Is Jeff Cavaliere’s Athlean X Training Sytem Overhyped?
When it comes to health and fitness issues, it’s difficult to know who you should believe, so before investing any money I always conduct some research on my own. I suspect you found this page because you want the straight goods on Jeff Cavaliere’s AthLEAN-X Training System. Well, you’ve come to the right place, because I believe that I can save you some time by sharing my insights.
In case you didn’t know, Jeff Cavaliere is the former physical therapist and assistant strength coach of the New York Mets. That’s right, Major League Baseball, so immediately bells start going off in my head:
“How’s a baseball guy going to show me how to get fit, order me to take grounders and shag some flies?”
In fact, I’ve read some reviews that really harp on Jeff’s real motives for using AthLEAN-X to enter the fitness mainstream. Like he’s jumping on the “Build lean muscle, burn excess fat at the same time” bandwagon and wants to be like that infomercial fitness guy I keep seeing on TV. All for a fast buck…
However, as I dug a little deeper into AthLEAN-X, I soon realized that there was more to Cavaliere than met the eye. Sure, he works with celebrities and pro athletes like Mets’ third baseman David Wright. Yes, his baseball background influences the AthLEAN-X package. Still, it looks like Jeff is doing US a favor by taking the best stuff from his Mets’ days and combining it with his unique training background to offer a formula for getting a ripped, Athletically LEAN, muscular body.
Sounds to me like a good base from which to work from (no baseball pun intended!).
As I continued with my research, I was quite impressed with the number of customer testimonials from people who went through the 90-day AthLEAN-X program, and continued to stay with it long afterwards.
Some people really liked the variability of Cavaliere’s program (N.B. Jeff offers over one-hundred forty exercises, all fully illustrated and personally explained). Others like the simplicity of the daily and weekly program breakdown. Everyone seemed to appreciate the intense, compact nature of the workouts themselves – at most forty minutes a day of either strength or conditioning (not both), five days a week.
Some guy even put up his ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures:
Before: A sick and exhausted looking guy after going through two months with a competing product.
After: Same guy, now full of energy and confidence (and defined abs) six weeks into AthLEAN-X.
Based on what I learned about the AthLEAN-X Training System, I went ahead and picked up a copy and wrote up a full review of the product.
Overall I ranked it an 8.5 out of 10.