Specforce Alpha Review
The SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system is the first workout of it’s kind to be available to the general public. Based on the training principles used by members of the Special Forces Unit, this ground breaking workout and nutrition system promises to get you the lean, chiseled physique you’ve always wanted and the confidence to go with it.
Written by Todd Lamb, a 17 year veteran of the Canadian police tactical unit.
- Duration: 3-12 weeks
- Frequency: 3-5 times per week
- Total Cost:
- Money Back Guarantee
Introducing the Specforce Alpha by Todd Lamb
The SpecForce Alpha system includes several ebooks and more:
- The Alpha Status Handbook – a 21 page ebook that includes everything you need to know to set yourself apart as an alpha male
- Black Ops Macro Flex nutrition plan – a 60 page ebook explaining a sustainable eating plan that will help you achieve an alpha male body and then keep it for life
- The SpecForce Alpha manual – a 52 page ebook explaining how the training program works as well as exercise descriptions
- The Delta Mission User Guide – a short 5 page ebook explaining the final phase of the SpecForce Alpha training program
- 12 months of workouts, also known as “missions”
- 3 workouts calendars
- The MacroFlex Diet App – a free app to help you with your nutrition and workouts
- The 7 Day Testosterone Solution – a 20 page ebook that gives you nutritional strategies to optimize your hormones so you can accelerate your alpha transformation.
Todd Lamb released the SpecForce Alpha program in 2014. He used this very system to undergo his own body transformation when he was in his mid-forties. Since then, hundreds of men have purchased this program. These guys have gained confidence as their bodies evolved and this is due to their dedication to the SpecForce lifestyle.
These challenging bodyweight workouts will help you burn fat and build muscle in less than an hour a day. Best of all, very little equipment is required.
So if you’re not a fan of the usual gym workout routine but you want a ripped, lean body, the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness and nutrition system is a program that you’ll want to check out. It promises to deliver outstanding results, both physically and mentally.
- 3-12 weeks
The SpecForce Alpha Tactical Fitness System is a workout regimen that gives you 12 months of progressive programming.
There are four different phases in the SpecForce Alpha system. Each one has three separate “missions” in it. Each mission is four weeks long. A week break in between each of the 3 month phases is not included in the workout plan, but it would not hurt your results.
The SpecForce Alpha tactical training methods and nutrition plan are intended to give you a lean body year round, not only when it’s beach weather. The creator of this program assumes that you will continue to train with the same workouts or in a very similar manner if you want to keep the results you’ll achieve.
The SpecForce Alpha Tactical Fitness system is available only as an online program. You will need an internet connection, a computer, and a printer in order to access, download, and print off the information you’ll need. There are no hard copies of the books or workouts available.
An internet connection is needed if you want to view the 36 videos in the membership portal. Each of the exercises is demonstrated and so are the prescribed warm up and cool down routines.
You’ll also need a phone or tablet to download and use the free app that comes with the purchase of the program.
Gender Focus – Male
The SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system has been uniquely designed for men. The focus of this program is on boosting the hormones that are responsible for building lean muscle and burning fat in guys through strategically planned exercise sessions and specific nutrition principles.
In the bonus ebook, “7 Day Testosterone Solution,” program creator Todd Lamb walks you through the best foods you can eat – and which ones you should avoid – to help you naturally boost your testosterone levels. He’ll teach you a simple trick that will help increase your human growth hormone levels. And he’ll explain why insulin is also an important part in the muscle building process.
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The SpecForce Alpha Tactical fitness system is suited for men of almost every age.
On the SpecForce Alpha sales pages, you’ll find a before and after picture and testimonial from a 65 year old man who was finally able to achieve the body he had always wanted to match the leader he’s always been. There are also testimonials and pictures from young men.
Mostly notably, you’ll see Todd Lamb’s before and after pictures. He achieved the shredded, lean body of an Alpha male when he was in his mid-forties.
In the age we live in, we are seeing a continuous decline in testosterone levels regardless of age. Any man who wishes to achieve a muscular body will benefit from the SpecForce Alpha fitness system.
