Best exercise bands according to redditors

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u/pvnickblah · 46 pointsr/travel

I hope you one day get the chance to realize your dream :)

My hobby since I was 12 or so has been computer programming, and I am very fortunate to have become quite good at it, so I work remotely a couple days a week and make enough money to fund my travels. I think I had about $3000 in the bank when I left, as a buffer to get me started.

I had been dreaming about traveling for the last two years as a college undergraduate, and there were a certainly a couple "f it I'm going," moments. One was when I posted a curb alert on Craigslist and gave away all the stuff I couldn't keep in the corner of my parents attic. That night I was sitting my empty house having a beer and thought, "well, I guess I'm committed now." The second was buying a plane ticket. I procrastinated on that for some reason, perhaps because I was overthinking where I would start. Once I dropped $500 on my flight to Madrid through (great website btw for super cheap flights if you're a student), that's when it became real.

I mainly use or for recommendations, as well as suggestions from fellow travelers and hostel staff. is pretty good too but I think that tends to cater more to a non-backpacker crowd.

Random unsolicited advice:

Use a small hiking backpack (something like 30-35 liters), and a smaller handbag to carry all your stuff. You want to be able to carry all your luggage on an airplane and not have to check anything. This messenger bag is great for your valuables.

Get a small combination padlock for hostel lockers.

If you decide to go, I wouldn't rush to buy a Eurorail pass. I'm sure it's helpful to some people, but I haven't actually met a single person yet who has one. Backpackers these days tend to be more serendipitous with transportation, either using for budget airlines (I flew from Seville to Barcelona for something like 30 euros on Ryanair, but make sure if you use carry-on that it matches their size/weight guidelines or you will pay a 50 euro fee. One trick is to take a bunch of clothes out of your bag and wear them all at once, but you feel like the Michelin Man and sweat a lot), buses, or BlaBlaCar is very popular these days.

Try local beer everywhere you go.

Keep a journal on you all day and jot down random thoughts, things you do, etc.

Get a decent camera. Don't be like me and think your smart phone will cut it (how I took this picture). Now I'm actually trying to find a camera to buy. I want a used Canon Powershot G11/G12/G13 or something and haven't found anything yet in former Yugoslavia.

Be social, get out of your comfort zone, hang out in hostel lounges, and participate in their events. Speaking of which, try to find smaller, more intimate hostels, even if you want to party. Everybody staying in a hostel likes to party, and smaller places actually offer better chances to meet more people.

One piece of unconventional advice, this is something I alluded to in another comment. Solo travel can either be a wonderful opportunity to learn to love yourself, or you could set yourself up to be lonely and depressed. I recommend this book, which uses cognitive behavioral therapy to treat loneliness, help you to love yourself, and become a more attractive person (it's tailored more towards dating but is actually very beneficial even to people already in relationships). When you travel by yourself, you're somewhat in a vacuum and can experiment with core personality traits, and doing so with the help of scientifically-proven therapeutic techniques is so powerful.

If you're going for a while, you might consider exercising. I carry a set of resistance bands around with me and do weightlifting 3 times a week, modeled loosely around p90x. Day 1: back (pullups) and biceps (curls), Day 2: chest (resistance pushups), shoulders (resistance overhead press), and triceps (resistance tricep extension), Day 3: legs (resistance squats or lunges) and back (resistance deadlifts and pullups). About 16-24 sets each day, alternating your body parts after each set.

There's so much advice I could give, but the first half of this book goes pretty in depth into everything (the second half briefly goes into specific advice for different countries). Rick Steves is an authority on traveling Europe, but he tends to cater more towards the older hotel crowd, so I would get Lonely Planet Guidebooks specific to any region you're traveling.

I hope some of that massive brain dump was helpful :)

Edit: one more thing. Get an unlocked smart phone and buy sim cards wherever you go. You can get them everywhere, they cost just a few euros, and let you use several hundred megabytes or a few gigabytes of data, which is super useful for google maps and looking up random stuff while walking around.

Edit 2: For completeness, as someone mentioned below, is another great website everyone uses to find transportation

u/[deleted] · 19 pointsr/amazonreviews

Tribe 11-piece resistance band set

It's like the 2nd review down

u/AyePushIt · 13 pointsr/StrongCurves

I have these from Amazon and they work great! I always use the X-Heavy with crab walks, donkey kicks and clams I can definitely feel it! They also come with the little pouch to keep them all together. Only complant, my husband asked why my hands smelt like weed when i got back from the gym...
So they do have a smell first time out of the package.

u/aijerithai · 13 pointsr/rant

That's sounds a lot like having depression too which is a huge beast in and of itself. Deal with that myself too and it's a struggle to just be motivated to really even get out of bed. So I feel for the family friend.

I use Exercise Bands to help me drop weight. It can be done while sitting down comfortably and there are loads of exercise videos on YouTube (and DVDs) that show seated position workouts for folks like him and me.

Might also be wise to try finding other things that also interest him instead of feeling the need to eat to fill in the gaps. I know it's super tempting to just chow down on something, because it's easy and it's something to do that can be done easily for enjoyment.

u/mr-underhill · 12 pointsr/Fitness

If you are able to purchase them, I'd recommend resistance bands. They're not too expensive (Set on Amazon), and can simulate certain weight lift exercises. And since its bands you're not lugging heavy (and loud)

u/LoSientoMrRoboto · 10 pointsr/StrongCurves

basically these I use a pretty heavy resistance for thrusts and squats and a much lighter one for clams, hip raises, and side lying abductions.
Getting set up for barbell thrusts with a band around your knees is a little bit of a circus but its worth it haha

u/storytimeme · 10 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Pull ups can be really, really difficult when you're overweight. It's usually very discouraging when you can't get up and over that bar. But believe me, when you do, you'll be thrilled. It'll all be worth it, keep it up.

Like another user suggested, get a resistance band assist like this:

And do negatives. (Start from the proper 'finish' pull up position. Chin over the bar. Use a stool or chair to get yourself there if you need to. Then slowly, and as controlled as you can, lower yourself to the starting, 'hanging' position. Repeat.)

You'll get there. Pull ups and dips are usually the hardest moves to do until that weight comes off!

u/anthonyyyn · 9 pointsr/IWantToLearn

If you have access to a gym, they have an assisted pull-up machine. Basically you put your feet or knees on a platform, which is attached to weights, which help pull you up. you can adjust how much assistance it is giving you.

If you don't have access to a gym, you can buy some bands and try to wrap it around the handle of the pull-up bar. Then put your knees or feet on the bottom of the band, and it'll help pull you up until you can do one on your own! Amazon sells these bands, depending on how strong you want the band to be. They're also useful when stretching.


u/Skaggzz · 9 pointsr/AdvancedFitness

I don't have issues with my knees collapsing but if science says it will give me a sweet ass I guess I'll do it. Any suggestion on a which bands to get for a 6'2 guy with a very wide stance? They all seem to be 12' at varying thicknesses and these seem to be most popular on amazon.

u/xcrunnergirl11 · 8 pointsr/xxfitness

Resistance Bands. I have this exact set and I love them, they are so versitile and great if you travel often.

u/Toph19 · 8 pointsr/flexibility

This is more of a mobility thing but personally, I bought and use those resistance bands and do hip, glute, and back exercises 3-4x/day to get the blood moving and I've noticed remarkably less stiffness and less imbalances from sitting all day. It's not much but I've found it to help me out during the day. Then I can proceed with my normal workouts instead of constantly having to fix problems caused by sitting.


u/CrazyFoFo · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/amstarcasanova · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

I would recommend getting some resistance bands (around $10 on amazon) and doing exercises such as glute bridges, frog pumps, kickbacks, clams, squats, etc with them. If you google resistance band glute exercises a lot of examples will come up that will show you how to do them.

Start with the lower weight ones and once you learn the movements and feel your glutes activating then increase the resistance weight!

Edit: I have these myself for about a year and they work fine.

u/garbageaccount97 · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

~40-50 minutes, and that's because my bands and band combos are set up, and I superset. When it's time to add resistance, it takes a few extra minutes of messing around to feel it out. It took me a bit longer to set things up the first few times, when I was figuring things out - how much resistance to start with, switching accessories, etc. Buying extra accessories (and bands) helped, because now I've got some band combos ready to go.

But, I'm doing this at home, so there's no commute etc. (I do wear some kind of pant or legging because otherwise, the bands are kind of abrasive, not great to do this in undies, unfortunately :/)

My warmups are longish, because that's when I do some physio exercises - 5-20 minutes, depending. Sometimes I regress if I feel like I need it; sometimes I ditch something because it's covered by another exercise. (e.g. don't have to do ankle stands for balance as much now, bc i'm doing kickbacks and standing hip abductions without holding on to anything for 3x15. That's another thing about band / bodyweight stuff, I think it really helps with balance, coordination, proprioception - especially the open chain movements.)

Let's say I'm good to go, though - I do 4 minutes of basically GPP - two rounds of this, 20 seconds per exercise, 10 seconds rest.

  • low step-ups

  • modified burpees

  • low jumping jacks

  • squat + kick, or roundhouse kicks

    Stole most of that sequence from Adrian Bryant

    Those movements cover the major muscle groups. I don't rush through it to get reps in or to get a major sweat on, it's just to get me and my blood moving. (Though if I do feel like adding a cardio component to the workout, I throw in another set of 2 rounds between supersets, which adds to the time, obviously.)


    I bought a few extra handles, cabiners, and door anchors. Also had (have) to buy extra bands - I have these; long, flat unlooped bands; and pullup bands that I use for deadlifts and hip thrusts. (Snapped bands end up small looped bands, lol.)

    The combos I like to have ready to go: 2 handles + certain bands for e.g. rows, overhead presses, crossovers, etc; door loop + bands + ankle cuff for kickbacks, donkey kicks, hip abductions, etc. For hip thrusts, I use this band looped around the feet of my bedframe, on the short end. (The band isn't long enough, so I daisy-chained a few nylon "door" anchors and looped them through the band and then around the feet of the frame. There's probably a better way to do it, but that's what I had around.)

    edit: the length is also partly due to the fact that i usually include at least two unilateral movements for lower body.
u/CATS_ARE_FABULOUS · 6 pointsr/Fitness

I recommend elastic bands.

Every time I go on vacation I pack these with me and I can still get an awesome workout literally anywhere.They're affordable, easy to transport and I get a great workout when I use them.

The only downside to elastic bands is that eccentric-concentric ratio is a bit off because elastic tension is less when the band is shortened (eccentric phase).

u/VoyeurOfBliss · 6 pointsr/twinks

I gained a lot of weight at my last job (photo gallery from that time), so I had to drop 30 pounds of fat, and gained 10 pounds of muscle (current photo gallery). I cut back to two meals a day permanently, and every other day I have a fruit smoothie blended from frozen fresh fruit as my first meal. Only supplement I add is fiber. Maybe three times a week I'll splurge on a normal meal at dinner or lunch but otherwise I'll always order small or half portions of any typical American restaurant meal. I drink ridiculous amounts of water and always have a bottle with me now. I work in IT and am not really active, porn is only supplemental to my day job.

I used to work out every other day but now do almost every day by splitting my routine in half, each half a day. First is floor exercises which includes three types of push ups and three types of sit ups with a medicine ball. I do reps until I can't do them anymore due to hernia patch sensitivity.

Second day is elliptical on 10/12 setting, which I've worked up to from 1/10 a year ago. I do shoulder exercises with rubber cords while running, three different types. I'll do pull up type arm exercises with both feet on one pedal to rest my legs. Lastly I'll do reverse pull ups on one pedal to work my back.

I've fully upgraded to trimming all my body hair, bar cuter on the Bodygroom. I was very hesitant on the legs but now I'd never go back.

I only wear tight jeans in public, as well as muscle shirts and thin sport fitted tshirts. I also have a younger haircut, picked out by my wife (sorry guys 😞), also all clothes picked out or approved by my wife. Embrace the #TwinkLife

u/jetson_x · 6 pointsr/bodybuilding

I have traveled extensively in the developing world without giving up lifting. Here is what you need to do:

  • For each city you're going to, try to find a gym before you go. This will require some serious research. Start with google, "cityname gym". In some parts of the world they'll use another word instead of gym. Look at local business reviews, local facebook groups, any local contacts you might have. Wikitravel sometimes lists them. There will be more than you think.

  • Buy a set of resistance bands. They suck to work out with, but they'll do when you can't get to a gym. I bought this set:
    There's a cheaper set but this one has the heavy (high resistance) bands.

  • You'll want to write a band-based routine.

    Arms and shoulders are pretty easy to work: lateral raises, OHP (stand on the band), front raises, rear delt flies, curl variations, kickbacks, overhead extensions.

    Back is harder. But if you can loop it over some sort of pipe in your room or hook, it's pretty easy to do pulldowns. You can also simulate deads by using all of the bands together and standing on them with wide feet (so the bands are at their tightest). Rows are easy, you just need a column/desk leg to wrap around.

