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…]

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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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Steve: Full-Body MMX (extended sets)

Steve Holman after one month of X-Rep training

The shapely blonde gal who was on the Smith machine Wednesday was on the leg extension today. Yep, again she got in my way–but that’s okay. I simply did calves first, which felt great. And on every exercise today I tried to do some form of extended sets–from X Reps to Static Holds to Supersets… [Read more…]