Archive for February, 2011

On competition in the marketplace

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Recently, I reviewed a product by a company. A competitor of that company called into question my integrity for having reviewed it, because the competitor claimed to have been the owner of the design. Another poster suggested that I would feel ...

Tactical Gymnastics: Armed and Armored!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

"When I need protective gear, I need to minimize restrictions and maximize mobility. Spartan Training Gear gives me that advantage like no other gear I've used." - Scott Sonnon, TACFIT Chief Operations Officer, US National Martial Arts Team Coach, US Federal Law Enforcement Instructor, US Army Special Operations Instructor a2a_linkname="Tactical Gymnastics: ...

The TACFIT Cradle on Gym Rings (Video Tutorial)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

In the following video, you will learn the proper mechanics and progressions for the TACFIT Cradle on gym rings. As the popularity of the TACFIT programs has gone viral, people viewed the skills I created for TACFIT and found immediate benefits. Unfortunately, with the online wildfire sharing the values and ...

Compensate for Civilized Life: Get un-chair-shaped!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

In my prior article, "I move, therefore I am," I wrote the following: The anti-movement movement erroneously developed because of an accurate assessment: people hurt themselves in rotation (bending, twisting and tilting.) However, this is not some flaw of the spine. It’s an attribution of ...

I move, therefore I am.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

There has been another recent pendulum swing in the fitness industry on anti-movement. Spearheaded by proponents such as Stuart McGill, the "movement" spawns from the stabilization-trend, but takes it to a logical extreme: if the spine is designed for stabilization, then mobility is dangerous (a succinct ...

My Interview by TACTICAL Magazine

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

TACTICAL MAGAZINE: How was your interest for tactical training born? Scott Sonnon: "My father was in the US ARMY, and served in the Korean War. When he returned, our family disintegrated. He wasn’t given the tools to transition from combative stress / chronic hypervigilance, back ...

The Most Important Loss of my Career: 1993 World Games Gold Medal Match

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This was my first world championships, the 1993 World Games gold medal match vs their team captain, USSR Judo Champion, Georgian Greco-Roman Champion, Master of Sport in Sambo, Zurab Bekochvili. I had two years of Sambo training at this point, not yet a black belt. So to face such a ...

When must you resist going with the flow?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Victories demand insane persistence. Insanity is repeating same efforts expecting new results. But success moves from one to the next eliminating other possibilities. Like a gem-cutter strikes a stone precisely the same way 1,000 times, but on 1,001 severs ...

TACFIT Groundfighter 1G: Scott Sonnon MMA Conditioning

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

TACFIT Groundfighter 1G: 9 Rounds of: 10 seconds piked shoulder stand 30 seconds wall handstand 10 reps decline kettlebell pushup - hammer grip 5 reps double kettlebell bridge press 10 reps decline kettlebell pushup - reverse grip 60 seconds rest between rounds (This was my 9th round, so expect to see pain.) a2a_linkname="TACFIT Groundfighter 1G: Scott Sonnon MMA Conditioning";a2a_linkurl="";

From 187 to 202lbs - 15lbs of muscle in 3 months

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

It's not the fastest way to gain muscle. Others promise more than 5lbs of lean muscle gain per month. But for me, the slow, sure, sustainable growth that increases my mobility is the only solution to longevity of healthy strength. Here I am this week at 202lbs. And here is my ...