Tapout XT | Review complete workout

Well it’s been just over 90 days and Tapout XT is now complete for me and overall I really enjoyed this program.

The overall results, numbers wise wasn’t impressive, but I really enjoyed the program and the way it was put together. The reason for the numbers not dropping like they should’ve, is because of my eating schedule and at times not being able to stick to the eating plan, so know it’s on me and not the program.


Mike Karpenko who is the trainer of the program does a great job motivating you.  Some of the workouts the “cueing” is a little off.  This is not unlike other workouts I’ve done, and is not real bad, but noticeable and doesn’t effect the workout. You’ll just notice at times that they’re doing something on one side and all of a sudden they’re on the other side without him saying to switch.


Some of my favorite workouts include Muay Thai, since I like the martial arts type workouts, and Sprawl and Brawl. Some of the less enjoyable for me Yoga XT. I know how “great” Yoga is supposed to be and I don’t mind some of it, but the constant up and down dog stuff, is painful for me.  The other stretch type moves in there do help and I do feel kinda good afterwards, however there is good and bad in all workouts.  I know others love Yoga and that’s great for them.

The “burpee” moves give me the most trouble because of my knees hurting with the constant up down motion in them.  Also doing alot of that up down motion would wind me pretty good and at time had to pause for a few minutes to catch my breath.

I had to change some of the days around at times, but for the most part did follow the program and did see progress as I went through the program.  One of the biggest changes was I was able to feel my abs and core developing and getting stronger.
I worked up a great sweat in each workout, at times sweating more then I thought was possible ;).

This should be an interesting comparison to the Les Mills Combat program when it comes out.  I know each will have their own merits, and I will see what they are and let you know what I think and how the programs compare.


Support system wise, there is an great group of folks on Facebook that support each other as you progress. There are quite a few of us that are also involved with Beachbody, and the nice thing is everyone is there for support and not trying to sell anybody anything.

Though I’m a Team Beachbody Coach and Certified as a P90X, Turbokick, and PIYO instructor, I pride myself in “telling it like it is” good or bad.

Though it is only my opinion, I don’t want someone reading and making a decision to buy a product, then get surprised and upset and feel that I just told them something them to buy a product.
This doesn’t matter if I’m your Team Beachbody Coach or not, so if there are any questions you may have about Tapout XT or any Beachbody program don’t hesitate to message me and I’ll tell you my honest thoughts because if you don’t like a program you’re going to send it back or it’s going to sit on the shelf.

Overall results

Overall I only lost about 4 pounds and inches changed only by one, but I’ve noticed my abs being more defined and muscles feeling a little more toned. I also have a little more endurance then from when I first started too.

As mentioned earlier if you have any questions feel free to contact me and I’ll be glad to help. If you’re interested in any of the Beachbody workouts or jsut want a little extra motivation and don’t have a free coach, feel free to sign up here for me to be your FREE Team Beachbody Coach and I’ll be glad to help.

Keep Up The Good Fight
Rich Taub
Independent Team Beachbody Coach
P90X Certified Instructor
TurboKick/PIYo Certified Instructor

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4 Responses to Tapout XT | Review complete workout

  1. Risa

    I’m just now learning about tapout. thanks for the info!

  2. Jared Smith

    Thanks for the post Rich…I have been looking for a good review on this and love the fact that you can give a positive unbiased opinion despite it not being a Beachbody program. Thanks man!

  3. I have also been wondering how this went for you Rich. Thanks for the unbiased opinion and keep up the good fight!

  4. Darren

    Interesting review. I am a new student of Muay Thai and have thought about this program. I went with Les Mills Body Combat instead. Great post.

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