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Interview with Dr. John Jaquish on Radio Athens
Speaker 1: John.
Dr. John Jaquish: Yep.
Speaker 1: And we need that strong too.
Speaker 3: Thank you.
Dr. John Jaquish: Great.
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:00:04]
Dr. John Jaquish: Am I right here?
Speaker 3: Yep.
Speaker 1: Yep. You should. Alex, okay. It’s okay. Here.
Speaker 3: Yeah. We’re good.
Speaker 1: I think we’re good.
Mr. Antonis: [inaudible 00:00:15]
Speaker 1: Okay. Just a moment. In order for our boss to give us the go.
Mr. Antonis: Okay.
Speaker 1: Are we ready, Mr. [Antonis 00:00:34]?
Mr. Antonis: No. I don’t know. I didn’t hear John.
Dr. John Jaquish: Test. One, two. Test.
Mr. Antonis: Oh. There is he.
Dr. John Jaquish: Is that good?
Mr. Antonis: Yeah. Perfect.
Dr. John Jaquish: Okay.
Mr. Antonis: Good one.
Dr. John Jaquish: Glad you approve.
Mr. Antonis: Once more. Please.
Dr. John Jaquish: Test. One, two. Test.
Mr. Antonis: Yeah. I think we’re on.
Dr. John Jaquish: Perfect.
Mr. Antonis: Okay. [inaudible 00:00:55]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:00:57]
Speaker 1: Okay. Three, two, one. We go. [Greek language 00:01:03]
Speaker 1: Dr. Jaquish it’s a real honor to have you with us and thank you for join us live on our show.
Dr. John Jaquish: Thank you. I’m thrilled to be here.
Speaker 1: Right. [Greek language 00:01:43]
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:01:55]
Speaker 1: Dr. Jaquish. Welcome again. [Greek language 00:01:59]
Speaker 3: John. X3 Bar is a system with bands right?
Dr. John Jaquish: Correct.
Speaker 3: What is the difference? How come we have so great results with bands and not with weights?
Dr. John Jaquish: Great question. When you use exercise bands by themselves and physiotherapists, physical therapists is what we call them in the United States. They have known for years that band work has some level of superiority over weights because you can deliver more force where the individual is more capable of creating force. The problem with bands by themselves is they twist joints.
Dr. John Jaquish: I’m going to try not to talk with my hands here. Joints get twisted, so your wrists and your ankles get twisted when you use heavier band type exercise. What X3 Bar does is it allows you to protect your joints with a special made Olympic bar and a special made plate that you stand on that the bands move freely underneath to protect ankles and wrists so that you can truly leverage the power of variable resistance.
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:03:50]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:03:51]
Speaker 3: What is the effect about hypertrophy and strength? How can I achieve this?
Dr. John Jaquish: It’s a complicated answer. When you fatigue in the stronger range of motion, so as you move into the strong range, the impact range of motion, and you fatigue with repetitions and expose very high forces, you go to myofibril fatigue which is a structural fatigue of muscle. Then as you depart from that range of motion and you are unable to get to that range of motion, then you begin to use the amounts of ATP glycogen and creatine phosphate, the fuels that are in the cells and you deplete to a much greater degree than you ever would in the mid and weaker rangers after fatigue in the strong range because you’re still using the ATP glycogen creatine phosphate throughout all ranges of motion so it’s a much deeper level of fatigue and the faster that you get rid of those fuels, the greater the muscle growth effect and the strength building effect.
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:06:10]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:07:27]
Speaker 3: How many sets do we have to do? How many repetitions? And how many times per week? What is the dosage?
Dr. John Jaquish: Super question. Sets and repetitions. I’ll start with repetitions. The minimum amount is 15 and there’s a complicated discussion about where force curves are and how you want to deliver enough force to the stronger range where you’re truly able to fatigue the stronger range without getting stuck in what some call the sticking point of an exercise which is sort of the valley in where you have some power in the weaker range and then you have a really low amount of power in the mid range when some joints are not optimized from just a mechanical leverage standpoint. So you truly fatigue the stronger range of motion, the mid range motion, and the weaker range of motion. We recommend 15 repetitions, and then if you can go to 40 repetitions then you just move to the next heavier band.
Dr. John Jaquish: Now once you do one set of each exercise, you’re completely exhausted. You do not need more than one set. In fact, the only reason people do more than one set when they lift weights is because weightlifting is not a very good stimulus. You don’t need to go out in the sun multiple times for multiple sets in the sun to get a tan, right? Same thing with a callous on your hand or building bone density. You need one exposure to the proper level of fatigue and then that triggers the response.
Dr. John Jaquish: Now, we also know from protein synthesis research, biopsy research, that protein synthesis is completed within 36 hours. We hit every muscle every 48 hours to make sure that process is completely… so basically each body part is trained every other day.
