Reviews: What Is The
X3 Bar System
is a home exercise weight lifting replacement
system. It’s actually quite a smart piece of equipment. It consists of a long
steel bar with a hook on each end. It comes with elastic bands made of layered
There’s also a heavy duty foot plate that allows you to do exercises that you
normally can’t do with a basic band system. The price of the
is $549.00. If you want to add the
which doubles the amount of weight, the
cost is $649.00.
Here’s the page where you can order the
As a matter of fact, on Facebook, the
Reviews come in at 4.9
out of 5 stars with close to 200 reviews in so far. (as of 10/29/2020).
What is so interesting about the
is that it also comes with a
complete 12-week training guide. This includes PDF documents as well as weekly
videos. The videos show you how to complete the workouts each day as well as
provide an X3 Bar
, you’ll be doing the following exercises. At first,
you’ll do 4 days a week. Over time, you will graduate to working out 6 days a
week. But don’t worry, the whole exercise routine takes about 10 minutes and
it’s HARD but very doable.
Push Day: Chest Press Shoulder Press Front Squat (eventually you’ll add in a
one-legged squat, similar to a lunge) Tricep Press (Advanced) Eventually you can
also add in a Pec Fly Chest Crossover as well
Pull Day: Bent Over Row (back) Bicep Curl (Curls for the girls!) Deadlift Calf
You alternate back and forth day to day so for example my
workout schedule looks like this:
MWF—Push Day TRSat—Pull Day Sun—Rest
As far as cardio, the
program states you don’t really need to
do cardio because you get quite a cardiovascular workout from the
session. I can personally vouch for this as my heart rate
skyrockets during the workout, especially during front squats which are an
I still walk everyday, but that is more because I enjoy it.
The big key with the
X3 workout system
is that you will do 1 set of
each exercise, but you must do the set to complete failure. Once you reach
failure (you phyiscally can’t do another full set), then you do a half rep until
you can’t do those anymore, then end with quarter reps until you can do no
This maximizes the muscle fatigue of your full range of motion. This is one of
the secrets of the
I started using the
back in the summer of 2019. It was the
first time I had ever tried any kind of band system. I always though of bands as
sort of weak and was of course sold out the idea that lifting heavy weights was
the only real way to build muscle.
The reality was though, I had been lifting pretty steadily at that point for
nearly 4 years. And my results were dismal. I had lost a lot of weight, but
couldn’t add muscle to save my life. I wasn’t a workout warrior by any means,
but I consistently did the 45-60 minutes in the gym thing 5 days a week.
And I grew no muscle.
I started using the
and actually got results for the first
time in my life. I will add that I did start with testosterone replacement
therapy around the same time, so I am sure that helped some. But I was put on
that by my Doctor due to having low testosterone levels for my age.
I didn’t measure myself but I was would estimate I gained about 10 pounds of
muscle in my first year with the
. I didn’t follow a great
diet during this time either. Now, for the last while, I follow a lower carb
diet and lift with the X3 Bar
6 days a week.
As I continue to tighten up my diet and get better at lifting with the
, I anticipate that in the next year I can add another 15
pounds of muscle.
Review goes like this:
I love it. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen muscles on my body. I have more
energy, more stamina, and my strength is at an all-time high. I really love that
I can complete a full workout in about 10 minutes. Because the cardio aspect is
so hard sometimes I rest a little longer and it can take up to 15 minutes to
I don’t mind.
I can say that this
X3 workout band system
has been a life saver for
me. Who Is Dr. John Jaquish? #
The following excerpt is taken from Jaquish Biomedical:
John Jaquish, PhD, is a Wall Street Journal Best Selling author and inventor of
the most effective bone density building medical device, which has reversed
osteoporosis for thousands and created more powerful and fracture resistant
His devices were put into production, and has since been placed in over 300
now helped over 20,000 individuals with their bone health.
Dr. Jaquish also quantified the variance between power capacities from weak to
strong ranges in weight lifting, which brought him to his second invention,
. The research indicates that this product builds muscle much
faster than conventional lifting, and does so in less training time, all with
the lowest risk of joint injury.
Dr. Jaquish is a research professor at Rushmore University, speaks at scientific
conferences all over the world, has been featured on many of the top health
podcasts, is an editor of multiple medical journals, and is a nominee of the
National Medal of Science.
