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1 Month Later
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July 1, 2004: X-REP
training made drastic
changes in mass and
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X-Factor Supplements:
3 Keys for New Size and Strength
by Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson

Every bodybuilder is looking for a few key supplements that work—ones that have proven themselves in the lab not once but many times. We’ve got three that, once you try them together and experience their synergy, you will be a believer—and bigger and stronger than you’ve ever been.

You’re probably already taking the first one, creatine, but are you taking it at the right times? You should divide your dosage so that you take about three grams before your workout and another three grams after.

Taking creatine before you train will have it circulating in your bloodstream so that as you pump up in the gym, you drive creatine into the muscles. After the workout you take a fast-carb/fast-protein shake, which will produce an insulin surge. Insulin drives the protein and carbs into your depleted muscles‚ so why not take creatine along for the ride? Creatine before and after your workout is key!

Number two on the list is beta-alanine. This is a relatively new supplement, but it’s producing some spectacular results. In high-intensity training the most difficult thing to cope with is muscle fatigue and burn at the end of a set. That may even prevent you from adding X-Rep partials.

In other words, fatigue-product accumulation is one reason the nervous system short-circuits your sets before all of the fast-twitch fibers are taxed. Creatine, by replenishing ATP, helps alleviate that fatigue somewhat, but beta-alanine is even better.

Beta-alanine converts to carnosine in muscle, which has been shown to buffer lactic acid so you can grind out more growth reps at the end of each set, not to mention more X-Rep partials. That translates to more size stimulation with every single set so you grow faster.

In fact, muscle research shows that the biggest bodybuilders have more than twice the carnosine levels of nontraining individuals due to an adaptation to intense training. Scientists surmise that because they do so many pain-zone sets, the biggest bodybuilders stockpile carnosine—to help them get bigger and stronger. And taking beta-alanine increases their carnosine stores even more so they can train harder and grow even larger.

By taking beta-alanine you load your muscle tissue with carnosine so you can power further into the growth zone on every work set. Take two capsules of a product like Red Dragon upon awakening in the morning and two before training. [Note: Many people get a skin-tingling effect from beta-alanine, but that’s a normal reaction and indicates you are getting real beta-alanine.]

The most potent instant-strength supplement we've every used is Gakic by MuscleTech. It's somewhat pricey, but it works—our reps just kept going and going and poundages kept going up. Why? It's an ammonia buffer, which means it allows you to power out more reps similar to beta-alanine, but via a different pathway (remember, BA buffers lactic acid).

Everyone we've talked to who has tried Gakic, even the most skeptical, have found it to be amazingly effective at increasing strength from the very first use. It eventually stops working after a few weeks, but when that happens, you simply stop using it for a few weeks. Then re-introduce it down the road for another strength surge.

So to recap, the ultimate X-Factor Supplement strategy for new size and strength is:

1) 3 to 4 grams of creatine before and after your workouts

2) Beta-alanine, two caps upon awakening and two caps before each workout

3) Gakic caps before your workout

Those three X-Factor supplements will provide the anabolic ammunition you need for X-traordinary muscle-mass and strength gains. Prepare to be amazed as your reps, poundages and mass skyrocket.

The e-books on this site were written to help you get closer to your physical potential with sensible bodybuilding strategies. Weight training is a demanding activity, however, so it is highly recommended that you consult your physician and have a physical examination prior to beginning a weight-training program. Any comments provided are for general information purposes only and do not represent medical advice. Proceed with the suggested diets, exercises and routines at your own risk.

Results using the programs and diets in these e-books vary from individual to individual. Testimonial endorsers’ results using it may be considered atypical.

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End of May,

1 Month Later
after X-REP training...
July 1, 2004: X-REP
training made drastic
changes in muscle size, density
steroids, no photo