  • I won't sugar coat it: lifting with bands sucks. But, it's better than nothing and you won't lose size.

  • Maybe also look into dynamic tension

  • As for nutrition: street meat is always cheap and a fine source of protein.
u/spikebaylor · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm sure there is a park somewhere near you with pull up bars.

Start with negatives. Hold the bar and jump up, hold yourself up for a second and slowly let yourself down. These will help. When I started last year I could maybe do 3 pullups. Doing pullups 2-3 times a week for 3 months and I had easily progressed to 10-15 as a max.

If that isn't an option and you can spare ~$35 then you could always buy a pullup bar for your house. Or if you want something that will help in a different way (and give you many other exercises to do at home) you could go for a set of resistance bands that have a door anchor

u/he_could_get_it · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Hi there... I'm handicapped and looking to do something for working out my arms and possibly my residual limb. Any advice is appreciated. I'm looking at purchasing this:

Which has a door anchor, in hopes that I can use it from my wheelchair. I also have a ten lb dumbbell to start off with.

Does the linked resistance band set seem legit?

u/husker_who · 5 pointsr/P90X

I had the same problem. I've used these bands instead of the pull up bar:

I like that with these you can use more than one type at the same time. And they didn't break at the end of the first month, either. I got them back in February and they're still going strong. Good luck!

u/LadyCrawley · 5 pointsr/yoga

It's hard to say, but there are some exercises for strength training that you can try and see if they help.
-Put a towel on the floor and a 1# weight on the towel (a can of soup, bag of beans, whatever). Put your bare foot on the edge of the towel and use your toes to pull the weight toward you. The towel will bunch up under your foot as you go. You can sit on a chair or the floor, which by the way shouldn't be carpeted or the towel won't slide.

-Spill a collection of river rocks on the ground in front of you, pick up the rocks with your toes and put them back in the box. Dump them out again and repeat for hours of fun.

-Sit and hold the ends of a long theraband in your hands with the ball and toes of the working foot in the loop at the other end. Ankle flexed (dorsiflexed). Curl your toes into the band as you apply resistance to the band with your hands. Do 20x or so. Plantarflex your ankle (point it) and repeat the toe curling against resistance. Theraband comes in many different tension levels so you can choose which feels right. Amazon has a variety pack you would want the lighter-resistance selection so the red/yellow/green pack not the blue/silver/black pack.

-Once you gain some strength in the tiny intrinsic foot muscles, ballet exercises are absolutely awesome for foot strength. Learn and do tendues and degages. A real ballet teacher would be able to show you how to do them with good technique and we're always starving so we're not too expensive for a couple half-hour private lessons. Tell the teacher you just want to learn how to properly point your foot. The challenge is that with a bone spur I wouldn't want you to primarily haul up on the calcaneus with the Achilles, but it would be valuable to learn to reach out and down through the foot to point.

-This little book will help!

u/BigTexan1492 · 5 pointsr/keto

I love it when people plan to succeed!!! That company also sells some pretty good exercise bands on Amazon:

Back when I bought them, I got a free "membership" into their website which had a ton of exercises. I sporadically did them. Mostly I walked.

So, I want you to know that you can PM me any time. I live in +6:00 GMT, so if I am asleep, I will get back with you as soon as I wake up. Us big boned dudes have to stick together.

Lot's of people will tell you good luck. I don't think you need any luck. So I wish you success. Sweet, glorious success.

u/daisyhillforest · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I am trying to buy some resistance bands here in Australia for abductor work and so on, and ahh... the choices don't seem particularly good. I have kmart, $8 for 4 bands. It says made of "rubber".

Then there is rebel sport, a single resistance band for $15,

which seems like a massive rip off and has "20 exercises included!" or some stupid gimmick. It doesn't even say what it is made of.

Then I guess I could order from amazon

5 resistance bands made of latex for $16 after shipping. It seems ridiculous that I would have to get something so simple from overseas. Yet I have the same issue with foam rollers. I like the hard polypropylene rollers on amazon, yet... not a single foam roller in Australia is made of pp. They just sell trigger point overpriced pvc pipes. Ehhhh... the problems of living on an island.

u/Eibhlin_Andronicus · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Loads do, myself included!

Ok so admittedly I haven't kept up with the gym-lifting much in the past couple of months, but before that I was combining a 1x/week moderately heavy lifting session with ~50 miles/week of running, mostly 5k focus but this year is shaping out to begrudgingly become more of a 10k-marathon. ANYWAY, back in college, I was running about as much, all for 1500m/mile/k/5k/6k XC, and lifting twice a week, a bit heavier but still not "powerlifter" heavy (for a scope, at 115lbs I was occasionally doing 3x5 deadlifts at 145lbs, but sometimes I'd just do 3x8 at 105 or whatever). Went find, the key was to always do the heavy lifts on the hard running workout days.

Now that I'm in my mid-20s and "whatever" (though I still care about PRs and aim to get them and have within this year), I do more what you're doing. Single-legged movements are key, so I'm so glad to see that you're already doing them. When I'm at home, I use loads of bands of relatively strong resistance for clamshells, sissy squats, etc. I also use a 15lb kettlebell for bulgarian split squats and for single-legged deadlifts. When I'm at the gym, I go into those with a bit more weight, slightly lighter regular deadlifts than I used to do, because I don't have as much raw strength as I did when I lifted regularly, rows, OHP, full-on 60lb barbell hip thrusts, etc.

One general bodyweight routine I recommend is the Myrtl Routine, which is targeted towards common running weaknesses. I also recommend you order a pack of resistance bands on Amazon, like these (just picked a random set of exercise bands, shop as you please, but those are cheap and look fine). You'll really be able to be sure you're strengthening the right muscles when you use those bands, and you can elevate your exercises to the next level. Bands are GREAT tools, and it's awesome how simple and cheap they are!

u/BabyBlackBear · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Here's a list of all the home workout equipment I've purchased on Amazon :)

Stretch Bands for Dancers and...

Elite Sportz Exercise Sliders are...

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop...

Mini Exercise Ball - 9 Inch Small...

Yes4All Agility Ladder – Speed...

A stretch band, sliders, mini bands, a pilates ball, and an agility ladder. I also have cute workout clothes, a bluetooth speaker, a mat, pilates socks, handstand canes, yoga blocks, handstand blocks, a yoga wheel, a pullup bar, a headstand bench, a kettlebell (r/kettlebell for recommendations), 5 and 10lbs dumbbells, long/stretchy bands like therabands, a bosu ball, a jump rope, boxing gloves, focus mitts, a stopwatch, a swiss ball, and a pullup band.

Also not included are the kegel balls I bought on Amazon but I didn't know if you were counting pelvic floor workout equipment lol. Wow I think my house is actually a gym lmao. I'm actually a personal trainer lol.

u/rocketspeed14 · 5 pointsr/P90X

My wife and I got these after my old bands from Gear Fitness snapped during Chest and Back (the bands were a few years old). We only use them for pullups currently as we are unable to do pullups to this point. These bands clip into the main bands so you can make your band go to 150 pounds of resistance.


u/marlowep · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sorry, sir, I assumed they were well-known.

Here they are

u/seandifer · 4 pointsr/discgolf
  • Pocket Knife
  • Flashlight/UV Flashlight
  • Cliff Bar
  • BioFreeze
  • Resistance Band (for stretching)
  • Biodegradable Toilet Paper (for those exotic courses)
u/mattjperri · 4 pointsr/P90X

I have had these for 2 years.

I should note that I only use them when on the road as I have weights at home. They are strong substitute for pull ups as far as bands go, because you can combine several bands to really increase tension. However, they are a pain in the butt to use as weight substitutes because there is only one pair of handles that must be disconnected and connected every time you want to change the resistance band. I'd recommend spending more on a set that has permanent handles on every band. It will save you time and hassle.

u/remembertosmilebot · 4 pointsr/nSuns

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u/KeithO · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Coincidentally I just started looking for some bands for travel.
Amazon didn't have many brands but these were well reviewed.

u/downanddoubt · 3 pointsr/homegym

It was a combo of amazon, walmart and craigslist.

  • Fitness Reality 810XLT power cage - $199 on walmart
  • Fitness Reality 1000 Bench - $105 on walmart
  • Iron Grip weights - $1 per lb on craigslist (got 45s, 35s, and 25s)
  • XMark rubber coated weights - $85 on amazon (got 10s, 5s, and 2.5s)
  • Generic Oly bar (allegedly 700lb, feels good) - $80 craigslist
  • CAP curl bar and dumbbell handles - $63 on walmart (These feel very cheap and will not last long- the bar is a little thin too)
  • CAP dumbbell set with stand - $150 on walmart (These look and feel great)
  • Barbell collars - $14 per set on amazon (these are awesome)
  • Schwinn 420 Elliptical - $125 on craigslist (score!)
  • HemingWeigh situp mat - $23 on amazon
  • Black Mountain Resistance Bands - $20 on amazon
  • WOSS strap trainers - $29 on amazon
  • Golds gym puzzle mats - $18 per pack x4 on walmart

    The only thing I would have done differently is buy horse stall mats instead of the floor tiles. These these are OK but they are too soft and I can tell they wont hold up long. I was in an online ordering mind set and tractor supply shipping is out of this world. Later I realized I could find a local feed supply place and go pick up the stall mats. There's a place a few miles from me that sells them for $55 each. Im going to keep the puzzle mats for a bit and replace them with stall mats later.
u/the_oogie_boogie_man · 3 pointsr/Fitness

If possible, spend the extra to invest in one that you can hang from the ceiling, and if you aren't that handy have someone install it for you. Depending what you're doing, the free standing ones can be good, but if it's to increase the strength of your punches, a real heavy bag is pretty much where it's at.

A trick I learned from my old Sifu (Master) for if you don't have a punching bag, get yourself some cheap exercise bands, and stand on the middle just like you would for doing curls with it. Get into your fight stance and shadow box away! It pulls down as well as back so you get lots of extra resistance, it adds a lot of speed/strength to punches.

u/broscientologist · 3 pointsr/crossfit

I just got these for Christmas. They are way sturdier and quality manufactured than i expected. And like $25

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart,...

u/jtiseo · 3 pointsr/P90X

I'm using Black Mountain Products. They are great and have great customer service. They also have a heavier band than the bodylastics.

u/EdiblesDidmeDirty · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/armchairingpro · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought these bands from Amazon that let you stick them through various parts of your closed door for lat pull downs, face pulls, leg kick backs, etc.

I also have some adjustable dumbbells I've semi-permanently borrowed from my brother. That really seems enough. I also have a pull up bar that when not being used to air dry laundry, is used for negatives as I'm not able to do real pull ups.

u/killswitchendave · 3 pointsr/P90X

I've done both. I started p90x in 2010 to lose weight to join the military. I started doing 4 push ups. 0 pull ups around 210 lbs. Followed the diet and workouts religiously. Got down to 170. Could bust out 50 push ups and 10 pull ups no problem. Loved p90x. Changed my life. Fast forward a few years. In the Marines, still in great shape although I added some belly fat (can still run 3 miles in around 20:00 minutes and do 20 pull ups) and got p90x3. Dropped from 200 lbs to 180. Much easier diet routine to follow and 30 minute workouts are fast and really effective. I got in even better shape. If I wanted more, I combined two workouts. Did an upper routine then lower, or weightlifting and cardio. (Doing 2 workouts is still only an hour) Tony talks a lot, sometimes I'd do 5 burpees in between sets. There is a lot you can do. Only complaint is no dedicated arm day. I felt like I got in better overall shape, but my arms were looking a little smaller than I liked. Today I dabble in it all, X,X3, traditional weightlifting, crossfit type stuff. Keeps me in great shape. Wouldn't be where I am fitness-wise without both programs. Now on to what you asked... I'd go X3. Easier to commit to 30 minutes and equally effective. Also, you can make needed adjustments for pull ups. If you have a pull up bar you can use resistance bands to assist you. You can use just bands as an alternative. Or you can use a pull up bar and a chair. (They advertise pull up assist device that is unnecessary. Regular bands will work for half the price). Bands I bought are off Amazon here...

