I’ve been an athlete all my life. I have always been fast, strong, and explosive. In short, I was an athlete and I looked like one too.
But, when you go through 8 years to get your doctorate and have 3 kids in 3 years, life and your priorities start to change.
I am 33 years old and still in great shape, but I had the urge to get back into real training. I missed being a highly explosive athlete, and I just looked skinnier than I wanted to.
It was time to do something.
I came across Athlean-X and really liked what I saw. Here was a guy who really knew what he was talking about. I didn’t mention my background, but I have a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and my doctorate is in Chiropractic. I know the human body inside and out. I know what makes a phenomenal program.
While I could have just as easily created a program myself, I wanted somebody else to show me what to do, and in what order. Take all the guess work out. Athlean-X is that program and Jeff Cavaliere is that man.
I wasn’t interested in getting big, bloated muscles. I wanted the ripped, athletic muscle I had when I was at my peak.
I had of course seen the P90X programs, and the Insanity workouts, but they never appealed to me.
Because of all the patients I have seen go on them, they always quit.
The workouts take too darn long, and the schedule is too many days out of the week. I am a father, husband, and business owner. I don’t have the time, and I don’t really want to be working out for an hour a day.
Just not practical.
But Athlean-X is different.
The workouts are the perfect length. It’s Monday through Friday. No weekends. Just like I used to workout for sports.
It was the perfect fit.
I am currently on week 2 of the initial 12 week program. I have looked at all 12 weeks, watched the videos, and I am downright impressed.
Like I said, my background is in Exercise Science, and this program is the real deal. I can feel my body changing already, and I know this is going to continue right along through the whole program.
One of the problems I had when I was in my late teens and early 20′s was that I worked out too dang much. I over taxed my body because I was driven. I had goals and I wanted to achieve them. Hence, I would often over train.
It’s a common problem.
But not with Athlean-X. The program is laid out so that the proper rest and recovery occurs. After all, everybody knows this is where the real growth occurs. While you are sleeping and in your down time.
The Athlean-X program could have saved me many injuries.
It would have gotten me to my goals much, much quicker had it been around earlier.
If you are on the fence, just get it.
It’s only $97 ( I highly recommend the upgraded package. Base package is $67). The videos are high quality, there is no guess work, and you will be reaching your goals in no time.
If you are going to a gym to workout, you will have all of the equipment you need. If you are like me, and no longer want to take the time to drive to and from the gym, you can work out at home.
I would highly, highly recommend getting the Powerblock dumbbells. Most of the program is built around dumbbells, and these are second to none. It will be a little expensive out of the gate, but they are worth every penny.
I got mine a few weeks back, and all I can say is I wish I had a pair years ago. The investment is well worth it. Other than that, a $15 exercise tubing, pull-up bar, and either an exercise ball or a bench, and you are good to go.
So head on over there and grab your Athlean-X program.
I will probably post more about my progress, so stay tuned and bookmark this site.
In the meantime, if you are currently using Athlean-X, leave me a comment below and tell me how it’s going for you.
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I originally poste this in July of 2012 on a different website.
Since then I have used the AX-1 program 2 1/2 times and then went on to use AX-2. Both are very good programs. AX-2 has more muscle building to it than AX-1, which has more burst training, but I would definitely do AX-1 first. Don’t try to skimp here. You are going to get good results on both programs if you put your mind to it.
It is now June of 2013 when I write this and I have changed up my workouts once again. I put Athlean-X on the shelf for now and have moved to Isometric exercises along with Dynamic Tension type exercises that Charles Atlas used to teach.
I like to keep things interesting and also experiment.
But all in all, if you are on the fence about Athlean-X, don’t be. It’s a great program and Jeff Cavaliere is constantly adding to it.