Body Type (BMI) Fit
- Under-Weight (Body Mass Index
- Normal-Weight (Body Mass Index 18.5 to 24.9)
- Over-Weight (Body Mass Index 25 to 29.9)
The SpecForce Alpha Tactical fitness system can be used by men of all body types. Whether you’re underweight and wanting to add muscle or overweight and want to lose fat and build muscle, the SpecForce Alpha program can work for you.
In the SpecForce Alpha program, you’ll be focusing on boosting your levels of testosterone and human growth hormone. Along with Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1), these two hormones are extremely effective in helping you transform your body from soft and squishy to hard and lean.
Testosterone is especially helpful because it does two things: it helps you burn fat and build muscle.
Any man, whether their BMI puts them in the underweight, average or overweight category, can stand to increase their testosterone levels. On average, testosterone levels have decreased by approximately 20% over the last 20 years. This can be blamed on
- toxins in our environment,
- the processed foods we eat,
- and our more sedentary lifestyles.
With the SpecForce Alpha program you’ll learn which foods will help you achieve the body you want, while doing workouts that will give you the alpha male shape, giving you confidence and second glances wherever you go.
- Body Weight
If you’ve ever wondered if you could get ripped, jacked, and lean using only bodyweight exercises, you’ll be interested to know that the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness program does just that.
With only bodyweight exercises prescribed in the training sessions, you’ll be increasing your strength using both fast and slow-tempoed exercises. You’ll boost your cardiovascular capacity by using strategic rest periods. And the plyometric workouts will help you burn fat fast while maintaining the lean muscle you’ll work hard to put on.
Bodyweight exercises are great for workouts that build muscle and increase functional fitness. They challenge your entire body, unlike machines at the gym or isolation exercises like dumbbell curls. You’ll be improving your balance and strengthening your core along with increasing your upper and lower body strength.
Plyometrics (explosive bodyweight exercises) are an extremely effective way to burn off unwanted fat. Once again, you’re using full body exercises and adding in a power segment that will skyrocket your heart rate and deprive your muscles of vital nutrients. In the hours after your workout, your body will be working hard to repair and replenish nutrients in the majority of your muscles, thereby increasing the amount of fat you’ll burn.
Bodyweight exercises are a great way for someone on a tight budget or with limited equipment to improve their fitness and health. Most of the time, bodyweight workouts can be done at home, saving you travel time and gym membership costs.
A full review of the workouts will be provided later on in the Workout Phases section of this article.
The SpecForce Alpha program is effective in delivering a lean, muscular body like the battle-ready bodies you’ll find in any special operations unit, by strategically organizing specific bodyweight exercises into workouts that focus on time under tension and timed rest periods.
There are several health and fitness goals that you will achieve with the SpecForce Alpha Tactical Fitness system. The first is muscle growth. You’ll notice bigger shoulders, a firmer chest, and bigger arms.
You’ll also be burning fat in this program. Watch your waist shrink week by week and your abdominal muscles begin to appear as you hone in on your nutrition plan. And as you lose fat, your muscle will appear to be larger.
You’ll be gaining strength. Each week, you’ll perform a superseries workout session that will have a dramatic impact on your upper body strength gains.
You’ll also be developing your core strength through a variety of bodyweight exercises. You’ll start to transform into the beach body you’ve always wanted. And with the tactical requirements this program was founded on, you’ll improve your functional fitness dramatically.
You’ll be using a timer to record your rest sessions so they’re never too long and never too short. And, with the help of the free MacroFlex Diet App made specifically for this program, your eating habits will slowly change over time to support your goals of having the body you’ve always wanted.
Single Vs Group
The SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness program workouts were designed to be done alone.
Since you will be counting your exercise reps and timing your rest periods, it is easier to complete the workouts on your own. Otherwise, you may end up waiting longer during your rest periods than you should if your workout partner is slower than you are; or you’re not resting enough if they are faster.
The benefits to doing a workout program on your own is that you can make it fit your schedule. Since the workouts aren’t very long, it will be easy to carve them into your daily routine when it suits you best.
