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P90X2 Equipment

There hasn’t been a ton of talk about what equipment will be needed with P90X2 so I wanted to clear up any misconceptions.  As you have seen in the P90X2 Trailer and previews that I have posted, there are some extra equipment requirements that go beyond P90X.  P90X2 will take you fitness to the next level so it is no surprise that you will need some extra gear.  The good news is that you won’t need to spend a ton of extra money in order to get the most out of P90X2.  You may even be surprised at the level of versatility of P90X2 and the equipment needed…you might even have some of the equipment already.

I had the great opportunity to try most of the P90X2 workouts during rehearsals so I will try to give my experience with some of the equipment that is needed for these workouts.  Let me say that the stuff that has been added is awesome and it will truly help you take things up a notch compared to P90X.

P90X2 Equipment:

1.  Resistance Gear:  Just like P90X you will need dumbbells or Resistance bands. You will also need the P90X Pull up bar or an equivalent pull up bar to help with the pull up exercises.  For those who just did dumbbells I would highly recommend getting at least 1 or 2 resistance bands as well.  During one of the workouts that I am in I was able to use the bands and got an amazing pump out of it.  Those things work like a charm when used correctly.  Here’s another nice bit of info…every single one of the P90X2 workouts can be done with Resistance Bands alone!  That means you can take P90X2 with you when you travel and use only the bands to get a great workout.  I would go as far as to say that some of the band moves are even tougher the dumbbell moves.

2.  Stability Ball. As Steve Edwards has said, “Instability is a large part of this program”.  It is essential that you have a Stability or “Swiss” ball that you will use in a lot of moves.  Stretching, abs, chest, this thing makes an appearance in almost every workout.  One thing I love about it is that it is very versatile.  It is great for helping to strengthen your core in just about every exercise.  I have one already.

3.  Medicine Balls.  These are mainly used for stabilizing and not for the actual weight.  These can be swapped out for basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, etc.  So you might have enough already.  Right now I have 2 med balls and 2 basket balls that I use and it works great.  You will need a combo of 4 to be able to do all the moves with these.

4.  Foam Roller.  You will hate and love this thing.  It’s amazes me that something so simple can cause so much pain and relief at the same time.  You can definitely swap this with pvc pipe, rolling pins, baseballs, etc but for beginners you will really want to get one of these.  The harder the item you use the more painful…that is until you “graduate” to it.  They are a small investment that is well worth it.  I loved this thing during the practice rehearsals.  Trust me, you will be using it a lot.  There is also the Rumble Roller, which is the upgraded version of the foam roller.

5.  Plyo Boxes. These I don’t have, and I probably won’t need them.  During my experience we only used them to step off of, never jumping on them or over them.  So this will be easily swapped for a chair or stool.  The higher the chair or stool the harder it will make it.  You will have this at home already.

6.  Pull Up Assist Max. For those that struggle with pull ups there is also a new pull up assist resistance band that works WAY better than a chair.  This thing is money when your trying to get more reps or trying new pull ups like Levers.  This makes it so you won’t use your legs to cheat but instead you will build the proper muscles making pull ups easier and more fun.  Honestly, I tried this thing a lot and I thought it was a fantastic piece of equipment that I wish I would have had during P90X.

7.  Weighted Bar. The dreaded weighted bar was not fun for me.  This thing made some of the static moves very difficult.  The good news is that it is a luxury item only.  I used a towel and a resistance band during rehearsals and definitely felt the burn well enough.  If you have either then you are set here.

8.  Power Stands. These help tremendously with push ups and I highly recommend them for anyone going through P90X or P90X2.  You will use these here and there during P90X2 but again, it is kinda a luxury item.  It is one that I use during all my chest workouts currently and I love it.

There you have it.  This should be all the P90X2 equipment needed.  It sounds like a lot but if you read the descriptions you will see that you probably have most of these items already and the rest is definitely worth the small investment to help take things to a new level.  Keep posted for more P90X2 news and make sure that you sign up for me as your coach HERE. I am a P90X2 Cast Member and I would love to help coach you.  CLICK HERE.

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25 comments
Shenika Salvature
Shenika Salvature

Great review. I recently finished P90X2 and had a close experience. It was a challenging journey, and I did passed a few workouts while the program, but overall I seen awesome results. I did not use medicine balls - do you believe it makes a difference?

Geo
Geo

@Coach Sean what are the advantages in using the rumble roller over the foam roller?

