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Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
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Does anyone know what the equipment line-up for body beast is. I want to know what equipment is NEEDED and what equipment is OPTIONAL. I do know they use the curling bar, I have dumbbells, so are dumbbells a substitute or will I for sure need the curling bar and a set of weights for that? If so, I wonder what a good amount of weight to order with it is.. Thanks for any info on this! I am sure many are wondering this. Also, does anyone know the lengths of the workouts?
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
6/21/12 1:41 PM as a reply to ADAMFOUTS.
It's on the very bottom of the Body Beast announcement thread.

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What kind of equipment will I need?

Dumbbells (alternative: resistance bands), EZ Curl Bar (alt: dumbbells or resistance bands), Flat-Incline Workout Bench (alt: stability ball), Chin-up Bar (alt: resistance bands with door attachment), Chin-up Max (optional), Jumpmat (optional)"
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
6/22/12 12:32 AM as a reply to glen46.
Thanks. I obviously love the Beachbody line up but there is so little information on this program.

Are you using it, and how has it been?
Where are you in the rotation?

Linda
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glen46:
It's on the very bottom of the Body Beast announcement thread.

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What kind of equipment will I need?

Dumbbells (alternative: resistance bands), EZ Curl Bar (alt: dumbbells or resistance bands), Flat-Incline Workout Bench (alt: stability ball), Chin-up Bar (alt: resistance bands with door attachment), Chin-up Max (optional), Jumpmat (optional)"
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
6/23/12 10:09 AM as a reply to LindaRodriguez.
My question is how much weight will be needed for the EZ Curl bar. I'm currently using 25-30 lbs for my curls with dumbbells. I want to purchase the EZ Curl bar and get weights for it, but I want to make sure I have the right weights for the workouts.
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
6/23/12 10:36 AM as a reply to Machimon.
It's totally dependent on your lifting needs. How much weight do you need in order to get 6-8 or 8-12 reps? Building strength requires you to lift heavy at low reps thus bumping up the next time you work out. Perhaps go to the sporting goods store and test it out.
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6/23/12 1:52 PM as a reply to glen46.
I haven't lifted heavy since I went with P90X. I am going to have to get back to my bodybuilding roots on this. It's been 20 years since I've had this much gym equipment in the house. I'm really thinking it's time to go back to Gold's and use my membership! :-) Otherwise, I'd be in Walmart lifting and trying to sort it out. I never really get up over 45 pounds on bar weight (Benches were only about 135 when I did them)so I think maybe you may need more than a weak old lady like me.

Each workout (according to the auto-schedule) is 54 minutes, and the workout sheets are posted as well.

In the meantime, Fedex Smartpost indicates that my box is still on the shipping dock. Sigh. I auto-scheduled for 1 July then--if Grove City doesn't decide to send me another Shakeology in its place!

Linda
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
6/27/12 9:27 AM as a reply to glen46.
glen46:
It's on the very bottom of the Body Beast announcement thread.

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What kind of equipment will I need?

Dumbbells (alternative: resistance bands), EZ Curl Bar (alt: dumbbells or resistance bands), Flat-Incline Workout Bench (alt: stability ball), Chin-up Bar (alt: resistance bands with door attachment), Chin-up Max (optional), Jumpmat (optional)"


Can you please explain how the Flat-Incline Workout Bench can be replaced by stability ball?
I think it's impossible because in some workout we need to jump on the bench.
Thanks!
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
6/27/12 9:46 AM as a reply to piavgh.
The Stability Ball is used for bench presses. The modifier just rests across the top of the ball for flat dumbbell benches and then he rolls forward to an incline position for the incline flyes and presses. Might take some practice, but that guy's got it rocking!

Tony Horton swears by the stability ball as a way to challenge all muscles being worked. Forcing synergistic work even more. Me...I think I'd fall off...but I am going to have to give it a try. I didn't do that in P90X One on One or P90X2.

For the plyometric toe-taps, #2 in the Cardio workout, and most likely what you've seen on the preview video, you can use a low chair, an ottoman / foot rest, aerobic steps, etc. The modifier is using a 50 pound weight to tap his toes to. Look around the house and see what you have. Plan on that move for at least one minute! Otherwise, the Cardio is very similar to Insanity.

Let's get BEASTIE!

Linda
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piavgh:
glen46:
It's on the very bottom of the Body Beast announcement thread.

