The P90X Weights vs. Bands match-up is a classic. People are always wondering which they should use in order to get the best results, and which they should choose for their own particular weight training and resistance training needs. The truth is, both options are good and both can deliver good results. It’s because of this that so many people have a hard time choosing. Let’s talk a little about the benefits of each, so you can get some insight into whether P90X weights vs. bands are the best choice for you.
P90X Bands: Convenience & Affordability
Perhaps the biggest benefit of P90X bands is that they are the more budget friendly option of the P90X weights vs. bands comparison. This isn’t to say that P90X weights are expensive (they are actually more affordable than many other adjustable weights on the market, merely that the bands are less expensive. If budget is a top concern, the bands may be your best choice. But if not, bands still offer a convenience and portability that the weights simply can’t. They make a great choice if you plan on traveling a lot and want to be able to take your resistance training workouts on the road.
P90X Weights: Classic Approach, Superior Results
Everyone knows that dumbbells are classic strength training equipment. People have been using standard weights for ages, and that’s largely because they work so well. The P90X Weights we offer here have some additional benefits beyond the traditional dumbbells because they are adjustable. You don’t need an entire set of free weights to get optimal results. With adjustable weights you don’t need the storage space and don’t have to worry about stubbing your toes as you reach for the next weight.
But which delivers better results?
From the standpoint of results, you could go either way in the P90X weights vs. bands discussion. Both potentially require the same amount of effort and therefore the same level of results, but there are a few differences. When using the resistance bands, you’ll notice that the moves get more difficult as they progress. Meaning, for instance, if you are reaching overhead with resistance bands fastened beneath your feet, the resistance will get tougher the further you stretch the band. This means some moves could actually be more difficult with the bands. Though you can get similar results from both, the traditionalist in me prefers the weights. Preferring the best of both worlds, however, I use both in my workouts.