- At home and/or using equipment at a gym
The SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness program workouts can be done at home, if you have the right equipment or at a gym.
While the equipment you’ll need for the workouts is minimal, not everyone has room for a plyometric box or access to a pull-up bar or chains (for the last phase of the program).
Some of the workouts won’t require any equipment at all, and these can be done anywhere. However, most of the workouts will require you to have access to a pull-up bar and a box or step at the very least.
Whether that is in your own home or at the gym is up to you.
- Yes - simple and portable equipment
Since all of the exercises in the first three phases of the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system are bodyweight, very little equipment is required. Although you won’t need any weights or machines, you will need a few pieces of basic equipment that are commonly used for bodyweight training.
For the SpecForce Alpha program, you will need access to a pull-up bar or another bar set-up for inverted rows. There are several different options when it comes to what you can use for inverted rows. You can use a squat rack or Smith machine if you’re at a gym. You can also use a set of rings or a TRX. Or if you’re at home, you can get creative with a sturdy broom or pipe and some strong chairs.
You’ll also need a box for box jumps. If you’re at home, jumping up onto a set of stairs might be an option depending on the layout of your house.
Lastly, you’ll need a bench or a sturdy equivalent for bench dips.
The very last phase, that is, the final three months of the program, include the following pieces of equipment to add weighted resistance: chains, a thick resistance band or an optional ripcord as a substitute.
Accessories (not required)
You’ll need only a couple accessories in order to successfully do the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system.
You’ll need to a phone or tablet to download the Black Ops MacroFlex app. The app is free and it can do several things to make life easier for you.
First of all, it will help you keep track of your macronutrient intake. You’ll be given a certain amount of protein, fat, and carbohydrates to eat each day. You can also enter your food intake throughout the day, letting you know at a quick glance when you’ve reached your macros for the 24 hour period.
The app also includes an interval timer. This will be extremely useful in the workouts. Whether you’re timing rest periods between exercises, between sets, or using it for your plyometric intervals, it is much easier to use an interval timer than it is to track yourself any other way.
Other optional items that you’ll need if you choose to do the advanced warm-up as suggested in the final phase of workouts are a foam roller and a lacrosse ball. The advanced warmup provides additional movements that will help prevent injury and recovery from muscle soreness.
- 3-5 times per week
A detailed workout calendar is included for the first three phases in the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system. The calendar will tell you which routine you are required to do each day of the month. There are no options when it comes to the workout you will do on any given day.
However, you won’t need to workout 7 days a week. Two active recovery days are written into each week of the training regimen. These recovery days are not to be overlooked. They are important for proper recovery and rest.
The other five days are dedicated to bodyweight training strength and interval sessions.
- Follow required program regime strictly to get results
The SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system requires you to stick to a strict training regime. And while the nutrition plan may seem challenging initially, the creator Todd Lamb believes that his macro-counting approach allows enough flexibility for you to adopt his dieting methods for life.
As far as the workouts go, other users have been able to get good results even if they occasionally could not complete the regime to a T.
Since the majority of your body transformation will come from the way you eat, missing a workout sporadically for a valid reason, ie. illness, will not make a huge difference. But if you’re going to be lazy and make excuses, you may not be ready for SpecForce Alpha.
There are no modifications available in the SpecForce Alpha tactical training system.
Each user begins at the same place in the program. The workouts are clearly detailed and each exercise must be performed in a certain way. There are no easier or harder exercise variations offered.
If you choose to modify the workouts or exercises on your own to make them easier, you’ll forfeit your guarantee to a lean, muscular body.
Optimal Diet Options
- Diet changes required: Yes
The diet recommended in the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness program revolves around the three macronutrients:
- and fat.
The fine details are given in the Black Ops Macro Flex nutrition ebook. You will be taught which protein sources are best for building lean muscle and also learn why protein and fat should be eaten together. You’ll even learn how to calculate the grams of protein you need to be eating each day.
