other similar fitness programs, TW is very efficient in its delivery of value. Because of the ingenuity of combining the tabata protocol with strength-based bodyweight exercises, you get a large cumulative training effect in a single 20 minute workout. In only 20 minutes, you’ll have completed a high intensity interval training (HIIT) session AND a strength training session.
  • Because of this blend of HIIT with strength training, TW is a superb program for those with fat loss goals. Anyone wanting to lose fat, trim up their midsection, or reveal their abs will be well-served by the TW fat burning ciruits, which will elevate your metabolism and burn fat for hours after you’ve finished training.
  • In the same vein, those who are trying to build functional muscle will also be happy with the results TW delivers. It’s not suited for bodybuilders or fitness models, but you can build an impressive “hard-body” muscular physique.
  • TW is a bodyweight only fitness program, which means it can be performed anytime and anywhere. You don’t need any special equipment to complete a TW workout. You can get started immediately after downloading it.
  • In the same sense, TW is portable. You can upload it to your computer, laptop, or smart phone anytime and carry it wherever you go. You can also access all of the product files anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • TW is scalable with 5 different levels of difficulty, meaning anyone regardless of skill or conditioning level can begin the workouts today.
  • TW helps you develop the ability to remain calm under pressure, and execute tactically-specific, complex skills with ease and excellent technique.
  • As with all TACFIT Programs, TW incorporates both joint mobility and Prasara BodyFlow Yoga to provide active recovery to PRE-habilitate your body against injury or overtraining.

One new addition that I really appreciate is the inclusion of suggestions for incorporating TACFIT Warrior with various training schedules and with other training goals. A lot of people won’t have the desire or ability to follow TACFIT Warrior exactly as outlined. So, these suggestions teach you how to maximize your results with the time you have available while accounting for your unique training goals.

Now, let’s talk about some of the disadvantages. One complaint that I have is with the follow-along videos. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love follow-along videos because I think they help a lot of people. What I’m not too keen on is the narrative that was over-layed into each video. Master hypnotist, Steve Barnes, offers reminders, cues, and words of encouragement throughout each mission simulation video. This is apparently one of the key elements in the mind/body connection. It’s not really a problem, per se, but it does irritate me. While there is something to be said of mental rehearsal and of positive affirmation, I’m not one to embrace encouragement being spoken to me through an audio recording. Some people like it, but I’m not one of them. The last thing I want to hear while I’m exercising at a near-maximal intensity is something along the lines of “you’re doing great – just a few more reps to go” in a cheerful, soothing voice. I may be calm when I’m exercising, but I’m certainly not cheerful or soothed – and I can find my own mental fortitude to push myself without the the extra pep talk. Again, it’s not a problem. I just find it distracting personally. Luckily, this issue can be remedied with the press of the mute button – making it a trivial complaint. (I know, I’m really reaching for some legitimate negatives)

The information contained in TACFIT Warrior is top-notch, but the overall product quality is average. Video and audio quality are decent – they communicate the content effectively, but aren’t studio productions by any stretch. The manuals are adequate, but not exhaustive. If you’re looking for shiny packaging, and cool special effects, then look elsewhere. If you can dismiss the packaging, and only really care about the subject matter, you won’t be disappointed one bit.

Is TACFIT Warrior Right For You?

People who will be most appreciative of TACFIT Warrior will be those who would purchase it for the workout program itself, but are also interested in beginning to learn the intricacies that training has on our mindset and lifestyle. I would NOT recommend this program if you’re solely looking for goal-achievement or success psychology advice. TACFIT Warrior has the bare minimum to help you apply the basic strategies, but this is primarily a fitness program. It’s experience-based, and a starting point for seeking further education.

Note: if you ARE interested in all the philosophy behind the mental programming, be sure to pick up a copy of TACFIT Warrior during the 3-day launch sale and download the Threshhold Training bonus videos. This is over 4 hours of footage from one of Scott’s success seminars where he shares all his tips and secrets for perpetual success.

Like I said, this is entry-level behavior modification, and certainly not a definitive guide on the topic. You can study the programming if you’d like, and there is an adequate amount of learning materials to get started on the strategy behind it, but TACFIT Warrior is designed to be experienced moreso than just studied. It’s “plug and play,” not “ponder and plan.” You develop your capacity for mental focus and greater success by following the program and doing the work – not just by reading about it. All the planning has already been done for you – there is no guesswork involved. Just follow the program as outlined and you’ll be right on track.

