Specforce Abs Review
There’s more to 6 pack abs than looking strong and lean. If you want to increase core strength, get a lean, flat stomach, improve your overall health and quality of life, then SpecForce Abs for Men and Women is the program for you. SpecForce Abs is a core training method and nutrition program that has been designed to help you remove belly fat and above all, increase your core strength, leaving you with a strong, lean midsection.
The creator, Todd Lamb, is a former member of Canada’s Special Service Force, the Canadian Police Force, and a tactical fitness leader for some of Canada’s top military and law enforcement units. He has also written this program. It is a complete bodyweight training program that can get you into combat-ready shape. Todd has also undergone his own physical transformation and now proudly shows off his lean, muscular body year round, at the age of 44, thanks to the only military inspired program you can buy online.
- Duration: > 12 weeks
- Frequency: 3-5 times per week
- Total Cost:
- Money Back Guarantee
Introducing the Specforce Abs by Todd Lamb
When you buy SpecForce Abs you get:
- SpecForce Abs Manual for Men – a 115 page PDF ebook that gives you a solid education in how and why this abdominal and core strengthening plan is different and better than anything else out there. Todd will let you in on his Spec Ops Secret and you’ll find out how you can have lean, sexy abs and perform difficult bodyweight exercises such as Toes to Bar. The manual also takes you through a few simple tests that will give you a better idea of where your ab strength lies compared to the average person. Lastly, there are pages of exercise descriptions, complete with pictures, to guide you in proper technique. Also included are supplement and nutrition recommendations and Todd’s secrets for staying lean.
- SpecForce Abs Manual for Women – the exact same information as the one geared for Men.
- SpecForce Abs Quick Start Guide – three pages of easy to see all of the workouts so you can print it off and start the program right away.
- SpecForce Abs Daily Workouts – a 29 page PDF ebook that you can download and print off. It includes each day’s workouts. Each of the phases and levels are itemized, and each exercise has a link to a brief video tutorial including progressions.
- Bonus: Blue Jeans Perfect Butt Solution – a 9 page ebook that gives you a short educational component on why and how to properly train the glutes. It also comes with a 4 week glute specific workout and exercise descriptions.
- BlackOps MacroFlex Nutrition App – you’ll need to download this app on your Android or IOS device to access the macronutrient tracker.
- > 12 weeks
Although the sales page for SpecForce Abs claims that you can get 6 pack abs in only 6 weeks, this program offers you far more than training. In fact, the flexibility to work at your own pace is what makes this ab strengthening plan ideal for everyone.
You can start in any phase based on your level of core strength. You will move through the various levels and phases at your own pace. There is no rush to complete the program.
The focus should be on doing each exercise with perfect form. Moving through all the phases and levels, that will take the average person longer than 6 weeks.
The SpecForce Abs program is available only on the internet. There are no hard copies.
After you purchase the program, you will able to access your manual, daily workouts, and bonuses by downloading the PDFs from the internet and saving them onto your computer. You can print off what you need.
You will need to have a good internet connection to view the exercise demonstration videos that are linked to in the SpecForce Daily workouts.
And for the BlackOps MacroFlex Nutrition app, you will need a phone to download and use it.
Gender Focus – Either
The SpecForce Abs program works equally well for both men and women.
Although there are two different manuals available – one for men and one for women – the information inside each ebook is exactly the same.
However, because men and women have different hormones, their results will be completely different. Men can expect to get the much coveted chiseled 6 pack abs and a V-shaped upper body with a trim waist. Women can expect to achieve flat, silky, feminine abs with a flatter belly.
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The SpecForce Abs program is best suited for any adult, 18 years of age or older that wants to flatten their belly and strengthen their core.
Everyone can benefit from doing the core strengthening exercises.
Todd Lamb states that a 75 year old grandmother can do this program, along with a 21 year old man that is preparing to join the military. The only difference one should expect is that the rate at which they move through the program will be different. A 21 year old will typically see an increase in core strength faster than a 75 year old.
