When you enter the new X-Force Body facility at 35567 U.S. 19 N. in Palm Harbor, it’s clear that it’s not a traditional boutique health club; nor is it a gym. It’s a program for men and women who are very serious about losing fat and gaining strength.
Developed by renowned strength and fitness expert, Ellington Darden, PhD, former director of research for Nautilus Sports/Medical Industries for 20 years, together with Joe Cirulli, founder and owner of Gainesville Health & Fitness, recently named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Small Companies,” the only Florida company to receive that distinction, X-Force Body is the most efficient fat loss and muscle gain program in the country, with hundreds of documented success stories.
Research conducted by Darden at Gainesville Health & Fitness resulted in the development of the X-Force Body program, along with his best-selling book, The Body Fat Breakthrough: Tap the Muscle-Building Power of Negative Training and Lose up to 30 pounds in 30 Days.
The fast, effective and sustainable X-Force Body program utilizes exclusive, advanced negative-resistance machines manufactured in Sweden, which incorporate a tilting weight stack to make the negative, or downward, phase of each lift much more efficient than other equipment by adding 40 percent more resistance. It is so effective that only two, 30-minute workouts per week are required during the six-week program, with even fewer during subsequent maintenance phases.
Negative training triggers the body’s natural hormones to engage in what is called “muscle-fat crosstalk,” which activates the body’s chemistry to speed up the building of muscle and the shrinking of fat.
The X-Force Body program consists of three elements: a very structured, balanced, descending calorie, 50-25-25 carb-fat-protein diet plan designed for maximum convenience and time-efficiency, X-Force Body machine training for 30 minutes twice a week, either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday, and extra sleep. No special foods, shakes or other elements are required.
According to Darden, 90 percent of the muscle built after working out occurs during sleep, which burns fat, as well. In a recent study, test subjects who slept an average of 8.5 hours a night burned 400 more calories a day than those who slept only 5.5 hours.
X-Force Body-Palm Harbor holds free, no-obligation Discovery Sessions to provide an overview of the program. Those interested can sign up on the X-Force Body website, www.xforcebody.com