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Ellington Darden

Roger Schwab GOT IT the first time he tried X-FORCE, the tilting weight-stack machines from Sweden. "It's the most meaningful advance in strength training in the last 30 years," said Roger, who was attending the IHRSA Convention in San Francisco in 2009. "I knew then that I wanted X-FORCE for my club."

Roger owns Main Line Health & Fitness (MLHF) near Philadelphia -- a club that has been known for three decades as one of the top high-intensity training facilities in the world.

Meanwhile . . . the X-FORCE equipment has undergone three years of Swedish refinement and it's eccentric-overloading technology is finally ready for the United States.

Fourteen different X-FORCE machines, after a two-week journey across the Atlantic, arrived in Philadelphia on January 5, 2012. An isolated 3,000 square foot area, on the third floor of the MLHF, will house the equipment. There, Roger and his staff of certified personal instructors, will be qualifying subjects for specialized training on the X-FORCE machines.

Roger says that each repetition of every set on any X-FORCE machine will be expertly supervised in the predetermined protocol. Nothing will be done in a haphazard manner.

"One concept we want to test," notes Roger, "is to see if ONE workout a week on X-FORCE can provide the same, or better, results -- in comparison to TWO workouts a week on conventional strength-training machines.

"I believe that X-FORCE's higher quality of resistance will make better results possible. If so, then once-a-week strength training -- or even less -- will be a major breakthrough in our fitness philosophy."

Roger Schwab will be working closely with me in my research at Joe Cirulli's Gainesville Health & Fitness Center (GHFC) in Florida. Cirulli will also be getting 14 X-FORCE machines in mid-January. My initial X-FORCE project at the GHFC will involve 50 overfat subjects, who will be placed on a reduced-calorie eating plan and X-FORCE exercise for six weeks.

Both Roger and I will be visiting each other and comparing and applying each other's findings in our studies.

Stay tuned for updates.

Ellington
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Ellington Darden

Two X-FORCE machines waiting to be assembled at Roger Schwab's Main Line Health & Fitness in Bryn Mawr, PA.
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jastrain

Ellington Darden wrote:
Roger Schwab GOT IT the first time he tried X-FORCE, the tilting weight-stack machines from Sweden. "It's the most meaningful advance in strength training in the last 30 years," said Roger, who was attending the IHRSA Convention in San Francisco in 2009. "I knew then that I wanted X-FORCE for my club."

Roger owns Main Line Health & Fitness (MLHF) near Philadelphia -- a club that has been know for three decades as one of the top high-intensity training facilities in the world.

Meanwhile . . . the X-FORCE equipment has undergone three years of Swedish refinement and it's eccentric-overloading technology is finally ready for the United States.

Fourteen different X-FORCE machines, after a two-week journey across the Atlantic, arrived in Philadelphia on January 5, 2012. An isolated 3,000 square foot area, on the third floor of the MLHF, will house the equipment. There, Roger and his staff of certified personal instructors, will be qualifying subjects for specialized training on the X-FORCE machines.

Roger says that each repetition of every set on any X-FORCE machine will be expertly supervised in the predetermined protocol. Nothing will be done in a haphazard manner.

"One concept we want to test," notes Roger, "is to see if ONE workout a week on X-FORCE can provide the same, or better, results -- in comparison to TWO workouts a week on conventional strength-training machines.

"I believe that X-FORCE's higher quality of resistance will make better results possible. If so, then once-a-week strength training -- or even less -- will be a major breakthrough in our fitness philosophy."

Roger Schwab will be working closely with me in my research at Joe Cirulli's Gainesville Health & Fitness Center (GHFC) in Florida. Cirulli will also be getting 14 X-FORCE machines in mid-January. My initial X-FORCE project at the GHFC will involve 50 overfat subjects, who will be placed on a reduced-calorie eating plan and X-FORCE exercise for six weeks.

Both Roger and I will be visiting each other and comparing and applying each other's findings in our studies.

Stay tuned for updates.

Ellington


wow!! i wish everyone put their commercial gyms together with the same quality as main line!! i went to that gym a couple years ago--my friend moved to philly so i had to take the 10 minute drive to see this place. it is mind blowing the amount of great equipment he has in there!!!

if any gym has acquired the latest/greatest innovations it doesn't surprise me that this was the 1st stop for these machines all the way from sweden!!!

if they come to n.y. or the surrounding area please let us/me know!!! i must try these things. after 30 years of hit i could use some better tools to up the intensity--40% negative should do the trick, on every exercise!!!--with no fuss no muss.
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cmg

Thank you Dr. D. Looking forward to your updates/results!!

Best regards,

Ron
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indexit

The question I have is how does RenXe respond?

Who's stuff is better?
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indexit

Hi,

Or put another way what are the pro/cons of buying a RenXe line vs buying Xforce?

RenXe says they have the best, why bother with this Xforce stuff?

Which line will let my clients carry the most muscle? with the least risk of injury?

Which line will let my clients get the results they want with the least amount of effort?

Which is greater or less Xforce or RenXe?

KenX vs Darden?

Or should I buy both lines and make everyone happy?

thanks
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garethit

Cool! Can't wait to see the results of the trial, it would have been nice to see the results in terms of lean muscle gain in a lean subject on a calorie surplus.

Good luck.
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garethit

indexit wrote:
The question I have is how does RenXe respond?

Who's stuff is better?