Hope this helped. PM any questions.

u/Filet-Minion · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

TheraBand Professional Latex Resistance Bands For Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core Exercise, Physical Therapy, Lower Pilates, At-Home Workouts, and Rehab, Yellow & Red & Green, Beginner Set

u/SaveFerris211 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Well, pull ups are a great way to build upper body strength! My favorite yoga instructor has mentioned in the past that it doesn't matter if you can lift a weight bigger than your face, if you can barely lift your legs off the ground :)
Here is a link to the set I bought: (sorry for the ugly link, I'm on mobile) these are actually just bands, not loops, because I messed up when I ordered. Oops. But I just tied the ends together and it works fine. And they do stretch A LOT.
If you need additional help at first, loop two of the bands over the bar and hook one leg into each. A little cumbersome, but it works. (Easier to get into if you have a spotter / workout buddy, though.)
Of my $20 set, I did break one band (that was a day for Fail Friday indeed. It was embarrassing.) but they hold up surprisingly well with constant use. I used it for a long time before it broke.
Hope this helps!

u/btb103 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I'm looking to start doing more MobilityWod work and I need to purchase a/some band(s). He recommends bands from Rogue Fitness. I'm wondering if bands like this: would fit the bill? Or is the quality/type of bands from Rogue worth paying more?

u/enhanceables · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I was a former College Strength and Conditioning Coach and we really wanted to ensure we bought high quality bands that would last with heavy daily usage from our athletes. For the big movements like chest pressing, rowing or rotational work we opted for these-

And for injury prevention care we opted for these-

I hope that helps!

u/predvestnik · 3 pointsr/P90X

Just get these and take em wherever you go.

u/trytobenicerthistime · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/recordman94 · 3 pointsr/P90X

I'm using these to replace pull-ups. I have a set of weights, but I can't use something like this because my ceiling is too low (I'm doing P90X in the basement)

u/Rawrsilentdragon · 3 pointsr/solotravel

I literally asked this exact same question in one of the fitness subreddits a few months ago. The best answers I got was the body weight fitness that another commenter here mentioned and the best advice for me personally was to simply take a resistance band with me. I made sure I brought 2 different band types of different weight values. Neither were heavy or inconvenient to carry and it made all the difference for my several month trip. Here's the set I bought:

u/ibuprofiend · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have this set, which is similar to your first option but slightly more expensive. I think in my research I saw these recommended more often than the Black Mountain ones, so I paid a little extra for them.

I haven't really experienced any problems with them. I don't think they're as good as actual weights, but they cost like 1/4 as much, so I'm happy with my purchase.

u/ValarMorghulis69 · 3 pointsr/homegym

I've been a big fan of the Black Mountain bands. They have a few different packages on Amazon.

Black Mountain Products Ultimate Resistance Band Set with Starter Guide

I've had them for about 6 months now and they are still in good shape. I don't have a good set up for rows in my home gym so I used them alot of seated rows and for some core work. Pretty happy with then so far!

Let me know if you have any questions.

edit: typos :(

u/pumpasaurus · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The variety pack will be mostly bands far too thick and strong to be good for any of the most frequent uses.

WODFitters Stretch Resistance Pull Up Assist Band with eGuide, #1 Red- 10 to 35 Pounds (1/2 "4.5mm)

Get the lightest one (orange) for warmups and the lightest stuff, get the next lightest one (red) for Paloffs, face pulls, pull-aparts, arm isolation, etc. You want very low resistance for shoulders so you can do high reps without strain, and you want something that fights back a bit for the actual training work. The red can give a LOT of resistance if you choke up on it or put a lot of starting tension on it.

You don’t need specifically that brand, they’re fairly standard in resistance options and quality, and you can’t really go wrong bc it’s such a simple device.

u/GetZePopcorn · 3 pointsr/nSuns

Buy a light band like this:

Do three things with your band.

  1. Simulate your bench press movement with the band instead of a bar. Do A LOT of reps. I normally do one straight set with a band of 75 reps.

  2. Band pull-aparts

  3. Shoulder dislocations
u/taswind · 3 pointsr/migraine

> and she, somewhat condescendingly, said that what she does is too complicated and takes years of training, and is not something I could do at home.

Pardon language, but I call bullshit. (But I can't stand condescending doctors, personally...)

I've had about 10 weeks of PT for migraines and know someone else who has had PT for several months. The other person had said that, other than Botox, PT was the only other thing that worked to decrease migraine severity for her. For me, it felt like I was looser, but my migraines are so bloody variable that I have no idea if it actually did anything.

And we both had daily exercises to bring home between sessions.

One of these exercises was the tennis ball idea, as noted by Lillygrass. (The ball is supposed to go just below the occipital area (approximately where C1/C2 starts in this picture) -- with the 'gap' between the two balls being where your spine rests.)

Most of the rest required a foam roller (example of a foam roller) and a stretchy resistance band (example of resistance band).

According to the 2 PT doctors I saw (my friend and I went to different places, but her exercises seemed similar to mine), they were to strengthen the core and thus take pressure off the muscles in the back/neck. (YMMV, we might not have the same type of migraine.)

u/misstamilee · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I have these :) FIT Simplify

u/Buckaroo2 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought these to take with me to the gym for whenever I needed them and they get the job done:

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands with Instruction Guide, Carry Bag, EBook and Online Workout Videos, Set of 5

u/UniverseChamp · 3 pointsr/gainit

Here’s what I would recommend for starting home training balancing cost and utility. Obviously, if you afford all of it and have the space, just do that.

1-pullup bar or rings

2-resistance bands

3-dumbbells (shop for used, if possible, if space is tight try these)

4-adjustable bench (same, used benches go for as low as $30)

5-barbell set (time to start deadlifting)

6-power rack (don’t go cheap here)

u/Freefall132 · 3 pointsr/psychology

I’m sorry your suffering as well. It can often seem insurmountable but never give up! Believe in yourself and keep working to fix your body, it’s never too late !!!

This is for the back !

Here’s the first video for helping rounded shoulders. Face pulls !

I use the resistance bands for both of the first excercises in these videos. I actually stopped doing the second excercises in both videos although they probably help even more when done !

A more in-depth video on face pulls for helping rounded shoulders!

The resistance bands I used are here!

But this is the link for athlean x resistance bands !

u/Junigole · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a problem. I am OBSESSED with aerial arts. Here's yours truly doing some very basic tricks. I have never really trained or done anything to get in shape, so I have hit a wall and can't really spend more money on aerial lessons until I get myself a little more into shape. So, I am working really hard to get into shape, and I have a goal of being able to show off a bit by December.

These would REALLY enable my obsession, and probably get me back into lessons a month earlier.

Thanks for holding this very generous contest! You're awesome.

u/nmp12 · 2 pointsr/aspergers

Ok, I'm 5'9" and 160, and I've been at 175. Are you calling me fat? Because I've not once considered myself fat.

I've considered myself a little overweight at times, but never fat.

That brings us to step one for every problem I've encountered in life: be honest with yourself. Don't hype up your problems so you can give yourself a pity party-- that's some bullshit that depression, social anxiety, and a host of other mental conditions use to thrive in your mind. Dig through the bullshit within your head to come to the truth: yeah, you're probably overweight, but the only thing keeping you that way is you. Is that depressing? A little.

Know what's more depressing? Not doing anything about it. You are capable of changing your physical appearance, quite dramatically in fact.

Summer is coming up. Set a date once school is out. Buy a calendar now and get hyped for it. Circle that date with a big red marker. What is that date? It's the date you start a new daily routine.

Invest $30 in a set of workout bands ( the set I use ) off of amazon. I'd also suggest buying a pull up bar, as bands are annoying for those kinds of exercises. Get yourself a solid pair of athletic shorts, some protein powder, some creatine powder, and a whole shitton of powdered gatorade.

I advise you to buy this because I'm someone who needs a routine to accomplish anything, and having the proper equipment and supplements is like lubricant for my resistance to change routines.

Now that you have everything, you're going to acquire the P90X videos, plans, and diet guide PDFs. Yes, you know how to do this without money because the internet is magical, though if you have the cash to buy them go for it. You don't even need P90X, there are plenty of amazing workout routines. Insanity is another popular set of instructions.

I don't care what stigma you've attached to people who do P90X or Insanity or whatever else. If you're posting on this forum, imma assume you score on the AS. If you score on the AS, chances are you like your routines, as do a lot of other people. Video workouts-- in my experience-- are outrageously useful because it's a prepackaged, professionally planned routine that you can follow or strive for. Follow the diet, too, ESPECIALLY for the first three weeks-- after that you can add in a little wiggle room. If it helps, get your parents in on it. Chances are they'll be your cheerleaders and buy you a bunch of awesomely delicious, but still healthy food.

So now we have the date marked on the calendar, we have all of our equipment, and we have a routine ready to be followed. The hardest part is holding yourself to it.

Wake up every morning, get yourself a good, light breakfast, and hit the routine. Follow the diet as closely as you can, counting calories and changing the kinds of meals you eat. If you can't do the day's full workout (god knows I couldn't) don't get down on yourself. Instead, put that energy towards making sure you do better the next day, even if it's just one more pushup. Record your results. Once you break past the three week barrier, you'll find your routine on auto-mode. You'll wake up looking forward to completing the workout, and getting to that beautiful last stretch in the cool down where a bead of well deserved sweat trickles off your nose, and you hit the shower.

Take a picture of yourself every fucking day. Get a full length mirror, mark where your feet go on the floor, and rest your camera in the same position each time. If you need motivation after the first two weeks, scroll throw those pictures and you can literally watch your body change. After the first month, you'll have enough pictures to see how quickly the change happens. After two months, you'll look forward to taking that fucking picture and comparing it with the one last week.

After the summer is over and you've completed whatever routine you stuck with, you'll notice some things: you won't feel uncomfortable when people are physically close to you. Smiling becomes easier. Most importantly, when you stand up straight, you'll realize what a confidence boost it really is to hold yourself high. Your teeshirt won't be poking out from a belly, but with newly minted pecs and abs.

And at the end, when all is said and done, you will realize what a huge effort those "attractive people" go through to keep looking that way. You'll also realize what a huge social advantage it is to take the time and effort to invest in your personal appears. Go to Goodwill and buy yourself a couple casual button downs and some tight tee shirts and you'll have more than you can handle.

Once you understand "them," your hate will start to dissolve. Additionally, you'll probably be a stud. So there's that.

u/MCubb · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oooo check out this set of exercise resistance bands! You can use em anywhere and they've got a bunch of great reviews!

I don't think you have the willpower

u/Cool_Spot · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

I'm a proponent of flexible rubber tubing - for example, exercise bands or pull up bands - very, very stingy, and they won't break the skin. Pretty colors, and you won't break them. Also, they multitask! Nothing more fun than some flagellation after a workout...especially a forced workout.

u/rowinit · 2 pointsr/Rowing

Agreed on the biking, swimming, and running for cardio (do be careful with running though, it's the one cardio activity I've ever gotten injured from).

Also though I'd throw in a good number of circuits to improve strength. Even without a gym there are TONS of bodyweight workouts you can do that will utterly kill you (jumpies, 8-counts, all sorts of ab exercises, pullups if you can find a place to hang from, pushups, and all sorts of variations/combinations of those). Google bodyweight workouts to find some, or if you have a bit of money you can buy some bands for resistance workouts.

edit: and by kill you I mean in a good way. In that you'll be exhausted afterward and get in great shape.

u/EvilMrMe · 2 pointsr/Trucking

I have resistance bands in my truck. Most vehicles have plenty of places you can attach them to. You can even set them up inside the tractor like attaching them to the seats for a light one arm at a time upper body work out. Way better than kettle bells or dumb bells.

u/howiegroove · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Here are a couple products that look good and have good reviews. I have had friends use these when they go out of town for business. The deal is, you can combine the bands to get more resistance. So you would hold a red AND yellow at the same time and its much more difficult to lift. You can literally do just about every excersize with these. Squats, deadlifts, bench press, curl, back exercises, just about anything. Of course, nothing beats old fashioned iron, but this will get you going.

Other than these, try to get in cardio in some way. The best way to get in cardio in a short amount of time. HIIT is great. 20-25 minutes is the equivalent of 60 minutes of regular training.

Here is an excerpt from (which I posted the link to the article below as well...

Minutes 1-4 (Warm-Up)
Jog at about 50% effort
Minute 5 (Workout Interval 1)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minute 6 (Workout Interval 2)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minute 7 (Workout Interval 3)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minute 8 (Workout Interval 4)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minutes 9-12 (Cool-Down)
Jog at about 50% effort
After every two workout sessions, one can increase the number of "workout" intervals they do each time up until about 10 total "workout" intervals. This will allow for a steady progression of fitness levels, and help one realize the full potential and results of interval training.

> While it's definitely possible to perform this training using a variety of methods like with a Stairmaster, bike, or treadmill, it's more beneficial to apply a simple unassisted running technique. Because sprinting causes a greater peak in oxygen consumption, it is most ideal for HIIT workouts.

> It's been shown that the closer one gets to their maximum oxygen intake (or VO2max) while exercising dictates how much fat will be used for energy afterward. So the use of sprints conforms best to our goal of losing adipose tissue.

> However, the option of sprinting is not always convenient for those who want to reduce the stress on their joints. For such individuals, a bike or elliptical machine may be the perfect solution. These types of machines might also want to be used once in a while just to provide a different stimulus for the body, and to prevent adaptation and plateaus. But for the most part, it's highly recommended to stick with the alternation of sprinting and jogging for HIIT.

> For those who have progressed through the previous workout that was outlined and are still seeking new challenges, the following HIIT workout might do the trick. It's certainly not easy and might be the closest to being "the best" one can do for a HIIT workout in terms of intensity.

