Resistance Bands

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    Aug 29, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    How good of a workout can you get from resistance bands? I did a few exercises yesterday and it didn't really seem like a workout like if I would have used a pair of dumbbells.

    Only reason I am asking is because I am trying to get a home workout set up for when I don't go or don't want to go to the gym. Soon I will be getting a bench and some free weights but for now I was figuring on using resistance bands.
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    Aug 29, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    if you are using bands and they aren't providing enough resistance get stronger ones or if they are long enough, fold it over.
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    Aug 29, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    Get the heavy duty bands. But you still won't get much of a workout from these things. I only use them when I'm working through some soreness. Mainly, shoulder and arm exercises. For chest, you're better off doing pushes.
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    Well, if you think on this, the question might be can you develop enough work to present overload relative to your current state of conditioning.

    The answer, of course, is that's it's all relative. If you're skinny, or fat, and out of shape, you can get a good workout. If you've been training for a number of years, in order to present progressive overload, you're, of course, going to have to go to the gym, and lift weights, to present a heavier load. A common sense 101 thing.

    It may well be, that for your current condition, body weight exercise would present a better option.
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    Aug 29, 2009 12:09 PM GMT
    Ah, okay, makes sense. Thanks guys. I have been having trouble getting to the gym for a while and was looking for alternatives. I should just suck it up and go directly from work.