Best Resistance Bands for Your P90X Routine
P90X is obviously a great program to use at home when you don't have the time to go to the gym. Following the P90X videos, I've been training with the pull up bar and resistance bands for the past couple months, and everything has been going perfectly. As someone who has been using P90X somewhat religiously for the past couple months, I practically know everything there is to know about the workout program. I have always looked for the best and top resistance bands and pull up/chin up bar for my P90X workout, while always making sure they are cheap and inexpensive to make the most of my workout and exercise routine. We are all on tight budgets at times and don't want to pay more for something when we don't need to. Besides obviously using P90X, I have been obsessed with finding out how to make the best of my P90X experience. Instead of discussing the obvious benefits of using P90X, I am going to discuss how to make the most out of your program. That starts with having the right equipment. In order to get the best results, you need to incorporate a pull up bar (which also does chin ups) and resistance bands during your P90X program. You can get both the pull up bar and resistance bands from Beachbody, the makers of P90X. However, in my opinion you are paying for the name rather than the actual quality. Beachbody charges $74.80 for the pull up bar and $45.90 for the resistance bands on Amazon. That's a total of $120.70 for both. Instead, there are much cheaper and equally effective products out there that are offered by different brands. However, if I had to pick one, I would suggest purchasing the pull up and resistance band kit made by B.M.P. (Black Mountain Products) for $89.99. What's even better is if you purchase this on Amazon, you get the set for $54.99, a 39% discount from the retail price. This makes this price practically unbeatable.
I obviously ordered the B.M.P. pull up bar and resistance bands from Amazon since it saved me $35.00 from the retail price. When I first got everything, including the P90X program, I started using everything immediately. The pull up bar was extremely easy to assemble with the help of a simple instruction sheet. The pull up bar is very sturdy and made of high quality and durable material. It mounts easily to practically any door frame, providing me with my own personal gym with 12 different grip positions. It doesn't leave any marks on my doorframe and I weigh close to 215 lbs. (it can hold someone up to 300 lbs.) I believe the pull up bar is perfect for strengthening and developing my back, shoulders, arms, chest and abs. As a result, you can build multiple muscle groups with a variety of exercises, with the wide-grip positions challenging your upper lats, biceps, and forearm muscles, and the narrow-grip positions putting more emphasis on your lower lats. Also, you can do push ups and sit ups with the pull up bar if you flip it over the floor, which is really simple to do. You can easily take the pull up bar down and put it in your closet when finished. However, I choose to keep the pull up bar above my door since it conveniently stays in place. I find myself doing pull ups and chin ups more than normal, rather than just using it with the P90X program. I seem to be getting even more ripped and jacked by doing them consistently!
The resistance bands are great and constructed very well. I have always been extremely cautious about using exercise bands in fear of breaking or snapping them, but I use these without hesitation because they won't fail on you. The handles are really comfortable and sturdy as well. What I love about the bands are that the colors correspond to those used in the P90X videos. A bag is included to conveniently store the bands, keeping everything super organized. I keep everything in my closet and get the bands when I need them. I love the wide variety of bands to do many different muscle groups, whether large and small. The included door and leg straps are an additional bonus as well to be able to do a large variety of exercises.
The package comes with 5 bands of varying resistance. I mainly stick with the black band (15-20 lbs.) and the red band (25-30 lbs.) due to my size and strength. I would like to get B.M.P.'s orange super band (35-40 lbs.) to add to my set. I also use the other 3 bands for lighter resistance or when I am trying to do high reps for that added muscle pump.
Perhaps my favorite part about buying any B.M.P. product is the customer service. The company is very eager to help if you have any problems and a real person answers the phone if you call with any issues. Therefore, I would highly recommend B.M.P.'s products to use with your P90X routine. They truly make the most effective products! These are the best resistance bands for P90X.
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