Thursday, November 1, 2012

Video review and youtube video comment

Two items for today - a review of  Scott Sonnon's 'Primal Fitness' and a comment on a youtube video site.

Primal Fitness (PF) - the latest product to come out of

Like TacFit Commando, PF is provided to you via download. There are a lot of downloads with PF - I hope you have a fast Internet connection.

PF is based on the same 4-day wave, combined into 7 cycles for a total of 28 days. There are excellent mobility and cooldown sessions combined with the workouts. Where PF differs from TacFit Commando is that while TacFit Commando is based entirely on the Tabata type exercise session, each wave in PF concentrates on a different method of training - one wave Tabata style, one wave an 'Every minute on the minute' method, etc. The variety makes for an interesting month of training.

One other difference is the emphasis on heart rate and recovery - PF stresses this to a much higher degree than TacFit Commando does. Both are great for providing 'healthy' training, not just fitness. PF explains and emphasizes it more.

I would recommend either course. I feel the Commando option (minus the marketing techniques) is the better 'fitness' routine, the PF a better, long term option. I also feel the Commando option is an easier 'out of the box' system - it takes a bit of tweaking to get into PF - for example, the warmup and cooldown for Commando is available as a separate video clip, with PF you have to decide what you want to do for the warmup. not bad, but with Commando the option is already there for you.

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On to youtube - a friend (thanks, Sean) sent me a link to a fellow performing many gung fu forms, specifically Hung Gar. He writes in the comments about 'original' Hung Gar being played in a tight space, and performs Tid Sin Kuen and Gung Gee in a hallway (and later a Kwan Dao set in an apartment).

Overall, I like his performance - worth a second or third look, in my opinion.

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