X3 Bar Review (2023): Though it Be Little, It Is Great At Building Muscle
Author: Anthony O'Reilly, CPT
Our X3 Bar review looks at whether this highly-acclaimed home gym system can deliver on the many promises it makes. Read the full review.
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
Can create up to 300 pounds of force (up to 600 if you get the Elite Band, sold separately)
Free 12-week workout program with high-quality workout and nutrition advice
Bar has great knurling
No assembly necessary
Bands are dipped in layered latex, making them thick and durable
What needs improvement ...
Platform’s embedded rollers don’t allow bands to roll during lift, but that's nitpicky
Quite pricey at around $550 (financing available)
Only 1-year warranty for the bands
Some complaints of the bands wearing down after only a few weeks
The X3 Bar combines all the best parts of a resistance band with a barbell, giving you up to 300 pounds of force (600 with the separately sold Elite band) in a portable package. The materials are some of the most durable we’ve ever used, and can be used to perform just about any move you can think of.
Where the X3 Bar really pays off is in the programming that comes free with every purchase. Thousands of people have been able to gain muscle and lose body fat with Dr. John Jaquish’s 12-week training program that utilizes a four-day push-pull split.
Ground plate: 10” L x 19” W x 1” H Bar: 21.5” L x 12.5” D Bands: 41” L