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Old 10-13-2020, 04:27 PM   #21
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We have the Bowflex ones. They are amazing. Expensive, but so easy to change the weight quickly. I love them.
+1. I love my Bowflex dumbbells also. I've never used bands.
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Agree about the gym leg machines, because of the adjustable weights. In fact I missed them so much, I've started going back to the gym, only an hour each time and masked, just to use the weight machines.

I've never gotten comfortable with resistance bands. They were prescribed during my shoulder rehab (I had shoulder impingement, that took forever to resolve) but found using bands to be unintuitive and inconvenient.
The thing I don't like about the bands is that the resistance varies as you use them.
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I don't want to dump on the exercise bands. I see some people here use them and I have tried them myself. For me they were too unstable. But I kept thinking of that Senator from Nevada. Harry Reid...? Remember in his final days he was wearing those "Roy Orbison" glasses instead of his more familiar granny glasses? That's because he was working out with the bands and one snapped on him (or, possibly slipped suddenly from his grip or anchor point) and slapped him in the eyeball and he almost lost it. I'll stay with the dumbbells. That way the worst I can do is drop it on my foot.
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But I kept thinking of that Senator from Nevada. Harry Reid...? Remember in his final days he was wearing those "Roy Orbison" glasses instead of his more familiar granny glasses? That's because he was working out with the bands and one snapped on him (or, possibly slipped suddenly from his grip or anchor point) and slapped him in the eyeball and he almost lost it. I'll stay with the dumbbells. That way the worst I can do is drop it on my foot.
Agree. Wear eye protection at least.
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I broke a resistance band during physical therapy, and the therapists started calling me Wonder Woman. Actually I think the poor band was just worn out from patients using it!

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I don't want to dump on the exercise bands. I see some people here use them and I have tried them myself. For me they were too unstable. But I kept thinking of that Senator from Nevada. Harry Reid...? Remember in his final days he was wearing those "Roy Orbison" glasses instead of his more familiar granny glasses? That's because he was working out with the bands and one snapped on him (or, possibly slipped suddenly from his grip or anchor point) and slapped him in the eyeball and he almost lost it. I'll stay with the dumbbells. That way the worst I can do is drop it on my foot.
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I agree about the breakage risk...I was going to mention it...I'm glad someone did. I wanted resistance bands for a while because someone recommended that I do pull-downs to balance out whatever exercise I was doing, but then I did research on breakage and it seemed a little too risky. I was considering those old chest expanders with springs for a while. I forgot why I decided against them. Maybe the ones I found seemed too unreliable. Direct from China or something.
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I find springs on exercise equipment somewhat scary, too. Broken springs are even nastier than elastic.

For me - it's either free weights, gym-quality weight machines, or body weight resistance. (Of course almost anything can snap, if it's 2020...)

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resistance bands are great for rehab, not for building muscle

i like kettlebells and TRX bands myself
I have a set of bands on back order from Rogue Fitness. One band has resistance of 200 pounds, although I'm not getting that one I am getting a pair of 30#, a pair of 50#, and one 100#. With that much resistance you can build muscle and maintain your strength if you're away from the gym for an extended period.

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The thing I don't like about the bands is that the resistance varies as you use them.
That can be a negative for some exercises but a positive for other movements.
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