Minutes 1-4 (Warm-Up)
Jog at about 50% effort
Minute 5 First-Half (Workout Interval 1)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 5 Last-Half (Workout Interval 2)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 6 First-Half (Workout Interval 3)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 6 Last-Half (Workout Interval 4)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 7 First-Half (Workout Interval 5)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 7 Last-Half (Workout Interval 6)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 8 First-Half (Workout Interval 7)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 8 Last-Half (Workout Interval 8)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minutes 9-12 (Cool-Down)
Jog at about 50% effort
Using these 12 minutes as planned, for 3 times a week, will no doubt have anyone reaping the benefits of new leanness and more within 8 weeks. To help stay on track for the duration of the program it is be best to monitor heart rate during exercise in order to ensure that the desired intensity levels are reached.*

u/Quanteriffic · 2 pointsr/StrongCurves

I would use resistance bands. Either loops, or the kind with handles, you can attach them to a door and it's just like cable weights. I have this set and I love it.

You could easy do substitutes for all of those exercises with these. For extra weight, double or triple up the bands. Watch that little video on the Amazon page, they show how to use them.

u/Toast- · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

These are the bands I use, I believe they are the same ones recommended by Ido and/or Antranik. I have no complaints about them whatsoever, they're great.

Otherwise yeah bands alone can do full body, it just might not be optimal. If you have any questions on specific exercises or ways to adapt certain movements we could help out with that.

u/FrauKoko · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

I've had these since 2015 and they are still in good shape.

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Carrying Case

u/Coffinspire15 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

I've been working out at home for 6 months now with, IMO, significant improvements. I'll mention that my goal is to gain muscle, not lose weight, but you should still be able to take away something from my advice. I get a lot of my cardio from the youtube channel fitness blenders. They are super nice, easy to follow, and they have a ton of videos. I owe my budding ab definition to their videos. Secondly, I use resistance bands for all sorts of different exercises. I bought these specific ones for $25 and they're still going strong. You can double them up for added resistance as you progress. Lastly, I wound up buying adjustable dumbbells recently. They are costly, but are compact and I can change the weight in a flash. These may not be needed right away. I personally waited to get this 5 months in to make sure I was persistent with working out, so I didn't waste the money. I hope some of this helps! Good luck!

u/IllConceivedIdeas · 2 pointsr/keto

I've found that these things have been really useful for me, because I also don't really have time to get to the gym. If you get a feel for them there's a fair bit you can do with them and you can just slap em on a door near a tv or monitor and do stuff while you watch a movie/tv/anime whatever. They're terrible for a lot of leg and core stuff sadly, but if you're overweight leg stuff is not a huge issue. (this in't a referral link I also do not make money from this)

u/metalgamer · 2 pointsr/P90X

These are the ones I got. I usually use the top weights for most things. A little less for triceps. For pull-ups I double up several bands to get as much weight as possible. For pull-ups leaning is key so that your arms are at the same angle as a real pull-up. My one complaint with them is that they don't come with another handle it would be helpful to have two sets to not switch out every time.

u/Steveesmuyguapo · 2 pointsr/kettlebell

try some heat, epson salt may help and then try some mobility.

These things are pretty good for building some stability in the shoulders and getting a good stretch. They are a lot cheaper than then Crossover symmetry and does the same thing.

Just be careful smashing a beat up muscle to much.

u/NotSurprised999 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have this set I got from Amazon and no complaints . The straps are nice and let you use the bands on a closed door. You can find tons of resistance band exercises on YouTube.

u/Yst · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

> Some sort of trick to get them to put on restraints in a believable way. "It's a strength-test" or something.

The obvious choice would seem to be resistance bands, which are sold both as a fitness item and a bondage toy. They usually come with ankle and wrist straps (usually, when they're being sold for isometric exercises; always, when they're being sold as a sex toy).

Love the scenario, by the way. Admittedly cliché, in gay porn terms, but the classics become cliché because they're so much loved, after all.

u/somewhereoneday · 2 pointsr/PelvicFloor

Coffee tends to be a problem for many men experiencing chronic pelvic pain or non bacterial prostatitis, coffee in general makes people pee more and for people with pelvic pain, the nerves to the bladder are already irritated creating urinary frequency. It's up to you if you feel like coffee doesn't make much of a difference then you can probably keep it. These are the bands, or you want something like them, you don't have to buy these exact ones if shipping takes forever. You don't want straps. You want the cable, to hook around your thigh and groin muscles and let the tension work. You might have to attach 2-3 bands to get more tension to the adductor muscles. To learn more about how you can use the bands, on Instagram find Donnie Thompson, & David Weck. Donnie Thompson uses real heavy duty straps to decompress his back. David Weck uses a a metal ring to address the muscles. But the straps like this are perfect for the adductors and opening up the front of the hips.

u/Whatshouldibecalled · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Might be relevant might be not, but i would recommend adding a bit to the equipment section aswell.

-Recommendations for foam rollers/lacross balls

-A few rings recommendations for diffrent needs (cheap, roof mounted etc) Also the ring recommendation site is not working (at least for me). Here you can also add something about pull up bars (door mounted, wall mounted etc)

-Things such as bands (i dont know if they have another name but search thera bands) Imo i would recommend something like [this] (

-Maybe a few recommendations on powertowers and you can also add how to build your own in that section (although i know its in the sidebar)

-Jump rope is really such a great tool to have for conditioning and i would recommend it.

However these are just suggestions so you don't have to follow up on them and are just my opinions so any criticism is welcome

u/capgunfunk · 2 pointsr/Fitness

That could be true, or it could be bro science. I don't honestly know.

Not always; you might have to spend some time hunting for it. I, personally, have had some hip/pelvic issues and some weaknesses in my glutes/hip flexors. This rehab routine (with [Theraband resistance bands] ( seems to slowly be doing the trick for me.

You might want to invest in a foam roller and do some dynamic warm ups before squatting. I don't know what your form looks like (it might not be as good as you think it is) or what you normally do in preparation for squatting so I can't give you too much in the way of targeted feedback.

Also, spend more time in the squat position whenever you can and try to sit less. Sitting tightens the hip flexors and makes for unhappy squatting.

u/mawarren88 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

These are what I use, and what was mentioned in the warm up video description I believe.

u/sd2001 · 2 pointsr/P90X

I've used bands for one purpose or another ever since 1996 and not only have I never had this happen to me, I've never heard of it. I'm sure that if you look hard enough, you'll find someone it's happened to, but the instances are few and far between - particularly if you use bands from a reputable company.

For the record, these days I like these. To my knowledge, you can't beat the price/quality ratio.

u/Jekyllhyde · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I use the Jungle Gym. I find it way better than TRX since it is two separate straps and can be adjusted to any height and width. I am also considering rings, but I can do all the dip type exercises with JG.

u/ongew · 2 pointsr/overcominggravity

Yeah, ok, Tacfit sounds good since your goals are: 1) to move better, 2) to support your parkour practice.

You're probably already past this point, but I'd like to mention that CC is not good for building strength. The progression requirements (e.g. 2x20 uneven pushups) are unnecessarily high. I would work with lower reps (5x5, and if possible, microload), which is probably my only regret doing CC.

Regarding how to combine it all, well, the bodyweight Tacfit programs involve a LOT of pushing. You might want to get 'Tacfit ROPE' and combine that with /u/Antranik's [bedsheet method] ( or the semi-portable jungle gym. When I did a modified version of Tacfit Warrior, I always substituted in Double Rows (Tabletop rows) for shoulder balance.

I think the best way to integrate it is to decide two things:

  1. 4 day wave or 7 day wave? 4 Day wave would be: No - Low - Med (OG) - High (Tacfit)

  2. If 7 Day wave, is Tacfit or gymnastic strength more important?

    If gymnastic strength, probably:
    No - Low - Med (OG) - No - Low - Med (OG) - High (Tacfit)

    If Tacfit, probably:
    No - Low - Med (Tacfit) - No - Low - Med (OG) - High (Tacfit)

    As you should expect, cocktailing the training programs will lead to slower progression in both.

    Why I changed over to purely OG was because strength takes a lot of time to develop (6-24 months?). Muscular endurance and cardio take less time (I think 2-4 months), so I decided to make space in my schedule for OG and if I ever need to build back my cardio again, I'll swap in a training cycle of Tacfit.
u/deadudea · 2 pointsr/homegym

I have Bodylastics. Started with this set a few years ago:

Stackable bands are nice, cheap alternative to cable machines (though not quite the same). All of the bands stacked in the initial kit provide a great deal of resistance, but you can also order bands separately. I just ordered an orange one as well.

u/Thebigtallguy · 2 pointsr/Athleanx

I bought these ones Bodylastics Stackable (12 Pcs) MAX Tension Resistance Bands Sets. This Leading Exercise Band System Includes 5 of Our Anti-Snap Exercise Tubes, Heavy Duty Components, and a Travel Bag. they are so much better than anything else I have handled. The handles are quality the clips are heavy duty and they have done everything I need. I bought the bigger set with extra handles and heavier bands so now I have some with me at work to

u/yapinjapin1 · 2 pointsr/P90X

I will also recommend the Bodylastic. I did a lot of research before I purchased any bands. These are the best bands on the market (from what I could tell.) They even come with a pamphlet about how to properly use them for a few certain exercises in p90x (since they know a large majority of sales are for that reason.) Also I will mirror the warranty mentioned below. I have not personally had to use it but from the reviews on Amazon the customer service seems to be top notch.

Bodylastic also has a few more options if you want heavier resistance. I would recommend buying them from Amazon though. Usually much cheaper and if you have a Prime account, they will be delivered in 2 days!

u/mtempissmith · 2 pointsr/Fitness

When I was in this position my doctor started me working out with a set of resistance bands. At first it was just simple stuff like arm pulls, and using one on my foot and flexing it but as I got stronger he developed a more comprehensive workout of therapy exercises for me to do with them. Most exercise resistance bands come in several weights/strengths and they will usually come with a set of exercises to do. But I later found and like this book. It's got a lot of the exercises my therapist used and I still find it very helpful.

These are the bands I like and use. FYI, I'm not affiliated with the company in any way. I've tried a few sets now and these are the ones I like that's all.

u/ElectricInfinity · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is what I have.

And these.

I bought them all in one set about 5 years ago. I love them. These are better than mine, mine don't have the weight identifiers on them.

u/onthejourney · 2 pointsr/Fitness

First thing that comes to mind is getting a pull up bar (especially one like the this one with multiple grips):

Between chin ups and multiple arm position pullups (and dips using a chair), you'll hit the majority of your upper body. You can even use your back pack to increase the weight.

Also, have you checked out the side bar at /r/bodyweightfitness ?

You can also get a resistance band set that would allow you to workout your chest standing up. Something like this: (very versatile and affordable).

I actually own both of those so feel free to ask me about them.

u/throwaway17061 · 2 pointsr/AskGaybrosOver30

if you decide to buy some---i went with bodyelastic brand. There's a lot of cheap ones out there but I think it's worth spending a bit of money.

u/tb87670 · 2 pointsr/TheRedPill

EDIT: I'm not trying to be a salesman. I spent enough money on bands to know what works best for me. Just sharing my experience so others don't have to buy mediocre bands they end up giving away or let slowly rot in a closet.

Bodylastics stopped selling their older lines on Amazon and now only sell their military themed "warrior edition" resistance band sets there. I find that interesting, seems like once they came out with the "warrior edition" everyone just stopped buying the plain ones.

EDIT 2: Those bands I linked above went out of stock, a new batch came in, and I made another order on July 5th and there were 17 left. Now it's out of stock a few days later and this time a notice saying they don't know when they will be in stock again. Here is link to Bodylastics own website where they still have them in stock for the same price:

Supposedly based on feedback by military and security personnel these new sets have natural 'camo-based colors' based on dark greens and various shades of brown/tan for the bands, the handles are black and OD green instead of blue and black, the carabiners and other metal hardware are coated black instead of being shiny raw stainless. Even comes in a camo bag. It seems to be mostly advertising but the colors do look much better to my eye than the older neon band color theme, the new bag is better than the old ones I have by a long shot and the new handles are textured whereas my old ones were a soft foam around an ABS cylinder.

You can save money and get the Black Mountain resistance bands, they are not as well made on the accessories and the bands don't have the good anti-snap Bodylastics copyrighted. Very few people have BM bands snap as long as you are sensible with them anyway and BM has much heavier 45-50lb bands available. After handling them both I'd say the Bodylastics is more for your money, the better handles, anchors, and the band barrier make it way better bang for your buck. If money is tight the BM bands will do in a pinch and are functional, I'd suggest anyone to spend $12 on a set of Bodylastics handles to use with your BM bands if you go that route.