Body Type (BMI) Fit
- Normal-Weight (Body Mass Index 18.5 to 24.9)
- Over-Weight (Body Mass Index 25 to 29.9)
People of all body types can benefit from the core strengthening exercises in the SpecForce Abs program. While it was not designed to be a fat loss program, it is meant to help you gain core strength that will help protect you from injury, whether you are underweight, healthy, overweight, or obese.
Those that will be able to see their abdominals and a leaner, tighter stomach within 6 weeks of beginning SpecForce Abs are individuals that are already lean with little body fat around their waists. However, it is hard to use the Body Mass Index to accurately judge how lean a person is.
Since the BMI index uses a person’s height and weight to give an approximate level of body fat, it leaves room for error since it doesn’t take into consideration a person’s age, gender, and muscle mass. For example, a lean man such as a professional football player that has visible abs at 10% body fat may use the Body Mass Index only to be told that they are overweight.
- Body Weight
The SpecForce Abs program uses bodyweight resistance, along with myofascial release techniques and muscle activation exercises to help you develop 360° core strength. It also uses strategic macronutrient counting and timing principles to help you burn fat to reveal your abdominal muscles.
In order to build your core strength, you will need to address the tissue quality of your abdominals and back. SpecForce Abs will help you do this with myofascial release exercises that include using a lacrosse ball and a foam roller. Mobility exercises are also included, which help to increase the quality and activation ability of your muscles.
Muscle activation exercises are like small resistance routines. They look easy, but they aren’t always if not done correctly. You can speed through movements such as the dead bug and they won’t get you much closer to your goal. Or you can slow it down, focus on moving with the best form possible, and reap the rewards.
If you take your time going through the muscle preparation exercises, and learn the basics of creating correct abdominal tension, you will begin to build up the foundational strength you need to properly build more and more abdominal muscles.
After you have created a solid foundation of strength, and learned how to properly contract your abdominals, you’ll add in body weight resistance exercises that become progressively more difficult. This is where you’ll be doing bodyweight exercises such as planks with leg lifts. If you stick with the program, you can advance to exercises like the human flag.
Building core strength is not about doing a thousand crunches a day. Specforce Abs is a program that will help you build true abdominal and core strength that will improve your health and posture, help you in your regular workouts and everyday life.
The key health and fitness goals the program delivers is to dramatically improve your ab and core fitness and give you a flatter, leaner stomach.
The nutrition plan for SpecForce Abs will have your body burning off fat, so you’ll be able to see your lean, strong abdominals.
The exercises in the workout plan will help you gradually build a foundation of core strength, no matter what your beginning fitness level is.
The workouts gradually progress over time through three distinct phases, with several levels within each one. Your goal is to complete one workout as written before moving on to the next. It doesn’t matter if it takes you two weeks to complete one level; keep working through the program as it is written, and you will begin to develop a strong core that will help achieve difficult bodyweight exercises including L-sits and Front Levers.
To help you burn fat Todd Lamb has you calculate the recommended number of calories, along with the ideal amount of macronutrients for your body. Along with the fat burning meal recommendations provided in the manual, you’ll use the BlackOps MacroFlex Nutrition app to manage your macro intake. If you stick with the higher protein recommendations and stay in a calorie deficit, your body will automatically burn off excess body fat.
Single Vs Group
The SpecForce Abs workouts are designed to be done alone. There is no specific need for partner assistance for any of the exercises, although it might be useful as you progress into the more difficult exercises such as Skin the Cat if you don’t have a band.
The timed work and rest intervals may be difficult to coordinate for another person to work along with once you move into the exercises that require the rings.
Workouts that are done alone are great for busy people who can’t coordinate their training schedules with someone else’s.
- At home workout program only
- Can be done anywhere
The SpecForce Abs workout program is designed to be an at home workout program. However, you can choose to bring it to a gym if you need specific workout equipment such as a set of rings, a pull-up bar, and a reverse hyper machine. These pieces of equipment are only required in the last two phases of the program.
