On a whim, I bought the USS Enterprise of electric toothbrushes. My teeth are important, I reasoned, therefore I need a state-of-the-art tool.
How wrong I was. Once the post-purchase haze settled I went back to the modest but effective manual brush. Using it felt more comfortable.
It reminded me of a lesson I sometimes forget.
At times the simplest, least expensive equipment fits your individual needs the best.
The same is especially true with fitness.
Part of the appeal of P90X is that it eliminates the need for pricey workout machines or a gym membership. All you need to get started is a chin-up bar, resistance bands or dumbbells, and an exercise mat.
People opt for resistance bands for three main reasons. First, because they’re flexible, accommodating a huge variety of exercises. Second, because they’re lightweight and highly portable. Thirdly, they’re wieldier than free weights to many, making the workout experience more natural.