Mary
Mary

I am buying medicine balls. I only used 5-8lb weights with the original 90x. I don't know what anyone would recommend as a started the 4, 6, or 8 lbs. On the videos I see the women using the 4 but I'm unsure I would hate to get the 4 and feel like it wouldn't be enough. Any suggestions??

nick dottori
nick dottori

Coach, I am about to purchase the med balls from beachbody through the deluxe package as I have found beachbody equipment to be better than most others. Are they the solid med balls and do you recommend them? I dont want the blow up or mushy kind that I seem to find in my local shops. Thank

nick dottori
nick dottori

Thanks for the response, would you recommend the 8lb med balls, they seem light. Also, is there another way to contact you regarding the coach questions, I am not on facebook. If not, i will try to use a friends facebook account. Thanks again.

nick dottori
nick dottori

Sean, I just started p90x2...will i be missing out if I just use basketballs instead of med balls? I would rather spend the money on other items? Will the pull up assist help me break my barrier ( i was up to 10-12 thru p90x). and last question...I am thinking of becoming a coach, it seems odd to pay them to work, but I love the products..thanks for any advice

Pamela Swain
Pamela Swain

I already have some of the equipment so I didn't buy the deluxe kit. But now that I started the X2 I need a foam roller ( i want the one Tony uses) and I want a pull up assist. Where can I purchase just these two things?

Christine J. Valdez
Christine J. Valdez

Coach, thanks for the quick response to my Q about the medicine ball. Another Q: I don't have the pull-up bar. I've been using the resistance bands for the back exercises and have gotten great results. For P90X2, will the pull-up exercises have options like using resistance bands?

Christine J. Valdez
Christine J. Valdez

Coach, I'm not a great fan of the stability ball, so I wanted to know your experiences with it from your rehearsals for P90X2. Are there options for those who may decide not to get a stability ball? I mean, will it make a big difference in the 'reach' or 'depth' of the exercises? Christine

rodrigo
rodrigo

i saw the price difference between the basic and the deluxe kit and it was of $120. How much would those extra items cost if i didn't buy the deluxe kit?

Ben
Ben

@Coach Sean: Done!

Ben
Ben

@Coach Sean: Sign me up for the deluxe kit.

Ben
Ben

What size / weight medicine balls are required for p90x2? I have two already 6lb and 12lb. Do all four have to have the same dimensions?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Geo: The rumble roller has the advantage of using those little "knots" to get into specific parts of the muscle. Helping to relieve pressure in those specific areas. It's the difference of getting a massage and then someone using their thumb to really get into your trouble spots...if that makes any sense at all haha.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Mary: I would get 4lbs and 8lbs. That way you can get use them both for different things. You can get the same med balls they use in the program in the "Gear" section above. I also updated all the links.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Nick: They are totally solid Med balls. I definitely recommend them. You don't have to blow them up and they are Not mushy. Did you see the links under the "gear" section for all the P90X2 equipment?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Nick: you can hit me up via the contact me section above or my email at scal11083@beachbodycoach.com

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Nick: Kinda...not necessarily for the push up stuff but for other exercises. There are moves where you use the med balls for weight. You can probably use a dumbbell but purchasing at least 2 med balls will not be something that you would regret. They are fairly inexpensive online. Yes, the pull up assist will definitely help you break your pull up plateau. Check out my post all about it: http://getrippedathome.com/workouts-exercises/how-to-improve-pullups/ . Nick, If you want to become a coach then contact me via facebook and I will answer all your questions. There is a reason why there is a monthly fee. I will explain when you message me :).

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Pamela: The pull up assist, you can get through this site. It's under the "Gear" section. I don't believe Team Beachbody is selling the foam roller yet. You might want to google Rumble Roller.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Christine: Yes they will have options to use the resistance bands. Do you not have room for a pull up bar? I would definitely recommend one if you do.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Christine: You use the stability ball in ways that you probably have never seen before. The is that it creates instability so it works your core as you do certain exercises like the "impossible push up". Trust me, you will love it. It helps to take some of the exercises to whole new levels.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Rodrigo: Well if you bought them all individually it would be around $190-$200. 2 8lb Med Balls = $35-40/each... so let's say $70, 36" foam roller = $40, Balance Ball = $30, and the Advanced DVDs are going to be sold separately for around $60. Also, remember that you get free shipping, which saves a lot of money when you order heavy objects. I think it's a great cost personally.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ben: Welcome to the team! You should get my welcome letter very soon

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ben: Make sure I'm your coach and then log into teambeachbody.com on Sept 1st :)

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ben: No, all 4 don't have to be the same size. The Deluxe and Ultimate kit comes with 2 8lb med balls so that should fit into what you already have nicely.

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