Arguably, this is a more valuable approach to perpetual success because it places you directly into the process of self-mastery without having to research, study, or learn anything. Even if you don’t study the mental components, you’ll begin to subconsciously acquire an understanding about how powerful mind-body exercise can be in transforming your life. This is not a new discovery, but an age-old discipline. Although, TACFIT Warrior is the first fitness product that I’ve encountered which teaches lifestyle success through a catalyst of physical success.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that TACFIT Warrior is a solid fitness program. Overall, I think the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages when taking an objective look at the entire product. There is a ton of value delivered with all of the resources and bonuses, and the price is unmatched in the fitness industry for this quality of educational materials. Although, that doesn’t mean that TACFIT Warrior is the right product for everybody, which is why you need to see it for yourself.

If you’re looking for a superb bodyweight exercise program and would like to get a taste for the power of mind-body exercise, then check out TACFIT Warrior right now:

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P.S. TACFIT Warrior is on sale and discounted by 33% until Friday, December 17 at midnight. Be sure to make a decision about whether to buy before then to secure the discounted price and claim the special launch bonuses. After Friday at midnight, the price will increase by $50 and all of the limited-time bonuses will no longer be available. Any questions, let me know in the comments section.

P.P.S. If you have more questions about the product itself, please see the TACFIT Warrior FAQ Page.

P.P.P.S. You can find two TACFIT Warrior bodyweight workouts (with demo video) on this page: TACFIT Warrior Workout Challenge

30 comments to TACFIT Warrior Review: Reinvent Yourself One Workout at a Time

  • Mike

    Hi John,

    I have been following Commando for some time from the fence and have tried some of the exercises. They seem like a good fit for me and are quite challenging, and I think I am ready to purchase one program or the other (e.g TF Commando or the newer TF Warrior). I wondered if you would please comment on any differences. I am interested in some aspects of both programs. How are they different? My interest is for general fitness and martial arts.

    Appreciate whatever comments you can offer, and thanks for such extensive reviews.

    Happy Holidays,

    Mike

    PS I wasn’t sure where to post this so I put it on both of your review pages, thanks.

  • Fabulous

    Like Mike before me I am familiar with the TF Commando series but am wondering what the differences are between the two and if its worth purchasing the TF Warrior if I already have Commando, is it worth the money drop?

    • Aaron

      Personally I feel if you have commando that warrior is definitely not a necessity. I personally have reached the commando level of commando but like Scott himself said, intensity is something that has to be worked for. So I have years to go before I can truly master intensity. I also have mass assault and ROPE so I can always plug and play with those to mix it up. I’d only recommend getting warrior if you have not yet gotten commando as warrior is on discount right now. I will probably eventually buy spetsnaz kettlebell to further mix it up. I’m only 18 but with having three of the TacFit programs I already consider myself set for life as all of Scott’s programs and life changing and beneficial for years to come.

  • John

    Hi Mike and Fabulous,

    I’ve answered your questions here at the TACFIT Warrior FAQ:

    http://physicalliving.com/tacfit-warrior-faq-for-consumers/

    Thanks for reading!

  • John Paul

    Hi John,

    I am going to purchase TW this Friday. I like to know if you will get a small financial reward if I pass my purchase thru your links instead of going straight to TW website. If this is the case, I would love to do it as long as the purchase price is still the same. I consider it my own small way in supporting blogs like yours.

    • John

      How very kind of you, John.

      Yes, I am paid a commission on any purchases that I refer through my affiliate referral links. The purchase price is the same, regardless of whether you order through a referral link or normal link to tacfitwarrior.com.

      If you do choose to order through my link, please send me a copy of your receipt confirmation email, and I’ll be sure to send you a free gift to thank you for supporting my website.

      Thanks John!

      P.S. My affiliate earnings disclaimer is here for anyone who would like more information.

  • Kevin Lee Dougherty

    John, I always appreciate your honesty and critical, yet fair mind. And you walk the walk with your training. That’s to be commendable. You along with many CST coaches are an asset to the greater CST world. Thank You!