The earlier workouts in the foundational strength phase don’t require much equipment and can easily be done at home.
- Yes - simple and portable equipment
While the majority of the exercises in SpecForce Abs are bodyweight routines, you do need a fair amount of basic equipment to complete the program as written.
This is a list of what you will need:
- a lacrosse ball;
- 2 lacrosse balls taped together to form a “peanut”;
- a long foam roller;
- kettlebell or dumbbell;
- super band;
- something stable like a squat rack;
- ab roller or barbell or physio ball;
- pull-up bar;
- set of rings, adjustable in height;
- reverse hyper machine or alternative.
Todd claims that you can buy most of the equipment used for less than $100. Assuming you won’t go out and buy yourself a squat rack and a reverse hyper machine just for this program, the major costs will be a pull-up bar and a set of rings. Most of this equipment is easy to find and purchase.
Most of this equipment will be available in your local gym. However, it may be unusual to find a set of rings in your regular gym. Crossfit gyms, also known as Boxes, will have rings in them.
If you workout at home or your gym doesn’t have a reverse hyper machine, there are ways you can improvise to create your own variation to target your glute muscles.
There are a few accessories we recommend for the SpecForce Abs program. You will need a phone or iPad to download and use the BlackOps MacroFlex Nutrition app. This will help you keep track of your macronutrient intake, which will help you lose fat and uncover your strong abdominal muscles.
Since you’ll be doing many of the exercises down on the floor, we recommend having a yoga mat for some padding and comfort if you’re working on a hard surface.
You’ll also need a timer to track isometric holds, like planks. Some of the myofascial release movements are not done as reps but for timed intervals, so you’ll also be tracking those. You’ll also need a timer to monitor the length of your rest periods.
- 3-5 times per week
The SpecForce Abs workout is meant to be done alongside a more traditional weightlifting program. In addition to your regular resistance training sessions, you will do one of the SpecForce Abs workouts three to four times a week, depending on which phase you’re in.
There is flexibility in when you can do the ab training sessions. You can do them any time of day and it doesn’t have to be a part of your regular exercise plan. You can train your abs whenever you have the time.
- Follow required program regime strictly to get results
The SpecForce Abs for Men and Women program will require you to stick to a strict regime.
However, the workouts are fairly short and they are progressive in nature. You will start with simpler exercises, and you’ll move on to the next step of the phase only when you have completely achieved the entire workout as written with your best form.
The most important phase is the Recon Phase. This is the first week of the program and the only time when you will need to train every day. However, these sessions are quite short and not intense enough for you to break a sweat.
The SpecForce Abs for Men and Women is a unique program in several ways.
First of all, you can begin the program at any phase based on where your core strength is at. However, the average person would be wise to go through the program as written from the very beginning to achieve best results.
You will need to perform the entire workout of each step as written, with best form, before moving onto the next one within the phase. You will work at your own pace. There is no need to get to the Charlie phase; it is for advanced athletes only.
You can stay in the Bravo phase forever and still have great abs.
Optimal Diet Options
- Diet changes required: Yes
Todd recommends a varied, balanced diet of whole foods to help you burn fat, improve your health, repair and refuel your muscles between training sessions.
There are certain foods he highlights, such as salmon and healthy fats for omega-3 fatty acids; eggs and sweet potatoes for B-group Vitamins and Vitamin E; eggs for Vitamins E and A.
He also tells you the best food sources for iodine, fibre, antioxidants, alpha lipoid acids, zinc, and magnesium.
The nutrition plan for SpecForce Abs stresses the importance of the three macronutrients and when to eat them. The three macros are protein, fat, and carbohydrates. With the help of the BlackOps MacroFlex nutrition app, you will be able to calculate your ideal calories and macronutrient amounts for fat loss.
All of your meals will include your choice of protein and green vegetables. The time of day you do your training will determine when you have your carbohydrates and fats.
As with most macro counting diets, there are no lists of recommended foods or any specific meal plan to follow. You will have some freedom to choose what you want to eat, which is what helps to make macro counting a sustainable way of eating so you can keep your leaner, healthier body.
