MI40x Final thoughts

Posted: August 10, 2014 in fitness, MI40x, Program Reviews
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As promised I’ve done the entire MI40x program and will now offer some final thoughts and suggestions.

The first thing to consider is whether the program delivers all it promises. The basic components include a six week training program, videos on execution as well as lecture-style information on the science behind the training. There are also “bonus” items advertised, which include a video series on exercise fundamentals and a coaching call.

It is the promised “bonuses” that are the main weak point in this program. The coaching call was done but the quality was so poor that it was taken down and never re-recorded. The exercise fundamentals was kind of interesting, but has since appeared on Ben’s YouTube channel which anyone can freely access anyway.

There are said to be 3 different programs based on your training level, however the three programs are virtually identical. The only difference I noticed was the number of sets changed slightly. This is fine, as long as you are not expecting three vastly different training programs.

When you look at the cost of the program it is quite high. It is selling for about $100 for a 6 week program. Compare that to something like Superhero Physique which is selling for about a tenth of the cost and includes 3 completely different 6-week muscle building programs as well as 2 cutting programs and half a dozen muscle specialization programs and the price begins to look even less appealing.

But if cost isn’t an issue the question has to be the effectiveness of the program because let’s face it; flashy new techniques are meaningless if they don’t translate into real-world results.

MI40x is attempts to periodize several types if training within a six week span. It is similar to some undulated periodization routines I’ve tried in that way. It was an interesting concept to me, but having gone through it I don’t think it really gave my body time to progress. One of the strengths of the original MI40 was that it was purely intended as a hypertrophy program, where this one almost tries too hard to be a little of everything.

For those who have bought and done the program I welcome your experiences and feedback. For those who have not bought it, unfortunately I can’t give it the same glowing review I gave the original MI40. Instead I will recommend a couple other suggestions…

1. Instead do MI40 but using weighted stretching or even occlusion training.

2. Try John Meadows’ mountain dog training which you can find online for free and uses many of the same principals.

3. Try one of the many programs in Superhero Physique.

4. I’ve put together a couple of programs that are likely to get you equal or better results. You can download the beta versions here:

Mi40x Honest Program Review

Top 10 Bodybuilding lessons I’ve learned from Ben Pakulski

SuperHero Physique
superhero_physique by Shawn Buffington

SOA – a new Animated webseries

  1. alanmirandaa says:

    So what are your final thoughts regarding your body composition after the program?

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