  • John, as always great review. I have Commando right now and I think that’s all I will need for a while. Although I would love all of the TACFIT programs the wallet won’t let me :(. Thanks for the great in-depth review.

    Brian

  • Aquatic Panda

    John,

    Which one would better help me with my muscle-ups? (so far I can’t pull myself up lol) TACFIT Commando has helped me become more fluid with my movements when I do parkour. My muscle-ups are slowly improving albeit slow. I haven’t seen the contents of TACFIT Warrior yet so I really need the opinion of someone who already has.

    Thanks.

    Tim

    • John

      Hi Tim,

      Both programs have some exercises called the plank push/pull series, although TW has a couple more variations for different skill levels. This may have some indirect benefits for muscle-up work, but nothing will replace direct practice of the muscle-up itself.

  • peter

    John,

    I picked up TW through your site during the introductory period and have finally had a chance to look through the materials. It’s a really great package, especially with the bonuses (the Threshold Training and FlowFit videos), but I have a couple of questions.

    I’m 45, out of shape, with a whole host of nagging injuries, at 225 lbs plus (stopped using the scale at 225). I started out with the lite mission, and can do it, but I can’t do some of the movements in the warmup. I can do the Strain and Stress and the CoolDown sections (although my gut gets in the way on the seated spinal twist) but the Warmup guard circles are not possible (belly, balance, and breath) and the warmup really wears me out.

    I wanted to start out with the TW program, but I tried the level 1 Flowfit exercises, and I can do those much easier. My question is, if I start with the Flowfit, how do I fit it in the 4×7 format. What do I do for Stress Conversion, and how do I warm up and cool down.

    I’ve hurt myself in the past doing other programs that were beyond me, so I’m willing to be extra cautious this time around.

    Thanks,

    Peter

    • John

      Hi Peter,

      This question would be a good one for the RMAX forums, as I’m sure some people will have different opinions from mine.

      If I were you, I would start with FlowFit level 1. Practice that until you can complete 14 rounds in 14 minutes, with a perceived level of exertion of 60% or less. Then move onto the next level and repeat.

      You can either do this 3x/week, and do the stress conversion and strain prevention programs on your “off days,” OR you could plug it into the 4×7 protocol from TACFIT Warrior.

      If you use the 4×7, you would do your FlowFit workouts on your mod and high day (with corresponding intensity levels). Then follow the rest of the TFW program as-is (no intensity and low intensity days can remain the same). The stress conversion and strain prevention programs can be used as your warmup and cooldowns for FlowFit, along with your main training on your no intensity and low intensity days. It won’t necessarily be perfectly suited for preparing and compensating for the FlowFit program, but it will be better than nothing.

  • Damon

    Hi John,

    I’d like to join all those complimenting your reviews of Tacfit Warrior and Commando. I’m feeling quite enthused, but with limited funds I want to make a good choice: I have recently been introduced to the world of CST via Intu-Flow. I spent a couple of days on the Beginner level and then moved up to the Intermediate which I’m finding a more suitable and interesting level of challenge. My next step into CST was going to be Flow-Fit. It seems to me, however, that one of the two Tacfit programs might provide all that Flow-Fit does and more. Or does Flow-Fit offer something that the Tacfit programs do not? Have you any thoughts that might help me decide?

    Thanks,
    Damon

    • John

      Hi Damon,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you’re enjoying your immersion in CST. Starting with Intu-Flow was a wise choice.

      The FlowFit and TACFIT programs were created for different purposes. If you’re going for your CST Instructor certification, then I’d advise you to work with FlowFit because it’s part of the testing requirements. If not, then there’s one thing to keep in mind before you decide between the two.

      While the TACFIT programs offer a better total value for your investment, FlowFit does offer something unique that TACFIT doesn’t. FlowFit is a good self-diagnostic tool to seek out weaknesses in the six degrees of freedom. Each exercise family (there are 7 total families, each with 4 levels of sophistication = 28 total exercises in the FlowFit program) emphasizes one of the 6 degrees of freedom: heaving, swaying, surging, pitching, rolling, and yawing. So, you have a tool that can be used to seek out your deficits and improve them directly.

      Even though the TACFIT programs offer a lot more material and a greater overall value, I still frequently refer back to the basic FlowFit program for this reason. Although, If I were in your shoes, and I was NOT going for CST certification, then I’d probably invest in a TACFIT program first anyways, simply because you’ll get more total mileage out of it in the long run.

