Old School, New Body

I spent almost 20 years training with Steve Holman, Iron Man magazine’s former editor in chief. From 2004 to present, we’ve published dozens of e-books together, available at X-Rep.com. We came up with some of the greatest training routines I’ve ever followed, and there’s still more on the horizon as we get to do our training research separated by a couple thousand miles. 

Since then, however, Steve has also ventured into new training territory with Becky, his wife. He and Becky have come up with their F4X System based on the legendary density training techniques of the late Vince Gironda. Similar to our 4X training technique, the methods in their new Old School, New Body e-book are aimed at those over 35 years of age who want increased health and the anti-aging benefits of resistance training—without the need for anything more than moderate weights. That doesn’t mean the training is easy, though.

They’ve split the training into three levels:

  1. Lean: A simple 4-exercise routine for beginners or anyone else who wants to train 3 days a week with weights. Not for the hardcore, but perfect for anyone looking to naturally increase growth hormone production and to melt body fat with the added bonus of a couple pounds of new quality muscle to make you look great.
  2. Shape: More extensive 45-minute workouts 3 days per week. Basic bodybuilding for both men and women utilizing F4X on every exercise so there’s no need for injury-inducing poundages.
  3. Build: Full-range Positions of Flexion routine used on every muscle group. It’s got the F4X system combined with other intensity techniques to allow continued use of moderate weights with even more gains.

Old School, New Body has multiple meal plans, making it an even more complete e-book for those also looking for fat-loss and nutrition tips. They cover some key supplements, hormone boosting, alcohol (how it’s not so bad) and a whole lot more. 

Geared towards those over 35 looking to increase their quality of life through weight training, it’s got a lot of great information for anyone of any age looking to get in better shape. Plus, the e-book purchase includes multiple other e-books as well, with information from muscle building and fat burning to general health and better sex. 

Get more info HERE

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  1. My fountain of youth…
    I was a student of Arthur Jones for many years and spent a great deal of time in Lake Helen Florida learning his methods not only from Arthur but from Casey Viator and Dr. Ellington Darden. I have trained using high intensity circuit training for 38 years. I won several bodybuilding titles in my 50’s using these methods exclusively.. A total body workout 2 to 3 times per week 8 to 12 exercises, 6 to 12 repetitions to momentary failure. My sessions never take more than 20 minutes. I am now 65 years young 5′ 8″ 200 pounds with 10 to 12% body fat. I eat a Korean diet consisting of 40% protein,40% carbohydrates and 20% fat. I also power walk 3 to 4 times per week for one hour. I walk everywhere I can instead of driving. Few men half my age can follow me through my circuit routine. This regime is my fountain of youth. I recommend it to anyone brave enough to try it. Progression is the main key, start slow and increase every session….IT WORKS!! for male and female. Good luck and may God bless…
    So much is written about diet. What to eat What not to eat. High protein low fat, low carbohydrate no carbohydrate. Enough to confuse anyone. I believe I have tried them all. Now I eat a traditional Korean diet consisting of about 40% protein. Usually fish or chicken. 40% carbohydrates consisting of raw or fermented vegetables, fruit and rice. 20% fat, mostly from nuts. I maintain about 12% body fat at 5′ 8 200 pounds 65 years young. I take absolutely no drugs, my blood pressure averages 120/70 my resting heart rate is 55. I think I’ll keep eating this one…God bless