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What kind of equipment will I need?

Dumbbells (alternative: resistance bands), EZ Curl Bar (alt: dumbbells or resistance bands), Flat-Incline Workout Bench (alt: stability ball), Chin-up Bar (alt: resistance bands with door attachment), Chin-up Max (optional), Jumpmat (optional)"


Can you please explain how the Flat-Incline Workout Bench can be replaced by stability ball?
I think it's impossible because in some workout we need to jump on the bench.
Thanks!
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
7/11/12 11:22 PM as a reply to glen46.
My question is what are the Dumbbells used for and would yo be able to replace with with the barbell or not. I am trying to make sure to have all the equipment my husband needs to get started once the program arrives next week for him since it is what he wanted for our anniversary. He already has the barbells and an Ez curl bar and the weights. He gets to pick out a weight bench tomorrow and I just trying to find out if I should also get the dumbbells handles that he can use his current weights on.
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
7/12/12 6:49 AM as a reply to ADAMFOUTS.
It's not a good idea to try to use barbell instead of dumbbells. It rather works opposite way - you can substitute EZ Curl barbell with dumbbells. A possible and probably cheaper than an extensive set of regular hex dumbbells or Power Block ones is a weight plate loadable dumbbells. You can find ones which take so called "standard" weight plates - ones with 1" holes, the same as BB EZ Curl barbell.
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
7/12/12 2:23 PM as a reply to vkelman.
vkelman:
It's not a good idea to try to use barbell instead of dumbbells. It rather works opposite way - you can substitute EZ Curl barbell with dumbbells. A possible and probably cheaper than an extensive set of regular hex dumbbells or Power Block ones is a weight plate loadable dumbbells. You can find ones which take so called "standard" weight plates - ones with 1" holes, the same as BB EZ Curl barbell.


You can get the same range of motion with either dumbbells or barbells. I don't see how barbells are bad. For curls however, EZ curl bar or dumbbells are preferred. Dumbbells are nice to have for isolation movements like rows,curls,kickbacks etc. They can also simulate presses like that of a barbell. The drawback I see is just it's a bit costly for the weights.
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
7/12/12 6:25 PM as a reply to ADAMFOUTS.
I had all the equipment prior to getting the program and have lifted between rounds of P90X & Insanity over the past couple of years. there are certain exercises where my 90lb dumbbells are not enough so I do use a barbells. I replace dumbbell deadlifts with barbell deadlifts. I replace dumbbell squats and barbell squats. I replace dumbbell shrugs with barbell shrugs. I think that covers most of them. Otherwise heavy dumbbells and the EZ curl bar.
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
12/1/12 8:32 PM as a reply to chadsteinwolf.
Thanks that helps a lot!

I am very interested in this program. I think i'll order it now.

Start Transforming
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
12/1/12 9:49 PM as a reply to Machimon.
Machimon:
My question is how much weight will be needed for the EZ Curl bar. I'm currently using 25-30 lbs for my curls with dumbbells. I want to purchase the EZ Curl bar and get weights for it, but I want to make sure I have the right weights for the workouts.


Well...how strong is your back? I started out with two 10 lb plates on each side of an EZ bar on Reverse Grip Rows...and I ended up finishing Body Beast with a 45 lb plate and a 35 lb plate...on each side! emoticon

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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
12/2/12 5:41 AM as a reply to piavgh.
piavgh:
Can you please explain how the Flat-Incline Workout Bench can be replaced by stability ball?
I think it's impossible because in some workout we need to jump on the bench.
Thanks!


I would stay away from the stability ball...I keep hearing of people getting hurt on it. You can get a new bench < $100 and a better one for $150, and you should be able to find used benches everywhere. Just make sure it can go to the 45 degree incline and give you enough height for the "Scap Traps" workout in Build Shoulders. Also consider one that you can step up on for the "Step up to Reverse Lunges" in Build Legs...or get a Plyometric Box, or build your own.

Robert
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RE: Equipment Needed for Body Beast?????????
10/16/13 12:09 PM as a reply to RBroussard.
Stability balls have a weight limit on them. If you weigh 175#, and are bench pressing 150# chances are you will pop your stability ball. Be very cautious of using a stability ball as a substitute for a bench. If it pops under you while you are lifting weight, a very serious injury is almost a certainty.
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