  • Damon

    John,

    That’s a great response. I’m feeling a little foolish, however, that I missed out two key components of my current exercise program that I really should have included when I asked for your thoughts. The first is the Intu-Flow Xtension light Club bell program which I was lucky enough to get a copy of, and the second is the slow-cadence ‘Body by Science’ approach to lifting weights. Just in case you’re not familiar with it, this approach involves slow lifting to failure and a recovery period of around 7 days. The slow cadence to failure is intense, and in my experience does work best with the recovery period of 7 days or so.

    Can you see a way of integrating these two additional aspects with/into Tacfit Commando/Warrior, or Flow-Fit Flow-Fit wouldn’t be too hard I’d imagine, but Tacfit Commando/Warrior.. Possible you think?

    • John

      Damon,

      They can definitely be integrated, and there are a few ways to do it. If you go with TACFIT Warrior or Commando, then those programs work on a 4-day split.

      Day 1 – no intensity day, do a full session of Intu-Flow and/or the prescribed joint mobility drills in the TACFIT program.
      Day 2 – low intensity day, do the Prasara yoga routine from TACFIT and the X-tension program.
      Day 3 – moderate intensity day, do your slow lifting session and consider sandwiching it between Intu-Flow and Prasara yoga
      Day 4 – high intensity day, do the TACFIT session exactly as prescribed

      That’s just one way to do it. The key is managing your work to rest ratio, which may take some practice. If you can’t maintain a consecutive 4-day split with the recovery demands of your slow lifting, then it’s ok to add another no intensity day and low intensity day for extra recovery. There are other ways to do it, of course, and asking this question on the RMAX forums may get you some different perspectives.

  • Damon

    Thanks John.

    That sounds very cool. Now I just need to give it a little more thought to get the right balance between wallet and current fitness aims. I might end up going with Flow-Fit for the medium term and look ahead to one of the Tacfit programs later in the year.

  • Damon

    John,

    A little more time with both the slow lifting approach, intuflow and some regular yoga have lead me to reassess my fitness aims. I’m a lean (very) active guy who could do with gaining 4/5 kilos. I’ve recently upped my lifting and eating in an attempt to gain this weight but it’s not happening. I’m thinking I need the structure, consistency, and focus of a dedicated weight gain program. Maybe one of those intense hard-gainer type products sold everywhere on the net. All of which seem to advise 3-4 hours of gym time a week plus the usual rest and 6x day well balanced meals. Can I have my cake and eat it do you think? Do a program like tacfit commando and do some good gym time to put on some weight? Bulk up and be supple and energized in my everyday life?

    I’d appreciate any thoughts you have on the matter.

    • John

      Damon,

      I think it’s definitely possible, but also a fairly complicated undertaking. And honestly, I don’t know enough about the subject to be comfortable offering specific advice.

      You can certainly combine approaches, but you’ll start to wander into the field of experimentation. And that’s what I recommend – experiment on your own using an accurate feedback loop to measure and track your progress. Be sure to adhere to the basic principles of muscle gain (caloric surplus, perhaps also including some zig-zagging) and progressive overload in your lifting program, etc.

      If I were you, I’d start by pursuing the muscle building goal primarily, but do so in a health-first manner using the CST system. There are too many junk programs out there that teach you how to “bulk up.”

      Good luck!

  • Damon

    John,

    Thanks for another excellent reply. (and apologies for being slow to respond). I realize its really up to me to combine various approaches in a way that will, in time, make sense: as you point out, a bit of experimentation is required. And, I’m pleased to see you confirm my own sense that it’s best to start with the muscle gain and with a ‘health-first’ approach build around that. I’ve been playing around with the four day split so that it both fits my time and the requirement to get in a little more lifting. Basically I throw in another no/low intensity day as fits, add another moderate intensity day for lifting, and restrict the high intensity day to 1 day in every seven. In other words I’m experimenting. Time will tell how well it works. And then once some weight is on – whether its 6 months or a year, I’ve got my eye on Tacfit Commando.

