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KRISTEN_SAYS
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1/27/13 9:25 A

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I will purchase the set or a Bodylastics set.



OBIESMOM2
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1/27/13 12:59 A

the surgical tubing type sets should last a long time (that's what I have, and what the link in the OP appears to be).

I was given some of the bands in physical therapy. They are thin, flat sheets of rubber. I would think they would tear easily.



SLYSAM
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1/26/13 9:34 P

I don't know this brand, but I have a similar set that I bought when it was on sale:

I am really happy with this set. I can add to the resistance by clipping more than one tube to the anchor/handles and can pretty much do any exercise you would do with a cable machine.

I actually have one resistance tube I've had for 10 years or so and can still use (not this brand) so I believe there are cheaper sets that would work well. I have torn resistance bands--mainly the wider thin colorful bands not the tubes.

www.amazon.com/Bodylastics-Resistance-comp
onents-membership-LIVEEXERCISE/dp/B006
NY7PVO/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=
UTF8&qid=1359253709&sr=1-4&keywords=bo
dylastics


Edited by: SLYSAM at: 1/26/2013 (21:35)


SAKS20111
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1/26/13 9:28 P

i love it. i started with medium resistance band 4 mo ago. now, i am strong enough to use the heavier one (i tried once last wk.) challenging, but, like my trainer said, it means your body is ready to this level!



JEP923
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1/26/13 9:22 P

That looks like a good set, especially since it has different levels for you to work with. I have been using the medium weight Gaiam covered resistance band, which is nice because it is longer (no risk of tearing as the reviews on that Black Mountain set were talking about). I just got a Gaiam heavy resistance band, which is kicking my butt, and is shorter, so I do worry about it tearing, but so far so good. All the Gaiam resistance bands are sold separately, but they each come with a good quality workout DVD as well. I love resistance band workouts - it's a great way to build muscle!



SERGEANTMAJOR
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1/26/13 9:10 P

A nice set however you can get an excellent starter set with three bands, handles, door anchor, carry and DVD at Walmart for $15.00. In the 7 years my partner and I have had ours none have snapped or fatigued in any way. While not a comprehensive perhaps as the Amazon ones the price is a better one for a first set in my opinion.

There are hyperlinks to resistance band workouts in the general discussion forum for the Spark team Resistance band and bodyweight training.



BARBANNA
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1/26/13 6:17 P

Love them and use them frequently. Make sure you get one's that match your strength level.



CHERIMOOSE
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1/26/13 5:32 P

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quite a few have said something about the bands snapping, but the company replaces them, so I don't think that's a big deal.
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If you've ever had a band snap on you while exercising, it's a "big deal"! emoticon

They seem fine for light use. For heavy use, Bodylastics won't break on you,


Edited by: CHERIMOOSE at: 1/26/2013 (17:32)


APRILLPHILLIPS
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1/26/13 2:58 P

I just got some today and excited to get started using them.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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1/26/13 12:32 P

Yeah, that's why I want them - super portable!



OBIESMOM2
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1/26/13 11:50 A

they look decent to me. I bought an Everlast set at Walmart years ago. I still use them when I travel. I do use them some at home, but I always throw them in my suitcase when I hit the road.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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1/26/13 11:25 A

Hello friends, I'd love to get some resistance bands but since I've never used them, I don't really know what to look for. I'm looking into these on amazon.com:

www.amazon.com/Black-Mountain-Products-Res
istance-Exercise/dp/7245456313/ref=sr_
1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359216047&sr=8-1&keyw
ords=resistance+bands


They seem like a good option, correct? Does anyone have this set or can recommend something better? I've read the reviews, both good and bad ones, and quite a few have said something about the bands snapping, but the company replaces them, so I don't think that's a big deal. Any help is appreciated :)



 
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