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 Post subject: theraband workouts?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:39 am 
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Anyone know of a good source for creating a theraband workout? I do them on the road and need some help creating theraband versions of my favorite lifts.


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 Post subject: Re: theraband workouts?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:45 am 
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I assume you did a Google search and found the Thera-band Resistance Band & Tubing Instruction Manual.

I find Thera-band too light for serious training. I prefer these: http://www.liftinglarge.com/Kilo-Bands_bymfg_3-0-1.html

The bottom line is that you need to work the same movements you normally work with weights. Push, press, hinge and squat. Carries are hard to do effectively with bands.

Some examples:
Push: Use bands to make push ups harder or do over head presses.
Pull: Use a solid anchor and pull. (make sure it's solid. Speaking from experience, it's embarrassing otherwise)
Squat: Use them to make bodyweight harder or as assistance for single leg squats.
Hinge: Good mornings or deadlifts, while standing on the bands. (long bands for good mornings, short bands for deadlifts.)

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 Post subject: Re: theraband workouts?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:55 am 
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Thanks, Tim. Yes, I understand the concept of re-creating lifts with bands, I just need some specific instruction on how to do so. I will look for the manual you recommended.

The kilo-bands look interesting. Anyone else use them, and have pros/cons?

MK


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 Post subject: Re: theraband workouts?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:01 pm 
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It's not Tim, it's Stu. TimD was an early leader here on this forum and he died a while ago.

I know a lot of people use similar bands to add variety to their gym lifts. Iron Woody and EliteFTS are similar in style. I travel a lot so I carry my bands with me all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: theraband workouts?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:02 am 
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Oy vey, sorry about that... :pale:


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 Post subject: Re: theraband workouts?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:10 am 
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By the way, I did find that manual, and it's exactly what I needed. So thanks again for the info.


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