P90X Equipment – What You Need To Get Started
Jan08

P90X Equipment – What You Need To Get Started

In order to maximize your results with P90X, I consider the following “MUST HAVES”: If I had to go back in time and repeat my first round of P90X, knowing what I know now, there is a short list of items I feel I couldn’t do without.  Every one of these items, in my opinion, were critical to maximizing my results with the P90X program.  I used each of them several times per week, if not every day.  I hope this list helps you weed through all of the available equipment and supplements to determine which best meet your needs and your budget!  (Please don’t feel like I’m giving you a sales pitch.  These are all items I feel really work FOR ME and are worth the money, but my budget may be different than yours) 1)  Pullup Bar with multiple hand positions = The workouts involve a variety of pullups, and having a good, seven position pullup bar will help you maximize this portion of your workout.  Plus, you’ll be using it a lot so you’ll want a sturdy one that will last.  I bought mine from Beachbody due to its stronger materials and durability, although it was a little more expensive than the knockoff brands (I paid $59).  I’m glad I did, because it held up to my abuse just fine. (I’ve since installed a permanent pull-up bar I got on Amazon.com in my basement) 2) Dumbbells = I know the exercises can be done with bands, but free weights will definitely maximize your results.  I lot of people I know use adjustable dumbbells (LifeSmart, Bowflex, etc.), which are much cheaper than buying a whole set of individual hex dumbbells like I have.  They typically adjust from 5-55 lbs, and are very durable.  Get them as Sports Authority,  Academy Sports or online. I got my rubber hex dumbbells from Sports Authority when they were on sale AND when they were having a 25% off one item coupon (…a lot of individual transactions…I was lucky to find a very patient cashier LOL). 3)  PowerStands = These are more expensive ($39) than the cheap pushup bars you can get at a retail store, but they are solid, very stable, and very durable.  They won’t tip over shake when you are pushing hard for those last reps.  They also put your wrists in the correct positon to prevent joint problems.  I love my PowerStands.  They take my pushups to the next level, and they will last forever! 4)  Yoga Mat = Get one of these for Ab Ripper X and YogaX .  If you try to do a bunch of situps with your tailbone directly on the floor, you’ll regret it!  I have...

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