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May 12, 2018

A few weeks ago, a friend emailed me and said: "I just got off the phone with John Jaquish, PhD, the inventor of something called the X3 bar. He is an inventor, author, and scientist who stumbled upon his life’s mission to promote bone health and advance osteogenic loading research after his mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Determined to help her and others suffering from musculoskeletal conditions and pain, John developed amazing biotechnology devices that increase bone density, strengthen muscles, and improve stability while reducing injury risk."

The email went on to describe how you could use John's research to increase your bone density in just 10 minutes a week, and how you can put on more muscle in less time by leveraging John’s biomedical engineering wisdom – and this thing called an X3 Bar that he invented.

So I looked into Dr. Jaquish, and also got an X3 Bar for myself to play around with. Turns out, he began his experience in life sciences after being told by his Mother that she had been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

John, in an effort to help his mother, created a device to place axial loading through bone to safely cause osteogenic loading events. The device was to trigger the effects of high-impact loading, but without the risk of injury. After successfully reversing his Mother's osteoporosis, as part of his doctoral dissertation in biomedical engineering research at Rushmore University, he conducted four years of testing with human subjects focused on user comfort, biomechanics, and optimal musculoskeletal stimulation.

Next, the device he designed was put into production, and has since been placed in over 240 clinics worldwide. Osteogenic loading has now helped over 12,000 individuals with their bone health. Published data has shown, treatment with this osteogenic loading device has resulted in over 14% gains in bone density in both the spine and hip over one year of once-weekly treatment.

Dr. Jaquish is currently advancing osteogenic loading research and speaking worldwide about its implications, as well as developing other biotechnology devices and products that will aid in the advanced health and wellbeing of people all around the world. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of American Bone Health, and the editorial boards of the Journal of Steroids and Hormonal Science, and Diabetes Open.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How John developed an osteogenic loading device to fix his mother's osteoporosis... 7:40

-How the X3 Bar came to be invented and the fascinating science behind it... 12:56

-The use of variable resistance training to get 3x increases in power and strength... 20:25

-The special kind of elastic bands that John integrated into the X3 Bar... 23:50

-The effect of variable resistance training on growth hormone and testosterone... 36:13

-What kind of workouts you would do on it if you're doing the 10 minute workout once per day... 49:05

-What John's 10 minute 1x/day workout looks like... 50:31

-Ways that you can "biohack" variable resistance training with tools such as vibration, blood flow restriction, balance board... 58:29

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-The X3 Bar - use code “Ben” to get an instant $50 discount

-Power Plate vibration platform

-A list of Osteostrong locations

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