Q: I heard about X Reps from a guy at my gym. He suggested I get one of your X-Rep e-books, but after looking at your site, I realize there are a lot of them. I need help figuring out which X-Rep program to start with.
A: A lot of our newer trainees as us which X-Rep program to start with, so for a good overview of X Reps as well as key X-hybrid techniques, we recommend The X-traordinary X-Rep Workout. It was written a few years after our first X-Rep e-book, The Ultimate Mass Workout, so we’ve included all the critical highlights of what we learned up to that point…
It contains a good summary of X-Reps, how to use them, new applications, and the key X-hybrid techniques for specific exercises. Complete X-Rep workouts are included as well, with Positions of Flexion.
If you want to understand the inner-workings and evolution of X Reps, as well as see the five-week transformation workouts we used in the beginning, get that first one, The Ultimate Mass Workout. While we were still in the first stages of understanding and applying the end-of-set partial-rep concept, that’s the e-book that started it all and produced incredible results for us (as well as for countless other trainees).
Here are our before and after photos taken five weeks apart that VERY FIRST X-Rep phase—yes, we had tans and were under studio lights in the after pics, but they still show shocking results for only five weeks—no steroids, no trick photography (we used the X-Rep Mass-Detail Workout on pages 78-80 of The Ultimate Mass Workout)…
Keep in mind that in the before pics we were trying to look our best—unlike other before and afters where the befores are taken to make the subjects look as horribly out of shape as possible. Our befores are our real progress shots that we take along the way to monitor our muscularity. In other words, we were trying to look GOOD not pooching out our stomachs and slumping under bad lighting. We think that proves even more that X Reps can help you get huge!
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
—Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson
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