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    X-Rep.com

    I have been thinking about purchasing some of their books but wanted to get a second opinion. I have read their stuff on BB.com and they sounded like they knew what they were talking about.

    Thanks.
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    Which books? I would do a search for them, maybe find some reviews or possibly find the majority of the content

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    Either 3D Muscle Building, Beyond X-Rep or The Ultimate Mass Workout.

    Note: These are eBooks.
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    http://www.3dmusclebuilding.com/
    http://x-rep.com/

    Wow! 60 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks!

    I would say stay away from any of them if they're saying crap like that. And their claims are outrageous.

    I'd recommend these books instead ~>
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    60+ years of training knowledge is just a tad better than the site you're referring to. Pick up those books. It'll be the best money you've spent to help your lifting.


    Quote Originally Posted by c3p View Post
    Note: These are eBooks.
    And crappy ones at that.
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    I was aware of their crazy claims but still considered how great their material was on BB.com.

    Thanks for the opinions guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    http://www.3dmusclebuilding.com/
    http://x-rep.com/

    Wow! 60 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks!

    I would say stay away from any of them if they're saying crap like that. And their claims are outrageous.

    I'd recommend these books instead ~>
    Link #1
    Link #2

    60+ years of training knowledge is just a tad better than the site you're referring to. Pick up those books. It'll be the best money you've spent to help your lifting.


    And crappy ones at that.
    I agree on all fronts.

    63 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks, 3 workouts per week - that's over 5 pounds of muscle per workout. They couldn't at least come up with a reasonable lie to sell their stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by c3p View Post
    considered how great their material was on BB.com.
    I like you, so I'll say this: Never go there again.
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    yeah their claims are a bit riduculous, but some of their advice is pretty solid i believe.

    like begining movements from the stretch position, forced reps, static contractions, yadda yadda yadda...

    nothing ground breaking tho


    if u want to try their routines for some change of pace id say give it a shot ive seen the routines they look pretty balanced, just dont expect to gain 60 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks, id say 15-20 in 4 months is a reasonable goal, and pretty damn good

    so will u gain 5 pounds a workout no, but they routines may throw in some good variations in stagnant training.


    but most of the stuff is common logic if youve did your homework and reading about weightlifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Steady View Post
    I agree on all fronts.

    63 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks, 3 workouts per week - that's over 5 pounds of muscle per workout. They couldn't at least come up with a reasonable lie to sell their stuff?
    Yes, I realized that.

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    I like you, so I'll say this: Never go there again.
    Thanks. Most of the stuff on there is crap but there are some articles that have helped me out tremendously.

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    yeah their claims are a bit riduculous, but some of their advice is pretty solid i believe.

    like begining movements from the stretch position, forced reps, static contractions, yadda yadda yadda...

    nothing ground breaking tho


    if u want to try their routines for some change of pace id say give it a shot ive seen the routines they look pretty balanced, just dont expect to gain 60 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks, id say 15-20 in 4 months is a reasonable goal, and pretty damn good

    so will u gain 5 pounds a workout no, but they routines may throw in some good variations in stagnant training.


    but most of the stuff is common logic if youve did your homework and reading about weightlifting.
    I have been looking for a source that teaches training techniques and shows how to implement them into a workout. I felt that this would teach me. Could you shed some light on how you saw the routines and such? I have been looking all around for it on the internet, apparently it is not circulated very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75 View Post
    yeah their claims are a bit riduculous, but some of their advice is pretty solid i believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c3p View Post
    Yes, I realized that.

    Thanks. Most of the stuff on there is crap but there are some articles that have helped me out tremendously.

    I have been looking for a source that teaches training techniques and shows how to implement them into a workout. I felt that this would teach me. Could you shed some light on how you saw the routines and such? I have been looking all around for it on the internet, apparently it is not circulated very much.
    Well then, you would be MUCH better off trying out the books that Scarz recommended. There are much better books out there than the ones you mentioned. They don't make outrageous claims (one hint they're crap), and they were written by guys who actually are respected in the training world and have practiced what they preach.


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    and dont forget christian thibedeaux, dan john, dave tate, eric cressey, pretty much any of the authors from T-nation.

    yeah i have heard of the phrase "even a broke clock is right twice a day" in fact its one of my favs to use to make fun of dumb people when they get something right


    if your looking for a gfood way to put all of the training techniques in training its simple.

    muscle is built in three primary waves. heavy weight, high volume, time under tension

    begining of the workout use a heavy exercise like 10x3 or 5x5, then choose two exercise for volume like 4-6 x 8-12, then last exercise just choos eit and go to failure, or just short, pretty simple but its hard work and allows for lots of variation
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    Yeah totally unreliable.

    Everyone knows that only by using anator p70 can one defy genetics and common sense to gain 60 pounds in 4 weeks.

    It shot my bench up 200 pounds in 6 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    http://www.3dmusclebuilding.com/
    http://x-rep.com/

    Wow! 60 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks!

    I would say stay away from any of them if they're saying crap like that. And their claims are outrageous.

    I'd recommend these books instead ~>
    Link #1
    Link #2

    60+ years of training knowledge is just a tad better than the site you're referring to. Pick up those books. It'll be the best money you've spent to help your lifting.


    And crappy ones at that.


    Must involve an extreamly dangerouse amount of steroids to get that

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