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Tactical Strength Training


Get tough Fitness is all about functionality but it’s a very specific training system.  It’s nothing new, nothing special.  It’s simply functional and purposeful while directing the program around:
– Functionality
– Stamina (aerobic)
– Strength endurance
– True grit

We all admire the combination of strength, stamina, and unparalleled grit that typify special operators and SWAT teams. But how do you build it?

Any discussion about the fittest men and women in the world has to include “tactical athletes” at some point. From special operations warriors to SWAT officers, these operatives have to maintain elite fitness not as an option, but as a necessity. For them, being out of shape doesn’t result in failing to set a PR or bailing on a squat. It could be a matter of life and death—theirs or someone else’s.

The training required to be a 24/7-fit tactical athlete is as unique and unpredictable as their duties and schedules, which makes it tough to make any generalizations about how they should train. However, there’s no doubt about the types of qualities that make these men and women effective.

But make no mistake: This style of training isn’t just for special operators. “We can all can benefit from training in a tactical style,” says Steve Weatherford, NFL player and True Grit athlete. “Balancing strategic strength work, power training, and running intervals has been a game changer for me—literally! It leaves me lean, conditioned, and packing more strength per pound than ever. But just as importantly, it trains the sort of undefinable grit that serves helps our fighting men and women accomplish any grueling and unpredictable physical task. Who doesn’t want that?”

If you’re preparing for a career in a tactical field, are a soldier or officer in need of a plan, or just want to train like hell for anything and everything the field can throw at you, this is your plan. This is the gritty world of tactical fitness.

The Operative Word

Depending on the specific needs of his or her job, individual demands for any tactical athlete will vary. There are a few principles that are universally present, however. An effective training program for any tactical operator needs to focus on:

  • Injury prevention
  • Aerobic and anaerobic conditioning
  • Strength
  • Power

Injury prevention tops the list of priorities because an injured operator is a liability to themselves and their team, plain and simple.

Aerobic conditioning is also paramount, for several reasons. First and foremost, aerobic conditioning is vital to the job itself. Tactical operators need conditioning that goes beyond the anaerobic system. Whether it’s chasing a suspect, running up 15 flights of stairs to a fellow officer calling for help, or wrestling with someone who refuses to go quietly, eventually the aerobic system plays a significant part.

In addition, many organizations still measure aerobic capacity in some form as a job requirement. Anaerobic training comes into play at those times, when shorter bursts of conditioning are necessary.

Strength and power are also important for any type of combat athlete. When overcoming resistance from hostile opposition, if all other things are equal, the stronger and more explosive person will win. In addition to raw power, there are also more specific strength demands for the tactical athlete, such as grip and neck strength.


How to have it all

Even with all the varying qualities a tactical athlete needs, having an effective program isn’t enough. The program also needs to be an efficient one that doesn’t present needlessly complicated daily demands. For that reason, the program I’ve presented below can be arranged a couple of different ways.

Perform the warm-up before each workout, followed by strength training. As for the conditioning workouts, you can perform them either directly after the strength training or as independent workouts. The former option will help you learn to keep going when your muscles want to stop. The latter will allow more intensity.

You’ll notice a strong emphasis on unilateral movements to develop balance and prevent injury. The strength-training portion is designed to build strength and explosiveness, and is broken into a higher-volume initial phase to develop a strong base, followed by a higher-intensity phase focused on raw strength and power.

The burning sensation you’ll soon feel in your forearms is a sign that you’re also developing grip strength. For the tactical athlete, grip strength is immensely important, whether for controlling an unruly suspect, climbing, or weapon retention.

The conditioning portion of this program follows a similar pattern to the strength training. The first four weeks are designed to develop a strong aerobic base, followed by a higher-intensity block with a higher focus on anaerobic development.

So while your body never gets used to my program you are getting pushed to new levels monthly while making sure your body peaks and hit goals.



