Jonathan: Chest, Back, Abs (F-Bomb Central)

Jonathan Lawson after one month of X-Rep training

Super-TORQ MMX

I don’t know what it was today, but the intensity was ultra high. Maybe because it’s the first day of September and creeping into my favorite time of the year? Who knows, but it was F-Bomb Central. I rarely cuss, even when training hard, but today was fully uncensored. LOL! [Read more…]

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Steve: Full-Body MMX (StatX)

Steve Holman after one month of X-Rep training

Last Monday I bumped up the intensity and volume a bit with a Rest/Pause add-on. Doing that on so many exercises that covered my entire body wiped me out (hey, I’m old–Lol), so I backed off today to just a StatX or X-Rep add-on. Drained at the end, but felt good–and the pump was excellent… [Read more…]

Jonathan: Delts, Arms (Swole Patrol)

Jonathan Lawson after one month of X-Rep training

Super-TORQ MMX

This morning’s workout proved that it’s much better to time your pre-training meals well. Arms were on swole patrol this morning, and I’m convinced that it’s because I got into the gym on time – for a change. I wasn’t hungry, so I seemed to have enough fuel to get a solid workout and a ridiculous pump…

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Steve: Full-Body MMX (high to low)

Steve Holman after one month of X-Rep training

Wednesday I did antagonist supersets, all moderate reps and the workout was reduced volume. Today it was back to MMX–high to low reps. Felt great–so good in fact that I may stick with the more abbreviated superset workout on Wednesdays. Hey, change to gain… [Read more…]

Steve: Full-Body MMX (antagonist supersets)

Steve Holman after one month of X-Rep training

Woke up feeling under the weather. I entertained the idea of missing, but I decided I wasn’t that bad off. All I needed was a shorter, less-intense version of MMX, which is where antagonist-muscle supersets come in. Supersets can be intense, but I did the first round as X-centric, a 1/6 rep cadence, on most exercises. I upped the weight for the second round and did around 10 reps for each exercise. Worked great, and I was done in about 35 minutes… [Read more…]

Steve: Full-Body MMX (Rest/Pause add-on)

Steve Holman after one month of X-Rep training

I discussed bumping up the intensity/volume with either an add-on drop set or rest/pause (R/P). The rest/pause add-on won (the number in parentheses)–but even that small amount of extra work with a static hold after, I had to cut it short, as you’ll see… [Read more…]

Jonathan: Delts, Arms (fast muscle blast)

Jonathan Lawson after one month of X-Rep training

Super-TORQ MMX

I made a last-minute change as I walked into the gym this morning. Still loving the Super-TORQ, so I’m not changing that up quite yet, but I decided to change the exercises up to see how it would feel – as usual, the pump was unreal. The number of reps for the first few sets make it look like the workout will take forever, but the limited rest between sets makes it a pretty fast muscle blast…

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