Confused about what Body Beast Equipment you need? This article should set your straight. I just put the wraps on my first round of Body Beast and got awesome results. I am ecstatic with the gains that I have made and look forward to giving this program another go sometime after the first of the year. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this program, you should. For all of the hard-gainers out there like myself, this program allowed me to overcome that ability to gain mass in a relatively short period of time. But before you get too far, you need to know what Body Beast Equipment is needed to have success.
Must Have Body Beast Equipment
As you might expect with a mass gaining program like Body Beast, you are going to need some equipment, and perhaps equipment that you might not already own. However, most of the equipment needed, is not specialty or hard to find items. The Body Beast equipment that is absolutely needed are the following.
Dumbbells – These can be standard iron dumbbells that range from 5-100 lbs or the adjustable type. The amount of weight you are going to need to obviously based on your current level of strength, but you want to make sure you factor in that you will be getting stronger over the course of the program. So if you already have some dumbbells that you might have used for a program like P90X or P90X2, you may find that these are adequate, but there are some exercises where you are going to be able to lift more weight as you progress. Keep this in mind as you look for dumbbells.
Stability Ball – There are several exercises that require at least a stability ball or some kind of chair, but a stability ball is preferred for comfort reasons. You will want to determine the best size of stability ball for your height to ensure you are able to lie down and maintain your balance at the same time. P90X2 used a stability ball quite often, so if you have one from that program, you should be able to reuse it for Body Beast.
Extra Body Beast Equipment
Adjustable Bench – If you can afford it, I would highly recommend an adjustable bench over the stability ball mentioned above. This will allow you to focus more on the exercise being performed rather than maintaining your balance. You will also be able to ensure that you are at the proper angle for any of the incline or decline moves from the lying down position.
EZ Curl Bar – This piece of Body Beast Equipment is another “nice to have”, if you can afford it, but certainly not necessary to get started and complete the Body Beast program. Of course, the EZ Curl Bar and the weight plates mentioned below go hand-in-hand, so you’ll also need to purchase some of those if you decide to use the EZ Curl Bar.
Weight Plates – These go with the EZ Curl Bar from above, you wouldn’t need these unless you were also picking up the EZ Curl Bar. As with the dumbbells, you will want to ensure that you are allowing yourself to improve and lift more weight as you progress. A set of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 plates would probably be adequate for most people who are getting started with Body Beast.
My Body Beast Equipment
Here is a list of the exact equipment that I used while going through Body Beast. I had all of the body beast equipment before I started the program, so I didn’t have a need to purchase anything. Of course there are a gazillion places that you can find these items, but I have provided link to the product listing from Amazon.com’s website, mainly for the reviews that are available for you to read and decide if these would work for you. As you can see from the list, I am kind of a Bowflex fan… Good stuff in my opinion, but there are many other options as well for your Body Beast Equipment needs, these are just what I used.
Dumbbells – Bowflex Selecttech 1090 – Again, I had these prior to starting, so I was pretty confident that the 10 lbs – 90 lbs range was going to work for me. You might also look into the 552 model, these range in 2.5 lbs- 52.5 lbs per dumbbell. There may only be a few exercises where this weight won’t be enough for you. If that is the case, you can compensate for this by starting with a heavier weight and doing a few more reps.
Bowflex Selecttech 552 Dumbbell – http://amzn.to/UNtq4p
Bowflex Selecttech 1090 Dumbbell – http://amzn.to/T4cMIx
Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbell Stand – http://amzn.to/TKRj5L
Bench – Again, I would highly recommend a bench as part of your Body Beast Equipment. I happen to have the 3.1 bench from Bowflex and it works great for this program. The 5.1 bench gives you a couple of extra positions on the incline, but not sure it is necessary here?
Bowflex Bench 5.1 – http://amzn.to/UNtiSd
Bowflex Bench 3.1 – http://amzn.to/WeDG0Y
Body Tower – I actually don’t own one of these…yet, but I could see how this piece of equipment could be very useful with the Body Beast program. Pull-ups/chin-ups are part of the Body Beast program, while not as often as P90X, they’re in there and this would also allow you to do some dips and other exercises to compliment your other Body Beast Equipment.
Bowflex Body Tower – http://amzn.to/SE8AhH
My Body Beast Equipment – Supplements
I recently posted an article that details which supplements I used, pretty much the entire time I was going through the Body Beast program. Nothing fancy there, a pretty standard supplement stack for lean muscle growth. You can check out the Body Beast Supplement Stack article to get an idea of what kind of supplements that I used and if they might work for you as well.
The Body Beast program is one that I am confident that if you follow the nutrition guidelines and the workouts as they are laid out, you are going to be able to add at least 7-10 lbs of lean muscle over the course of 90 days! One of the factors that will make the program more enjoyable and successful for you is to ensure that you have the correct Body Beast Equipment. I hope that this article has provided you with the insight needed to obtain the proper Body Beast Equipment.
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