Author Topic: Resistance Bands  (Read 5086 times)

Offline fin

  • Private
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Resistance Bands
« on: November 10, 2011, 05:27:00 PM »
Can you get a decent workout doing slow reps/high resistance?  I'm trying to keep the home gym affordable and portable!

Offline PaleoRainy

  • Lieutenant
  • ***
  • Posts: 252
  • Karma: 10
    • View Profile
    • PaleoRainy's Cookbook
Re: Resistance Bands
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 01:40:50 AM »
Yes, I think so. I bought resistance bands a few months ago and they came with a huge sheet of suggested exercizes. Just to say I tried half of them and found them challenging, crossfit is easier for me!!  :P So I'm all for saying that you can.


Offline Belgium_Caveman

  • Private
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: 0
  • "Live, Love, Laugh..."
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Resistance Bands
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 08:03:22 AM »
Hi,

I use http://www.bodylastics.com/

They are durable and easy to work with, also very affordable for the quality you get !

Good luck,

Nico  ;)

Offline skorpion317

  • Lieutenant
  • ***
  • Posts: 291
  • Karma: 8
    • View Profile
Re: Resistance Bands
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 08:49:09 AM »
I have a few resistance bands at home, but I don't really enjoy using them. I don't feel like they're giving me a workout. I have a set of adjustable dumbbells that I use all the time. More expensive than resistance bands, but they're not unreasonably priced and are a good investment.

Offline stuward

  • Corporal
  • *
  • Posts: 66
  • Karma: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Resistance Bands
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 10:39:17 AM »
Resistance bands are good when other options aren't available.  It's hard to do rows, for example, unless you have something to pull against. Band pull-aparts work. I always carry some in my travel bag fso I can work out in my hotel room.  They are also handy in the gym for adding variable resistance or assistance to some exercises.  There are are also some exercises where bands are one of the most effective tools, such as face pulls. They do a very good job of hitting the rear delts and rotator cuff.