What They Don’t Want You to Know About The MI40X Workout
As much as I love the MI40X Workout Program, this is a story of something that is about 75% awesome and 25% stupid. I guess what I’m telling you is that it is basically stupid awesome.
As a buyer, not being fully informed of any shortcomings isn’t fair when you are trying to find the right program for your circumstances, so I’m here to do something about it.
I remember when I first started looking around online for a workout program like MI40X, other programs didn’t really stay on my radar very long, many were written by shady unknown people that had no authority in the fitness industry and or they didn’t give you all the information to do you need to perform the program.
What I didn’t know is if MI40X was the best fit for my goals. Back then, I wish I had the following information to answer all my questions and give me an idea of what to expect.
Me? I ended up buying and using both the MI40X and Visual Impact workouts, each for different goals, Weird I know, but that’s kinda why I’m able to give you information that is so valuable on both the workouts, so when one workout needs to be criticized I will criticize, and trust me when I say both visual impact and MI40X need to be criticized.
So make a cup of coffee, and get your most comfortable chair because this is a big decision and I want to help as much as possible.
It is critical to know if MI40X will give you the results you want BEFORE you make the investment in the workout program. I say this because spending 6 weeks doing a program that doesn’t work as you expected, costs you a lot in both time and money.
So be sure to have a good watch of the Introductory Video and or have any of your questions answered by me before you jump in and purchase the program.
Ready… Let’s get into it.
All About My Love Hate Relationship with The MI40X Workout Program
My personal curse is that I’m obsessed with my workout routines and the results that I’m getting in the gym (read excessive compulsive gym junkie).
I know MI40X well, I have done the program time and time again, I keep going back to it for one reason, it allows me to building muscle quickly without putting on fat.
My obsession with improving on my gains has often kept me awake at night thinking about my last MI40X session:
- I need to improve my inwards intention on the decline when I’m benching
- I could improve my form on my seated front raises, back straight, isolate the movement
- I got a better pump this session when I kept a bit more energy for the NOS set
…and the list goes on.
That being said I both Love MI40X and hate it, or as I tell my friends, I love it about 76.1%. Trust me, that’s a lot of love for any workout I have used.
There is NO perfect workout out there. You will hear that from me a few times in this review…
I guess I’m what you would call a MI40X power user, not only have I spent hours studying the workouts and instructional videos but I have completed all the routines countless times myself.
In my experience, when it comes to a workout program that you are going to spend so much time performing, it really pays to take the time and learn the ins and outs of the workout so you can really put it to the test.
I have also taken the techniques and principles that make up the MI40X program and put together various other workouts, for example a workout that only consists of 20min HIT routines that I call “MI20X”, that I have found to also be very effective.
Again, these are my personal opinions of the MI40X workout, after lots and lots of experience with it.
My Sales and Program access experience: What you should expect
The 10 Mins Introduction Video
You cannon visit the MI40X website and buy the program immediately. This is because when you first arrive on the MI40X Workout website you are greeted with a 10min Introduction video staring the program creator Ben Pakulski.
After 10 minutes the price and the purchase options appear below the video.
If you don’t have 10minutes to wait, or you’re not interested in what Ben has to say and just want to see the price… scroll to the bottom of the introduction video page and click the “Learn More” link, this will give you all the information about the program as well as the sales price. (The price changes when sales are on, so you’re best to see for yourself)
Delivery of the digital goods: How you get access to MI40X
First item of business after purchasing MI40X is GET EXCITED!
While you are running around the house like a mad man, check your inbox for an email with subject line “Receipt for Order #123456 : Complete MI40X System”. Open the email and you will be see big blue lettering saying “Click Here to access your digital product”. Click it.
Once inside the MI40X Download area you will be presented with all the workout material with downloadable links as well as a video from the program creator Ben Pakulski, in which he walks you through how to use the program and how to get started. It last about 5 minutes, watch it.
One of the things that impressed me about MI40X is that the program all fits together nicely, and this video explains exactly how.
Although… I think it is a little bit wonky that Ben is still trying to sell you more stuff (The CEP Custom Meal Plans), but the video is still worth a watch.
Time to download and start using the program:
estimated MI40X consumption time 4-6hours
Although getting started only takes a few minutes, that’s just one step in the right direction… once you have downloaded all the maternal, that’s when the work really starts.
For the average gym goer, it is going to take around 4 to 6 hours to consume all the material that is provided in the program. This doesn’t need to be in one sitting, and I actually recommend consuming it slowly and as required.
You really do need to be committed to learning all the content, before you jump into using the MI40X workout routines. If you’re not, then don’t bother, your time would be better spent tinkering with something else.
There are ways to speed up the process, such as taking Ben up on his personal coaching and nutritional plans. Learn more by going to the MI40 Website and clicking the “learn more” link at the bottom of the page.
