Tyler Sellers
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I’m pretty sure I know what some of my regular readers are thinking. We’ve gone mad and started buying into hyped up products that promise a superstar body shape without any of the work.

And I get it.

A program called Superhero X12 with fancy advertising has to be some sort of hoax.

But our team at TotalShape has always kept an open mind and tested out products, apps, and services before we made a judgment call.

So, we set out and analyzed hundreds of Superhero X12 review comments, and then ordered the content and tried it out with some clients.

Here’s what we found.

What Is Superhero X12?

superhero x12

Superhero X12 claims to be a guided program that takes you through a process to build muscle with just 3 workouts per week.

It also contains a diet plan, but it’s more focused on letting you stick with normal foods rather than having you take a highly restrictive approach.

The final thing it promises is that you won’t be spending your workout routines on boring cardio, only to feel tired and with little results.

Those are nice promises to make, and we do agree that two of them make sense.

Yes, you should be able to build muscle with a 3-day workout plan, and cardio isn’t the best way to spend your time.

But we were a bit more interested in their take on diet and nutrition. These just seem to be more important to us than the initial marketing information was revealing.

Who Created Superhero X12?

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Keith Lai is the guy who created Superhero X12. He’s also the main content creator behind FitMole, which has become a very popular fitness site.

What I like about Keith the most is his refreshingly honest approach to health and fitness. He says it like it is and doesn’t hold back when he advises people that they need to make drastic changes if they want to end their journey to obesity.

Believe me, that’s a rare thing these days.

We spent a few days reading through some of his blog posts and watching his videos. And we all came to the conclusion that the guy is legit.

We also learned that the Superhero marketing information about what you might be able to eat, might not be what we thought it was. He certainly doesn’t advocate making a box of Krispy Kreme an afternoon snack.

Let’s see what’s actually in the program.

What Does Superhero X12 Include?

1 - Workout Modules

workout module

This was what we were most interested in starting with.

The workouts are broken down into beginner and intermediate series, which should work great for most folks. It might especially work for beginners as they can see where they need to aim for to advance to the next level.

Each series contains 4 and 5 different 12-week programs that detail the exercises, weight ranges, and modifications for your workouts.

This is something that is rare, and by having those different workout plans, you should be able to avoid getting bored with them.

There are also plenty of tips along the way to help you stay motivated during training and also information that might support you through the inevitable plateaus.

2 - Instruction Videos

man lifting weights

Having the workbooks is great, as you can quickly check what’s up next even in the middle of a set.

But to get the form and technique right, you need to start off with seeing how it should actually work.

Making mistakes as a beginner is normal, but if you repeat those mistakes, then you could be setting yourself up for failure or even injury.

The videos are short, and it won’t require a huge amount of time to watch them all.

There’s over 70 of them at our last count, so you shouldn’t be struggling to adjust your training a little bit each time.

3 - Diet Modules

diet module

So, this isn’t so much a detailed meal plan with recipes. You’ll still need to do a bit of the groundwork, but Keith does provide some good tools to help you get the most out of your workouts.

The goal is to build up muscles and get rid of that flabby fat.

And to do that, you need to avoid certain types of food, while getting plenty of energy from other foods.

It’s a careful balance, and by not giving you a highly restricted approach, you would be in a position to buy the right food.

This information comes in an 80+ page eBook that we find is easy to follow.

4 - Private Facebook Group

sx12 private fb group

Some folks don’t like the Facebook approach to building some connections. But let me tell you this.

When you don’t have a partner to go through exercise routines with, then you need some other form of support.

The private Facebook groups seem to be a good way for folks to hold each other accountable and also come up with new ways of adapting the program.

We saw quite a few local groups being formed where people build some connections and meet up for some exercise sessions as well.

Having that kind of backup has proven to be valuable for several of our clients too.

5 - VIP Bonuses

Some folks don’t like the Facebook approach to building some connections.

But let me tell you this.

When you don’t have a partner to go through exercise routines with, then you need some other form of support.

The private Facebook groups seem to be a good way for folks to hold each other accountable and also come up with new ways of adapting the program.