You’ll learn which kinds of carbohydrate food sources will give you the most energy and keep you satisfied and full. You’ll be taught the difference between simple and complex carbs. And you’ll find out which sweetener you absolutely must avoid. You’ll find out the difference between resistant starches and fibre and why you need both in order to reduce your risk of disease.
You’ll also learn which protein bars are highest in fibre. You’ll be given carbohydrate manipulation strategies in order to get lean and stay lean.
When it comes to fat, you’ll find out which two kinds of fat you should avoid and which three fats are okay to eat in moderation. You’ll learn about the most dangerous kind of fat that settles around your waistline. And you’ll find out why you can eat animal fat and not worry about it.
Overall, the SpecForce Alpha macro flex nutrition plan promotes the consumption of whole, natural foods. There are brief lessons on grocery shopping, label reading, and how your grocery store purchases will determine your success.
The plan is meant to be flexible. You’ll be taught what you should do if you find yourself gaining fat. You’ll be given lists of the best sources of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. And you’ll also find out Todd Lamb’s secret to eating junk food the right way.
The SpecForce Alpha Macro Flex nutrition plan would not be a good fit for vegetarians or vegans. The creator of the program adamantly states that only animal products contain all the essential amino acids our bodies needs. You must be willing to eat animal products and vegetables and experiment with Todd’s list of “ideal foods.”
The plan doesn’t contain any recipes or meal suggestions. However, by centering your meals around protein first, then adding in complex carbs and healthy fats, you’ll be on the right track to eating your way to a stronger, leaner Alpha body.
- Supplements Required: Yes
Three supplements are recommended for users of the SpecForce Alpha MacroFlex nutrition system. They are a low carb protein supplement, a fish oil supplement, and a BCAA mix.
These supplements are recommended to help you meet your daily nutrient intake and maintain good overall health. While not all the links in the ebooks work, once you’re on the recommended supplement brand website, you’ll be able to easily find what you’re looking for.
- Low Carb Protein Supplement – Protein powder is a good way to boost your protein intake. It’s also a quick, convenient source of protein when you’re not at home. A low carb protein powder is helpful since you’ll be required to lower your carb intake for a time in order to lose fat.
- Omega Fish Oil – Our bodies needs to take in essential fats from food because we cannot produce them. Essential fats such as omega-3s are good for your heart, your immune system, your joints, your brain and it’s processes, insulin sensitivity and metabolic function, your mood, your vision and eye health, your skin and hair.
Look for a fish oil that is wild-harvested and is highly absorbable.
- BCAAs – Branch chain amino acids are basically the smallest unit of a protein. Protein is made up of various amino acids. BCAAs aid in muscle recovery and are especially helpful if you’re training while in a calorie deficit.
- Supplements Brands Recommended: Yes
BioTrust is the supplement company recommended in the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system.
You can buy supplements in bulk from BioTrust and save money by doing so. They also provide you with a 1 year money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with BioTrust’s products, you can return their empty bottles for a full refund for up to 1 year after the purchase date.
BioTrust uses all natural ingredients. They pride themselves in making the highest quality protein powder with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors. Their whey-protein powder comes from cows raised without hormones.
Workout Program Support
If you require additional information or clarity on how to use the program, email the SpecForce Alpha support team at the email address provided. You’ll find that email address in the Black Ops Macro Flex manual.
There is also a page within the member portal where you can contact SpecForce Alpha directly for support and customer service.
If you’re on Facebook, go to the Alpha Nation page (@SFAlphaNation) and give them a like and follow. There are over 11,000 followers with page updates posted a couple times each month. There is also a closed Facebook group for Alpha Nation run by Todd Lamb.
You can also find SpecForce Alpha on Instagram at @thealphanation. There are over 24,700 followers and over 800 inspirational posts to help keep you motivated.
And if you want to know more about Todd’s methods, you can find him on YouTube at SpecForce. He has over 40 videos uploaded that cover everything from nutrition, body specific workouts, a travel workout and other informative tips to help you get lean and strong.
One of the best before and after pictures you’ll find for the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system is from Todd Lamb, the program’s creator. It’s not that Todd was severely overweight before. In fact, you might not even think he’s overweight at all. He looked like an average middle-aged man.
