Our readers already know our story, but these testimonials help shed some light on the incredible gains many our X-Rep trainees have experienced over the years, too. Have a story or photos you’d like to share? Feel free to contact us to share your testimonials.
I’m not sure if hyperplasia [muscle-fiber splitting] exists, but it seems to have merit. Hell, I look better, and X Reps in the stretch position have really helped—along with lots of tension time, squeezing and stretching. I’m looking forward to getting bigger and better this next year with X-Rep training.
Canadian Nationals Competitor
Despite the pain, X Reps and X-hybrid techniques [outlined in your e-books] are some of the best training tools I have ever used, and I recently proved just how effective they are. After allowing myself to indulge in a doughnut diet (I don’t suggest it—it’s tasty but not that great for muscle size) I found myself in very brutal shape; I needed to get lean and add some size in a hurry. X Reps combined with stretch overload and extreme stretching transformed my physique in eight weeks. I went from a fat 220 pounds to a tight 210 with abs in only eight weeks. You can see that I dropped bodyfat while adding lots of muscle and strength, something I’ve always found difficult to do.
I gained 20 pounds of muscle in two months! I have been training for a long time, so I knew that I had to provide my muscles with a totally unique stimulus to really kick-start growth. I found my answer when I started reading about X Reps. I was very intrigued. The whole concept of attacking the semistretched point of the muscle really opened up a whole new world of training potential. Once I got the hang of X Reps, I started adding poundage fast and incorporating the technique on almost every set. Like clockwork the gains just keep coming. In fact, I just won the heavyweight division at the Mr. Utah, and I took the overall at the Northwest Regional Natural Bodybuilding Championships. Thank you!
I want to thank you for another incredible e-book (Beyond X-Rep Muscle Building)! I have continued to cycle your techniques into my training and have tweaked my diet as well. My motivation has doubled, and I’ve decided to enter my first natural bodybuilding show. I’m in better condition now than ever before!
Update from Jaime Penaranda:
I’m really X-tatic! I just competed in the ’06 NPC Mid-Atlantic Natural Classic and Fitness competition, and I took first place in the men’s open middleweight class. The hard work paid off, and all the X-Rep techniques really gave me an edge. I keep telling people how powerful and effective X-Reps are, but most aren’t willing to work hard in the gym. Thanks again. The X-Rep techniques are the most powerful I’ve ever used!
Piscataway, New Jersey
I began using the X-Reps training system six weeks before my latest bodybuilding competition. I was surprised at how much muscle mass I was able to retain despite following a low-calorie and lower-carbohydrate intake. X-Reps training is extremely effective! I won the overall title at the competition I was training for!
Natural Mr. Olympia
Natural Mr. Universe
Your X-Rep program is really great! I’m 32 years old and have been lifting for almost 15 years—always staying natural. I started with classic volume training for years, doing 10 to 20 sets per bodypart twice a week—no big gains. What a waste of time! After that, I tried high intensity, training like Dorian Yates. I gained a little lean mass, then cut the volume even more as I followed the Mentzer way, but it never felt right. Training each bodypart only once per week is not optimal. I tried [other programs], but nothing worked. Then I heard about X Reps. Believe me, I read every single word at the Web site. Suddenly I knew that my long search was over; I now have the optimal approach. It’s perfect. I’m seeing results within weeks!!! I was never able to put the pieces of my 15 years of experience together, but you did it! Thank you very much for that, but even most important: You added the most powerful piece of the puzzle—partials in the semistretched position. I never would have discovered that. Thank you very much again for putting all the pieces of the puzzle together. I finally know how to train!
Your X-Rep concept is amazing! I’d always wondered why my traps and calves seem to grow like weeds compared to the rest of me. After reading through all the material on the site, I realized that I was [instinctively] doing the exercises for those bodyparts with X Reps. I could never seem to get my thighs, chest or arms to grow much, so after I ordered The Ultimate Mass Workout e-book and learned more about X Reps, I put them to the test at the gym. I have never pumped up so big in all my life! I finally found what I have been looking for for eight years. Already my arms are thicker and bigger. Thank you!
