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X3 Bar 12 Week Program



Watch this intro to learn X3 best practices

After this intro, follow the workout schedule in the table below that corresponds to your current program week and the nutrition video for the week.

For example, if you are in the second week of the program, follow the schedule on the table below titled "Weeks 1–4."

Roadmap

Before you get started, let's review a few important things for weeks 1–4: variable resistance, number of repetitions, and number of sets.


Week 1–4

Day 1

Push Day

Day 2

Pull Day

Day 3

Rest Day

Day 4

Push Day

Day 5

Pull Day

Day 6

Rest Day

Day 7

Rest Day

After completing Week 4, watch to learn the X3 workout principles we emphasize during weeks 5–8: constant tension, diminishing range of motion, and fatiguing your muscles.


Week 5–12

Day 1

Push Day

Day 2

Pull Day

Day 3

Push Day

Day 4

Pull Day

Day 5

Push Day

Day 6

Pull Day

Day 7

Rest Day

After completing Week 8, watch to learn what workout principles we emphasize during weeks 9–12: breath control, doing split squats, and stabilization firing.


Push Day

On the X3 Push Day you'll do the chest press, tricep press, overhead press, and front squat.

Pull Day

On the X3 Pull Day you'll do the deadlift, bent row, bicep curl and calf raise.

Variations

As you progress into week 5 you might consider incorporating these into your Push Day. Replacing the front squat with the split squat and adding the pec crossover as discussed in the videos above.

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