For you working out on a ship you should be fine. Fits in a fairly small bag, not heavy, and you can get a good workout as long as you can get something like a ~5ftx5ft space near an anchor point. I've been in cramped conditions before. Actually can make it easier, lots of places to anchor the bands. The ankle straps I end up using as anchors occasionally, just wrap them around a solid leg of say a bunk bed or part of a metal storage rack. The larger Bodylastics set has a band barrier with it, those are $12 or so alone and that thing does it's job well. It allows you to wrap bands around rough stuff like timber posts or stand on them for curls and overhead presses without damaging the bands.

u/attimus080 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Resistance Bands They are cheap and will serve you well over a year. Maybe snag a pull up bar, yoga ball, and medicine ball.

u/Vaztes · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You want some thicker ones. These are generally used for weightlifting and such. The red one is a good start for shoulder prehab movements.

It doesn't need to be this brand, but this type of band is the best for your purpose.

u/Furystryker · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

nice! I'll definitely check them out. I was looking here: or elitefts bands because of amazon gift cards. Just sitting on it a bit to make sure they see usage, but I feel banded bench/DL would help improve my explosiveness.

u/kiwiiboii · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

I do a similar thing to this. I just bought a cheap one on Amazon.

Try it out. And try filming yourself up close and seeing if your form changes at all. It was so slight for me I couldn't tell when I filmed from normal range, but I noticed during my sets and when I filmed up close that my chest was sinking in and my shoulders were coming up too high.

u/mattricide · 2 pointsr/fatlogic

the resistance band sets usually have little diagrams and instructions. you may also want to look into a variety that provides like a door hook which opens up the potential exercises even more.

you can just google resistance band exercises and you'll get a bunch of useful results.

i have these. my situation is a little different as i have a home gym set up to do barbell movements and dumbbells. i use the bands and a handle i made from the rope i had in a noose from back when i was planning to kill myself (sadly, its no longer long enough but oh well) to do face pulls by attaching the bands to the barbell when its on the squat rack. i use a similar set up for tricep push downs and a sort-of cable curl. they're amazing for band flys to hit rear delts as well.

u/aeb949 · 2 pointsr/PregnancyAfterLoss

I love youtube workouts (although, I've been a total lump for the last 3 weeks). For when you're feeling low energy, I recommend:


  1. Fitness Blender. They have a huge range of workouts at different levels of intensity. I did their barre workout the other day--I found this workout really easy pre-pregnancy, but it was actually pretty challenging for me at 9 weeks pregnant...
  2. Yoga with Adriene. Good range of easy-to-moderate yoga routines. I always feel relaxed when I do these.
  3. Pilates. I haven't fully explored youtube's pilates offerings, but I've found a few videos I like. I linked to one of them here.
  4. Resistance Band workouts. I lifted heavy prior to getting pregnant, but I don't plan to continue with that during the pregnancy (although, from what I understand, if you're used to it, it's perfectly safe--I just feel better not doing it because I'm anxious). So, instead of heavy lifting, I plan to get in my resistance training with resistance band exercises. Nicole Perry on youtube has some good workouts using resistance bands.


    For those who want more of a challenge, I highly recommend Melissa Bender. I *love* her workouts, but they've been too high intensity for me during my first trimester. I hope to get back on the wagon if I'm feeling better in a couple months. She was pregnant a couple years ago and has a bunch of her pregnancy workouts compiled in a playlist, so I plan to start with those: Melissa Bender Pregnancy Workouts Playlist


    *Obviously, some of the above workouts will have to be modified if you're too far along to be lying on your back, belly, etc.


    Edited to add: Melissa Bender also has a couple standing core workouts (i.e., creative core exercises that don't involve lying on your back!).
u/otarono · 2 pointsr/poledancing

Yes! They are cheaper on amazon though. I'm using them for flexibility training

These are what i purchased.

This is what I'm going to be picking up for extra resistance. They have a resistance chart if you swipe the image.

Edit: link.

u/honey-dews · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I got mine from Amazon. It's kinda like this. I use it for leg workouts too

u/gimmeyurtots · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I love them. And very easy to start with light resistance and work your way up. I'll probably bring them with me to the beach at the end of the month and our winter vacation.

Hope the link works, I'm on mobile.
Best Resistance Loop Bands - Exercise Bands Set of 5 - Physical Therapy Bands - For Strength Training, Stretching and Home Fitness - Instructional Booklet , eBook and Online Videos

u/anonymousforever · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain

have you tried a recumbent bike? or what about one of those "pedal bike" sets that's basically pedals on a frame that you can set in front of a chair?
The latter is something that you could set however you find comfortable, or could use as a "handbike" alternatively - meaning you could hold the pedals with your hands with the thing sitting on a table and "pedal" it with your upper body.

What about therabands? you can purchase those online as well, and loop around a doorknob, pillar, etc for a tie point, or make a loop and do various exercises where you need a loop of elastic for resistance.

You can also use soup cans, a small bag of rice, and things like that for light weights to do exercises with. You'll of course want to make sure you medically can do so, but there are a lot of decent youtube videos done by physical therapists with exercises for different issues like sciatica etc, for various stretches etc. make sure a doctor says you can do these, or you've been through therapy and know that you can do them, you can hurt yourself without being sure you are physically okay do do the exercises

you can try /r/loseit for weight loss ideas... but the only thing I can say is that calories input have to drop for weight loss to work. I've kept 40lbs off... but it's a fight. I backslide a few pounds from time to time... but fight to get rid of them again....I try to aim for 1500 calories a day... and I'm realistic....I'm not going to be able to completely avoid junk food, so I don't... I aim to be honest with myself that I want it, and just count it towards that limit... and to not give up trying to limit the junk to small amounts!

If you want someone to just chat with for encouragement, you're welcome to message me. I'm still fighting with the scale too!

u/pita4912 · 2 pointsr/Libertarian

Here, you’re going to need these. Don’t want you to hurt yourself with that big of a stretch.

u/thehomeeconomist · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought this set from Amazon, and I am very happy with them.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop

u/wet_socks_ · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Squats for sure. There are tons of variations. I highly recommend picking up a set of resistance bands. They are super cheap:

With these you can do a ton of different workouts at home.

Lunges will work as well but will incorporate more glute work. Not a bad thing but not exactly what you asked for.

u/distance_33 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These are what I use for my prehab on the days I press. Pretty cost efficient if you aren't happy with yours.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise 5 Bands with Instructional Booklet ,Carry Bag, eBook and Online Videos

u/Average_Giant · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Any advice for resistance bands off Amazon? Like these

u/Mobidad · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Do they have them at your gym so you can try them out? I would just get the bands that are like strips of rubber.

You don't need handles for shoulder warm ups. And this way you can stack them, use two at a time for more resistance.

u/jephthai · 2 pointsr/bjj

Bosu -- you can get them inexpensively at stores like Academy. I have the "mini" size one. I use it for several things: (1) using interval timer, stand on one foot on the bosu for 3 1-minute sets for each leg, (2) when you get good at that, do one-leg squats on the bosu, (3) flip it over (flat side up) and do normal squats while holding extra weight as needed. You'll find that you'll wiggle all over the place, and maybe fall off sometimes, until you get good. Just standing one-legged on the bosu will strengthen your foot, ankle, calves, knees, and hip, and especially in all the little micro-adjustment places that you need for stability.

You can do the same thing with a sissel.

Rubber bands: put band around your ankles and do side-shuffles and walk forward/backwards (move like a speed skater). Put them around your knees and do clamshells. Anchor a band in a door, stand on one foot, holding the free end of the band at arm's length and rotate your upper body against the tension of the band. Think wood chop exercise but standing on one foot so you put some beneficial torque on the knee and test its stability.

Movement exercises: sit on the floor (I have smooth wood floors) like you're in open guard, stretch your feet out in front of you, anchor your heels, and pull yourself forward; think like a butt-scoot, but using nothing but your glutes, hams, and calves. A bunch of normal calisthenics that work the leg chain (leg lifts, scissors, crazy legs, etc.). Lots of normal BJJ warmups are probably really good stability workouts.

Stretching: every leg stretch you can find. I found this book from the flexibility subreddit, and it's been amazing.

I'm really not sure where to find this stuff all put together, it's what I learned from my PT guys. I do this stuff about three times a week. Bosu every time, the other exercises I kind of mix in so I get to all of them once or twice a week.

Protection: I do wear knee braces, with the little silicone donuts in them. It helps a lot with impacts. Also keeps you thinking about knees and being careful and healthy.

u/tdnewmas · 2 pointsr/running

I bought this set for <$10 off amazon but only use the black one, since it's the highest resistance one. I'm a hairy legged dude, so I now trim my legs to prevent the band from messing with my hair. The bands don't rub my skin too terribly so it works out.

And I only do side leg raises (standing or laying down, doesn't matter too much), clam shells, and monster walks forward and backward. There's more exercises, but these were all I did and they worked out for me.

u/adric10 · 2 pointsr/running

Ehh. It's slow going. I took a couple of months rest and did PT, then got tied up with work and let myself get out of shape. Started again a few weeks ago and am still building back up with walk/jog sessions and some cross training (stationary bike, incline walking on the treadmill, elliptical)... but on my last walk/jog session, the IT band started getting angry again and I had to cut it short. GRR. Will continue to get back on the rehab train, though.

I just ordered these bands for NEXT LEVEL CLAMSHELLS. WOOO! :)

u/carolyn_mae · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I recently did 11 days in Japan. I bought a resistance band set and used youtube videos. Fitness Blender in particular has great 30 minute HIIT workouts you can do in your hotel room.

u/daITCHyouCANTscratch · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Shenaniganz08 · 2 pointsr/medicine

>Also that a lot of residents do work out while in the call room

Yeah we did that too. We would do push up challenges and we had a set of resistance band. You can get a set for like 20 bucks.

u/DevilBomb76 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I can recommend this one -

Comes with a 5th band too.
Also comes with handles, but I don't use those.
Had them almost 2yrs without issue other than the black band fading from black to dirty yellow.

u/timthewizard48 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Those tubular ones will break easily. I've never had good luck with them. I have a set of these and they have held up well:

u/Jamieson22 · 2 pointsr/homegym

If you want your feet to firmly touch the ground, bench height will matter. Many adjustable benches are taller than standard. 17" to top of pad seems to be the standard, so look for something that height or lower. This one is recommended a lot and is 17.5" but out of stock:

I have these bands in my Amazon cart for when I decide if I want bands. This is based on seeing them recommended several times:

u/pianoaddict772 · 2 pointsr/loseit

looped resistance bands

Tube resistance bands

These are the exact ones I have

u/jacocb03 · 2 pointsr/homegym

I have been watching other people post their gym spaces and others looking for advice on what to buy and thought I would share mine. FYI - I have to leave the majority of the space open for my wife to do Barre and other body weight workouts.

I have a Titan heavy equipment list:

Titan X3 squat stand with spotter arms (also have 2 pairs of the sandwich j-cups

Titan X3 half rack conversion with pipes (for potential future use)

Titan X3 jhook style plate holders

Titan v2 hefty bench

Titan weight tree

Titan bumpers (4x45, 4x25, 4x15)

Christian Fitness Factory rubber coated iron (4x10, 4x5 and 2x2.5)

Christian Fitness Factory micro plate set

Rogue B&R 2.0 bar

Titan mini bar jack

Ironlab barbell collars

3/4 inch plywood sheet for squats, OHP and deadlifts

3/4 stall mats in 2'x2' pieces to use as a mobile platform with plywood

A variety of mobility equipment (Triggerpoint core roller, the Orb ball, band set by UPOWEX)

Sleeves and wrist wraps by Stoic

Adipower squat shoes

Cap kettlebells (25, 35 and 45) from Walmart for less than $1 a pound


u/al_draco · 2 pointsr/homegym

$500 home gym challenge
Coming in under the wire here.

I optimized for someone just starting out, and tried to balance between strength, conditioning, and gymnastic tools. The goal is to be set up for a good while without getting bored.

I’m a female so I opted for the 15kg bar :) but hey, it’s my gym, after all. One could switch the kettlebell out for a heavier bar.

$149 squat rack with pull-up bar

$149 iheartsynergee s-2 15kg bar

$120 for 240 pounds of secondhand plates

$18 rings - hang from chin-up bar

$33 resistance bands set

$5 jump rope

$25 20# kettlebell


(Edit: list formatting)

No bench - a quality bench is at least $60, but it only buys you one exercise. Can do floor presses for a while.

Spent bit more money on the bar - will support #1500 so should last a while. The squat rack also allows for hanging rings or resistance bands from the bar to do pull-ups or ring exercises.

Enjoy! Thanks for the fun challenge.

Squat rack $149

$5 jump rope

$150 15 kg bar s2

Titan gym rings and straps

Titan kettlebell

Assistance bands $33

u/nippleduster3224 · 2 pointsr/TheRedPill

Buy a pack of resistance bands off amazon for like 30 bucks, you can do pretty much any exercise in any direction you can think of anywhere you want. Gyms aren't always accessible and its too easy to fall into the trap of not going to the gym, which is why most dudes get fat when they get older. I've been using these ones for a year and prefer them since the load starts off easy but gets insanely hard at peak contraction

u/Jonylve · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting
u/Spaceman4u · 1 pointr/Fitness

For just a month... there's no need to add any paperwork to your life.