Speaker 1: Got it.
Speaker 3: Yeah. [Greek language 00:10:14]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:10:14]
Speaker 3: We can train the whole body with X3 system. What about cardiovascular activity? Do we have any effect?
Dr. John Jaquish: I’m going to answer that question in more of just a general strength training versus cardiovascular training for the purposes of cardiovascular health. In 2012 The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, I believe it’s Steele was the main author of that, and I also know Doug McGuff was another author, and that’s somebody I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
Dr. John Jaquish: That was a review, not quite a meta-analysis, but a review of just about 100 different studies looking at cardiac effects of strength training, and what they determined in that review article was that the strength training delivered just as much cardiovascular benefit, endurance building benefit, as endurance exercise.
Dr. John Jaquish: There are some individuals that get very upset when I say, but I’m going to say it anyway, that cardiovascular exercise is just a very poor approach to strength training.
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:12:40]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:12:40]
Speaker 3: John, what is the difference between X3 bands compared with bands from the general… the common bands.
Dr. John Jaquish: Yeah. Typical banding you see? Yeah, I get that question a lot. One of them has to do with materials. The material that the X3 band is made out of is layered latex as opposed to petroleum byproduct. When you hear rubber or latex, it can mean two different things. The petroleum products wear out very quickly, and they also break. Whereas latex in the layered fashion, if it starts to fail, if it gets cut like you use it on gravel or something like that, it unravels. It kind of falls apart before it snaps. There’s a safety issue there.
Dr. John Jaquish: Now, latex is much more expensive, but it’s much more powerful, so from a resistance standpoint because remember we’re protecting the wrists, we’re protecting the ankles with the bar and plate and with incredible capability we have the ability with those two devices. We use resistances that are 50 to 100 times greater than anybody else is using and that applied to the variable resistance setup that we have delivers incredible results that you wouldn’t see with just regular banding.
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:15:21]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:15:21]
Speaker 3: You are trying to change the habit but what about the socialization about when we are going to the gym? What about that?
Dr. John Jaquish: Yes. Yes. I get this question a lot. There are a lot of people that like going to the gym. They see X3 Bar, and they say, “I really want X3 Bar, but I want to go to the gym too.” And I don’t know why this is so tough to figure out, but gyms are buying it. You can use it at the gym. Also, in the United States, there’s many people who buy it and then bring it. They bring theirs to the gym, and maybe they want to do some other stuff. For example, if you want to do agility training or jump training or something like that, there’s a lot of exercises a lot of people like to do. Well, X3 Bar doesn’t do that. It doesn’t answer every single question in sports performance, so they can do those other sorts of things at the gym, and they can be social with it. The good news is it wears you out so quickly, if you’ve got five of your friends with you, you can all use one X3 Bar together at the gym and nobody’s really waiting around very long.
Speaker 1: Yeah.
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:17:50]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:18:11]
Speaker 3: How can we buy an X3 Bar, from where, and how can we reach you?
Dr. John Jaquish: Okay. You can contact me through my Instagram account. Everybody in Greece seems to like Instagram, so it’s @drjaquish. That’s my Instagram page, and then to buy the product contact OsteoStrong Greece. OsteoStrong Greece is distributing X3 Bars.
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:19:08]
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:19:14]
Speaker 1: Dr. Jaquish thank you for being with us, and we wish you all the best for your inventions that changes people’s lives.
Dr. John Jaquish: Awesome. Great.
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:19:52]
Speaker 1: Cheers.
Dr. John Jaquish: Thanks. Thanks guys. Awesome.
Speaker 3: [Greek language 00:20:09] I get stuck when I was saying your name. [inaudible 00:20:13]
Speaker 1: We are live.
Speaker 3: Okay.
Speaker 1: We are still live. Thanks a lot Dr. Jaquish. It was really fun having you.
Dr. John Jaquish: Awesome guys. Yeah. It was great.
Speaker 1: Having you here. It was great. It was great for us as well.
Dr. John Jaquish: I hope our Greek fans on Facebook liked it.
Speaker 1: Yes.
Speaker 3: Yeah.
Speaker 1: Cheers, guys. He’s an amazing guy. He’s right here.
Dr. John Jaquish: Thank you,
Speaker 1: He’s an inventor who changes people’s lives.
Speaker 3: For having good gains.
Speaker 1: I have tried OsteoStrong. I have tried X3 Bar. Do it. I honestly recommend it to you.
Dr. John Jaquish: Awesome.
Speaker 1: And we’re done.
Dr. John Jaquish: Great.
Speaker 1: [Greek language 00:20:49]
Mr. Antonis: [Greek language 00:20:49]