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You’ve been lifting for a few years. When you take your shirt off, do you look like a professional athlete? Do you even look like you work out?

Many so-called fitness experts defend weights and cardio like they are infallible. But where are the results? Why does almost nobody look even marginally athletic?

Fitness may be the most failed human endeavor, and you are about to hear how exercise science has missed some obvious principles that, when enacted, will turn you into the superhuman that you've always wanted to be.

In Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time, Dr. John Jaquish and Henry Alkire explore the science that supports this argument and present a superior strength-training approach that has been known to put 20 pounds of muscle on drug-free, experienced lifters (i.e., not beginners) in six months.

©2020 Dr. John Jaquish (P)2020 Dr. John Jaquish

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  • Michael Mitchell
  • 02-01-2021

Mostly sales literature

Most of this book is focused on selling a relatively expensive rubber band exercise system and supplements. While many of the methodologies promoted have some empirical evidence, most of it is not particularly new in the science of bodybuilding, body recompostioning, and diet. The primary accomplishment here is to rebrand it, though there is some value to having the information all "under one roof".

The narration is generally good with the exception of horrific mispronunciations of some of the terminology. in a couple of spots, I had to back up and listen again in an attempt.to identify the word that was verbally slaughtered. Eventually, the mispronunciations began to become a form of entertainment.

Overall, I can neither recommend the book nor discourage it's reading. There are important concepts here that are of value. Just don't join a cult.

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  • Dakota Ross
  • 15-12-2020

kinda like a very long commercial

even if there was good info, its painful to listen to and I regret buying it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-12-2020

3 months of X3Bar user, it works but now I understand why it works so good

What a great book! I’m happy I started using X3Bar before listening to this book. The system just works and the book really just puts this huge bow tie on how effective it is and the simple diet approach to get maximum results. This X3Bar is so disruptive to the fitness industry, I don’t know how gyms will survive.

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  • Joshua B.
  • 02-02-2021

Good info

It's good information but designed to sell you a product. Backed by real science but doesn't give usable excercise routines to achieve results beyond buying their product and nutritional supliments. Does give insight into what you may be spending too much time on and how you maybe sabotaging your own results. It also, gives good advice that can be used to improve your workouts and results if you can apply the concepts using available equipment. Overall a very insightful book that makes you rethink how we excercise.

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  • alina
  • 13-04-2021

junk advertisement

Just a long ad for a $500 rubber band lmfao.
I wouldn't be so harsh if the author offered alternatives to his X3 system but this is just a long ad for why the X3 system (rubber band attached to a handle) is the greatest invention in the history of working out. I can't trust anything this author says after pulling a shady move like this.

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  • Anthony L. Bamber
  • 10-03-2021

Nothing But an Infomercial

This is 5 hrs and 38 mins of someone trying to sell you something you probably don't need. Maybe the product works, who knows....but I went in thinking I was going to learn how to alter my workouts to maximize results, but all these guys want you to do is shell out $550 for their product. There's an entire chapter on how well constructed the thing is. Come on...

This book should have been free. I'm really disappointed and I wish I had my credit back. This book has probably discouraged me from reading so-called health books because it seems like all they want to do is sell you a product or subscribe to their programs. I'll go back to fiction or something that's at least entertaining. Save your credit.

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  • Hugo Hevia
  • 27-02-2021

It is 95% product propaganda and 5% useful info

Basically this is not a book, is a mix between a product datasheet, infomercial and selfhelp book. it contains little relevant information, and the useful part of the book could be summarized either on a youtube video or in a two page panphlet. In a nutshell, resistance training is better than cardio to reduce body fat and increase muscle, actually cardio may even prevent body fat loss. Resistance training through variable resistance equipment as X3 (the equipment this book intends to sell) or any other band resistance equipment can be enough to build the body you want in 10 minutes. Lastly it name some scientific studies that back up these claims.

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  • Mike
  • 01-01-2021

Very informative

If you’re listening to this, it may be because you are interested in the X3 Bar or are already a user. In that case, you’ll get exactly what you’re here for.

If you’re not interested in the X3, you might get a little annoyed about hearing about the X3 development process, so consider yourself warned. There is still enough substance to keep you interested.

The book is well written and well narrated. I was afraid that the book might have a bunch of graphs that won’t translate well to narration, but as far I as can tell, that wasn’t the case.

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  • Angel Winged Novelist
  • 08-04-2021

Advertisement for his products

Wanted to like it, but it was an extremely dull presentation showing how his approach works better than any other as long as you use his products and supplements.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-2021

Incredibly thorough research and imspiring!

Well researched and thorough. Inspiring and well presented. I am certain that the unflattering reviews are egos not able to admit they have been wrongly following ineffective and outdated workout advise. Learn and adapt to new fitness technology, just as we do in all other disciplines. Thank you For this revolutionary work.

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