EVOLUTION PROGRAM (Online nutrition and training program)


“Some people leave their lives to chance. They hope for the best. They hope for safety. They hope everything will be okay. You don’t. You train for every contingency. You prepare for the worst. You train, you shoot, you suffer, all so that if you ever have to face that moment of truth, you’ll come out on top.”


Can’t come to Get Tough Fitness?
No money to have gym membership?
Don’t have equipment at home?

NO WORRIES. The EVOLUTION PROGRAM is an intensive, personalize nutritional and training program just for you.  It caters for people who cannot train in mainsite. It’s directed towards what you have, your injuries, and your schedule. But you have to make the time. You will be sent four workouts weekly, you will be given one set nutritional program which you must follow intensely, you will have a file (progress report) to update weekly, also you will be asked to video one round of your WODs and post it in our PRIVATE page in facebook. If you do not have a facebook account just email it to me. You will need to open up a GMAIL account to access these private files just for you. I will contact you daily on progress. This is not a one time-leave-you-alone-to-your-own program. This is a specialize program to ensure your evolution. But you have to be willing to do the work. I myself was put on the same program and it has proven to work but you have to put in the effort. I am certified, have a huge knowledge in difference training systems, studied physical therapy and sports medicine in college, and put myself through same training program. This is not an INSANITY VIDEO or a CROSSFIT site. This is a life change program. So unless you are willing to change I cannot help you. Don’t aim for simply getting a 6pack ab.  Aim to be functional, flexible, durable, and healthy. Life is too short to just workout. Train with a purpose, eat to train, do it often and consistent, and see where your mind and body can go.  In Get Tough fitness it’s simple.  Eat to train.  Train to live.  Live to evolve.

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I let myself gain weight and lose motivation during 2014 due to many circumstances that left me on the floor. But what I learned again and again from failure is, it’s ok to fail. Don’t let your failures define your future, let them be part of it. Let pain be part of your product. The reason why I don’t take pre-workouts and post workout drinks it’s because I rather eat my food then drink it. I don’t replace real food with something made in a lab. I made it a lifestyle change. It’s a habit. It’s the way I live. I eat to train and I train to live. Simple as that. This is GET TOUGH FITNESS.



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It simply stands for Get Tough.  Its a simple concept of living; lifestyle.  It’s nothing new or not a quick weight loss fad to get you to buy or pay for something you cannot commit to.  It’s a functional exercise program specialize and centralize on the “group and individuals” – the strongest to the weakest.  It’s a functional based workout.  A lot of the movements are meant to prepare you for anything, anywhere.  GT is one of the official training camps for a lot of local athletes as well as people seeking a sports based physical therapy location.  I am here to prepare you for all obstacle based events as well as life.  Here in GT you learn to “eat clean; train mean and to evolve”.  Are you ready for your own evolution?

We workout and move as one.  I practice a lot of aerobic as well as anaerobic exercise.   Anaerobic exercise is exercise intense enough to trigger anaerobic metabolism. It is used by athletes in non-endurance sports to promote strength, speed and power and by body builders to build muscle mass. Muscles trained using anaerobic exercise develop differently compared to aerobic exercise, leading to greater performance in short duration, high intensity activities, which last from mere seconds up to about 2 minutes. Any activity after about two minutes will have a large aerobic metabolic component.  I push your body until you hit your lactic threshold and increase and develop it over time.  Will train you to be ready for anything and everything.  But beware most first runs for the bucket.  This is how you know you pushed yourself too hard.

It incorporates HIIT (high intense interval training) or the Tabata Protocol which consist of calisthenics,  power training, plyometrics, strength and conditioning – compound movements mixed in a metabolic pot called WODs (Workout of the Day).  Making sure that output is good and consistent using short burst with 10 sec or rest in between for the body to barely recover.  This pushes your heart rate and the blood to flow rapid while maintaining maximum output.   We use elastic bands, some freeweights, medicine balls, but more than anything I try to get the members use to using their own bodyweight for resistance.  It’s a well put together workout session put together for the newbies or experts.  It doesn’t matter what your skill-level is, trust me you will be challenged.  Your endurance, cardio, and power will increase within 2-months time.

