P90X requires very minimal investment in equipment to get started. You just need a chin-up bar, and a set of dumbbells or resistance bands. If you want to maximize the result of the pushups, you could also get the PowerStands but it’s optional. The total cost of the fitness program plus equipment could be less than what you’re paying for the gym for a month or two. Plus, you could do the whole program at the comfort of your home so that saves you the gas also.
I personally have used both the resistance bands as well as the dumbbells but I prefer the free weights (dumbbells).
Dumbbells (Bowflex SelectTech 552)
I personally use the Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells after 7 weeks of having used the resistance bands. I felt that dumbbells gave me a better range of motion. Bowflex SelectTech is great for P90X because it lets me switch weights by simply turning the dials. You could go from 5 lbs to 52.5 lbs on each dumbbell within seconds 🙂 And you don’t need much space to store this, either. You can get this from many place. I got mine from Amazon.
Beachbody’s B-LINES Band Kits
The resistance bands have been proven to help you burn fat and tone lean muscle faster. Just as effective as free weights, resistance bands are much more portable and convenient, so you can work out anytime, anywhere. And with increasing levels of resistance, you can keep ramping up your workout as you get into better and better shape.
- Provide variable resistance throughout entire range of motion
- Control the tension by shortening or lengthening the band
- Portable and convenient—perfect for travel or at home
- Used for total-body sculpting, toning, and fat burning
B-LINES resistance bands come in 3 options/kits. Each of the following kit includes 2 bands, 2 sets of handles, plus 1 FREE band for just $39.95 (+ s&h) from Beachbody here.
Beachbody’s best-selling set among women! Burn fat and tone lean muscle faster with our pro-grade resistance bands instead of dumbbells. This set contains a range of resistance bands from 15 to 30 pounds.
Beachbody’s best-selling set among men! Get lean and ripped even faster with our pro-grade resistance bands instead of dumbbells. This set contains a range of resistance bands from 20 to 40 pounds.
Get ripped! Get lean and ripped even faster with our pro-grade resistance bands instead of dumbbells. This set contains a range of resistance bands from 40 to 50 pounds.
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