    For now, however, I need to find a good program for the low intensity days. I’m not sure of the differences between Flowfit, Prasara Yoga, Ageless Mobility, and the Prasara Primer put out by Coach Hurst. I’m looking for scalability, and flexible work-out programs. I’m guessing that all of the above fit those criteria and I’m finding it hard to decide. Can you help me out with the differences?

    Cheers..

    • John

      For “scalability and flexible workout programs,” either FlowFit or the Prasara Primer will do the job. If you can only choose one, you’ll get a LOT more total value from the Prasara Primer. FlowFit is an excellent program, too, though. Take a look at both and see which one appeals to you more.

  • Damon

    John,

    I have no doubt that either of these programs would be excellent. I’m finding it a little difficult, though, to work out the differences between Prasara yoga generally and the Flowfit series of exercises. Just exactly how do they differ? Flowfit is Prasara yoga with somewhat of a different aim in mind or what..? I’ve read around a bit but I’m still not clear.

    Thanks.

    • John

      Damon,

      I totally understand. RMAX is notorious for confusing their customers with their marketing. Think of it this way: Prasara yoga is like a very broad system, and FlowFit is an individual program based on that system. This becomes much more clear with further study and especially when attending an instructor certification seminar.

      So, you’re correct, FlowFit is a Prasara yoga program applied to a specific goal – to burn fat, build muscle, and stimulate the neuroimmunoendocrine response. What makes FlowFit unique is that it integrates the 6 degrees of freedom into one workout session (with 4 different levels of difficulty for people of different conditioning and/or skill levels). Thus, it’s also an excellent diagnostic tool to seek out movement impediments, and that’s why it’s one of the testing requirements for all CST Professionals. FlowFit was meant to be used at moderate and high intensity, but many people use it at low intensity for its restorative and prehabilitative benefits, too.

      The Prasara Primer is a much more broad program that can be used for a larger variety of goals, and is comprised of several different yoga flows. This is the program I’d recommend to anyone who would like to start exploring the full scope of Prasara. It’s perfect for beginners and can be applied for a lot of different purposes, all of which are explained in the materials. If you want to understand the SYSTEM of Prasara, then get the Primer. It’s a much better total value, too.

  • Damon

    Awesome! Thanks John, Prasara Primer sounds like the way to go, then Tacfit Warrior/Commando a little ways along, and if I really feel like it Flowfit in there at some point.

    Your patience and advice is much appreciated.

  • James

    HI John,

    First and foremost thanks so much for maintaining such a helpful resource. i am new to Rmax/CST and while very excited/enthused, there is definiately alot of info to digest.

    You indicate flow fit is specific application of Parasa, but both obvioulsy have value and merit.

    Is there a similar relationship at all between body flow and intuflow?

    Also re: Commando vs. Warrior: Am I correct in that Commando has 3 “28 day missions” to be completed on 3 different intensities, while Warrior has only one 28 day mission with 5 intensity variations?

    Finally, any idea when TacGym full program drops, and if so will you be running an affiliate link to purchase?

    thx

    James

    Apologies if I am blending questions I have a ton of them….

    best

    James

    • John

      James,

      Thanks for your questions!

      re: Bodyflow and Intuflow

      That’s a big question with a lot of depth. The short answer is that they have some commonalities, but they were developed for different purposes. Intu-Flow is an encyclopedic volume of joint mobility exercises and a few ground-based exercises. BodyFlow is an encyclopedic volume of biomechanical exercises that are primarily ground-based. Both are meant to free the body of restrictions and help you improve your ability to move with flow. I could go on, but then I’d have to write a whole book :)

      re: Commando vs Warrior – you are correct, though the varied level of intensity is actually just varied levels of exercise sophistication (ie exercises progress in difficulty/sophistication, rather than intensity/effort). Both are GREAT programs with different pros and cons.

      TACGYM will be released later this week, and I will be reviewing it with some incentives to purchase through my affiliates links (bonus offers for my readers). I also have an exclusive interview with Scott Sonnon all about it that we recorded yesterday that I should have published in time for the launch.

      John

  • Damon

    Hi John,

    Tacgym looks intriguing. It would be helpful, though, to get a run-through of what distinguishes Tacgym from Tacfit Commando/Warrior. Using Tacfit as example what does Tacgym do that Tacfit Commando doesn’t and vice versa.

    Your own flow is pretty damn cool, btw!

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