You don’t need to be a high-level athlete to join.  I just want your will and determination not to give up and to work with the team.  Our workout training sessions runs from 30 mins to 2hrs long depending on the mood.  It’s mostly an outdoor workout, including the winter months.  I want to make sure all my members are at functional form at any temperature and climate.  This is not for everyone but welcome for anyone who is looking for a challenge.  Although some of the workouts look intimidating it will prepare you and hone on our strengths.  The training area is not filled with nice equipment, it’s simple but an effective location.  I am a highly qualified instructor who can help you reach your goals and beyond.  It’s very intense but all I ask is for you to challenge yourself not against a team member.  We all move as one.

GT was created to help you survive any apocalyptic event, including a zombie outbreak.  We want you to be mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for anything.  So I have to make sure the whole team will are working together.  We leave no one behind.  Everyone benefits from this.  Like I said, this is not a workout video or a fad to help you lose weight.  This is for survival and to help you innovate the way you go about your eating and lifestyle.  GT is a lifestyle changer but it’s not up to me to make that decision.  It’s yours! I am simply the coach to guide you there.  I heard many excuses “not” to do isn’t it time for you to start making one that will benefit you? Don’t wait until your on the ambulance getting rushed to the hospital, act now.  GT is not just a workout system; it’s a way of living and thinking!  I believe in the concept of  Live (live your own life, live for the moment) Inspire (inspire to do, to move, to be)  Fight (fighting to win, to survive, to stay focus) and Triump (Over daily obstacles and personal roadblocks) – LIFT!

Watch the video to see what GT is like as oppose to training in a conventional gym

Who Can Join?

From novice  to someone who is fit.  Man or Woman.  Young and old.   GT will challenge you in many levels.  Each workout session is specialize and personalize for whoever is training that day.  There are a lot of team buildng as well as individual training routines everyone will benefit from.  If you love isolation and resting 1-minute between sets than GT is definitely not for you.  I am here to push you and to show you that your limits are far beyond you give yourself credit.. and take it up another level.  I am results oriented and will help you be the same.

How Much is The Membership?

It’s a simple plan.  It’s pay as you go monthly.  No annual memberships or contracts.  You either pay for the full month or per session.  I have Team and 1-on-1 sessions.  Contact me for more info.

How Do I Join?

Before you make it in GT you must go through a screening process through me.  Not everyone is ready for this type of intense training so I have to make sure you have the heart and mental strength for it.  Safety is important for me so I would like to know your medical or any injury history.  All members can let you know that this training system is not easy.  I will create workouts depending on who is coming to the session to make it personalize for you.  I will work on your training to make your weaknesses your strengths.  If you are ready to join simply email me @ I respond fairly quickly.

How Big Are the Group Sessions?

Most sessions there are usually only 2-4 members at a time.  But the Saturday sessions usually have 7-9 members.  I would like to keep it as intimate as possible so each member gets a nice workout.  But I welcome more members.  The size of the classes are depending on availability of time and if the weather permits.  The ZTC can accomodate a good size group so feel free to join when you can once you are a member.

What Else Do I Need To Join?

After you are accepted in the group. I usually require members to bring gloves (full finger coverage), yoga mats, towel, and your own water or beverage.  We do have our own stock of beverage if you want to purchase from us.  But most of all, bring your will power and motivation to push yourself passed your comfort zone. You will be pushed.
I hate lateness so please just to get the chit chats out of the way and little bit of warming up please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to each session.  Schedules are usually posted up on Facebook and you will get a text reminder from me as well prior to the sessions.  So are you ready to challenge yourself? And to survive the impending apocalypse?