Thank you for X Reps! I’ve noticed some BIG changes. I’ve been lifting for about 6 years now. I hit a sticking point and haven’t been able to increase my muscle mass or lose fat for some time. When I purchesed [The Ultimate Mass Workout e-book] and started using the 3-day X-Rep split—Wow!—what a change. I’ve been using it for 4 weeks now, and not only do I see results, others have too! I thank you again for a wonderful program that delivers AWESOME results!!
I recently got your Ultimate Mass Workout (X Reps) and X-treme Lean e-books. The gains I’m getting are fantastic! I’ve been working out seriously for three years, and now, with X Reps, I’m finally overcoming sticking points and gaining. I’m 16 and weigh 170 pounds at 5’11”. I’m looking forward to a lot more mass with X Reps and then rippin’ out [with X-treme Lean] for summer.
St. Louis, MO
I’m 29 years old, 6’3″ and weigh 198 pounds with 9% bodyfat. I’ve always had trouble gaining muscle. I’ve tried many different programs over the years, so I was a little skeptical about the whole X-Rep program. Not anymore! I just came back from my first X-Rep workout, and I feel awesome! I can’t believe two sets of an exercise could get me so pumped. I walked out of the gym and my whole body was quivering. I can’t wait to see the progress I make in the next couple of months. I’m going to Mexico in May and want to be in the best shape of my life. This is just what I needed. Thank you!
Salt Lake City, UT
I was instantly overcome with joy! [The X-Rep concept] has answered so many questions that have plagued me since day one of training. For example, I’ve seen video clips of [top bodybuilders] training—heaving rows and rope pressdowns. You answered why that works and a safer alternative [X Reps]. I want to thank you for your devotion to bodybuilding. I cannot emphasize how appreciative I am in your ability to translate and combine both scientific research and time-tested gym principles, and then not only relay it to readers like myself but also to actually experiment with the methods yourselves. It’s truly amazing!
I’ve done the X-Rep routine in Chapter 11 of The Ultimate Mass Workout e-book for only six weeks, and the results have been spectacular!!! Easily the best results I’ve ever had (both visually and strength). People I see regularly have all said, “Man what are you doing?!” It’s fantastic!! You really have found something amazing. It’s truly the best program I’ve ever been on. Thanks!
I recently purchased The Ultimate Muscle Mass Workout e-book, and I am very impressed! After my first workout with X Reps I became a firm believer in its effectiveness. When I did X Reps on my last set of dumbbell uprights rows [one of the Ultimate Exercises described in the book], it seemed as if I could see my muscle fibers firing through my skin! [Amazing!]
I cannot believe what I have X-perienced. I have worked out for about 10 years off and on, but you could say I was overtrained. I recently ordered the X-Reps e-book [The Ultimate Mass Workout] and WOW!!!!! After only a few workout my wife of 15 years asked me, “What are you taking?!!”
As the owner of a thriving fitness business, I have limited time to work out. I’ve been using Steve Holman’s POF training for four years with great success, and now with X-Rep training I can intensify my POF workouts and reduce my gym time. It’s just what I need to reinvigorate my training, and I can feel and see the difference in my muscles already! I’ll be using X Reps as I prepare for a photo shoot, and I can’t wait to see the final results. No matter what program you’re on, X Reps should allow you to reduce your training time and amplify your gains to a new level.
Make ’Em Sweat
Your [X-Rep protocol] is simply a quantum leap forward in training. These concepts have a maturity of real science forged with experimentation and verifiable results. When I modified my training from isometric stop to the more fluid [X-Rep-style] movement, the gains began to flow—almost like magic. And I’m 59 years old.
I have done two [X-Rep] workouts so far and they were fantastic! Thank you for sharing what you are learning.
The one month I trained with X Reps was the most exciting time I’ve had in the gym in 10 years. I haven’t been this psyched about working out since I pieced together full-range Positions-of-Flexion training in the ’80s. I don’t remember ever experiencing gains this fast, even in my early 20s—and I’m 44 years old!
IRON MAN Training & Research Center
Steve and I were skeptical when we had to reduce our workouts because of X Reps, but that quickly changed to an almost uncontrollable excitement once our gains started stacking up. After only one month with X Reps I was bigger and leaner than I’ve ever been in my 14 years of training. I was shocked every time I looked in a mirror with my shirt off. New size and muscle separation came so fast it was scary. Anyone who wants to build more muscle fast should give X Reps a try immediately.
IRON MAN Training & Research Center