However, his after picture – which is how he still looks to this day – shows you how effectively the SpecForce Alpha training and nutrition system works. Todd went from average man with a gradually expanding waist and “man boobs” to ripped, lean, and vascular.
A handful of testimonials published on the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system website include comments such as:
“I am more confident without my shirt on.”
“I don’t feel nervous anymore when I’m headed to the beach or pool party.”
“These training concepts keep me jacked and ready year round.”
“In my mid-forties, I get compliments on how great I look compared to other guys my age.”
“I’ve been a leader all my life but it took me to get to 65 to finally manifest that on a physical level.”
The men who’ve completed the program are happy to find that the program has become a way of life for them. They’ve been able to take the workout and nutrition strategies they’ve learned and incorporated them in order to sustain their fitter, leaner bodies.
Retired MMA fighter, Alan “The Talent” Belcher, stays in year round fighting shape using the methods taught by Todd Lamb. He’s quoted as saying that with the SpecForce Alpha training system, he’s always in perfect alpha shape.
Other User Testimonials
Todd Lamb took a bit of a beating when the media found out about the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness program. At the time, Todd was working for the police department in British Columbia, Canada. An inside investigation began to determine whether or not Todd was seeking employment outside the police force.
However, this all seemed to come to light after many people were offended by the sexist language and portrayal of the “alpha man” referred to in the SpecForce Alpha sales video that had been on the web for approximately a year by that point.
Around the time the investigation began, Todd quit his job with the police department. Todd was well-liked by his comrades. During his 17 year career with the police force, he served many roles including police officer, SWAT member, and team leader.
In the fitness community, Todd Lamb is seen as a knowledgeable guy and go-to expert when it comes to testosterone and tactical fitness. His circle of friends include other well-known and highly-respected Canadian fitness experts and business gurus.
Other reviews of the program are overall positive. While some complain that the program is only offered online, the truth is that some of the newest, most cutting-edge programs are only available online and not as a hard copy.
Todd has been on multiple podcasts hosted by other fitness professionals to talk about his SpecForce Alpha program and his areas of fitness expertise.
If you search for his name, be aware that Todd Lamb is also the name of a politician from Oklahoma.
Workout Phases Overview
The SpecForce Alpha system is the only fitness program available that is based on the training techniques used by members of an elite group of men: the Special Operations tactical unit.
Todd Lamb brings with him 17 years of experience as a police officer, SWAT team member, commander, and instructor, Tactical Canine Handler and Trainer, Police Diver, and Parachutist. He knows what is required to be a special ops member – both physically and mentally. It is that specific combination of personality traits and physical abilities that defines an Alpha Male.
As a result of seeking and achieving his own dramatic physical transformation, Todd developed this training and nutrition program. And he’s made it available to every man who has an internet connection and a desire to build a year-round ripped, lean, beach-ready body.
Note: Do not attempt Phase 2 before completing all three missions in Phase 1. Do not attempt Phase 3 before completing all three missions in Phase 2.
Workout Program Phase 1
The first phase of the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system will introduce you to the basic exercises you’ll need to know for the entire program. And this first phase is aptly called “Basic Operation.”
In it, you are given three separate “missions,” which are month long training cycles. Again, the names given to each of the three missions are common military references: Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie.
Each workout will begin with a 4 to 5 minute dynamic warm-up. A set of lower body stretches is also included which is a part of your cool down.
The workouts themselves have a variety of body weight exercises that focus on improving lower body strength, ab and core strength, upper body strength, power, and cardiovascular capacity.
The exact number of sets and reps, the specific tempo counts, and the carefully timed rest periods should be noted and followed as closely as possible.
Two active recovery days are scheduled into each week’s workouts. Recommended activities for these days include an easy pace swim, cycling, or foam rolling.
The focus of the first mission during the first phase is on muscle fibre hypertrophy which will be achieved by implementing a specific method of training. The second two missions will then focus on timed intervals.