I'd focus on cardio, doing HIIT cycles of bodyweight. Jump Rope and using [these] (

There are other gyms that allow 1 month memberships like Planet Fitness. Just notify them before the month is out that you're leaving.

I hope this helps.

u/j_e85 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Not a solution for right now, but for future traveling. These are great bands that can substitute a gym when you are on the go. Might not be as flashy or nice as a fully gym (obviously) but if you want to at least maintain, these will help tremendously.

u/Coltonamos · 1 pointr/Fitness

I find it hard to believe that you weigh that much and have low body fat and can't do one chin up.

P90x is a workout program by Beachbody and Tony Horton

Workout bands

u/adamantiumvibranium · 1 pointr/flexibility

I personally like the ones with handles

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band

u/CaveGiant · 1 pointr/P90X

Do p90x3 (30 minute workouts) with resistance bands.

u/ferrar1 · 1 pointr/P90X

I use the pull up bar which does hang from the door frame, however you can buy pull up bars which fit in between the door frame, hence aren't hanging from the top part, I personally haven't used these kinds before, but might be worth a try to get you started.
Or you can invest in some sort of power tower, however these may take up space you don't have.
But if you are fairly unfit/don't have much of a back, then resistant bands could work to get you started, these can just be jammed into a closed door.

u/decosting · 1 pointr/travel

I did p90x while travelling, using these.
Even if you're not doing that program, these are a great way to strength train on the go. Weigh just a couple of pounds, and take up about as much room as a toiletries bag.
I'm still travelling with them, and am running every other day, working out with these every other day. I like it to the point where I will probably keep that pattern going when the travels are through.

u/vagabondjames · 1 pointr/P90X

Like many others have mentioned, I'd also recommend the resistance bands. I used them for a while and found them convenient for travel. I've since loaned them out to a friend who now uses them. I believe these are the bands I purchased.

u/Kr1ggs · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm a fan of elastic bands, it got me to the point where people were complementing on my phisique already, I mean complete strangers on night clubs. They costed me 25€ and I did on my room while browsing reddit, now I hitted a plateau so started the gym, but elastic bands can get you really good gainz and can be done anywhere, even in your room.

I bought this one, but don't recommend the door ankle (this would be ideal), everything else is top notch:

Blog with idea for exercices:

u/pallo1234 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Oh that sucks! My gym has a velcro ankle wrap attachment (also good for cable kickbacks)... I think ankle attachments like that are cheap; maybe you could ask the manager to get one? Or maybe pick one up yourself and take it with you (if you think you'd get use out of it)? Resistance bands are a great substitute, imo - I have some for use at home for this and many, many other exercises. (I use them for donkey kicks, hip thrusts - for this I attach them to the feet of my bed, with shoulders on the bed.) For hip thrusts, in a month, I went through (this)[ and this (looping bands around twice for some things, and tying them), need a pullup band setup now. But I use the bands for a million things, they're worth the small investment, imo.

u/cyber_dildonics · 1 pointr/ChronicPain

these are fantastic. I use them at my computer when ever I feel like it for arms and legs.

u/Peckerwood17 · 1 pointr/Fitness

If I'm abroad for a long period of time I prefer to take these. Great for getting a pre-beach pump in without being that guy who travels with dumbbells.

u/benmeyer78 · 1 pointr/P90X

I use this one. It has an attachment that you close the door on and it works fantastic. As long as your door can latch close, loose hinges won't be a problem.

u/hugeffect · 1 pointr/climbing

I had the same issue but have strengthened my shoulder stability using [these] ( There's a door anchor in the bag so you don't have to DIY anything.

u/katzpe · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This resistance band set for the days when I can't make it to the gym or a pair of good walking shoes because I've been doing a lot of walking around the city lately with shoes that don't have much support and it hurts :(

u/shorthairtotallycare · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

That's a challenge, sorry I didn't address that. I just would strongly, strongly advise not rushing into some mad plyometrics or anything like that. I wish I could tell past me the same thing, it's so hard to heal after injury :/

I have IBS - I manage it with diet, but have seen that some use psyllium fiber supplements to help. If (like many here) you have IBS also, maybe that would assist with it? Because, psyllium fiber also apparently expands in the stomach. Which might cause some bloating but might also help you feel more full.

Can you get any protein into your carbs at all? Any protein would help with hunger. I sometimes have eggs with rice and a bit of soy sauce. Fried, but you could mix them in so they're less noticeable. Could do something similar with pasta. Greek yogurt? Cheese?

When I resistance bands, I use these bands. As well as bands like this, for squatting and hip hingeing movements, like this.

I had a ton of PT before I got into bands, and I really recommend it if you can find someone good. Having that guidance is helpful, especially if you have injuries.

For example, before I could really do a proper row, I had to understand how to engage my scapula, and do things like internal and external shoulder rotations. Before I could properly squat, I had to strengthen my quads and hamstrings in less challenging, more isolated movements.

Most people can get away just starting any program without that stuff, but prehab (and rehab, if applicable, as it always is for me) helps to activate stabilizers and is (imo) essential for people with hypermobility. One thing I've learned is that I just can't afford to do just any off the shelf program, without tailoring it to my needs and preparing for it. And being very careful about recovery, listening to my body.

I also found these videos from the EDNF helpful

u/CrunchyGum · 1 pointr/progresspics

Congrats!! I also could not afford weights, so I went with the alternative bands and they are AMAZING!

Even better is that I can bring them anywhere, even when I'm traveling for business or vacation.

u/skymelissaler · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Yes definitely they are. There are many resistance bands available in the market like:

  1. Black Mountain
  2. Rogue Fitness
  3. Booty Bands
  4. Walmart

    You should try one of these. They are the best in the market.
u/imperial_rectitude · 1 pointr/P90X

Do you have the capability of ripping the DVDs to video files? I did that and they take up 7 GB of hard drive space. Can you really not spare 7 gigs? Or maybe you're on a Chromebook or something. Either way, you can pick up a cheap USB thumb drive that will hold them. You can also play with the video quality during the rip to lower the overall file size. That should cover the videos themselves.

And get a set of bands, as others suggested. This is the set I take on the road. It's inexpensive and versatile.

u/zoomdaddy · 1 pointr/flexibility

I wish I could help more. I'm just now getting into flexibility myself. I do feel more qualified to speak about general fitness though. Are you able to order from amazon? I'll assume not(if you did you could order a set of these) but maybe you have access to something like bungee cords? You could attach them with solid anchors and use that for stretching and exercises. Either way, you can always lose weight (I know it's hard!) even without working out if you start counting calories.

My wife also tells me she's 108lb (3 lbs is apparently a big difference when you're 5'1") but she's also small framed. Just used her as an example that you can do it, shes 38 with three kids and she hasn't even started an exercise program yet. It's a long road but it's very possible! I'm rooting for you!

u/feedcookiez · 1 pointr/Fitness

I bought a set of those resistence bands about a year ago for when I travel and can't find a gym. They give a surprisingly good workout even for the most experienced lifters.

u/ghoulmaster · 1 pointr/P90X

I can't help much with 1 & 2 but I think the FAQ over at /r/fitness has some info on it

EDIT: Here is some info on macros and calories:

3) Jump right into it! some people repeat the first week so they can get accustomed to the workouts but I just kept going.

4) I workout in my dorm room for all of the workouts. I use these two products for everything:

I would have got a door hanging pullup bar but the doors at my college have no door frames so I wouldnt be able to use them!

Just stick with it! Flex your abs and arms while doing Kenpo X, do pushups every time during yoga (you will understand what I mean when you do it), do you best and forget the rest!

u/odd_affiliate_link · 1 pointr/loseit

I really like resistance bands; they easier to store and transport than weights. The workout is very different than free weights as well. There is a constant resistance as opposed to being able to use inertia to cheat and 'push' the weight up with a strong initial effort. It is kind of difficult to describe but you will know what I mean if you use them.

I used to have a cheap set that I got a wal-mart but the handles cracked and they got dry-rotted from sitting outside (back porch) in the sun. I picked up this set from Amazon and they have been going strong. So, don't get the cheap wal-mart ones and don't let them sit in the sun too long.

As far as routines, most sets come with a little card that tells you different exercises to try. Most any routine you can do with free weights can be done with these, and if you have a door mount, you can do pull-down exercises too.

u/Tashabird · 1 pointr/xxketo

I love these things. I throw them around my neck when I walk the dog and hook them on a tree or bench. Or, they come with an attachment that you can hook into any door.

u/be_mindful · 1 pointr/learnart

>do i have to buy one of those drafting tables with an angled surface so that i dont have to bend my neck?

short answer. yes.

you also need to stretch and exercise. learn exercises specific to artists, particularly hand and arm resistance exercises. every few hours i use something similar to this which is little more than a stretchy piece of plastic i loop around a door handle for resistance training.

also be sure to work out your thighs, butt (seriously), and back. back strengthening has a cascading effect. i do a few different kinds of push ups, floor stretches for my legs and ass, and yoga for overall mobility (and cause yoga rocks).

stretch before you sit down for a long haul as well, and stop at least once for a good hour long loosen up if you're working all day.

something else i do is if i am going somewhere local i take my bike instead of a car, or walk. running is good too.

so just exercise. it's something literally every single person has to do to stay healthy. so just learn about it and get crackin'. /r/fitness is a good resource, but it can be hard to sift through all the weight training stuff.

u/OrangeJuliusPage · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've had rotator cuff issues for years from running my right shoulder ragged throwing baseballs and benching like an idiot.

In recent months, I've used a resistance band at my gym to stretch a bit before benching or doing dips, and between sets. They are pretty cheap on Amazon.

If you go into YouTube, you can check out a bunch of shoulder and rotator cuff stretches that you can do with or without resistance bands.

For me, I've found using the resistance band and doing a broom stretch (which I guess by definition you could do with a broom handle like the guy in the video) as well as this stretch (which you could probably also do with a bath towel) have done wonders. The only difference is that in the second stretch, I'll have my hands about a foot apart and gently pull-up with the higher hand and pull down with the lower hand.

You may also wish to change up the angle you do the pushups, since, for example, the angle of the flat bench jacks me up in the rotator cuff, but I have no discomfort in incline. Maybe place your feat on a step or on your couch, and keep your hands on the ground.

This shit really worked for me, though, so check out the resistance bands at your gym, or drop the $10 for one.

u/youcanteatbullets · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I didn't actually get knee surgery, just a minor injury. Only hurts when I squat/kick, and it's pretty much healed up now.

Resistance band is basically a long rubber band. Pretty good bang for the buck as far as possible exercises go, basically one restrain one end (either with arm,feet,doorknob) and pull using either arm or leg. Variations an that theme get a couple different muscle groups.

I've been trying to exercise my pectorals with it, although I haven't been terribly disciplined. I'm not sure if I need to lose weight exactly, just need more muscle and less fat. Which is why I'm not sure if dieting is the right way to go, or what kind of exercise to do exactly.

u/Jackson3125 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I looked at those on amazon. The second review describes them as being extremely weak compared to the former product.

I realize a single Amazon reviews can be very misleading, but it scared me enough to want to come here and see if anyone knew of a really solid brand.

u/jacplindyy · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I've sprained both of my ankles unfortunately. One due to ice in the winter, the other because I had become too reliant on my good ankle and I rolled it when it was too fatigued. Two ankle injuries at the same time was no fun.

If physical therapy is an option, I definitely suggest it. If not, there are some exercises you can do at home that will help with stretching and building strength.

First, do the ABC's with your foot. Literally imagine yourself drawing the letters of the alphabet with your big toe, using your ankle to maneuver your foot and keeping the rest of your leg still. Make the letters as big as you can, so you actually feel your ankle working into areas that may be tight or sore. Do the letters lowercase, uppercase, backwards, whatever. It's really easy and you can do it sitting down while watching tv, sitting in class, at work, etc.

Another option is getting an exercise resistance band like [this](TheraBand Professional Latex Resistance Bands For Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core Exercise, Physical Therapy, Lower Pilates, At-Home Workouts, and Rehab, Yellow & Red & Green, Beginner Set and using it to doing exercises like this. This was like 80% of my physical therapy, along with heel stands and lunges. However, even though you can do this stuff at home, I still suggest physical therapy. It'll force you to keep up with the exercises and help you track your progress. It'll feel like you're not doing anything that's helping, but I promise you are. I didn't keep up with my exercises after my second ankle sprain, and I've noticed a sharp regression in both of my ankles, even though physical therapy helped me get one of ankles back to 99%.

u/Antranik · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

That's a good set or the aylio flat band set is good for the RR as well if you don't want something with handles.

u/whatrosasaid · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love this contest idea! I need to get my butt in shape. Help me get to a healthier me!

