Am I too short or too tall for X3?
The X3 is designed for use by everyone through the variable resistance of the X3 bands! Members of the X3 community have found success no matter their height. They range from petite 4’11” tall users to 6’10” with 7’1” arm spans professional basketball players.
Am I too young or too old to use X3?
Certainly not! We have people from their teens all the way into their mid eighties who use the X3 daily! One of our oldest customers, who recently turned 81, has put on 15 pounds of muscle since starting with the X3! There have been a lot of studies done on youth and strength training. They have not found any negative correlation between strength …
Can I workout with X3 despite my injury?
The X3 can be used to help rehabilitate injuries, especially with the variable resistance of the bands. It allows a lot less pressure to be put on your joints during your weak range of motion. If you are going to use the X3 with an injury or to rehabilitate your injury, we highly recommend you talk with your doctor or physical therapist to see if …
Can women use the X3?
The X3 was designed for everyone, not just men! For examples of real life users, please visit the “Ladies of X3 Facebook user group” and the X3 Bar users group.
Can X3 and Osteostrong routines be combined?
X3 and OsteoStrong are very compatible - you can even do both on the same day! Just be sure that if you do them on the same day you do your OsteoStrong session first and X3 after.
Do X3 resistance bands build muscle or tone?
The X3 is for building strength! X3 resistance bands help stimulate muscle growth by allowing better stimulation during the entire range of motion. The variable resistance of the X3 bands allows you to load more force on your muscles in your strong range than compared to free weights, thus triggering better growth. Your dietary choices will largely …
Does the X3 program work on my core and abs?
While there are no ab specific exercises, research indicates that the deadlift and the front squat exercises activate the abdominal muscles more effectively than ab-specific exercises. Abs are stabilizing muscles, which grow when used as such. The X3 bar 12 week program stimulates these even more because the weight goes up, as you move into …
Does the X3 target fast or slow twitch muscles?
The training applied to stimulate fast vs slow twitch is turning out to be conflicting. The most conclusive evidence shows that momentary fatigue using resistance stimulates growth of both types the same. See this meta-analysis study: Schoenfeld BJ. The mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. J Strength Cond …
Does X3 help with osteoporosis or increase bone strength?
X3 will have little if any effect on bone density, the reason being that forces of 4.2 multiples of body weight are required to trigger bone growth, and most individuals aren’t capable of lifting that heavy of a resistance - even with the X3. If you’re looking to improve your bone density you’ll want to look into visiting an OsteoStrong location!
I’m an older woman, can I use the X3?
We have many customers in their 70s, and even 80s, who use the X3 daily! For examples of real life users, please visit the “Ladies of X3 Facebook user group” and the X3 Bar users group.