X3 Bar

X3 Bar

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  • Up to 300 lbs of force
  • Upgrade to up to 600 lbs
  • Free workout program included
  • No assembly necessary
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X3 Bar Review (2024): Though it Be Little, It Is Great At Building Muscle

X3 Bar Review (2024): Though it Be Little, It Is Great At Building Muscle

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

Product Summary

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


17 lbs (19 lbs with Elite Band)

Total resistance

300 lbs (600 lbs with Elite Band)


Ground Plate: Machined-alloy steel
Resistance bar: Machined-alloy steel
Bands: Layered latex

Resistance band weights

White band: 10-100 lbs
Light gray band: 25-160 lbs
Dark gray band: 50-240 lbs
Black band: 60-300 lbs
Elite band (orange): 110-600 lbs (sold separately)


$549 ($99.99 for the Elite Band)

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      A compact piece of strength training equipment that combines the best parts of resistance bands and barbells into one.