A: As we say in the book, the right program for you depends on your experience, time constraints and motivation. For example, a lot of people simply don’t have time to train more than two days a week, so we provide an excellent two-day basic X-Rep routine that includes the single best exercise for each bodypart. You can make some amazing gains on that type of routine that trains each bodypart twice a week, especially when you use X Reps at the right spot on each “ultimate” exercise in the program. There are also three-day and a four-day versions for those who have more time and/or motivation to make it to the gym more often.
We also outline full-range, or Positions-of-Flexion (POF), programs using the direct/indirect principle, a highly efficient split that makes it appear as if you’re training each bodypart only once a week, but you actually train it twice because each bodypart gets residual work when you train other bodyparts at different workouts during the week. That may sound complicated, and it was somewhat difficult to devise a split that properly spaced direct and indirect work and included the right exercises, but we created a great workable model, one we’ve used with success. It’s a rather ingenious way to train, if we do say so ourselves—more efficient and effective with much less danger of overtraining.
We’ve found that while POF is one of the best ways to train, using it as part of a direct/indirect split with the addition of X Reps makes it exponentially more effective at building extreme muscle size.