Support/ X3 Variations

Can I do back squats with the X3?

We actually recommend front squats over back squats! This study details a few reasons that front squats are superior. Gullett, Jonathan C., et al. “A Biomechanical Comparison of Back and Front Squats in Healthy Trained Individuals.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23.1 (2009): 284-92.

How can I shorten the X3 bands?

We do not currently offer different length bands, but there are many tips in the users group on how to increase range of motion with the existing bands. Shorter people will need a heavier band than taller people of equivalent strength. Many users simply wrap the band around the hook twice which will take up some of the extra slack. There are …

I have shoulder issues and can’t do the overhead press

Upright row is an acceptable alternative for the X3 shoulder press for individuals with sholder issues:

Can I use X3 without the bar or plate? Can I add other exercises?

Let’s go over relevant weights: You cannot use heavy banding alone in any useful way for strength development other than rehabilitation. This is because in your strongest positions you are actually 7 times stronger than you might think you are in based on what weights you can lift. In order to exert this massive power delivery capacity of the body …