Learning the ins and outs of the program is hard work out, but I personally really enjoyed learning the new workout information, some of which really made me sit back and go… I’v was doing it wrong all this time.
What I LOVE About the MI40X Workout
The Items below come with the following declaimer; it is a big deal for me to “LOVE” a workout. I don’t have a long list here, but there is a list and that says a lot.
All of the features that are required to do a workout are there as expected. The way I see it is that the program should do what it is advertised to do and there is nothing special about that.
But when a product over delivers on its promises, I Love that. These are a few of the awesome that stood out to me.
The MI40X Demonstration Videos.
These have helped me more times than I can count.
To me, the effort that has been made by Ben to do video demonstrations of every exercise in the program really goes a long way.
Each video demonstration goes for around 2-5minutes and is in high definition and downloadable to your own computer. Ben gets an assistant to demonstrate the exercise movements while he talks you through the exercise movements and points out common mistakes. If you want to improve your posture and execution you will loves these, they are awesome.
The CEP Principle and the “Science of CEP” Videos.
The CEP concept is the mother load in the MI40X workout and it is a killer. If like me you are looking for an edge in the gym, this technique is it. Learn more by watching the MI40X video introduction.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the CEP protocol is a way to get muscle easy, because it’s not. You will be pushing weights until your eyes are popping out of your head. The results aren’t easy, but they are fast.
The MI40X Supplement Guide.
The supplement guide eBook is awesome. If you take supplements already this guide is great for learning when the optimum time is to take and stack them.
The supplement guide will have you educated in what supplements you should be taking for your goal, e.g fat loss, weight gain or both. If you want to do a deep dive and get a full shopping list of what a pro body builder would take to get huge, that’s in there too.
I just wanted to also mention that I have continued to use this guide as a bible when putting together new supplement stacks. It’s awesome like that.
Great work MI40x, and now for the stuff you’ll never hear:
What I HATE About the MI40X Workout
Disclaimer: When something really makes you mad or has cost you time or money you tend not to forget it.
No workout program is perfect, but the MI40X workout really misses it on a few things. Than being said, as a human, I tend to remember the negative stuff really easy so there is a lot more to vent about.
This in no way means that the MI40X workout is a scam or a lousy program, there are just a few things that really drive me nuts.
What I have heard from you, my readers is that you’re really appreciate the negative stuff more than the glowing review you always hear.
So here me go, hold on tight!
The salesy nature of the product when buying
I can’t say that it is surprising or unbearable, because I’m so used to seeing in when you purchase products online… but I still really HATE it. The fact that you have to sit the 10minuite sales video before you can see the price was very annoying to me.
To the credit of Ben, he does in fact show you an example of the bench press CEP protocol after about 5 mins, but there is no need to hold back the price until the video is finished.
No Recipes in the Nutrition Guide
There is one big problem with the nutrition guide that I HATE. You are not given any recipes.
The outline of what foods you should be consuming and when is great, it talks all about body fat and your goals. But no mention of how you can put these foods into meals that the normal person can eat.
The problem with this is that it is going to be very hard to stick to a diet when you don’t know what meals to prepare and eat. This means that this diet is prone to failure by many.
This critical information is missing and I HATE it.
Exercise Execution Guide
The MI40X exercise execution guide is basically crap. I can’t put it any other way.
Each exercise is very poorly illustrated with many exercises only receiving one image to show the movement. The associated text is adequate but I expect more from MI40X.
I deleted this eBook after downloading it because I really think it is a waste of space on my computer.
Sure it is big with 120 odd pages but without the quality and information it is useless. Ben more or less is saved by the fact that the video demonstrations are outstanding.
Note: I do feel a little bad beating on ben and the MI40X so hard about this, but I do want to be honest about my disappointment about this.
Concluding MI40X remarks
Motivation and enjoyment. MI40X contributes to this every day I’m performing the program (or using stuff I’ve learnt from it). While every now and then we have a bad day and don’t get along.
No workout program is perfect. No workout program can perform miracles. All it can do is give your clear concise instructions to allow you to get the maximum gains. MI40 does this.
Doses MI40X work?
Absolutely, I increased my bench press 20kg and put on 5kg of muscle the first time I used it.
It takes time to get the thing together, to learn how to perform all the workouts and apply the principles, but once you have you will be amazed by the results.
Would I recommend MI40X Workout? Yes I would… and I do. That said, I want it crystal clear that I reserve that recommendation to people that know it’s the right fit for their goals and motivation level.
I’m sure you wouldn’t want to waste time or money on something that you knew wasn’t ideal, so don’t.
Hopefully I have made that decision clearer for you, because I know when I had to make the decision, there was nobody to point me in the right direction. I had to experience the workout myself to see if it really was worth the time and money.
I don’t want you to go through that.
As a self-diagnosed excessive compulsive workout routine gym junky, I won’t steer you wrong. I promise.