Well why doesn't RenX conduct a similar trial? It would add validity (if the results live up to the hype)to the claims they're making.
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

X-Force machines look awesome. I am not ready for that type of training though. I train 3 days a week and I look forward to going to the gym, once a week would not be fun for me.

Some folks in here are asking are they better than RenX... well I do not know if this is the same type of training, so both of them are probably good for what they do.

I personally do not have access to neither, hence I am not going to dwell on what is better. I just want to train and I would rather do it with something that is available to me anytime and anywhere. Other than that I commend the teams who build those machines, maybe some day we will have both types everywhere and will not have to pay asinine club fees.

Experience, however, tells me, that the major function of all those machines is to assist their owners in curling/pressing/pulling you away from your hard earned money.

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TOM C

Dr D,

Great looking machines.

I work out at Fitness World in Vancouver, B.C. Canada which has 14 clubs here.

Is there a brochure showing this equipment available I can email them as they are constantly updating their equipment (usually with worst equipment). May be they will actually buy some good equipment if they know it is available.

Regards - Tom C
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overfiftylifter

It looks like most of the research/case studies will be to see the minimal amount of usage(one session per week etc.) necessary to produce a "result". Is any the testing going to look into the usage that would produce the "best result"?
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Ellington Darden

Tom C,

Go to the website: www.x-force.se for downloadable brochures.

Ellington
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NewYorker

New York, USA

outstanding! I notice from their website they offer $15 one day memberships. I will be sure to check it out next time I am in the area
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Ellington Darden

overfiftylifter wrote:
It looks like most of the research/case studies will be to see the minimal amount of usage(one session per week etc.) necessary to produce a "result". Is any the testing going to look into the usage that would produce the "best result"?


After the initial fat-loss group, we'll be testing and training some advanced bodybuilders, as well as football players and other athletes. And, we'll be trying to get the "best" results with them.

Ellington

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jastrain

Ellington Darden wrote:
overfiftylifter wrote:
It looks like most of the research/case studies will be to see the minimal amount of usage(one session per week etc.) necessary to produce a "result". Is any the testing going to look into the usage that would produce the "best result"?

After the initial fat-loss group, we'll be testing and training some advanced bodybuilders, as well as football players and other athletes. And, we'll be trying to get the "best" results with them.

Ellington


wow you are gonna be spending some time in philly? great city. the summer is better than the winter in my opinion id rather be in fla in the winter but philly is awesome!!

i hope you pave the way to more advances in strength training w/this new equipment!! like you did w/nautilus. i hope this stuff takes off and it will be everywhere like nautilus was in the 70s-80s and early 90s!!!
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TOM C

Ellington Darden wrote:
Tom C,

Go to the website: www.x-force.se for downloadable brochures.

Ellington


Thank you,

I sent them the information.
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overfiftylifter

Thank you for your response Dr. Darden. Look forward to your research.
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DukeMatisse

Please let me know if any of these machines reach CA!
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karthik2504

Ellington Darden wrote:
kulitsa wrote:

Roger Schwab will be working closely with me in my research at Joe Cirulli's Gainesville Health & Fitness Center (GHFC) in Florida. Cirulli will also be getting 14 X-FORCE machines in mid-January. My initial X-FORCE project at the GHFC will involve 50 overfat subjects, who will be placed on a reduced-calorie eating plan and X-FORCE exercise for six weeks.

Ellington


Dr. Darden,

First of all, I would like to thank you for all the efforts and knowledge that you have given us. Without your posts, the forum was all but chaos. In fact, in time for new year I got one of your first books "Strength Training Principles". Though we all can ascertain the superiority of the strength training tools that have been developed off late, we cannot deny that the "Secret" is still the same. I have a question regarding the reduced calorie eating plan. Do U still embody a high carb, moderate protein, low fat small frequent meals approach as written in most of your books, or are you looking to implement some of the "recent" paleo/ primal type diets interspersed with intermittent fasting? Would love to learn more about this aspect from you.

Karthik
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Ellington Darden

My dieting guidelines are still 50-60% of the calories from carbohydrate-rich foods and the remaining calories divided equally between proteins and fats. Such guidelines were recently reinforced by by studies in the NEJM and the JAMA.

Ellington
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karthik2504

Thank you Dr. Darden. Will go through the studies you had mentioned.

Karthik
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cmg

Ellington Darden wrote:
overfiftylifter wrote:
It looks like most of the research/case studies will be to see the minimal amount of usage(one session per week etc.) necessary to produce a "result". Is any the testing going to look into the usage that would produce the "best result"?

After the initial fat-loss group, we'll be testing and training some advanced bodybuilders, as well as football players and other athletes. And, we'll be trying to get the "best" results with them.

Ellington




Really looking formward to seeing the results Dr. D! We've heard so many times that negative workouts are of no value lately - can't wait to hear your new testing. I am sure you will see results as was seen by AJ/Casy/you.

Best regards,

Ron
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Ren-X Xs the X-Force (see their website).

All friction aside, I must say my own experiences with NA and NO coincide well with those guys (i.e. not good).

But as long as the XF equipment can assist in this direction in a safe manner, then by all means let's see some pertinent well-conducted case studies.

Until I see those, I continue to view neg-loaded training as not having too high of a risk/benefit ratio.

Scott
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

Great to see such intersting work and study being centered around H.I.T. !

I look forward to following all of this.

Regards
Andrew
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

AShortt wrote:
Great to see such intersting work and study being centered around H.I.T.!

I look forward to following all of this.

Regards
Andrew


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