This post is only about a month late, but I wanted to update you on my trip to see Scott Sonnon’s TacFit presentation at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus. Plus let you knw how far I made it with completing all 26 workouts from the TacFit 26 program.
I am sorry for not posting it sooner. I am sure you know how busy life gets sometime.
TacFit at the Arnold
I only live an hour and half from Columbus, but this was the first time going to the Arnold Sports Festival. It was insane. My mind was blown at how many people come to this event and the types of people. I was amazed at how many events/competitions were running at the same time. I was also amazed at how many companies there are selling performance supplements.
In all honesty it was too many people to really cruise through the vendors, but I did manage to drink too much protein powder (not advisable). I got to try my hand at the various grip implements for the Mighty Mitts competition. I also had my shoulder taped at the RockTape booth.
The best part…incase you hadn’t already guessed.
I was a groupie at the TacFit booth. The official demonstration was at 2 PM, but Scott and his instructors/team leaders (oh yeah, there were a bunch of them there!) were hanging out at the booth answering questions and demonstrating exercises.
I am Facebook friends with most of the instructors and team leaders that were at the Arnold. However, this was the first time I had met them face to face. One of the team leaders, Jaco JOubert, came all the way from South Africa.
Really the highlight for me was spending a few minutes with Coach Sonnon. I first met Coach at a Bellingham CST certification two years ago, but that was with all the other candidates/returning instructors. Then last year I was able to attend a master class he taught on the island of Maui.
A quick side note and a tribute to something Coach Sonnon picked up from his guru, Amma, he remembered me from the master class. Those of you that follow his Facebook page know that he talks about Amma’s ability to remember people. So I was impressed that out of the thousands of people Coach meets each year he was able to connect the thread back to our most recent encounter.
You know how good it feels when someone you look up to acknowledges you. Yeah, I had that feeling.
The demonstration at the Arnold was great. The format was one person speaking while three people were demonstrating thedifferent levels of complexity in a workout/compensatory flow. Coach Sonnon was the main presentor, with Bruce McLaughlan, Jaco JOubert, and Matt Wiswesser giving a roughly five minute talk on varying applications of TacFit.
Here is a short clip from Matt’s presentation with Coach leading a recovery flow in the background.
Being honest, I only went to get my picture taken with Coach Sonnon.
TacFit 26 Update
I outlined what I was trying to do in the is TacFit 26 Starting the Journey to Instructor post and gave a midway update with the Alpha through Delta workout highlight video. There are 26 different workouts that rotate through six different timing/training protocols and each workout has four levels of complexity. My goal was to perform all 26 workouts in a months time while sticking to my powerlifting training schedule.
It didn’t happen. I only made it through Victor, so I still had four more workouts to go. The volume of work combined with my work schedule got to be too much for me to push through it. I didn’t want to risk burn out or get sick (we went on a family vacation a week after the Arnold).
Looking ahead I am starting a cycle working on the Trial-by-Fire with 25 pound Clubbells and FlowFit. Then I will get back to a TacFit cycle with a more appropriate training plan. The recommend training cycle through of any of the four levels from TacFit 26 is 108 days…not 28 days.
P.S. I also got to meet Randy Couture