Flex & Review: 2013 Mid-Year Interview with Allen Elliott, Adonis Lifestyle Ambassador

Today’s post is the latest installment of  the  Golden Eye for the Adonis Guy series. I had the opportunity to chat with John Barban and  during a recorded podcast session we discussed the “Lessons Learned” from my association with the fitness modeling industry.

As we approach the mid-year point of 2013, John and I  were able to discuss some of this year’s highlights as well as my future goals and plans.

Here a few photos that relate to the topics discussed in the podcast:

January 2013 Max Sports & Fitness  Magazine Cover Model

January 2013 Max Sports & Fitness Magazine Cover Model

March 2013 Fitness Tear Sheet - Max Muscle Featured Writer

March 2013 Fitness Tear Sheet – Max Muscle Featured Writer


LifeCast Model for Custom SuperMan Costume - MySuperHeroGuy.com

April 2013 LifeCast Model for Custom SuperMan Costume – MySuperHeroGuy.com


June 2013 Bodybuilding.com FIT USA Finalist

June 2013 Bodybuilding.com FIT USA Finalist


In today’s Podcast, you will also discover:

-How to avoid the “Competitor in the Lime-light” syndrome

-The benefits of treating your physique like a abusiness

-Staying the Course, the Power of Focus

-How to Become SuperMan, A LifeCasting Experience

-How to prioritize your time effectively

-How to market your physique to take advantage of “un-orthodox” fitness opportunities

-The In’s & Out’s of Fitness Competitions

-How to build your Fitness Model Resume

-How to display Confidence and receive support and inspiration when co-workers, friends, and family challenge your fitness Goals

-Lessons Learned from the fitness industry and “Passing the Fitness Torch”

-The art of handling rejection and realizing, “Who you are as a person, is actually independent of what you do”


In conclusion, I hope that you find today’s podcast encouraging, informational, and last but not least entertaining. Remember to enjoy the journey, “It’s not a Competition, It’s a Lifestyle.”


Your Brother in Iron,

Allen Elliott | Adonis Golden Ratio Ambassador


Allen’s Interview:

See below to listen to Allen’s podcast interview:

“State of the Adonis Union” Inaugural Address by Allen Elliott

“The State of The Adonis Union is getting stronger.  And we’ve come too far to turn back to the couch.” – Allen Elliott, Adonis Lifestyle Ambassador

My Adonis Lifestyle Journey began when I made the Watch List in Contest AT3. I received tremendous support from members of the AI/VI community to pursue my fitness endeavors. After winning the AT7 Open Level 2 Contest Category I'm inspired to support and motivate others to begin their own Adonis Lifestyle Journey.

Hello, my name is Allen Elliott and I’d like to share my “Adonis Lifestyle” Story with you. While stumbling upon the Adonis Index website over three years ago, I could’ve never imagined the incredible amount of success and personal satisfaction this system has provided for myself and my fitness endeavors. As an ex-athlete, I’d hear the horror stories’ of guys who started off in great shape only to be de-railed later in life & never recovering.  Now that training for performance was no longer a goal or requirement, I was desperately looking for direction.  I found the Adonis Index Systems  to be straightforward and applicable to anyone desiring to improve their overall “Look” as opposed to specific performance training.

After completing the First Week of Workouts, I took the plunge and never looked back.  Training exclusively with Adonis Index Systems, I have competed and placed with top honors in Natural Bodybuilding/ Men’s Physique Fitness Competitions, graced the runway in several prominent fashion shows, and have published work as a fitness model. Following the Adonis Lifestyle has given me unstoppable confidence to pursue my fitness goals with a relentless tenacity.

Allen Elliott | Fitness Model Comp Card || Credits: N3K Photo Studios | Bertron Anderson Photography | Michael Martin Photography

When John contacted me and asked if I would like to become a guest blogger on the site, I was deeply honored and graciously accepted his offer. My Goal while giving back to the Adonis Index Community is to: Supply, Train, and Build.

Supply–As a guest blogger, I will post helpful tips for contest preparation, provide insight on making the transition from an AI Contest to a “Live Show”, and share updates from my Journey in the World of Fitness Modeling.

Train–I’ll also be active in the AI forums to chat with members about training styles, body-part specialization within the AI system, and any other topics that may arise that I can help with.

Build–Preparing for the road ahead, John and myself are masterminding to bring you the next Adonis Index workout.  This advanced workout will show you how I prepare for Fitness Competitions and Model Photo-Shoots, Adonis Index Style.

As we carry forward the plans and programs to better help you achieve your fitness goals I’d like to remind you to enjoy your fitness journey, the results are worth the effort. Stay Tuned! The best is yet to come.

Allen Elliott

Tacfit Commando – A New Perspective

We’ve been getting some questions about the tacfit commando program. People are asking what is it, what’s it for etc.

In a nutshell it is: A freakin’ tough bodyweight training system.

Tacfit Commando (This video on our YouTube Channel)

==> Click Here to give TACFIT Commando a look over

One of the guys that helped put the system together is a buddy of mine, Adam Steer. He specializes in bodyweight training programs and this is their newest system.

Adam was actually at ‘the bunker’ training with me a couple weeks ago, he was in town so we hooked up for a workout, and he actually came up with a new variation of the ‘Adonis Cross” and I’m mildly embarrassed to say that his version is significantly harder than mine!

I think I’ll have to add that to Adonis 3.0!

Anyway, back to his new system…

It’s an extremely intense bodyweight system that uses principles and techniques that commando’s, special ops, tactical teams, and federal agents are trained on to prepare them for field work.

This is a departure from traditional weight training but a great way to do strength endurance conditioning and move your body and activate your muscles in patterns that you might not have ever tried before.

I’d suggest using it as a whole body strength/conditioning option that can be both added to our program as a 5th day of conditioning (one of our guys recommended this, thanks Pete)

You can also cycle to this program for a 4 week departure from the Adonis Index System to get moving in new patterns, allow for exercise specific rest and recovery and push yourself for a different kind of conditioning and strength.

What you’ll need:

1) A bit of Space but not much

2) No weights

3) Intensity

4) Effort

5) Desire

If it sounds like something you’d like to learn about and incorporate into your workouts I suggest you check it out, we can show you how to put it in.