Primal Stress - Revive, Survive, Thrive

Primal Stress

PRIMAL STRESS

Undertaken:
20th February 2014 to 13th March 2014 - 1 x Cycle at Level 1 completed.
Used as a transitional phase from Tacfit26 Level 1 to Level 2.

Scott Sonnon’s Primal Stress program is a comprehensive bodyweight training program that will help you develop a high standard of fitness by burning stubborn fat, building functional muscle, injury-proofing your body, and improving your conditioning level using a variety of movement skills and training protocols that were specifically created to build resiliency and toughness while fostering a sense of strength and empowerment..... (Taken from John Sifferman's review HERE at physicalliving.com)

Official Web Site: HERE.


My Thoughts

I have personally not given this program the attention that it deserves. I purchased it upon launch back in 2012 and have followed one cycle at Level 1.

I regard this as one of the strongest programs within the Tacfit fleet. The manual is amazing and really explains the science and resulting theory behind Scott Sonnon’s Tacfit program design. I have read the manual about 5 times now and still get more from it each read.

The program is bodyweight only (with a pull up bar required for 4 of the exercises).  The mobility drills are excellent and the compensation flows are well designed and easy to emulate because of Scott Sonnon’s instruction and coaching cues.

Although I have not worked through the entire program I know many of the movements from my Tacfit journey and would highly recommend this program. I believe it to be one of the best bodyweight programs in the market. Intelligent, result-producing, interesting and fun.


My Data

Level 1 for 1 cycle. I undertook this training between Tacfit26 Level 1 and 2 to give my body a reprieve from resisted equipment and explore the bodyweight side of Tacfit more. It was a great decision. My Tacfit26 work translated across very nicely.

                       
  Cycle Date Mod Program Score Average RPE H/R RPT Max  
      High     Heart Rate   RPE   Heart Rate  
  1 20/2/2014 M Primal Stress - P1 - Level 1 57 139 7 7.81 8.00 164  
  1 21/2/2014 H Primal Stress - P1 - Level 1 71 147 7 8.26 8.00 160  
  2 24/2/2014 M Primal Stress - P2 - Level 1 60 115 6 6.46 6.00 130  
  2 25/2/2014 H Primal Stress - P2 - Level 1 69 128 7 7.19 8.00 143  
  3 28/2/2014 M Primal Stress - P3 - Level 1 20 132 6 7.42 8.00 139  
  3 1/3/2014 H Primal Stress - P3 - Level 1 20 124 8 6.97 9.00 158  
  4 4/3/2014 M Primal Stress - P4 - Level 1 13 148 6.5 8.31 8.00 149  
  4 5/3/2014 H Primal Stress - P4 - Level 1 15 154 8.5 8.65 9.00 160  
  5 8/3/2014 M Primal Stress - P5 - Level 1 111 108 7 6.07 7.00 127  
  5 9/3/2014 H Primal Stress - P5 - Level 1 144 111 7 6.24 8.00 139  
  6 12/3/2014 M Primal Stress - P6 - Level 1 11:40 112 6.5 6.29 8.00 159  
  6 13/3/2014 H Primal Stress - P6 - Level 1 9:40 120 7 6.74 9.00 141  
                       

Personal Training Scores

 

Click on the image above to view all my training scores since starting Tacfit Training in 2012