Todd also talks about eliminating unhealthy habits that might be holding you back, such as certain foods you’re eating that aren’t great for you and others you might not eat enough of. He lists some healthier habits for you to adopt such as drinking more water, preparing food in advance, prioritizing sleep, and eating enough lean protein, green vegetables, and healthy fats.
He also stresses that there isn’t a need for perfection.
He still wants you to have an enjoyable life and for most of us, that involves family or work obligations that usually revolve around food. Over time, you will learn how to factor in treats and less than ideal meals into your overall weekly macro counts.
He’ll also tell you how you can still drink alcohol, give you alternatives to water, list the best sweeteners, and give you tips to boost your body’s ability to burn fat.
- Supplements Required: Yes
The following supplements are recommended for both men and women going through the SpecForce Abs program:
- Testosterone supplement – a great addition to anyone who pushes their body hard in the gym. It will help you burn fat and add size and strength to your muscles.
- Whey protein powder – a quick, convenient way to add protein to your diet. When taken after your workouts, whey protein can help speed your muscle recovery.
- Creatine monohydrate – Creatine has been shown to increase your energy levels while pulling water into your muscle cells. This will give you a moderate strength boost.
- BCAAs – Branch chain amino acids are pieces of broken down protein. You can take them right before or during a workout to improve the recovery of your muscle cells.
- Citrulline malate – along with BCAAs, can improve muscle performance and enhance the delivery of nutrients to the muscles.
- Omega 3 fatty acid in the form of krill or fish oil – has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce your risk of high cholesterol and heart disease.
- Coenzyme Q10 – contains ubiquinol which has been shown to lower blood pressure and improve the health of type 2 diabetes patients. It has also been shown to enhance peak power production in athletes.
- Supplements Brands Recommended: Yes
There are two supplement brands recommended in the SpecForce Abs programs. Since supplements aren’t regulated by the government like food and prescription medications, do your own thorough research and talk to your doctor before trying any supplements.
BioTrust is one of the supplement companies recommended in SpecForce Abs. Todd recommends them for their low carb whey protein powder, BCAAs, and Krill oil. He likes BioTrust because they don’t contain any artificial ingredients.
BioTrust offers you a 1 year money back guarantee on their products if you are not 100% satisfied with them.
You can also buy in larger quantities from BioTrust which will save you money in the long run. Many fitness and health professionals recommend these products to their clients since they use quality ingredients and consumer safety is a main priority. The team at BioTrust includes Medical Doctors along with Scientists and Nutritionists.
Test Reload is recommended for boosting testosterone levels naturally. The link to the website doesn’t work and some research for Test Reload revealed that it was expensive and not effective for everyone. Test Reload was created by someone without a background in nutrition or supplementation. This being said, you won’t know whether or not a supplement will work for you unless you try it.
Workout Program Support
If you have questions about this program, the best way to get additional customer support and information is by emailing Todd @ specforceabs . com. The other way you can contact him is through the SpecForce Abs Official Facebook page. The official page is called, “SpecForce Abs – 6 Pack Abs in 6 Weeks.”
For ongoing motivation as you work through the program, you can use the hashtags #SpecForceAbs and #6Weeksto6PackAbs. However, most of the pictures you’ll find using those hashtags on Instagram come from the SpecForce Abs account.
The SpecForce Abs Facebook page has just over 700 likes. Their Instagram account has only 133 followers. You would do better to follow along with the Alpha Nation Facebook page which has regular activity and has nearly 15,000 followers. On Instagram, look for TheAlphaNation.
The only published review by SpecForce Abs is from the creator Todd Lamb himself. This is the same before and after picture he uses for his SpecForce Alpha Tactical Fitness Training System. It does show that if this middle aged man can transform his body and get chiseled, 6 pack abs, you can too, if you put in the training and work on your nutrition as outlined in SpecForce Abs.
