Tactical Barbell Book on Definitive Strength Training

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Tactical athletes are a unique breed. You need to physically operate at a high level, in some of the world’s most stressful environments. Elite strength and conditioning are NOT optional. Learn how to take your abilities to an extraordinary level.

The Tactical Barbell strength and conditioning system was created by former soldiers, paras, and Hostage Rescue Team members. TB was designed for the operational arena, but is suitable for general training enthusiasts, serious athletes, and anyone that needs professional, performance-oriented strength and conditioning.

Your training time is precious. Unlike other athletes, you can’t afford to specialize. If you’re ready to gain raw useable strength and elite levels of conditioning, Tactical Barbell is for you.

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Tactical Barbell is a comprehensive strength and conditioning system designed to take multi-skilled athletes from ground zero to elite, in an intelligent, progressive fashion. The bulk of our clients are military, tactical law enforcement, emergency services, and serious recreational athletes. Tactical Barbell is for anyone that requires a professional level of competence in more than one fitness domain.

Our program consists of two foundational books. One for strength, and one for conditioning. TBI: Definitive Strength Training for the Operational Athlete and TBII: Conditioning. They can be used together or apart.

When used together, you’ll have access to the complete Tactical Barbell strength and conditioning system, which can be implemented for a lifetime. It is template/protocol/principle based, NOT cookie-cutter, which allows for enough variation within its boundaries to provide an infinite amount of training material.

The books can also be used separately. If you’re satisfied with your current strength training, but need a complementary conditioning program, then TB Conditioning can be used and fully integrated with your existing strength plan. And vice versa with our strength book.

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