How Long Is The
is 21.5 inches in length. It weighs 4 pounds and
has a diameter of 1.25 inches. Some people are afraid the bar is too short. But
in reality, the bar is designed to be held with a tighter inside grip. This
design maximixes the muscle fatigure which helps to grow your muscles faster.
Others have also asked why there aren’t some sort of dumbbell type attachment.
The shorter answer, according to Dr. Jaquish is that the barbell is best for
strength. It’s all about being more functional. We don’t pick up items with only
one arm, so why would we curl with only one arm? By using a barbell with the
, you will get better results.
How Long Are The
I have not been able to locate anything with official documentation to how long
the bands are. My best guess after looking at them is that they range anywhere
from 12 inches up to 16 inches in length. Once I have an official answer, I will
update this article.
Bands Are There? The X3 Bar
order comes with the following bands:
White Light Gray Dark Gray Black
The bands get progressively harder as you go darker in color. I highly recommend
you start with the white band the first week for all exercises just to get a
feel for using the
. While it is harder to get injured with
the X3 Bar
compared to free weights, it is still possible.
There is also an optional
which is a
bright orange. I bought one but honestly have never been able to use it yet.
Once you focus on doing your form correctly and going slow, you’ll find that
it’s very hard to move a lot of weight.
Remember, it’s really about fatiguing the muscle. That is what causes growth.
Here’s what each band represents in “weight” roughly. This is from the official
light grey band: 25 to 80 lbs, then doubled over, 160
lbs. The X3 Bar
dark grey band: 50 to 120 lbs, then doubled over,
240 lbs, The X3 Bar
black band: 60 to 150 lbs, then doubled over,
300 lbs. The X3 Elite Band
: (sold separately, for
those who need it) 110 to 300+ lbs, then doubled over, more than 600 lbs
Where Can I See More
Reviews available online. Here are two sites that
list out reviews. As far as I can tell, all these reviews are legit, especially
the ones on the website.
Official Reviews From
Bands Better Than Weights? #
In my opinion,
and bands in general are better than
weights. Here are a few reasons why I think that:
Free weights can cause a lot more injuries Variable resistance of bands means
you can lift heavier weight at the peak of your lift Bands don’t break your
bones if you drop them on your foot Bands are easier on joints because the
weight is limited when at the joint level There will always be debate over this,
but multiple studies referenced in Dr. Jauish’es book reference that bands
outperformed free weights in multiple tests. My personal results speak to the
efficacy of the
X3 band system
This is something you can only answer for yourself. But here’s how I did the
math on it. Let’s say you buy the full system and spend $649.00. You could say
wow that’s a lot of money for a bar and some “rubber bands”. Of course, the bar
is made in America of Steel and the latex NEVER stretches or loses it’s latency.
So, it’s unfair to call them rubber bands.
Anyway, this one piece of equipment replaces your entire gym membership. If you
paid the average cost of a gym, let’s say $20/month ($240/year) it would take
less than 3 years for the equipment to pay for itself. And the best part is –
X3 Bar system
is meant to last for life.
Even if you had to replace it every 5 years, it would still be way cheaper than
paying for a gym membership.
Then think of all the time you save. I was spending at least 8 hours a week
going to the gym, working out, traveling back home, packing and upacking stuff,
etc. Now, thanks to
, I spent no more than 75 minutes per week
working out TOTAL… and I do it all at home.
So, the way I see it, I save time and money. I can use that time to work more or
pursue another hobby.
So, yes, to me the
is worth what I paid for it and even more! X3 Bar
Reviews: Final Thoughts #
I hope you have enjoyed this article of
reviews. I am a fan
of the X3 Bar
and have had great success with it. I myself have lost
over 300 pounds and the X3 Bar
bar has been a part of that journey.
I should add that one of the dietary changes I made along with the
was to start intermittent fasting. If you’d like to learn
more about that, check out my article on the topic at intermittent fasting 101.
I give it my highest recommendation. I hope you give it a try. I am not paid
anything for writing this post or sharing links for you to purchase the
. But if you decide to buy it let me know and if you have any
questions feel free to ask.
I’ll be here to help answer any questions!