As far as we know, there are no celebrities or athletes using this specific program to train their abdominals and core. But if you’ll recall, these workouts are based on the training programs used by the military and special force operators who require a great deal of full body strength.
You should be aware that your body’s overall strength is a reflection of your core and abdominal muscles.
If you’re looking to increase your deadlift PR, boost your athletic performance or you’re simply looking to eliminate your back pain and see a tighter, more defined midsection, this is the most thorough program you will find. It can take a beginner through a gradual progression of core strengthening exercises, and help them obtain superhuman feats of strength such as the human flag, if you so desire.
Other User Testimonials
Other reviews of the SpecForce Abs program give it glowing ratings.
The people who have opened up and reviewed it say that the program went above and beyond their expectations. They were surprised by the variety of the exercises and training sessions stating that finally, there is a way to train your abs without boring old crunches. Todd the program creator, a male in his 40s, is said to be the perfect walking billboard for his product with his washboard stomach.
People that keep abreast with current training methods will know that crunches and sit ups are not the best way to get a strong core, and are definitely not the way to achieve fat loss and reveal a sets of 6 pack abs.
The research available has shown us what Todd will tell you in SpecForce Abs – that endless crunches can work against you by increasing your waist size and causing stress, damage, and inflammation in the spine which inhibits fat loss.
If you are someone who has never heard this kind of information, you might think this program is a magic bullet at best, or a hoax at worst. This program is neither of these things.
It is not a magic bullet, but it can give you the tools you need – the proper core strengthening program and the nutrition guidelines – along with a balanced full body conditioning program, to help you burn fat.
SpecForce Abs is also not a hoax. As mentioned, the training methods in this manual are meant to make you better, stronger, and healthier, not weaker, fatter, and injured if you continue to follow traditional abdominal training programs.
Workout Phases Overview
SpecForce Abs for Men and Women is a highly detailed, core strengthening program that can give you a leaner, tighter stomach and stronger, sexier abs. It does this by giving you 39 different workouts that will teach you how to recruit, activate, and properly brace your abdominals and core.
The secret to the SpecForce training method is the training principle of progressive overload.
What this means is that you will start at day one of phase one with basic, relatively simple exercises. Over time the exercises will gradually become harder, but if you stick with the plan as written, you will be able to improve your strength as the challenge increases.
There are four phases in the SpecForce Abs program and multiple levels within each of the four phases. By no means should you attempt to rush through the program. Take your time and successfully achieve each of the training programs as outlined before moving on to the next level and phase.
The SpecForce Abs for Men and Women training program was designed by a former member of the Canadian Military’s tactical training unit. And the names of the phases reflect this. Before we move into the first official phase, we need to take some time for some muscle correction in our body.
The Recon Phase is a movement preparatory phase that addresses your core tissue quality and teaches the basics of creating abdominal tension. In the Recon phase, you will be using physiotherapy tools such as a lacrosse ball and a foam roller to help release muscle tightness that has resulted from poor posture and/or incorrect training that has involved hundreds and thousands of sit ups and crunches.
You’ll also be activating your core muscles through simple movements. And lastly, you’ll learn how to properly brace your core so that it supports your spine rather than compressing it and increasing your chance of back injury and inflammation.
The short training sessions in the Recon Phase will be done each day for 7 days before you move onto the Alpha phase.
After you’ve released tight muscles and recruited your abdominal and core muscles, you’ll move into the Alpha Phase. This is where you will develop the abdominal musculature required to display your abs in three training sessions a week, in addition to your regular workouts.
In the Alpha phase, you’ll be doing typical isometric holds and because you’ve done the work in the Recon Phase, you’ll get faster and better results. You’ll have achieved the appropriate muscle recruitment in your core.
There are two sub-phases in the Alpha Phase. Again, the training principle of progressive overload will guide you through each of the twelve workouts. As you accomplish each step, you’ll increase the challenge and move forward. By the end of the Alpha phase, you’ll have a bulletproof core.