I've been eyeing these resistance bands. I took a pilates class in college and it was great. I've been crazy lazy since. Exercise wise. Life post college is hard. But I know these really increase the work you do with pilates, and would double as stress relief. Think of the butt pics I could take if I had a butt!

u/bwfmoron · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I use these bands. They are of varying resistance and quite long (not looped). I wrap them around my hands to alter the difficulty of the band work.

u/tigerselkie · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I bring these to the gym with me, and not that I've tried to do anything too crazy with them, but they seem to hold up reasonably well to cross-band walks and things like that.

u/bboyjkang · 1 pointr/leagueoflegends

Eccentric exercises, and a good heat pad.

Resistance Band

(I cut off the handles so that I can wrap them around my hand).

Squeeze ball

Heat pad

The rest is just using assistive technology to limit physical computer use.

E.g. speech recognition, contact-less controls, eye tracking.

Speech recognition

I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

Free speech recognition is also coming to Google Docs.

For dictation, I see Google dictation recognition recognize some of the most obscure terms that I try to throw at it.

I suppose that free speech recognition on the leading search engine, and without needing a powerful local processor = more users to submit their voice samples, and correction data.

Contact-less controls:

Touch+ (formerly known as the Haptix KickStarter) just started shipping, and you can turn any surface, including your keyboard, into a 3-D, virtual, multitouch surface.

Touch (on a virtual element, or the keyboard) can be faster than the mouse - Jump VNC Android app

Any time that you can use touch (on a virtual element, or the keyboard) instead of the mouse, you can work faster.

I sometimes use the Jump VNC Android app to make my Nexus 10 as the keyboard, and remote into my desktop computer.

Therefore, I have a tiny bit of experience with interacting with my desktop from a touch interface because of using a VNC program.

As you can imagine, interacting can be more difficult because the Nexus 10 screen size is relatively small, and I’m using touch to indirectly touch a desktop that has a non-touch UI.

However, when you are able to touch, it’s faster than using a mouse.

Eye tracking:

An external Eye Tribe eye-tracker costs $99, but smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and laptops already have built-in cameras.

If manufacturers make some small modifications, such as adding an upgraded sensor, enabling eye-tracking is supposed to only add $5 to the manufacturing costs.

E.g. Eye-tracking (for initial warping/teleporting of cursor, and large cursor movements) + game controller (for precise cursor movements, finishing with an accurate placement, and clicking

In the eye-tracking subreddit (, there’s a video of a redditor controlling the desktop, and surfing Reddit with an eye tracker and a game controller (

Eye gaze is for initial, instant, and possibly large cursor movements, and then the joystick of the controller overrides the gaze-control to offer an accurate selection of the target.

The controller buttons are for clicking.

E.g. Eye-tracking pointer motion teleport + mouse: eye-tracking for initial warping/teleporting of cursor, then use precision of mouse to finish selection – research paper on benefits of initially warping cursor

Similar to the game controller example, eye tracking can be used to initially teleport a mouse-controlled cursor near an intended target.

Once there, the mouse can override eye-control when precision is needed.

A paper called “Mouse and Keyboard Cursor Warping to Accelerate and Reduce the Effort of Routine HCI Input Tasks” evaluates how initially teleporting the cursor with eye tracking in other common human computer interaction can affect the interaction.

The authors have a video demonstration.

A segment of the video has a task that requires the user to click “click-me” buttons that are generated in random locations as fast as possible.

A competition pits a mouse vs. an eye tracker + mouse.

You can see the performance of the eye-tracking warping + mouse at 2:41 of the video:

“Mouse control + eye-tracking teleport” ends up being the clear winner.


It’s not “mouse + keyboard” vs. “eye tracker + keyboard”– it’s “mouse + eye-tracking teleport + keyboard” or “eye tracker + keyboard” – that is, eye-tracking is always there

Eye-tracking +keyboard: Eye-Tracking doesn’t have the precision of a mouse, but if an interface element and hit state is large enough, a “click-where-I’m-looking at” keyboard button will work.

Eye tracking two-step-selection process + keyboard : there are eye tracking features that allow an eye controlled cursor to snap, zoom, etc. to a smaller target element, or make smaller elements project into large elements.

Sometimes it’s a two-step process, so even if you have the ability to instantly teleport the cursor, “both-hands-on-keyboard + eye-tracking two-step process” may not be suitable in certain situations.

Eye tracking teleport + mouse and keyboard: However, whenever you need the mouse, eye-tracking will still be there to provide an initial cursor teleport.

Without eye-tracking: If you have both hands on the keyboard, you lose time switching one hand to the mouse, and bringing the hand back to the keyboard.

You’re usually choosing between both hands on the keyboard, or one hand on the mouse.

With eye-tracking: With eye tracking, it can be used either with both hands on the keyboard (click-what-I’m-looking-at keyboard button), or one on the mouse (initial cursor teleport, then use the mouse).

You never have to forgo something to use eye-tracking; it’s always ready to make normal computer interaction faster.

Playing Hearthstone with an eye tracker

Here’s a video that shows a person using an eye tracker to play Hearthstone.

All that he’s using is his eyes and 1 button.

>Tobii EyeX and EyeXMouse with Hearthstone


Autologous Tenocyte Injection - take tendon cells from healthy area, grow the tendon cells, and inject them into injured area

> A paper on using autologous tenocyte injection for the treatment of severe, chronic resistant lateral epicondylitis was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine on September 2013.
> A patellar tendon needle biopsy was performed under local anesthetic, and tendon cells were expanded by in vitro culture.

Tenocytes used for the injection were characterized by flow cytometry (sort and purify) and real-time polymerase chain reaction (amplify).

> Autologous tenocytes were injected into the site of tendinopathy identified at the origin of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon under ultrasound guidance on a single occasion.
> In this study, patients with chronic LE who had previously undergone an unsuccessful full course of nonoperative treatment showed significantly improved clinical function and structural repair at the origin of the common extensor tendon after ATI. (2)

Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers has tendinosis (chronic tendinitis) in knees - receives stem cell injections

Pau Gasol did a stem cell treatment for his patellar tendinosis.

>Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol underwent a procedure Thursday to address the tendinosis in both of his knees.

>The procedure, known as the FAST (Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue) technique, involves a probe being inserted into the knee that "directs ultrasonic energy to eliminate scar tissue without damaging healthy tissue," according to a team release.

>“Gasol also will receive stem cell injections next week and is expected to make a full recovery, the Lakers said.”.

>"It's more than tendinitis, it's tendinosis," Gasol said. "There's a degeneration of the tissue, and it's something that I've dealt with all year. So I'll have to do something to regenerate the tissue so I don't have to play with this pain.".

Allogenic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ALLO-ASC) - stem cells from fat

> As of November 2013, researchers at the Seoul National University Hospital will be looking to recruit participants into a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of allogenic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ALLO-ASC) in treatment of a tendon injury (symptom duration is over six months).

> ALLO-ASC will be administrated to the patients with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) by ultrasonographic guided injection. (1)

As I understand, this involves adult stem cells from fat.

Race horses, and iPSCs for horse tendon injuries

I think that they are experimenting, and have experimented with induced pluripotent stem cells with race horses. (3)

They get something called “bowed tendon”, which is their name for tendinosis.


  1. Seoul National University Hospital. Treatment of Tendon Injury Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells (ALLO-ASC). In: [Internet]. Last updated: November 22, 2013. Available from: NLM Identifier: NCT01856140.

  2. Wang, A.; Breidahl, W.; Mackie, K. E.; Lin, Z.; Qin, A.; Chen, J.; Zheng, M. H. (2013). "Autologous Tenocyte Injection for the Treatment of Severe, Chronic Resistant Lateral Epicondylitis: A Pilot Study". The American Journal of Sports Medicine 41 (12): 2925–2932. doi:10.1177/0363546513504285. ISSN 0363-5465.

  3. Marfe, G.; Rotta, G.; De Martino, L.; Tafani, M.; Fiorito, F.; Di Stefano, C.; Polettini, M.; Ranalli, M.; Russo, M.A.; Gambacurta, A. (2012). "A new clinical approach: Use of blood-derived stem cells (BDSCs) for superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in horses". Life Sciences 90 (21-22): 825–830. doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2012.03.004. ISSN 0024-3205.

u/gold_mine · 1 pointr/Fitness

Major delayed response here but yes I worked through the pain very gradually initially - as my shoulder are got stronger my pain decreased.

Resistance cable exercises I used:
side lateral raises (1-3 sets of 10)
front lateral raises (1-3 sets of 10)
seated shoulder press (1-3 sets of 10)
side external shoulder rotation (1-3 sets of 10)
side internal shoulder rotation (1-3 sets of 10)
pendulums (1-3 sets of 20, CW and CCW)

Cables I used:

u/PC__LOAD__LETTER · 1 pointr/Fitness

Resistance bands are awesome! They allow strength training without having to purchase heavy/bulky weights which are pretty much just a pain in the ass if you aren't going for your a personal gym in your home or something. I purchased this set and like them a lot:

u/CarlsbadCO · 1 pointr/veganfitness

The guy who started this company is vegan - get these and there are literally a jillion videos of every exercise imaginable on youtube..

u/anitamarlene · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Jungle Gym straps (like TRX, but cheaper) are on the top of my wish list. straps

u/Johnny_Lawless_Esq · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

That's exactly what I do. I have a wall-mount pull-up bar mounted on an earthquake beam in my garage that's about 9 feet off the ground, and I hang these from it. You can't do a false grip from them, and turned-out is a bit awkward, but they're rather more versatile than rings in other ways. I do ring pullups, rows, dips, and pushups from them.

u/flurpslurpmyturp · 1 pointr/Fitness

This suspension trainer. For sure your best bet as beginner.

u/CrivensAndShips · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I’ve had good luck with these: bodylastics from Amazon. You can purchase higher resistance, too. They’ve held up very well since 2017.

u/nankerjphelge · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just got one olympic barbell (7 foot), which covers me for bench, squats, deadlifts, barbell curls, and reverse barbell curls. The rest of the exercises are covered with the adjustable dumbbells, resistance bands and pullup bar. Oh, and I got an ab wheel ($5 on ebay). As far as the bands go, I got a set of bands that allows me to adjust the resistance, like this:

u/kjswiley · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

Exercise bands are the best bet for travel, if you get them make sure they have an attachment that can be used with a door as some kits do not have that piece, then you can work just about every muscle group in your body. They will come with several bands and you combine them to get various weight resistance. Never used the TRX stuff, but it looks like its completely suspension, where bands will provide resistance, not sure how much of a difference that makes, and you might find yourself somewhere that you cannot attach the TRX stuff, with the bands you stand on them, or use a door, etc.

This is the kit I think I have, but you can see the piece for the door, which is the foam circle attached to the strap:

u/lookalive07 · 1 pointr/P90X

Bodylastics are the bands I use and I love them.

u/Fall3n · 1 pointr/P90X

Bodylastics Bodylastics Stackable (12 Pcs) MAX Tension Resistance Bands Sets. This Leading Exercise Band System Includes 5 of Our Best Quality Anti-Snap Exercise Tubes, Heavy Duty Components, and a Travel Bag.

May be a little more expensive but you get what you pay for. I still use bands from the first set I bought 10 years ago. I’ve bought 3 sets over the years just to add to what I already have. Never had a snap or breakage. Customer service and support is great as well.

Id also recommend, specifically the Chiseled show. Great band focused workouts.

It sounds like I’m shilling, but these bands helped me turn my life around and I’m eternally grateful for it.

Edit: I didn’t realize this was the p90x sub my bad. Love p90x as well. German potato soup is excellent.

u/TwistInTh3Myth · 1 pointr/ketogains

Resistance band exercises are fantastic. I use them when I am traveling for work and can not access a gym. I use this brand which actually came with a booklet of various exercises you can do but there are a bunch of different ones and simple google-foo will yield a plethora of exercises to build a workout from.

u/steamed__hams · 1 pointr/Frugal

Not really what you're looking for, but this set of high tension resistance bands is a good deal for what you get. They are guaranteed for life and I think you can put on more bulk with these than you can with bodyweight exercises. I bought these for use when I'm on vacation and nowhere near a gym.

u/rolsskk · 1 pointr/P90X

This is what I have. It's inexpensive, versatile, and comes with everything you need and more to do band exercises in lieu of weights or a pullup bar.

u/Flight-of-Fancy · 1 pointr/poledancing

I just got this set a couple of months ago and I love them. There is a large variety of resistances plus several anchor options. I also bought this and the combo has really helped my stretching.

u/shortstack81 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

resistance bands.

all i need is a door.

goal eventually is to build a garage, and in there will be a gym and mancave.

u/j-juice · 1 pointr/Fitness

Resistance Bands. bodylastic has a great set of like 21 pcs and they are awesome. plus ofcourse your traditional bodyweight exercises.

u/NonNisiTe · 1 pointr/Fitness

I highly recommend getting Black Mountain Products Ultimate Resistance Bands Set with Starter Guide on Amazon. It costs about $45 with prime. Bands can be combined and can get you up to between 136-162 pounds (bands give a range of weight on amazon).

