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P90X Equipment


P90X Equipment pictureBefore you start P90X, even before the P90X Fit Test, you will want to make sure you get the right P90X Equipment. These are the tools that will get the job done right, so I rate this post VERY important for anyone starting P90X. This post will help you pick out the right P90X Equipment and not necessarily focus on the supplements for P90X or the P90X Nutrition Guide. If you want the all-around solution for everything you need for P90X, see my post “What Do You Need for P90X“. To make it easy for you to know what equipment you need for P90X, I’ll split it up in three categories. The first is the minimum things you absolutely need. The second is the Supplemental equipment you should consider. The third is the optional equipment. Depending on your budget, you might be someone who can go all in and get everything you need to make sure you get the BEST results possible. But if you are someone who wants to do P90X and doesn’t have a large budget to spend, get the minimum things you need to succeed.

The Minimum P90X Equipment You Need

I strongly suggest getting these minimum tools for P90X. As I mention in my video review near the end of this post, I started P90X without the right equipment. I then struggled along trying to figure out what I could do, and then eventually spending a lot of wasted time picking up the pieces. Don’t repeat my mistake and get the following minimum tools.

  • Using wrong equipment for P90X

    This is why you need the right P90X equipment!!

    P90X Chin-Up Bar (click here to learn more) – trust me, without a chin-up bar, you will not survive P90X. Without the chin-up bar you miss almost every day that has “Back” listed in the title (Chest & Back, Back & Biceps, Legs & Back, etc. etc.). Plus, Tony shows some unique ways to do pull-ups that will help you get better and faster results. If you are someone who struggles with pull ups, don’t worry, I can help! (Also, see P90X Pull Ups for some tips)

  • Dumbbells or Resistance Bands – this is where I really dropped the ball originally. I had 5 pound and 8 pound weights, and as a guy it was just too light for most of the moves. The BEST deal you could get is one of the adjustable dumbbells that range from 5-25 or 10-50+ pounds. They are a bit more expensive at first, but they really end up saving you a lot of money versus buying individual dumbbells. You can also get resistance bands instead of dumbbells. All P90X DVDs show someone using resistance bands so you know how to use them right.
  • P90X Plyometrics Mat (click here to learn more) – This one could fall under the supplemental equipment category, but not for those with a hard floor. If you are working out in the garage or on ceramic tile, this is a must-have.


The Supplemental P90X Equipment Tools

I wouldn’t even suggest looking at these tools unless you definitely have the three tools I mention above. Regardless, these tools are just as important to check out as well if you want serious results!

  • Heart Rate Monitor (click here to learn more) – this is something I didn’t use right away in my P90X journey, but is a good thing to have. The reason this tool can be highly effective is because you can determine what your actual heart rate is during the workouts. Within your Free Team Beachbody Account you can go into the tools to see what your heart rate needs to be based on your age and a few other factors. Taking that target heart rate, you use your heart rate monitor to ensure you are doing the absolute BEST with your P90X journey (so you get amazing results of course!).
  • Push Up Bars (Power Stands) – (click here to learn more) – These are supplemental but can be highly effective for your push-ups, especially if you are looking to get more depth. I’ll be honest and tell you that I do not use these, instead, I use my dumbbells to do the push-ups as they serve as great push up bars!
  • Yoga Blocks (click here to learn more) – I so wish I would have had these in 2010 when I first started P90X!! If you are someone who wants to do Yoga right, these almost walk the line of being a minimum requirement versus a supplemental tool. You can use these to improve your flexibility in so many ways as Tony Horton will explain throughout the DVDs.


The Optional P90X Equipment Tools

Just a few optional tools that you may like to maximize your workouts or to have for fun!

  • Chin-Up Max – this is a great little tool that will help you with your pull-ups! It’s fairly new, but instead of using a chair or something unsturdy, you can wrap this little baby around the pull up bar and be a pull-up champion in no time! So, if you struggle with P90X Pull Ups, this is the tool for you!
  • P90X Posters (see them here) – who doesn’t love some Tony on the wall for motivation? You can deck out your gym or workout area with some cool P90X Posters so you can get in the right mindset!!


The P90X Equipment Video Walk-Thru

  Yours in Success, Bob Sharpe

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In 2010, Bob Sharpe was 70 pounds overweight and struggling with Acid Reflux. After getting his life in shape, he dedicated himself to a healthier lifestyle. Now, after losing 70 pounds and being in the best shape of his life, his goal is to help others do the same through his Beachbody coaching and assistance here on Bob Sharpe on Google + | Leaders Only – Click Here
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