Support / X3 Workout Fundamentals

How do I clean my X3 system?

There isn’t really maintenance for the X3. If you wish to wipe down the bar and ground plate with disinfectant wipes, feel free. The bands are expected to get some wear and tear, kinda similar to a car tire.

How do I get into position for the X3 chest press to prevent the bands from slipping?

It may be a bit tight to get the band around your shoulders for the chest press and tricep press, but as with all things, the more you do it the easier it will get.

How do I hold the bar during X3 squats?

The placement of the bar during your X3 front squats and X3 split squats is easy with the right form. See this video: { "@context": "", "@type": "VideoObject", "description": "Learn more about X3 at www.

How many sets do I need to do with the X3?

With the X3 you only need to do one set to exhaustion! One set with X3 brings a more complete level of fatigue than compared with conventional weights. Comparisons should not be made with the number of sets.

What do I do about bands slipping during the chest press and tricep press?

First, make sure you’re getting into the right position for the X3 chest press and tricep press. In order to get the full benefit of the X3 workouts, constant tension must be kept throughout the movement.

What do I do when I run out of breath during squats before my muscles are exhausted?

Thighs are large muscles that require a lot of blood flow during squats. What can happen is your cardiovascular system is getting exhausted before your muscles. If you are having trouble finishing the exercise before your muscles are exhausted, we...

Where can I get help from current customers?

There are two active Facebook groups founded by users where customers share X3 tips and tricks: X3 Bar Users Group # X3 Customers Only Group Ladies of X3 #

Where can I get replacement X3 bands?

Replacement bands are available to users when needed! We sell 4 Band Sets as well as individual Elite , Black , Dark Grey , Light Grey , White X3 resistance bands.

Why are X3 workouts so frequent?

Another question we’ve been getting, has to do with, ‘Why in the recommended programming, do we hit every muscle three times per week?’ Basically every other day with Sunday’s off sort of thing. Is that out of convenience? Is there a different rate...

Why only one set? How long should I rest between exercises?

The beauty of the variable resistance is that you’re able to take your muscles to full fatigue in all the ranges of motion with a single set. And doing multiple sets just gives your muscles a chance to rest, which doesn’t trigger as great of a growth...

Will the muscle gained from using X3 be symmetrical?

If you follow the program you should build wonderful symmetry with X3! A barbell style workout like X3 is much better for building muscle symmetry than a dumbbell workout which is actually one of the reasons we don’t offer handle attachments with the...

Will TSA let me carry on my X3 bar traveling on a flight?

We recommend that you put your X3 in a checked bag to avoid any potential troubles with TSA. Many TSA agents will stop travelers trying to carry on their X3.

Would there be benefit to adding exercises along with the X3 routine?

If you are performing the exercises correctly, you’ll have taken the muscles to full fatigue, so you likely wouldn’t be able to do additional exercises. That said, if you would like to participate in additional workouts, we advise completing a...

Can I use separate handles with the X3? Or use X3 for one arm pulls?

The strongest people in the world use barbells (two hand grip) not dumbbells (one hand grip). There is a neurological reason for this that the majority of fitness enthusiasts are completely unaware of: If your body were to interface with a heavy...

What bands should I use? How many reps should I do?

It’s counterproductive to use a heavier band to fatigue with less reps instead of a lighter band with more reps (up to 40). If you make the force so high that you can only do 3 reps, you’re undermining the benefits of the variable resistance.

Why does my X3 band look worn, frayed, or torn?

Latex is a soft material, and as such, it can take little nicks and scratches on the first layer facing the outside. This is no cause for alarm and the difference is purely cosmetic.