It allows you to do various workouts and has a door attachment. You can do presses and work your triceps overhead. It all comes in a small black bag that is easy to transport and store.

I am not affiliated with the company, I just really love this product. I have lost about 15lbs since January using these bands while doing P90x. Would have lost more but I had to stop halfway through to free time for exit exams coming up.

Also another great product is the Valeo Ab Wheel. While Abs are made in the kitchen, not through pure ab wheel will work you hard and strengthen your core... not that I recommend getting down on your knees in a hotel room... ick. I don't know if I could even do push ups in one... but I am a borderline germaphobe.

You could also get a jump rope.

Weight loss simply involves expending more calories than you take it. For exercise to be fruitful you need to balance out eating too.

Edit: Added links

u/gainzfarm · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you have spare cash you can get a resistance band set. You can do quite a few of the same exercises with them, though probably not as heavy.
[Here's one for example] (

u/spackattak · 1 pointr/ketogains

A couple years ago, a friend of mine picked up a set of resistance bands and suggested I do the same so we could work out together. I ended up getting this set off Amazon, I think they were the best/most reviewed at the time. I had no complaints about the quality, but to be honest, I only used them a couple times because our schedules didn't align and if I'm by myself I'd prefer the gym.

u/Hexariu · 1 pointr/keto

I cannot afford a gym membership either, so I got this:

It doesn't take much space and it is a good quality product.

u/cpm67 · 1 pointr/tacticalbarbell

These or something like these

WODFitters Stretch Resistance Pull Up Assist Band with eGuide, #1 Red- 10 to 35 Pounds (1/2 "4.5mm)

u/D5x1 · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you want to increase your reps and a pulley isn't available, score yourself some woodcutters. They help out a ton. I'd post a video on how to use them but I'm on mobile.

Woodcutters are on Amazon!!

u/Man_Pants · 1 pointr/Fitness

Do your pulling before your pushing. It makes pushing much less taxing on your shoulders i've found. So that means do your rows before you OHP and bench. Personally, I like to do pull ups or chin ups on my OHP day because the pulling and pressing are both on the same plane (vertical), but I don't think its necessary. I like these bands.

u/cydonian_knight · 1 pointr/nSuns

I bought the red band last year. The resistance is perfect for pull aparts and shoulder dislocations.

u/U_FUCKING_WOT_M8 · 1 pointr/bouldering

Maybe take this as an opportunity to work on your upper body strength. Pull-ups are the obvious exercise of choice, as well as resistance band backward rows (or even better with a cable if you have access to one a machine).

If pull-ups are difficult for you, start by maxing out on negatives until you can eventually do a full pull-up. There are lots of videos on YouTube with information on pull-ups.

Regarding resistance band exercises, buy a few resistance bands from eBay, they're very cheap. Just the red one and the black ones will do (the two with the least resistance).

These ones are the best from my experience

Loop them around a post an do some seated rows.

Core exercises are of course important too. Avood crunches and anything involving spinal flexion. Hanging leg raises, planks, exercise ball rollouts and (if you can), dead bugs are all good exercises.

Best of luck, hope the toe heals up soon!

u/gergh37 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'd look up resistance bands on Amazon and find some of the higher reviewed ones. There are several brands of bands that seem equally good. The trickier part is figuring out what level of resistance is right for you for the specific exercise you're using them for. Bands come in different levels of tension. I use a couple different bands by this company:

u/NastyNugs · 1 pointr/Fitness

Try some Exercise bands, such as THESE, attach it to a pull up bar, put one knee though (full hip extension) and cross your legs, and work your way down in resistance.

u/cdogrob · 1 pointr/PacificCrestTrail

Are you a male? Men's most underdeveloped muscles tend to be their lateral hips/core. But either way...

I would suggest getting a rubber band like this. ... I do these and my old pain from tearing ligaments, collegiate track & field overuse, pain, etc is gone.. wish I would of done these a long long time ago.

u/bwfrieds · 1 pointr/gainit

This one is thin and can be tied in a knot to make a loop of almost any size.

But cheaper ones can be found on , if you are willing to wait for delayed shipping.

u/Dimitri_the_Turtle · 1 pointr/funny

I've responded elsewhere in this thread but I feel the need to repost some Highly Recommended advice.

I'm 32. Constant pain has become a part of life.

A decade of ice hockey, lacrosse, and construction work caught up to me at 27. More than the sports, I miss the little things, like being able to jump down a whole flight of stairs. Now I go one step at a time and use the handrail.

If you have health insurance, see a physical therapist. A few sessions will teach you enough to be able to help yourself for the rest of your life. If you don't have insurance, look up some physical therapy stretches on youtube.

I stretch every morning with elastic resistance bands. They have been invaluable for stretching injured joints. You can get a set of 3 different resistances for $12 on amazon or at a sporting goods store. I still have back pain but my shoulders, knees, etc. are much less problematic now.

Edit: added link to resistance bands

u/gilbertao3 · 1 pointr/climbing

Try using resistance bands and stretching to strengthen your knee and hip. Doing static holds or maybe different lower body bodyweight exercises might help too.

u/embernadette · 1 pointr/StrongCurves

I have these bands that I really like. I use them outside of BB but I also use them to do a lateral band walk instead of the x-walk. I use them for stretching, for making regular unweighted squats more challenging, etc. I tend to collapse my knees in so having the extra resistence prompts me to push against the resistence instead of collapsing in.

I also use gloves often, but mine don't come above my wrist. I jsut prefer them because my hands get slippery or hurt from the barbels someties.

I also run but I personally don't carry a water bottle, but I know a lot of people use camelback backpacks! If you serach water backpack on amazon, you can see some similar things that are much cheaper. And I'm sure you could fit your keys in there too. For my keys, I have my house key on one of these, so I can easily remove it and just stick that in my shorts pocket.

u/tawa83 · 1 pointr/SexToys

How about pillow under her hips in the prone bone position…wand on the bed between her legs with you on top?

You could put one of those elastic exercise bands around the head of the wand and she can lie on it to keep it snug against her pussy.

u/BijouPyramidette · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Your whole body is a weight.

Squats and leg kick backs can be done with no additional weights, but you can also get a cheap set of resistance bands if you do want something extra. Something like this can help

u/secondarylaughs · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Both my gym and my physical therapy place use these! I use the blue one for hip thrusts and glute activations. I have these at home but they don't seem to have as much resistance as the others - I pretty much only use the black one for everything

u/kyriya · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Interesting gif. Well I want these. Don't really need it as I can just lift Baby K up and down to get a workout on. But, they'd be fun to have. Plus I could probably make a giant rubber band gun with them at some point.

u/how2dresswell · 1 pointr/AdvancedRunning
u/Pink_182 · 1 pointr/RedPillWomen

I would start a home workout system if you don't like the gyms near yoga mat, set of dumbells, and resistance bands should get you through any home workout to start.

I find 30 day fitness challenges on pinterest and try to complete 1-2 every month. I think having that whole month of things planned helps me. I also set up a reward for it. So this month I'm doing an abs and arms one. If I get 28/30 days done, I will go get a manicure.

I set more weekly rewards too. I love new workout clothes. I have a whole list of things I want. So I set a goal with a new tank or sports bra as the reward. Example for the upcoming week (i run my weeks Monday-Sunday, I know that is weird) I want to run 12 6-minute miles. Obviously not all at once, but over the course of the week. If I do it, then I will be getting this tank. This is a hard one, I've been trying to get it for a few months now, but trying keeps me heading out and motivated.

I would also say find an accountabilibuddy (south park reference anyone?) to try and help keep you motivated. That can be online (me if you want me pestering your inbox) or a RL friend.

u/J0llyGiraffe · 1 pointr/Fitness

I snagged these off Amazon a month or so ago.

Edit: Just saw that YTWL video and these are NOT ideal for that as they're incredibly short.

u/CatEyes1092 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I started with resistance tubes and bands from amazon, and noticed a massive difference in a year’s time. Make sure your tubes come with a door attachment since that makes it easier to mimic certain cable-machine moves. Also, I already had a pair of 10lb dumbbells and a 20lb kettlebell and used those for variety. Something you might consider.

Tube set:

Something that I did when my strength was progressing was double up on tubes for certain exercises.

Food for thought - if you want to get “toned”, even at 5’2”, 1,200 calories and less is usually not enough.

u/electriclobster · 1 pointr/running

I like these resistance bands. I'll take them to work, the park or wherever. You can double them up for more resistance or you can also use them in conjunction with a weight bar. I like these suspension/body weight bands too. There is a pull up bar at the park that I can hook them to. I've never used them at the house though.

u/ladafi · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

They are fantastic. You can get sets with different weight amounts. I'm an aerial dancer, so we use them a lot to build up our different muscle groups and warm up before throwing our entire body weight up and around a pole.

These are pretty good if you want to shell out the $20 for a whole set--and they come with door anchors and handles (instead of just tying knots in them, etc):

u/mikejonesab1 · 1 pointr/programmer

If you have to work 16 hours a day, then there is probably nothing you can do. But if you have a normal 8/9 hour workday most of the time, then you can do it!

Personally, I need to exercise first thing in the morning. Too many variables exist in the evening that prevents working out consistently.

I bought a basic stationary bike. Cheaper than an annual gym membership. It doesn't take up much space (I had mine in a 550 sq/ft apartment) and reduces the 10+ minutes it takes to go to a gym (one less barrier to exercising). You have no excuse not to find 30 minutes in your day for moderately intense biking. I watch my T.V. on the bike (efficient!).

If you want to add some basic resistance training, I do resistance bands. The same thing as the bike, you can do it at home and it takes up no space and costs way less than the gym.

Making the habit is key. Being able to work out at home and doing so first thing in the morning were the two changes I made that let me work out regularly with a 50 hour a week schedule while maintaining a balanced quality of life.

u/cthulhu-kitty · 1 pointr/keto

You might try resistance bands for home workouts. They can be found fairly inexpensively online, and there are tons of instructional videos on YouTube.

u/cleti · 1 pointr/weightroom

If you're just using them for pull aparts and warming up, these cheap ones will probably do you just fine.

u/lilelliot · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's an example poster. Most sets of bands come with handles and a door anchor. I bought this set for less than $40 recently.

u/randybowman · 1 pointr/homegym I got these about a year ago. I like them, comes with some handles too. The red one is showing some wear, but I use it the most.

u/SantoroMT · 1 pointr/homegym

two sets of these. doing X pulls, bilateral rows, extra resistance for DLs, all sorts of stuff

Edit: also, kettlebells from /u/kettlebellkings . I have three sets from them and I love every one

u/ScarlettErza · 1 pointr/poledancing

I bought these
as a rubberbanditz dupe. I couldn't justify the price of 92+ dollars for bands, and for me these replicate the purpose of those. Additionally, it came with some extras in the package as well. I'm relatively hard on my gym equipment and these hold up extremely well and for only being a fraction of the price.

u/VaderOnReddit · 1 pointr/Athleanx

Got these from amazon for 25$

They’re pretty great and durable, best thing is that the handles allow you to stack them.
You get 10,20,30,40 and 50lb bands by default.
So you can combine the 20 and 50 for 70, I haven’t tried combining three bands though.
Never needed that heavy haha

u/ryanalca · 1 pointr/Fitness

I’m currently in love with my home gym. I have an adjustable bench with dumbbells from 5-40 lbs., a 30 lb kettlebell and exercise bike. I mounted hanging grips and ab straps to a 2x12 on my ceiling for pull-ups, ab work and spinal decompression. And.. one of the coolest things I did was I installed a 2x6 on the wall from floor to ceiling. I put hooks with caribeeners every foot and bought two packs of resistance bands with tensions from 5-50 lbs. got it on amazon, along with extra grips. You can stack bands for more tension, ie 50 & a 30 and the possibilities are endless and it was cheap
UPOWEX Resistance Bands Set – Include 5 Stackable Exercise Bands with Carry Bag, Door Anchor Attachment, Legs Ankle Straps & Bonus eBook – 100% Life Time Guarantee (Resistance Band)

u/slippy0101 · 1 pointr/Posture

I have a bad lower back, not upper, but found that all those "lumbar support" items for office chairs actually made my back pain worse including making my upper back feel "stiff".


I know it's a different type of pain, but I found that using "pull up assist" bands to do squats and various back exercises helped my back pain more than anything else.


u/tnap4 · -4 pointsr/personalfinance

I sold my home gym and replaced it with this. Total replacement for your gym equipments. Got mine around 45$ awhile back I think. Don't be fooled, they have different tensions, check their other sets for even stronger resistance. Won't ever snap but if they ever do, they will replace it for you guaranteed free with a lifetime warranty. >4.5 stars Amazon rating.

And also maybe a pull-up bar. That's all you need.