Now that you’ve learned how to use proper abdominal bracing techniques, you can further challenge yourself with the use of a pair of adjustable rings and a pull up bar.
The Bravo Phase is an extended phase that significantly increases the stress placed on your trunk and shoulders through a variety of body weight exercises. You’ll stay at this phase the longest as you work to accomplish each of the steps within the sub-phases.
Once again, this phase is broken down into two two sub-phases. Stay with each workout step within the phase until you can accomplish all of the exercises with great form.
The Charlie Phase has advanced exercises and not everyone will choose to do this phase. This phase is completely optional and you don’t need to finish it in order to achieve super strong, visible abs. You can stay in the Alpha or Bravo phases indefinitely.
Making your way through the Charlie Phase can take substantial time as you move through each of the ten progressions.
Money Back Guarantee
- Money back guarantee available: Yes
When you purchase SpecForce Abs for Men and Women, you’ll be using ClickBank, a well-known supplier of online programs. ClickBank has been around for several years and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
The SpecForce Abs program comes with its own no-questions-asked, 100% bulletproof, full money-back guarantee. You can buy the program, try it out for a full 60 days, and if you are not completely happy with the results, you can email the SpecForce support team and ask for your 100% money back guarantee. Or you can have your refund processed through ClickBank.
Investing in Diet and Supplements
The diet recommendations in the SpecForce Abs for Men and Women won’t require a huge investment. Counting macronutrients with a focus on lean proteins will help you eat in a sustainable way that will help you burn fat and meet your goals while staying satiated.
The supplements are all optional.
There is no need to spend money on supplements if you can’t afford them. Focus first on your sleep, diet, and the training program and once those things are in place, do your own research to see which supplements you may benefit from the most.
Monthly Subscription Program
- Has Monthly Subscription Program: No
There is no monthly subscription cost.
The SpecForce Abs program for Men and Women by Todd Lamb is the best abdominal and core training program we have seen.
First, Todd exposes the negative effects of traditional abdominal training; that is, the crunches and sit-ups you typically see in most core strengthening and tummy flattening training plans. The good news is that he doesn’t leave you hanging. Instead, he gives you a thorough program that, if worked through as written, would take you thirteen weeks to work through, at the absolute fastest.
Let’s first talk about what we like most about the SpecForce Abs program. This program has been designed for everyone. Anyone can start this program, no matter what their level of fitness or abdominal/core strength is. And the program can take you all the way to performing amazing bodyweight exercises such as the human flag.
We also like that this program is not swayed by popular beliefs but is based on actual research that is supported by leading back pain experts, along with the training programs of the Special Forces.
Todd has dissected the human anatomy for you and he shows you which muscles makes up the core and he knows which exercises you will need to go through in order to build a strong, resilient core. Best of all, he teaches you how to train your core to do what it’s supposed to do – support the spine and your entire body.
On the list of cons, we do feel that the sales page makes some misleading claims.
Most people will not be able to get a visible 6 pack within 6 weeks. It may be there, but it will most likely be hidden beneath a layer of fat. So although it may take you 6 weeks to develop a much stronger and supportive core, it could take you 6 months or even a year to burn enough fat for you to see the sculpted results of your hard work. Have patience and know that every time you properly train your abs, you’re improving your strength and health
There is also a lack of community and motivational support with the SpecForce Abs program. This is not a problem for some people who enjoy doing training programs on their own. However, if you are someone who likes to have a community to support your fitness lifestyle, realize that this ab training program is meant to do alongside other workouts and not in exclusivity.
Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to teach someone doing crunches and sit-ups that there is a better way to get a leaner, stronger stomach. Just be sure to replace any core work/crunches in your existing program with the right exercise from SpecForce Abs.
In conclusion, we believe that the $29 you will spend on SpecForce Abs is money well spent. If you’re looking to trim down your waist and have been stuck doing mindless crunches without seeing your waistline decrease, the SpecForce Abs program has the answer to your problem.
Dump the crunches for good and learn how to actually get the lean midsection you’ve always wanted with SpecForce Abs.