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HDGURU

Been trying to post this for Average Al, but couldn't....

So let's make it into its own post:

Good question, Al. You're right, it was very tough for me to abandon weights and power lifting....For many decades power lifting was my identity. I WAS MY POUNDAGES AND MY TOTAL!!...

But after some reflection, I felt I was ready for a change...After researching the X-3 Website and their info, I was ready to take the plunge....

I loved the idea of working with a variable resistance apparatus and being able to do all three power lifts and other compound movements....

There truly is a tremendous amount of resistance in the near-lockout position with band, and some can provide more than 500 pounds of resistance.....

They recommend training with 15 to 40 reps per movement. I found that too high and mostly endurance-type training...I stay with 15 reps to 25 reps (still very high for an ex PL, but feels very satisfying....

I start by doing each exercise with full-range movements and then I do holds just short of lockout as I near the end of the set. I keep working each set until there's literally no movement in any range of motion...

Just one set per movement, four total movements per workout...All I can say is WOW!!!!....The level of in-road, intensity and pump must be felt to be believed....

Sure, it's pricey but it pays for itself over time if U cancel gym membership, also it's incredibly time efficient (my workouts take no more than 15 mins on avg)...

I train just three days a week...With an A and B workout...PS: Like I said I don't work for company but should ask for a kick-back...LOL....Glad to answer your questions...Anymore questions feel free to fire away....Steve...
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Average Al

Thanks for the additional detail. You make a strong endorsement for the product. I suppose your experience again demonstrates that there are many effective ways to train. It is up to the individual for find what works best for their present circumstances.

What is the length of the resistance bands? In other words, when you pull the band out into a flatted oval, what is the end to end measurement?

I've got some 12" bands from Rouge Fitness, which are 24" in circumference (or overall length). Rouge also sells wider and thinner 9" (18" overall) bands, and longer 41" (82" overall) bands. Would be interesting to know how these bands compare.
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HDGURU

Average Al wrote:
Thanks for the additional detail. You make a strong endorsement for the product. I suppose your experience again demonstrates that there are many effective ways to train. It is up to the individual for find what works best for their present circumstances.

What is the length of the resistance bands? In other words, when you pull the band out into a flatted oval, what is the end to end measurement?

I've got some 12" bands from Rouge Fitness, which are 24" in circumference (or overall length). Rouge also sells wider and thinner 9" (18" overall) bands, and longer 41" (82" overall) bands. Would be interesting to know how these bands compare.


Al, the bands that come with the bar are 41"...I've bought other 41" bands from other companies (Serious Steel and Quantum) and they all work great!!
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Average Al

HDGURU wrote:
Average Al wrote:
Thanks for the additional detail. You make a strong endorsement for the product. I suppose your experience again demonstrates that there are many effective ways to train. It is up to the individual for find what works best for their present circumstances.

What is the length of the resistance bands? In other words, when you pull the band out into a flatted oval, what is the end to end measurement?

I've got some 12" bands from Rouge Fitness, which are 24" in circumference (or overall length). Rouge also sells wider and thinner 9" (18" overall) bands, and longer 41" (82" overall) bands. Would be interesting to know how these bands compare.

Al, the bands that come with the bar are 41"...I've bought other 41" bands from other companies (Serious Steel and Quantum) and they all work great!!


Good to know.

I've now started to consider the possibility that commercial gyms (such as the one I train at) may be forced to close for a time, due to the slowly spreading COVID-19 virus. So this is a good time to think about what a minimalist home gym might look like.
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HDLou

Steve, Have you been following the Carnivore Diet that sounds like the recommended diet to use with that training program and/or using the Fortagen supplement?
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HDGURU

HDLou wrote:
Steve, Have you been following the Carnivore Diet that sounds like the recommended diet to use with that training program and/or using the Fortagen supplement?


Hey Lou, I'm not doing carnivore. Just doing predominately protein. Start my day with a shake consisting of leafy greens, red cabbage, raw beet, some berries, avocado, chia seeds, raw cloves of garlic and topped of with 60 grams of whey, casein protein blend....Then it's nothing but protein from supplements or food for rest of day...Yes, I'm am doing Fortagen as way to add more protein to my diet...I'm getting about 200 grams of protein from food/supps and another 100 grams from Fortagen.....I weigh in low 200's at 5 foot 7 and my bodyfat has never been lower.....A full six pack for first time in my life.
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