We saw quite a few local groups being formed where people build some connections and meet up for some exercise sessions as well.

Having that kind of backup has proven to be valuable for several of our clients too.

Available Upsell Materials

When you hit the order button, you’re presented with a few options to buy some extras for your fitness journey. This is quite common, but keep in mind that you don’t have to decide immediately.

We added them to the order as the offer sounded good, but you can always order the upsell from the member’s area as well.

Accelerator Package

sarcoplasmic hypertrophy

We were interested in this as it’s designed to give you some additional exercises to build into your sets. They are specifically designed to trigger sarcoplasmic hypertrophy [1].

Sounds like a fancy word to impress someone with, no?

What this refers to is basically what bodybuilders call pumps. It’s a way to increase blood flow to the muscles, which makes them look bulkier [2].

These are definitely not the types of sets you want to do in your first couple of weeks when starting Superhero X12.

But they might be a great tool to have once you’ve put in the groundwork.

“That swollen feeling happens when your muscles become engorged with blood—a result of the veins that carry blood away from the muscles being compressed during high-volume lifting. As blood pools in your muscles, plasma is drawn into the fibers, causing those fibers to expand and stretch like overfilled water balloons.”

 

- Trevor Thieme, strength coach, and writer.

SX Cookbook

sx12 cookbook

I’m always looking for new recipes as I tend to get bored with cooking the same food every week. This 70-page cookbook has a ton of recipes, and they are all easy to follow.

You won’t need to buy complicated kitchen tools or spend a fortune on exotic ingredients.

It's a simple idea that you can start straight away.

We would agree with the Superhero X12 review comments that this small extra expense is worth it if you’re serious about losing some pounds and getting fit.

Superhero X12 Pros And Cons

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For this section, we compared our own notes to the Superhero X12 review comments we read online.

Here’s what we found.

I think this might be one of the few premium fitness programs where you can actually ask the creator questions directly. It’s a nice touch.

We also like that you don’t have to set a goal of looking like Captain America or an extra in Black Panther.

Yes, I’m a bit of a Marvel nerd.

Simply set your goal and then pick the routines to support getting there.

And by sticking to the diet recommendations, you should have all angles covered.

Pros
  • Support provided directly by Keith Lai
  • The program may be adapted for all types of goals
  • You shouldn’t get bored with the exercises
  • The diet information is good and doesn’t require major adjustments
Cons
  • Some of the materials are in eBooks only

So, there really is just one thing we didn’t like about it.

This might make me sound like I’m lazy, but I think many people don’t have the time to be reading a lot of information.

These days, most of us watch videos or listen to audiobooks. So I would really like this program to be changed into a full video course with different topics.

Other training programs:

Do You Need A Full Home Gym Setup For Superhero X12?

home workout equipment

Now, you could go all out and invest in a full Smith machine and buy a full set of dumbbells along with rowers and treadmills.

But in reality, that’s not going to happen.

The good thing about this program is that you can bring it to the gym or use the recommendations to adapt each of the sets.

Keith has done a super job of providing instructions on how to adapt each workout to use little or no machines.

You should be able to achieve your goals with an exercise mat, pull-up bar, and a few exercise bands.

Set Yourself Realistic Goals

keith lai transformation

I know this program is called Superhero X12, but you want to keep your goals realistic.

You can absolutely achieve a super ripped body if you start and finish the program. But it’s not something you’ll achieve in a few weeks or months.

Professional actors spend many months and often years trying to bulk up muscles and lose fat.

And they do that as a job.

If you’re juggling work, family, and life, then try to aim for smaller goals over a few months that then add up some seriously ripped results.

So, Is Superhero X12 Worth The Investment?

Yes, we think this is a program suitable for all types of fitness levels. If you can’t afford to hire a personal trainer, or you want to have a solution to work out at home, then you won’t go far wrong with Superhero X12.

We’ve seen folks achieve some great results, and they have commented that the support from the community and Keith Lai have helped them stay motivated.

Order it today and then post some before and after pictures on our social media pages.

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