Workout Program Phase 2
The second phase of the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system will take the same exercises you’ve learned and increase the challenge throughout all three missions. In the Specialist phase, you’ll complete three more fitness missions. You’ll be increasing the challenge by upping your reps and sets, while also increasing your work periods and decreasing the amount of time you rest. You’ll once again complete the same warm-up exercises and cool down stretches.
By the end of the second phase, you will see a significant increase in your upper body and lower body strength. You will have become more explosive and your cardiovascular capabilities will have expanded.
Workout Program Phase 3
In this third phase of the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system, you’ll be required to complete three more missions in the Special Forces Operator phase. Just like phase 2, you’ll be increasing the challenge of each workout by adding in reps and sets while also increasing your work time and decreasing your rest periods.
By the third month of this phase, your work volume will have reached the maximum level. If you have followed the nutrition guidelines and workouts as written until this point, you will be well on your way to having the “SpecForce Alpha” body to show for your efforts.
Workout Program Phase 4
The three month long missions within this fourth phase known as “Delta” do not have to be done after all three phases are complete. To begin any Delta mission, you need to have completed all three missions within one of either the Basic Operator, Specialist, or Special Forces Operator phases. As above, move through the three missions of the Delta phase in alphabetical order.
In the Delta missions, you will be using accommodating resistance to increase the intensity of the exercises. That is, you will need chains and thick bands for these workouts.
Money Back Guarantee
- Money back guarantee available: Yes
Like any legitimate program available on the internet today, the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system comes backed by a 60 day, 100% money back guarantee.
Since the online fitness program is sold by ClickBank, the world’s number one online retailer of digital products, you are automatically covered by their 60-day guarantee as well.
If you’re not completely satisfied after trying out the SpecForce Alpha program for 60 days, simply email Todd Lamb at the email address provided and he will refund your money back onto your credit card.
This 60-day, 100% money back guarantee should be clearly marked on the sales page so you can review it before purchasing, just to set your mind at ease.
Investing in Diet and Supplements
The meals for the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system will not greatly affect your grocery bill. Even if you’re moving from eating mainly processed foods to more natural foods, the difference in cost is likely to be small.
You can get the supplements at a volume discount if you choose to purchase them through the recommended provider. Stock up by buying multiples of each supplement to guarantee your health and get a better deal.
Monthly Subscription Program
- Has Monthly Subscription Program: No
The SpecForce Alpha tactical training system is a complete workout and nutrition program that gives you one full year of progressive workouts and eating tips to help you get and stay lean for life.
This entire system comes in the form of 20 ebooks that you can download and print off; 36 exercise tutorial videos; and one app for phone or tablet to help you keep your nutrition and workouts on track. That’s a lot of value for only $37 USD!
You also get to join an elite group of men who train like the members of the Special Forces. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to take these short yet intense home workouts and testosterone-boosting nutrition tips and transform your body into a lean, mean, Alpha-man machine – and keep it that way.
The SpecForce Alpha system is about more than merely achieving a certain look. It also strives to improve a man’s attitude about himself and the way he treats others.
We understand that there are women who will be offended by some of the words and images used to advertise this program. However, if you were to get inside the program and read more about what exactly the “alpha man” aspires to be in “The Alpha Status Handbook,” you might find yourself agreeing with Todd’s overall philosophy. As the saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”
The one thing we do find to be lacking in this year-long program is a Quick Start Guide. This would be extremely helpful to the man logging into the membership website and finding himself staring at a download page of 20 ebooks.
We suggest that you begin with the following:
- download and read the SFA manual. It also has some exercise descriptions in the last half of the book. The other exercise descriptions are on the page labelled, “Videos.”
- download the free MacroFlex diet app. It also has an interval timer for your workouts.
- download your first phase of workouts: “Basic Operation Alpha Mission” and the “Calendar Alpha Block.”
- download and read the “7 Day Testosterone Solution” and begin to gradually implement the diet changes as suggested.
So if you are ready to train like a member of the Special Forces Unit and learn some new tricks that will help you become a better, healthier, and fitter man, you’ll want to check out the SpecForce Alpha tactical fitness system by former police officer and SWAT team trainer, Todd Lamb.